DATES:  February 24 - February 26, 2017

EVENT COORDINATOR:  Charles Mandeville

LOCATION:  Battles and historical presentations will be held at Fort Escondida, the Fandango and Ladies Tea will be held in Socorro at the Garcia Opera House.

To get to Fort Escondida, take I-25 to exit 152 (Escondida - two miles north of the North Socorro exit).  From there, just follow the signs we will be putting up on Thursday before the event. 

REGISTRATION:  A printable registration form is available here

REENACTORS REGISTRATION FEE: $20 for adults, $5 for children, children under 6 no charge.  On site registration will take place at 4 PM on Friday, February 24 at Fort Escondida.  At sign in, registered participants will receive a ticket for the raffle. Extra raffle tickets will be available to purchase!  Crystal Schneider is asking for $4 per person for reenactor meals for those eating in camp. There is no admission charge for the public who are just viewing the event!

SCHEDULE: A printable event schedule is available here 

2017 BATTLE FOR SOCORRO SCHEDULE

EVENT SCHEDULE

 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 Fort Escondida

                                                12:00 PM        Camps open to reenactors

                                                4:00 PM          Camps open to public

                                                5:00 PM          Registration at the mess tent

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

 Fort Escondida

                                                8:00 AM          Reenactor breakfast at mess tent

                                                9:00 AM          Camps open to public

                                                                          Reenactor drill

                                                10:00 AM        Programs and special exhibits in camps (see below for list)

                                                11:00 AM        Battle of Valverde

                                                12:00 PM        Programs and special exhibits in camps (see below for list)

                                                1:00 PM          Reenactor lunch at the mess tent

                                                                       

                                                                          Garcia Opera House

(Public is encouraged to attend!)

                                                3:00 PM          Ladies fashion show and tea

                                                6:30-9 PM      Fandango

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

 Fort Escondida

                                                8:00 AM         Reenactor breakfast at mess tent

                                                 9:00 AM          Camps open to public

                                                                           Period church service

                                                10:00 AM        Commanders' choice tactical battle

                                                12:00 PM        Reenactor raffle

                         Here are the presentations that are definitely going to happen in the camps, there may be                             others also.   Ifanyone else wants to put on a presentation, let me know and I will add it to the list! 

 

                                                     Exhibits and Presentations

                                                                               Location – By the Confederate camp

          "The California and Colorado Columns in NM History" –  Robert Lah

          "Woodworking on the Trail" –  Phil Gregory

         "The Soldier’s Kit" – Phil Dodd

         "Lances, Buckshot, Bowies, and Exploding Mules - Colorful Arms and Tactics " – Ronald Lah

         "The Cavalryman's Arms and Equipment and Horse’s Gear" – Shawn Ortega

VENDORS: By invitation only

UNION COMMANDER: TBA

CONFEDERATE COMMANDER: TBA                                                                                             

CONTACT/ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Tony Grieco (pluckytc@gmail.com).  Charles does not have email, if you wish to contact him, email me and I will forward your message or send you his phone number

RAFFLE:  The City of Socorro is providing us with no funding this year, so the raffle is a vital source of revenue!

If you have any interesting items to donate, let us know!

Time is short this year, as are personnel- if you can volunteer to help with the ladies tea, fandango, or with any type of historical presentation, please let me know!

REENACTOR MEALS:

Meals at the mess tent are to be as in previous years - Saturday evening potluck, provided by Friends of Ft. Selden.  A $4 per person donation is requested from those eating in camp, includes Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. For the Saturday evening potluck, the Friends of Fort Seldenwill provide the base of the meals, but additions are highly requested to fill-out the meal for all.

 

 

 

 

 

(Updated 1-19-17)