METNWS-10-14-21 ENCAMPMENT – FOOD_PHOTO

No two food booths are alike at the Encampment. Visitors can choose from pork rinds, turkey legs, roasted corn, snickerdoodles and more.

Fort Massac Encampment is like history class come to life.

Most of the people who attend have a hunger to learn about history and how life was like back in the 18th century.

Various re-enactors who have researched their clothing, lodging, tools and crafts are all on hand to give individuals a look at life in the past.

After watching the posting of colors, individuals may want to walk through the crafters' area, where crafters demonstrate everything from blacksmithing and buck skinning to basket weaving and candle dipping.

Many crafters also have their products for sale, so save some time to browse the large selection of items.

People may want to rest and take a moment to listen to some live music or catch one of the shows from the entertainers who will appear and perform throughout the day.

But, after all of that activity, if Encampment goers should also become hungry for food, that's an easy problem to solve.

While at the Encampment, people will notice the park area normally used for parking, transforms into the food vending area. Each food vendor is required to provide authentic food items as they would have been prepared and served in the 18th century.

The only food vendor authorized to sell modern day food and sodas is the Boy Scout Troop 101 booth.

This year, as in years past, there will be over 20 food vendors set up both days ready to serve the masses a variety of food and beverage items.

According to Encampment organizers, all of the popular favorites will be returning: root beer, rock candy, turkey legs, apple crisps, pork rinds and caramel corn, just to name a few.

Other food vending items include ham and beans, chicken and dumplings, elk burgers, beef stew and chili and many more.

So whether it is an appetite to learn more about the history of Fort Massac or an appetite to sample some tasty food items, individuals will want to plan to attend the Encampment and visit the food court area to fill up on some of the many food items that will be offered.

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