\ Spectators

 


8 - 9 June 2019
Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, MA

 


Information for Reenactors

 

Information for Spectators

 


Come watch the "Battle for Newbury" as the Colonial Forces battle with the British Regulars to determine our destiny as a nation. There will be colonial shopkeepers selling their wares, 18th century craftspeople demonstrating early trades, modern food vendors, and Ipswich Ale and 1634 Meadery purveying their locally crafted beer and mead. A great day for the whole family. Come join us for the history, for the education, and for the fun!

 

 

 

 

Add the “Battle for Newbury” to your 2019 calendar!

 


The "Escape from Boston" was held at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in 2017.

 

HOST UNITS

    Continental Line: The Acton Minutemen/Simon Hunt’s Co'y
    Crown Forces: His Majesty's Tenth Regiment of Foot, in America

 

LIST of PARTICIPATING UNITS

 

ADMISSION

    $8.00, adult non-members
    $5.00, children 5 - 12
    Free, children under 5
    Free for Historic New England members. Become a member

 

SCHEDULE (subject to revision)

Updated 16 May 2019

Saturday, June 8th

10:00 AM: Site opens to public

Throughout the day:

    *Regimental-Company Drills
    *Sutlers/Shopping
    *Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    *Ring Toss
    *Laundry Demonstrations
    *Camp Market
    *Colonial Surgeon Demonstration

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Flint and Steel Demo (how to start a fire)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Spinning Demonstration
10:30 - 11:00 AM: Cartridge Rolling for Kids
11:00 AM: 1764 Military Drill & Firing Demonstration
11:30 AM: Musket Drill for Kids with the British Forces
12:00 PM: Nooning

    *Food and drink vendors located near the farm house

12:00 PM: Camp Tours (meet guides by front door of farmhouse)
12:00 - 5:00 PM: What's on the Fire? 18th Century Cooking (both camps).
12:30 PM: "Hidden Newburyport", A historic talk with Alex Cain & Eric Getz
1:15 PM: Colonial Artillery Demonstration
1:45 PM: Army Formations for Battle Scenario
2:00 PM: Battle Scenario Begins
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Spinning Demonstration
3:30 PM: Last Man Standing (musket firing competition)
4:00 PM: Fife and Drum "Jam" Session
5:00 PM: Site closes to the public

Sunday, June 9th

10:00 AM: Site opens to public

Throughout the day:

    *Regimental-Company Drills
    *Sutlers/Shopping
    *Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    *Ring Toss
    *Laundry Demonstrations
    *Camp Market
    *Colonial Surgeon Demonstration

10:00 - 10:30 AM: Cartridge Rolling for Kids
10:00 - 11:30 AM: Spinning Demonstration
10:30 AM: 1764 Military Drill & Firing Demonstration
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Flint and Steel Demo (how to start a fire)
11:00 AM: Musket Drill for Kids with the Colonial Forces
11:00 AM: Camp Tours (meet guides by front door of farmhouse)
11:30 AM: "Hidden Newburyport", A historic talk with Alex Cain & Eric Getz
11:30 AM: Nooning

    *Food and drink vendors located near the farm house

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM: What's on the Fire? 18th Century Cooking (both camps).
12:15 PM: British Artillery Demonstration
12:45 PM: Army formation for Battle Scenario
1:00 PM: Battle Scenario Begins
3:00 PM: Site closes to the public

See you in June at the "Battle for Newbury"!