JOHNSTOWN - The 18th Century Market Fair at Johnson Hall State Historic Site will take place July 14 and 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The event is co-sponsored by the State Historic Site and the Friends of Johnson Hall.
While admission is free, donations will be accepted.
A shuttle bus will be available to transport fair-goers from the Johnstown High School parking lot off Pearl Street. There is no parking on the site during this event.
Among the highlights of the event are live 18th-century period performances by "Otto the Sword Swallower" on both days and magician Mr. Bayly on Saturday.
The live performance schedule will be posted each day of the event. Also featured on both days will be a traditional 18th-century cricket match.
Throughout both days sutlers, or vendors, will offer their wares for sale, while an encampment will interpret life in the military during the colonial period. Demonstrations of daily life will add to the event, including colonial toy, games and cooking. Free self-guided tours of historic Johnson Hall will be available.
A colonial dance, featuring period music performed by Liaisons Plaisantes, will highlight Saturday evening's activities.
Market Fair is a re-creation of an event first hosted by Sir William Johnson in 1772.