Woolaroc will once again host the Spring Trader's Encampment on Friday and Saturday at the Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc.
"Nestled near the shore of Crystal Lake, this camp is one of the most beautiful of its kind and is the perfect setting for a weekend of historical retreat."
Hosted by Woolaroc's Mountain Men, Wes & Roger Butcher, the camp has quickly become a favorite for traders and re-enactors from across the country. The camp will be historically accurate, recreating what a settlement of this type would have looked like in the 1840s.
The Trader's Encampment is open to the public and guests are encouraged to park and walk through the camp. There is no additional admission required; regular admission at the gate includes the Spring Trader's Camp. "This camp is not only unique; it also serves as a wonderful educational tool for children to visit and experience the lifestyle of earlier times."
"They will better understand some of the hardships of life back in the days and what it took for families to survive when they truly lived off the land."
Many of the campers will set up their tents or tipis and have period crafts for the public to view and purchase.
Photo Courtesy of Roseanne McKee