Greenville, Ohio, US
Prepare to be transported through time at the Historical Encampment, a captivating feature of the Gathering at Garst. While it may seem like a neighborhood festival, this event is so much more—it's a celebration of the rich history and heritage of the Midwest.
As you wander through the festival grounds, you'll be enthralled by the abundance of creative artists, unique shops, local growers, and skilled makers. The lively musical entertainment will create a vibrant atmosphere, adding to the enchantment of the event.
But it's the theatrical historical encampment that truly sets the Gathering at Garst apart. Complete with booming cannons, this immersive experience takes you on a journey through time, spanning from the Native American civilizations to the Civil War era. Step into the shoes of those who shaped our country's history as vendors, demonstrators, speakers, musicians, and reenactors bring pivotal events and influential figures to life.
Listen to captivating stories, participate in pioneer challenges, and test your skills with activities like throwing a tomahawk or shooting a muzzleloader. Watch in awe as cannons fire, filling the air with echoes of the past. The sights, sounds, and even the smells of history surround you, providing an unforgettable experience.
What's more, public admission to the Historical Encampment is free, making it accessible to all who have a passion for history. As you immerse yourself in the festivities, remember that all celebration proceeds contribute to the local Garst Museum, supporting the preservation and promotion of our historical heritage.
Join us at the Gathering at Garst and embark on a journey through time. Discover the defining events and remarkable individuals who shaped our nation, while celebrating the very best of the Midwest.