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Pioneer Days scheduled

Thursday, September 16, 2010

TERRE HAUTE -- The Vigo County Park and Recreation Department will celebrate its 38th Fowler Park Pioneer Days Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The public is invited.

Pioneer Village, located within Fowler Park, features 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, 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, demonstrate their talents and their crafts 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 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, 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.

Local artists will also be at the event drawing, painting and selling artwork.

A Sunday church service will take place in the log church within Pioneer Village Sunday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m.

Parking is $2 for each full day.

Fowler Park is located south of Terre Haute east on United States 41. Directional signage will be located on U.S. 41.

For more information, call 812-462-3392, or log on to www.vigocounty.in.gov.

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