'The Lost Colony' Announces Virginia Dare Faire

Posted By on August 7, 2014

The Lost Colony has announced details of its annual Virginia Dare Faire this month, celebrating the birthday of the first English child born in America.

Members of 'The Lost Colony' cast play with visitors at the 2012 Dare Faire.

Members of ‘The Lost Colony’ cast play with visitors at the 2012 Dare Faire.

In celebration of the 427th birthday of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the new world, The Lost Colony along with the Elizabethan Gardens and National Parks Service will host its annual Virginia Dare Faire on Monday, August 18th from 10:00am till 1:00pm. 

This year’s event will take place outside the Lost Colony Administration Building. 

The Faire is free of charge and open to children of all ages. 

The Lost Colony has worked to ensure a fun day for the entire family.  Activities will vary widely from field games, to an area where kids will be encouraged to create their own family crest.  Creating clay coil pots like the Native Americans, face painting, balloon animals, and hula hoop activities will be just a sampling of the day’s activities.

Other entertainment will include street dancers, royal etiquette and photo opportunities with Queen Elizabeth, a fight demo, stories from Governor White, and an interactive rain dance with the Native Americans.

Following the activities on the Faire Grounds, visitors will move over to the gates of the Elizabethan Gardens for birthday cake and ice cream. Queen Elizabeth will be escorted to the proceedings by soldiers of her guard. 

The Dare Faire is part of The Lost Colony’s annual day-long celebration of Virginia Dare’s birthday. 

At that evening’s performance of The Lost Colony features live babies in the role of Virginia Dare.  This year’s Virginia Dare babies will be added to a long list of dignified alumni who participated in the historic drama at a very early age. Many of them will go on to serve the show and their community in the years to come just as their parents and grandparents have before them.  This yearly tradition has become a much anticipated event on the Outer Banks.

Vantage South Bank is the proud sponsor of the 2014 Virginia Dare Day festivities.


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