Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013
Mingle with more than a hundred re-enactors in an 1855 camp at Fort Nisqually during Brigade Encampment. Witness the arrival of the brigade and spirited physical contests — from races to tomahawk throwing. Families can participate in "Engagé for the Day," visiting with re-enactors at their tents and receiving hands-on lessons on period skills such as flint and steel fire starting and spinning wool. There will be live fiddle music, a chance to dance, Punch and Judy puppet shows, and an 1850s cooking contest.
The event recreates the gathering in 1855 of Hudson Bay Company traders at Fort Nisqually, where a year’s worth of furs where delivered.