MORRISTOWN – Wagons and wheels will come to Morristown when the Belmont County Tourism Council and the Morristown Historic Preservation Association team up once more to host the National Pike Wagon Train Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 2018.
Every year, covered wagons and outriders from the tri-state area travel the roads in Belmont County, a reminder of what transportation looked like along the Historic National Pike (US Route 40). Transportation in the 20th century will be on display via a car show that will feature vehicles from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show. The Dukes of Hazzard aired from 1979 to 1985 featuring cousins Bo and Luke Duke, played by actors John Schneider and Tom Wopat, and their adventures in fictional Hazzard County, GA.
The wagon train will arrive in Morristown on Saturday afternoon, June 2, where it will encamp behind the Black Horse Inn. Deep Down Country Band will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair and enjoy this open air concert.
The wagon train pulls out on Sunday morning to make way for the Egypt Valley Car Club Show from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3rd. Featured this year will be the Northeast Ohio Dukes, who will have four stunt cars on display, including the General Lee, an orange 1969 Dodge Charger. Car show exhibitors will be given chances to win a variety of door prizes.
A bake sale Sunday will benefit the Morristown VFD and Trooper Chase Watts will return with his Books with Badges program for the kids. There will be food and music to enjoy on Sunday as well.
The National Pike Wagon Train and all other activities are arranged by the Morristown Historic Preservation Association through a grant from the Belmont County Tourism Council. For more information, go to www.morristownohio.org.