February 3 - 4
Living History Trade Fair
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave., Fremont, Ohio Times: Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Cost $5.00/person or $7.00/weekend pass. Really good home cooked food & beverages are available, drawings for free prizes & a book signing by Matt Wulff besides lots of merchants for your winter projects.
February 24 - 25
Echoes of the Past Trade Show in Oshkosh
Echoes of the Past trade show includes merchants and classes for reenactors, dealers, educators, related crafts people, historians, and the general public interested in the mid 1700s to the 1860s. It's open to the public Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3 with a $5.00 door fee for everyone over 10 years of age. Food is available on site and parking is free.
March 3 - 4
Old Town Trade Fair
Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH. Admission is $4 per person, $3 if dressed in pre-1890 clothing; children 12 and younger free. No animals allowed but there is food available and carpeted floors.
March 21 - 22
Kalamazoo Living History Trade Show
This is the largest indoor trade show in the Midwest with hundreds of merchants and classes providing goods for pre 1890s reenactors, dealers, educators, related crafts people, historians, and the general public.
April 22 - 25
This event in Big Pool, Maryland represents eastern North America from 1730 to 1790. At the fair you will see merchants, traders, trades people, street vendors, entertainers, individuals, groups, military units, and American Indians portraying the 1730s up to the early republic.
May 15 - 16
Fight for the Backcountry
Alamance Battleground State Historic Site 5803 S NC Highway 62, Burlington NC 27215. A recreation of the events that led to armed conflict on May 16th 1771! A large number of farmers who called themselves "Regulators" met the loyalist militia of Governor William Tryon at this site. A prelude to the war of revolution to come this rebellion was quickly suppressed. A late 18th century cabin has been moved to this cite along with a small visitor center. A good collection of grass roots participants occupy the cabin and grounds along with only a few merchants.
May 29 - 30
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous Facebook page
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, Vincennes, IN. An American Revolutionary War reenactment on National Park Service land (free to everyone) with a trade fair directly across the street ($10 adult, $2 ages 6-12 gate price with $3 parking). This event is filled with great entertainment, lots for children to do and is one of the largest Revolutionary War events in the Midwest. Although there are many things to do, one of my favourites is the Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier which was first built in 1826 on the site of older churches.
July 24 - 26
War of 1812 Grand Tactical, Sackets Harbor, NY
Each year those who portray the War of 1812 put on one grand tactical weekend where all the units who can participate. The grand tactical will be one of the largest events for the War of 1812. This will be the first year for us at Sackets Harbor.
September 4 - 5
The Fair at New Boston, Springfield, OH
A 1790 to 1810 early republic trade fair with lots of good demonstrators and merchants. This is a large event with three working taverns, a coffee house, livestock and great entertainment. Laura and Paul worked at this event over 10 years ago and are excited to revisit old friends. There is a small fee for visitors.
October 1 - 3
Mississinewa 1812, Marion, IN is the largest War of 1812 event in the United States. This event has great entertainment and shopping.
October 9 - 10
Feast of the Hunter's Moon Lafayette, IN
Feast of the Hunters' Moon at Fort Ouiatenon is a mid to late 18th century annual fall gathering that has continued for 52 years.