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Oregon Trail Days 2014 Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 19– Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014

Overnight Tipi Camping -  American Indian Encampment Lowden State Park

Storytelling on Friday & Saturday Night

Campfire Nightly

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m: Native American Encampment, Cowboy Round-Up, Living History Encampment and Pioneer Village      

Lowden State Park & NIU Lorado Taft Campus

Gate Fee: $7.00 per person – 6 and under free

All Parking :  Holms Farm, Corner of N. Daysville and Park Roads – Take IL Hwy 64 to Daysville Road North & Follow Signs

FREE Shuttle service will be provided 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

American Indian Dance Circle  - American Indian Encampment

Blackhawk Performance Group                                                                                  

Performances at 11a, 1p and 3p   

    American Indian Dancers in Full Regalia

    Singing, Drumming                                                                                                

Live Demonstrators:                                                           

    Flint Napping, Nettle Weaving, Dream Catchers, Beading, Tipi Set Up & More!

American Indian Tipi Encampment

   Largest gathering of tipis east of the Mississippi River, including Oregon's 29 Painted Tipis                                         

American Indian Trading Post

   Vendors with, jewelry, clothing, art & more

Living History Demonstrations & Encampment 

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Dan Barth the Medicine Man  (free) -  Kids Area

   Performances at 10a, 12p, 2p and 4p

Children’s Tipi Painting                                                    

   Kids can help paint one of the authentic Sioux Tipi’s or a miniature keepsake Tipi (1 ticket each)

Miniature Tipi Display

   Area children’s Tipi art on display

Pony Ring (2 tickets)

Hand Pedal Train Rides (2 tickets)

Kid’s Bow & Arrows  (2 tickets)                               

Cowboy Photo Emporium

   Western Clothing & Indian Regalia for kids to dress up & for parents to get great pictures. BYOC (bring your own camera) (free)

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 Cowboy Entertainment -  Cowboy Arena

    Continuous Rotating Acts ALL Day

  • Coles County Regulators
  • The Whip Guy
  • Annie Oakley
  • Northern Illinois Outlaws
  • KC and the Ranger Musicians

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Food Court  -  Across From Indian Encampment 

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 Living History Encampment -  Tipi Encampment Area

 Live Demonstrators:

    Blacksmithing, Basket Weaving, Caning, Maple Syrup Making, Nature Crafts, & More!

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Pioneer Log Cabin (10a - 4p) - NIU Lorado Taft Campus by Covered Bridge

     Heritage Arts & Crafts -   Candle making, blacksmithing, rope making, Pioneer cabin historical tours and hands-on          demonstrations,  open fire popcorn (Admission: 1 ticket/ candle making)

 

Pioneer Games (free) - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Entrance Pioneer Cabin       

                           

One Woman Quilt Exhibition - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Poley House

 

Lace Making, Heritage Craft Demonstrations - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Poley House

           

Music Jam (12 – 4p) -  NIU Lorado Taft Campus Chimney

 

Taft Campus Tours  Hourly starting at 11a -4p (1 Ticket) NIU Lorado Taft Covered Bridge                                                        

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History of Black Hawk and Lorado Taft -  Black Hawk Statue

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Voyager Canoe Rides (10am – 4pm)  - Access to River At Blackhawk Statue

    (2 tickets)                                                                           

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50/50 Drawing Ticket Sales                                                            Information Booth

Festival Merchandise Sale                                                 

 

 

Sunday July 20, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m: Native American Encampment Cowboy Round-Up, Living History Encampment and Pioneer Village      

Lowden State Park & Lorado NIU Taft Campus

Gate Fee: $7.00 per person – 6 and under free

All Parking :  Holms Farm, Corner of N. Daysville and Park Roads – Take IL Hwy 64 to Daysville Road North & Follow Signs

FREE Shuttle service will be provided

  

7 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.        5K Rugged River Run Registration  - Festival Parking Lot Holms Farm

 

8 a.m.                          5 K Rugged River Run -  Lowden State Park &  NIU Lorado Taft Campus

                                                                                                                                   

8: a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     Lorado Taft County Breakfast ($12 at the Gate -  NIU Lorado Taft Campus Dining Center

                                    Advance tickets with Gate Admission available for $16 ($3 savings) at Merlin’s and Chamber of Commerce  

                                   or by calling 815-238-8672

10a.m. – 4p.m.

American Indian Dance Circle -  American Indian Encampment

Blackhawk Performance Group  

Performances at 11a, 1p and 3p   

    American Indian Dancers in Full Regalia

    Singing, Drumming             

Live Demonstrators:                                                           

    Flint Napping, Nettle Weaving, Dream Catchers, Beading, Tipi Set Up & More!

American Indian Tipi Encampment

   Largest gathering of tipis east of the Mississippi River, including Oregon's 29 Painted Tipis                                         

American Indian Trading Post

   Vendors with, jewelry, clothing, art & more

Living History Demonstrations & Encampment 

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Dan Barth the Medicine Man  (free) -  Kids Area

   Performances at 10a, 12p, 2p and 4p

Children’s Tipi Painting                                                    

   Kids can help paint one of the authentic Sioux Tipi’s or a miniature keepsake Tipi (1 ticket each)

Miniature Tipi Display

   Area children’s Tipi art on display

Pony Ring (2 tickets)

Hand Pedal Train Rides (2 tickets)

Kid’s Archery Lessons & Practice  (2 tickets)                               

Cowboy Photo Emporium

   Western Clothing & Indian Regalia for kids to dress up & for parents to get great pictures. BYOC (bring your own camera) (free)

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Cowboy Entertainment -  Cowboy Arena

    Continuous Rotating Acts ALL Day

  • Coles County Regulators
  • The Whip Guy
  • Annie Oakley
  • Northern Illinois Outlaws
  • KC and the Ranger Musicians

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 Food Court  - Across From Indian Encampment 

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Living History Encampment -  Tipi Encampment Area

 

Live Demonstrators:

    Blacksmithing, Basket Weaving, Caning, Maple Syrup Making, Nature Crafts, & More!

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Pioneer Log Cabin (10a - 4p) - NIU Lorado Taft Campus by Covered Bridge

     Heritage Arts & Crafts -   Candle making, blacksmithing, rope making, Pioneer cabin historical tours and hands-on          demonstrations,  open fire popcorn (Admission: 1 ticket/ candle making)

 

Pioneer Games (free) - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Entrance Pioneer Cabin       

                           

One Woman Quilt Exhibition - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Poley House

 

Lace Making, Heritage Craft Demonstrations - NIU Lorado Taft Campus Poley House

           

Music Jam (10a – 3p) -  NIU Lorado Taft Campus Chimneya

 

Taft Campus Tours  Hourly starting at 10a -3p (1 Ticket) NIU Lorado Taft Covered Bridge        

                                                      

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History of Black Hawk and Lorado Taft - Black Hawk Statue

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Voyager Canoe Rides (10am – 4pm) -  Access to River At Blackhawk Statue

    (2 tickets)                 

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50/50 Drawing Ticket Sales -  Information Booth

Festival Merchandise Sale                                                 

Activity tickets will be available for sale at the Festival Information Booth, Kid’s Area, and Covered Bridge – Credit Cards will be accepted only at the Information Booth at the entrance to the festival grounds.

Free Hop-on, Hop Off Hayrides will be provided throughout the park with stops at the Information Booth, Food Court, Living History Area, Covered Bridge, Lorado Taft Entrance and Blackhawk Statue. 

 

 
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