Fort Massac Encampment

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Open Date:

Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Close Date:

Sun, Oct 19, 2014

 
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Since 1974. See what life was like back in the 1700s and early 1800s at Fort Massac State Park. The Encampment will feature the thunderous boom of cannons and a tempting assortment of foods and activities from which to choose. It is more than an old-timey crafts fair, as it pays tribute to Illinois' rich frontier history. Historical re-enactors and skilled craftspeople representing French, British and Americans gather at the Encampment to demonstrate the skills and lifestyles of early residents in this area. Visitors to the two-day event view military camps and buck skinner lodges, craft stalls and trade blankets, and booths with period food and drinks. Battle re-enactments will again be held in the valley area, which Fort Massac Site Superintendent Terry Johnson says gives spectators the best view of the battle. The crowds will be able to watch the authentically-garbed troops face off in the Battle of Drouillard Creek.

Location:

1308 East 5th Street

Metropolis, IL

62960
Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Children's, Food, Handicapped Access, Music
Attendance:
50,000
Phone Number:
(618) 524-4712
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