Fanshawe 1812: The Invasion of Upper Canada

Saturday, August 27th to Sunday, August 28th

Dispatch received from the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment, Grenadier Company: “Citizens…His Majesty’s crown forces will make an aggressive attempt to reclaim the territories of Western Upper Canada. It is our intention to garrison our forces at the Village of Fanshawe and choose this ground to halt the advance of the American forces. Beware of spies in your midst.” Which side will you support?

Saturday, August 27 Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. - Flag Raising Detail in Victoria Park
  • 10:30 a.m. - Flag Raising and Musket Inspections in Military Camp
  • 11 a.m. - Skirmish along Concession 1
  • 12 p.m. - Morris Dancers in Jury Barn
  • 12:45 p.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 1:15 p.m. - Mini Militia in Jury Yard (for those under 16)
  • 1:45 p.m. - Morris Dances in Jury Barn
  • 2:00 p.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 3:30 p.m. - Battle at the Battlefied
  • 4:00 p.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 4:15 p.m. - Flag Lowering Detail in Victoria Park

Sunday, August 28 Schedule

  • 10:00 a.m. - Flag Raising Detail in Victoria Park
  • 10:45 a.m. - Flag Raising and Musket Inspections in Military Camp
  • 11 a.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 11:30 a.m. - Artillery Demonstration in Victoria Park
  • 12:30 p.m. - Fry Pan Toss for Camp Followers in Victoria Park
  • 1:00 p.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mini Militia in Jury Yard (for those under 16)
  • 2:30 p.m. - Battle in the Battlefield
  • 3:00 p.m. - Music by Tethera at the Tavern
  • 4:00 p.m. - Flag Lowering Detail in Victoria Park

Experience the life and battles of a soldier in 1812 at this premier regional event. An 1812 tavern meal is on the menu at the Pioneer Village Cafe.

Are you a re-enactor or sutler? You can register for Fanshawe 1812 using our webform!

Presented in partnership with the Upper Canada Military Re-Enactment Society

Johnson's SanitationMcDonald's CanadaSylviteUnion Gas

Event Sponsor 
Johnson Sanitation Service Ltd., McDonald's Canada, Sylvite Agri-Services Ltd., & Union Gas
Event Cost 

Admission: $7

Buffet: $12.50 per person, $6 children (12 and under)