Fort Rowdy Gathering - Covington

29.) Fort Rowdy Gathering – Covington – September 4, 2016

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I walked on over to Covington Community Park…

…as kids played in the playground below…

…and festival goers wavered in time…

…between the present day with cornhole boards and dish towels…

…and the past circa late 1700’s/early 1800’s, where you would find box makers…

…stitchers and homemade soaps.

This was the Fort Rowdy Gathering

…a celebration done through music…

…plenty of food served by both the local organizations…

…and the local churches…

…kids’ crafts…

…and a museum…

…for festival goers to educate themselves on Fort Rowdy (you can do that HERE).

Granted, the festival seemed more modern so far with so many crafts…

…balloon animals…

…and air brush tattoos…

…but you could head to the bridge…

…and cross the water…

…to completely submerge yourself into the past.

Here, the vendors were more late 18th century…

…the music sung more ancient (Bettina Solas)…

…and the camped village more true to the period.

Visitors were encouraged to talk to historic campers/re-enactors (at least, I felt encouraged)…

…as some had music groups…

…educational presentations…

…and quite a few objects to trade…

…or sell.

Or you could dig deeper into the woods…

…watch some adults target practice with spears…

…and kids target practice with hatchets and knives.

But if watching kids throw knives in the woods was too Children of the Corn for you…

…just remember there was a bridge to get back to the present.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Fortunately, they weren’t very good.

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