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Fort Loudoun 18th Century Trade Faire

Festival Event

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All Ages

At the 18th Century Trade Faire visitors can expect to see a couple hundred costumed re-enactors participating in various 18th Century related activities. Merchants and artisans will be on site to demonstrate and peddle 18th Century style wares. Soldiers, settlers and Cherokee Indians will be encamped. There will be artillery and musket drills and there will be skirmishes and battles on both days.

Fort Loudoun will showcase an exciting list of entertainment as “The Amazing Juggling Budabi Brothers” show their amazing acts of skill, courage and imagination – guaranteed to thrill and astonish visitors of all ages. Visitors also will be treated with music performed by the ever engaging “Beggar Boys” with their talent for fiddle playing and singing. Other entertainment performances include “The Travelling Caudells”, a traditional vocal duo; “Common Stock and their Amazing Booth of Wonders”. “Out of the Ordinary” their music features hammered dulcimer, English guitar, harp and vocals. “Faire Wynds Circus” is returning to Fort Loudoun Trade Faire, their act includes Prestidigitator, Musician, Ledgerdemain, Glass Harpist, Conjuror, Escompteur, Fakir, Gully-Gully, Escapist, Samnimbulist, Equilibrialist, Contortionist, and Jongoulier.

In the Cherokee Encampment you can attend an entertaining and educational presentation as Steven Caudill portrays Daniel Boone and historic reenactor Cpt. Robert K. Rambo (Ret) portrays Attakulkulla, powerful peace chief of the Cherokee Nation, c. 1715-1780.

18th Century food will be sold by “Beggar & Boar”. Red beans and rice, beef and cabbage, gumbo, smoked turkey leg and homemade lemonade are a few of the dishes offered. The bake oven in the fort will be in operation, baking delicious short bread and scones. Colonial Root Beer and Ginger Ale, Cherokee Water and other sodas will be sold at various locations in the park.

Faire Grounds Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. -

Hourly Schedule To Be Announced

How to Get There

Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Road
Vonore, Tennessee 37885

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leashes allowed in walking areas


$8 – Adults (13 and up), Children 12 and under admitted free