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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Port Oneida Fair August 10 and 11

Map of Port Oneida Rural Historic District in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Map of Port Oneida Rural Historic District
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News Release Date: August 8, 2007
Contact: Lisa Myers, 231-326-5134

Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce the 2007 Port Oneida Fair to be held August 10 and 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Now in its sixth year, the Port Oneida Fair is a two-day celebration of Michigan’s rural traditions.  While touring the district’s one-room schoolhouse, historic farms and original homesteads, visitors can witness timber framing, blacksmithing and quilt-making, experience a Civil War encampment, take a ride on a horse and wagon, watch a team of oxen at work in the field or learn about life in the early 1900s from an original resident.  Family programs such as games, music and live entertainment will take place both days.

Food and refreshments will be available and picnic areas will be provided.  A free shuttle service will transport visitors between the five historic event sites. 

For more information and a schedule of events, go to www.leelanau.com/fair or call the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center at 231-326-5134.

For more information on the Lakeshore, please brouse the park's website or write the Superintendent at 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630.

Did You Know?

Piping Plover

The Piping Plover is an endangered species that makes its home on the wide open beaches of Lakes Michigan and Superior. Several nesting pairs have made the shores of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore their home. Their nesting areas have been marked so they will not be disturbed.