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The Audrain County Historical Society, the City of Mexico Tourism Commission and Missouri Humanities Council invite you to the 19th...

The Audrain County Historical Society is sponsoring this program in partnership with the Missouri Humanities and with support for the Missouri Humanities Trust Fund

Walk Back In Time!

September 26-September 28, 2025!

Walk Back In Time
The premier living history festival in the Midwest!  


At this family-friendly, living history festival where visitors can walk from camp to camp and experience life during the civil war, wild west, 1770s colonists or WWII. Reenactors are encamped Friday through Sunday and live as they would have in each time period.  Listen to presenters on the main stage, eat some great food, enjoy live music and absorb all the history we have to offer!

New in 2023!





Join us for more...

Vikings in America, Medieval Swordsmen, Pirates, 1750s French & Indian War, 1770s Colonists, 1830s Mountainmen, 1860 Pony Express, 1860s Civil War, Native American, 1880s Wild West,

1918 World War I, 1800s-1940s Cultural Pioneers, 1940s World War II, 1970s Vietnam, 1991 Gulf War, and more.  

    In addition to our traditional little western town of South Fork, our Walk Back in Time (WBIT) Festival will highlight the Old West, with a Stagecoach, chuck wagons, snake oil salesman, Civil War ambulance, and more! We welcome “Stagecoach Journey” with Rick and Bev Hamby and crew. His original stagecoach was built in the 1880s in Concord, New Hampshire and then sent to the rugged West to carry passengers and mail on its circuit. Rick and Bev, with the crew, will entertain guests with tales of this historic coach and what its life was really like.


Included in our special Old West sector is 1800s mortician, Phil Woolfolk and blacksmith, Sean George. Dusty James and Abalone Pearl will regale us with tunes from the rugged trails.

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8:30AM-2:30PM:     Walk Back in Time Education Day 

Teachers can learn more about activities & registration by clicking HERE!

*Reservations by school are required to attend*

Proudly sponsored by Consolidated Electric Cooperative

and Moberly Area Community College

4:00-8:00PM: Historical Camps Open to Public

4:30-8:00PM: Historical Society's Fish & Chicken Fry

Attention ALL Reenactors/Traders/Vendors:

PLEASE REGISTER BY EMAIL BELOW! Even if you are a long-time participant, confirm as soon as you are certain of your attendance. Space is limited.


Historical traders only

Earliest set-up is Thursday, Sept. 22.

No modern camping on the grounds. 

WBIT features many food vendors each year. If you would like to participate as a food vendor, please contact Janice at 573-581-3910 BEFORE filling out or mailing the application. We have limited space & can only accommodate so many. Click the links below to download applications.

For additional info, please call 573-581-3910. Please do not

send in any forms until you have called the number above

and ask for Janice.

Food Vendors

Check Out Photos from Walk Back In Time Here!

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New 2023

schedule will post in late 


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