We had come to this dry area . . . and we had paused in it and built our houses and we were slowly creating the legend of our life. We were digging for water and we were leading streams through the dry land. We were planting and ploughing and standing in the midst of the garden that we were making.

~ William Saroyan

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2016 CWR Information

2016 CWR Tentative Event Details

Experience the clamor and valor of a battle reenactment

Take a Living History Tour through the Army and Civilian Camps

Hear President Lincoln deliver the moving Gettysburg Address

Visit period artisans  - weavers & spinners, lace makers, rifle, boat & broom     makers, blacksmiths and quilters - as they demonstrate the skills and arts of the Civil War era. 

Converse with historic figures including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and Harriet Tubman 

Watch historical entertainments

Stomp your feet and slap your knee to the sound of fiddles and voices rising in song 

Tour the historic Kearney Mansion (Separate entrance fee)

Sit around a campfire, or join in a dance at Camp Night

More food choices for 2016

No scrip/cash accepted everywhere



Admission:  $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12, 5 and under are free.

Tickets will be available online prior to the event and at the Event Entrance Area on the south side of Kearney Park on the day of the event. Cash only, please. There will be an ATM onsite. Separate entrance fee per day.



Tentative 2016 CWR Event Schedule

(Subject to Change)

Saturday, October 22

  Event Hours: 10 AM - 10 PM

  Battle Reenactments - 1 PM & 4 PM

 Sunday, October 23

Event Hours: 10 AM - 3 PM

  Battle Reenactment - 1:30 PM

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Click Here for more info

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities available now! 


7160 W. Kearney Boulevard, Fresno, CA 93706

Directions to venue 

Last Updated Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:28 PM.