Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Trade Fair, although only in it's 3rd. year, is host to some of the best 18th Century vendor's available. This year's Fair will showcase these fine vendor's:

Common Ground Pottery
Ohio Valley peddler
Long Hunter Leather
Smoke and Fire
Bethel Forge
Cardon Wools
Wild Willy Frankfort - horner
Wiley House Shop
Hidden Dirk Merchantile
Stitches in Tyme
Roger Moore - silversmith
Robert Wolf - cooperage
Tim Dowler - horns and such
Patriots of the American Revolution Magazine
Laura Enock - weaver

Participants in the Fair will spend the weekend on the actual site of the Moravian Delaware Village in use from 1772 thru 1777. Schoenbrunn was right in the middle of the western theater of the Revolutionary War. The beautiful site is quite and once inside the Village, you will be able to totally immerse yourself in the 18th. Century. No power lines, lighting, or modern conveniences. There will be firewood and straw provided, ice available for sale, with modern restrooms just outside the museum and porta pots strategically located for your use. The Village volunteers provide all juried participants a FREE breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, a huge hit every year!

The public will be treated not only to what 18th. Century living was like, but can shop at the authentic Vendor's, buy 18th. century food, and learn from the many activities throughout the weekend. Come watch to Albert Roberts, the 18th. Century Doctor, ply his trade. Stop by the 18th. century Apothecary to see what methods of medicine were in use. Watch a weaver turn her yarn into products for sale. The sound of the Blacksmith's hammer rings out in the autumn air. The sounds of musket fire and the smell of powder mixes with the cool temperatures of October on the Village Green.
Maggie, the indentured servant, tells her sad story and don't miss the 18th. Century Sunday Sermon at the Meeting House by Parson John. All of this under the canopy of yellow and reds from the many trees throughout the Village.

You will leave the Fair, either as a participant or public, with a sense of what 18th Century living was like. We invite you all to our Living History weekend on October 15th. and 16th., 2011. Stop by our web site at for all the details. See you in October!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Schoebrunn Trade Fair Raffle

We are holding a raffle this year to help raise funds for the Fair operation. The raffle information can be found on our web site: Tickets are just $5 each or 6 for $25. The prizes are worth approx. $2700 with 7 places being raffled off. First place is a hand made English fowler made by Mr. Ken Netting. Other prizes include shot bags by Bob Browder and Rob Park, Randy Wolfe knife/sheath, powder horn by Wild Willy Frankfort, pottery by Common Ground Pottery, haversack by Stitches in Tyme, and a set of books on 18th century rangers by Matt Wulff. Photos are on the web site along with purchase information.
The prizes are great and your support will help insure continued use of this exceptional 18th century village.

2011 Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair

Welcome to the Schoenbrunn Village Trade fair blog. For those of you who have not heard of this Trade fair, this year will be our 3rd annual event. The Fair will be held at Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia, Ohio on October 14th thru the 16th. You can visit our web site at

This event is a juried Fair depicting the period from 1750 thru 1789. All the information on the jury process as well as applications to be juried are on the web site.

The Village is the first permanent settlement in Ohio and was a Moravian Delaware village. The present Village has 17 reconstructed buildings on their original site. It is a beautiful location that makes for a great weekend. Please check us out, we'd love to have you attend either as a participant or public.