Cannon Fire, Combat and Camps: Clemmons Park Living History During JCF Days

Cannon Fire, Combat and Camps: Clemmons Park Living History During JCF Days
Visitors play tug-of-war, one of the frontier games available at Clemmons Park, during 2018's JCF Days festival.

FREMONT – Everyone has a favorite stop during John C Fremont Days, be it the car show displayed throughout the Historic Downtown neighborhood or the free kids’ events on the green at Midland University – but many people forget to stop out at Clemmons Park to soak up the interactive, living history displays.

The living history encampments take over the park at 16th & Luther beginning Thursday night, but the main events will take place on Saturday. The Cowboy Action Shooters will perform at 12:45, followed by a medieval melee between armored combatants in a full contact combat exhibition at 1PM.

One of the full contact combatants stretches before a second round. (2018)

Visitors can take a look at a real Native American tepee, try their hand at the tomahawk throw, then catch the incredible dance display by the Many Moccasins Native American Dance troupe at 2PM.

Returning this year, a fan favorite Civil War era horse drawn artillery unit will visit Clemmons Park for the first time in years, with fully decorated horses pulling period accurate cannons that really fire. The Terry’s Texas Rangers reenactors will perform on Saturday, July 13th immediately following another Civil War reenactment, which begins at 2:45PM.

Saturday’s special events will conclude with a WWII firepower demonstration and a 1940’s Pin Up Competition, from 3:15PM to around 4:30PM.