Have you ever thought would it would be like to live back in the Victorian era? If so, the Starr Family Home State Historic Site will be holding it's 5th annual Victorian Fair on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Marshall, Texas.

This living history event will feature over twenty costumed interpreters and craftspeople, who will both entertain and educate fair-goers about life in the late 19th Century Victorian era.

While the event will continue to feature such tried and true fair staples as traditional craft demonstrations, croquet, and hoop-and-stick games, organizers have added new attractions this year to give visitors a fresh take on life in the 1890s. Additionally, they want to give them a hands-on way to travel back in time.

Examples of such experiences will be era-appropriate etiquette lessons, a Victorian tea party, as well as the opportunity to try one’s hand at leather stamping and stilt walking. Visitors can even take part in a parlor room séance, a popular fad of the late 1800s.Other new attractions include a bucket brigade, presented by the Marshall Fire Department, and a traveling Medicine Show. Musicians will add to the festivities with Victorian era tunes.

The Starr Family Home State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, tells the real story and 150-year history of four generations of the Starr family in Texas. Nestled in the heart of Marshall, this landscaped three-acre site features vibrant foliage and six historic buildings. The site’s elegant structures include the Maplecroft mansion, a 19th-century schoolhouse, 1906-era Starr-Blake House and Rosemont Cottage. For more information visitstarrfamilyhome.com.

Admission to the fair is FREE!

Photo: Katy Roberts
Photo;Katy Roberts

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