Today was the annual olde faire at historic Fort Loudon. and the Great Island Sequoyah (Cherokee) Festival. It is a total re-enactment of 18th century life at the English fort. They have about 200 volunteers who dress in the period clothes and live in tents and the log barracks for the 2 day festival. They live completely without modern conveniences. Meals are cooked over fires, children and babies are included and there are a number of craftspeople with tent shoppes. You can buy fabrics by the yard, straw sun hats, tools and utensils, and listen to period music. This all takes place in the reconstructed fort on a peninsula into Lake Loudon. It was a very enjoyable day.