2023 List of Events

February 25 – 26
Echoes of the Past Trade Show in Oshkosh
Wm. Booth, Draper will only have 2 tables for this show with limited stock. If there’s something you’d like us to bring please email ahead. 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 18 – 19
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 27 – 30
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 6 – 7
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. With a graduation scheduled to take place, we’re currently working on how to attend this event.

May 27 – 28
Spirit of Vincennes
In, Vincennes, IN across the street from George Rogers Clark National Monument there’s a large number of trades people working their craft. Local organizations provide food and volunteers have activities for children while entertainment perform at several stages. Two cannon demonstrations take place with military tactical demonstrations directly afterwords. At the same time on Park Service property, there’s a large Revolutionary War encampment. This is a huge event for the area bringing in approximately 1,000 costumed participants. While the Park Service Visitor Center, monument and encampment is free, there’s a small fee to enter the trades area.

June 17 – 18
Battle of Monmouth 245th Anniversary, PA
A recreation of the Battle of Monmouth that took place on June 28th, 1778.

June 23 – 25
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 – July 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 22 – 23
Defiance & Independence
Witness the recreation of the 1777 siege of American-held Ticonderoga.  General Burgoyne tightens his hold on Ticonderoga while American soldiers and artillerymen stand defiant in the name of Liberty. Watch the story unravel around you as the roar of muskets and cannons erupt followed by a hurried retreat that salvaged the remains of the American Army.

August 13 – 15
245th Anniversary Reenactment Battle of Walloomsac
This is a Revolutionary War reenactment at 5157 Route 67 Walloomsac, NY 12090 that attempts to recreate the battle on the ground where it occured 245 years ago.

September 3 – 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.

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.

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 52 years.