Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival

14.) Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival – Marblehead – June 9, 2012

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On such a beautiful morning, my mother and I left the Downtown Port Clinton Arts and Crafts Festival and headed down the road…

…to the Fort Firelands RV Resort

…where people were celebrating the Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival.

Just outside of Fort Firelands…

…there was a flea market setup along the access road…

…selling costume jewelry, dishes…

…windmills…

…and crazy salt/pepper shaker holders.

Cobblestone Confections had their doors wide open for the festival crowd…

…selling curious stuff outside…

…and even more curious frozen pies on a stick inside.

The key lime free sample I got was delicious and rich!

As we headed toward the fort…

…we noticed a vendor better related to the festival theme…

…so we followed some re-enactors inside…

…and came upon a pioneer encampment.

There were only a few activities in the fort area…

…including spear-throwing

…and hatchet throwing.

There was also a small structure…

…that you could explore…

…and, at some point, there was probably something to learn about flints (pun intended?).

But honestly…

…with the stage not in use…

…the encampment band on break…

…and the only food at a restaurant outside…

…the best thing we could do was explore the campsites…

…especially the elaborate ones.

Being that it was a rather intimate festival of sorts…
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…talking with participating re-enactors was easy to do.

Everyone was warm and welcoming…

…and happy to show you that camping didn’t always mean “roughing it.”

Of course, it helped to be a skilled woodworker.

 

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