By Art Hunter
The 21st annual Grassy Run Rendezvous will held Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28, at Williamsburg Community Park.
Rendezvous visitors will be able to tour a living history encampment, with more than 150 participants dressed in period clothing and going about life as it was lived in this area in the 1700s.
Grassy Run Historical Historical Arts Committee president George West says that the organization’s main mission is education.
“Our goal is to educate the public, and especially children, about the history of this area,” West said. “We were founded as a way to commemorate the largest documented battle between natives and whites in Clermont County. The group got together in 1992 and we’ve just kept doing it ever since.”
There will be many demonstrators of 1700s technology, including black smithing, rope making, tin punching, spinning and weaving, flint knapping, writing with a quill pen, woodworking, and more.
Children will be able to participate in games children played during the 1700s.
There will be first-person orators telling stories of life on the frontier, and period music will be performed.
“If anyone wants to experience a really unique festival, one that is both fun and educational, this is the one to go to in our area,” West said. “We have a blast doing it, and the people coming to the event have a blast too.”
The opening ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Hours will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday Admission is $5 for adults, $3for children ages 6-15, and $4 for seniors. Children five and under are free.
For more information, visit www.grassyrun.