In the days preceding the Revolutionary War, militia would usually muster to drill twice each year, once in the spring and the other in the fall. Following their drill, the militia would be joined by their families and celebrate with good food and drink, music and games.
On September 27, the late 18th century will come alive on the fields by the Wayside Inn. This annual Colonial Faire and Muster of Fyfe and Drum is hosted by the Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute and the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie. And this year, we host the National Muster of Fifes and Drums. That means more music and more fife and drum corps.
In reenacting the fall muster, in the morning, there will be a demonstration of contra dance, drills by militia and the installation of officers of the Sudbury Militia. In the afternoon, the air will be filled with the sounds of fyfes and drums. Throughout the day, there will be living history demonstrations of life in colonial New England and vendors selling their wares and refreshment. Admission, including entry in raffle for gift certificate to the Wayside Inn, is $2 per adult, children get in free.