Special Events & Festivals

Shearing with scissors


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Lisa Sherman, of Warsaw, demonstrates sheep shearing with shearing scissors at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Woodworking


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Pioneer Mark Krumanaker, of Huntington, demonstrates woodworking at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Teddy Roosevelt at Pioneer Festival


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Gib Young, of Huntington,portraying the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, spills stories from Roosevelt's many adventrues in life to a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Spinning


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ruth Neinzen, of Fort Wayne, spins silk and wool at the Pioneer Village on Saturday, Sept. 28, during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Blacksmithing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jim Johnson, of Huntington, performs blacksmith duties during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Clogging at the Pioneer Festival


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Applejack Kloggers perform on the stage at Hier's Park in Huntington during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Pioneer Festival performance


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Members of Shakin' Hammers, of Centreville, MI, perform old-time music at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Climbing to the bell


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Young McKenzie Kruger (center), of Delta, OH, gets help from members of Boy Scout Troop 135 as she climbs the troop's Jacob's ladder trying to reach the bell at the end during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Getting the cannon ready


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Members of the 1st U.S. Light Artillery, 1812, get the cannon ready to fire during one of their military demonstrations at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Pioneer finest


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Melba Edwards, of Zanesville, is dressed in her pioneer finest as she works in a booth at the antiques barn at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Plein air art


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Melissa Pharoah (center), of Huntington sketches some pioneer life from the reenactors at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28. Pharoah later added paint to her work. With her are her sister, Holly (left) and her mother, Krysti.

Chair caning


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Cameron Huffman (left), of Roann, explains his chair canning technique to Dan Hosler, of West Lafayette, at the Pioneer Village during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Public invited to non-denominational pioneer church service

Rev. Chris Hayden, pastor of Central Christian Church, will bring the message during an old-fashioned worship service on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The service begins at 9 a.m.
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The public is invited to attend the non-denominational pioneer-style worship service that will be held as part of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Hier's Park.

The service will be lead by Rev. Chris Hayden and the congregation of the Central Christian Church, Huntington. The 50-minute worship service will begin at 9 a.m. at the main stage and will feature old-fashioned preaching and with period music and hymns. The service will be held in a sheltered area in case of rain.

Several new events join old at Pioneer Festival

Stephanie Shultz (left) plays the dulcimer during last year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival as (from left) Eva Thomson, Hannah Thomson, Elizabeth Thomson and Shelby Cook (back to camera) play along by rattling dried gourds.
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Jennifer Scalf has been involved in the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival for 18 of its 38 years.

During that time, she's seen the addition of a farmer's market, new vendors come in as long-time participants have retired and the formalization of emergency procedures as the festival grew.

The changes continue this year, says Scalf, who is chairing this year's event - a position she's held for "five or six years, I think."

New champs


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"Shake and Bake" teammates Beau Maggart (left) and Gary Hall beat the defending champion team "Coors Lite" in the Roanoke Fall Festival's seventh annual double-elimination Corn Bag Toss tournament. The tournament featured teams of men and women of varying ages.

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