Calhoun County Park will sponsor the 2nd annual Fun
Festival and the first re-enactment of the “Battle of Sycamore” on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-20.
There will be plenty of food available, including BBQ
beef sandwiches, quartered chickens, baked beans, baked potatoes,
snacks, and drinks.
Entertainment will include a dunking booth with local
residents serving as targets, a nickel dime farm, goat petting and
milking exhibit, and bluegrass music on Saturday and Sunday.
You can visit period-correct Civil War encampments and
re-enactments by Calhoun’s 19th Regiment of the Virginia Cavalry, Co. A,
“The Moccasin Rangers.”
Calhoun Historical Society will give tours of Heritage
Village. Hay rides will be available to the village from the Herbert C.
Smith building. Also at the village will be Civil War skits performed in
character by “Belle Boyd,” schoolmarm and Civil War spy.
Patty Cooper, of Parkersburg, will portray "Belle Boyd," Confederate
For competitors, corn-hole and golf-drive competitions
are planned. For the shoppers, an open-air flea market will be set up.
Crafters and artisans can call Shirley Ball, 354-0032, or Henry Cooper,
354-6858. Cost is $20. Bring your own table. Set up begins on Friday at
5 p.m. and will be open until Sunday at 6 p.m.
For information, visit
or call 354-0032.
Afternoon is reserved for educational field trips.
6 p.m., Special twilight artillery firing.
10:30 a.m., Long drive
contest No entry fee. Bring clubs.
Noon, Heritage Village,
Belle Boyd performs.
12:30 to 2 p.m., Basketball
skills for students; dribbling shooting and combinations.
1 p.m., Troops
prepare for battle. North/South face off.
2 p.m., Battle of
4 p.m., Corn-hole tournaments with
trophies; two sets.
4 to 7 p.m.,
Bluegrass musicians from W.Va. Bluegrass Alliance.
6 p.m., Re-enactors’
dinner, Herbert C. Smith building.
8 a.m., Biscuits and gravy
breakfast at Herbert C. Smith building.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Northern
and Southern encampments open to civilian tours.
11 a.m., Period church
service in a Civil War tent.
1 p.m., Troops
2 p.m., The Battle
of Sycamore begins.
3:30 to 6 p.m., Bluegrass
jam session; amateur musicians welcome.
4 p.m., Rifle raffle;
winner drawn for Smith & Wesson 30.06 with scope/hard case. Tickets
available until drawing time.