Festival of Yesteryear

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

Focusing on early America, this program features living historians, hands on activities for kids, musical performances, a colonial puppet show, and the Lafayette Birthday Cake Cutting. Living historians demonstrate various aspects of daily life including colonial brewing, crime and punishment, music, toys and games, Native American crafts, and militia drills.  Be sure to visit Apprentice Alley, where children can participate and learn a variety of trades through hands on crafts and activities. Musical performances by the Cross Creek Pipes and Drums, Life as Art Production’s “African Spirituals: Freedom Prayers,” and musical historian Simon Spalding. This event is held annually the Saturday after Labor Day and in partnership with Fayetteville’s Lafayette Birthday Celebration honoring Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette.  For more on Lafayette’s Birthday Celebration visit  www.lafayettesociety.org.  Concessions will be available. Admission is FREE. Complete schedule of events to be announced.

This event is part of our History LIVE! fall cultural event series and is funded by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, with matching funds provided by the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex Foundation, Inc.