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

2021 Calendar

February 3 - 4
Canceled!
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
Canceled!
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
Canceled!
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
Canceled!
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 9 - 11
Camp du Bois Trade Fair and Shoot
Camp du Bois Trade Fair and Shoot
Wood River, Illinois 198 N Main Street Wood River, IL 62095. This is a pre-1790 Trade Faire and Shoot by invitation only. There are at least 4 merchants registered and plans to attract many who usually attend Fort de Chartres which is cancled this year.

April 22 - 25
Canceled!
Fort Frederick
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 1 - 2
George Washington's Mount Vernon
This is one of the largest Revolutionary War recreations in the country, has many merchants selling period goods and the house, museums and grounds are expected to be open for touring. Masks are required and everyone is asked to distance.

May 15 - 16
Greatly scaled down! Wm. Booth, Draper has canceled.
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.

June 25 - 27
Fort Loudoun, PA
This first year market fair has a great line up of merchants attending. There will be food vendors and entertainment as well. A $5 entrance fee for everyone over 17 years of age is charged at the gate.

July 2 - 4
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 9 - 11
2021 Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove, Louisville, KY
2021 Jane Austen Festival is on the grounds of the last home of General George Rogers Clark an American Revolutionary War Veteran allowing visitors to tour his beautiful Gerogian home and museum. This event hosts a wide range of activities both indoors and out but tickets for these activities sell out quickly. There is usually a wide range of vendors with food on site but Covid restrictions may limit some of this.

July 24 - 25
Fort Ticonderoga
Witness the epic 1777 siege of American-held Ticonderoga.

August 13 - 15
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Fort Ontario, NY. A Revolutionary War event.

August 27 - 28
Battle of Newton Elmira, New York
A joint Brigade of the American Revolution, Continental Line and British Brigade American Revolutionary War reenactment.

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.

September 18 - 19
Colonial Market and Fair at George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. This event has a lot of high quality demonstrators selling their hand made wears. Mount Vernon has it's own food vendor often a baker attends as well. Attending the event allows access to the museum and house.

September 25 - 26
Mount Harmon Earleville, MD
This is the second year Wm. Booth, Draper will attend this event. The website boasts 1000 participants along with an array of craft vendors, and living history activities. There is a $10 entrance fee for those over the age of 12 (and non members).

October 1 - 3
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 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.

Late 18th century hand made clothing.
Wm. cutting fine book muslin.
Wm. Booth, Draper at Monmouth Battlefield State Park.
Wm. Booth, Draper demonstrating at the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in 2019.
Reproduction men's clothing of the early 19th century.

 

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2022 Calendar

February 5 - 6
Tentative!
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 besides lots of merchants for your winter projects.

March 5 - 6
Tentative!
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 19 - 20
Tentative!
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 21 - 24
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 6 - 8
Raid at Martin's Station
Wilderness Road State Park 8051 Wilderness Rd Ewing, VA 24248. The recreated frontier home of Joseph Martin is raided at dusk 8:30 by Native American Indians. This is quite a show for the public along with burning of parts of the settlement. Various seminars on 18th century topics are conducted by well known historians and lecturers. There tends to be a large number of merchants along with food served on site along with a large number of settlers.

May 21 - 22
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.

June 19 - 20
Raid Along the Mohawk
Raid Along the Mohawk is located near Little Falls, NY. This will be our first time at this event which has run since 2016. The event is at Herkimer Home State Historic Site which was built in 1764 and will be open for tours. The fort was fortified in some way during the raid in 1780, therefore the house has been fortified with gabions for the weekend.

July 1 - 4
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 24 - 25
Fort Ticonderoga
A recreation of an important chapter of the American revolution in 1777 when the American forces held the fort against General Burgoyne's assult.

September 2 - 4
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 18 - 19
Mount Vernon Market Fair
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. This event has a lot of high quality demonstrators selling their hand made wears. Mount Vernon has it's own food vendor often a baker attends as well. Attending the event allows access to the museum and house.

October 1 - 2
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 over 52 years. There's a fee for public to attend that varies for advanced or gate, family or single.

October 7 - 9
Mississinewa 1812
Mississinewa 1812, Marion, IN is the largest War of 1812 event in the United States. This event has great entertainment and shopping.