Dacula's Elisha Winn Fair to feature all things 1800s




• What: Elisha Winn Fair

• When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

• Where: Elisha Winn House, 908 Dacula Road, Dacula

• Cost: $3 per adult, children 12 and under free

• For more information: Call Scott Holtzclaw at 404-735-2542 or visit www.gwinetths.org >

DACULA -- Did you know that you can watch blacksmiths forge steel and iron into crafted creations, visit a log jail from the 1820s and watch Civil War re-enactors depict battle scenes without ever leaving Gwinnett County?

The 33rd annual Elisha Winn Fair in Dacula offers the public all those things and more Saturday and Sunday.

Attendees can take tours of the house and its grounds, listen to actors talk about the 1875 school house made of one room and enjoy a countywide quilt show, plus partake in traditional festival fares with live music, fresh food and loud cannon fire, of course.

While there is a $3 charge to get into the event, all of the money goes back into Gwinnett Historical Society to help with the upkeep for the house and the other buildings.

These structures and grounds sit upon 19.2 acres and are part of a rehabilitation project of the Gwinnett Historical Society. Since 2010, the GHS has painted the inside and outside of the house, made many repairs on the property and continued to preserve structure's original fireplace mantels, doors and stairs. The house will be celebrating it's 200th birthday next year.

Children 12 and under are free.