The poor economy is striking everyone and now it has struck us.

Cedar Bridge reenactments have been canceled for this year due to lack of fund raising.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see everyone in 2009.

Battle of Cedar Bridge

Last Battle of the American War of Independence
[Including 225th Pulaski Massacre Reenactment]

September CANCELED, 2008

Lake Manahawkin, New Jersey

(Garden State Parkway Exit 63 and Route 72)

(Next to Long Beach Island - 30 minutes to Atlantic City Casinos)

5,000 to 10,000 Spectators

Generous Honorarium to Pre-approved Participating Units

Stafford Township will hold the seventh annual Battle of Cedar Bridge on September 19, 20 & 21, 2008.

The Stafford Township Historical Society announces that the annual Stafford Township Heritage Weekend featuring the Battle of Cedar Bridge will be held on the fourth weekend of September.

We are forced to make this unexpected change to avoid a conflict with the Brandywine Reenactment that has moved back to the second weekend of September.

This move will also make the event more accessible to the many school districts involved in our educational program.

The fourth weekend of September is also the annual Ocean County Decoy and Gunning Show in Tuckerton (approximately 10 miles south of Manahawkin) that draws over 40,000 participants.

We hope that the two events will complement each other. Therefore, we anticipate that Stafford Heritage Weekend will remain on the fourth weekend of September for the foreseeable future.

The Stafford Township Historical Society deeply regrets any problems that this change causes for our many loyal participants.

While caused by the actions of those beyond our control, we believe that this change will benefit the future growth and stability of this important educational event.

Participants receive 2 free lunches, free pancake and sausage breakfast, free t-shirts for new participants (while they last), ice, firewood, straw, water, and use of bathroom facilities.

Other events include Civil War battle and encampment, historic 1758 church, 1838 museum & general store, 1872 railroad station, children’s rides, food court, juried craft fair, day long concerts, and contemporary night concert.


Timothy Hart

50 West Bay Avenue

Manahawkin, NJ 08050

(609) 597-5947 Fax (609) 597-0554


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