May Fair – 2017

May 29,   9:00am – 5:00pm

Bring the entire family and join us for our annual May Fair this Memorial Day!

Experience Living History activities at the Museum’s many exhibits; enjoy lunch on the Museum’s Pavilion with live musical entertainment; and visit the Fair in the Courtyard throughout the day.

DATE: Monday, May 29th
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TICKETS:   Special Admission – Pay What You Will…

Shop the Artisan Vendors at the Fair

You Decide How Much To Pay!  Pay A Little, Pay A lot, or Pay Nothing At All
Donations accepted at the gate – No advance ticket purchase is required.

ARTISAN FAIR:  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) 
Shop the artisan craft booths located in the Museum’s newly expanded courtyard throughout the entire day.

FOOD VENDORS:  (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Area food vendors will be on hand beginning at 9:00 am.


LIVE MUSIC:  (11:30 am – 4:00 pm) Enjoy live music with your lunch on the Pavilion:

The Magic Honky Tonk Band

  • The Magic HonkyTonk Band (11:30 – 1:30)
    Samuel Hayden and Joshua Burtner play a version of honky tonk that spans multiple musical styles from surf music to rock, funk, and country western.

  • Parker & Gray (2:00 – 4:00)

    Parker & Gray

    Daniel Parker and Scott Gray are a music duo out to preserve acoustic blues, folk and soul, while breaking ground on new flavors as well.



  • See Dyeing & Spinning on the 1700s Irish Farm

    Old World Exhibits: (9:00 – Noon)

    • West Africa: Drum and Dance/Gardening
    • England: Green Woodworking/Herbals in the Garden
    • Ireland: Natural Dyeing/Spinning
    • Germany: Games/Gardening
  • Lunch: (Noon – 2:00)
    • Pavilion:  Take a lunch break under our covered pavilion or at the picnic tables
  • Militia Firing in America

    America Exhibits:  (2:00 – 5:00)

    • Ganatastwi: Clay cooking pot construction/ Fire Starting
    • 1740’s Settlement: Court Days and Militia Drill
    • 1820’s American Farm: Bread oven baking/Doll making
    • 1850’s American Farm: Basketmaking



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Medieval Fantasy Company





Furious Sauces





Shenefield Design








Penny Sipple Leathergoods



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