Press Release – July 3, 2015

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Patriotism thrives at Colonial Faire every Saturday in July!

July 3, 2015
Contact: Angela Shaddix
(909) 790-TIME (8463)

Colonial Faire at Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, CA is a family-friendly, interactive cultural event aimed at entertaining and educating the public about life in the American colonies in the late 18th century.  A bustling village comes to life in Oak Glen each Saturday in July as Colonial Chesterfield hosts interactive dramatic presentations, swordplay demonstrations and duels of honor by The Gentlemen Adventurers, music and theatre, old-fashioned games, hands-on activities and classic sports like tomahawk throwing and archery (ages 8+), colonial crafts like candle dipping and weaving, and unique shopping with local artisans and colonial sutlers.  A few lucky Colonial Faire participants will even get to experience a complimentary colonial makeover! Potential participants interested in the colonial makeover opportunity are advised to email the Riley’s Farm Wardrobe Department in advance at for more information.  Each week of Colonial Faire features a unique cast with special guests such as Patrick Henry, General George Washington and Lady Martha Washington, youth music organization Mountain Fifes and Drums, British officer Major John Redmayne, colonial musicians Stone Pantry Preserves, swordplay experts The Gentlemen Adventurers, and the Rangers of the Old Soldier Tavern.

Independence Day is the perfect time to experience America’s revolutionary past, and it is the official start of Colonial Faire – where the past is only a moment away! On July 4th a special public reading of the Declaration of Independence is planned for 12:30 PM (with a fife & drum and musket volley tribute) and Patrick Henry’s famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” oration will take place at 2:00 PM.  Hearing our forefathers’ bold and compelling words aloud inspires courage and fortitude in the hearts of patriots of all ages.  Don’t miss this unique interactive event!

A summer faire would not be complete without mouth-watering fresh food, and culinary delights abound in the Hawk’s Head Publick House.  The Hawk’s Head will be open on July 4th from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM serving hearty country comfort cuisine like made from scratch chicken pot pies, fine wines, ales, and hard ciders.  Our famous on-site bakery will craft plenty of five-pound apple pies and seasonal pastries, too, so join us for a day filled with fun, feasting, history, and outdoor adventure in scenic Oak Glen!

Colonial Faire is located in Colonial Chesterfield at Riley’s Farm (12261 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen, CA 92399) and takes place on four Saturdays in 2015 (July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th) The Faire is open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM each Saturday.  Tickets are available by calling (909) 790-8463 and via the web at  Admission includes all entertainment: the swordplay demonstrations and duels of honor, music, interactive living history exhibits and shows, craft demonstrations, farm animal interactions, and colonial games.  Each admission also includes three activity vouchers that may be used for tomahawk throwing, archery (ages 8 +), and candle dipping.   Advance purchase tickets are $14 for adults, $9 for children (ages 3-12), and kids under age three receive complimentary faire admission.  Tickets at the gate are $20 for adults and $15 for children (ages 3-12).  Parking is free.



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