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The Great Road Encampment 2022 - 18th Century Encampment
Venue: Eastern Montgomery Park, Elliston
Directions: Google Map Link
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Event Types: Miscellaneous, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free

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The 11th Annual Great Road Encampment will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Eastern Montgomery Park.

The Great Road was the main thoroughfare going west to the Frontier. It was traveled by the likes of George Washington, Daniel Boone, Andrew Lewis, William Preston, Adam Harman, the Ingles and Draper families. This event honors all who passed through the Valleys of Southwest Virginia in the quest for a better life.

Activities and Demonstrations include:
• Demonstrations by 18th Century Reenactors
• Presentations on the history of The Great Road
• The West Virginia Company of Roger's Rangers
• Detached Military Hospital and Medicine of the Time
• Flintlock Muskets
• Camp Cooking
• Knife and Tomahawk Throwing
• Leather Work
• Blacksmithing
• 18th Century Clothing
• Spinning
• Weaving
• and more!

Admission and demonstrations are free. Donations are welcome.

The event is rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by the Montgomery County Parks & Recreation, Fort Vause Outfitters, Great Road Craft Guild, Seams Colonial and other private donors.

Eastern Montgomery Park is located at 5001 Enterprise Drive in Elliston, VA beside the Elliston Fire Department.

For more information, call Henry Bryant at 540-380-3469 or email or visit:

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