On June 19, 20 & 21, 2015
We will host The Civil War and Folk Life in San Bois County.
(San Bois County was comprised of, what is currently, most of Haskell and parts of LeFlore and Pittsburg County.) This was the Northern - most county of the Choctaw Nation at the beginning of the Civil War. This festival will be both a commemoration of that tragic war which brought death and hardship to residents of this area and a celebration of the culture and heritage of the people here in the pre-WWII era.
The gate will open at 10:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission covering all three days will be $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for school age children and pre-school free. As now planned there will be Civil War, rendezvous, old-West and Bonnie & Clyde re-enactors on one or more of the three days. There will be period music, food, games and arts and crafts. (We are searching for artisans who would like to be a part of this growing event.) Model T, Model A and antique tractor clubs are expected to be present.
Things will shut down on Friday and Saturday evenings after a 'brush-arbor' meeting, tours of the civil war re-enactors & rendezvous camps and sing-alongs around a camp-fire.
At noon on Saturday the Posting-of-the-Colors by the Choctaw Nation Color Guard and other ceremonies will take place followed by a speaker addressing the history of the area. That will conclude the event.
On Sunday the brush arbor meeting will be at 11:00 and a free fish fry will be held for all in attendance. Antique tractor pulled rides will be available all day long and a limited number of horse drawn surrey rides will be given.
We are working to interest tours operators for this event and we have plenty of parking for buses.