Liberty & Union Festival
Maine State Library
Liberty and Union Weekend is an annual celebration of the unique role that the City of Taunton played in our nation's founding. The weekend is held each fall to commemorate the events of October 1774, when Taunton became the first community in the American colonies to raise a flag--the Liberty and Union--in opposition to British rule. Liberty and Union Weekend 2018 will feature a tavern tour on Friday, October 19 and a festival on Saturday, October 20, with activities for residents and visitors of all ages. Programs will include 18th century re-enactors and artisans, farming and livestock displays, a ceremonial flag-raising and free pumpkin decorating for children. There will be food, fun, and lots to see and do. You won't want to miss it!