Cultural Heritage Historic Homes & Buildings Homesteaders Day Pow Wow Trains: BNSF Railway

Come experience pioneer life in the Ozarks at the annual Homesteaders Day. Held on the first Saturday of October in Loberg Park, the event provides a brief glimpse into the lives of our Ozark ancestors through personal historical interpretation and reenactment of daily activities of the pioneers that settled the Hardy area.

Wagon rides, live music and dancing, period dress contest, and children's games are just some of the event activities. Visitors will see character portrayals of the tradesmen, craftspeople and settlers with live demonstrations of:
  • Quilting
  • Working Cross Cut Saws
  • Spinning and Weaving
  • Corn Grinding
  • Mule Jumping
  • Cooking on a Wood Stove
  • Open Fire Cooking
  • Butter Churning
  • Soap Making
  • Working Forge
  • Shingle Splitting
  • Candle Dipping
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Working Horses and Oxen
  • Traditional Music
  • "Yarn" spinning
Admission is free and visitors can register at the front gate for door-prize drawings held throughout the day.

Check the Calendar for more information.