Second stage of Crysler’s Farm battle today

Nelson Zandbergen
Nation Valley News

MORRISBURG — The Battle of Crysler’s Farm military reenactment resumes this afternoon (Sunday, July 10), outside Upper Canada Village. Yesterday’s main draw was a replay of the precursor skirmish at Hoople Creek (shown in the video clip below), which occurred Nov. 10, 2013, a day before the more famous “battle that saved Canada” at Crysler’s Farm.

The reenactment event is a cooperative effort of the The Friends of Crysler’s Farm Battlefield and the Parks of the St. Lawrence, which owns the historic battle site.

“Considering the rain, it’s been good so far,” said Friends’ president Dave Conners after the first reenactment, yesterday.

Approximately 200 reenactors — 35 from the U.S. and the balance drawn largely from southern Ontario — are taking part in the event. It includes an 1812-style military encampment.

According to Conners, you will have to wait until 2018 to see the show again, as organizers move to an alternating year schedule going forward.

Today’s event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the featured battle reenactment at 1:30. Admission is $5.

 

 

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