What’s Happening?

What’s Happening at The Skirmish? There’s Something for Everyone!

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Event Time and Location Description
Breakfast with the Troops Haddonfield First Presbyterian Church 9:00 am – 11:30 am Enjoy breakfast with the Colonial Troops. Hosted by the Haddonfield Lions Club.
Colonial Era Music Haddonfield Farmers’ Market
10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Enjoy Colonial era music at the Farmers Market; shop the local market while you enjoy the music of an earlier time.
History Faire Rising Sun Masonic Lodge
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Learn more about the Revolutionary War and our area’s role in it, from historic exhibits such as Barclay Farmstead, the Museum of the American Revolution and the Pennsauken Historical Society’s displays in the majestic Masonic Temple on Kings Highway.
The Pillory The Guard House
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Put that scoundrel in the pillory! Be locked up in front of The Guard House (where prisoners were held in the Revolutionary War).
Revolutionary Fire Equipment Haddon Fire Company No 1
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
See what the equipment that fought fires at the time of the Revolutionary War looked like, at the Haddon Fire Company No. 1’s Museum.
Safe Space and Activities for Children Haddonfield Public Library
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Avoid loud noises and enjoy fun and educational activities with your children including sensory bottle creation, colonial reading activities and more. In case a child gets lost, the Library will be full of background checked staff and volunteers to reunite them with
their families.
Activities for Children and Families Friends Meeting and Friends School Meeting
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family activities including BYO picnic, colonial-era toys & games, refill water bottles & grab a cookie, and scavenger hunt
Free Caricatures Haddonfield Farmers’ Market
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy free caricatures at the Haddonfield Farmers’ Market – what would you look like as a Redcoat or a Continental?
Historic Building Walking ToursHistorical Society of Haddonfield
10 am – 3 pm
Tours of Greenfield Hall, home of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. Special exhibits 10 am – 3 pm (additional cost).
Visit the Indian King Tavern Indian King Tavern Museum
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Visit the Indian King Tavern From 10 to 4, where a colony became a state and the New Jersey legislature met to avoid the Redcoats and Hessians. See a blacksmith at work!
Betsy Ross Quilting Workshop / Revolutionary era themed Clay Workshop Markeim Arts Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am and 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Who was Betsy Ross and how did her artistic skills lead her to become essential in the Revolutionary War? Join Markeim Arts Center on June 4 to meet Betsy Ross and hear her story in her own words. While you’re here, pop into the clay studio to create your own Revolutionary War themed clay piece
The Clash  Along Kings Highway
11:00 am
Brief clash between units of the Redcoats and the Continentals, in front of the shoppes, on Kings Highway.
Colonial Dance Lessons Haddon Fortnightly
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn to dance the way George Washington would have danced, with a lesson in colonial dancing at the Haddon Fortnightly.
Haddonfield Plays & Players Performs “The Kings Road” Kings Highway
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Along Kings Highway, 12 to 1, a troupe from Plays and Players sings music from the show “The Kings Road”, about the Indian King during the Revolution.
Battle of the Brews Kings Road Brewing Company
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On the day of The Skirmish, Kings Road Brewing Company will have two Revolutionary beers on tap; the “Revolutionary Red” supporting the British redcoats, and the Ample Vengeance, supporting the Continental Troops. Swing by to grab yours, plus specialty t-shirts on sale!
Yelling Contest Borough Hall
1:00 pm
On the steps of Borough Hall, the town criers judge who has the loudest voice (the yelling contest) to warn that “the British are coming!”
Militia Drilling of Kids 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Political Speeches 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Skirmish Along Kings Highway
2:00 pm
The British invade Haddonfield and the Skirmish begins! The British will be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 244 years ago — in June 1778. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to stop the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. There will be plenty of sidewalk space for viewing and cheering along Kings Highway and the conflict should take about 20 minutes. 
Wreath Laying Ceremony Indian King Tavern Museum
3:00 pm