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The Third Annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival
September 19th in downtown New London
Come join Flock Theatre for America’s original burning man festival!
On September 19th will be our 3rd annual Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival, which is a full day of events in downtown New London centered around the historic event of Benedict Arnold burning down New London on September 6th, 1781.
The day will feature an original play by Charles Traeger that tells the story of Benedict Arnold’s raid on New London and Groton, starting at The Hempsted Houses at 4pm and moving to The Shaw Mansion at 5pm. The Shaw Mansion will also feature a Taste of New London from 4-8 with local restaurants, Dev’s on Bank, The Seehund, and Mr. G’s, as well as a beer garden.
At 8pm there will be a parade down Bank Street to the waterfront park where an effigy of Benedict Arnold will be burned.
Sponsored by The Frank Loomis Palmer Foundation, The City of New London, and Veolia Water Authority
And don’t miss…
The Moustache Fusileer Dinner & Show
September 17th at 6:30pm, Dev’s on Bank
A fundraising dinner for the Burning of Benedict Arnold Festival will take place on Thursday, Sept 17th at 6:30pm.
Three Course Dinner, Wine & a Show await you.
The Moustache Fusileers were prominent towns people who dressed up in fake military garb to do mock drills on the anniversary of the burning of Benedict Arnold. This celebration was held every year for over 100 years, and New London and Flock Theatre have brought it back!
Patrons are encouraged to dress up in fun military costumes, in fine fancy wear or anything in between!
You’ll have a chance to meet some Mustache Fusileers, as well as partake in a show with none other than Benedict Arnold.
$60++pp includes Dinner,Wine & the Show.
MUST call in advance for pre-payment.
Check out the Facebook event for more info.