History Comes Alive Festival 2021

The 2021 History Comes Alive Festival has past. We are currently working on the 2022 Festival scheduled for June 10 – 19, 2021. We will be announcing soon. Until then here’s the most recent Festival to show you how much fun this event is:

SEPTEMBER 3 – 12 , 2021

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows and more are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. It’s all outdoors, and the shows are FREE!

Step back in time and meet these brilliant American game changers – hear their stories – ask them how their world changed.

There’s nothing like experiencing history in a beautiful outdoor setting. Multiple outdoor shows daily in Upstate South Carolina at the Mauldin Cultural Center Amphitheater. Additional outdoor shows in North Carolina at the Warren Wilson College Pavilion and the Transylvania County Library Amphitheater.

There will be great story-telling, lots to laugh about, and deep secrets revealed. You’ll laugh – you’ll cry – you’ll have lots of questions. And they’ll be answered. Bring your stories. Share your experiences. Get inspired. Because you’re a part of the show. It’s not just history – it’s personal.

Click below for a printable Festival Schedule


For more information:  caroline@HistoryComesAlive.org

All events are FREE, but registration is required for the Virtual Online Discussions with performers (9/7 through 9/11 at 2pm) and the Buncombe Chautauqua Parks/Lamarr show (9/11 at 2pm Warren Wilson College.) Click on individual event to register.




September Festival Shows