Trail of Courage Living History Festival

Trail of Courage Living History Festival

Fulton County Historical Society

This living history festival is held at south end of grounds on riverbank and in woods. Historic encampments include French & Indian War, Voyageurs, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Western Fur Trade, Plains Indian tepees, Woodland Indian wigwams. Contests include muzzle loading shooting and tomahawk and throwing contests Mountain Man Tug of War. Canoe rides are offered on the Tippecanoe River, each ride about 15 minutes. Chippeway Village is a re-creation of Fulton County’s first village in the woods at the south end: over 30 wooden booths, log cabin trading post, 1832 replica post office, storytellers, food booths, traditional crafts. Foods cooked over wood fires include buffalo burgers, chicken & noodles, stew in big kettles, ham & beans, barbeque, also apple dumplings, ice cream, fudge and cookies, and more. Traditional crafts: basketry, weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, beadwork, rope making, candle dipping, etc. Programs on two stages, Chippeway Village & Hillside Amphitheater, are funded in part by Indiana Arts Commission: period music and dance, historic skits, Indian lore. Indian dances 2 to 3 p.m. in Indian dance arena. During opening ceremony on the Chippeway Village stage each year a different Potawatomi family is honored with a Key to the City or a Key to the County. The honored Potawatomi family had ancestors on the 1838 Trail of Death or signed treaties in Indiana. Friday is School Tour Day, not open to general public. School buses bring students and vans bring home-schooled students. Free tram rides from museums and free parking lot to festival. Handicapped facilities. No motorized vehicles allowed in festival area. Open Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission charged, free for age 5 and under. The Museum is open year around Mon.- Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The biggest and oldest festival in Fulton County is the Trail of Courage Living History Festival.

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