September is always a big event month at the homesites.
Note: Several of the Laura homesites cut back hours after Labor Day, call ahead if you’re planning a trip to confirm.
Laura Days – Pepin, WI – Sept. 14-15, 2013
This large Laura event takes in the whole town. It includes historic craft demonstrations, what is becoming a massive regional fiddle contest, one of the biggest Little Miss Laura contests, and yours truly as the keynote speaker, plus much more. Read more about it on their website:
Watch my trip to Laura Days last year:
Laura’s Memories Pageant – Mansfield, MO – Sept. 6-7, 13-14, & 20-21, 2013
Evening performances start at 7:30 and our morning show (Sept. 21) is at 10:30 AM
http://www.laurasmemories.com/calendar-of-events (they’ve been having trouble with the website if you can’t get in)
Wilder Days – Mansfield, MO – Sept. 20-22,2013
This is another whole town event that includes special events at the museum (hear Pa’s fiddle play in person), in town, and with the pageant. This year’s special guest is Dean Butler.
Town Schedule: http://mansfieldmissourichamber.org/wilder-days-2013-schedule-sept-20-22/
Museum Wilder Days information: http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/?page_id=1304
Little House on the Prairie Museum – Independence, KS – Lamplight on the Prairie- September 28, 2013 6:00-9:30 pm
Lamplight on the Prairie is a fall evening guided group tour of Little House on the Prairie Museum by lamplight. Tour stops with living historians and step back in time and learn about pioneer life and Kansas history.
Admission: $6 adults, $3 children under 18, $3 seniors over 65
Tickets are available for purchase beginning September 1st. You will be asked to select a tour time (6:00pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm or 9:00pm) Please note: Steady rain or severe weather will cancel the event.
Almanzo Wilder Farm – Malone/Burke, NY – Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment
Saturday, September 28th, 10am-4pm
- Reduced Admission: Adults $5, 6-16, $3
- All Wilder buildings will be open for self-guided tours.
- Pumpkin painting and children’s 19th century game in the apple orchard, children’s corn pit in the barn, Farmer Boy readings
- 4th Annual “As Time Passes” adult juried art show on display in the museum.
- Food and beverages available. Freshly made donuts!
Sunday, September 29th, 10:00-4:00
- Open extended Sunday hours 10am-4pm; Regular admission and guided tours available.
And the Pioneer Girl project, who delayed their publication of Pioneer Girl earlier this year, has set another publication date (I’ve been waiting since first firm publication date back in 1984 and still counting, their current prospected date would make it 30 years even since the first announced definite publication date – with a different publisher):