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the Jersey County
Victorian Festival
Jerseyville, Illinois

AWARDED TOP 100 EVENT BY THE AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION
RECOGNIZED AS AN OFFICIAL MIDWEST TRAVEL TREASURE BY AAA IN 2009

  Labor Day Weekend
UNFORTUNATELY THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED
Located 1 mile north of Jerseyville
on Route 67 at the 60 acre Hazel Dell farm
Adults $10
Children under 12 are free
Free Parking

Civil War Reenactment O Fulkerson Mansion Tours
Steam Engines and Tractors O Agricultural Displays O Historical Demonstrations
Antiques  O Arts and Crafts O Sutlers

Labor Day Weekend is a special time in Jerseyville, Illinois, as white tents spring up all around the Colonel William Fulkerson Mansion just north of town. The tents are the temporary quarters for many of the participants in the Jersey County Victorian Festival, an event that promotes "History in Motion" through Civil War reenactments, encampments, agricultural demonstrations, and working crafts, taking a step back in time to view our history and to give visitors an opportunity to get closer to our past. Stagecoach and buggy rides delight young and old alike and the 1866 Fulkerson Mansion will be open for tours. A large variety of food, refreshments, shopping opportunities, and musical entertainment round out the experience.


The South meets the North
in the daily battle reenactment

2013 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


FEATURED ENTERTAINER
Chris Talley Bluegrass Band
1:30 pm to 5 pm on the Patio

DAILY SCHEDULE

7 am: Grounds Open - Agricultural activities throughout the day Steam and tractor plowing, threshing, sawmilling, gas engines, shingle mill and more!
8:30 am (Sunday only):
Church Services, North side of Mansion
9 am - 5 pm:
Demonstrations and Working Crafts including blacksmithing, great wheel lathe, gunsmithing, coopering, quilting, wood carving/Victorian horse carving, rope making, musical and rhythm instruments of the period, pottery, Civil War reenlistments, and Ladies of Charity.
9 am - 5 pm: Marketplace Opens featuring Antiques, Arts, Crafts and Sutlers specializing in Civil War items.

10 am - TBA
Civil War Embalming demonstration followed by a Military Funeral and Burial.

10 am - 4:30 pm: Fulkerson Mansion Tours
10:30 am:
Artillery Demonstration
11:00 am: Victorian Civil War Style Show Narrated by Mrs. Lincoln
12:00 Noon: Hold-up by the James Gang followed by a gun safety demonstration.
12:30 pm: Gettysburg Address and Narration by President and Mrs. Lincoln
1:00 pm: Duel of Honor
1:30 - 5 pm: Chris Talley Bluegrass Band

2:30 pm: Civil War Reenactment

Tours of the Fulkerson Mansion
10 am - 4:30 pm
All 3 days


GPS Coordinates
N  39  08.760
W 90  20.791
 

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