The Living History Park will have its annual Colonial Times: A Day to Remember on Saturday and Sunday.
The free event focuses on what life was like in the area from 1735 to 1785, said Lynn Thompson, chairwoman of the Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association.
The event will feature a variety of demonstrations and re-enactors will be present and remain in character throughout the event, Thompson said.
There will also be entertainment throughout the park and food will be sold in the tavern on both days. On Sunday, there will be an 18th century Anglican worship service in the meeting house.
The park also has a new militia called the Olde Towne Militia and they will do a call to arms and presentation of colors on both days of the event.
Vendors will have items for sale throughout the park. Visitors can also visit the village mercantile to purchase items, many of which are made at the park.
The event has attracted large crowds, Thompson said, noting that in the past between 6,000 and 8,000 people have attended the weekend event.
“We have a lot of people who come in from out of town,” she said. “It’s a big tourist attraction.”
On Friday, area fourth-grade pupils and homeschoolers will participate in Educational Day, where they go through the park and learn about the 1735 to 1785 time period through talks and demonstrations.
“It’s geared towards that age level and it’s very educational,” Thompson said.
Registration is required by Oct. 17 to participate in Educational Day. The cost is $5. To register, contact Thompson at (803) 279-7560.