Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Laura Day Celebration 2016 -- June 24-26, 2016! Check Out This Year's Schedule!

There are some really great things that happen here in Iowa during the summertime. One of those great events is the Laura Day Celebration in Burr Oak, IA.

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.

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