West Texas Heritage Days 2017 - Saturday

May 6 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

7066 FM 864
Fort McKavett  Texas  76841

Fort McKavett State Historic Site will come to life on May 5th & 6th, 2017, as Living Historians from around the state gather to portray life as it would have been at the fort in the 1800s.  Throughout the day, activities will include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, Buffalo Hunters, Chuck Wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a one-room schoolhouse lesson, frontier woodworking, weavers, seamstresses and much more.  There will be infantry and artillery firing demonstrations periodically throughout the day with 6 or more cannons all firing together!  The Ice House Brass Band will perform during a barbeque lunch offered to the public by the Friends of Fort McKavett.  Donations to help defray the cost of the food will be appreciated.  The Sahawe Indian Dancers, members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture 181 from Uvalde, will present a colorful and fast moving variety of Native American dances will perform at 2:00 p.m.  At 2:30, a team of historians will lead a tour of the Government Springs and Quarry area and the Fort McKavett Cemetery.