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Clark County To Host The Fair At New Boston This Weekend


Clark County will take a step back in time this weekend with the 31st annual Fair at New Boston. Katie Wright is co-fair master this year. She feels the event paints a picture of what life was like 200 years ago when Ohio was transitioning from a territory to a state.

"The Fair at New Boston is a highly respected living history reenactment that focuses on a federal time period, 1790 -1810. And it's a civilian trades fair, which is sort of a rare thing in living history events because most are focused around a battle or some major history event and ours is not," Wright said.

The fair focuses on merchants and music from the frontier era. Wright believes it's a good place to learn about how people lived in that time period.

"If anybody needed to go get shoes, you would go and you would see a leather worker, or if you needed to go and get a bucket you'd go and see a cooper," Wright said. "So there's a ton of different artisan things happening there. It's a pretty cool thing."

Wright and her family have been a part of the fair for more than 30 years. This year they are trying something different. On Friday the fair will host an education day for 1,200 students in the fourth and fifth grades. Each kid will get a chance to learn and interact with the artisans.

The Fair at New Boston will be held at George Rogers Clark Park all day Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.