Curran Village to host Civil War Event, Bluegrass Festival

Freshly Cut Bluegrass Band will be one of the six bands performing at the Bluegrass Fundraiser Festival. All proceeds go towards the Curran Homestead Village.
Courtesy of the Curran Homestead Village

ORRINGTON- The Curran Homestead Village, 372 Fields Pond Rd., will host a Bluegrass Fundraiser Festival and Civil War Event Saturday, Aug. 12, rain or shine.

The Fundraiser, 11 a.m to 5 p.m., will feature local Maine favorites Freshly Cut Grass Bluegrass Band, Original Condition Bluegrass Band, Riverdrivers Bluegrass Band, Doug Alley & Friends Bluegrass, Mr. Moon Band and Wyld Blue Yonder Band. Proceeds will go towards renovations and new construction at the Village. For more information about the Bluegrass Fundraiser, call Jim Leighton at 944-3128.

In addition, the museum will host its first Civil War presentation with a group of the 6th Maine Battery re-enactors. The 6th fought at Gettysburg and other important battles of the “War of the Rebellion”. Two parrott rifles on site will be fired by the uniformed battery at 11 a.m., 12 noon,  1 and 2 p.m. A soldiers’ encampment with a sutler’s tent will be on display as well.

The event includes hands-on activities for the whole family including an opportunity to “muster in” and learn some drills with wooden rifles. There will be a simulation of a medical triage where kids will receive face paint “wounds” and be appropriately bandaged. Other hands-on experiences will be presented including blacksmithing at the smithy.

Tickets, which include both admission to the Civil War Event and the Bluegrass Festival, will be available at the door: $9 Adults, $7 Seniors/Veterans, $5 Students (7-17), Free for ages 6 and under, and $25 for Family (Parents & Children) Max. There will be an ongoing barbeque, salads and refreshments after 12 at an additional cost.

Learn more about Curran Homestead Village by visiting their website at: or Facebook page.


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