Bolton Heritage Farm Week to feature live battle reenactments
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Bolton - posted Wed., Aug. 10, 2011
Looking for something different to do with your family before summer comes to an end? How about witnessing a live battle between the British and American Allies? It’s all happening at Bolton Heritage Farm, at 266 Bolton Center Road, in Bolton.
As part of Bolton Heritage Farm’s first annual Heritage Farm Week, the Battle of the Rose Farm will take place on Saturday, Aug 27, and Sunday, Aug 28. More than 300 participating living historians will portray camps of the French, American, British and Spanish of the time, with 18th century crafts, demonstrations and lectures from historians. Each afternoon from 1:30 to 3 p.m., there will be a major tactical arms demonstration involving coordinated battle formations, musket fire, cannon fire and cavalry actions in authentic period correct attire. This is a rare opportunity for you and your family to witness living history. Bring your lawn chairs and have a seat to watch the battle between the British and the American Allies.
Other Heritage Farm Week events include a farmers’ market, antique tractor parade, hay rides, a town-wide genealogy tree, a beekeeping demo, an orienteering demo, 6-mile bike ride on the Rail Trail, radio-controlled aviation demo, the plein aire art show, the Bolton Women’s Club Membership Tea, a sunset tree hike, star-gazing, “The Farm Goes to the Dogs,” a Birds of Prey program, a scavenger hunt, a trip to the Wadsworth Atheneum, outdoor concerts and more. All events are free and open to the public.
For a complete schedule of events for Heritage Farm Week and a detailed description of events happening each day, visit the Town of Bolton’s website at http://bolton.govoffice.com or call the Selectmen’s Office at 860-649-8066, ext. 111. The schedule of events is also posted at Bolton Town Hall and Bentley Memorial Library.
IMPORTANT PARKING NOTE: Please note that due to limited space, parking is not permitted at Heritage Farm on Sunday, Aug. 21, Saturday, Aug. 27, or Sunday, Aug. 28. Parking will be available at Bolton Center School, 108 Notch Road, and shuttle buses will transport visitors to and from Heritage Farm. Handicapped parking will be permitted at Heritage Farm on these days. Parking will be available at Heritage Farm Monday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 25.