Close to a dozen vendors greeted festival goers as they made their way through the park up to the Hagemeister House. The cabin, filled with old time crafters, brought people back to a simpler time where needlework and churning butter were part of the day-to-day. Families were able to take part in a number of activities outdoors including face-painting, rope making and even barrel rides for the little ones.
New this year was the building of a traditional,
hand-hewn log cabin model by Rob Insco and
Dan Burns of Cedar Hill.
Live music from Miss Crystal and the Codgers
and Missouri Fiddlers added to the atmosphere
as did the barbeque and fresh air!
Outside, people were able to learn a little more history through Eric Huff's display of arrowheads and hides, ask questions of The Jefferson County Genealogical Society, try their hand at rope making with Craig Osterberg and watch as Nat Davis showed some of his woodcarving skills. At the cabin, children were able to visit with the shoe cobbler, see how butter was churned, and visit with a quilter and scrimshaw artist.
The field was full with crafters, barrel rides (thanks to Tom), a bounce house and who could forget the animals (Robin's Pony Express)!
The City would like to thank everyone who
made this event possible from the volunteers
and vendors to the local churches and
community in attendance.
Special Thanks to General Grant, portrayed by Stan Prater, for stopping by as well as to Point of Refuge and Pastor Steve Doss for
the use of his barbeque pit and the help that he gave along with it!! Not to mention, shuttle services provided by James Gebert with Mobility Quad. It takes a great group to put this event together!