This event is NOT meant be a full re-enactment of the Engagement at the Forty. Rather, there will be a flag-raising ceremony on the front lawn of Nelles Manor, speeches by dignitaries, and a number of historical demonstrations including musket-fire and military drills. Visitors are welcome to wander the encampments and see how soldiers and camp followers lived during the War. You will also get to enjoy a variety of historical exhibitors, period correct food and drinks, a military fashion show featuring 1812 uniforms, and fife & drum music all in 1812 style. There will be plenty of activities for both children and adults to enjoy! Kids can take part in the mini militias that are scheduled throughout the day, and adults can enjoy the historic licensed tasting area that includes vendors from Forty Creek Whisky, Bench Brewery, and Puddicombe Farms. Of course, there will also be door prizes and tours of our historic house and the Grimsby Museum exhibits.