Pioneer Living History Festival

Saturday, June 23rd in Junction City

This Fourth Annual event features fun and historic activities for families with a focus on hands-on authentic experiences. We will have the blacksmith at work, animals to pet, live music, fiber arts demonstrations, craft making, carnival style pioneer games, washboard laundry, fresh baked goodies made with wheat grown right on the farm, and more, all taking place in and around the restored 1898 pioneer one-room schoolhouse.

www.SingingCreekCenter.orgSinging Creek Educational Center is hosting its fourth annual Pioneer Living History Festival on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am to 4pm. The event will take place at the Camas Country Bakery and Schoolhouse, 91949 Purkerson Rd, Junction City, OR. Admittance to the festival is $5.00 per person; children under 4 are free.

The festival provides children and families with an authentic and educational pioneer experience. Fun activities all day include: washing clothes pioneer style; weaving on a loom; making soapstone beads; petting horses and pigs; exploring the nature table and displays; carnival style pioneer games, watching the blacksmith at work; learning about local history; enjoying baked goods and more! The site includes a restored pioneer one-room schoolhouse built in 1898, in which pioneer reenactors will teach you how to spin and use the drop spindle, weave a basket, and make corn dolls. Local vendors will have old fashioned wares for sale including local honey, beads, leather goods, soaps and much more.

Live music on the stage will feature local old-time music bands such as Gossamer Strings, the Old-Time Fiddlers, and special performances by hotshot local youth fiddlers.

“History becomes more real when you do hands-on activities,” says Karen Rainsong, the Executive Director. “Our festival is geared toward anyone who wants to have fun while learning about the history of Oregon. Making a stone bead, using a loom, washing clothes on a washboard, and listening to fiddle music makes history come alive!”

This magical and unique one-day festival is perfect for families and seniors. The facilities are alter-able accessible and there is food and drink available on site.

Singing Creek Educational Center features year-round programs and events for children and families that bring the history of Oregon to life in unique ways. Their mission is to inspire children and families toward an appreciation of local history through hands-on learning.

For more information contact Karen Rainsong at: karen@singingcreekcenter.org or 541 968-1986

Website: https://www.singingcreekcenter.org