JACKSON’S MILL, W.Va. — A Central West Virginia family tradition is once again ready to welcome visitors when the 41st Annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee kicks off today, Sept. 4, and continues this Labor Day Weekend.
Organizers note the Jubilee takes place on the “beautiful rolling farmland of Lewis County, which was once home to Confederate Civil War General Stonewall Jackson and continues a celebration of Appalachian Heritage” at Jackson’s Mill, which is located just North of Weston off State Route 19.
This year features demonstrations of heritage arts and crafts and music that are both educational and entertaining,” organizers said. “There will be Indigenous and bluegrass music concerts, native american style dancing, chainsaw carving, gristmill grinding, homestead activities, West Virginia and heritage photography displays, needlecraft and quilt shows, antique tractor and engine exhibits, Civil War encampments, horse drawn carriage rides, and more than 90 artisans and crafters will have their products on sale.”
“For the more active visitor, this year’s jubilee boasts a ‘hillbilly’ zip line, or you can learn how to square dance, play marbles, or enter the corn hole contest. For the young at heart, in “Kids Land” they can climb the wall, learn how to mine for gemstones, get your face painted, listen to a professional story teller, or create your own sand art project among a host of ‘fun things’ to do,” an organizer added.
“Of course it wouldn’t be ‘Jubilee’ without a full menu of foods prepared just the way you like it – ‘Homestyle,’” said one organizer, adding, “On the grounds you will find BBQ (Beef, Chicken and Pork), steak sandwiches, funnel cakes, homemade ice cream, jams, jellies, apple butter and more, or enjoy a sit-down meal in the classic style of the Mount Vernon Dining Hall.”
“Best of all you can see all, do all, and enjoy all these things for a family friendly admission price of just $5 a person per day,” an organizer said.