Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Darke County Parks - Prairie Days 2009

Apple Butter cooking over the fire; Pioneers in and around the Log House; vendors displaying their wares; tall-tales being told; crafts to make; and the wonderful smell of Farmer Browns' and Downing Fruit Farm wafting through the air... must be time for Prairie Days 2009! Join us Saturday, September 26th from 10am-4pm and Sunday, September 27th from 12pm-4pm for the festivities!

Attracting over 3,000 people to Shawnee Prairie Preserve, this is Darke County Parks’ biggest event of the year! Not only will there be something for everyone to enjoy, but admission and parking are FREE! Held the last weekend in September, this event focuses on the prairie way of life in the 1790's and will feature many crafts, games, vendors and trades of the time period. Try your hand at candle-making, tin-smithing, sewing, and corn-husk doll making. Craft yourself a ‘Tussie Mussie’ to ward off ill-smells in-between baths. There will be a book signing by children’s author, Pat McCarthy. Enjoy a production by the Civic Theatre, meet Simon Kenton or enjoy some of the “Truest Lies Ever Told” during a visit with a 1790’s Long Hunter, Chris Supinger. With so much to do, why not visit both days? Did we mention there was FREE parking and admission?!

For more information, please visit our website at www.darkecountyparks.org or call the Nature Center at 937.548.0165.

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