February 1 - 3
Military History Fest VIII
Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center, St. Charles, IL. This is a trade show for reenactors, dealers, educators, related crafts people, historians, and the general public for all historic periods. It boasts almost continuous classes and many merchants. It is really worth a look to see the movies on thier website. New for this year is a full encampment, military vehicle rally and heavy weapons display.
February 23 - 24
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 from the mid 1700s to the 1860s.
March 16 - 17
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 25 - 28
This event in Big Pool, Maryland represents eastern North America from 1730 to 1790. At the fair you will see sutlers, traders, street vendors, entertainers, individuals, groups, military units, and American Indians portraying the 1730s up to the early republic.
May 25 - 26
Spirit of Vincennes, Inc
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, Vincennes, IN. An American Revolutionary War reenactment on National Park Service land with a Rendezvous directly across the street. 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 favorites is the Old Cathedral, Basilica of St. Francis Xavier which was first built in 1826 on the site of older churches.
June 8 - 9
The Fort at No.4, French and Indian War Encampment, Charlestown, NH.
This will be our first time for any event at The Fort at No. 4.
July 5 - 7
Old Fort Niagara, NY
A reenactment of the French and Indian War and Old Fort Niagara's largest event of the year. If you have never been to Fort Niagara this is worth a visit.
August 31 - September 1
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.
September 7 - 8
Cantigny Park Wheaton, IL
This event is one of the NWTA's largest American Revolutionary War reenactments. There are a fair number of merchants and demonstrators and various activities schedualed during the day. School Days are open to home schoolers on the 8th and 9th. This park has an interactive military museum and beautiful flower gardens but there is a small fee for visitors.
October 5 - 6
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 44 years.
October 11 - 13
Mississinewa 1812, Marion, IN is the largest War of 1812 event in the United States. This event has great entertainment and shopping.
October 19 - 20
Trail of History
This is a time line event (1670 to 1840) with a lot of demonstrators and a number of merchants. There is good entertainment and a small fee for visitors to enter. There are lots of things for children to do. School day is October 18th but we will not be open for business for school day.