Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

MAY 30 - JUNE 2, 2024
 

  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. 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. During the day, a re-enactment of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in Suttler Row on Main Street.

Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

2024 Schedule of Events

May 30 - JUNE 2, 2024
Philippi, WV
  PDF Version of 2024 Schedule
 
Schedule of Events May 30 - June 2, 2024
Thursday May 30
8:00 am Set-up and Health Inspections
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Crafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
6:00 pm Official Opening (Gazebo)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Silent Auction open (beside Info Tent)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Entertainment at the Gazebo - Full Cirkle
Friday May 31
9:00 am - 7:00 pm Silent Auction open (beside Info Tent)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Crafts (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Walking History Day - Walk Thru the Bridge
9:00 am - 10:00 amHanger, the Man - Bob O'Connor (Court Room)
9:00 am - 12:00 noonGeneral Grant in his tent (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmHanger Amputation Dr Robinson (Suttler Row)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm1803 Doctor's Kit /Medical Demonstrations
-Capt. Dr. Ed Falvo (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmGreen Cap Forge open (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmBarbour Grays (Confederate Camp)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm1st Ohio Lt Artillery (Blue & Gray Park)
9:00 am - 3:00 pmLurty's Virginia Hourse Artillery (Veterans Park)
10:00 am - 11:00 amBarbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 am - 3:00 pm1860's Children's Toys (Public Library 91 S. Main St.)
10:00 am - 5:00 pmQuilt Show - Eye of the Needle (The Garden Market)
11:00 am - 12:00 noonHistorical presentation (Court Room)
12:00 noon - 1:00 pmHistorical presentation (Court Room)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmGeneral Grant in the Court Room
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmBarbour County Courthouse Tour
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm General Grant in his tent (Sutler Row)
3:00 pm - 7:00 pmReenactor's Registration (beside Info Tent)
3:30 pm - 5:45 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - The Masons
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmThe Birth of WV - Lars Byrne (Court Room)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Electric Blue
6:00 pmParade line-up (Subway)
7:00 pmParade on Main Street
8:00 pm - 10:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Electric Blue
Saturday June 1
7:00 amBelington Elementary 5k Run Registration (Gazebo)
8:30 amBelington Elementary 5K Run Start (Walnut Street behind the Gazebo)
9:00 am - 7:00 pm Silent Auction open (beside Info Tent)
9:00 am - 9:00 pm Crafts (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 10:00 pm Food Court (Courthouse Square)
9:00 am - 4:00 pmCamps open to public
9:00 am - 4:00 pmHanger Amputation - Dr Robinson (Sutler Row)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm1803 Doctor's Kit / Medical Demonstrations
- Capt. Dr. Ed Falvo
9:00 am - 4:00 pmReenactors Registration (beside Info Tent)
9:30 am - 10:30 amBarbour County Courthouse Tour
10:00 amLittle Soldiers ages 6-12 Registration (Museum)
10:00 - 2:00 pm1860s Children's Toys (Public Library 91 S. Main St.
10:00 am - 4:30 pmQuilt Show - Eye of the Needle Guild (The Garden Market)
10:15 amLittle Soldiers Battle ages 6-12 (Covered Bridge Area)
10:30 amLadys Tea (17 North - across from Courthouse)(Pre-registration required)
11:00 am - 1:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Jim Snyder
12:00 NoonCommanders Meeting (Veterans Park)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmBarbour County Courthouse Tour
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Joel Franks
2:00 - 2:45 pmReenactors Skirmish at the Covered Bridge
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmBlue and Gray Choir (Baptist Church)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Acoustic Fusion
5:30 pmReenactors Dinner (Taj Moe Hall on Main Street)(Pre-registration Required)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - John Bolton
7:00 pmSilent Auction closes (beside Info Tent)
7:00 pmSquare Dance (17 North)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmEntertainment at the Gazebo - Stone Creek
10:00 pm - 10:30 pmNight Cannon Fire and Skirmish (Covered Bridge)
Sunday June 2
8:00 amReveille
9:00 amCommanders Meeting (Veterans Park)
9:00 am - 2:00 pmCrafts and Food Court (Courthouse Square)
10:00 am1861 Church Service (Gazebo)
10:00 amBlue and Gray Paddle (Covered Bridge Put-in)
12:30 pmArtillery Demonstration (Covered Brdge Area)
1:30 pmTroops Organize for battle
2:00 pmReenactment of the First Land Battle of the Civil War
After the battleHanger Amputation (Sutler Row)
3:00 pmCamps Closed until next Year

2025 Blue and Gray Reunion May 29 thru June 1