Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

June 3 - JUNE 6, 2021
 

  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, live entertainment at the Courthouse Square Gazebo, a 5K Run, Pie and Cupcake Contest, a Quilt Show at The Market Place, 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

2021 Schedule of Events

June 3 - JUNE 6, 2021
Philippi, WV
  PDF Version of 2021 Schedule
 
Schedule of Events June 3 - June 6, 2021
Thursday June 3
5:00 - 9:00 pm Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
6:00 pm Official Opening (Gazebo)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Entertainment at the Gazebo
Friday June 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pmWalking History Day
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Crafts (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 amHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
9:00 am - 12 noonApple Butter - CEOS Silent Grove (Confederate Camp)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmGeneral Grant in his tent (Church and Walnut)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmBarbour Grays (Confederate Camp)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm1st Ohio Lt Artillery Battery A (Blue and Gray Park)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmLurty's Virginia Horse Artillery (Veterans Park)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmGreen Cap Forge blacksmith demo (Main and Church)
9:30 - 10:30 am Barbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show / Eye of the Needle (The Market Place)
10:30 am - NoonWomen in the War (44 Walnut St. Porch)
10:35 amHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
11:00 am - NoonFormation of West Virginia (Courthouse)
11:30 amHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Barbour County Courthouse Tour
1:00 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
2:00 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
2:00 - 3:00 pmFormation of West Virginia (Courthouse)
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent) / Information / PDF Registration Form
3:00 - 9:30 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo
Saturday June 5
7:30 am5k Run Registration (Gazebo)
8:30 am5K Run Start (behind the Gazebo)
9:00 amHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
Generals Grant and Longstreet (Court Square)
and in Grants tent (Church and Walnut)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm 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
9:30 - 10:30 amBarbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 - 10:15 amErmal Shimp Memorial (Blue and Gray Park)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show/Eye of the Needle (The Market Place)
10:00 am Little Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12, Covered Bridge Area)
10:15 amLadies' Tea (old 5 and Dime Building)
11:00 amHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
11:00 am - noonFormation of West Virginia (Courthouse)
NoonBlue and Gray Reunion Ride thru the Bridge
(Rt. 250 to Laurel Hill preservation ride)
(Sons of the Confederate Veterans)
Noon - 2:00 pmPie and Cupcake Contest - CEOS (old 5 and Dime)
2:00 - 2:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at the Covered Bridge
2:45 pmHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
2:45 - 9:30 pmLive Entertainment (Gazebo)
5:00 pmReenactors Dinner (Taj Moe Hall on Main Street)
7:00 pmReenactors Social (old 5 and Dime)
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmNight Cannon Fire and Skirmish (Covered Bridge)
Sunday June 6
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommander's Meeting (Confederate Camp)
9:00 am - 2:00 pmFood Court (Courthouse Square)
10:00 am1861 Church Service (Gazebo)
Noon - 2:00 pmCrafts (Courthouse Square)
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
2022 Blue and Gray Reunion June 2 thru June 5