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2019 Overmountain Victory Trail Association Encampment Schedule:

The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail is part of the U.S. National Trails System. It recognizes the Revolutionary War Overmountain Men, Patriots from what is now East Tennessee who crossed the Great Smoky Mountains and then fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in South Carolina. Elkin was the site of a muster field for the soldiers and a segment of the trail is in Elkin.

Friday May 31:  
8:00: Mandatory Weapons Inspection 
8:30-3:30: High School Educational Program 
8-10-minute rotations 

Weapons demonstration

Saturday June 1: 
8:00: Mandatory Weapons Inspection 
9:00: SAR Flag Retirement Ceremony 
10:00: Weapons Demonstration 
11:00: Story of Battle of Kings Mountain 
12:00: Joe Hicks Honorary March 
2:00: Story of Battle of Kings Mountain
3:00: Weapons Demo 
4:00: Parade
4:30: Kings Mountain/ Local Ghost Stories 
5:00: End of day 
All Day: Ongoing Living History Demonstrations

Event Activities 
Colonial Music and Dancing  
Weapons Demos: 
Militia Life
Quill Pen Writing 
Spinning and Weaving:
Colonial Currency 
Colonial Toys and Games 
Military Camp/Life
Musket Ball Making
Revolutionary War Military Gear 
Officer Station
History Talks 
Story of Kings Mountain and the Overmountain Men 
Kings Mountain/ Local Ghost Stories
Other Activities: 
Yadkin Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution Flag Retirement Ceremony 
Joe Hicks Remembrance March