Future Shows

March 16-17, 2024

48th Kalamazoo Living History Show™
March 16-17, 2024

Watch a virtual visit to the 46th Kalamazoo Living History Show!


Those interested in being a vendor at the show are invited to contact kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com for an application.

More than 10,000 historical re-enactors, history enthusiasts, collectors and the general public from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the 48th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show™.  The juried, nationally recognized show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, 2024, at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan.   The show attracts many of the finest artisans and vendors of pre-1890 living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States and Canada.

Other highlights include children’s activities, Native American cultural programs, and artisans who will demonstrate their crafts. 

The Kalamazoo Living History Show™ is open to the general public Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Admission is $9.00 for a single day adult pass; $13.00 for a weekend adult pass.  Children 12 years of age and under admitted free when accompanied by a parent. 

Program Theme of the 48th Annual Kalamazoo Living History Show

“250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War and Commemorating 50 Years of Interpreting it by the North West Territory Alliance”

About the Theme

2024 marks the 250th anniversary of the Revolutionary War, an event that established the United States of America as a player on the world stage as its own entity and changed the course of world history forever.  2024 also marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the North West Territory Alliance (NWTA), a living history organization that recreates the period of the American Revolution and a group that is well known at historic reenactments across the country.  Join us for the 48th annual Kalamazoo Living History Show as we explore this time period of history.

The show and the Expo Center will be bound by any local, state, or federal mandates at the time of the show. There are currently no mandates in force at this time. Masking and vaccination are encouraged.


Contact Information

For information about the Kalamazoo Living History Show™, contact Leslie Martin Conwell, P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, telephone 765.201.5019, kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com, www.KalamazooShow.com.

March 16-17, 2024

Saturday 9-5

Sunday 9-4

Single Day - $9.00
Weekend Pass - $13.00

Children 12 and Under Admitted Free When Accompanied By An Adult

Kalamazoo County Expo Center
Kalamazoo County Fair Ground
2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo Mi.
I-94, Exit 80, North


Dealers • Collectors • Educators • History Buffs
Historical Reenactors • Related Crafts Persons

Interior Decorators • General Public

Persons Attending Show In Pre-1890 Clothing Will Be Eligible For Door Prize

Fluer du le

The largest, nationally recognized, juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts.  More than 10,000 historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors, and the general public from 18 states and Canada come together for a festive weekend to buy, sell and trade.  The event attracts over 270 of the finest craftspeople and dealers of living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States. 

The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history.  Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical reenactment groups, organizations and individuals, dressed in period clothing, the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us.

Anyone attending the show in pre-1890 style clothing will be eligible for a drawing on a door prize.