Revolutionary War reenactors stage a version of the 1775 Battle of Lexington Green on Saturday as part of the Northwest Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn and Lavender Farm near Agnew. The festival, which continues today, features a collection of almost 60 reenactors taking part in a pair of battles, the ride of Paul Revere and a colonial encampment, as well as educational presentations and demonstrations, all sponsored by the non-profit George Washington Society. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Revolutionary War reenactors stage a version of the 1775 Battle of Lexington Green on Saturday as part of the Northwest Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn and Lavender Farm near Agnew. The festival, which continues today, features a collection of almost 60 reenactors taking part in a pair of battles, the ride of Paul Revere and a colonial encampment, as well as educational presentations and demonstrations, all sponsored by the non-profit George Washington Society. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festival in Agnew recreates colonial America

The four-day fest continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the George Washington Inn at 939 Finn Hall Road.

AGNEW — Step back in time to the battles that launched the Revolutionary War at the Northwest Colonia Festival this weekend.

The four-day festival, which began Thursday, continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the George Washington Inn at 939 Finn Hall Road.

It commemorates watershed events in 1775, with some 60 reenactors presenting battles and history talks, as well as a rustic colonial village, a militia camp and a British military camp.

Paul Revere, played by Colton Crouch of Carlsborg, rides onto the grounds every day at 10:30 a.m., re-enacting the Midnight Ride.

The Skirmish at Lexington Green is re-enacted at 11:30 a.m., and the Battle for Concord Bridge is played out with a life-sized replica of the bridge at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per adult, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Family tickets are $25. Active-duty military tickets are $8 with valid military ID.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-colonialfesttickets.

Several groups have booths at the festival. They include the Second Connecticut Regiment of Militia , the Northwest Colonial Reenactors Association and the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution.

Organizers also added hay bale theaters facing the water and mountains. In five sessions, portrayers and re-enactors will talk about an array of topics such as clothing, weapons and historical figures of the period.

The History Bits will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Daily tea times include a full three-tiered service of period-inspired scones, sandwiches, fruit and desserts along with the inn’s signature tea.

The event is sponsored by the nonprofit state George Washington Society, a 501(c)(3).

For more information, visit www.colonialfestival.com or www.walavender.com.

Reenactors dressed as British redcoats fire upon American militiamen during a recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green during Saturday’s Northwest Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn near Agnew. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Reenactors dressed as British redcoats fire upon American militiamen during a recreation of the Battle of Lexington Green during Saturday’s Northwest Colonial Festival at the George Washington Inn near Agnew. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A killed colonial militaman portrayed by John McTernan of Kirkland lies on the ground as British soldiers salute King George III as part of a reenactment of the Battle of Lexington Green. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A killed colonial militaman portrayed by John McTernan of Kirkland lies on the ground as British soldiers salute King George III as part of a reenactment of the Battle of Lexington Green. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Paul Revere, portrayed by Colton Crouch of Carlsborg, rides the horse Reggie past militiaman Dave Rieve of Kent during a reenactment of Revere’s famous ride as part of the Northwest Colonial Festival near Agnew. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Paul Revere, portrayed by Colton Crouch of Carlsborg, rides the horse Reggie past militiaman Dave Rieve of Kent during a reenactment of Revere’s famous ride as part of the Northwest Colonial Festival near Agnew. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Roger Gary of Onalaska, taking on the role of Capt. McGary, gives a rable-rousing speech against British rule at Saturday’s Northwest Colonial Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Roger Gary of Onalaska, taking on the role of Capt. McGary, gives a rable-rousing speech against British rule at Saturday’s Northwest Colonial Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

British redcoat reenactor John Hess of Fairplay, Calif., stands guard at the gate to the George Washington Inn, the site of the Northwest Colonial Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

British redcoat reenactor John Hess of Fairplay, Calif., stands guard at the gate to the George Washington Inn, the site of the Northwest Colonial Festival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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