Fort Daniel to host 7th Annual Frontier Faire

The seventh annual Frontier Faire will take place at Fort Daniel, a small frontier fort built during the settlement of Georgia’s western territories. (Special Photo)

Individuals and families will get the opportunity to learn about the American Frontier through hands-on activities like participating in an archaeological excavation on Saturday at the seventh annual Fort Daniel Frontier Faire.

Attendees at the fair can visit the many arts and crafts vendor booths, the trading post or food vendors in addition to having the opportunity to visit many demonstrations. Visitors can learn about and experience blacksmith and flintknapping, participate in a supervised excavation, explore an ArchaeoBus and participate in more activities. Reenactors will be interacting with visitors throughout the event, and there will be a museum exhibit on historic Fort Daniel.

The Frontier Faire will kick off at 9 a.m., and storytelling by Barry Stewart Mann will begin at 10 a.m. Live music will begin at 1 p.m., performed by the Skillet Lickers Band. This country group was originally formed in the early 1920s in Dacula, and newer members continue to perform at off-broadway musicals and local festivals.

The Frontier Faire will take place at the Fort Daniel Archaeological Site located at 2505 Braselton Highway in Buford. Historic Fort Daniel on Hog Mountain is managed by the Fort Daniel Foundation, a sponsor of the event, and the fair is also supported by the Gwinnett Archaeological Research Society. For more information, visit www.thefortdanielfoundation.org.

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