History reenactment group returns Nov. 21 to Queen Creek


The 13th Annual American Heritage Festival take place Nov. 21 at Schnepf Farms, 24810 S. Rittenhouse Road in Queen Creek.

Billed as the largest and most diverse educational living history event to take place in the Southwest, this event celebrates the nation’s American heritage all the way from the Colonial era onward through the American Revolution, mountain men, pioneers, the Civil War, Westward Expansion and on through the 20th century, according to a press release.

Men, women and children will portray diverse historic roles. Craftsmen, musicians and actors as famous Americans such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are part of the educational fun. Battle reenactments of the Revolutionary War and Civil War add to the excitement as do parades, live historic music, a blacksmith and other craftsmen, historic speeches, an historic church service, living history demonstrations, an historic fashion show, food and shopping.

On Friday, Nov. 20, the American Heritage Festival is open to school groups only by advance arrangement.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, the American Heritage Festival is open to the general public with a wide range of creative, interactive and historic activities.

Admission for public days is $15 per person at the event though there are special advance rates through Oct. 31. Children ages 3 and under are admitted free and do not need a pass.

For more information, including ticket sales, visit the event website.

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