Port Oneida Rural and Cultural Fair

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Friday, August 10, 2018, 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 4:00 PM

The 2018 Port Oneida Fair at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) brings history alive at six historic sites. Port Oneida becomes a lively fun-filled location once again on Friday and Saturday, August 10-11, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This two-day event includes rural history demonstrations, activities, and special events each day. The event will end Saturday night with solar viewing and an astronomy party.

The Port Oneida Fair is presented by the National Lakeshore in partnership with the non-profit organization “Historic Sleeping Bear Preservation” (formerly “Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear”). The fair promotes the preservation of rural traditional skills, crafts, landscapes, and communities of the Upper Great Lakes Region through education and artistic expression.

Each August, amid the pastoral setting of meadows, maples, barns, farmhouses, and corncribs, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District awakens from its peaceful slumber and comes alive with activity true to the period when it was a community of robust farms. Visitors are invited to step back in time to experience life as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

There is no cost for the event; however, you must have a park entrance pass or an annual pass displayed in your vehicle. Park passes can be purchased at the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire, which is open daily. For questions, please call 231-326-4700, extension 5010.

Port Oneida, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore