EVENTS

 

ALL Re-enactors (distaff too) participating in events on Castillo De San Marcos property must fill out the forms listed below.  We will have these available at registration, however Registration will go a lot faster if you’ve got them filled out ahead of time.

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Friday 2PM-4PM  Registration opens at headquarters tent in Colonial Quarter, near gate on Castillo Drive opposite fort just South of No Name bar.

Friday Evening:  Enemy At The Gates at the Castillo.

This has been brought over from the old ‘Spanish Nightwatch’, now with an expanded British presence (Huzzah!).  It is a nighttime, first person tour put on for visitors who pay a separate fee for this (always a sell out).  Every 10 minutes small groups of visitors are ushered to the next scene.   The first tour is at 615PM and is for friends and family only.

The scene is Oglethorpe’s attack on St. Augustine in 1740.   We will have various stations which the public will go through in small groups led by a lantern equipped volunteer.  All the stations inside the Castillo will be Spanish, and those outside the Castillo will be British.  Currently for the outside we are planning on East Florida Rangers (third person interpretation and more), and Oglethorpe consulting with his other commanders.   If you are a re-enactor who has never done Spanish and would like to give it a whirl for the night, we can equip you for the last scene which depicts Spanish troops marching out for the surprise attack on Fort Mose.

If you are interested in participating in this (including script development) please sign up NOW at https://www.facebook.com/colonialnightwatch/.

Schedule of Events   Saturday, December 3, 2016

****Colonial Quarter****

<>9:00 am to 1:00 pm- Registration opens at headquarters tent in Colonial Quarter, near gate on Castillo Drive opposite fort just South of No Name bar.

<>Mandatory Sign In for ALL participants

(Insurance Purposes/Wristband distribution)

<>Mandatory Fort Volunteer forms

Please download and print ahead of time.

<>New Registration-

                            for anyone not previously registered

*****At Castillo******

  • 6:00-8:00 am

<>Set up canvas for artillery on South Fort Green or as                 designated by NPS

  • 8:30 am
  • Weapons check/inspection at Castillo de San Marcos <>Raising of the Flag with F&D
  • 9:30 am <>Open
  • 10:00 am

<>F&D Practice

<>Optional – Christmas Parade City of St. Augustine)

  • 10:30 am

<>Scheduled weapons demonstration – Falcon Crew

  • 11:00 am

<>F&D Performance Medley – Courtyard

<>Cubo line- muskets –

(Spanish Only)

  • 11:30 am

<>Scheduled weapons demonstration – Falcon Crew

*****12:00 noon  to 4:00 p.m. *****

Fort/grounds Rotation of volunteers

***Floating schedule for lunch break – Meal on your own.  Taberna and British Tavern offer 20% off for living history re-enactors in garb (not pirates)  

*1:00 to 4:00 pm*

<>Spanish/Queen Isabella Garden-

Social Gathering/Mingling for soldiers and distaff

 

  • 1:30 pm

<>Scheduled weapons demonstration – Falcon Crew

  • 2:00 pm

<>South Fort Green  (British, East FL Rangers, Spanish)

 

  • 2:30 pm

<>Scheduled weapons demonstration – Falcon Crew

  • 3:00 pm

<>Field pieces/muskets – South Fort Green

(British, East FL Rangers, Spanish)

*3:15 to 4:00 pm*

*F&D Performance Spanish/Queen Isabella Garden*

*3:30-4:00 pm

* ALL UNIT Commanders- mandatory meeting in Isabella Garden*

  • 3:30 pm

<>Scheduled weapons demonstration – Falcon Crew

*4:00 pm*

F&D exit and Flagler Closes and locks Gates at Hispanic Garden

*4:00pm-5:45 – mealtime on your own*

Taberna and British Tavern always offer 20% off food purchases at  for living history re-enactors in garb (not pirates)  

  • 6:00 pm

<>Muster at Fort Courtyard- All Participants

(ALL participants MUST have signed in at Headquarters prior to the muster)

<>Unit Commanders’ inspections of firearms

6:30 pm     Form Parade Line of March

  • F&D
  • Falcon crew /torches
  • Dignitaries
  • Garrison/distaff
  • Military Units and distaff
  • Miltia and distaff
  • Security Unit (Public/unregistered participants fall in behind Security Unit)

7:00 pm

<>Cannon firing

<>Depart from Castillo

<>City gates-St. George St.

<>Government House

*Master of Ceremonies and Mayor on Balcony*

<>Speech to public from balcony

<>Firing Sequence

<>Volley of Joy

<>Singing of Carols- Carol Master- James Statzer

<>Troops/distaff disband during Carols

8:00 pm     Jollification at Colonial Quarter, Enter through Taberna

Sunday:  Pack up and Tour St. Augustine at your leisure!