Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 Laura Ingalls Wilder Days in Pepin, Wisconsin

Look at the neat little announcement I found on Pepin, Wisconsin's homepage. Here is an overview of the events for the 2009 Laura Ingalls Wilder Days events from Pepin's website:

On September 12th & 13th, 2009, this year's Laura Ingalls Wilder Days will celebrate the 142nd anniversary of Laura's birth in Pepin, and the 19th anniversary of this important and popular community event.

19th annual Pepin Laura Contest - Saturday afternoon September 12, 2009 from 12:30-3:30pm. Contestants demonstrate their talents and knowledge of the life and times and literature of Laura Ingalls Wilder as articulated in her stories.

Contestants enter in one of three categories: Little Sisters (ages 5 -7), Pepin Laura’s (ages 8-11), Big Sisters (ages 12-13).

The 8th Annual Fiddle Contest: Saturday afternoon September 13, 2009, from 3:30-6:30 pm. Cash prizes for winners in six divisions: Pee-wee (age 9 and under), Juniors (ages 10-13), Young Adults (ages 14-19), Adults (ages 20 & up) and open to all ages, the Trick & Fancy Division.

The festival will include demonstrations of traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, woodworking, hand-spinning and quilting, an art & craft market, plus food sales. Other activities include: pioneer games & activities for children, guided bus tours to Laura’s birth site. On Saturday night we will continue with the candlelight traditional crafts demonstrations followed by traditional music evening performances and a bonfire. The festival’s activities culminate on Sunday afternoon with the Grand Parade.

For more information you can visit Pepin's homepage at

Note: Graphic and overview of events taken directly from Pepin's website.

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