Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

June 2 - JUNE 5, 2022
 

  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

2022 Schedule of Events

June 2 - JUNE 5, 2022
Philippi, WV
  PDF Version of 2022 Schedule
 
Schedule of Events June 2 - June 5, 2022
Thursday June 2
8:00 am Setup and Health Inspections
5:00 - 9:00 pm Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
6:00 pm Official Opening (Gazebo)
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm Entertainment at the Gazebo (***)
7:00 pm Secrets to Writing History (Court Room)
Friday June 3
9:00 am - 3:00 pmWalking History Day - Schedule at Info Tent
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 - 3:00 pm1803 Doctors Kit (Suttler Row) with Medical Demonstrations - Capt. Dr. Ed Falvo
9:00 am - 12 noonApple Butter (Confederate Camp)
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 open
9:30 - 10:30 am Barbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 am - 5:00 pm1860s Childrens Toys (Public Library - 91 S. Main St.)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show / Eye of the Needle (The Garden Market)
10:30 amHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
10:30 am - 11:00 amFormation of West Virginia (Court Room)
11:00 - 12 noon Barbour County Courthouse Tour
11:30 amHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
12 noon - 2:00 pmGeneral Grant in his tent (Suttler area)
1:00 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmWomen in the War (Court Room)
2:00 pmHanger Amputation (Suttler Row)
2:00 - 3:00 pmGeneral Grant in the Court Room
3:00 - 4:00 pm Barbour County Courthouse Tour
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent) /
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo (***)
6:30 pmParade line-up (Subway area)
7:00 pmParade on Main Street
7:45 - 9:45 pmJohn Bolton at the Gazebo
Grant and Longstreets attend the Reunion
8:00 - 10:00 pmThe B&O and the Birth of WV (Court Room)
Saturday June 4
7:00 amBelington Elementary 5k Run Registration (Gazebo)
8:30 amBelington Elementary 5K Run Start
(Walnut Street behind the Gazebo)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
9:00 amHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm1803 Doctors Kit. (Suttler Row) with
Medical Demonstrations - Capt. Dr. Ed Falvo
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Crafts (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Information Tent)
9:30 amLittle Soldiers (ages 6-12) Registration (beside Museum)
9:30 am - 10:00 amCommander's Meeting (Confederate Camp)
9:30 - 10:15 amMark Poling Memorial (Veterans Park)
9:30 - 10:30 amBarbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 am - 2:00 pm1860s Childrens Toys (Public Library - 91 S. Main St.)
10:00 am - 4:30 pmQuilt Show - Eye of the Needle (The Garden Market)
10:15 am Little Soldiers (ages 6-12) Battle Covered Bridge Area)
10:15 amLadies' Tea (***) Pre-Registration Required
11:00 amHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
11:00 am - 1:00 pmPie and Cupcake Contest Entries Accepted (***)
11:00 am - 2:00 pmSolders Stew
11:00 amBlue and Gray Reunion Ride - Line-up
12 noonBlue and Gray Reunion Ride - Departure
1:00 pmPie and Cupcake Contest Judging (***)
2:00 - 2:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at the Covered Bridge
2:45 pmHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
2:45 - 9:30 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo (***)
5:00 pmReenactors Dinner (Taj Moe Hall) Pre-Registration Required
7:00 pmCivil War Social (***) Pre-Registration Required
8:00 - 10:00 pmThe B&O and the Birth of WV (Court Room)
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmNight Cannon Fire and Skirmish (Covered Bridge)
Sunday June 5
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommander's Meeting (Confederate Camp)
9:00 am - 2:00 pmCrafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
10:00 am1861 Church Service (Gazebo)
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
2023 Blue and Gray Reunion June 1st thru June 4th - battle June 4th
*** Schedule posted at Gazebo and Information Tent.
Generals Grant and Longstreet will attend