Just found out that there’s been a mountain man event at Traders Village near Grand Prairie, TX that’s been going on for a while.
It’s usually held the weekend before Thanksgiving, which falls on November 17-19 this year.
Here are the details:
What is a Mountain Man? “A ‘Mountain Man’ is the present day term for an 1800’s ‘Buckskinner’ “. The Mountain Man Gathering gives youth and adults alike the opportunity to experience and enjoy a valuable part of Americana, how our ancestors survived in the American frontier.
If you have camped out, been a member of the Boy or Girl Scouts, or have any interest in American history, you will be intrigued by the pre-1840s costumes that will be showcased at Traders Village.
This special weekend will begin each day at 10:00 a.m.. Through song, storytelling and historical reenactment of an era unfamiliar to us all, Mountain Man Gathering will provide a window to the past with authenticity as the key. Mountain Man demonstrations will include: beading, tomahawk and knife throwing, firestarting, bow and arrow making, leather work, knife making, pottery maker/demo, and several traders (demonstrations subject to change). There will be a variety of traders and sellers both days.
Traders Village is located at 2602 Mayfield Road in Grand Prairie, five miles south of Six Flags Over Texas, just off State Highway 360 near I-20. Admission is free and parking is only $4.00 per car. For more information, call 972-647-2331.
For more info, check out their website.