First State Heritage Park's 18th Century Market Fair

  • Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
  • Time: 10:00:00 to 16:00:00
43 The Green
Dover, DE
  • Price: FREE
  • Phone: 302-739-9194

Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch the comical interactive performance of Dr. Balthasar and his Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. Enjoy 18th-century style entertainment like Signora Bella who brings to life the tradition of the travelling performer of the eighteenth century as she juggles knives and flaming torches on the rola bola and the slackrope. Chat with living history characters like Timothy the 18th-century Irish Linen Worker as you watch him turn ordinary-looking flax straw into linen fabric using authentic tools of the period. Children will enjoy the hands-on activities, including petting the heritage sheep from Greenbank Mill and Philips Farm. Watch demonstrations of traditional trades and crafts like pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing and spinning. 18th-century-style music and dancers add to the period atmosphere. Vendors and refreshments round out the day. Enjoy free fun for all ages –all with an 18th-century twist! Rain or shine.