Watch for information regarding our upcoming Frontier Folk Festival in June, and the Homestead Christmas Market in December.
Dates, times, performers and activities will be listed, as will vendor application instructions.
Homestead Christmas Market
The Third Annual Homestead Christmas Market will be held December 8-9, 2017! The Christmas Market offers visitors an opportunity to shop in an old-fashioned pioneer atmosphere and purchase unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for all of the special someones on everyone's list! More than 30 artisans from all over the region will be on hand with their hand-crafted wares.
The Homestead Christmas Market
Friday December 8, 2017 11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday December 9, 2015 10 AM - 4 PM
Admission is just $1 per person!
Live music on Saturday; free hot chocolate both days!
Participating artists from 2016 can be seen HERE.
In the 1850s, if you needed a new shirt, you made it; if a stirrup on a saddle broke, you crafted a new one; to celebrate a wedding, ladies would gather, bringing all of their scraps to create a quilt for the newly-married couple. Socks and scarves were knit or crocheted by firelight; knives and farm implements were hand-shaped from cast iron. The term "artist" was applied to those invoved in traditional art forms - painting, sculpture, the theater.
Many of the skills needed to maintain a homestead in the 1850s are considered art forms today. Beginning in 2014, Frontier Homestead will endeavor to bring artists working in these various fields together, to present living exhibits of the historical past.
Our goal is to effectively collect, preserve, interpret and present historical materials to our visitors and constituents. We feel that preservation and appreciation of these vanishing skills is important, too.