Saturday, October 6, 2018

350th Anniversary Celebration: Pirates to Peanuts

Join us as we celebrate 350 years of Chowan County on the Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Green.

Kick-off the day with the 43rd annual Peanut Festival Parade, then interact with 1700s and 1800s military and Civil War reenactors and witness demonstrations of the Chowanoke, Tuscarora, Roanoke-Hatteras/Mattamaskeet, and Meherrin Tribes while Pirates fire black powder guns. The USAF Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue Band will close out the afternoon

Daytime Itinerary Below:

* 11:00 am: Peanut Parade down broad street and Peanut Festival at John A Holmes High School

* 12:00-3:30: Witness black powder firing demonstrations and interact with historical reenactors on the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse green, demonstrations and displays by reenactors and local Native American Tribes, play with colonial-era games and activities

* 3:30 pm: United States Air Force Heritage of America Rhythm in Blue Band concert

* 4:00 pm: Peanut Festival continues at John A. Holmes High School and battle of the bands begins at 7:00 pm

11 am

1767 Courthouse Green

252-482-0300

nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov

 

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