2020 18th Century Market Fair

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

The 2020 Market Fair is now virtual! Join us online October 24 – 25, 2020 for virtual talks, demonstrations, music, entertainments, and more as we bring the spirit of the past alive.

Tickets now available for Virtual Market Fair 2020 here!
Weekend Pass: $12
Saturday Only: $8
Sunday Only: $8
Tickets now available for Virtual Market Fair 2020 here!
We’re grateful to these Market Fair sponsors for their support:
The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
The General Society of Colonial Wars


Schedule of Events

All Live programs will take place over Zoom. All recorded programs will air on Locust Grove’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts at the time listed.

Saturday, October 24

LIVE 11:00 AM Special lecture by Mel Hankla on 18th Century Flintlocks

Mel Hankla will discuss the “Kentucky Rifle;” its name, its unigue design, and its importance within the cultural fabric of Kentucky. He will elaborate on the fine Jacob Rizer rifle that is in the Locust Grove collection, and use it to introduce its maker, his apprentice David Weller, and others Bardstown makers inspired by them. He will then discuss how this story blends into my book, Into The Bluegrass, Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons, and delve in the story of George Rogers Clark, and show photos of artifacts belonging to Clark and his men, Wm. Linn and Edward Worthington.

RECORDED 12:30 PM Music inside Locust Grove by Drewry Family Historical Productions

LIVE 2:00 pm Reenactor Roundtable
Six reenactors all who discovered the pastime differently and got involved for different reasons will share their thoughts on what it means to them and why it’s important and to answer your questions. If you’ve always been curious about what goes into it or wanted to get involved but didn’t know how, this is the discussion for you.

LIVE 4:00 PM The Role of Punch in the 18th Century Period Punch Brian Cushing

Before fancy individual cocktails were the fashionable way to experience distilled spirits, people gathered around a convivial bowl of punch. Join Locust Grove Program Director Brian Cushing for a brief look at what it was, why it was made, and how to make it.

Sunday, October 25

LIVE 11:00 AM Virtual Tour of Locust Grove with Brian Cushing
Explore the place where Louisville begins from the comfort of your own home! Join Locust Grove Program Director Brian Cushing on a virtual tour of the historic house at Locust Grove that answers all of your questions about life in 1816.

RECORDED 1:00 PM Custom Wig Company

LIVE 4:00 PM Music by Lance Minnis and Adin Pemberton
The Kitchen Lads of Virginia have been entertaining visitors and participants of Locust Grove‘s 18th Century market fair for several years. Purveyors of period song, balladeers of hardship, longing, and the joys of the rustic life, Lance Minnis (Jack Salt) and Adin Pemberton (The Blue Ridge Tinkers) will send you home with a bang.

Market Fair Vendors

Shop our Market Fair Vendors online!

96 District Fabrics
http://www.96fabrics.com/

Apple Cart Creations
www.applecartcreations.com

Blue Cat Buttonworks
https://www.facebook.com/buttonworks1/
Cathy Grafton Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Embroidery and Quilting

http://www.prairiequiltsandmore.com/

Custom Wig Company: Historic Wigs
https://customwigcompany.com/

Dancing Weasel Silver: Silversmith
Peg Francisco
azwidget@toast.net

D. Book, Merchant
https://www.facebook.com/D-Book-Merchant-1099774503435304/?ref=py_c

Daniel Boone of Kentucky Co.
https://www.danielbooneofkentucky.com/

Father, Son & Friends
www.fathersonandfriends.com

Flying Canoe Traders
https://www.facebook.com/flyingcanoetradersusa/

Flying Heart Millinery
https://www.flyingheartmillinery.com/

His Lordships’ Beef
http://www.thomasfamilywinery.us/

J. Henderson Artifacts: Stoneware
http://www.jhendersonartifacts.com/

LBCC Historical: Historical Cosmetics
https://www.etsy.com/shop/litttlebits/
https://www.facebook.com/LBCCHISTORICAL
https://www.youtube.com/lbcchistorical

Loom Hall: Weaver
http://loomhall.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LoomHall/

M. Cain, Blacksmith
https://www.mcainblacksmith.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MCainBlacksmith/

Margaret L. Bickenheuser, Maker and Purveyor of Fine Baskets and Seat Weaving
http://www.mylittlebasketshop.com/
https://mobile.facebook.com/MLBasketShop/about

Old Dominion Forge
http://www.olddominionforge.com/

Pickaway Plains Trading Co.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Entrepreneur/Lady-Annes-Jewelry-102731514820233/

R. McKinney, 1777: 18th-century Woodworker
https://www.facebook.com/rmckinney1777

Romantically Bent: 18th-century clothing
https://www.facebook.com/RomanticallyBent/

Samson Historical
https://www.samsonhistorical.com/

Shady Grove Woodworks: 18th-century woodworking
https://www.facebook.com/Shady.Grove.Woodworks/

Sheldon Pewter
http://www.sheldonpewter.com/

Simple Soap Works: Handmade herbal lye soaps
https://simplesoapworks.com/

Smoke and Fire Co.
https://www.smoke-fire.com/

Spring Valley Lodges
http://www.springvalleylodges.com/svl/

Strano Books: Bookbinding
https://www.etsy.com/shop/StranoBooks?ref=usf_2020

Virginia Floor Cloth and Textile Co.
https://virginiasscarves.com/

Wax Portraits by Donna Weaver
http://www.waxportraits.com/

Weeping Heart Trade Co.: Fine leather goods and reproduction clothing
https://www.facebook.com/greghudsonleatherartisan/