18th Century Market Fair

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28, 2018
10:00am – 4:30pm

Experience the 18th century with all five senses! You are invited to join Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th-century style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th-century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink as our founders did, see the pony cart, sheep, and horses, and meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own company, the Illinois Regiment of Virginia, as well as British Dragoons and Marines. Admission $8 adults, $4 children.

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Philadelphia, 1778. Forces of the British Crown occupy and control the American capital city. Meanwhile, in Illinois Territory, George Rogers Clark plans the campaign against the British at Kaskaskia as his Illinois Regiment of Virginia fights the War in the West.

10:00 am Morning Colors (Congressional and Crown Forces Camps)
10:30 am Jack Salt and Friends (Porch of historic house)
11:00 am Congressional Forces Camp Tour (Congressional Forces Camp)
11:15 am Faire Wynds Circus (Near Dairy)
11:30 am Artillery Demonstration (Battlefield)
12:00 pm Jack Salt and Friends (Market Area, Jack Salt Marquee Tent)
12:00 pm Crown Forces Camp Tour (Crown Forces Camp)
12:30 pm Patriot Protest against British Occupation of Philadelphia (Market Grounds)
1:00 pm African American Life in Eastern North America in the 18th Century with Marlan Ingram (Visitors’ Center, Auditorium)
1:45 pm Jack Salt and Friends (Market Area, Jack Salt Marquee Tent)
2:00 Military Recruitment (Kids’ Militia, Porch Side of Historic House)
2:15 pm Sin Eater (Resurrectionists’ Camp, Market Grounds)
2:30 pm Faire Wynds Circus (Near Dairy)
3:00 pm Battle of Quinton’s Bridge (Battlefield)
4:00 pm George Rogers Clark’s Illinois Regiment Takes Kaskaskia and Captures Rocheblave (Market Grounds)
4:15 pm Military Retreat

Schedule of Events
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Philadelphia, 1778. British forces sack and abandon the American capital city as Congressional forces approach. The Americans liberate the city and launch an attack against Crown forces at Monmouth, with tenuous results and a notorious fallout.

10:30 am Morning Colors (Congressional and Crown Forces Camps)
11:00 am Crown Forces Sack the Market as they retreat from Congressional Forces advancing on Philadelphia (Market Grounds)
11:30 am Faire Wynds Circus (Near Dairy)
12:00 pm Jack Salt & Friends (Jack Salt Marquee Tent, Market Grounds)
12:00 pm Crown Forces Camp Tour (Crown Forces Camp)
12:30 pm Military Recruitment (Kid’s Militia; Porch Side, Historic House)
1:00 pm Artillery Demonstration (Battlefield)
1:30 pm Jack Salt and Friends (Porch, Historic House)
2:00 pm Sin Eater (Resurrectionists’ Camp, Market Grounds)
2:00 pm Congressional Forces Camp Tour (Congressional Forces Camp)
2:30 pm Faire Wynds Circus (Near Dairy)
3:00 pm Battle of Monmouth (Battlefield)
3:45 pm The Duel of Charles Lee and John Laurens (Spectator Area, Battlefield)
4:00 pm Military Retreat


Vendors and Demonstrators
(Blankenbaker Lane side of the house)

96 District Fabric: Historic Textiles and Sewing Notions
Apple Cart Creations: Spinner, Knitter, Fiber Arts
Blue Heart Shop: 18th century General Store
Cathy Grafton Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Embroidery and Quilting
Custom Wig Company: Historic Wig Making Demonstration
Dancing Weasel Silver: Silversmith
Daniel Boone of Kentucky: 18th century General Store
Flying Canoe Traders: 18th century clothing
Heirloom Spoons: Hand carved wooden wares
Illuminations: Fyne Lighting
J. Henderson Artifacts: Stoneware
Kentuckee Trading Post: 18th century clothing
Loom Hall: Weaver
M. Cain, Blacksmith
Margaret L Bickenheuser, Maker and Purveyor of Fine Baskets
and Seat Weaving
Matthew the Cordwainer: Handmade Shoes and Leather Goods
McCannon Creek Station: Antiques, Firearms, and General Store
Old Dominion Forge: 18th century Cutlery and Pewter
Quill’s Hoard Bookshoppe: Bookseller
R. McKinney, 1777: 18th century Woodworker
Romantically Bent: 18th century clothing
Shady Grove Woodworks: 18th century woodworking
Sheldon Pewter: Hand Cast Pewter
Simple Soap Works: Handmade herbal lye soaps
Smoke and Fire Co: 18th century general store
Spring Valley Lodges: Tents and Tent Supplies
Strano Books: Bookbinding
Virginia Floor Cloth Company: Handmade floor cloths and hand
dyed and printed scarves
Weeping Heart Trade Co.: Fine leather goods and reproduction
West Fork Forge: 18th century cutlery
Wm. Rudolph: Maps, Charts, and Prints
Zettlemoyer Pottery: Redware


Daily Entertainment and Special Features

Self-Guided Tours of Historic House (Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm-4:30 pm)
18th Century Food and Cooking (Hearth Kitchen)
Lisette LeFoux- Learn your fortune from the tarot and tarrochi reader (Market Grounds)
Silas Moore, The Rat Catcher (Anywhere and Everywhere)
The Department of the Geographer: The Cartographers and Surveyors of the Continental Army in the War for American Independence (Market Grounds)
Resurrectionists – Body Snatchers and Professional Mourners for Hire (Market Grounds)
Faire Wynds 18th century circus (Near Dairy)
Mousetrap Puppet Theater (Market Grounds)
Parson John, 18th Century Traveling Minister (Market Grounds)
British Baggage Display and British Women Camp Followers
(Crown Forces Camp)
Meet the Troops—Military Life in the 18th Century (Congressional and Crown Forces Camps)
Visit George Rogers Clark and staff as they plan the Illinois Campaign (Congressional Camp)
Mel Hankla Exhibits Real Kentucky Long Rifles (Visitors’ Center, Museum Gallery)

For participating reenactors, please register here.

To expedite the registration process, once you have registered, please complete the following forms and email them to Brian Cushing at bcushing@locustgrove.org.
Forms may also be presented or completed upon arrival to the site for the event.

Market Fair Artillerys Rules

2018 Temporary Volunteer Form

Firearms Guidelines for Market Fair

2018 Participant Waiver
Hosted by Kellar’s Company of the Illinois Regiment of Virginia.