Crailo State Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Crailo present Harvest Faire, an event with something for everyone in the family! This outdoor event is free to the public (a nominal donation is asked to enter the museum exhibit) and is presented in conjunction with the Hudson River Ramble. (The event is weather permitting, and the rain date is scheduled for Sunday, September 17th.)
Crailo’s historic grounds and Hudson River park set the scene for the event which features both 17th- and 18th-century re-enactors, music, and demonstrations, as well as crafts and games for children. Among the re-enactors are 17th-century Dutch settlers, a tinsmith, a doctor and Native Americans. In our cellar kitchen a costumed interpreter discusses the foods and hearth cooking techniques used by the Dutch during the 17th century. Performers and musicians wander around the grounds throughout the day and will offer entertainments.
There will be a silent auction to benefit the Friends of Fort Crailo featuring many great items from local vendors. In addition, this is a great opportunity for visitors to tour Crailo’s temporary exhibit, “A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World.” Don’t forget to stop by the museum marketplace gift shop that features Dutch souvenirs, Native American trade goods, and books for all ages. Free ice cream, while supplies last!