Northwest Colonial Festival offers historical reenactments through Sunday

AGNEW — The Northwest Colonial Festival offers historical reenactments of the beginning of the Revolutionary War through Sunday.

The annual festival is at George Washington Inn and Washington Lavender Farm, 965 Finn Hall Road.

Adult tickets are $15 at the gate for the entire weekend of the festival, which began Thursday. Seniors and active duty military will pay $10, teens pay $5, and children 3-11 are $2. Children 2 and younger will be admitted free.

A special limited “Dinner with the Founders” package is available for tonight that includes a special evening meal with the re-enactors. Tickets are $65 plus tax — $70.63.

Dozens of re-enactors will portray such historical figures as George and Martha Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Esther Reed.

Reenactments of the Battle of Lexington are at 11 a.m. each day. The Battle for Concord Bridge is reenacted at 3 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Both battles were crucial moments in sparking the Revolutionary War in April 1775.

The Northwest Colonial Festival — operated by the nonprofit George Washington Society — features presentations by the Washington State Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution and various historical and cultural experts on the period as well as musical performances.

For more information on the festival, download the program from www. colonialfestival.com, or pick one up at the event.

Information also can be found at facebook.com/ colonialfestival.

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