Battle of Perryville Commemoration, Oct. 7-9
Each October, the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is host to a re-enactment of one of the bloodiest Civil War battles — the Battle of Perryville. For three days, the park comes to life with the sights and sounds of 1862. This year, the event will focus on the life of the Civil War soldier. Visitors will tour stationary camps for Union and Confederate soldiers and will see what life was like for them. There will be an antique show, speakers, demonstrations and paranormal tours of the battlefield. Admission for the event will be $15 per person, 11 years and up. Ages 10 and under will be admitted free.
Held in conjunction with the re-enactment, the city of Perryville hosts its own celebration. For three days, the town comes to life with the sights and sounds of 1862. Visitors will tour stationary camps for Union and Confederate soldiers and will see what life was like for them, as well as witness reenactments of the skirmishes that spilled onto the streets of town. There will be antiques, speakers, demonstrations and paranormal tours of the town. Admission to the downtown festival is free.
A Taste of 1862, date to be determined
Held in conjunction with the Battle of Perryville Commemoration, A Taste of 1862 is a celebration to benefit the revitalization of Merchants Row. The event includes an authentic period meal prepared over an open fire, a dance and a silent auction. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Karrick-Parks House on Merchants Row. Tickets are $25. Call (859) 332-1862 for more information.