Monday, May 23, 2011

Market Fair Wrap-Up

We had a wonderful weekend at Market Fair -- I did a lot of fun blacksmithing and my wife interpreted right alongside me.   We were so pleased to be able to share the craft with so many people, especially children.  

While we talked to the visitors, the boys had their own version of a wonderful weekend as they had a never-ending playdate with my mom and all their friends who came to the Fair.  Just as some friends left, another group entered -- the boys hadn't had that much fun in ages.   

The only glitch was that the colonial bake oven got so hot after days of cooking that it burned through its base (2 layers of brick and wood underneath).  At the end of the fair, someone from the bake staff came up and said that they were dousing the fire and they were discussing whether it could be moved onto a new base or whether the whole oven would have to be rebuilt.   At least it was the end of the fair and, before then, the oven worked perfectly!

We want to say a huge "thank you" to everyone who came out to support us -- it was incredible to see so many friends!   We'll be back at Claude Moore for the next Market Fair on July 16-17th.

In the meantime, we need to get ready for our first ever Civil War demonstration June 4-5 in Manassas -- we're looking forward to it and will have details to share soon.  

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