Step Back in Time to the American Revolution at FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation 2010

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Step Back in Time to the American Revolution at FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation 2010

Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2012

FestiFallExperience the American Revolution (without the bullets) through historic re-enactments and demonstrations at FestiFall.  The War was in full swing in 1780 when “Bloody Bill” Cunningham attacked the Plantation.  Watch Cunningham and his band of Tories raid the plantation and kill three Patriots as Kate Moore Barry rides to warn her husband and his troops of the attack.  Her heroic actions saved the house to become a historic showcase with legendary stories of the settlers who called this area home.

Friday, October 1, 6-9 pm, join us for FestiFall Friday Night: A Colonial Celebration!  Enjoy a family-friendly evening of food, music, and colonial ambience.  Share your table with a re-enactor and enjoy demonstrations and hands-on children’s activities.  It’s perfect for the whole family!  A one-day pass to FestiFall is included.  Reserve by September 27.  $25 Ages 18+; $15 Ages 12-17; $10 Ages 5-11; Free 4 & under

On Saturday, October 2, 10-5 and Sunday, October 3, 10-4, re-enactors will be demonstrating skills and activities of the Revolutionary period including dance, musketry, cavalry, textiles, pewtersmithing, and musical storytelling.  The re-enactment of Cunningham’s raid on the plantation will be at noon on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday.  Adults $9, Ages 6-17 $5, 5 & under: Free

Spartanburg County Historical Association at Walnut Grove Plantation
1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC; 864-576-6546;;

Special Thanks to sponsors John & Nora Beth Featherston, Kirsten & John Cribb, Nancy Rainey Crowley, USC Upstate, Southeastern Printing, and the Spartanburg County Accommodations Tax Grant and to community partners Spartanburg Day School and Converse Deli.

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