Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival returns October 15 | Deviations

The Ogletree Gap Heritage Festival returns on October 15 after an absence of more than a decade.

The Heritage Festival will be held at Ogletree Gap Park in Copperas Cove from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ogletree Gap Park is located in the 1000 block of W. Business Highway 190.

The festival, which began in 1984, was presented by the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce until 2008, the last year the festival was held. The Copperas Cove Historical Society is bringing the festival back and a preview of the festival was held at the Copperas Cove Library last October.

The festival will feature historical demonstrations in and around the old stagecoach stop and post office in the park, which is the oldest building in Copperas Cove. There will be carriage rides by “Mr. and Mrs. Ogletree” and the first cavalry horse detachment will perform at 1 p.m. Olaf the longhorn will also be on hand for photos.

Following the 10 a.m. welcoming ceremony, Danny Corbett, Chairman of the Coryell County Historical Commission, will unveil a plaque listing the site on the National Register of Historic Places. The plaque will be attached to the current historical marker at the Ogletree Stagecoach stop.

Admission and parking at the event will be free.

For more information, call Joyce Hauk, president of the Copperas Cove Historical Society, at 254-577-2443.

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