Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Feast of the St. Clair

Every Memorial Day weekend, since sometime in the 1980's, a local park is taken over with people and tents all representing Colonial times in our area.  It's a really neat event to attend and experience what it may have been like to live back then.
 
My mom made the granddaughters outfits to wear as they walked around this year.  (As visitors, it isn't necessary to dress-up though.)
Rich and my Dad talking to the surveyors.  Rich went back at the end of the weekend to help them tear down their tents and equipment.
The kids watching weaving on a special loom that I don't remember the name of-lol!

Little trouble-maker ;-)
Slightly bigger trouble-maker :-)
Morgan trying her hand at weaving.
A blacksmith doing his thing.
Blake thought these hats were pretty neat!
Pretty sure he said something about wearing a dead thing on his head when he's talked about this one-lol!
The kids all learning something...I didn't stick around to listen because I was freezing and found some sun out of the wind!
A potter who made some pretty cool stuff!
These guys were very talented and neat to listen to!
There was a small group of American Indians and Blake stopped for a picture by the tee pee
Some soldiers who had just been shooting and I missed getting a picture.
 
The kids also had the fun task of finding the tents that had a compass sign out front.  Each of those stops meant that there was a stamp to be put in a little book they were given.  Once they had 15 of the 20 stamps, they could go and get a special prize.  The girls received bracelets, while Blake got a pin. 
 
Something else that was pretty neat was the food!  They sold food there that would have been more fitting of the period, like smoked turkey legs, sausage on rolls and stew on biscuits.  There was also a tent that sold old-fashioned root beer!  You could actually buy a neat glass bottle and get refills for a small fee throughout the event.
 
It was really neat to go back and experience The Feast of the St. Clair.  Even though the kid went with my parents last year, I hadn't been there since I was a kid and this was Rich's first time.  It's definitely something everyone in our area should go and experience at least once! :-)

6 comments:

mail4rosey said...

The dressing up looks fun! I like the scavenger hunt too w/a prize at the end for the kids. I think those help get the kiddos more interested in things. It looks like a nice event.

Cascia Talbert said...

That looks like a lot of fun! I bet your kids enjoyed dressing up.

Together We Save said...

Looks like lots of fun!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds like a fun day. Morgan looks so cute in her dress. If only we could lock them up sometimes! Glad you had a nice time.

Texas Type A Mom said...

That looks like such a fun time and an educational experience!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

How much fun!!!

I love her outfit, that was so sweet of your mom.

Cole loved to go to my friends house and helping her on her loom weaving. It was so fun to watch him.

Blogging tips