News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 26, 2013

Step back in time at Pioneer Days Oct. 5, 6


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate its 41st annual Fowler Park Pioneer Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6.  

The public is invited to step back in time and enjoy a simpler way of life.

Pioneer Village, located within Fowler Park, features log cabins, a log barn, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, a covered bridge and a gristmill.

About 150 Pioneer Village folk and volunteers will recreate the 1840s by demonstrating the same routine tasks and activities of our ancestors, using the same methods and tools. Questions are always welcome; the weekend is designed as a learning experience. Hands-on activities will be scattered throughout Pioneer Village to encourage visitor participation.

Old-fashioned crafters, located on the south side of the village, will demonstrate their talents and their crafts will be available for purchase. Crafts this year will include hand-woven rugs, jewelry, wooden toys, clothing, baskets, furniture and much more. Food vendors, featuring some homemade classics, will be located on the south side of the covered bridge by the shelter. Drinks, meals and desserts will be available for purchase. The Traders Market, in the field behind the shelter, will have a variety of hand-crafted items and locally grown orchard and farm products available for purchase. Local artists can be seen throughout Pioneer Village drawing, painting and selling their artwork.

Parking is $5 for each full day. Fowler Park is south of Terre Haute just east of U.S. 41 on Oregon Church Road. Directional signage is located on U.S. 41.

For more information call 812-462-3392 or visit www.vigocounty.in.gov.