Step back in time with 18th Century Trade Fair

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VONORE: Did you know that Tennessee used to be the “frontier” of New World? Fort Loudoun was home to a British fortification in the 1750’s. It sat on the edge of a wild, unknown land. A replica of the fort transports visitors back to a time before the birth of the nation.

On October 21-22, the park will transform into an 18th Century Trade Fair. This encampment of soldiers, settlers and American Indians will provide visitors with an immersive experience of 18th century life. The festival will include artillery and musketry demonstrations, along with several battle and skirmish re-enactments.

The largest event at Fort Loudoun gives visitors the opportunity to visit with reenactors, shop for fine 18th century goods from numerous vendors, and enjoy lively performances by musicians and magicians. Soldiers will demonstrate artillery and musketry drill throughout the day. Be sure to stay to watch the Great Battle between the English and French each day.

Free parking and shuttle is available on site. There is an admission for adults ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate.

Please check back with us for more details or visit Fort Loudoun Association web page.

The park is also hosting Garrison Weekend on November 11. This living history event will display the daily lives of men, women and children at Fort Loudoun. From the hospital and barracks to the commander’s quarters and blacksmith shop, visitors can experience life on the frontier like never before. (Photo credit: Tennessee Photographs)

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park is located at 338 Fort Loudoun Road in Vonore, Tennessee. FGor more information, call 423) 884-6217.

 

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Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 45 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. In "retirement," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costumer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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