Searcy’s Pioneer Village Fall Fest is Nov. 2-3

Cabin_White_County_Pioneer_Village_Spring_Open_House_TGS_0067Learn how your ancestors lived from day to day during the Pioneer Village Fall FestNov. 2-3 in Searcy.    The collection of 19th century buildings, farm equipment and other antique items will all be open with costumed guides on hand throughout the grounds to answer visitor’s questions.

Some of the activities taking place are demonstrations of frontier crafts such as wood-carving, leather working, quilting, spinning and churning. You can watch the smithy plying his trade in the village blacksmith shop.  Dairy and home canning displays are also offered.

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You can start your Christmas shopping early by choosing from the handmade items available for purchase including aprons, bonnets, and pioneer toys, constructed by Tom Dunn, the resident craftsman.

Vendors of kettle corn, homemade fudge, soaps, lotions, bird houses, local honey and more will be on the grounds. Live farm animals, a tin-type photographer, a chuck wagon master demonstrating Dutch oven cooking where you can try samples, and Civil War re-enactors with cannons are also on-site.  Don’t miss the toy trains in the Garner Depot and the activities for children.

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Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking are free; donations are accepted to benefit the White County Historical Society’s efforts in preserving the area’s history. Visit whitecountypioneervillage.org for additional details.

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Date: Sat, Nov 02, 2013 - Sun, Nov 03, 2013
City: Searcy
Address: 1200 Higginson
Searcy, AR 72143
Description: Pioneer Village is a collection of 19th century buildings, farm equipment, and other items of historic interest saved from throughout White County by the White County Historical Society. Crafters, Dutch oven cooking, live music, pioneer demonstrations, and food. Crafted items for sale.