Monday, June 13, 2011

Historic Trade Fair

Recently Heather and I were in Holland and when we saw a sign for a "Historic Trade Fair" we decided to stop. We both love history and were really glad we stopped.
It was set up like a Dutch trade fair from the late 1700's. Everyone was dressed in period costumes and there were people representing countries that may have been present at an event like that.
There were tents set up with demonstrations and things that could be purchased.
This covered quite a large area and it felt like we were stepping back in time.




Even the Scottish were there in their kilts!


In another area was a section devoted to what may have been going on in the United States at the same time, so there were Indians and Traders to see.






Such a cute little boy!

12 comments:

Karin said...

Those are totally fun!! We've got Fort Edmonton in town and the kids really enjoy that!

Nancy said...

I think this was just like the Feast of the Strawberry moon that we went to this past week end. I posted about that too, but didn't have as many pictures.

Pat said...

What a cool event! As usual you have taken some great pictures!

Brooke said...

you and bob should dress up and join in the fun! ;)

Nancy said...

What a wonderful experience........I would love attending such an event......Your pictures are great..

Sharon said...

That sounds like a wonderful day and it would be fun to step back in time.
They do the civil war events around here twice a year and it is a great thing to see.
As always you take some great photos to go along with your story.
Hugs

Ms. Bake-it said...

The Historic Trade Fair looks and sounds like fun. I love going to events like this!

~ Tracy

Jenny the Pirate said...

Amazing! You and Heather sure caught a wave.

Betty said...

I´m not really into history, but I love how your country preserves it and keeps it all fresh.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Wow! That looks like a cool adventure! I'd never heard of a historic trade fair.

Musicaljean said...

That does look interesting - especially without a whole busload of school students to keep in order!

Christina said...

Wow these are nice pics and I love stepping back in time. This must of been fun.