Scenes from Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Trade Fair

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Photos by Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor

It was definitely like stepping back in history at the 11th Annual Buck Creek Muzzleloader's Club Trade Fair this weekend in Linton. It was a showcase when times were much simpler and the common way of life was to make things by hand. Featuring a variety of every-day, handcrafted household, work and other items from the 1750 to 1840 era, the Trade Fair opened Saturday and will continue Sunday at the Roy Clark Community Building. It is one of the largest and most popular events in a several state area, says club president David O'Bryan of Linton. Among the items offered for sale are traditional muzzleloader rifles and handguns, knives, black powder, homemade soap, tin crafts, powder horns, hunting pouches, salt-glazed pottery, 18th century clothing, blankets, leather goods, gun supplies, blacksmith supplies, and tools. Dealers from six or seven states will wear primitive attire from the period. The event will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3, with children 12 years and under free if accompanied by an adult.