18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

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 This young man was also at JAF and does wonderful military interpretations.

This young man was also at JAF and does wonderful military interpretations.

Beatrix at Market Fair
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 An example of what the market fair booths look like.

An example of what the market fair booths look like.

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Ever wonder what it’s like to go to an 18th century market? What early Americans would wear, eat and buy? We got the chance to take it all in last weekend when we time traveled to 1778 just outside of Louisville, KY at historic Locust Grove!

For just one weekend, historical interpreters set up camp in canvas tents. There are market sellers, tradesmen and women, entertainers and both the Continental and British forces, plus their camp followers. A lot of the vendors also set up their personal camp within their larger booth tent, and we’re not just talking cots! One woman let me peek into her bedroom which was a full wooden queen bed, along with a dresser and some chairs! Another family moved into one of the historic cabins and it looked so authentic! Maybe one day when the kids are older we’ll get the chance to do the same!

I wish I had more photos, but much of our time was spent chasing the kids around! They got a lot of compliments on their little costumes and I sure was a proud mama!

Beatrix at Market Fair
 Pretending to play a colonial game of Fox and Goose.

Pretending to play a colonial game of Fox and Goose.

Felix Looks On
 These are Hessian Mercenaries who fought with the British. I LOVE THEIR PANTS.

These are Hessian Mercenaries who fought with the British. I LOVE THEIR PANTS.