In the 18th Century any gathering was a time of celebration. Food had to be prepared, tents sprang up to house extra visitors, and everyone from beggars to preachers came out to see their neighbors and friends, trade stories and barter for goods. These gatherings were also often tied in with militia musters when citizen soldiers would march and train and soldiers would parade on the village green.
Such was the atmosphere at Historic Locust Grove. Entertainers like jugglers and a slack rope walker along with roving musicians delighted the crowds. And as everyone gathered it was a great day for people watching.