Market Fair is here!

It’s Market Fair Weekend! We are delighted to have all of our friends join us this weekend for 18th century fun! Our schedules are below and on our website and Facebook pages. These schedules are subject to change; you can always call 502.897.9845 for the most updated information.

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18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 29, 2016

10:30-10:50: Morning Parades of the Military (Military Camps, Valley)

11:00-11:30– Artillery Demo (Field)

11:00-11:30– Faire Wynds, 18th Century Circus. Historic Home Porch Side

11:30-Noon– Father, Son, and Friends (Historic Home, Blankenbaker Lane Side)

Noon-12:30– Tour of the Congressional Military Camp (Meet at log cabin near the stone wall)

12:30-1:00– Tour of the Crown Military Camp (Meet at log cabin near the stone wall)

12:30-1:00– Jack Salt & The Captain’s Daughter (Jack Salt’s Lair- Vendor Area)

1:00-1:45: Military Recruitment (Kids Militia) Listen for the recruiting sergeant.

1:00-1:30: Father, Son, and Friends (Historic Home, Blankenbaker Lane Side)

2:00-2:50– American Independence Declared!! Hear the Declaration. 18th Century Martial Music by Louisville Baroque Trumpets. Historic Home Facing Blankenbaker Lane

2:30-3:00: Faire Wynds, 18th Century Circus. Historic Home Porch Side

3:00-3:45: The Battle of Long Island, NY, 1776 (Valley)

4:00: Military Retreat

4:00: 18th Century Martial Music by Louisville Baroque Trumpets (Historic Home, Blankenbaker Lane Side)

Throughout the Day

Meet the People of the Revolution: Visit the camps for conversations with the past and an up close look at life during the Revolutionary War.

Hearth Kitchen: Cooks will be busy preparing food for hungry soldiers all day.

The Doctor is in: Revolutionary War surgeon in “the residence” (stone outbuilding)

Faire Wynds: 18th Century Circus. Historic Home Porch Side

Lisette LePoux: Fortunes Told; Tarot Cards Read. In the vendor area.

The Resurrectionists: Body Snatchers and Professional Mourners for Hire

Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Details in the Visitor Center

The Rat Catcher

Sheep Pen: Near the weaver’s booth, vendor area.

Tour the Historic Home

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18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

Schedule of Events

Sunday, October 30, 2016

11-11:20: Morning Parades of the Military (Military Camps, Valley)

11:30-Noon: Artillery Demo (Field)

11:30-Noon: Faire Wynds, 18th Century Circus. Near Historic Home.

Noon: British Crown Forces Confiscate the Mansion

12:30-1:10: 18th Century Martial Music by Louisville Baroque Trumpets (Historic Home, Blankenbaker Lane Side)

12:30-1:00: Tour of the Congressional Military Camp (Meet at log cabin near the stone wall)

1:00-1:30: Tour of the Crown Military Camp (Meet at log cabin near the stone wall)

1:00-1:30: Jack Salt & The Captain’s Daughter (Jack Salt’s Lair- Vendor Area)

1:00-1:45: Military Recruitment (Kids Militia) Listen for the recruiting sergeant.

1:00-4:15: Tour the Historic Home

1:30-2:00: Father, Son, and Friends (Historic Home, Blankenbaker Lane Side)

2:00: British and German Armies Enter the Market; Establish Law and Order

2:30-3:00: Faire Wynds, 18th Century Circus. Near Historic Home

3-3:45: Battle of Harlem Heights, New York, 1776 (Valley)

4:00: Military Retreat

Throughout the Day

Meet the People of the Revolution: Visit the camps for conversations with the past and an up close look at life during the Revolutionary War.

Hearth Kitchen: Cooks will be busy preparing food for hungry soldiers all day.

The Doctor is in: Revolutionary War surgeon in “the residence” (stone outbuilding)

British Military Baggage of the Revolution: By Lynn Phipps; near the military camps.

Faire Wynds: 18th Century Circus. Historic Home Porch Side

Lisette LePoux: Fortunes Told; Tarot Cards Read. In the vendor area.

The Resurrectionists: Body Snatchers and Professional Mourners for Hire

Children’s Scavenger Hunt: Details in the Visitor Center

The Rat Catcher

Sheep Pen: Near the weaver’s booth, vendor area.

We hope to see you in the 18th century! Stop by the Visitors’ Center and say hello!

Revolutionarily yours,

Hannah

Market Fair Vendor Spotlight: 96 District Fabrics

The wait is almost over–Market Fair is this weekend! The event runs 10am-4:30pm daily on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30. We’ll have new activities and vendors, but lots of familiar faces as well, including the subject of our last vendor spotlight. Beth of 96 District Fabrics graciously agreed to tell us about her life with period fabrics! Take it away, Beth!

My husband Jimmy and I own 96 District Fabrics and we sell period appropriate fabrics, patterns and sewing accessories for reenactors. We bought the business five years ago from friends and we quit our jobs and took on this business full time. We plan to continue with this career path until it is no longer enjoyable.

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The 96 District Team, Beth and Jimmy. Photo courtesy of 96 District Fabrics. 

 

This will be our fifth year in attendance at  Market Fair. We do quite a few different time periods and we look forward to seeing our friends from different regions and time periods. We never have a dull moment! It’s exciting to be a merchant … getting to help people create their custom outfits and helping them pick just the right fabric for just the right project.  We look forward to seeing what our customers have created from previous years purchases and getting involved in what new projects and ideas they have for their next undertaking. Most of the fabrics we carry were created for a different purpose whether it be for quilting, curtains or upholstery. Not just reenactors buy our products as many people appreciate good quality all natural fabrics. Something of which you don’t find very often in modern fabric stores. One of our main challenges is continuously searching for period appropriate fabrics at an affordable price for our customers.

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Silks and ribbons and more! Photo courtesy of 96 District Fabrics. 

We attend 25 to 30 events a year while some are only a weekend others last a week and one even lasts for two weeks. Customers can look up our website and see what events we will be attending throughout the year. We are only a phone call or email away!

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Look for the 96 District Tent this weekend! Photo courtesy of Heather Hiner. 

Thanks, Beth! We can’t wait to see you this weekend and see all the treasures you have with you!

We hope to see all of you at Market Fair this weekend–the sheep are returning, children can muster with the militia, there will be music and games and shopping and delicious food–truly, what more could you want? Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Check our website and this blog before you visit for the full schedule of events. We’ll also have updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  If you see your friendly neighborhood blogger Hannah racing around with a camera, please say hello! It’s always a pleasure to meet new friends. Meet you in the 18th century!

Humbly yours,

Hannah