Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program is participating in the 9th Annual American Heritage Festival to be held November 18th, 19th and 20th at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek. Considered the largest and most diverse educational living history event to take place in the southwest, the American Heritage Festival celebrates our American heritage all the way from the Colonial era onwards through the American Revolution, mountain men, pioneers, the Civil War, and westward expansion and into the 20th century.
To celebrate the Heritage Festival, Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program will theme their booth around Farmer George Washington and how he “planted a nation.” Students will uncover a new appreciation for “Farmer George.”
Saturday, November 19th and Sunday November 20th the American Heritage Festival is open to the general public from 9:00am to 5:00pm with a wide range of creative, interactive and historic activities. The event is hosted this year at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek off of Rittenhouse Road, south of Cloud Road.
Additionally, men, women and children will portray diverse historic roles. Craftsmen, musicians and actors as famous Americans such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln will be part of the educational fun. Battle reenactments of the Revolutionary War and Civil War add to the excitement as do parades, artillery, music, and an historic church service on Sunday, living history demonstrations, food and shopping.
Friday, November 18th the American Heritage Festival is open to school groups only by advance arrangement. Look for Arizona Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom booth on this day. The school groups will be there from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
Admission for public days (Saturday and Sunday) will be $15 per person at the event. Ages 3 and under are admitted free. For detailed information including a schedule please go to the American Heritage Festival’s website.