Charles Cunningham of Centralia visits with those attending a larger scale Civil War reenactment in Houston in 2010. It returns in 2012. (File photo)

The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will host a fall festival and Civil War Encampment today at its fairgrounds on North U.S. 63. 

Demonstrations are planned by the Missouri Civil War Reenactment Association:

•10 a.m. – Women of the Civil War.

•11 a.m. – Civil War History of Texas County and Missouri.

•1 p.m. – Military Drills.

•3 p.m. – Court Martialing of an Army Deserter.

In connection with the festival, there will a hay maze, vendors and concessions.

A series of pageants also are planned at the community building.

At 5 p.m., the Texas County Fair Board will host an auction and meal to raise funds to improve and add to its pavilion.


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