The Margaretta Days Festival celebrates the American Revolution Downeast, specifically the Battle of the Margaretta, the first Naval Battle of the American Revolution, the beginning of the US Merchant Marines, and the Battle of the Rim. This annual festival in Machias, Maine was named one of Yankee Magazine’s 2010 Top 20 Events which encourages everyone to enjoy travelling back in time to life in 1775. It’s a lot of fun with a bit of history thrown in. History comes alive with an encampment of soldier re-enactors and period demonstrations.
13th Annual
Margaretta Days
Festival and Crafts Fair
Celebrating the American Revolution Downeast
No Admission Fee* Everyone Welcome*Sponsored by the Machias Historical Society
Rain or Shine*Times are approximate & Subject to change
Machias Saturday, June 10, 2017
8 –9:30 …Pancake Breakfast at Court Street Legion Hall (non-smoking/small fee)
9:30…….Laying of Wreath at Courthouse by the Sons of the American Revolution
10:00……Parade from Helen’s to University of Maine at Machias
At UMM until 3………..Colonial Day on the Mall at UMM
Re-enactors’ and Native American Encampments, Acadia Frontiersmen, Blacksmith, Trappers, Timber
framers, Weavers, Quilting, Bushcrafters, Antler Toss Competition, Tomahawk Throw, Children’s
Activities, U.S. Post Office Station-Special Stamp cancellation, Period food featuring Meat Pies,
Deer/Moose Stew, Baked Beans, and Fruit Pies; Rotary Hot Dog Stand, Historical Society Tables,
Contemporary Artists & Crafters
11:30 ……UMM Ukulele Band
Noon ……Welcome & Introductions by Ret. Navy Captain Wayne Peters
Opening Prayers by Rev. Gary Look
Battle of the Margaretta- Wayne H. Mallar, V-President General of
New England District of Sons of the American Revolution
Tribute to Jeremiah O’Brien by Peter Duston & Chris Sprague
Hannah Weston – Bailey Adolphsen
Lady’s Clothing of the American Revolution – Sonia Mallar & Linda Wood
1776 Treaty of Watertown – Maliseet Tribal Rep. Henry John Bear
Life of John Allan – Deirdre Whitehead
Recognition of Native Americans in American Revolution – Rep. Will Tuell
2:00………Music by UMM Ukulele Band under the direction of Prof. Gene Nichols
Fiddle, Guitar & Accordion – Barbara Lapham, John Viselli, Elna Davis
3:00………Burnham Tavern – Unveiling of new depiction of “Battle of the Margaretta”
Tavern located on Colonial Way is open from 1 to 4 today
4:00 – 6…Wine tasting at The French Cellar, 4 Colonial Way * FB:Margaretta Days Festival of Machias, Maine* 207-263-5886
SAVE THE DATE: Next year’s Margaretta Days is Saturday, June 16, 2018

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