Wasaga Under Siege Returns in 2017

Back by popular demand - Wasaga Under Siege 2017. The Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park with the assistance of Ontario Parks, the Town of Wasaga Beach and many community sponsors is coordinating Wasaga Under Siege 2017.  All events and activities will be held at Nancy Island Historic Site.  

Note the change in dates for 2017. Mark your calendar for:

August 19th: 10 am - 6 pm

August 20th: 10 am - 4 pm

Visit British, American. Native and British Naval Encampments on Nancy Island and experience life in 1812. Enjoy musket and Cannon Demonstrations, Native Drumming and Storytelling, War of 1812 Surgeon, Cooking Demonstrations, 1812 Fashion Shows, 1812 Scavenger Hunt, Candy Cannon, Kids Mini Militia and much more! Musical entertainment will be provided by the Zoom Daddy's.  

Admission: $5 per/person/day   12 and under Free

The Friends of Nancy Island will operate a food and refreshment booth.  Come out and experience life during the War of 1812.

For more information contact: mjbcroft@gmail.com

For event sponsorship contact: willmottp@sympatico.ca

Participating Groups

Re-enacting groups attending include the On-gwe-ho-way Native Re-enactors, Royal Newfoundland Regiments, Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada, HMS Nancy Gun Crew, HMS Moira Royal Navy Display, Penetanguishene Ships Company, Royal George Landing Party, Royal Artillery 4th Battalion, 22nd US Infantry and Canadian Volunteers.

Life in the Village Video 2014

Watch this short video created by Al Sposato during 2014 Wasaga Under Siege. It gives you a great look at what the Encampment on Nancy Island is like.



"Life in the Village"

Wasaga Under Siege

A War of 1812 Experience

© Enrique Photo Art

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 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 and returns August 19th and 20th, 2017



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