Civil War Reenactments Saturday (11/2) and Sunday (11/3) at 3pm
Anderson, SC (October 31, 2019) – Denver Downs Farm, located in Anderson, SC, will host their annual Military Weekend on Nov. 1- 3, 2019, which features exciting re-enactments of several wars, including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, Vietnam, and both World Wars. A real-life encampment is also on-site, which will include ladies dressed up from the 1800s. War reenactments consist of men dressed in period clothing for the Civil War, horses carrying soldiers, and men manning battlelines, shooting rifles, and firing cannons. Photos of previous reenactments here.
The Military Timeline Weekend combines both the farm’s heritage and U.S. military heritage. WD Garrison, a Civil War veteran, is the great-grandfather of Catherine Garrison Davis, a co-owner of Denver Downs. He bought the farm in 1869. His grandson, T. Ed Garrison, Jr., was part of the “War Class” from 1942 class of Clemson College and was a Bomber Pilot in the South Pacific during World War II.
“Of all the themed weekends we host ever season, this is not only one of my favorites, but a favorite weekend for all our guests,” said Catherine Garrison Davis, co-owner of Denver Downs. “Our guests can see history in action and experience something totally unique and memorable.”
For school groups, as well as families and homeschoolers, an Education Day will take place on Friday, November 1st from 10 am – 3 pm, with timeline displays, talks with reenactors and of course, all the barnyard activities and corn maze at the farm. Reservations not required to attend.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Fall Festival/ Military Timeline Weekend will continue and Civil War reenactments will take place at 3pm each day. The encampment areas and displays for each of the war eras will be open Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1pm-6pm. Farm activities open until 10pm.
Denver Downs, a family-owned and operated farm since 1869, was named the fourth best corn maze in the nation by USA Today for 2019. Their pumpkin patch has ranked the best one in South Carolina by Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping and Southern Living Magazine.
In addition to 10-acre corn maze, there are pumpkins, hayrides, there are 35 fun barnyard activities (zipline, jumping pillow, haybarn play, new ropes course, farm animals, pig races), live music, and bonfires. This year’s maze theme is “Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Walk.”
Denver Downs Fall Festival is open this season -every day now until Sunday, November 17, 2019.