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Port Oneida Fair at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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August 10, 2013
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Port Oneida
9922 West Front Street
Empire, MI United States
231-326-5135 ext 328


Lisa Griebel

Each year, on the second Friday and Saturday in August, you can take a step back in time at the Port Oneida Fair and experience life as it was in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, and fur trapping. Listen as park rangers and local history experts share the area’s history. Watch as teams of oxen and horses cut, load, and haul hay and artists and craftsmen demonstrate their skills.

The fair is held at 6 of the historic farmsteads in Port Oneida. Each farm has a variety of artists, crafts, food, and activities for visitors. A shuttle bus runs between the farms on a regular schedule during the fair, so you can park your car and easily get around to the different venues.

Dechow Farm
Kelderhouse Farm
Burfiend Barn
Olsen Farm
Thoreson Farm