Step back in time at Colonial Trade Faire

DeWayne Bartels
The Colonial Faire will feature people portraying colonists, trappers and Native Americans.

History can be a rewarding experience for those who study it. Reliving history by attending an event that brings history to life is a wonderful educational experience, said Keith Aescheleman, a Woodford County resident and a performer in the upcoming Colonial Faire at Jubilee Park on Sept. 25 and 26. Aescheleman said the faire, based on life in 1750, is a family event.

The Colonial Trade Faire offers a look back in time at life from about 1750. Visitors can visit a Native American village, interact with colonists and participate in soldier’s drills.

“Pretty much everything you will see will be authentic to the period, “ said participant Keith Aescheleman. “People I’ve talked to from past faires say they most enjoy the realism. People are amazed at what they see.”

The faire offers:

• Kid’s game tent

• Settlement commander

• Colonial cooking

• Ranger camp

• Log cabin

• Encampment bell

• Stockade fort

• Stocks

• Blacksmith

• Colonial merchant

• Colonial music

• Colonial hunter

• Colonial tavern

• Settlement trading post

• Long hunter camp

• Native American village

• Gunsmith

• Colonial settlers

• French voyager and trading camps

• French fur trader

• French militia camp

• French settler camps

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and runs until 5 p.m. The event re-opens Sept. 26 and runs the same hours.

The cost is $10 per car.