Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

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Autumn Pioneer Festival

Blacksmith at work.

Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

The Boone County Autumn Pioneer Festival gives visitors a glimpse of early settler life in Northern Illinois each September. I thoroughly enjoy spending an afternoon walking through the displays, dreaming about what life was like back in ‘the day.’ There’s always so much to see and I rarely make it all the way through the festival before I need to tend to my own homestead.

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Tanned Hides

Last week I shared photos of some of the myriad of Cast Iron Cookware that I drooled over. This week I’m sharing more photos of pioneer life, from blacksmiths to pioneer kitchens. I hope you enjoy these scenes from the Autumn Pioneer Festival!

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Fur Traders

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Covered Wagon

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Team of Oxen

Autumn Pioneer Festival

“Old Ox”

Autumn Pioneer Festival

The Old School House

Autumn Pioneer Festival

School House Coat Room

Autumn Pioneer Festival

A Full Table

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Pioneer Pantry

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Pioneer Ladies

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Pioneer Bedroom

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Pioneer Cabin

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Pioneer “Washing Machines”

Autumn Pioneer Festival

Rag Rug

Do you have a favorite photo from this Pioneer Festival? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

8 comments on “Scenes From The Pioneer Fest

  1. Hoffman

    I would love to know how to make the rag rug. I crochet some like my grandma taught me, but that one is unusual! Sure enjoy your sight.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi,
      Making rag rugs is something I’d like to try too…I just need to buckle down and teach myself! I found instructions here…
      http://www.ehow.com/how_2054122_make-rag-rug.html

      The one thing I would add to these instructions is…separate your fabric into piles of cotton or knit, etc. If you use cotton and knit fabric in the same rug, I’ve read that the finished rug doesn’t work out as well. If I ever make one, I’ll share the adventure. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Robert M. Deems

    I LOVE IT Vani! There are SOME PLACES here in Jersey and Eastern PA where Similar things happen! ANYBODY, Especially with KIDS who “Doesn’t Go” is, well; AN IDIOT! Bobby Deems

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