Turkeyville is hosting real living history this Fathers Day weekend, June 15 and 16 in Marshall. Take a step back in time for these two days and experience life of the folks during the civil war era. Watch the dressmaker and the undertaker work and learn what their days were filled with during the 1800s. The blacksmith will be working all weekend creating useful items used by the town’s people and the military. There will be battles three times during the weekend.
Saturday’s battle will re-enact the Battle of Bull’s Gap beginning at 10:00 am. Saturday evening the military troops will engage in tactile exercises on the battlefield narrated by a member of the military. As you listen you really become aware of the hardships of fighting a battle during this time. Viewers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, or use the straw bales near the battlefield for more comfortable viewing. Saturday events also include a Military Funeral and Ceremony, a tea where you will learn how the civilians dressed and why, and kids games.
Spies played a big role in the civil war; learn about how they were used and who they were. You will be surprised by the why and who!
The event wraps up on Sunday afternoon with the Battle of St. John’s Bluff.
Plan a meal at Turkeyville, with yummy turkey and fresh pies, or stroll through the Country Junction Gift Shoppe for some one of a kind gifts and fresh baked goods. The Ice Cream Parlour will be the perfect place for a snack. Turkeyville makes all their own Ice Cream with fun flavors such as Death by Chocolate or Turkey Tracks.
For more information please go to the Turkeyville website or give Turkeyville a call (269) 781-4293.