Every summer from mid-June to mid-August the Rootabaga Stories are performed on Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:15 am in the park amphitheater.
Apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Vagabond School of the Drama treat audiences to a 30-minute sampling of Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories. Sandburg began writing the Rootabaga Stories in the 1920s, and created the first American Fairy Tale, featuring railroads, automobiles and the working class as subjects, instead of castles with princes and princesses. The stories also feature music from Sandburg’s The American Songbag. After the performance visitors are invited to learn more about the Sandburg family through a house tour, video or barn visit.