It’s No. 10 for Homesteader Days on Saturday

Posted 9/7/21

Homesteader Museum will try again this Saturday for a 10th Homesteader Days Festival.

Last year’s scheduled 10th edition of the annual celebration of memories from yesteryear was wiped out …

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It’s No. 10 for Homesteader Days on Saturday

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Homesteader Museum will try again this Saturday for a 10th Homesteader Days Festival.

Last year’s scheduled 10th edition of the annual celebration of memories from yesteryear was wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic.

The corner of First and Clark streets will come alive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the sounds of steam tractors and the smells of fresh-popped kettle corn, accompanied by the music of the Rewinders.

Cars, trucks and tractors will be parked and ready for visitors to observe for the duration of the day. The historic machinery highlights are brought in from local families, including Keith Murray/Murraymere Farms (a steam tractor steaming fresh corn); the Spomer family with its well-loved hay press/baler; and the Holm family from Thermopolis with its trailer of hand tools and equipment for all ages.

Artisans and vendors will line the streets around the museum. Food trucks will fill the parking lot behind the Wyoming Financial building (across from the front door of the museum) with a variety of offerings.

The Yellowstone Spinners and Weavers Guild will be working away and will happily answer questions from attendees. The Larsen family has pressed fresh cider from apples collected from local orchards.

Kids’ games and activities make it a family affair, including face painting by St. John’s Episcopal church, mechanical horse races by the Knights of Columbus and the fascination of a turn on the handle of the water pump.

This year the car/truck show, Vehicle Visions, is being hosted just down the street by the Eagles Aerie #2426. Homesteader Days visitors are invited to cast votes for the Eagles trophy pick.

The Eagles will also be hosting a $5 pancake breakfast open to the public from 8 to 10 a.m. 

Free root beer floats will be handed out from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. by the Homesteader Museum Association and the Park County Museum Board.

Starting at 1:30 p.m. the Ruby Hopkin Commemorative Pie Auction begins raising funds for the Homesteader Museum. The homemade pies are made by members of the community, as well as family members of longtime museum supporter Ruby Hopkin, who baked her recipes.

Limited edition Homesteader Museum T-shirts will be available for order, to be picked up at Sample the Seasons in November.

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