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Colonial Feast 2023

April 15 @ 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

The annual Colonial Feast will be held on April 15th starting at 6:00 pm. This event is open to the public and attendees are asked to bring a colonial period dish. There will be a cook off of Brunswick Stew. Participants wishing to submit an entry for judging must contact MaryAnne Lister at mamlister50@gmail.com.

The feast is held on the weekend closest to April 18th to commemorate the Battle of the Great Cacapehon (Cacapon) which took place on April 18, 1756.

Reports sent to Col. Washington state that soldiers from the fort went out in the morning searching for horses and found Indians.  When the alarm was raised, Capt. John Fenton Mercer, Ensign Thomas Carter and their company went out in pursuit of the Indians. The company was ambushed by a large number of the enemy estimated to be upwards of 100 including Frenchmen.  Capt. Mercer, Ensign Carter and fifteen soldiers were killed. This engagement was the largest and most costly battle between soldiers of Col. Washington’s Virginia Regiment and French & Indians to occur in the colony of Virginia during the French and Indian War. 

Free Donations graciously accepted!!

Old Capon Bridge Middle School

School Lane
Capon Bridge, West Virginia 26711 United States
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