On the first full weekend in October, History comes alive in Andersonville. Georgia.
Hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3pm Saturday and the second at 2 pm Sunday.
Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accouterments, guns, swords, flags and Civil War era civilian clothing add color and interest as do craftsmen such as gunsmiths, blacksmiths, basket makers, quilters, weavers, and artists of all kinds.
Gates open at 10 am both days. The first big activity is the parade on the main street, Saturday at 11 a.m.
Special entertainment includes performances by The Southern Gunslingers, puppet shows, line dancing, clogging, bluegrass band performances, and gospel singing.