The sign of the unicorn. A fabric shop for 18th century reenactors and historians.

2014 Calendar

April 24 - 27
Fort Frederick
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 24 - 25
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 7 - 8
Klash on the Kankakee, Bourbonnais, IL.
An NWTA American Revolutionary War reenactment.

June 21 - 22
Rebels and Redcoats, Silver Lake, WI.
An NWTA American Revolutionary War reenactment.

July 4 - 6
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.

July 11 - 13
Battle of Wyoming Valley in Mount Cobb, PA
An American Revolutionary War event of the Continental Line and British Brigade within the mountains of rural northeast Pennsylvania.

July 18 - 20
Jane Austen Festival in Louiseville, KY
Being the largest Jane Austen Festival in North America, there are many activities every year including a four coarse afternoon tea, grand ball, workshops, shopping and entertainment but resgister early since these tend to sell out. This is held at the beautiful Locust Grove home of the retired American Revolution general George Rogers Clark.

August 2 - 3
Pike River Rendezvous in Kenosha, WI
This is a fun relaxed event that centers around no certain time period or place. Being directly on Lake Michigan there are usually several battoes, the entertainment usually includes juggling and music and there are a number of food vendors. For participants, the fun usually runs well into the night.

August 30 - 31
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 13 - 14
Cantigny in Wheaton, IL
This event is the Grand Encampment for the NWTA a Revolutionary War group and on regular years this tends to be one of the biggest Revolutionary War events in the Chicagoland area. Besides the military aspect there are a number of good shops. The grounds, gardens and The First Division Museum are a very popular attraction for the area. There is a fee for visitors to park.

October 4 - 5
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 10 - 12
Mississinewa 1812
Mississinewa 1812, Marion, IN is the largest War of 1812 event in the United States. This event has great entertainment and shopping.

October 31 - November 2
North American Voyaguer Council Fall Gathering
NARC Fall Gathering at Badger Camp in Prairie du Chien, WI, includes three days of intense classes to sharpen your interpretation. It is intended as a time to enjoy workshops, speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits about the Great Lakes and Canadian Fur Trade. Wm. Booth is amongst the speakers for this year. Registration is required so be sure to visit their website.

Late 18th century hand made clothing.
The two older Booth girls ages 5 and 6 playing with members of the band Lock, Stock and Barrel at Trail of History 2008.
Recreated living history clothing for late 18th century reenactors.
Living history merchant and daughter in hand made clothing appropriate for the time period of the American Revolution.
Children's clothing of the mid 1770s. Recreated from 100% linen fabric and hand sewn.

2015 Calendar

January 30 - February 1
Military History Fest XI
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 (last weekend)
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 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 23 - 26
Fort Frederick
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 23 - 24
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.

July 3 - 5
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.

September 5 - 6
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 3 - 4
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 9 - 11
Mississinewa 1812
Mississinewa 1812, Marion, IN is the largest War of 1812 event in the United States. This event has great entertainment and shopping.