Prepare to be welcomed by one of Sudbury Militia's cheerful Town Criers, as he opens the festivities on the muster field.
As relations with Mother England began to seriously degrade in the Autumn of 1774, the towns outside of Boston started re-organizing their militia and training them. Come see the militia hone their drill in the event that troubles arise between the men of Sudbury and the Redcoats.
A favorite social activity during the Colonial Times was Contra Dancing, somewhat akin toLine and Square Dancing. The ladies and gentlemen of ancient Sudbury will be demonstrating several dances. Come see the spectacle.
Election of Militia Officers
Quite unique to military forces of the time, the Militia Companies in the Colony of Massachusetts started electing their officers. Commanders in the British Army bought their commissions. On Faire Day, the Sudbury Companies find it necessary to elect a new Colonel for the upcoming year.
Of course, the British Army frowned upon their colonies training men to revolt. In fact, it was regarded as treason, and there's always the possibility that they will arrive to arrest troublemakers.
Muster of Fyfes & Drums
One of the pre-eminent events of its kind, fyfe & drum corps from the northeast will assemble to perform for you! Don't miss these spirited performers.