Festivals
 

Lost Arts Festival & Rifle Frolic -- May 15-17, 2015

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A weekend full of sights, sounds and aromas of 18th century northwest Ohio awaits visitors to the 2015 Seven Eagles Lost Arts Festival. Traditional arts, crafts, music, entertainment, food, beverages, camp life, military demonstrations, and much more will be on hand. Seven Eagles Historical Education Center is located just one mile south of Grand Rapids, Ohio at 16486 Wapakoneta Road. Call 419-509-0095 for more information. The 2015 Annual Lost Arts Festival starts on Friday, May 15, 2015 from noon. to 6 p.m., Saturday May 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m and Sunday May 17, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 16486 Wapakoneta Road in Grand Rapids, Ohio. The festival celebrates the history and pageantry of 1600-1840 featuring historic craft demonstrations, music, arts, and the history of early Ohio and frontier of the Maumee River Valley. Historical interpreters in authentic camps and vintage ‘garb’ greet visitors in the: Woodland Indian Longhouse & Village, Western Plains tipis, French Trappers Sod Hut, Pioneer Log House, Scottish Tavern, 18th Century Trading Post, Blacksmith Shop and more than fifty other period encampments. Traditional artists demonstrate daily life and skills dependent on reenactors may include: blacksmithing, basket weaving, lace, woodcarving, gourds, silversmithing, spinning, tanning, leather and tinsmithing. Adults $5, seniors and children ages 12-17 are $2, ages 11 and under free. Information and applications are available at: Seven Eagles, P.O. Box 246, Grand Rapids OH 43522, 419-509-0095, or download information here: Poster   Flyers.

Pioneer Skills Weekend -- May 1-3, 2015

Pioneer Skills Weekend starts Friday at 4pm and goes through Sunday at 4pm.  This is an opportunity for anyone interested to be introduced to primitive skills and try their hand at learning new things including:  arrow making and archery shooting, tomahawk and knive throwing, black powder shooting, Native American beadwork, Eastern Woodland moccassin making, blacksmithing and more to be announced.