Pioneer Frolic

Every year our nearby state park has a weekend of education and fun, called Pioneer Frolic.  They have re-enactors come with their tents, wares, and skills to show how life used to be lived in the pioneer days.   Usually there are Indians too, but we either missed them today or they werent there.

They have booths with crafts being sold.

They have music, wagon rides (pulled by draft horses), puppet shows and other entertainment too.  If you look carefully, you can see the lake in the background in this next shot.

She was spinning wool

He was the blacksmith…dont know what he was making

Where they really do sleep.  And we had some bad storms, high winds and heavy rain last nite.

Not sure what they were demonstrating.  A hangover??

Dont ya think it would have been nice if he had put his breeches on?

Sure wish the redmen had been there.  That would have been interesting.  They only wear their loin cloths.  They look a bit like the big old fat men at Clearwater Beach, FL in their thong bikinis.

And this was the best thing of all:

I should know what this is, but cant remember.  Can anyone remind me?

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michelle Wyman
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 22:16:33

    The flower is a columbine. I suspect it’s a wild variety, not the kind you can buy.

    We have a Pioneer Days here that is similar to your Pioneer Frolic… our guild sets up a hand quilting display in a 1800’s one room log cabin and we dress in period clothes. Tons of fun.

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  2. sammi
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 22:31:16

    The Frolic looks great! We are in the middle of something called “Magiko” which celebrates the “cultures” of our four little communities. Okay, so our “cultures” are Mormon and Washoe (Wosho according to the tribal police cars) Indians. So far we’ve seen the bicycle ride to the Mormon Fort for a BBQ & ice cream social; a jazz concert in the park and an art show. Hmmmm

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  3. SallyP
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 23:06:18

    Hi The indians were down there on Sat. when we went …………………………………..

    They probably went home very wet after the storm……..We drove down in hail, wind , etc to check the boat …The State Ranger was over in the pioneer camping area……………..

    What happens when your thong gets wet ??

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  4. Diana Wilson
    Jun 22, 2008 @ 23:38:42

    Gee, we are having our annual FISH FLY FESTIVAL this coming weekend! Ever seen a fish fly? They are UGLY! We have a gazillion of them.
    Your festival looks like a good time. Glad you took the day to relax.

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  5. Terri
    Jun 23, 2008 @ 08:26:17

    Yep. Wild Columbine. They are way prettier than my nursery ones!

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  6. freda1951
    Jun 23, 2008 @ 08:33:54

    Looks like lots of fun Gayle. We have a Homesteaders Day which is next Saturday. We don’t have Indians though. Shoot.

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