Ticket Giveaway: Redcoats & Rebels Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village

Redcoats & Rebels
at Old Sturbridge Village
Weekend of August 6th & 7th

History comes alive for families at one of our local living history museums! Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to "Redcoats & Rebels" at Old Sturbridge Village for the weekend of August 6th & 7th, 2011. Details on how to enter to win below. Deadline to enter: August 3rd.

History comes alive as Redcoats & Rebels, New England’s largest military reenactment, returns to Old Sturbridge on August 6th & 7th … and Hilltown Families has a family 4-pack of tickets to giveaway to one family for the weekend!

Redcoats & Rebels is an excellent way to explore early American history with the family at one of our local living museums, including fashions and customs from Colonial America,  marching and drill demos, fife and drum music, medical procedures, Revolutionary War reenactments, and much more!

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets for the weekend.  Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 08/03/11 @ 7pm (EST). Details below.

ABOUT REDCOATS & REBELS

See the largest military re-enactment in New England — nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Welsh, German, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America’s freedoms.

Following a parade of British troops through the town, the Village fields will become the site of a mock battle each afternoon. Troops will reenact a battle scenario where Americans and their allies attack a British-occupied town. Visitors can see surgeons “treat the wounded” and see the American troops get their smallpox inoculations. Throughout the day they can tour behind-the-scenes in both the British and American camps to learn what life was really like for these 18th-century soldiers. See how laundry was done, and meet the surgeons who tended to the wounded and administered smallpox inoculations.

Other events designed to provide a look into the lives of soldiers include reconnoitering with a Ranger from Peter’s Corps, and a prisoner exchange between the Americans and British (Saturday only). Special events on Sunday include a Sunday Service for the troops, the arrival of American soldier’s pay and uniforms, and a court martial trial with the HMS Somerset. Young visitors will enjoy learning the real words to “Yankee Doodle,” making tri-cornered hats, and drilling with the Second Massachusetts Regiment.

In addition, visitors can learn about the fashions and customs of the time during programs like “Mrs. Peabody’s Levee” – a look at 18th-century foundation garments presented by the group “Ladies of Refined Taste,” which will also present “Runaway Runway” – a look at civilian clothes in the late 1700s. Military fashions through the years will be presented by the Tenth Massachusetts Light Infantry.  On Saturday, music, dancing, and ball games will be featured. A complete schedule of activities can be found at www.osv.org.

ABOUT OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates life in early New England from 1790 – 1840. Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., OSV is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. Currently, the Village is open seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is: $20 for adults; $18 for seniors; $7 for children ages 3-17; children under 3 are admitted free. Each admission includes free parking and a free second-day visit within 10 days. For details, visit www.osv.org or call 800-733-1830.

HOW TO WIN

Your chance to win a  a family 4-pack of tickets to Redcoats & Rebels for the weekend of August 6th & 7th at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!

To enter to win simply:

  1. CONSIDER SHARING ON FACEBOOK by selecting “Like” below
  2. TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND A DAY OUT AND ABOUT IN WESTERN MA WITH YOUR KIDS (any season) below (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  3. FULL NAME and where you
  4. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town to be eligible.
  5. ACCURATE EMAIL IN THE EMAIL FIELD BELOW (we never share your email address).
  6. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 08/03/11 @ 7pm (EST).

18 Comments

  1. August 4, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Congratulations to:

    • Shannon Kopacz of Blandford, MA

    Redcoats & RebelsShannon has won a family 4-pack of tickets to Redcoats & Rebels for the weekend of August 6th & 7th at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA, and should contact us a hilltownfamilies@gmail.com for directions on how to claim her tickets.

    Thank you to everyone who recommended a way to spend the day in Western MA!

    Shannon shared: “Our favorite way to spend a day in WMASS would have to be by swimming, fishing, kayaking, and jumping off the dock at Russell Pond followed by dinner at Baba Louie’s in Great Barrington. Baba Louies serves gluten and dairy free pizza which is a HUGE treat for my gf/df kiddos. On the days when time is an issue there is always the dairy free sorbet at the GranVal Scoop. GranVal has homemade ice cream using milk from their own cows and there are goats, rabbits and other animals to feed and pet.”

    Excellent suggestion!

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  2. Preston said,

    August 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Ice cream at Herells and hours browsing the books at the Raven.

    Preston Thompson
    Northampton MA

    Like

  3. Preston said,

    August 3, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Herells milkshake floats and a long time browsing in the Raven used bookshop.

    Like

  4. Dennis said,

    August 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    A summer picnic in the meadows before the show and then watching a Hampshire Shakespeare outdoor performance as the sun sets.

    Dennis Thompson
    Northampton MA

    Like

  5. Tollen Thurber said,

    August 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    We LOVE spending the day in Northampton, with a trip to Look Park!!!

    Tollen Thurber
    Erving, MA

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  6. August 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Spending the day at Puffer’s Pond in Amherst!

    Lisa Hamilton
    Hadley, MA

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  7. August 3, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Splashing around in Puffers’ Pond after an afternoon of picking berries @ our favorite CSA, Brookfield Farm, in S. Amherst…Rounding out the evening with a sublime meal at Bela in Northampton!

    Lisa Hamilton
    Hadley, MA

    Like

  8. Blake said,

    July 25, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Hiking to the Summit House on a clear day to take in the view!

    Blake Curtis
    South Hadley, MA

    Like

  9. Ruthie Oland said,

    July 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I enjoy swimming at Ashfield Lake and then playing tennis! I have never been to Sturbridge Village but it sounds fun.

    Ruthie Oland
    Florence, MA

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  10. Cindy Sullivan said,

    July 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    We really love spending time together outside! We love swimming, wood exploration, and anything that has to do with nature. One of our favorite places is the DAR. We also really love Sturbridge Village and would LOVE to go this summer…

    Cindy Sullivan
    Montague, MA

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  11. Shannon Kopacz said,

    July 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Our favorite way to spend a day in WMASS would have to be by swimming, fishing, kayaking, and jumping off the dock at Russell Pond followed by dinner at Baba Louie’s in Great Barrington. Baba Louies serves gluten and dairy free pizza which is a HUGE treat for my gf/df kiddos. On the days when time is an issue there is always the dairy free sorbet at the GranVal Scoop. GranVal has homemade ice cream using milk from their own cows and there are goats, rabbits and other animals to feed and pet.
    Shannon Kopacz
    Blandford, MA

    Like

  12. Pat Bradley said,

    July 22, 2011 at 6:49 am

    During the school year I often take my youngest daughter to the story hour at the Lilly Library in Florence in the morning, then meet up with other parents for a playdate and coffee at Cup & Top Cafe (great playspace). If the weather’s good we’ll order lunch and bring it to Look Park for a picnic and more play on their playgrounds and train rides. If we still have the gusto after lunch, we’ll stop by Go Berry on the way home for ice cream, and a movie from Pleasant Street (which sadly we won’t be able to do any more…).

    Pat Bradley
    Holyoke, MA

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  13. Eileen Hamel said,

    July 22, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Hiking any of the trails in WMass then taking a cool dip in a stream or pond is our favorite summer activity!

    Like

  14. Linda Cusack said,

    July 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    This would be a greaat trip to win, for us to take our grandkids.

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  15. Rory Dexter said,

    July 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Swimming at the Y

    Rory
    Greenfield, Ma

    Like

  16. Chris Curtis said,

    July 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Kyaking the Connecticut River and stopping to enjoy the dinosaur tracks along the way.

    Chris Curtis
    South Hadley, MA

    Like

  17. Karin Perlman said,

    July 21, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Well, I have always loved OSV (and would love to win tickets) – my parents took me there when I was a kid and now I love to bring my own child.

    Karin Perlman
    Northampton, MA

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  18. Helen Stauder said,

    July 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Hiking to the top of Mt. Holyoke at Skinner State Park is great way to spend the day.

    Helen Stauder
    Florence, MA

    Like


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