June 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2012
$20 weekend family pass, $10 adults, $5 kids, free for children under 5.
Way better than ho-hum classroom history, the Vermont History Expo connects kids to the past with hands-on fun. The living history demonstration that takes over the Tunbridge Fairgrounds includes a gaming area where youngsters can try old-fashioned stilt walking, cup and ball, and Graces, a game played with dowel rods and a hoop. One hundred and fifty exhibits show off Vermont history with demonstrations in period costume, genealogical and archeological explora-tions, heirloom animals, a history quest treasure hunt, and a parade on both Saturday and Sunday.