Monday, August 12, 2013

Mendenhall Plantation Village Fair 2013

The old Mendenhall store, across the street from the house

I carted Quaker books over to Mendenhall Plantation again this year for their 11th annual Village Fair. The usual summer storm held off until evening, giving us vendors and performers great weather — cloudy with an occasional breeze.

We jumped at occasional musket booms, as a family of Revolutionary re-enactors roamed the plantation this year.

North Carolina's outdoor dramas, featuring performances about our state's history, are wonderful. So far, I've only seen The Lost Colony on Roanoke Island and The Sword of Peace at Snow Camp.

The players from Snow Camp's drama about the Underground Railroad, Pathway to Freedom, once again paid a visit to the Village Fair to share their talents. Let me tell you, these folks can sing!

Jam session on the drums

Here are photos from the Village Fair in 2012 and 2010.


F.T. Bradley said...

Love these pictures! Looks like a lot of fun :-)

Elizabeth Saunders said...

Thanks! The folks in costume make it come alive.