Wasaga Under Siege
– A War of 1812 Experience
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.
FREE Saturday night concert at 7:30 pm
Wasaga Under Siege is a family friendly festival celebrating our rich Canadian heritage and returns August 18th and 19th, 2018