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Kalamazoo Living History Show 2023

March 18, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - March 19, 2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT

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$9.00 – $13.00
The Kalamazoo Living History Show is the largest indoor event in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 antique firearms; period clothing and crafts; re-enactment and living history supplies. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and the general public from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 47th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™. The juried, nationally recognized show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2023, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan. The show attracts over 200 of the finest artisans and vendors of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States and Canada. Other highlights include children’s activities, Native American dancing and singing, and many artisans who will demonstrate their crafts.
The Kalamazoo Living History Show™ is open to the general public Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for a single day adult pass; $13.00 for a weekend adult pass. Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent.

Those interested in being a vendor at the show are invited to contact [email protected] for an application.


March 18, 2023 @ 9:00 AM EDT
March 19, 2023 @ 4:00 PM EDT
$9.00 – $13.00
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First Day Open/Close Times:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Second Day Open/Close Times:
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Number of Daily Attendance
Event Genre
Golden Age of Piracy, Scottish Jacobite Rebellion, French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War, Napoleonic Wars, War of 1812, Mexican War/Texas Independence, 1830-1840, American Civil War, Cowboy, Indian Wars
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Food Vendors, Demos, Merchants, Entertainers
Years Portrayed at Event
Up to 1890
Next Year's Date
March 16-17, 2024


Kalamazoo County Expo Center
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49408 United States
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