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205 North Broadway
Greenville, Ohio 45331
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phone:  937-548-5250

fax: 937-548-7645

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SATURDAY &  SUNDAY
JULY 27 & 28

THE LAST FULL WEEKEND IN JULY

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ENCAMPMENT

CANDLELIGHT

TOUR

FRIDAY EVE

JULY 26th

We're celebrating our history and you're invited

WELCOME

2019 Marks the 9th year we have celebrated our history with a wide range of quality vendors filling the grounds of the Garst Museum to including artists, antique dealers, craftsmen, primitive folk artists, garden exhibitors and unique food purveyors as well as entertainers, living history encampment re-enactors and community non-profit organizations. This juried two day event provides each Vendor and Entertainer the opportunity to sell their wares, perform their art and or demonstrate their skills and knowledge to a crowd of over 10,000 visitors.

Help us celebrate...visit the gathering at garst!

CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY

 
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Special Living History Encampment Event – Friday July 26 4:00-10:00
PLEASE NOTE: This is for the encampment area only – the museum grounds will be CLOSED on Friday.
FREE Parking will be available in the front and back museum lots on Friday.

4:00-10:00 Encampment opens to the public. Shopkeepers and camps will be open. Strolling entertainers will be performing. Join our many demonstrators and vendors as they display their wares, share historical stories/knowledge and skills. Visit our campers as they tell their stories at their camps and demonstrate daily living skills from the time period. Learn about and share with your children and grandchildren these many virtually lost historical trades, skills and stories spanning the period from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.


Join us as evening falls and the lanterns and campfires are lit. Listen to the Native American Indians as they share stories, songs, and drumming. Bring your blanket to sit on and plan to experience an evening you will never forget.

Saturday – July 27 10:00 a.m. The Gathering at Garst Opens

Encampment and Garst Museum grounds are open to the public.

Flag Raising/Gun Salute/Anthem/Cannon Shot to Start The Gathering takes place in the encampment.

All vendor booths open.

Garst Museum Hours 10-5. - Regular admission applies to tour museum.

Parking available on museum grounds $5.00 per car.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #1-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

    • Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern opens on museum grounds.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling/Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

    • Annie Oakley – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 1:00 p.m

    • Artillery Demonstration #2-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 1:30 p.m.

    • DAR/John & Karen Burkett-Story Time – Bower in Encampment

    • ReFlektion – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Chief Black Hoof- Bower - Encampment

    • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing - Encampment

    • Muzzleloader Demonstration-Encampment

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – Kids area in front of museum

  • 2:30 p.m.

    • Spear Throwing-Encampment Area

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #3-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 3:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling-Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Taylor Moyer – Woodland Indian Culture in the Fallen Timbers Era - Bower

    • Shannon Clark and the Sugar – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – In front of museum

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #4-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 7:00 p.m.

    • Carry In Dinner for Encampment Participants-Encampment Area

    • Final Bow Children’s Performing Arts – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 8:00 p.m.

    • Concert – Main Stage – Museum Grounds: The Buzz Ford Show and The American Kings

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • It is a vendors choice to remain open or close at this time.

  • The Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern is open till 10 p.m.

Sunday – July 28 at 10:00 a.m. Divine Service with Parson John-Encampment-Public Welcome
Please park in the front museum parking lot off of N. Broadway.

Wilson Avenue, that runs beside Garst Museum, will be closed until 11:am .

The museum grounds will not open until 11 a.m. Free parking in this lot until 11:00 a.m.

 

Parson John will hold an 18th century Church Service.The public is invited to attend as he provides a glimpse into the type of hymns that would have been sung and the style of sermon a person might have heard during the years between 1740 and 1800.

 

The Pamphlet (bulletin) printed for the service uses 18th century fonts and type styles including the long “s” which many confufe for an “f”.

You are most welcome to attend the divine fervice!

Sunday - 11:00 a.m. -- The Gathering at Garst Opens

Encampment and Garst Museum grounds are open to the public.

All vendor booths open.

Garst Museum Hours 11-5. Regular admission applies to tour museum.

  • 12:00 noon

    • Lewis and Clark Trailside Tavern Opens

    • Artillery Demonstration #5-Battlefield Camp - Encampment

    • Anna p.s. - Main Stage – Museum Grounds

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Native American Storytelling & Singing-Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

  • 1:00 p.m.

    • Annie Oakley – Main Stage – Museum Ground

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #6-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 2:30 p.m.

    • Chief Black Hoof-Bower – Encampment

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • The Blue Leafs – Main Stage – Museum Grounds

    • Spear Throwing-Encampment Area

    • Muzzleloader Demonstration-Encampment Are

    • Annie Oakley and Frank Butler – Photo Opportunity – Kids area in front of musuem

  • 3:30 p.m.

    • Tomahawk & Knife Throwing-Encampment Area

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • Artillery Demonstration #7-Battlefield Camp – Encampment

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • Event Closes

 

EVENT HOURS

2019
CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY

FRIDAY

4PM-10PM

 

LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT OPEN

MUSEUM GROUND CLOSED

JOIN US FOR

THE CANDLELIGHT TOUR...

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

SATURDAY

10AM-8PM

 

10AM-10PM~ GATHERING AT GARST

11AM-10PM ~ ENCAMPMENT

8:00PM ~ RETAIL VENDORS CLOSE

8:00PM-10:00PM ~ EVENING CONCERT

 

*FOOD VENDORS, TAVERN & ENCAMPMENT OPEN TILL 10PM

SUNDAY

11AM-5PM

 

10:00AM ~ DIVINE SERVICE @ ENCAMPMENT

(PUBLIC WELCOME TO SERVICE)

11:00AM-5PM ~ GATHERING AT GARST

11:00AM-5PM ~ ENCAMPMENT

 

5:00PM ~ EVENT CLOSES

 

PARKING

BARRELS, BARRELS, YELLOW BARRELS WON’T STOP OUR FUN!
This is not news to locals, but in case you are visiting Greenville for the first time, there is A LOT of road construction going on!  We promise, next year will be better.

 

Getting to The Gathering at Garst will be your biggest challenge of the day.  City officials have told us that N. Broadway in front of the museum will be open for light traffic however; we do expect some traffic congestion in this area.  The parking lot next to the museum can be accessed as usual from North Broadway.

 

The back parking lot can be accessed from N. Broadway, by turning on Garst Avenue and drive to the back gate.  Garst Avenue is ONE WAY TRAFFIC during event hours.  You can also access the back parking lot from the Greenville City Park main entrance off of East Main St. which is what we recommend you do.  Pedestrians walking to the event should use caution as there are still many trip hazards in the construction areas.


There is a $5.00 per car fee to park in any of these locations.  Proceeds go to the Arcanum Lions Club and the Garst Museum.  Very limited handicap parking will be available on Wilson Drive next to the museum.  Handicapped access to the Gathering at Garst is at the front barricade on Wilson Drive near the museum entrance.

 
Admission to the Gathering at Garst is FREE, however, regular admission rates apply to view the exhibits inside the Garst Musuem.


 

 
 

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