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VCPRD schedules Pioneer Days for Oct. 3-4

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

TERRE HAUTE -- The Vigo County Park and Recreation Department will celebrate its 37th Fowler Park Pioneer Days Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Pioneer Village, located within Fowler Park, features 16 log cabins, a log barn, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, a covered bridge and a gristmill.

Approximately 150 Pioneer Village folk and volunteers will recreate the 1840s by demonstrating the same routine tasks and activities of ancestors, using the same methods and tools.

Questions are welcome as the weekend is designed as a learning experience.

Hands-on activities will be scattered throughout the village to encourage participation.

Old-fashioned crafters, located on the south side of the village, will demonstrate their talents and their crafts and will be available for purchase.

This year's crafts will include hand-woven rugs, jewelry, wooden toys, clothing baskets, furniture and more.

Food vendors, featuring homemade classic, 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, located in the field behind the shelter, will have a variety of hand-crafted items and locally grown orchard and farm products available for purchase as well.

In addition, local artists will be at the event drawing, painting and selling artwork.

A church service will take place at 9 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in the log church within the Pioneer Village.

Parking is $2 for each full day.

Fowler Park is located south of Terre Haute on United States 41.

For further information, call 812-462-3392.

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