The Midwest's original and largest indoor trade fairs. Highlighting the early American way of life showcasing merchants, craftsmen, military and civilians. Find supplies for the Historical reenactor, muzzle loading enthusiast and the general public. Meet Merchants and Craftsmen stocking and selling historical clothing, books, patterns, tinware, pewter, beads, leather, fur, forged iron, pottery, firearms, knives, etc. Meet civilians and soldiers alike representing time periods ranging from the mid 1700's through the American Civil War, and western frontier. Enjoy demonstrations, music, shopping, fashion shows, and festive atmosphere. On-going seminars daily. Food available on site. Admission $5.00 for adults, children 10 and under free with an adult. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-3.
The largest, nationally recognized, juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors, and the general public from 18 states and Canada come together for a festive weekend. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4.