603 N Appleton Rd
Belvidere, IL 61008
Travel back to the 1800’s and learn about the lifestyles and crafts of the day. Watch a blacksmith working at his forge, talk to voyageurs, settlers and buckskinners. Explore a wigwam in the Native American area, visit two authentic 1800’s log cabins and a one room schoolhouse. Enjoy the sights as you tour the grounds on a horse drawn wagon. Learn to throw a tomahawk, use a cross cut saw and play old time games. Listen to live music throughout the day. Sample apple butter cooked over an open fire. Food vendor offerings include prairie chicken, buffalo stew, pie and ice cream, doughnuts, popcorn, old fashioned root beer and lemonade.
These are just a few of the many fun activities offered at the festival. Admission is free. Donations cheerfully accepte. Autumn Pioneer Festival hours:
Saturday, September 22- 9a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 23- 10a.m. – 4 p.m.