Pioneer Days Runs Today and Tomorrow

Sat 8-28-2021

(Jackson) Pioneer Days at Fort Belmont is back this weekend. President of the Fort Belmont Association, Ken Kruse, says they are happy to be back. Pioneer Days cut 1 

“We canceled out last year. We were planning on it and ended up we had to cancel. Hopefully, ya know again with things re-opening hopefully more people will be willing to come out.”

Some of the events during the weekend include an 1840s buckskinner camp, butter-churning and lefse-making demonstrations, blacksmithing, and horse-drawn wagon rides as well as many other events. There will also be an Abraham Lincoln impersonator on hand. Cec Handevidt who is the Vice President of the Fort Belmont Association says there are no restrictions as far as covid is concerned.  Pioneer Days cut 2 

“And while we're not requiring masks out there they are certainly welcome to wear masks and no one is going to look at them and say what are you doing that for.”

There will be live music and also food and beverages available. Admission is free to the event but they do accept free will donations, which have helped keep Fort Belmont going for 63 years. Pioneer Days starts at 9 am on Saturday and runs through Sunday.