Hear the roar of cannon and the rattle of musketry, as the 1771 Battle of Alamance comes alive at FIGHT FOR THE BACKCOUNTRY, a colonial battle reenactment at Alamance Battleground State Historic Site.
On May 16, 1771, 2,000 backcountry farmers calling themselves Regulators stood in opposition against 1,000 militia under the command of Royal Governor William Tryon. The ensuing battle left several dead, scores wounded, and signaled the high water mark of the Regulator movement in North Carolina. Join us on May 14-15, 2016 to experience life in colonial North Carolina on the eve of revolution. Demonstrations of colonial trades such as cooking, laundry, tailoring, horncarving, blacksmithing and weaving will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Admission is FREE, parking is $5 per vehicle. For more information, call (336) 227-4785.