Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History

First held in April 1962 the Sassafras Tea Festival is our most popular event. The event takes place tye 4th Saturday and Sunday of April (April 23 - 24 2022). The Historical Society hosts the Civil War re-enactment on the Courthouse lawn, serves fresh Sassafras tea and hot meals, and sells more than 700 fresh-baked pies and other traditional foods from the mid-1800's. The Festival highlights the performing arts with traditional music, a Blue/Gray Ball is hosted at the Vernon Gym, tours of Underground Railroad sites, a working Blacksmith Shop, demonstrations of traditional arts as well as speakers about the Vernon Grays, Morgan's Raid and other historic events are given throughout the two day event.

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