Date & Time
Saturday, August 16, 2014: 10am-5pm
Sunday, August 17, 2014: 12pm-5pm
One-day rates: Adults $12; Seniors/Military $10; Kids Ages 4-14 $6; Kids 3 and under FREE
Two-day rates: Adults $15; Seniors/Military $13; Kids Ages 4-14 $8; Kids 3 and under FREE
Bonanzaville is always an interesting place to visit, but the pioneer village truly comes alive during Pioneer Days. This event provides a glimpse into “back in the day” with demonstrations on woodcarving, basket weaving, blacksmithing, embroidery, and more. The Pioneer Days parade shows off some classic cars and farm equipment. Song and dance is also a part of this celebration of history–the Kringen Accordian Band, Blue Moon Band, and Page Music Players will serenade visitors throughout the two-day event, and you’ll be able to see square dancing and clog hoppers. The Native American Pow Wow is another highlight that you should definitely try to take in–it happens at 4:00pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Mylo Hatzenbuhler, the ‘Original Rock and Roll Farmboy,’ is an exciting addition to this year’s Pioneer Days. His hilarious songs and skits about life on the farm are entertaining for folks of all ages!
If you remember the western series, The Rifleman, you’ll be delighted to know that Johnny Crawford will make an appearance at Pioneer Days! He played Mark McCain in the series, which originally aired from 1958 to 1963. Crawford was also one of the original Mouseketeers in Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club, prior to acting in The Rifleman. Johnny Crawford will be performing with the band, Detour, from 12:00pm-3:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.
This celebration of heritage and history is a fun and educational event that will be enjoyed by all ages! Visit bonanzaville.org for more details and the full schedule.