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Pricketts Fort

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88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
304.363.3030 https://www.prickettsfort.org/
18th century wooden fort surrounded by green grass and trees

June 2021

Appalachian Blacksmith Association Hammer-In

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
man in red shirt hitting a hot rod with a hammer making sparks fly

Watch some of the best blacksmiths in North Central West Virginia apply their skills.  There will be demonstrations throughout the day on many aspects of traditional and modern blacksmithing. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.        

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Colonial Kids Day

June 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
kids playing an 18th century game outside

During this day-long event, kids experience life in the 18th-Century.  Activities will include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games, and a craft in the fort's visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Contemporary Muzzleloader Gun Exhibit

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 20, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
18th century male reanactor holding a rifle

Come out and see some of the finest contemporary gun builders and collections in West Virginia. Talk to the makers of these fine Early American firearms and get their insight on building these beautiful rifles. You will learn about the techniques and materials that are used for 21st-century gun building. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to visit the fort.  $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members…

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Contemporary Muzzleloader Gun Exhibit

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until June 20, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
18th century male reanactor holding a rifle

Come out and see some of the finest contemporary gun builders and collections in West Virginia. Talk to the makers of these fine Early American firearms and get their insight on building these beautiful rifles. You will learn about the techniques and materials that are used for 21st-century gun building. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Regular admission applies to visit the fort.  $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members…

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Hearth Cooking Demo

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman dressed in frontier clothes standing in front of a hearth fire cooking

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Beginning Tatting with Tabitha Holmes

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman holding white lace

Learn to make lace with thread and shuttle. Tatting is an 18th-century form of lacemaking that originated in Europe. This class is open to anyone who wants to get started or build their skills. Materials are provided. (An intermediate class will be held on Sunday) The class will be held in the fort's visitor center (Min 2, Max 6) PFMF Members $45, Non-Members $50. Register online www.prickettsfort.org/register or call (304)363-3030. Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Intermediate Tatting with Tabitha Holmes

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman holding white lace

A more advanced tatting class complimenting the beginning tatting class. Tatting is an 18th-century form of lacemaking that originated in Europe. This class is open to anyone who wants to get started or build their skills. Materials are provided. The class is held in the fort's visitor center (Min 2, Max 6) PFMF Members $45, Non-Members $50. Register online www.prickettsfort.org/register  or call (304)363-3030 Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Colonial Kids Day

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
kids playing an 18th century game outside

During this day-long event, kids experience life in the 18th-Century.  Activities will include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games, and a craft in the fort's visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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July 2021

Hearth Cooking and Demo  

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 20, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman cooking over hearth

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Introduction to Spinning for Adults

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 10, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
$20
woman dressed in 18th century clothes spinning yarn

How would you like to try your hand at spinning wool? Participants will receive one hour of personal one-on-one instruction from one of our skilled interpreters. One-hour sessions are $20 per person and participants must be age 16 and older. One person per session. Please register by contacting the Foundation Office at 304-363-3030 to set up a date and time. Admission to the fort is included. Spaces fill up fast, so make sure to register early.  

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Introduction to Spinning for Adults

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 10, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
$20
woman dressed in 18th century clothes spinning yarn

How would you like to try your hand at spinning wool? Participants will receive one hour of personal one-on-one instruction from one of our skilled interpreters. One-hour sessions are $20 per person and participants must be age 16 and older. One person per session. Please register by contacting the Foundation Office at 304-363-3030 to set up a date and time. Admission to the fort is included. Spaces fill up fast, so make sure to register early.  

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Colonial Kids Day

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
kids playing an 18th century game outside

During this day-long event, kids experience life in the 18th-Century.  Activities will include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games, and a craft in the fort’s visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 – 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Introduction to Weaving for Adults

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
$20
woman dressed in 18th-century clothes weaving

How would you like to try your hand at weaving on a tape loom? Participants will receive one hour of personal one-on-one instruction from one of our skilled interpreters. One-hour sessions are $20 per person and participants must be age 16 and older. One person per session. Please register by contacting the Foundation Office at 304-363-3030 to set up a date and time. Admission to the fort is included. Spaces fill up fast, so make sure to register early.  Learn…

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Artist in Residence with Linda Pritchard

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 18, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman wearing glasses with blue shirt and scarf

Come out and help us welcome Linda Pritchard as part of our Artist in Residence program. Linda is a self-taught quill worker and potter, specializing in 18th-century items. Linda will be demonstrating as well as selling her wares in the fort's visitor center. Admission to the fort: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Introduction to Weaving for Adults

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 17, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
$20
woman dressed in 18th-century clothes weaving

How would you like to try your hand at weaving on a tape loom? Participants will receive one hour of personal one-on-one instruction from one of our skilled interpreters. One-hour sessions are $20 per person and participants must be age 16 and older. One person per session. Please register by contacting the Foundation Office at 304-363-3030 to set up a date and time. Admission to the fort is included. Spaces fill up fast, so make sure to register early.  Learn…

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Artist in Residence with Linda Pritchard

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 17, 2021

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 18, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman wearing glasses with blue shirt and scarf

Come out and help us welcome Linda Pritchard as part of our Artist in Residence program. Linda is a self-taught quill worker and potter, specializing in 18th-century items. Linda will be demonstrating as well as selling her wares in the fort's visitor center. Admission to the fort: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Artist in Residence with Linda Pritchard

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 17, 2021

An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until July 18, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman wearing glasses with blue shirt and scarf

Come out and help us welcome Linda Pritchard as part of our Artist in Residence program. Linda is a self-taught quill worker and potter, specializing in 18th-century items. Linda will be demonstrating as well as selling her wares in the fort's visitor center. Admission to the fort: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

Find out more »

Hearth Cooking and Demo  

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 20, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
woman cooking over hearth

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth, the way food was prepared during the colonial period of our history. Recipes will be available upon request. Regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

Find out more »

Introduction to Blacksmithing for Adults

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
$20
blacksmith demos

How would you like to try your hand at blacksmithing? Participants will receive one hour of personal one-on-one instruction from one of our skilled interpreters. One-hour sessions are $20 per person and participants must be age 16 and older. One person per session. Please register by contacting the Foundation Office at 304-363-3030 to set up a date and time. Admission to the fort is included. Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

Find out more »

Colonial Kids Day

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
kids playing an 18th century game outside

During this day-long event, kids experience life in the 18th-Century.  Activities will include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games, and a craft in the fort’s visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 – 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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August 2021

Artist in Residence with Heather Schneider

August 2 @ 11:00 am - August 6 @ 3:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
sauteing onions

Come out and tour the fort and smell the food cooking over an open hearth as historic interpreter and hearth cook Heather Schneider demonstrates various cooking techniques and recipes of the 18-th century. Heather is a past speaker at the School of the Longhunter and has demonstrated hearth cooking at Fort Niagara and other historic sites. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 - 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Jeffrey Wayne @ Pricketts Fort

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
FREE
black and white photo of a man playing a guitar and singing into a microphone

Jeffrey Wayne is a hard-driving county singer from the hills of West Virginia. Wayne grew up in red dirt, all over Georgia, including small towns like Roopville and Whitesburg. West Virginia was the place Jeffrey found himself and his sound. Cutting his teeth in bars, coffee shops, and anywhere people would listen, leading to a record contract with Mon Hills Records in 2018. Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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Colonial Kids Day

August 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Pricketts Fort, 88 State Park Rd
Fairmont, WV 26554 United States
kids playing an 18th century game outside

During this day-long event, kids experience life in the 18th-Century.  Activities will include daily chores in the fort, life in the militia, colonial children’s games, and a craft in the fort’s visitor center. Children must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies. $8 adults, $6 seniors (60+) $4 children (6 – 12) FREE for PFMF members Learn more about Pricketts Fort here.

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