2009 Fall Field Day
2009 Fall Field Day at Walnut Grove Plantation

The 2009 ASSC Fall Field Day was held Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 at Walnut Grove Plantation. In a break with tradition this year's event will be a part of the Spartanburg Historical Association's Festifall celebration. Walnut Grove is located just off I-26 so it is easy to find. Their announcement:

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation (Rain or Shine) 1200 Otts Shoals Road, Roebuck, SC October 3 & 4, 2009; Saturday, 10:00-5:00; Sunday, 10:00-4:00 Admission: Adults $8, Children 6 to 17 $4, Children 5 and under Free FestiFall is the largest annual event offered by the Spartanburg County Historical Association. This living history festival brings over 100 reenactors to Walnut Grove Plantation to camp for the first weekend in October each year.

The two-day festival includes military demonstrations and reenactments, and dozens of ongoing demonstrations of colonial era crafts and trades. You can see the blacksmith working at his forge, a cooper making barrels, as well as a broom maker, a basket maker, and weavers. Kids can make their own candles, try their hand at weaving, and play some colonial games. This is truly a family friendly event and draws roughly 2,000 visitors over the weekend. The purpose of the event is to focus on the Upstate's rich Revolutionary War history.

Parking is available on site. You can bring a picnic lunch or purchase a BBQ lunch in the pavilion. Come make a day of it! For more information call 864-596-3501 or 864-576-6546; email scha@spartanburghistory.org.