The following Special Instructions are to help you enjoy the Colonial Faire.
How should I dress? Dress casual and to the weather of the day. Wear comfortable shoes for walking over somewhat rough terrain. If it is a sunny day, we recommend a hat and sunblock as there is little to no shade on the field.
Is there something else I should bring? Water is recommended, especially on sunny, hot days. Of course, there are various liquids available through the food vendors. Money for snacks, lunch, or vendor wares is recommended for when you get suddenly hungry or see a nice gift item. Your dollars help dozens of independent craftspeople and the continuation of this wonderful historic tradition.
What if I have a problem on Faire Day? Near the entrance to the Faire entrance, there is a police officer on duty. You can also contact one of the reenactors at the tent adjacent to the Muster Field or at the recruitment booth.
Is there handicapped access? Yes, the Colonial Faire offers limited parking next to the field entrance. However, keep in mind that the Faire is held on a field of uneven terrain, which may make travel for a long distance in a wheelchair difficult.
Can we eat during or after the Faire at the Wayside Inn? The Wayside Inn is open all day as normal. However, reservations go fast or are already gone by the day of the Faire. If you would like to make a reservation, we recommend calling 30 days in advance: 978-443-1776. Please also note that the Wayside Inn is not sponsoring the Colonial Faire but permitting colonial reenactors to use their land. Please be respectful to our kind hosts so that there can be an annual faire in future years.
Are there bathrooms? Yes, the Colonial Faire offers porto-poties just beyond the muster field on an access road. Please do not head to the Wayside Inn for these amenities as they are not equipped to handle the numbers of people typically present on Faire Day.
Can I bring lawnchairs? Indeed, many people bring lawnchairs to enjoy the muster field events. However, please be mindful of other spectators when you pick a spot.
Will the musket firing be loud? Musket firing, depending on your proximity and the amount of the charge, can be quite loud. Children and animals may be startled.
Are alcoholic beverages available or allowed on the field? Sorry but no.
Can I participate in some fashion at the Colonial Faire? Yes, you are welcome to participate whether as a reenactor, vendor, or behind-the-scenes. Please contact the faire committee.
Why the Colonial Faire? The purpose for the Colonial Faire is to educate and entertain the general public regarding Colonial History, particularly during the period of the American Revolutionary War in New England. It's also an opportunity to recruit new members, if interested, into the reenactment groups. Finally, what little money that is raised, is used to support the non-profit, reenactment group activities for the year. Most of all, the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Companie and the Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute hope you visit and enjoy the day.