Travel back in time on your visit to Spencerville
- Canada Travel Tips
- Tuesday, 15 May 2012 17:46
Individuals throughout Canada love to re-enact the country's historical moments. Many invest in elaborate costumes and spend time learning about local colloquialisms to get the scene just right for the audience. Some will recreate lavish balls, while others may don a musket and act out a famous battle scene.
If travellers are curious about this hobby, they should pay a visit to the town of Spencerville in Ontario for the Bicentennial Heritage Fair. On June 1-3, residents and visitors will gather at the Spencerville Mill for a range of activities and festivities happening on these historic grounds. There are so many historical and unique things to do during the event that travellers of all interests are sure to find great pursuits to try.
The world didn't always have machines and electricity to make the goods needed for everyday life. Travellers can watch experts create various period crafts during the special demonstrations happening every day of the festival. Some of the vendors and professional artisans who will be taking part will offer items such as handmade baskets, quilts, wood furniture and even equestrian supplies.
Fans of the novel Pride and Prejudice will see elements of the story come to life during the Regency Ball. Guests can learn how to dance like high society during the gathering through expert instruction. Those in attendance can also watch professional dancers dressed in period clothing weave in and out of the dance on the main floor.
Some of the other presentations and exhibits occurring throughout the festival include a militia demonstration, voting day re-enactment, live traditional music, workshops and a customary British high tea ceremony.
Travellers who want to participate in this exciting event at the Spencerville Mill can find out more information on the facility's official website or through Twitter. The activities are open to guests of all ages.
Because Spencerville is located only a few miles outside of Canada's capital, a visit to this town while in the area taking tours of Ottawa can be an interesting way to learn about local history and take part in a traditional and exciting event.