There has always been a part of me that is curious about how people did things in the past. I think some things were simpler, while others were much more challenging. But I’m sure festivals and celebrations were just as exciting an event to people as they are now.
I’m a huge fan of fall festivals and county fairs. There is not a more beautiful time of year to be outside and explore what your area has to offer. Country Fair this year is a perfect example of an exciting and unique local event that people of all ages need to visit.
There is nothing more quintessentially fall than a tractor pulled hayride and baseball. If baseball isn’t your game of choice, even 1886 style, then try another competition. You can choose from nail driving, pie eating or even tug-of-war competitions! Afterwards, go see the Power Show.
The Power Show is more than 50 antique tractors and steam engines alongside their modern day equivalents.
These were the machines that powered our country for decades and have helped drive our economy and society forward. The sheer size of them and the tasks they helped their operators accomplish is something to marvel.
There is much more to see and do at Conner Prairie during Country Fair, but I don’t have the space to include it! You can see the full schedule of events, including food and live music, here: http://www.connerprairie.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Special-Events/Country-Fair.aspx.
It’s going to a fun filled weekend of odd wonders, delicious treats and a celebration of our agricultural heritage. What are you looking forward to the most?