Fort Firelands Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival

Fort Firelands RV Resort’s 8th annual Pioneer and Primitive Arts Festival on June 14-15 offers historical and interactive experiences for the entire family. Fort Firelands is located at 5650 E Harbor Rd in Marblehead, on Rt. 163 at Rt. 269. The event is being held 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

From the Paleo hunter to the American Revolution, through the Mountain Man period and the Civil War, authentic re-enactors and musicians will take you back in time. Learn to make an arrowhead, throw a tomahawk, or even better… have the rare opportunity of throwing an Atlatl (pronounced “at lattle”). Used by the Paleo hunter 12,000 years ago, the Atlatl is a device for throwing 6-7 foot darts that look like giant arrows. “Once you try it, you’ll be hooked,” says Jeff Barton, owner of Fort Firelands. “We are fortunate to be the only event in NW Ohio in which the Ohio Atlatl Association participates”

“This is our 8th year and the festival has really grown,” said Jeff Barton, owner of Fort Firelands.

The event is free and open to the public. While at Fort Firelands, visitors are encouraged to shop at Port N Starboard restaurant and the various shops and flea market.

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