Prairie Days – Greenville

51.) Prairie Days – Greenville – September 29, 2012

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As I left the Ohio Gourd Show, I didn’t have to drive far to attend my second festival of the day.  In fact, I drove less than a mile to find one of two festival parking areas, where I was shuttled to Greenville’s Shawnee Prairie…

…to participate in Prairie Days.

Prairie Days was a super family-friendly historic festival where visitors were invited to walk along the trail and…

…watch blacksmiths forge nails…

…stir up some apple butter…

…make candles (I love this kid’s expression)…

…saw wood…

…and lock up your friends and family.

Signs pointed out the direction to various attractions…

…including a historic encampment…

…tractor rides…

…corn husking demonstrations…

…or a self-guided tour of the Log House…

…where there wasn’t only weaving to watch…

…there was free food to eat…

…like this delicious hot apple cider and cake!

As mentioned before, this festival was really family friendly, which means that it really catered to kids.

This was especially the case at the activities tent…

…where kids played old-fashioned games…

…dressed themselves in paper hats…

…did things with herbs…

…and twisted their own rope.

Adults, meanwhile, could find entertainment through musicians…

…a performance by the Darke County Civic Theater

…the shopping of period items…

…friendly discussions about history…

…an art show in the Nature Center…

 

…and critter displays (also in the Nature Center).

Back near the shuttle stop…

…local vendors and organizations happily fed festival goers with dogs and burgers (All in a Cart/Knights of Columbus)…

…but I decided to try out Greenville’s Maid-Rite

…and treat myself to a delicious Maid-Rite with cheese, an egg salad sandwich (with plenty of sweet pickle) and a wonderful chocolate shake (all for $4.98)…

…and it was definitely worth the visit.

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