Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

May 30 - JUNE 2, 2019
 

  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, a Blue & Gray Community Choir Concert, Pie and Cupcake Contest at the Gazebo, a Quilt Show at The Market Place, Buggy Rides, Courthouse tours, Traditional crafts, 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, 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 Suttler Row on Main Street.

Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

2019 Schedule of Events

May 30 - JUNE 2, 2019
Philippi, WV
  PDF Version of 2019 Schedule
 
Schedule of Events May 30 - June 2, 2019
Wednesday May 30
7:00 pm Author Bob O'Conner (Courthouse)
"Secrets Behind Writing Civil War Books"
Thursday May 30
1:00 - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court
6:00 pm Official Opening with Blue & Gray Community Choir (Gazebo)
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Buggy Rides (Covered Bridge, Museum side)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Entertainment at the Gazebo
Friday May 31
9:00 am - 3:00 pmWalking History Day
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Broken H Trains (Corner Main & Church)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts and Food Court
9:30 am Barbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show / Eye of the Needle (The Market Place)
10:30 amGrant visits the Courthouse
1:30 amStonewall visits the Courthouse
2:00 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
3:00 pm - 6:30 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent)
6:30 pmParade line-up (Subway area)
7:30 pmParade on Main Street
8:30 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
Saturday June 1
7:30 am5k Run Registration (Gazebo)
8:30 am - noonReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent)
9:00 am5K Run Start (behind Gazebo)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Broken H Trains (Corner Main & Church)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Traditional Crafts (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm 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 am Little Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12, Covered Bridge Area)
10:00 amLadies' Tea (Adaland Mansion, Rt.76)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show/Eye of the Needle (The Market Place)
10:00 amStonewall visits Courthouse
11:00 am - 3_00 pmCorn Hole Tournament (Main Street)
11:30 am - 1:30 pmPie (Rules / Registration) and Cupcake (Rules / Registration) Contest/CEOS (Gazebo)
12:00 noon Barbour County Courthouse Tour
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at the Covered Bridge
1:30 pm Barbour County Courthouse Tour
11:00 am - 1:00 pmLive Entertainment (Gazebo)
1:45 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
3:00 pmBlue and Gray Community Choir (Philippi Baptist Church across from Courthouse)
5:00 pmReenactors Dinner (Taj Moe Hall on Main Street)
7:00 pmCivil War Ball ((Taj Moe Hall on Main Street)
8:00 pm - 10:15 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmNight Cannon Fire and Skirmish (Covered Bridge)
Sunday June 2
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommander's Meeting
9:00 am - 2:00 pmTraditional Crafts and Food Court
10:00 am1861 Church Service (Presbyterian Church, Main Street)
12:30 pmArtillery Demonstration (Covered Brdge Area)
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
1:30 pmTroops Organize for Reenactment
2:00 pmReenactment of the First Land Battle of the Civil War
after battleReenactment-Hanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
3:00 pmCamps Closed until next Year