Old Home Days to host reenactment

GREENWOOD FURNACE – The 23rd Annual Old Home Days Heritage Festival will be held this weekend at Greenwood Furnace State Park.

Civil War reenactors will be portraying a fictitious battle for the ironworks on Saturday and Sunday.

The event starts at 10 a.m. at the blacksmith shop with the posting of the colors. Next, at 11 a.m. at the cemetery, reenactors will recognize the graves of the six Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery. The battle begins at 1 p.m. at the battlefield when the Confederate forces raid Greenwood Furnace and attack the Union encampment.

In addition to the battle, there will be an old time fashion show at 2:15 p.m. on stage 2.

A field hospital presentation will be held at 3 p.m. at the Union encampment, which will demonstrate the medical practices used during the Civil War.

On Saturday evening, there will be a campfire event from 7 to 9 p.m. with Van Wagner performing. A retiring of the colors ceremony and the playing of Taps will follow.

At 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, posting of the colors will take place at the blacksmith shop.

There will be a church service held at 10:30 a.m. near the encampments.

Reenactors will continue The Battle of Greenwood Furnace starting at 1 p.m. on the battlefield.

A court martial will be held at 2:30 p.m.

In addition, there will be Folk music with Van Wagner at 3:30 p.m. on stage 2.

The festival will end with the retiring of the colors after the concert.