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The Fort Stephenson Bicentennial celebration will be a multi-level event with activities for a broad range of participants.

A battle re-enactment will take place at the original site of the fort, with American and British soldiers
and Native American warriors participating. There will be two presentations on Saturday and one on Sunday.
The re-enactors will constantly be on hand for demonstrations and presentations of arms.

American military history will be presented in a multi-media format, artifacts displays and video displays will running
throughout the length of the weekend. This will be located in the historical Flag Park, across the street from the fort site.
There will also be heritage tours to discover some of the other local historical events.

Period activities will be taking place in multiple locations, children's activities will be held at the Birchard Library,
which is also located at the original site, other activities will be taking place on the battle field between re-enactments.

There will be street vendors selling large varieties of foods and beverages to enjoy along with crafters, both modern and period,
as well as a host of crafters and period sutlers offering various wares

A beer tent will also be located near the festival site for those times when something stronger is desired.

There will be a grand parade on Saturday evening and the night will end with a spectacular fireworks display.



There are no more scheduled committee meetings.

Event Forms

Registration forms are no longer available, we are no longer accepting vendors.



Complete Schedule of Events on Page 2 of Printable Brochure

Next Committee Meeting
No further scheduled committee meetings  
Friday, August 2
Opening Ceremony  
5:00 pm
Grounds open  
5:00 pm
Strolling Ministrels  
5:00 pm
Entertainment Elks Entertainment Corner
5:00 pm
Entertainment - Rude Mood Elks Entertainment Corner
7:30 pm
Hoedown Dance  
7:30 pm
Heritage Lantern Tours  
9:00 pm
Saturday, August 3
Farmers Market Downtown
9 am - 1 pm
Tecumseh's Run Relay (Registration Form) TBA
9:00 am
Food & Craft Vendors  
9:00 am
Strolling Minstrels  
10 am - 6 pm
Entertainment - David Lester Heritage Stage
10:00 am
WaterSpider Drum
from Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation
 
10:00 am
Battle Reenactment  
11:00 am
Entertainment - David Lester Heritage Stage
12:00 pm
Entertainment - Smokin' Fez Monkeys Heritage Stage
1:00 pm
Children's Activities Birchard Public Library
1 - 5 pm
Battle Reenactment  
2:00 pm
Entertainment - Smokin' Fez Monkeys Heritage Stage
3:00 pm
Entertainment - Fiddlesix Heritage Stage
4:00 pm
Entertainment - The Millers Stringband Heritage Stage
5:00 pm
Parade (Registration Form) TBA
6:00 pm
Entertainment - Free Wild Elks Entertainment Corner
7 - 10 pm
Parade Award Ceremony TBA
8:30 pm
Heritage Lantern Tours  
9:00 pm
Fireworks Downtown
9:45 pm
Performing throughout the day at encampment stage locations
10:00am to 6:00pm

The Heritage Minstrels
Clockwork Clown
The Millers Stringband
Fiddlesix
Sunday, August 4
Eggs & Kegs Breakfast - provided by Elks Lodge Elks Upstairs Hall
8 - 11 am
Church Service  
9:00 am
Food & Craft Vendors  
10:00 am
Entertainment - The Millers Stringband Heritage Stage
10:00 am
Strolling Minstrels  
10 am - 5 pm
Entertainment - Robert Ford  
11:00 am
Entertainment - Anonymous Trio Heritage Stage
12:00 pm
Battle Reenactment  
1:00 pm
Entertainment - Anonymous Trio Heritage Stage
2:00 pm
Entertainment - Robert Ford  
3:00 pm
19th Century Festival Games TBA
3:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies  
4:00 pm
Performing throughout the day at encampment stage locations
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Heritage Minstrels
Clockwork Clown
The Millers Stringband
Robert Ford
Anonymous Trio

 



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