Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

May 31 - JUNE 3, 2018
 

  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, live entertainment at the Courthouse Square Gazebo, a Civil War Ball, a 5K Run, Amateur Kayak Race, a Blue & Gray Community Choir Concert, Pie and Cupcake Contest at the Gazebo, a Quilt Show at The Market Place, Buggy Hay Rides, Courthouse tours, craft park, and food vendors.
  Friday is Walking History Day. More than 20 stations will introduce visitors 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-enactment of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in Sutler Row on Main Street.

Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

2018 Schedule of Events

May 31 - JUNE 3, 2018
Philippi, WV
 
Schedule of Events May 31 - June 3, 2018
Wednesday - May 30
7:00 pm Author Bob O'Conner introduces James Hanger (Courthouse, 3rd Floor)
Thursday - May 31 Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
6:00 pm Official Opening with Blue & Gray Community Choir (Gazebo)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buggy Hay Rides (Covered Bridge, Museum side)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Full Cirkle in concert (Gazebo)
Friday - June 1
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmWalking History Day
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show / Eye of the Needle (The Market Place)
10:30 amHarriet Tubman visits Philippi (Courthouse, 3rd floor)
11:00 am - 2:00 pmEntertainment (Gazebo)
1:30 pmStonewall Jackson visits Philippi (Courthouse, 3rd floor)
2:00 pmHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmMusic Entertainment (Gazebo)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmReenactors Registration (Courthouse Square)
6:30 pmParade line-up (Subway area)
7:30 pmParade on Main Street
9:00 pmThe Soul Miners of Morgantown (Gazebo)
Saturday, June 2 Full Day of Activities for the Entire Family
7:30 am5k Run Registration (behind Gazebo)
8:30 am - 12:30 pmReenactors Registration (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am5K Run
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
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 amStonewall Jackson visits Philippi (Courthouse, 3rd Floor Courtroom)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show (The Market Place)
10:00 am - 10:30 amLittle Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12, Covered Bridge Area)
11:00 am - 3_00 pmCorn Hole Tournament (Main Street)
11:00 am - 1:00 pmLive Entertainment (Gazebo)
11:30 amAmateur Kayak Race 3.5 miles to Arden (Tygart Valley River at Covered Bridge)
12:00 noonHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
12:00 noon AND 1:30 pmBarbour County Courthouse Tours
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at Covered Bridge (Spectators Welcome)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmHaley Slagle Band (Gazebo)
2:15 pmHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
3:00 pmBlue and Gray Community Choir (Philippi Baptist Church across from Courthouse)
4:00 pmKayak Race Awards Ceremony (Gazebo)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPie (Rules / Registration) and Cupcake (Rules / Registration) Contest/CEOS (Gazebo)
5:00 pmReenactors Dinner at Taj Moe Hall (Main Street)
7:00 pmCivil War Ball (Main Street)
9:00 pm - 10:15 pmBS#arpe (Gazebo)
10:45 pm - 11:15 pmReenactors Night Skirmish (Covered Bridge - Spectators Welcome)
Sunday - June 3
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 - 1:30 pmMusic Entertainment (Gazebo)
1:30 pmTroops Organize for Reenactment
2:00 pmReenactment of the First Land Battle of Civil War also known as Philippi Races (Main Street)
after battleReenactment-Hanger Amputation (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