The Audrain County Historical Society, the City of Mexico Tourism Commission and Missouri Humanities Council invite you to the 17th ANNUAL
Walk Back In Time!
And Missouri Bicentennial Celebration
September 24-September 26, 2021
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 2021!
Lewis & Clark Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, including,
Bud Clark, William Clark's 3rd Great-Grandson and
"Seaman" the Newfoundland dog who accompanied them
World War I Biplanes (French Nieuport & German Fokker),
Suffragette Parade, Atlatl Spear Demos, Orphan Train Drama,
Joe & Joannie Folk Songs
Friday Evening Performance - Ulysses S. Grant- The Man Behind The Uniform, Dr. Curt Fields
FREE SATURDAY EVENING EVENT - 6:30pm-9pm
Five Rugged Roads of History
Come adventure through the night and through history from one performance to
the next, in any order:
Spirits of the Native Americans, Titanic Tragedy, Civil War Artillery and the Mortician’s Nocturnal Secrets
Repeating performances every 30 minutes between 6:30 and 8:00 culminating in
the Grand Finale: Cowboys of the Open Range
Each camp will be marked with a black diamond sign and torch.
Grounds close at 9pm
Join us for more...
Wild West Gunfights, Joe Long as Tom Bass, Clint Winn as Mark Twain,
Ruben Bolton as Francis Key Scott
World War II & Civil War Reenactments
Vikings in America, Pirates, Colonists, Mountain Men, Pony Express,
Native Americans, Cowboys, Civil War, Wild West, WWI, Suffragettes,
WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War
Brought to you by the Missouri
8:00AM-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
6:15 PM : Ulysses S. Grant-The Man Behind the Uniform, Dr. Curt Fields
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.
*Calling for WWI Reenactors: contact firstname.lastname@example.org*
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.
In Time Schedule 2021