Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Laura Day Celebration 2016 -- June 24-26, 2016! Check Out This Year's Schedule!
The Laura Day Celebration is an annual community event that remembers Laura Ingalls Wilder. She and her family spent time living and working in Burr Oak. And if you ever pass through northeast Iowa, you owe it to yourself to check out the Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum. It's open all summer and it's a wonderful piece of history.
But the weekend of June 24-26, 2016 (AKA Laura Day Celebration) is a special community event that combines the Burr Oak of yesterday with the Burr Oak of today with a whole bunch of fun!
Check out this year's schedule:
Friday, June 24, 2016
6:30 PM -- Wilder 5K Run
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM -- Entertainment by DJ Front Line
Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM -- Tours of the Masters Hotel every half hour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -- Children's Pioneer Games, Craft Demonstrations, Activities
(Tug of War; Sack Races; Corn Cob Dolls; Three-Legged Races; Stilts; Etc...)
11:15 AM -- Story Time Under the Trees
11:30 AM -- Checkers Tournament
12:00 PM -- Parade
12:30 PM -- Horse Rides
1:00 PM -- Story Time Under the Trees
1:15 PM -- Announcements & Recognitions:
2016 Little Miss Laura and Young Almanzo
Volunteer of the Year; Coloring Contest Winner
1:30 PM -- Pie Auction
1:45 PM -- Stage Show -- "A Portrayal of Laura Ingalls Wilder" by Jessica Michna
2:45 PM -- Raffle Drawing
2:45 PM -- Greased Pig Contest
3:00 PM -- Bean Bag Tournament
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM -- Entertainment by Country Cousins
Sunday, June 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM -- Ecumenical Pioneer Worship
11:00 AM -- Settler's Picnic
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM -- Museum Tours and Gift Shop
Personally, the 1:45 PM stage show featuring Jessica Michna in her portrayal of Laura Ingalls Wilder sounds really interesting to me. But the other activities sound fun too!
Check out the Facebook page for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum for more information about the Laura Day Celebration and the museum.