We Make History
The American Heritage
Festival is a grand scale, highly interactive
educational presentation of diverse
civilian and military aspects of historic American life from Colonial Days
through modern times as portrayed by a large
and experienced cast of historical interpreters assembled from
around the country. We are the largest and most diverse educational living
history event in the Western United States, with something of interest to
everyone. We also feature Arizona's original and largest display and battle
reenactment of the American Revolution. Come, learn and be inspired!
Included are reenactments, dramatic portrayals of famous men and women,
musicians, artisans, craftsmen, singers, colonists, pioneers, mountain men,
soldiers and more
ranging from Colonial times, the American Revolution and Founding Fathers through Frontier and Pioneer days, the Civil War, the Old West
into the 20th century, the World Wars and the Vietnam era. An 18th century style
church service in the fields based on the "Great Awakening", speeches
by famous Americans of the past, live historic music, an historic fashion show
and of course battle reenactments are just a few of the many special features. Historic men, women and children are
portrayed in diverse roles with something of interest to all. Historic merchants offer a
unique shopping experience.
Presented each November by
We Make History and held at
Farms of Queen Creek, Arizona, the American Heritage Festival is by far the largest
living history event to take place in The Southwest. Don't
miss out on this unique, creative, interactive and family friendly educational opportunity for all ages.
Our mission to educate, inspire, honour
and respect continues....
Our 11th annual American Heritage Festival will be held
November 22nd-24th, 2013
"Rain or Shine!"
2013 will be an
exciting year with a greatly expanded presentation of the American Revolution
and a new, highly interactive event layout. We are
expanding, refining and adding new experiences in our quest for creative, interactive,
To receive event updates and information.... and that we may better serve you...
please find the appropriate category below and contact us.
November 22nd, SCHOOL DAY,
is ONLY for organized Public, Private & Charter School
groups of 20 or more who have made advance reservations
and is now BOOKED FULL.
Teachers may contact us here
by email. Please include your name, contact info and the school you represent.
There will be special opportunities tailored for homeschool groups on Saturday, November 23rd and Sunday, November 24th.
PUBLIC DAYS will be
23rd from 10AM-5PM & Sunday, November 24th from 10AM-4PM. Arrive early to enjoy the full experience! Please use
general information, directions, hours and
A schedule may be
and an event map may be printed from
For questions not covered on the pages of this site it is best to
contact us by email but you may also leave a message at
480-777-1776. To receive updates,
email us, let us know how you heard about us, where you
are located and your area(s) of interest. PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety and
security as well as the quality of our presentation, no adults may enter the
event dressed in historic style attire other than our pre-registered reenactors.
If you are a
email us here, tell us about your portrayal, how you heard about us and how
you would like to serve.
We'll send you updates and links to participant info including a registration
form. Reenactors must be registered in advance in order to participate. For good
organization, security and everyone's safety we do not accept "walk-ons."
Download a 2013 American Heritage Festival Poster.
to the American Heritage Festival.
Visit the full 2011 Gallery of Art & Photos!
See photos and read
comments from past years!
WE MAKE HISTORY
We are proud to have Pizza Hut, Kettle Corn
and Home Depot involved in the 2013 American Heritage Festival.
Don't miss our 2nd annual
AMERICAN LIBERTY FESTIVAL
in February of 2014!
We found the experience of the American Heritage Festival this weekend past to be one of
We thoroughly enjoyed exploring our American History from it's
most early infant days all the way through to the Vietnam War.
We reward the
efforts of your group with our praise and high regard. I was most moved, as I
have been before, and it
has rekindled a desire for further
acquaintance and acceptance to hopefully
become part of a group such as yours.
We hope to
continue with more correspondence and to attend future events!
Sincerely, Miss Rebecca P.
This is the highlight of our year! Thank you for
this wonderful event. Gabe & Jane