18th CENTURY TRADE FAIRE

Fort Loudoun’s 18th century Trade Faire is part of a larger program known as the Great Island Festival. In the 1700’s there was an island in the channel of the Little Tennessee known as “Miliaquo” or “The Great Island”. That island is now submerged under the waters of Tellico Lake.

However, the formation of Tellico Lake created another island, which today is home to Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum. Annually, the weekend after Labor Day has been set assist for the Great Island Festival. Visitors may attend the 18th century Trade Faire, the Cherokee Festival at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum or both.

Parking is available at both sites and free shuttle bus operates between the two as a convenience for the visitor.

Admission costs for the events follow:

18th century Trade Faire at Fort Loudoun
$5 – Adults (13 and up)
Children 12 and under admitted free

Cherokee Festival at Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
$5 – Adults (13 and up)
Children 12 and under admitted free