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Travel back in time at Fort Yargo
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The historic blockhouse of Fort Yargo is open to history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. - photo by Photo courtesy Georgia State Parks

Colonial Market Faire
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St., Winder
How much: $5 parking, $2 adults, children 12 and younger free

An 18th century market and fair at Fort Yargo State Park this weekend will let you explore the arts, crafts and way of life of this area’s early settlers.

The Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire will take place Saturday and Sunday and feature 18th century dress, food and housewares from the time period and artisans demonstrating their skills.

The event is hosted by the Fort Yargo Living History Society, an organization that formed to present an accurate and educational "living history presentation" at the state park.

Part of the society’s mission is to preserve the historic blockhouse of Fort Yargo, which was restored by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1927. In 2006 the building was relocated and rededicated.

Efforts are now under way to recreate the Humphries Brothers’ 1790s-era trading post that was the original Fort Yargo.

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