(10/05/2019)
The 17th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be Saturday in Elizabeth's courthouse square.

The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War re-enactments, music and other activities beginning at 9 a.m. and running through the day.

Crafters will demonstrate various heritage skills. Vendors will have homemade crafts and be serving lots of food. A Civil War street skirmish with cannons is part of the activities.

There will also be music, square dancing, children’s activities and the Pioneer Day quilt show. The Beauchamp-Newman Museum and Morgan-McClung House will be open for tours. Times for the Morgan-McClung House will be posted at the gate.

The Kanawha Hotel tours will not be held this year due to illness.

A new addition to this year’s event will be horse and carriage rides.

After Pioneer Day is completed, the Wirt County Civil War encampment and battle re-enactment will continue on Sunday. The Civil War Camp will open at 9 a.m. Sunday and the battle will be at 2 p.m. at Viller’s Field on W.Va. 5 at Elizabeth.

Participating will be Carlin’s Artillery Battery D from Parkersburg and Wirt County’s local infantry units, 19th VA Calvary Co. A and 17th VA Calvary Co. F.

Saturday’s schedule includes:

* 9 a.m.: Vendor booths and craft demonstrations open; Crowning of 2019 Wirt County Pioneer Day Princess; Bounce Houses and Carnival Games open; Civil War Campsite opens; Beauchamp-Newman Museum tour

* 10 a.m.: Farmers and Charmers Square Dancers; Children’s Games; Civil War Ladies Tea

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Horse and Carriage Rides

* Noon: Live music

* 3 p.m.: Civil War Skirmish


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