MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) – In a moment out of time, New Ulm hosted its 41st annual fair and living history event this weekend.
More than 100 vendors lined the lobby of the New Ulm Event Center as people relived a special moment in history.
The era of the fur trade is a moment in time from 1750 to 1830, and the show tries to celebrate it every year.
Organizers said the event is the first trade show of its kind held annually and kicks off trade show season across the Midwest.
“Well, what people love about this event is that it’s kind of seen as the season opener, where people come and buy what they think, or what they think. want for the summer months when they’re doing the same or similar kind of thing in an outdoor setting. So they’re buying traditional clothes, maybe guns, knives, candles,” the official said. event organizer, Michael Emery.
Organizers said that while the show is meant to celebrate a time in history, the real highlight is the community coming together from across the Midwest.
“It ends up being a good event, a lot of socializing, because we bring people together from, you know, the five or six states, the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and that’s just a great weekend where everyone gets together, and lots of socializing, seeing people they haven’t seen in a while,” Emery explained.
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