The gates will open at 9 a.m. Admission is $6 per person and those younger than age 7 are admitted free. There is no charge for parking.
The day-long slate of activities will include competition in several heavy athletics sporting events that were invented centuries ago, like the sheaf toss and the caber toss.
The Jamestown Pipes and Drums, bagpipe band, will be performing. Additionally, the Celtics, a local music group, will perform along with singer Renee Henry Harvish.
According to Ronnie Haynes, vice president of the J.E.B. Stuart Trust, there will be a large petting zoo by Infinity Acres from Ridgeway, Va.
Rob Hurst, an expert falconer, will be coming with different types of birds and will be providing demonstrations. There will be two people coming from Middleburg, Fla., who will be doing battle ax demonstrations.
“They will have a competition among the public sometime that afternoon,” Haynes said.
Haynes said the first year, the event drew about 700 spectators. The second year, more than 1,000 attended and he hopes this year will be even bigger.
“It seems to have grown. We’ve gotten a lot of good response. There are several new vendors that wanted to participate. There should be something for everyone,” Haynes said.
Food and beverage concessions will be available at the event.
The J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace is five miles from Mount Airy. From Mount Airy take Riverside Drive/N.C. 104 north. After crossing the state line into Virginia, the road becomes Ararat Highway (Highway 773). Laurel Hill is about a mile ahead on the left.
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