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Old Settler's Day will be bringing back the Civil War again this year in Waynesville City Park on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.

Visitors can expect to see all their old favorites at the annual event as well as the Civil War encampment in the park where reenactors will be giving visitors a taste of what a Civil War battle was like with horses, cannons, and the Blue and the Gray.

Living history is the theme of the weekend with visits from General Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip Sheridan, and President Abraham Lincoln, as well as battles, a telegraph office, and the Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloders.

For a taste of Ozarks history, attendees can visit Muzzleloaders to learn about 1800's life in the Ozarks with activities like hatchet throwing, crafting, tanning, and other activities.

The Civil War reenactors camps are also full of period costumes and participants who can answer questions about what that time was like as well.

There will be battles reenacted, living history demonstrations in both camps, cavalry drills, infantry drills, horsemanship demonstrations, artillery inspections, as well as a night fire and artillery show.

Throughout the weekend, there will also be live shows on the Roubidoux Stage area and pavilions with performers such as the Back Porch Players, Terry Tanner, Flower O Scotland Dance Troupe, and Pyro Pat Productions.

Saturday night, attendees are invited to attend a Civil War era dance party with The Back Porch Players beginning at 7 p.m. A dance caller is scheduled to demonstrate dance steps and attendees are encouraged to dress in period costumes, but it isn't required.

Sunday morning the public is invited to attend a period church service at the Roubidoux stage beginning at 9:30 a.m. and listen to gospel music afterwards.

The Daily Guide will be one of many booths by local businesses and craftspeople at Old Settler's Day on Saturday. We will be giving away a pioneer priced coupon that is good for new and current customers. The coupon can be added onto a current subscription, if used be for August 30, 2017, and gives the subscriber three months for only $26.00.

The Daily Guide will also be running a free game where participants can compete against one another or just play by themselves. It's a water gun shooting gallery where the player attempts to knock down our logo to win. Winners will get a free popsicle.

Also among the fun activities at the event will be games and activities for the whole family, a 5K, and the ASYMCA's annual Duck Race.


If you go...

Admission: Free

Dates: Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30

Hours: Saturday 7 a.m. to around 9 p.m., Sunday