Port Oneida Fair


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    Once again, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) will be full of activities both Friday and Saturday, August 11-12, for the Port Oneida Fair. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day, and running until 4:00 p.m., visitors are invited to step back in time to actively experience life as it was in this once active community of robust farms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The fair promotes the preservation of rural traditional skills, crafts, landscapes, and communities of the Upper Great Lakes Region through education and artistic expression.

    Visitors may take a shuttle, drive, hike, or bike to six unique historic sites where a variety of activities take place. Over 60 demonstrators will be at the Thoreson, Olsen, Burfiend, Dechow, and Kelderhouse farms as well as the schoolhouse. Blacksmiths, quilters, farmers, and basket weavers will be demonstrating their crafts, and park rangers, volunteers, and Port Oneida residents will share their stories. There will be hands-on activities for the whole family. Food will be available for purchase or visitors may pack a picnic lunch. 
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