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Similar event scheduled in Pa.

April 21, 2005

Another market fair will be held this weekend in the Tri-State area.

The Great North American Rendezvous Spring Market Faire & Rifle Frolic runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Saturday, April 23, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Gobbler Knob in Newville, Pa.

Saturday's events include performances by the Fife & Drum Corps of York (Pa.) Middle School and talks by historians and authors Shirley Fenstermacher ("People Who Lived in Franklin County in the 17th Century") and Jerry Clouse ("A Report on the Whiskey Rebellion"). Also, a seminar will be held on a .40-caliber air gun that Meriwether Lewis bought in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War and took on the Lewis & Clark expedition. A replica of the gun will be on display.

Cost is $3 per person. Children ages 11 and younger get in free.

To get to the fair, follow Interstate 81 north to exit 20 (Scotland). Turn right on Pa. 997 north. Follow Pa. 997 north for 23 miles and the encampment will be on the right.

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For more information, call 1-717-532-8458, or send e-mail to Harold Weaver at weaverhorse@hotmail.com or visit www.gnarendezvous.org/index.html on the Web.

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