Pioneer Village fun

Sack race, stilt walk at the 2018 Old Fashioned Fair at Pioneer Village

The Barron County Historical Society invites one and all to an “Old Fashioned County Fair” at Pioneer Village near Cameron. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, visitors can immerse themselves in old fashioned games and fun—Carnival games for 5¢, contests of skill, rope tricks, and juggling are just a sample of what visitors can expect. 50/50 Bingo will be held beginning at 2 p.m. both days.

Visitors can cheer on a team during Sunday’s Vintage Baseball games, when baseball is played in the style of the 19th century.

Visitors can have even more fun by entering an example of their talents for a ribbon. A variety of works are encouraged, including artwork, garden crops, canned goods, sewing, fancy work, wood working, photography, pie or baked goods and flowers.

New this year is a state-sanctioned pedal tractor pull during the Fair on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. This is a great event for your young tractor enthusiasts. Children who participate in the pull get into the museum free.

Other events include a Sunday morning church service, held by First Lutheran Church of Barron, and a Pie and Ice Cream Social. The fun goes from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days, and the Pioneer Kitchen will be open. Check the web site for more details at or call 715-458-2080.