Pioneer Fair coming to Morrison Sept. 12

The Annual Pioneer Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, Sept.12 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Grundy County Heritage Museum Grounds at 204 4th St. in Morrison, Iowa.

Plan now for a day of good family fun. Admission and all activities are free of charge. Food and vendor items will be available for purchase on the grounds. Many old favorites will be returning to the craft fair such as beekeeping & honey, crocheting, butter churning, and fireplace stew. New this year are a Show and Shine Car Show and the Waterloo Country Cloggers.

The kids will have all sorts of fun participating in activities like the treasure hunt in the hay, railroad rides, face painting, and a scavenger hunt.

Fleshner Farms will be here offering pony rides, and the Barn Stahl Petting Zoo from Wellsburg will be here with several animals to pet and feed.

There will be a raffle of the Charles Freitag print, “Generations”.

Tickets will be available at the event or can be purchased in advance by calling 319-345-2688. A drawing will be held at 4 p.m. the day of the Craft Fair. The winner need not be present to win.

Be sure to visit the Farmer’s Market area, as well as the lunch stand in the Heritage Center where they will offer sandwiches, chips, drinks, and more. Visit the log cabin for the fireplace-cooked stew and have a sample of fresh-churned butter on a cracker.

Out at the wildlife area, north of town, will be the Buckskinner’s camp. Buses will load in Morrison to take visitors to and from the area and then take a horse drawn trolley ride out to the buckskinner’s camp. Please note that no drive-in access to the area is permitted.

Exhibits in the Heritage Museum, and the brick museum, as well as the gift shop, will be open throughout the day.

The Pioneer Craft Fair is co-sponsored by Historical Collections of Grundy County and the Grundy County Conservation Board.

The board would like to thank all the local businesses and sponsors who support this event each year. Please contact the Grundy County Museum Office with any questions at 319-345-2688.