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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Port Oneida Fair Scheduled for August 7-8

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Date: August 3, 2009
Contact: Susan Sanders, 231-326-5134

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Dusty Shultz is pleased to announce this year’s Port Oneida Fair, which will be held August 7 and 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District of the Lakeshore.

Now in its eighth 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, and watch a team of oxen at work in the field.  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 call 231-326-5134 or write the Superintendent at 9922 Front Street, Empire, MI 49630.

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