Moonshine Express

Event Time: various / Event Location: Town of Rocky Mount


Hear true tales about likker  makin’ in ‘The Moonshine Capital of The World.’ 80+ characters & interpreters tell the story of moonshining in Franklin County. VA. Learn how they made it and why – and some of the more amusing consequences. Tales of prohibition, antique barrooms, likker makers and drinkers. Ride a vintage tour bus, stopping at multiple scenes around the county seat – Rocky Mount. Vintage people, vehicles. Full-size replica likker still – a veteran of the trade tells you how it operated. Meet folks from both sides of the law, hear from the most famous lady rum runner of her time and hear ‘church women’ decry Demon Rum. It’s not against the law to talk about making liquor – and that’s what we do! Moving to larger quarters this year to allow more exhibits – a food vendor – and expanded ‘Gwakers Row’ where you can see vehicles that hauled moonshine likker – or could have. People’s Choice and other awards for car owners. Choose your departure time for an approximate 1 3/4-hour tour. Rain or shine. Advance ticket purchase recommended .Visit the History Museum, 460 S Main St., Rocky Mount.  Phone orders, credit cards. It’s ALL about the HISTORY.