Home baked goodies; food, arts and crafts, along with entertainment and history await visitors to Newbern this weekend.
With fall colors come the numerous festivals and Newbern’s is one of many and brings to Pulaski County visitors from many locations.
The Newbern Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, will see 21st century visitors walking the road that led early settles westward to a growing nation.
Newbern, the first seat of county government for Pulaski County, has an intriguing past. History fills homes up and down the Wilderness Road and the surrounding lands.
On May 9, 1839, 16 men of the area met in Newbern to organize the first county court. From that day to the present the story of Pulaski County, formed March 30 of that same year by decree of the Virginia General Assembly, and history continue to be written daily.
Vendors will be spread from the east end of the community to the west. In between will be found an assortment of food, arts, crafts, and items you jus can’t do without.
There will be plenty of talking, too, as old friends run into each other, new friendships made and politicians will be shaking plenty of hands and patting backs. There may be a baby or two kissed during the festivities.
A stop in Newbern and a visit to the Wilderness Road Regional Museum will be a living history lesson. Conversation with Newbern residents will add to that lesson.
Displays of historic items, such as dolls and toys, clothing, military items, books, printed matter and photographs will draw attention of visitors.
A plethora of books on area history and historic events is also available at the Museum
Historians and want-to-be historians will have opportunities to talk with re-enactors who will be camped on nearby grounds.
Rain or shine, the Newbern Fall Festival will operate.