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Historic Dutch Trade Fair

Saturday May 7  – Sunday May 8, 2016
Windmill Island Gardens
1 Lincoln Avenue

10:00 am to 6:00 pm on May 7 and 8

Continuing May 9 to 14 with select Historic Merchants

Wind your way through the historic camp filled with colonial merchants and re-enactors. Learn what Dutch trade items were sought after 200 years ago and shop for your own piece of the past to take home!

The Historic Dutch Trade Fair is held during the nationally known Tulip Time Festival where over 150,000 tulips and Windmill Island’s 18th century Dutch windmill take a central role.

Tulip Time celebrates the heritage of the Dutch who settled Holland, Michigan. The Historic Dutch Trade Fair celebrates the influence of the Dutch who shaped colonial America.

Re-enactors representing a variety of different cultures show how trade helped create the multiculturalism of colonial society.

Those whose lives revolved around trade including Native Americans, voyageurs, fur traders, merchants, and tradesmen & women will help share their part of this American story.

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