“I like it,” Daley said.
She and Vannest said their favorite part of the fair was the Native American village. The fair aims to be as accurate as possible, Cottrel said, and local tribes trading with the colonials was common.
“You can go inside and they make (dolls) for you,” Daley said.
While the kids were having fun, Fair Master Cindy Jackson said the weekend also serves as an educational event.
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“Our main goal is to educate the public on history,” she said. “With the way testing in the schools are now, I think history is getting less and less emphasis and we are forgetting our history.”
People in costume this weekend see the event as a way to keep the past relevant, Jackson said.
“It’s not being taught the way we feel it should be,” Jackson said. “A living history event is the best way to teach. It is the best way to catch their attention.”
Regardless of the weather this weekend, Cottrel said the fair will go on. The performers stay until 6 p.m. Sunday, she said, so people shouldn’t worry about missing anything if they come Sunday afternoon.
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“For the people who put it on, this is great fun,” she said. “The fair is the premier event for many of these actors. This is the place to be.”