History Fair in Lytle Nov. 4

There will be three cannons at the fair that will be fired off throughout the day.

An 1860s Kitchen, Dutch-Oven Cooking, One Room Schoolhouse, Mountain Men, 3 real Cannons, Texas Rangers, Outlaws & Lawmen, Dulcimer Band, Alamo Bobbin Lacers, Quilt Drawing, Book Sale, Food/Drink (Soup Beans, Cornbread, Hotdogs, Sodas, Water, Etc.), Mercantile with homemade gifts (Jams/Jellies, Soap, Crocheted Items, Candy, etc.)….these are just a few of the things you’ll find at the History Fair November 4.
This is the 5th year for the annual event put on by volunteers from all over the state. It celebrates the era between 1800-1899. From 10am to 4 pm on Saturday. It’s held in the big field by the library located at 19325 West FM 2790 S near the high school. We had over 500 people last year attend the day’s festivities.
You can even see what main street might have looked like in the 1800s with an awesome display by the Past Texas Rangers.
“We have over 100 living historians who come to Lytle. We’ll be here all day from 10-4!” said Assistant Director Carolyn Biediger. “We have 3 civil war cannons coming, and they actually shoot them off periodically throughout the day. A few lucky volunteers will even get to pull the string to shoot the cannon off! We also have a group called Past Texas Rangers who will speak. ‘Billy the Kid’ will also come and have a shootout. We’ll have a one-room school house set up outside that is done by a Civil War widow. There will also be a soap making demonstrations, and Bobbin and Lace making demonstrations like women would have done in the 1800s. We will have live dulcimer music all day long on handmade instruments. We will also have a rope making activity, where kids can learn how to make rope. Another speaker will talk about old Indian wars. My husband and I will be doing a cooking exhibit with a Dutch oven and hand-cranked cooking utensils as well!”
If you’re hungry, there will be Soup, beans, cornbread and cobbler for sale, and they keep a big pot of coffee going all day long. There also will be hotdogs for the kids. There will be shopping in our their “Mercantile” display where you’ll find homemade soaps, crocheted items, jellies and jams and more for sale. At the book fair, you can Get a whole bag of books for $5. There will also be tickets sold for 3 handmade quilts in a drawing.
Please call the library for more information. (830-709-4142)