Schedule of Events
23rd Annual "Forrest's First"
May 19-21, 2017

(NOTICE: Schedule is subject to change during the event by the committee
or field commanders.)

Rain or Shine!

Watch for activities posted throughout the day.
For information, call (270) 792-5300;
OR email:

Reenactors - don't forget to pre-register for a chance to win! Click here.

Friday, May 19

8:00 AM Open Registration (reenactors only)

Gates open for the public at 9 AM

All Day

Living History Day

Tour the homestead area east of the registration area. See how families lived back then, how they cooked their meals, set up and maintained their farm animals.

Take a look at the old log cabin now in use for registration on the grounds.

All Day

Tour the historic Nall-Moore house on the battlefield property.
Visit with the weaver and spinner on the front porch of the house.

All Day

Tour the sutler area where you will find a candlemaker, blacksmith, period clothes & hats; novelty shops, lampmaker, ropemaker, and more!

PLUS kettle corn, rootbeer, fresh squeezed lemonade and a tea room.

All Day

Visit the Military camps. Engage with the soldiers and see how they lived.

Check out all the delicious food vendors including walking tacos, BBQ, hotdogs, ice cream, Philly sandwiches and much more serving all day every day!

Meet with the Presidents Lincoln, Davis and other dignitaries and Commanders.

Visit with the historical Flag Experts in the Flag Area.

Friday Only (check for times)

Artillery rocket fire demonstration and military drill battlefield

Friday Only (check for times)

Cannon Fire demonstration (Cobb's KY Battery), battlefield area

6:30 PM
Friday Only

(check for times)
Period Music Concert - enjoy the period music with "Unreconstructed" on the back porch.

Immediately following concert, join us for a lantern tour and storytelling through the camp.

Exciting night cannon demonstration after dark.

MIDNIGHT Taps, all quiet

The events above are also offered on Saturday & Sunday. Special Events on Saturday & Sunday below

Saturday, May 20
Public welcome to come watch all activities.
NOTE: Military Camp closed during the Battle.

7:00 AM Reveille
8:00 AM Officer's Call
9:00 AM - 8 PM
Gates open for the Public. Living History Tour of entire area. See Friday Schedule (above) for list of happenings all day Saturday
9:30 AM
Order of the Spur Cavalry Competition on the Battle field.
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony: Historical Presentation about the Battle of Sacramento
1:45 PM
Battlefield Dedication & Mollie's Ride
2:00 PM
5:00 PM
"Dinner On The Grounds"
- reenactors only
8:00 PM
Battlefield Ball with period music.
For reenactors only.

Sunday, May 21
Public welcome to come watch all the activities.
Note: Military Camp closed during the Battle.

7:00 AM
8:00 AM
Officer's Call
10:00 AM
Memorial at Mollie's Grave
(Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery)
10:00 AM
Camps open to the Public until 1 PM
11:00 AM
Community Worship Services
(Events Stage)
1:00 PM
Opening Ceremony
1:30 PM
Battlefield Dedication & Mollie's Ride
1:45 PM
After Battle
Break Camp until May 2018

Other Activities

Arts & Crafts Fea Market & Food available on the grounds
Visit Camp Calhoun Union Cemetery (3rd & High St. in Calhoun)
Click here for more information.
Click here for lodging.