HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, W.Va., will host a visit to the Civil War era at the 2016 Heritage Day Festival on July 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bulltown Historic Area.
Visitors will be able to take part in living history as well as battlefield tours given by Union and Confederate soldiers. Antique firearms displays, live string band music, lye soap making, wool spinning, loom weaving, flat reed basketry, and quilting demonstrations will be on site.
The Friends of Burnsville Lake will be making and selling apple butter, biscuits and gravy, as well as beans and cornbread. Preserves, jellies, and jams will be available for tasting from local farmers, famous for their pickles. Honey, a sweetener of this time period, will be represented with onsite honeybees.
Demonstrations are free to the public and will take place rain or shine.
The event will be held at 1183 Bulltown Campground Road in Napier W.Va.
Additional information may be obtained by calling 304-853-2371 or 304-452-8170.
Release no. PA 16-039