Guyandotte Local Customs
Thunder in the Village
The first weekend in November is when the re-enactment of the liberation of Guyandotte is celebrated. A large part of the town is involved in playing the part of the Confederate troops who were victorious over the Union garrison and returned the land to southern control at least for a while. Some residents reluctantly play the defeated Union soldiers.
Besides the re-enactment which takes place most of the day, you can buy Civil War souveniers sold by local artists and vendors. Plenty of places to get something to eat also.
There will be the usual lectures and stories and display of memorabilia at the Guyandotte United Methodist Church.
There will also be a special memorial service at 11 a.m. Sunday in front of the VFW on Main Street.
Come and enjoy the "slaughter" and the "burning" and the joyous victory.
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