Stockton Sawmill Days
Date(s) - 11/11/2017
Live Oak Landing
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Join us as we celebrate Stockton’s history and heritage as home to the first sawmill in the State of Alabama. Step back in time to the days when logging was done with draft animals. Watch as teams are hitched and logs are pulled and loaded ago. Witness log-rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, boom walking and other feats performed by professional lumberjacks.
Stroll through living history demonstrations – basket making, spinning, weaving, quilting, blacksmithing, syrup making, gristmill, Indian camp. Visit over 70 exhibits and stroll under moss draped Live Oaks through booths of carefully selected Folk Art. Enjoy watching and tasting foods cooked in cast iron pots over open fires. See and learn about piney wood oxen & sheep common years ago and see a portable sawmills cut logs to lumber. Ride the river with Delta Safari and children can help churn butter, shell corn, and hunt for treasure in sawdust pile.
Setup your lawn chair and tap your foot to the music performed throughout the day by Delta Reign, and other musical artists.
See how far the harvesting of timber has come as you compare logging with draft animals to the modern logging equipment used today. See a Woodmizer saw in action.
Come early and enjoy “sawmill” sausage biscuits or “flap-jacks” with sorghum syrup. Later on be drawn by the aroma of fresh fried catfish, cheese grits, turnip greens, corn bread, BBQ, roasted corn-on-the-cob, cracklings, funnel cakes, and buttermilk pie. For the first time try fried Cheddar Cheese Curds or select from the menus of several popular food trucks from Mobile. There is something for every member of your family to enjoy no matter how young or how old. It will bring back memories to the old and laughter and education to the young. Visit our web site: www.stocktonsawmilldays.org for updated information. Don’t forget your lawn chair!