Courtesy of the Fremont Tribune
Courtesy of the Fremont Tribune

Excerpt from the July 9, 2015, Fremont Tribune

Historical encampments, a cornhole tournament and a lively parade all will be part of the John C. Fremont Days this weekend.

A record number of Living History Encampments are planned throughout the weekend at Clemmons Park at 16th Street and Luther Road.

The encampments will feature between 500 and 700 years of history – from the Renaissance era through World War II. Visitors can see a host of demonstrations such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and open fire cooking.

Encampments include Union and Confederate camps, buckskinner and trader camps, a World War II camp and Native American camp.

One highlight will include the Cowboy Action Shooters who will perform at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

A World War II fire power demonstration is planned at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Steve Slykhuis, historical portfolio chairman, also noted that a Lewis and Clark Keelboat will be on display. The boat, which is a half-size replica, gives guests a chance to climb aboard.

Rayl is excited about the encampments.

“We have more re-enactors than ever,” she said. “It just keeps growing. We’re really pleased with the way they have built that up.”

Click here to read the full article previewing last year’s festival.