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2018 Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair

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Experience an 18th century marketplace at the 11th Annual Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair on May 4-6, 2018 at Bledsoes Fort Park in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. The Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association wishes to invite you to join us for the Tenth Annual, Bledsoe’s Fort Colonial Fair. This is a Juried Event focusing on the 1750-1790 time frame.

Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair

Historic re-enactors will recreate history and life at the site of the original Bledsoe’s Fort, the Rogan Cottage, and the Nathanial Parker Cabin. The Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair will showcase many different facets of the Fort Site including a Longhunter’s camp, Military Camps, and a Native Encampment indicative of the 18th century period at Bledsoe’s Fort. Visitors may shop on Traders Row for colonial arts and crafts, clothing, pottery, guns, knives, toys, and much, much more!

Educational demonstrations, colonial games, and a children’s area will add to the experience the 18th century Colonial Fair. Children can relive the past in authentic colonial clothing that will be available to rent for the day. Take a walk through the woods around the trace, take a hay ride, or kick up your heels during the Big Dance that will have everyone stepping back in time. You don’t want to miss the magic shows, strolling minstrels, musicians, and street performers that will be only a part of the celebrations presented at the Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair. Come for the day or buy a weekend pass and enjoy life on the frontier.

All registered participants, campers, merchants, or blanket traders are free.
Adult $5
Child $3

Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Activities & Events
Colonial Music & Entertainments
Food & Drink
Colonial & Longhunter Camps
Demonstrating Craftsmen
Merchants & Blanket Traders
Shooting Matches
and Much More

A Longhunter’s camp and a camping area for 18th Century Tent Campers will be provided.
Wood, Water, Ice, Straw & Bathrooms on site.

Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair Participant Information

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Bledsoes Fort Colonial Fair at Bledsoes Fort Park in Castalian Springs, Tennessee the first weekend of May.

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