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Celebrate the 4th at the Fort

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 23 2014 12:15 PM

Fort Gaines 200 will be hosting a celebration the Fourth of July this year with a  festival at Frontier Village. The highlight of the day will be a ground breaking ceremony at noon for the new Creek Indian Village that will be built for the 2016 Bicentennial of the Fort Gaines military outpost . The upcoming Indian Village will feature a typical household that would have been found in the 1800’s .  The Lower Muscogee  tribal leaders will hold a blessing ceremony, followed by the presentation of Fort Gaines 200 Resolutions by special guests Georgia Representative Gerald Greene and Alabama Representative Dexter Grimsley.  

4th at the Fort will be the declaration of the 2016 Bicentennial, a commemoration of the military fort built in Fort Gaines in 1816 to protect settlers in the region. Featured at this festival on July 4th will be regional arts and crafts, including stain glass artists, jewelry makers, and basket weavers.   1812 encampment and Creek Indian encampment will be on site to demonstrate ways of life during the Creek War period.

Live music will provided by Country Singer Josh Cobb and the Blues Band "Live Action".  And for all the Elvis fans, national award winner Elvis Tribute Artist Jerome Jackson will be performing, and posing for pictures with guests.  

As it does every 4th of July, the Volunteer Fire Department with hold it’s Chicken Q sale in town.  Guests can get their chicken plates, and bring them over to the air conditioned food court at Frontier Village. Additional food and beverage vendors will be at the festival.  

Celebrate the Fourth at the Fort on Friday, July 4th from 10am to 5pm Eastern time.  Free Admission. Frontier Village is located on South Bluff Street in Fort Gaines, GA.

Celebrate the 4th at the Fort

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