44th Annual Territorial Fair to feature Historic Arkansas Foodways

Historic Arkansas Museum - Monday, April 24, 2017

Discover the cultures and conditions that shaped what 19th century Arkansans ate by taking a culinary tour through time as you watch frontier cooking at several stops and collect recipes as you go.

Historic Arkansas Museum’s 44th Annual Territorial Fair will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 13 and will feature Historic Arkansas Foodways. This free event is open to the public.

Pioneer cooking demonstrations include baking a German apple tart at the c.1827 Hinderliter Grog Shop, a nod to the proprietor’s ancestry. Scottish food will be cooked alongside slave and African-influenced food in the 1840s Brownlee Kitchen, representing the historic home’s occupants. Dutch oven cooking and 19th century pioneer recipes will be featured at the 1850s Log House Farmstead. And find out what foods would be packed on a California Gold Rush adventure!

More fun activities at the Fair include living history performances, live music, maypole dancing, blacksmith demonstrations, pioneer games, crafts and Mother’s Day projects.