Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair was a success!

The 5th annual Trade Fair was held last weekend at Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Set up day was beautiful with sunny skies. Saturday began cloudy and the rains set in around 1pm. Traffic was heavy until around 2pm when the rain increased in strength until it stopped around 4:30 pm. Sunday was another beautiful day, sunny with cool temperatures. Participant were treated both Saturday and Sunday to another free breakfast put on by the Village volunteers and it was a great feast! The public was treated to an 18th century Apothecary, gunsmith, musket demonstrations each day and historical talks by author Matt Wulff and Mark Cory. A Moravian church service was held in the Church on Sunday morning for the local towns people and was very well attended.
Overall, we had a great time and I am already working on next year's event which will be October 18th an 19th, 2014. The raffle saw Jim Cummings win the Ken Netting smooth bore and all prize winners can be seen very soon on our web site at

Next year we plan on having a native camp in the woods next to the Village so any native reenactors should think about being juried for the event. Updated jury applications will be forthcoming on the web site soon as well. Thanks to all who participated and to the public for attending. Thanks.

Jack Johnson

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