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35th Fair at New Boston
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September 1 & 2, 2018
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
George Rogers Clark Park
For more information, please contact 937-882-9216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Day - Sept. 1, 2017, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Teachers and Home School Parents, see the Education Day page for information on bringing your students for a behind-the-scenes look at the Fair.
A Letter from the Fairmaster
Welcome to the 35th Fair at New Boston! Thank you for helping us reach this milestone. As you walk down the split rail entrance you will travel back in time 220 years. Stay with us all day and leave the 21st century behind. There is something here for every member of the family to enjoy. You will not be able to experience everything in a day, but it will be fun trying.
The year is 1797. Ohio is not yet a state; we are part of the Northwest Territory. The 1795 Treaty of Greenville has brought peace to most of the Territory. Chillicothe is the capital of the Northwest Territory. John Adams is our president.
Open your eyes wide, listen carefully and take a deep breath. Your day should start with the parade and opening ceremony in the morning and you will be busy until the closing cannon shot at 6pm. Visit the numerous merchants and artisans who are displaying their wares and demonstrating their skills. Learn to dance like George Washington and be entertained by the nation’s best 18th century entertainers. General George Rogers Clark, Daniel Boone and Chief Blackhoof will enlighten you with the exciting history of the Ohio country. Sit down at Cheapside and enjoy the classic 18th century play, CRISPIN, Rival of His Master.
Be sure to walk along the shady path and visit Kispoko, the Eastern Woodland Indian Village. Look inside the wigwams and the longhouse. The thatched house is a new addition. Don’t miss the military encampment at the top of the hill. Visit with an Ohio Militia Unit, the Artillery Units, and the Indiana Territorial Mounted Rangers. Be sure to watch the battle reenactment and various military drills on the tactical field.
When you need a rest, quench your thirst at Little John’s Tavern, the Hickory Tavern, the Black Horse Tavern, or the Dancing Goats Coffee House. Ice water, lemonade, sarsaparilla, coffee, hard cider and of course ale are available choices. When your stomach is growling, visit food row for a large selection of sweet treats and hearty meals. Whether you are looking for vegetarian fare, soups & stews, meaty entrees, or desserts, our 18th century style foods will satisfy your hunger.
Whatever your choices are, we encourage you to feel free to interact with the many diverse characters that will be on the grounds. As reenactors and historical interpreters, it is our goal to keep history alive and to remember our heritage. We hope our visitors might have a better understanding of what our forefather’s endured to create this great nation.
The George Rogers Clark Heritage Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, is proud to present to you The Fair at New Boston, the most authentic of its kind. It is our sincere wish that you enjoy your visit to the 18th century. Plan to spend the day!
Your humble servant,