Founded in 2003, the American Heritage Festival is a family-friendly event held each November in Queen Creek, Arizona that explores and presents American History from Colonial times through the 20th century. It is an educational event celebrating our American Heritage. Attendees will meet actors portraying famous Americans, see battle reenactments of the Revolutionary War and Civil War, listen to period music and attend living history demonstrations.
When is the American Heritage Festival?Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (On Friday, November 16, 2012 the American Heritage Festival is open to school groups only by advance arrangement.)
Where is it?The event will take place at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, Arizona. Here is a map with directions to Schnepf Farms.
What will happen?A celebration of our American Heritage from the Colonial era through the American Revolution. Men, women and children will portray historic roles. Craftsmen, musicians and actors as famous Americans such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln will be in attendance. Experience battle reenactments of the Revolutionary War and Civil War. The festival will also feature parades, artillery, music, an historic church service on Sunday, living history demonstrations, food and shopping.
How much will it cost to get in?Admission for Saturday and Sunday will be $15 per person at the event. Ages 3 and under are free. Bring cash.
Are any discounts available?A special rate of $10 per person is available if you order tickets in advance by mail.
What else should I know?Adults are requested to NOT wear costumes unless they are registered reenactors. No pets will be allowed. No outside food will be permitted. Reentry will not be permitted. Folding chairs are allowed.
Visiting from out of town?Queen Creek is southeast of Phoenix. If it isn't rush hour, it will take you about an hour to get there from downtown Phoenix. You can check on some driving times and distances from Queen Creek here. If you need a hotel, your best bet is to stay nearby in south Gilbert or east Mesa or Apache Junction. Make a reservation now.
What if I have more questions?Visit the American Heritage Festival online.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.