28th Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

June 1-4, 2017

  Experience a piece of America's history. You can relive the year 1861, when the First Land Battle of the Civil War was fought. Re-enactors will highlight important moments in the history that gives Philippi its historical significance. Confederate and Union troops will erect campsites which the public is invited to visit. Other activities during the weekend include artillery demonstrations, a little soldiers' battle, an amputation re-enactment, a grand parade and a horse and buggy parade, live entertainment on the Courthouse Square gazebo, a Civil War ball, a 5K race, kayak and SUP races, a Blue & Gray Community Choir Concert, pie contest at the Gazebo, a quilt show at The Market Place , a pickin' porch, Courthouse tours, craft park, and food vendors.
  Friday is Kids' Day/Walking History Tour. 25-30 stations will introduce visiting school children and adults to life in a Civil War camp, history of Philippi's First Land Battle of the Civil War, camp cooking and games, soldiers' and women's clothing during the war, a visit with General Stonewall Jackson in the Barbour County Courthouse, Civil War era music, and more.
  The re-enactment of the First Land Battle of the Civil War will take place at 2:00 pm on Philippi's Main Street. Following the battle, a re-enactmet of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in Sutler Row on Main Street. A discussion of commonly used Civil War medical practices will also take place. A medical display including a federal doctor's field kit, medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photo, and other medical artifacts will be part of the amputation reenactment.

28th Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

2017 Schedule of Events

June 1-4, 2017
Philippi, WV
  PDF Version of 2017 Schedule
New events for 2017
Mini Lecture Series (third floor courtroom of the Barbour County Courthouse) - 4th Wednesday Feb/March/April/May @ 7:00 pm
Horse and Carriage Parade - Thursday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm
Walking History (for adults) joining Kids' Day - Friday, June 2 - from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kayak and SUP Races - Saturday, June 3 @ 11:30 am
Pickin' Porch - all weekend on Courthouse Square

Schedule of Events June 1-4, 2017
Thursday - June 1 Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
4:00 pm Talent Show Registration (Gazebo)
6:00 pm Official Opening with Blue & Gray Community Choir (Gazebo)
6:30 pm Click for info on the Horse and Buggy Parade
7:00 pm - ? Talent Show - Round 1 (Gazebo)
Friday - June 2 Kids' Day/Walking History
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmKids' Day/Walking History
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show (The Market Place)
12:00 noon - 5:00 pmEntertainment (Gazebo)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pmRegistration for Reenactors (Courthouse Square)
6:30 pmParade line-up (Subway area)
7:30 pmGrand Parade (Main Street)
After ParadeWinning Trophies Awarded (Gazebo)
9:00 pmThe McCartney Project (Gazebo)
Saturday, June 3 Full Day of Activities for the Entire Family
7:30 amClick for info on the 5k Run Registration (behind Gazebo)
8:00 am - 12:30 pmReenactors Registration (Courthouse Square)
8:00 am - 3:00 pmChili Cookoff (Main Street)
9:00 am5K Run/Walk
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:30 amLittle Soldiers Registration (ages 6-12, Covered Bridge Area)
9:30 am - 10:00 amCommander's Meeting
10:00 amLadies' Tea (Adaland Mansion, Rt.76)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show (The Market Place)
10:00 am - 10:30 amLittle Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12, Covered Bridge Area)
10:00 amStonewall Jackson visits Philippi (Courthouse, 3rd Floor Courtroom)
11:00 am - ?Entertainment (Gazebo)
11:00 amArtillery Demonstration (Covered Bridge Area)
11:30 amClick for info on the Kayak and Stand Up Paddle Board Race starting at the Philippi Covered Bridge
11:45 am AND 1:15 pmCourthouse Tours
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at Covered Bridge (Spectators Welcome)
2:15 pmHanger Amputation at Sutler Row
3:00 pmBlue and Gray Community Choir (Philippi Baptist Church across from Courthouse)
4:00 pmAwards Ceremony for Kayak and SUP Races (Gazebo)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Click for info on the Pie Contest at the Gazebo
5:00 pmReenactors Dinner at Taj Moe Hal (Main Street)
7:00 pmCivil War Ball on Philippi Main Street (Taj Moe Hal if rain)
9:00 pm - 10:15 pmFull Cirkle (Gazebo)
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmReenactors Night Skirmish (Covered Bridge - Spectators Welcome)
Sunday - June 4
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommander's Meeting
10:00 am1800's style Church Service (Presbyterian Church, Main Street)
12:00 noonTraditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
12:30 pmArtillery Demonstration (Covered Brdge Area)
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmBluegrass Music (Gazebo)
1:30 pmTroops Organize for Reenactment
2:00 pmReenactment of First Land Battle of Civil War also known as Philippi Races (Main Street)
after battleReenactment-Hanger Amputation at Sutler Row
3:00 pmCamps Closed until next Year
All Weekend
Crafters Park and Food Vendors on Courthouse Square
Live entertainment - at the Gazebo all weekend; kicked off with Talent Show
Skirmishes - Little Soldiers and troops
Pickin' Porch - at back corner of Courthouse Square