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Event Series: 18th C. Market Fair

18th C. Market Fair

October 27, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - October 29, 2023 @ 4:30 PM EDT

$5 – $10

Join us October 27th – 29th, 2023 for 18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove! You can participate in 18th c. style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, enjoy food and drink as our founders did, meet and converse with early Americans. Mock battles for our country’s independence will take place!

Experience Historic Locust Grove as it comes alive with the sounds of chatting and bargaining, the smells of wood smoke and gunpowder, and all the sights you would expect from a Market Fair set in the 1780s. Visitors will be able to converse with men, women, and children about life during the final years of the War for Independence, tour the historic house, and perhaps join in a militia drill or two. Guests can also learn songs and games from the period, and of course, shop at all the booths and tents that will spring up on the grounds! Vendors will be selling their period wares, from pottery to spoons to bread to bonnets. The property is divided between the Americans and the British, so be sure to take a tour of both camps to see and hear both sides of the story.


October 27, 2023 @ 10:00 AM EDT
October 29, 2023 @ 4:30 PM EDT
$5 – $10
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Kaitlyn Tisdale
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First Day Open/Close Times:
Friday October 27th, 2023 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Second Day Open/Close Times:
Saturday October 28th, 2023 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Third Day Open/Close Times:
Sunday October 29th, 2023 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Number of Daily Attendance
Event Genre
American Revolutionary War
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Food Vendors, Demos, Merchants, Entertainers, Street Mongers, Blanket Traders
Years Portrayed at Event
Education Day Date/Time
Friday October 27th, 2023 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Next Year's Date
October 25th-27th 2024


Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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