View Full Version : A Market for Reenactors

09-27-2006, 09:56 AM
Has there ever been a national reenactors market. A huge gathering of merchants selling there wares for the weekend? Possibly held in a huge center, pay to enter, like antique/craft/specialty shows? No classes, no battles, no ect....just shop for supplies, clothes, books ect. Once a year.

Check this out, very innnnteresting.


This is an interesting idea. My DH love car shows, rv shows, an I've been to craft and antique shows. Just thinking.

09-27-2006, 10:25 AM
I would be very interested in something like this. It's a good idea.


09-27-2006, 10:45 AM
There's a smaller version at the Citizens of the 1860s Conference in Harrisburg PA each year that's pretty darn nifty!

Carolann Schmitt
09-27-2006, 11:20 AM
The Conference offers a juried Marketplace that is open to both participants and the general public. However, space limits us to approximately 15 vendors. Information on the 2006 Conference, including hours for the Marketplace, are available at www.genteelarts.com. Click on the link for the 2007 Conference.

About ten years ago Harrisburg Area Community College sponsored an annual reenactors market with vendors, displays, demonstrations held at a large expo center. The turnout for vendors and participants was fairly good the first year, not so great the second year, and abysmal the third year. The college subsequently decided to discontinue the event.

A post on another list mentioned a reenactors fest covering multiple periods to be held in late January-early February in Chicago. I'm not familiar with the event but they do have a web site. http://www.reenactorfest.com/