Wasaga Under Siege

A War of 1812 Experience

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Wasaga Under Siege: A War of 1812 Experience is an annual living history festival commemorating a War of 1812 battle between Americans, British and First Nations which resulted in an American victory with the sinking of the British schooner Nancy. This historic event eventually led to the modern day creation of Nancy Island Historic Site located in present day Wasaga Beach, Ontario. This heritage festival managed and operated mainly by volunteers' features authentic War of 1812 tactics, historical battles, marine assault, artillery, and much more. A professional public address announcer narrates each battle event as a series of fictional and historical battle scenarios are presented to the public. The Grand Encampment on Nancy Island Historic Site will feature over 500 re-enactors opening their living history encampments to the public along with 19th century merchants, artisans, demonstrators, entertainers, live period musical entertainment and much more.

Wasaga Under Siege is a family friendly festival celebrating our rich Canadian heritage. The following is a list of dates over the next several years as we head into our 200th anniversary celebrations in 2014 to honour and commemorate the sinking of the HMS Nancy in the Nottawasaga River on August 14, 1814 and her valiant crew.

     Wasaga Under Siege 2012: August 17th, 18th and 19th.

     Wasaga Under Siege 2013: August 16th, 17th and 18th.

     Wasaga Under Siege 2014: August 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th.

For more information visit www.wasagaunderseige1812.com


Wasaga Under Siege 2016

August 13 & 14

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Saturday Schedule of Events

Sunday Schedule of Events

Wasaga Under Siege 2016

Daily Events and Activities