Travel back to the 1700 – 1890s at the Fort Wayne Historical Trade Fair: Saturday and Sunday, February 9 – 10. From demonstrations and reenactments to original items and crafts, you’ll have the chance to experience what it was like to live during this time historic era. “What’s nice is that you really get to learn a lot about that time period especially with the historical reenacting that goes back in time. There will also be many items that people used then – a lot of which we still use today,” says Mike Radke, one of the fair’s organizers.
Try your hand at weaving, spinning and broom making, and even learn how to play the dulcimer. Enjoy artwork by artists specializing in the time period. Take home a piece of history and stop by the craft tables where many pre-1890 items will be on sale – furniture, cookware and plates, clothing and shoes, lanterns and lamps, books and music, toys and dolls, early firearms and supplies, tomahawks and knives. And learn more about the Indian history in the area. Food and drinks will be available – sloppy joes and hotdogs, chili, vegetable soup – plus a bake sale by the ladies group of the Old Fort. Fort Wayne Historical Trade Fair - Allen County Fairgrounds 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Saturday, February 9, 9 am – 5 pm Sunday, February 10, 12 pm – 9 pm Admission at the door. Adults $3 Children 6 - 12, $1 Children 5 and under, free