Festifall at Walnut Grove Plantation October 4-5

September 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Walnut Grove Plantation comes to life the first weekend in October as over 200 re-enactors, storytellers and artisans transform the 1765 homestead into a living colonial village. The event features music, dancing, toy making, cooking, weaving, woodworking, candle dipping, and much more. Re-enactments of loyalist partisan William Cunningham’s deadly 1780 raid on the Plantation and 18th-century military demonstrations will take place both days and are not to be missed! Authors Sheila Ingle, Jack Parker, Kathy Cann and Mary Ann Solesbee will be on hand signing books for all ages, and Bubba’s BBQ will offer tasty victuals for those with a discerning palate. Don’t miss the biggest and best living history event in South Carolina!

John Moss, a re-enactor with South Carolina Independent Rangers, said Festifall continues to successfully provide the Upstate with historic experiences. “Support from our local communities is what really brings colonial times to life,” Moss said. “As a re-enactor, it brings me joy to interact with kids and their families every year.”

Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

11 a.m. Overmountain Victory Trail Association Presentation

12 p.m. Re-enactment of William Cunningham’s Raid

2 p.m. Artillery Demonstration

3 p.m. Benefit Auction

4 p.m. Battle Demonstration

Sunday, October 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

10 a.m. Back Country Prayer Meeting

11 a.m. Overmountain Victory Trail Association Presentation

12 p.m. Artillery Demonstration

1 p.m. Re-enactment of William Cunningham’s Raid

Admission: $10/Ages 18+; $5/Ages 5-17; SCHA Members receive $1 off each ticket

Contact Julius Dargan at julius.dargan@spartanburghistory.org or call (864) 591-5596

Festifall is part of Relive Our Revolution Week and is presented in partnership with Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Overmountain Victory Trail, and the City of Gaffney.  Visit http://rev-war-weekend.com for more information.