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Recall LaGrange Distillery Raid on the Mountain

Festival Event

Recall LaGrange’s Distillery Raid on the Mountain will include a period correct living history Prohibition Era raid on a “suspected moonshine still.” A group of lawmen will descend on the pioneer village of LaGrange and will engage in a brief skirmish with the locals. The skirmish will be held around 2PM on Saturday at the College Park Site. Living history presentations will be ongoing throughout the day and there will be tours of the Dawson Distillery near the park during the day of the event.

Commemorating the 191st Anniversary
LaGrange College 1830-1863

Schedule of Events

Saturday: LaGrange College Site 10AM – 4PM
• Distillery Raid on the Mountain: 2PM
• Art/Crafts demonstrations & sales: 10-4
• Vendors 10-4
• Observatory opens for Stargazer by the Shoals Astronomy Club 10-2
• Wagon Rides to Historic Cemetery 10-2
• Petting Zoo (all day)
• Vittles (all day)
• Pioneer, log buildings open for tours (all day)
• Musical Entertainment 10-2
• Civil War Displays & Demonstrations (all day)
• New Display/ Hoyt Wayne French’s Civil War Collections (all day)
• New Book Publication by: Robert Steen
• New Display in Museum: Recently restored 1840 Cotton Gin by Bill Friday – Huntsville
• Saturday: Dawson Distillery Tours 9AM – 6PM
• LaGrange College Lane

Alabama Bicentennial Table

• 1800’s Dining table displayed at the LaGrange College Site’s Welcome Center, will be featured during the Recall LaGrange Event. The table, was once owned by Charles Tait who prepared the bill that was used for Alabama Statehood. Tait’s family, Paul E. and Jimmy Jones live in Leighton, Alabama.

Still Raid on the Mountain 2PM

Distillery reenactors portray a correct living history centering on a Prohibition Era raid on a Moonshine Still during this year’s event. Displays include antiques and fragments of period moonshine stills, including a skirmish by lawmen. Living History Events will be ongoing throughout the day, including tours of a nearby Distillery.

• LaGrange Living Historical Association
• 1800’s Distillery Reenactors
• Colbert County Tourism
• Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association
• Shoals Astronomy Club