LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Albemarle County residents might recognize the name Jack Jouett from the middle school, but people in Louisa County know his story a bit more.

June 3 will be marking the 242nd anniversary of Jouett’s ride from Cuckoo Tavern to warn Thomas Jefferson and other members of the Virginia legislature who were in Charlottesville about the approach of British troops.

Jouett is known as the Paul Revere of the South for that ride, which saved several lawmakers from capture by the British in 1781.

Though the General Assembly originally declared June 3 as Jack Jouett Day in 2011, this year, there will be a festival marking it at Southern Revere Cellars.

The event, which is being put together by the Louisa County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the Louisa County Historical Society, will include historical demonstrations, crafts, vendors, food, music, pony rides and more.

“This festival is just one way we’re hoping to spread the word about the importance of Jack Jouett,” said Louisa County Supervisor Willie Gentry. “We’re working to tell the story along his path, and being on Jack Jouett Road, Southern Revere is a great choice to host this event. We plan to complement Jack Jouett and revolutionary-period education with some really fun activities for the whole family at the event.” 

Admission to this event will be free.

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