Homesteader Days This Weekend in Powell
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 8, 2017
The annual Homesteader Days Festival Weekend is gearing up for its seventh season in Powell.
The event celebrates activities reminiscent of days gone by with steam engines, old-time demonstrations, kid’s activities, arts and food vendors and a vintage car, truck and tractor show on Saturday, Sept. 9th, from 10am -3pm. A historic downtown walking tour will start the celebration at 8 a.m., with activities starting in front of the Homesteader Museum at 10am.
Spectators can watch an old turn-of-the-century single hay baler, and hear the sound of a steam engine tractor that is one of only three in the United States that still operate. And in the back museum building, there will be a Homesteader Days Antique Roadshow, where participants can bring a treasure for appraisal by appraiser Robyn Cutter for a minimal fee.
Returning by popular demand will be the Homesteader Fundraiser Pie Auction, with a live auction at 1:30pm, which will raise money for the caboose renovations.
Outdoor music starts at 10:30am and will provide the background for returning demonstrations including wool spinners, a blacksmith at work, rope making, leather tooling, hands-on letterpress printing, corn shucking and hand wheat grinding.
All participants are welcome to bring old rusty or shiny equipment, vintage cars, trucks and tractors and to dress in period clothing. There is no charge this or for admission for the day, but donations are appreciated.