AUGUST 24, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Don't miss the Brigade of the American
Revolution mock battle at Cleveland Metroparks annual, free
FallFest: 18th Century Festival on Sunday, September 26
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadows Picnic Area in Brecksville
Reservation in Brecksville.
Visitors can try a variety of hands-on early settler life
skills, including: candle dipping, quilting, stenciling, quill pen
writing, two-man saw, dying wool with natural dyes, playing with
pioneer toys, wood block printing, and more.
Event-goers can also sample a variety of 18th century
traditional foods, such as fresh cider, freshly-churned butter,
popcorn, honey, and more.
And, from 1 to 5 p.m., learn about life in that
era's military through demonstrations performed by the Brigade of
the American Revolution. In this encampment, see the
18th century soldier parade at 1 p.m., followed at 3
p.m. with the role of the 18th century women and their
clothing, and camp tours and cooking demonstrations will be held
all day. Plus, "The Redcoats" will battle the
Americans in a 1777 mock battle at 4 p.m. Discover how the
American forces used different tactics to turn back Crown
Live music and entertainment from the Mud in Yer Eye band and
entertainment by a magician and storytellers will also be on-going
throughout the day. And, don't miss the pony rides for the
kids (nominal fee).
A shuttle bus is available from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. to and
from parking areas in other designated areas of the
Meadows Picnic Area is located off Meadows Drive in Brecksville
Reservation, off Chippewa Creek Drive in Brecksville - just east of
the Rt. 82/Rt. 21 intersection.
For more information, call 440-526-1012 or visit
Relive American history and watch the Americans
turn back the Great Britain forces at the "FallFest:
18th Century Festival" event in Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.