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 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
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
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 21 - 22
Redcoats, Rebellion and The Hale Homestead, Coventry, CT
This event is being run by the 5th Connecticut Regiment and will be the first time Wm. Booth, Draper will be there.
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
Raid and Retribution at Old Fort Niagara, NY
Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY. Being a combined Continental Line, British Brigade and Brigade of the Americn Revolution event this may prove to be the largest Revolutionary War event of the season. For participants, classes are schedualed in the evenings. It is expected a fair number of merchants will be attending and, of course, Old Fort Niagara is really a great site.
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, 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.
October 16 - 17
British Brigade Facebook page for Fort Loudoun
Fort Loudoun British Brigade Continental Line, Fort Loudoun, PA. An American Revolutionary War reenactment. This event is only open to fort staff, volunteers and a limited number of public will be on the grounds. A large camp will be set up, military duties, skirmishes and more as scheduled by the Brigade.