National Civil War Association events are listed as larger headings.  The NCWA has reciprocal attendance arrangements with the organizations listed as well.

Featured Image Courtesy of Howard Gold.


The Blue Gray Ball

January 8, 2022

Plymouth, CA

At last, a chance to dance the night away while showing off your dress uniforms and finest silks and laces! The Blue Gray Ball  will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at 9325 Main Street, in Plymouth, CA. There will be a dessert potluck and non-alcoholic drinks available, and the evening will begin with the Presentation of the Debutantes–all young ladies between 14 and 18 are invited to participate. We wish to thank Jon Nickerson-Tremayne for creating and inviting us to this delightful event.

School of the Soldier – Mahon Ranch – Elk Grove, CA  

March 19 – 20 (set-up March 18)

Come and see your friends and brush up your skills to be ready for our upcoming 2022 season!

Mahon Ranch – Elk Grove, CA – April 30-May 1 (School Day April 29)

10171 Grantline Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Join us again at this great site for our first fight of the year!

Friday, April 29 – School Day – 9:00 a.m.  

Classes from local schools will march from station to station to hear presentations on various aspects of the Civil War experience. 

For information on how your class can participate in the the School Day, please contact Midirise Arnold at midirise1863@yahoo.com

Saturday, April 30 –                          Sunday, May 1

9:00 a.m. – Camps open to the public         9:00 a.m. – Camps open to the public

10:00 a.m. – Dress Parade                                10:00 a.m. – Church Call

12:00 noon – Camps close                                12:30 p.m. – Camps close

12:30 p.m. – First Battle                                    1:00 p.m. – Battle

2:30 p.m. – Camps close                                    3:00 p.m. – Camps close for the day

3:00 p.m. – Second Battle

5:00 p.m. – Camps close for the day


Generally speaking the NCWA does not allow dogs at our events. If you absolutely must bring your dog for whatever reason, there is a procedure for doing so. First, you must get the approval of your branch commander – Union Colonel, Confederate Colonel, or Civilian Mayor. You must also get the approval of the entire Admin Board – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. This must be done PRIOR TO THE EVENT. If this has not been done, the dog WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE EVENT. Any dogs attending NCWA events must be kept under control at all times. Nobody wants their gear to be chewed up or have a leg lifted on it, and nobody wants to step in an unexpected surprise. If you show up with a dog and have not gone through the above procedure, you and your dog will be asked to leave.


NCWA Rules, page 27:

ANIMALS:  Members, guest participants, and spectators are not allowed to have dogs at NCWA controlled events. The only animals allowed are horses, mules, oxen and fowl; approved by the Branch Commanders prior to the event and safety tested, if appropriate. Any exceptions must be approved by the Branch Commanders and the Administrative Board prior to the event.


     Dog Island Park – April 29-May 1


1360 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA


 May 21-22

Saturday: 10:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

El Dorado County Fairgrounds

100 Placerville Drive,

Placerville, CA 95667

The NCWA will have an exhibit featuring tents and a cannon, and will need volunteers to help explain what we do to visitors, and to assist with “dry drills” on the cannon. Please contact President Skott Borello at 530-886-8822 so your name can be added to the gate list for free admission. An excellent recruiting opportunity!


The Battle of Cottonwood Creek at Stone Ranch – Esparto, CA – May 27, 28, 29 

Watch the Rebs and Yanks go at it among the rolling hills of this beautiful site.

 School Day May 27th, Reenactment May 28th and 29th, 2022

LOCATION: Yolo Land & Cattle in Yolo County, 24445 County Road 25 Esparto, CA 95627

Click Here For Directions

PUBLIC ENTRY DONATION FEE $10.00 per Adult & Kids 10 Years and under free!

There is a 1900-era red barn that has potable drinking water & power, but it’s always best to bring your own water. I am looking forward to seeing you all again. Please contact me at cosme_mnz@ yahoo.com or Cosme Munoz (530) 863-9425  if you have any questions. Please print and fill out the Event Waiver Form, and bring it with you to the event.

Click Here For Stone Ranch Event Waiver


Graeagle, CA – Plumas County – July 1-4



Duncan’s Mills Civil War Days – Duncan’s Mills, CA


July 16 & 17 – cancelled

San Benito County Historical Park – Tres Piños, CA – September 16, 17, 18 (School Day September 16)

When the Yankees capture the town of Three Pines, the Rebs are ready to take it back!

Saturday, September 17, 1863

7:00 – Reveille
8:30 – Officer’s Call/Morning Reports Due 9:00 Event Opens To Public
9:00 – Parade/Inspection (Civilians in Camp)

9:30 – Flag Raising
10:00 – Company/Battalion Drill
11:30 – First Call, Camps Closed
12:00 – 1st Engagement
2:00 – First Call, Camps Closed
2:30 – 2nd Engagement
4:00 Event Closes to Public
4:00 – Officer’s Call
There will be no dance – Dance Hall being used for Crafts Faire 10:00 – Taps/Pickets Posted
11:00 – All Quiet

 Sunday, September 18, 1863

7:00 – Reveille
8:30 – Officer’s Call / Morning Reports due 9:00 – Event opens to Public

9:00 – Parade/Inspection (Civilians in Camp)
9:30 – Flag Raising
10:00 – Church Service with Joe Cedillo at School Yard 11:30 – First Call, Camps closed
12:00 pm – 3rd Engagement
1:30 – Potluck
2:00 – General sounded – Break Camp

3:00 – Event closes to Public
3:00 – Vehicles permitted on premises

Site Rules for San Benito Civil War Days 2022

SAFETY RULES: All reenactors will abide by the safety rules of the National Civil War Association, Inc. if there are any questions or concerns by visiting reenactors they should be brought up to the appropriate NCWA Brigade Leader, Union, Confederate, or Civilian Mayor for clarification. The use of Mortars and Gatling Guns are prohibited under NCWA rules.

ENTRY FEES: All reenactors, upon entering the site, must present a 2022 membership card belonging to the NCWA, or any other PACWR (Pacific Area Civil War Reenactors) affiliated group. Failure to produce a membership card will require that person to pay the general entry fee of $10. Refunds will not be given by San Benito County Historical Society (SBCHS) upon presentation of such a card at a later date.

SET-UP: Vehicle access for site set-up of reenactors’ equipment will be from 10:00 am on Thursday, September 15th to 8:00 am to Saturday, September 17th. All vehicles are to be removed from the camps and the field to designated parking areas by 9:00 am Saturday, September 17th. There shall be no vehicle access between 9:00 am Saturday, September 17th to 3:00 pm Sunday, September 18th. Site access for all reenactor’s vehicles shall be no earlier than 3:00 pm Sunday, September 18th. Reenactors may camp out overnight on Sunday, September 18th, but must leave by Noon on the 19th.

Union camp and Civilian Camp will be on the south side of the pak nearest to the saloon and dance hall.

Confederate camp will be on the north side of the park. The Confederates and any horse trailers will have a special parking lot to the north of Confederate Camp. Confederate Camp has its own Porta Potties, as well an 8 foot by 4 foot BBQ Grill which may be used by residents of the camp.

RV/NON-PERIOD CAMPING: RV Parking and non-period camping for reenactors will be permitted in the NCWA parking area only. Any vehicles parked in the posted “No Parking” area will be towed at owner’s expense. RVs are to be self-contained.

WATER: All reenactors are to supply their own potable water for drinking and cooking.

FIRES: Above Ground only. Either metal fire pits or stoves, or contained by bricks and rocks. Materials for extinguishing fires, as designated in the PACWR rules, are to be at the ready at all times as there is an active fire.

FIREWOOD: To provide for the fires used for cooking and warmth in the camps, SBCHS will provide seasoned, dry firewood for the reenactor camp areas. Additional wood, and a wood splitter, are available on the grounds.

BEDDING: SBCHS will provide straw for use by reenactors for bedding. Any cords or other binding removed from the bales is to be disposed of immediately. Used straw to be collected and disposed of before reenactors leave the site. Locations to dispose of straw will be marked by SBCHS. Scott Spence, the Event Coordinator, will be providing 32 Gallon Trash Containers to help transport the loose straw.

HORSES: SBCHS will provide plastic water trough for Horses. Site has no other facilities for horses. Horse owners will supply food for horses. Horse manure to be left in designated leave pile.

DOGS: Dogs are not allowed on site during the reenactment. Any exemptions for trained service animals need to be pre-approved by the NCWA Admin Board.

QUIET HOURS: The NCWA, other visiting reenactors, and SBCHS shall observe quiet hours from 10:00 pm until 6:00 am during the event and no activities shall be planned o authorized during that time. Special consideration of reenactors sleeping arrangements, public drunkenness, and loud noises shall be held to the strictest standards.

Any additional enquiries can be made to the Event Coordinator, Scott Lee Spence, 408-802- 8144, sampycople@gmail.com


Hawes Ranch – Redding, CA – September 23, 24, 25 



4 thoughts on “EVENT CALENDAR”

  1. your website here does not allow me to look for information on the Knights Ferry Re-enactment.

    Can someone inform me where I can find out battle times for both days, when the camps are open, etc.


    1. That information is not available until you arrive at the site. It is usually decided upon by the Brigade Commanders on the first day and then dispersed to the individual units.


  2. Since we know the address of most of these events, it would be nice to list the address so people can find the location.


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