Sunday, June 12, 2011

Here is an interior photo of one of the cabins at Schoenbrunn Village. There are 17 reconstructed buildings presently on their original sites. Included in the buildings, you will find the Meeting House and School. There are several 2 story cabins and one double cabin with a breezeway(The Connor Cabin), which is home to Doctor Roberts and his 4 girls during the Trade Fair. Presently, all 11 cabins are reserved during the Trade Fair for Vendor's and re enactors, with 2 of the 4 Indian cabins still open. These are very primitive and are the first ones the public comes to upon entering the Village.
The Meeting House will host games and activities for children during the Trade Fair as well as hosting the Colonial Dinner Saturday night. It will also be where Parson John will hold his Sunday sermon.
Browsing the grounds, you will fine fine 18th century pottery, hand made trade silver, hand woven blankets and yarns, hand crafted 18th century leather goods, clothing, hand forged iron items, and so much more. All of these items are presented to you by artisans in correct 18th century dress. You will also be able to see 18th century military and militia units as well as Eastern Woodland Indians.
Please put our Trade Fair on your calendar for the 3rd. weekend this October. You will not be disappointed.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2010 Schoenbrunn Village Trade fair

The 2010 Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair dates are set. The event will be held on Saturday October 16th from 10-5 and Sunday October 17th. from 10-4. All information for participants and vendors can be found at our web site:

Application and jury rules are on the site. This is our second year and it is growing quite nicely from the amount of applications we are receiving. Take a look and send in your application, we'd love to have you attend.

Friday, October 30, 2009

First Annual Trade Fair photos

Our web site now has photos from our first Trade Fair. Stop by and check it out at

Dates for 2010 are up and the application and jury rules will be updated shortly. Hope to see you there. Remember, it's open to the public both days, only vendors and participants must be juried. Next years event will certainly be bigger and better.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

First annual Schoenbrunn Village Trade Fair

The First Annual Schoenbrunn Village Trade fair was last weekend, October 17Th and 18Th, 2009. Despite the rainy and cold temperatures, it was a great success. For those who don't know about the Village, here is a short history:

Schoenbrunn Village is a recreated 18Th Century Delaware Moravian settlement founded in 1772. It was in existence thru 1777 when, at that time, the British Forces in America, moved the inhabitants to Fort Detroit for "safety" reasons. The original Village boasted 60 buildings and 300 inhabitants at it's peak.

Our Trade Fair uses the site for the event which has 17 reconstructed log homes, Church, and school house. The Trade Fair recreates a Frontier Fair circa 1750 thru 1789. The event is juried, meaning every participant and vendor must submit photos of their camp, clothing, and wares to sell and have them all approved by the jury committee. In this way, the public will be able to see completely authentic life and goods from the 18Th Century Frontier.

Next years event will be held the weekend of October 16th. and 17th, 2010. If you are interested in attending as a participants or trader, check out our web site at:

The site will be updated with the revised jury rules, dates, and application shortly. Feel free to ask questions and post your comments.


Capt J. Johnson