EVENTS

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The Skirmish

The Skirmish Begins at 2:00 pm

The British invade Haddonfield and the Skirmish begins! The British will be be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago — in June 1778. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to stop the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway and the conflict should take about 20 minutes.

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9:00 am – 11:30 am

Breakfast with the Troops

Location: Haddonfield First Presbyterian Church
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Enjoy breakfast with the Colonial Troops. Hosted by the Haddonfield Lions Club.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

(on break from 11am-noon)

Pony Rides

Location: Haddonfield Financial Planning

Entertain your children with pony rides at Haddonfield Financial Planning!

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Caricatures

Location: Haddonfield Farmers’ Market

Enjoy free caricatures at the Haddonfield Farmers’ Market – what would you look like as a Redcoat or a Continental?

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meet the Queen’s Rangers & Their Horses

Location: Behind Borough Hall

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10:00 am – 1:00 pm

History Faire at the Masonic Temple

Location: Rising Sun Masonic Lodge

Learn more about the Revolutionary War and our area’s role in it, from historic exhibits such as Barclay Farmstead, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Pennsauken Historical Society’s displays in the majestic Masonic Temple on Kings Highway.

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

(on break from 11:30-noon)

Meet Betsy Ross and Enjoy Quilting Workshops

Location: Markeim Arts Center

Who was Betsy Ross and how did her artistic skills lead her to become essential in the Revolutionary War? Join Markeim Arts Center on June 4 to meet Betsy Ross and hear her story in her own words. While you’re here, pop into the clay studio to create your own Revolutionary War themed clay piece

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Historic Buildings of Haddonfield Walking Tour (additional charge)

Location: Kings Highway & Haddon Ave

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10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Pillory

Location: The Guard House

Put that scoundrel in the pillory! Be locked up in front of The Guard House (where prisoners were held in the Revolutionary War).

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Revolutionary Fire Equipment

Location: Haddon Fire Company No 1

See what the equipment that fought fires at the time of the Revolutionary War looked like, at the Haddon Fire Company No. 1’s Museum.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Safe Space for Children

Location: Haddonfield Public Library

Avoid loud noises and enjoy fun and educational activities with your children including sensory bottle creation, colonial reading activities and more. In case a child gets lost, the Library will be full of background checked staff and volunteers to reunite them with their families.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Activities for Children and Families

Location: Haddonfield Friends Meeting

Enjoy this hospitality space on the day of The Skirmish and engage in colonial games, scavenger hunts and more outdoor fun!

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visit the Indian King Tavern

Location: Indian King Tavern Museum
Web: Indiankingfriends.org

Visit the Indian King Tavern From 10 to 4, where a colony became a state and the New Jersey legislature met to avoid the Redcoats and Hessians. See a blacksmith at work!

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Haddonfield Plays & Players Colonial Music

Location: Haddonfield Farmers’ Market

Enjoy Colonial era music at the Farmers Market; shop the local market while you enjoy the music of an earlier time.

11:00 am

The Clash

Location: Along Kings Highway

Brief clash between units of the Redcoats and the Continentals, in front of the shoppes, on Kings Highway.

11:00 am – Noon

Colonial Dance Lessons

Location: Haddon Fortnightly

Learn to dance the way George Washington would have danced, with a lesson in colonial dancing at the Haddon Fortnightly.

Noon – 1:00 pm

Haddonfield Plays & Players Performs “The Kings Road”

Location: Kings Highway

Along Kings Highway, 12 to 1, a troupe from Plays and Players sings music from the show “The Kings Road”, about the Indian King during the Revolution.

Noon – 3:00 pm

Battle of the Brews

Location: Kings Road Brewing Company

On the day of The Skirmish, Kings Road Brewing Company will have two Revolutionary beers on tap; the “Revolutionary Red” supporting the British redcoats, and the Ample Vengeance, supporting the Continental Troops. Swing by to grab yours, plus specialty t-shirts on sale!

1:00 pm

Yelling Contest

Location: Borough Hall

On the steps of Borough Hall, the town criers judge who has the loudest voice (the yelling contest) to warn that “the British are coming!”

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Militia Drilling of Kids

Location: TBD

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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Dignitary Speeches

Location: Borough Hall

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2:00 pm

The Skirmish

Location: Along Kings Highway

The British invade Haddonfield and the Skirmish begins! The British will be be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago — in June 1778. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to stop the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway and the conflict should take about 20 minutes.