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Frankenmuth River Place Shops take visitors on a historical trip via the Cass River Colonial Encampment July 21-22


The two-day free event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and includes more than 250 actors portraying British, French and American soldiers taking part in tactical battle reenactments from the Revolutionary and French and Indian wars.

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Visitors to Frankenmuth River Place Shops can experience military life in the 18th century, complete with battle reenactments and weapon demonstrations, during the Cass River Colonial Encampment the weekend of July 21 and 22.


The two-day free event is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and includes more than 250 actors portraying British, French and American soldiers taking part in tactical battle reenactments from the Revolutionary and French and Indian wars.


Other actors will depict voyagers who explored the 18th century American wilderness and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin.


Family-friendly activities include period musical concerts and games, a fashion show, colonial-inspired vendors and tours of authentic campsites set up by reenactors on the east side of River Place Shops and the area near the Covered Bridge.


The Cass River Colonial Encampment has been a window to the past for visitors for 12 years and provides a fun learning experience for the whole family, said Michael Keller Zehnder, vice president of Bavarian Inn, Inc.


“One of my favorite parts of this event is to see parents and their children interacting with the actors and gaining a new appreciation for history and what life was like over a century ago,” Zehnder said. “I know my kids enjoy the event, and am glad Frankenmuth River Place Shops can offer this kind of experience to families from around the region.”


Each day’s schedule kicks off with a Flag Ceremony and March from the Pedestrian Bridge between River Place Shops and the Covered Bridge and Leather Gift Shop, and features a tactical battle reenactment at either the River Place Shops or the historic Covered Bridge located between the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and the Lodge.


Those interested in participating in this event may still do so. Reenactors can contact Brent Kemmer at kemmerchotmail.com. Voyagers can contact Merlyn Hodge at lafalcontds.net.


Frankenmuth River Place Shops: http://frankenmuthriverplace.com is an authentic re-creation of a Bavarian village located just minutes from the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge. The outdoor mall features more than 40 unique shops and attractions at one location. Visitors enjoy architecture, floral gardens, streams and waterfalls and, of course, great shopping opportunities.
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Contact Info
sue voyles
713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI

Phone: 7346672005

Website: http://http://frankenmuthriverplace.com