East Granby invites the public to be part of “An Historic Weekend in East Granby” scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, when East Granby will become home to Revolutionary War period militia, other living history groups, period exhibits and performances, and a variety of all-ages activities.
Major participants include: Old Lebanon Towne Militia, originally organized in 1775 to fight against British tyranny; The Marquis of Granby Ancient Fyfe & Drum Corps, a recreation of a Revolutionary War unit; and Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club, which preserves the old tradition of passing fiddle tunes from one generation to the next not by written music but by ear.
Other living history groups will also be joining in the event, plus vintage astronomy and stargazing, period artisan exhibits, the East Granby Historical Society barn and 1847 Concord stagecoach, local farmers, face painting, food, music, and representation from various area organizations.
Activities will take place at East Granby Farms, 79 North Main Street in East Granby. Saturday hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with special evening activities planned; Sunday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.
In addition to fostering responsible business development, the East Granby Economic Development Commission sponsors local events to support area businesses and the community. The EDC also spearheads East Granby Farmers Market – for more information about the market, which runs through Sept. 25, see http://www.egfarmersmarket.com.