A Simple Revolutionary Weekend. The Fall Encampment is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the festival-like atmosphere of a late harvest camp as the American and British armies go into winter quarters. Hawkers, sutlers, entertainers, gawkers, local gentry, farmers, and all the citizens for miles around congregate to offer wares and entertainment, seek pleasure and a spectacle, and most importantly be part of one of the most important local events they may see in their lives during the 18th century. Far more than only a military encampment, it is a rare opportunity for local folks to have access to such a large event. We'll have musical and other entertainment, trade and military demonstrations, sutlers and vendors, food and drink sellers along with military and civilian living historians. Note: This Revolutionary War re-enactor event is this year's stand-in for the annual 18th Century Market Fair, which will return in 2022. As plans develop, more information can be found here: https://locustgrove.org/fallencampment/ Please direct inquiries to Lance Minnis at email@example.com
After a long break, the Locust Grove Book Sale returns with a biggest-ever two-weekend sale of donated used, new, and remaindered books. This event includes books suitable for gift-giving and for your winter reading pleasure. First weekend: preview for members, Thursday, Dec. 2; general sale Friday-Sunday, December 3-5 Second weekend: General sale, Friday-Sunday, December 10-12 Details about sale hours, pre-reservations, and sale capacity to be announced later. Donations of books in good condition are accepted any time during Locust Grove's open hours.
This proposed new event includes elements of Christmastide, with our First Person Interpreter corps in character as residents of 1816 Locust Grove, but now focuses on the work of the farm preparing for winter with food preservation going on in the outbuildings and family plans for gatherings. Most of the activity will take place outdoors, so visitors should come prepared for the weather. The event will be confirmed and details will be announced at a later date. Concurrent with the Winter Book Sale.