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Heritage Festival
Caring for Kids

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Maple Springs Foundation
Family Event

A Family-Friendly Event

A family-friendly event that provides more than just entertainment, but a wonderful educational experience for individuals of all ages. The purpose of this event is to provide family friendly, wholesome, value entertainment for our visitors and, most importantly, Caring For Kids.


Educational

An Educational Experience children will never forget!

School Day: Friday — Admission Free
Friday is dedicated to School Day, and we are planning to have over 1500 children from area schools visit the event. School Day is especially fun for the Reenactors as they hold demonstrations on weapons, clothing, food preparation, and camp living. It's a living history presentation of how both soldiers and civilians lived during the U.S. Civil War.

Next Upcoming Event

Maple Springs Heritage Festival & Battle of Ft. Crawford

Family Fun WEEKEND

Dates

October 2017

13th - 15th

Admission Cost

$5.00 per person

Children 12 & under: FREE

The Maple Springs Foundation is non-profit charitable foundation that is established to help local kids facing critical health issues. The Foundation is focused on children of families in and around our local East Texas area. The Foundation is staffed by 100% volunteer efforts. All net proceeds go to local children in our area.

Come see the Attractions

  • Live Music Friday and Saturday
  • Gunfighter shootouts staged by Outlaws Gun Fighting Group
  • Native American Culture & Dance Shows
  • Blacksmithing, Soap Making, and other frontier skill demonstrations
  • Farm & Food Contests
  • Campfire Cooking
  • A Petting Zoo
  • Antique Tractor Show & Rodeo; Hit and Miss Engines Display
  • WWII & Korean War Displays
  • Sunday AM Devotional
*Concessions are available during all events throughout the weekend, excluding the Sunday Morning Devotional. *

Schedule of Events

Friday, Oct. 13th

  • 6:00 PM – President George Washington presentation of "A Standing Miracle"
  • 6:30 PM – Singing Under the Stars (Featuring Cedar Creek Bluegrass Group)

Saturday, Oct. 14th

  • All Day – Maple Springs Heritage Festival
  • All Day – Visit Encampments
  • 10:00 AM – Tractor Rodeo
  • 1:00 PM – Battle Reenactment
  • 5:00 PM – Caring for Kids Benefit Auction
  • 8:00 PM – 1860's Period Dance

Sunday, Oct. 15th

  • All Day – Maple Springs Heritage Festival
  • All Day – Visit Encampments
  • 10:00 AM – Church Services (Civilian & Military)
  • 1:00 PM – Battle Reenactment

How it all Began

The Civil War reenactors from Louisiana 26th Company G began holding civil war reenactment battles in conjunction with the Hallsville’s Western Days Celebration in 2008. From a handful of infantry and artillery in 2008, the annual event has grown to include more than 500 reenactors from all over the southern United States.

These reenactors play roles of infantry soldiers, artillery gunners, cavalry, medical corps, civilians and others.

The Festival is a celebration of the way of life for East Texans from the 1850s to the 1950s era. This event offers reenactors in period correct uniforms, horse mounted cavalry and artillery units. With many of the reenactors being avid historians and dedicated to the craft of portraying our diverse history, visitors are encouraged to tour the camps and meet the soldiers.

Event Location

5963 E. Country Club Rd.
Longview TX, 75602

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Register ONLINE NOW

You are now able to register online to participate in this year’s event. See Below for more details.

Register in person

Available on:
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 am at Maple Springs Heritage Festival

register by mail

Print and send your application by mail to:
Maple Springs Heritage Festival
510 E Loop Suite B#188
Longview, TX 75605

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