State Indian Museum -- Two Capital District Historic Parks Unite to Host Annual Artisan Shopping Weekend! -- April 21, 22
Park: State Indian Museum
What: Two Artisan Shopping Events -- Trader’s Faire and Indian Arts & Crafts Market
Where: Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (2701 L Street) &
State Indian Museum (2618 K Street), both in Sacramento
When: April 21 & 22, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Combo price - $8 for adults; $6 for youth ages 6-17 which includes entrance into both the Fort and Museum;
Sutter’s Fort stand-alone price: $7 for adults; $5 for youths ages 6-17
Indian Museum stand-alone price: $4 for adults; $3 for youths ages 6-17
Admission for children ages five and under are free to both the Fort and Museum
Ready, set, shop! Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and the State Indian Museum are teaming up to host their annual spring time artisan shopping events on the same weekend -- April 21 & 22. Sutter’s Fort SHP will host its popular “Trader’s Faire - California’s First Mall” while the State Indian Museum (located on the northern grounds of Sutter’s Fort) will present its annual spring time Indian Arts & Crafts Market, both open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. While the available wares are different at each location and true to their respective histories, both offer unique, hand-crafted items that make for treasured gifts and collectibles.
Entertaining live music ranging from Californio (rich in string instruments including fiddle, guitar, and mandolin) and a Gold Rush era “jug band” (with jaw harps, washboard, spoons, banjo, and washtub string base) will greet visitors to Sutter’s Fort throughout the weekend. Fort guests will also enjoy a bustling environment of cooking demonstrations in the historic kitchen and outdoor fire pit and artisans creating pioneer goods for sale such as clothing, housewares, toys, beads and knives. In addition, a popular line of artisan products made on-site at the Fort are also available and include dipped candles, rag rugs and corn husk dolls. Visitors to Sutter’s Fort SHP will have the opportunity to make their own crafts, haggle with traders, make dolls, hammer square nails while shopping for gifts and crafts. And, at the adjacent State Indian Museum, shoppers can peruse hand-crafted custom beaded jewelry, beautiful Native American artwork, intricately woven baskets, unique gourds, genuine soapstone and elk horn carvings, ceremonial drums and much more.
The special event “combo” ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for youths ages 6-17 (children five and under are free) and include entrance into both the Traders’ Faire and the Indian Arts & Crafts Market. Visitors are encouraged to support and learn from artisan crafters while also exploring all the two historic parks have to offer.
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Event DatesSaturday, April 21, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012