Remembering and honoring practices of times gone by continues to be a time honored and fun tradition. That is why the Wolf Creek Grist Mill is proud to be the location for this year’s 18th Century Colonial Trade Fair, August 22nd and 23rd from 10am-5pm.
Preserving the past and having fun is what will be found during the fair. A professional storyteller will be around explaining indentured slavery of the 18th Century. Watch and learn as moccasin bags & other leather works will be made right in front of guests. Speaking of demonstrations, a Colonial Militia Soldier will talk of life during that time and what is like in the militia. Bring the earplugs and watch the cannon be prepared for a firing demonstration. There will also be a mock battle on Saturday and Sunday.
Since it is a trade fair, expect to find one-of-a-kind pieces. Vendors include a blacksmith, bottles made the same way as in the 1700’s, a jeweler that specializes in the 18th century trade silver, purchase period clothing and more. So much to see and do in just two days.
The entry fee is $3.00, but receive $1.00 off if in 18th century costume. Proceeds raised during the event will be used to help the Wolf Creek Grist Mill. “Preserving the past for future generations is our mission with the Friends of the Mill Group, “states Mark Smith, President of the Friends of the Mill Group, “The 18th Century Fair helps to educate visitors of history, along with the working grist mill.” It is a natural fit.
During the fair, make sure to take a self-guided tour through the Mill and its cabins. Wolf Creek Grist Mill is open on the weekends from May to October.##