Nothing like young, delighted faces!
And hopefully, the young will learn a little history too! In addition to colonial reenactors, and living historians demonstrating their crafts, children can test their skills at coconut shye, soak the bloke, hoops and graces.
Ah, the virtues of hard fruit. The colonial militia use fruit, in particular coconuts, for throwing practice. See if you can knock a coconut off the stand. If you do, you win a prize. Price? 3 tosses for a dollar.
"Soak the Bloke"
A serious note in history - Punishment - has been turned into a game. "Soak the Bloke" is a stock where a criminal is locked in public view for a crime. Additionally, the public gets to exact punishment in the form of watered sponges. In truth, punishment came in the form of rocks and other articles being thrown at them; or with the criminals being uncomfortably overturned, but the Sudbury Faire only wishes to demonstrate how times have changed. We might even have to call it "Hit the Brit" if a British Regular finds his way in the stock.
Price to exact public punishment of criminals? 3 sponges for a dollar. Family members are also welcome to take turns in the stocks if they've been naughty (limited to adults).
Test your skills at rolling a hoop with a stick.
Find out what two people can do with 4 sticks and 1 hoop. Grab your friend and try it out.