PRESTONSBURG — The cannons and rifles stand ready to be loaded, as Floyd County braces for gunfire to echo from the mountains once more.
The annual re-enactment of the Battle of Middle Creek will take place beginning Friday, Sept. 12, and ending Sunday, Sept. 14, and the Middle Creek National Battlefield, near the junction of Routes 114 and 404. During the same timeframe, the Highlands Folk Festival will also be conducted at the battlefield.
The themes of this year’s battle are “Women and Salt,” which the Friends of Middle Creek say were two essential elements for the conduct of the war, particularly for the Confederacy.
Alongside the battlefield will be a campsite, which the public is invited to tour throughout the event. Battles will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, while a dance and ghost walk will begin at 7 p.m., Saturday.
All events at the Battle of Middle Creek are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Prestonsburg Convention & Visitors Bureau, at (606) 886-1341, or Debbi Manual, at (606) 886 0170.