Monday, September 26, 2011

Trade Fair begins in 20 days!

Well, only 20 days till the 3rd annual Trade fair opens at Schoenbrunn Village. There is still time to get your applications and jury photos in so don't delay. We have hit 200 juried participants and, hopefully, at least 75% will make the trip. The cabins are ready for their weekend inhabitants, the grounds will be mowed and wood stacked for the many camps that will be present. Please remember, no fire pits allowed, only surface fires. Schoenbrunn is an archaeological site that has not been disturbed for 60 years and we want to keep it that way! The only things left to do is set up your camps and pray for great weather! I'll see you all in 3 weeks.


Jack Johnson

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lantern Tour big success

Schoenbrunn Village had their fall lantern tour last night and it was a huge success. Weather was great, attendance was way up over the spring event, and the Village looked fantastic. The village is ready and waiting for our Trade Fair in 4 weeks! Plenty of wood is cut and stacked in strategic places throughout the Village. The grounds are in perfect condition for the fair. They are completing work on the roofs of the 4 round log cabins and should have them all done in time for the Fair. These 4 cabins are generally not used as they are very primitive but we do have 2 in use for the Trade Fair. Participant jurying is continuing. The number of juried participants is up to 194! All the Vendor's are returning and the 3 new Vendor's coming will add to the variety of items for sale.
We will have food inside the Village this year. Greg Leopold will be serving stew and bean soup by the school house which will be a big addition to this year's fair. If you are still thinking of attending, don't delay, get your application and photos in for jurying. If you have been juried for the Fair in past years, simply contact me to verify you are coming, nothing else is needed. Only new participants need to go thru the jury process.
Please don't forget the $5 donation for camping we are requesting this year. All the money goes to help Schoenbrunn continue operations. Bring your money for those Raffle tickets as well. $5 each or 6 for $25 to have a chance to win over $2500 in great prizes like the custom Ken Netting Fowler. Drawing at 2pm on Sunday, October 16th.
That's all for now, more on the Fair coming soon. See you all in 4 weeks!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Trade Fair Update

The Schoenbrunn Village Trade fair is only 5 1/2 weeks away! Once again this year, Albert Roberts, the 18th century Physician, will do demonstrations during the weekend. Parson John and his indentured servant, Maggie will also be back. Maggie will be doing ongoing demonstrations for everyone and an 18th century sermon by the parson will take place Sunday, 10/16 at 10:30 am at the Meeting House. The Village Apothecary will in business with leeches and maggots to thrill the crowds!
In addition, 2 new Vendors will be attending: Bushnell Bottle Company and Virginia Floor Cloth and Textiles. Added to our quality Vendor's, there will be something for everyone to see and buy.
There is still time to get your application and jury photos in, go to Tickets for our Raffle to support the Village will also be on sale at the Fair. The drawing for all the great prizes will be at 2pm on Sunday 10/16. Information on the raffle is on our web site as well. See you in the fall at Schoenbrunn Village.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Schoenbrunn Village Lantern Tour Sept 17th.

The fall Lantern Tour at the Village will be September 17th, 2011 starting at 7 pm and running till 10pm. The tour is open to the public and is a great chance to see the Village before the Trade Fair in October. Normal admission rates apply and each person/family will have a lantern to walk with and tour the cabins and grounds. Each cabin will have Village volunteers in period dress, demonstrating colonial crafts, cooking, and other essential frontier skills. Lee McBee and I will be at the Connor cabin demonstrating musket and military tactics. If you're in the area on the 17th., plan on attending the Lantern Tour, it's a fun family event.