18th c Market Faire & Rendezvous


Jacobsburg Historical Society’s annual Market Faire & Rendezvous is traditionally held during the last full weekend of October on the grounds of the Boulton Historic Site, just outside of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The 2020 event will be open to the public on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parking is available in the pasture behind the John Joseph Henry House at 402 Henry Road, just off the Belfast Exit on Route 33. Adult admission $7.00 with free on-site parking. Children 12 and under, JHS members, active duty military, and scouts are free.

The Market Faire & Rendezvous is family-friendly with a living history encampment representing many periods of American history, including the Pre-Colonial, Colonial, and Fur Trade Eras. Demonstrations and events include primitive archery, blacksmithing, black powder demos, children’s games, a Market Faire of 18th and 19th century traders, and individual blanket traders.

Demonstrators of Early American Arts & Crafts will present their skills in leatherwork, hornwork, shoemaking, and gunmaking near the Nicholas Hawk Gun Shop. Open hearth cooking demonstrations will also be provided in the Summer Kitchen.

Jacobsburg Annual Living History Events are funded in part through the 2020 Northampton County’s Hotel Tax Program.