American Independence Festival 2011

Last year we attended our first “American Independence Festival” hosted by the town of Exeter, NH. This year, we were excited to watch the festivities play out again.

George Washington made his way into town.

The kids kept busy with sticks while the Declaration of Independence was being read.

I have to hand it to these ladies, it was over 100 degrees out this day and they walked around all day in the hot sun in these dresses. I don’t know how they did it back in the day!

I caught this cutie eating an apple under the tent, trying to stay cool.

Camp was set up so nicely. I didn’t see the spinners and knitters I saw last year. I did see the weavers, but I really wanted to see the spinning!

This cutie realized he was in the wrong spot and ran across the field to meet up with his friend. He was too darn cute.

It is always amazing to see them load these mussel loaders. I was so excited I got this shot (without jumping!)

The music was beautiful. This guy was all decked out as well- it was so hot, and they all did so awesome.

Then before we left, I caught the little one (with the apple) passed out in mommy’s arms. Some things don’t change.

Happy Adventuring!

4 thoughts on “American Independence Festival 2011

  1. August 3, 2011 at 2:58 am

    So cool. Wonderful pictures — thanks for making me feel like I was there.

  2. MJ
    August 3, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Love love love festivals like these!! so glad you had a great time!

  3. August 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    What a great festival. I had no idea there was one in Exeter! Looks like you had a blast!

  4. August 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

    This is something my family would love to experience. The pictures are great and it looked like a lot of fun.

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