CultureFête: a 1700s Multicultural Fair
Date: Fri, Jul 20 2018 - Sun, Jul 22 2018
Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB
CultureFête – an 18th century style festival with encampment
Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the 18th century as the streets of Louisbourg come alive in a market atmosphere during this vibrant three day festival. Re-enactors will transport you back to the 1700s while artists, artisans and musicians demonstrate their talents and links to the story of Isle Royale, now Cape Breton.
Interact with re-enactors living in the 18th century town and see how they cook, do lace making, blacksmithing and more. Try out archery or help restore the chapel by applying real 23k gold leaf on molding details! Get to know the story of chocolate or the New France rum trade. Meet with the Fortress of Louisbourg tradesmen as they demonstrate timber hewing and masonry techniques used to build and still use today to maintain the largest historical reconstruction in North America. Enjoy a variety of presentations, skill-oriented workshops and sales of goods in an open-air craft shops. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, there is no better time to experience the rich history and heritage of Canada. Join us as we honour the cultural connections and legacies linked to historic 18th century Louisbourg.