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Old Fort Erie, Fort Erie

The Siege of Fort Erie Reenactment

Explore the camps filled with inspirational re-enactors, then watch the full battle re-enactment on Saturday and Sunday!
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33rd Annual Siege of Fort Erie Re-enactment

For times please see schedule below.

Join Old Fort Erie this August 11 and 12 for Canada’s largest annual War of 1812 re-enactment at Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. This weekend long event features battle re-enactments, demonstrations, historic merchants and more. Not one to be missed.

All battles are free to watch. Fort tours start in the theatre on the hour from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Regular admission for entry to the fort, separate admission for the Saturday night lantern tour.
Schedule subject to change.

Admission: Battles & Camps: Free
Fort Tour: Adult $12.50 · Child $8.15

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 11
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
11:00 a.m. Skirmish: “Major Buck’s Surrender”
12:00 p.m. Surgery in the War of 1812
1:00 p.m. British Artillery Demonstration
1:45 p.m. Performance by the Drums Crown Forces 1812
2:00 p.m. Battle: “Chippawa and Lundy’s Lane”
3:00 p.m. Mini Militia
4:00 p.m. US Artillery Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort and camps closed to public
7:30 p.m. Ceremonies
8:00 p.m. Battle: “Drummond’s Night Assault”
9:00 p.m. Lantern Tour: Witness the effects of the failed British Attack!
Sunday, August 12
Time Event
10:00 a.m. Fort and camps open to the public
10:30 a.m. Memorial Service
11:30 a.m. Mortar Demonstration
12:45 p.m. Performance by The Drums Crown Forces 1812
1:00 p.m. Battle: “The Sortie”
2:00 p.m. Mini Militia
2:30 p.m. Artillery Barrage
3:00 p.m. American Evacuation of the Fort
3:30 p.m. Musket Demonstration
4:30 p.m. Cannon Demonstration
5:00 p.m. Fort and camps closed to the public

Re-enactors

Please download the registration guidelines and fill out the form below to register to participate in the siege.

  • Participant Registration

  • Number of Participants

  • Artillery

  • Camping