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Lincoln Log Cabin
402 S. Lincoln Highway Road
Lerna, Il 62440
217.345.1845
e-mail: HPA.LincolnLog@Illinois.gov
 
 
 
Harvest Frolic 2017

Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn at the Harvest Frolic!
September 23 and 24, 2017- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Returning this year- the Frolic 5K and Walk! Saturday at 9:00 am

The event is free and open to the public. Don’t miss experiencing 19th-century life on the farm! Activities will take place at both the Lincoln and Sargent farms and will include children's games, crafts, and hearth cooking. Visitors are encouraged to take part in period games and activities. A number of artisans will be on site demonstrating their crafts including, woodcarving, embroidery, pottery, tinsmithing, blacksmithing, broommaking, tintype photography, dulcimer making, millinery, and much more. Special presentations will include oxen pulling by Gerry Barker, Unreconstructed String Band, nature walks with Brian “Fox” Ellis, Grand Camera Obscura demonstration by Jon Stealey, a magic show and a puppet show, and 19th-century street performing with the Clockwork Clown. Dulcimer playing and storytelling with Mike Anderson and historic cricket playing will take place on Sunday only. And Mr. Lincoln will also be visiting Sunday. Food will be available from Smoky‘s BBQ of Charleston, pies from the Fillin’ Station of Toledo, and Kettle Corn. A pop-up farmers market at the front of the park will feature Four Little Pumpkins Farm.
Details and registration for the 5k and walk available at www.lincolnlogcabin.org/frolic5k

Saturday, September 23
Schedule of Events
The Unreconstructed String Band on the Sargent Farm
and the Orizaba Band on the Lincoln Farm will be
playing throughout the day. Bill Lovekamp and Dave
Pollard will be demonstrating dulcimer playing in the
Lincoln Cabin.
9:00 am | Frolic 5K and Mile Walk
10:30 am | Froilc 5K Awards
11:00 am | “Prairie through Lincoln’s Eyes” nature walk
with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Meet at Visitor Center Entrance
11:00 am | 19th-Century Magician- Sargent Farm
11:30 am | Punch and Judy Puppet Show- Sargent Farm
11:30 am | 19th-Century Street Performer, Clockwork Clown - Sargent Farm
Noon | Two Man Saw Contest - Lincoln Farm
12:30 pm| Oxen Pulling with Gerry Barker- Both Farms
1:00 pm | Prairie Fire with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Auditorium
1:00 pm | 19th Century Magician- Sargent Farm
1:00 pm | Sewing Mini-Workshop with the Flying Heart Millinery (limit 10, make reservation at information table, $10 for sewing kit)- Lincoln Farm
1:30 pm | Kids Pie Eating Contest- Lincoln Farm
1:30 pm | 19th-Century Street Performer, Clockwork Clown - Sargent Farm
2:00 pm | Skillet Toss Contest- Sargent Farm
2:00 pm | Punch and Judy Puppet Show- Sargent Farm
2:30 pm | Kids Dipper Cup Race- Sargent Farm
3:00 pm | 19th Century Magician- Sargent Farm
3:00 pm |“Prairie through Lincoln’s Eyes” nature walk with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Meet at Visitor Center Entrance
3:30 pm | Oxen Pulling with Gerry Barker- Both Farms
Sunday, September 24
Schedule of Events
The Unreconstructed String Band and the Orizaba Band
will be playing throughout the day. Bill Lovekamp and
Dave Pollard will be demonstrating dulcimer playing in
the Lincoln Cabin. Historic Cricket demonstrations with
Tom Melville will take place all day on the Lincoln Farm.
Mr. Lincoln will visit on Sunday and make his way around the site for photo opportunities
11:00 am | Fence Dedication
11:00 am | “Prairie through Lincoln’s Eyes” nature walk with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Meet at Visitor Center Entrance
11:00 am | 19th-Century Magician- Sargent Farm
11:30 am | Punch and Judy Puppet Show- Sargent Farm
11:30 am | 19th-Century Street Performer, Clockwork Clown - Sargent Farm
Noon | Two Man Saw Contest - Lincoln Farm
Noon | The Dulcimer Guy, Storytelling with Mike Anderson- In front of Visitor Center
12:30 pm| Oxen Pulling with Gerry Barker- Both Farms
1:00 pm | Prairie Fire with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Auditorium
1:00 pm | 19th Century Magician- Sargent Farm
1:00 pm | Sewing Mini-Workshop with the Flying Heart Millinery (limit 10, make reservation at information table, $10 for sewing kit)i - Lincoln Farm
1:30 pm | Kids Pie Eating Contest- Lincoln Farm
1:30 pm | 19th-Century Street Performer, Clockwork Clown - Sargent Farm
2:00 pm | Skillet Toss Contest- Sargent Farm
2:00 pm | The Dulcimer Guy, Storytelling with Mike Anderson- In front of Visitor Center
2:30 pm | Kids Dipper Cup Race- Sargent Farm
3:00 pm | 19th Century Magician- Sargent Farm
3:00 pm |“Prairie through Lincoln’s Eyes” nature walk with Brian “Fox” Ellis- Meet at Visitor Center Entrance
3:30 pm | Oxen Pulling with Gerry Barker- Both Farms

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