Presidio la Bahia is the only complete Spanish fort west of the Mississippi. Located in Goliad, or, more accurately before 1829, La Bahía, lay on the important route from the Gulf of Mexico to San Antonio de Béxar. The presidio served as the customs house for Copano (El Cópano), established on Aransas Bay about the same time as San Antonio, served as the principal port of entry. These three points were the key to control of South Texas. La Bahía had immense strategic importance, since it guarded the supply line from the coast to the principal city. This new municipality owed its importance to the port of Copano, forty miles distant, which had begun to compete with Matamoros for the lucrative Mexican interior trade, for which the new town of Goliad supplied expert smugglers, as well as oxcarts and drivers who provided transportation between markets and port. This event will be primarily a bazaar for sutlers and traders to offer their wares. There will be some “rendezvous” type competitions and activities, more details on that to come. All vendors interested in attending please contact Taylor Tomlin (361) 319-2287 or firstname.lastname@example.org There is no camp or trade fee, and onsite set up is allowed within the fort compound. Please limit wares to pre1860 goods and absolutely no plastic items. Tradespeople are encouraged to demonstrate their craft. General camping and participants allowed free of charge. This event also coincides with “Christmas on the Square” in downtown Goliad. Which attracts a large number of public. Come out and shop for some unique historical items and enjoy the living history!
Who is it for?All ages – Family
Tickets : How to get tickets?
At the door: If available. – call & check if available
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Friday, November 30, 2018 | 13:55 PM to Sunday, December 02, 2018 | 23:00 PM
Venue & Address : Presidio La Bahía & 217 Loop 71, Goliad, TX 77963 United States
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