Friday, September 11, 2009

Midwest Town In Time Warp

PEPIN, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This weekend (Sep. 12-13), the town of Pepin, Wisconsin, will experience a major time warp.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Days are happening in the birthplace of famed Little House On The Prairie author Laura Ingall Wilder.

To celebrate the literary legend born in Pepin in 1867, festival attendees will go back in time by dressing in period wear – bonnets, long dresses, and all – and partaking in a fiddle contest.

They’ll also take up old-timey crafts like blacksmithing, woodworking, and sewing solely by candlelight so the 19th century vibe is authentic.

Event co-chair Jim Schiller says living like a pioneer will really make folks appreciate modern conveniences like electricity.

To stay with the theme, Schiller says there will be no machines whatsoever at the fest because everything will be done by hand.

As for kids, they’ll have to entertain themselves with three-legged sack races like they did way back when.

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