Upper Canada Trade Faire
- We spent a great day at the Upper Canada Trade Faire this past
Saturday. It was nice to spend the day with friends and family
especially since I missed Longwoods due to strep throat. Many thanks
to the Widow Wentworth and the Upper Canada Historical Association
for putting it together. Thank you Peter for taking charge of our rag
tag collection of muskets and rifles and putting together a fine
display for the visitors. The brass cannon and Mike and Two Bears
with the swivel gun added a nice bit of smoke and thunder. Thanks
again Barb, and I hope to see many of you at Mallorytown in a few
Norfolk Militia Rifle Coy.
- Greetings List
The 5th Anniversary of the Upper Canada Trade Faire -
Pioneer Days & Military Muster, featuring The Raid at Mill Creek,
shall be held on the 7th, 8th & 9th of May, 2004 at Brentwood Farm,
584 Maple Road, Odessa, ON.
Friday May 7 10 am to 3 pm Seniors Day
Saturday May 8 10 am to 5pm
Sunday May 9 10am to 3 pm
The Upper Canada Trade Faire - Pioneer Days and Military
Muster is a timeline event focusing on life in Upper Canada from the
1750's to the 1860's. It is a combination of a Re-enactors Market
with a Military Muster. It gives reenactors a chance to shake down
their equipment before the season begins, buy needed items, sell or
trade those no longer used.
The Raid at Mill Creek is a fictitious event. Settlers have
gathered at Mill Creek (Odessa before 1858) to fulfill their annual
Civic Obligation to Muster for the defence of the Province. A group
of rebellious and dissatisfied citizens have planned to take
advantage of the gathering to gain control of the area.
We supply firewood, straw, water, portable toilets, period
and modern camping areas and a shuttle service during those times
open to the public. Sutlers without tentage can rent a booth in the
Grove. A 15' x 20' white tarp is required for the roof.
A $10.00 fee in the King's coin will be charged for each
campsite and Grove booth to help defer the cost of the event.
Thursday - Early camp setup
Friday - Seniors Day with demonstrations
- Condensed version of the Raid at Mill Creek.
Saturday - Skirmish with rebels, raid of the camp, taking
- Blanket Draw and Round Robin Trading
- Pot Luck Supper and Period Music
Sunday - Church Service
- Rescue of prisoners and dispatching of justice
Come and join the fun.
For more information: www.tradefaire.ca
John Dixon - Jaktar