Thursday, June 16, 2011

Coming up next weekend, June 25th and 26th, at the Dennison Train Depot in Dennison, Ohio will be Soldiers Fest. Both Lee McBee and I will be there in the 18th century area and will have plenty of tickets for the Raffle on hand. Dennison is a little SE of New Philadelphia and it's a great weekend. The Soldier's Fest celebrates our soldiers from 18th century thru present day. It has a great museum and was a stopping point for WWII soldiers on their way East. There will be WWII reenactments with GI's and German's and a Civil War encampment. Check out their web site for more details at
Don't forget to bring money for Schoenbrunn's raffle tickets or better yet, get on our web site at for all the details and photos. Hope to see you at the Dennison Train Depot next weekend!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

When you attend the Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair, you will have the opportunity to walk the same grounds as the original inhabitants of the Village did. The Village is on the exact site of the Delaware Moravian town started in 1772! There are 17 buildings on their original site presently. You will see the Meeting House which will host children's games and activities on Saturday and Sunday as well as hosting Parson John for his Sunday sermon. It will also host the Colonial Dinner Saturday night. The school house will be open for your continued learning! The 11 cabins are already reserved for Vendor's and re-enactors and 2 of the 3 Indian Cabins are also taken. There are several 2 story cabins and 1 double cabin with a breezeway. This cabin is home to Doctor Roberts and his 4 girls for the Fair. He will be demonstrating his craft at 3 shows, 2 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Don't miss them, his program is fantastic!
While walking the grounds, you will be treated to the best 18th century re-enactors and products available. There will be beautiful 18th century pottery by Amanda and Pat Lipps from Common Ground Pottery, hand made leather goods by Bob Browder at Long Hunter Leather, Hand woven blankets and yarns by Cardon Wools. Hand Forged iron items by Randy Wolfe at Bethel Forge, Clothing by Mike Pullins at Ohio Valley Peddler as well as clothing from Hidden Dirk Mercantile. Hand made trade silver by Roger and Stacie Moore, custom made horn items by Wild Willy Frankfurt, master horner. 18th century militia leather from Darrel Lang of Wulff's Ranger's, assorted 18th century items from the mark Wiley at the Wiley House , assorted 18th century notions by Bruce Richmond of Stitches in Tyme, also attending will be Smoke and Fire offering just about everything 18th century, and much more.
You will see military and militia soldiers walking the grounds along with Eastern Woodland Indians. There will also be musket demonstrations each day for your enjoyment.
Please put our Trade Fair on your calendar for the 3rd weekend in October. It's a great way to share a fall weekend with the family at a fantastic historical site. You will not be disappointed!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Schoenbrunn Trade Fair Participants

I have been talking with many re enactors about the Trade Fair this year as I travel to events. Everyone who has attended the past 2 year's Trade Fair at Schoenbrunn are returning and many more have sent in their applications for the jury process. This year we will be pleased to have participants from Wulff's Ranger's, Speakman's Company, Colonel Crawford's Company, and the King's 8th Regiment.
The Trade Fair grounds are perfect for camping with plenty of shade trees, spring water, and quite, peaceful atmoshpere. The staff at Schoenbrunn Village is very helpful and greatly appreciates all of the re enactors for their help in making this event a success. They go out of their way to make sure we all have what we need to enjoy the weekend and if you haven't attended yet, you'll love their breakfast they put on for everyone Saturday and Sunday.
Check out our web site at It will have all the information on the application/jury process as well as Raffle ticket purchase. The raffle is very important to the Trade Fair as the Ohio Historical Society does not help in any way putting on the Trade Fair. The Raffle money will pay for advertising the Fair and any other items that require funds for the Fair.
This Trade Fair is put on solely thru the efforts of the Village Volunteers and the 4 man Fair Committee. Not only does the Raffle money help this great historical site, but you can win some fantastic prizes as well. Check it out!