FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
KALI FENCL - 216-635-3284
Travel back to the days when people not only made
their own clothes, but the fabric too! The days when trinkets and
toys were crafted by hand and letters written with ink and quill
were considered instant messages. All of this and more can be
experienced at the free Cleveland Metroparks FallFest:
18th Century Festival on Sunday, September 30 from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadows Picnic Area at Brecksville
Spend the day at this 18th Century Festival listening
to stories, old-time music and the sound of the blacksmith's
hammer. Enjoy hands-on activities such as candle making and butter
churning. Plus, savor the fresh-pressed cider and marvel at the
From 1 to 5 p.m., experience what life was like during the
American Revolution with the encampment of the Brigade of the
American Revolution. Since 1962, the Brigade has been
recreating many aspects of 18th century life including
tactical exercises, firelock shooting competitions, craft
demonstrations and social activities.
At 3 p.m. at the encampment, learn about the role of the
18th century women as they enact their roles as
officers' ladies, soldiers' wives and camp followers.
Then at 4 p.m., the Americans defend their land against the
British in a mock battle of 1777. Over 130 units are enrolled in
the Brigade to recreate the units which took part in the War. There
is representation of all armies involved including U.S.
Continentals and Militia, British, Loyalist (Tory), German, French,
Spanish, and Native American forces. All branches of the military
are included such as infantry, artillery, cavalry, riflemen and
militia, as well as other military and civilian personnel.
Meadows Picnic Area is located off Meadows Drive in Brecksville
Reservation, off Chippewa Creek Drive, off Rte. 82 in
For more information, call 440-526-1012 or visit
Make history come alive at the free FallFest of Cleveland
Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!