Confederate Reunion Grounds Picnic Day

Jun 14 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia  Texas  76667

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic basket for Confederate Reunion Picnic Day!

Historically held in late spring at the Joe Johnston Camp 94 (now the Confederate Reunion Grounds) to plan for the upcoming annual reunion held on the full moon of July or August, veterans and their families gathered to picnic and socialize around and beneath the historic 1893 Dance Pavilion. Enjoy the site and its natural resources in the same manner as the Confederate veterans and their families did more than 100 years ago.


The day’s festivities include:

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
51st Model A Ford Texas Tour 2014 – At least 110 Model A Fords (1928-1931) are expected to tour through the site in the morning with layovers through noon for the public to view and visit with their drivers.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. 
Sweet Song String Band – A Civil War-era string band will perform beneath the shade of the bur oaks. Dancing encouraged! 

12th Texas Artillery – Demonstrations and firings of their reproduction 3" Ordnance Rifle and a discussion of the history of the historic cannon for the Red River Campaign and its capture 150 years ago. 

Drummer Boy Ice Cream – Ice cream, root beer floats, brownie sundaes, and other delicious items for sale.

11–11:30 a.m. 
Chautauqua & Coffee – “Buried Dreams: The journey of the Old Val Verde Cannon” by Dixie Hoover, site manager (1893 Dance Pavilion). 

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Confederate Reunion Grounds.