Experience Farming Ways of the Frontier at the Historic Daniel Boone Home in Defiance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 27. Bring the family out to enjoy food, demonstrations and children’s activities as the frontier comes to life at this fun and engaging event.
Browse through crafts, produce and plants from local farmers and artisans; visit with our living history interpreters in various historic buildings in the village; and try your hand at fire-starting, butter churning, paper marbling, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, corn grinding and gardening. Black powder demonstrations with long rifles will take place throughout the day and children can enjoy playing games and visiting the pre-school area in the new Kids Village.
Members of the IL-MO Tractor and Engine Club also will be on site showcasing various antique machines, including gasoline engines, tractors and steam engines. Other local exhibitors participating in this year’s festival include, Hart Beet Farm, Gentle Essence Aromatherapy, Memorable Creations, R Moore Wood Creations, U Kraft Food Truck, Sha-ron Farm, Taste of Mayberry Kettlecorn, Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes: St. Louis Chapter, and Dick Walsh: Brain Tanner.
Admission is $5 per person; children 4 and under are free. Pre-registration is available at http://bit.ly/FarmingWaysOfTheFrontier2019 or call The Historic Daniel Boone Home at 636-798-2005.