The 18th Century Trade Fair is CANCELLED this year!

2017 Old Fort Harrod 18th Century Trade Fair

Tommy Barnett - Event Organizer


Friends of Fort Harrod

presents the

Old Fort Harrod

18th Century Trade Fair

November 18 & 19, 2017

9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday

10:00 am. - 4:00 pm. Sunday

Lions Park Community Center

45o East Factory Street

Harrodsburg KY

This will be the 8th Annual Early Kentucky Market Fair by Friends of Fort Harrod. Tommy Barnett is the event organizer. Some of the most highly acclaimed 18th Century craftsmen and craftswomen will be on hand displaying and selling their work.

This is a full scale 18th Century Market Fair in the Lions Park Community Center at 450 East Factory Street in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Re-enactors can find nearly everything they need. You can find historical clothing, gifts, housewares, fabrics, leather goods, powder horns, hunting pouches, knives, sheaths, blacksmith iron work, black powder guns of all types and many other accouterments. 

Several members of Friends will be at the Trade Fair. We will have 35 tables this year. A list of vendors will be posted when available. 

There will be a silent auction of items donated by the vendors, a Door Prize and "Fundraiser Ticket Drawing". 

​Friends of Fort Harrod will also be selling raffle tickets for the Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle during the Trade Fair. The Prize Package will be on display!

Below is a slideshow of our 2015 Early Kentucky Market Fair.

Slideshow of the Friends of Fort Harrod 2015 Early Kentucky Market Fair

 Admission: $3.00 (12 and under-free)

For more information or to reserve a table contact:

Tommy Barnett- (859) 613-1426

Larry Catlett- (859) 734-3767

All proceeds received by Friends of Fort Harrod will go to benefit the Old Fort Harrod State Park!

2018 Schedule of Events

More Park Information

Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle

This sweet prize can be yours for a $5 raffle ticket.

This is the "Wayne Estes Rifle Raffle", sponsored by Friends of Fort Harrod. This raffle is a non-profit, charitable raffle conducted solely to raise funds to benefit Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. No person involved in this raffle receives any compensation. All proceeds will used to make repairs and improvements and purchase needed equipment at Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park. Our goal is for Fort Harrod to be and remain a viable tourist destination and to preserve the unique history of James Harrod and his Fort that won the West.

Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm during the 2018 Old Fort Harrod Settlement and Raid. You can purchase tickets from any member of Friends of Fort Harrod.

Tickets are available at 134 South Main Street in Harrodsburg, former Mercer County National Bank building, from 9-4 daily.

The prize is valued at $1,650.00! The rifle was built by Master Gunmaker Wayne Estes of Paris, Kentucky. It is simply beautiful in all respects! It is iron mounted, styled as an early Lebanon/Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1760-1770) working man's rifle. It features a "B" profile swamped Colerain .50 caliber barrel, M&G Continental Flintlock, Davis Triggers, 1/4 x 32 Chambers touch hole, stocked in fine quarter sawed sugar maple from Harrison Gunstocks of Bradford, Tennessee.

All proceeds go to benefit only Fort Harrod and the Old Fort Harrod State Park!

Don't hesitate, buy your tickets now!

Larry Catlett, President, Friends of Fort Harrod

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