2019 Annual Pioneer Festival

A program of former Manfred students shared their favorite memories and appreciation of the school’s extensive restoration. They enjoyed demonstrations of blacksmithing, historic clothes washing, bonnet making, knot tying, and doll clothes crafting. Kids partook in the water balloon toss, gunny sack and 3-legged races and class time. People enjoyed food from M&M Munchies food truck and ice cream provided by MHP. Throughout the day, they took in Manfred and pioneer history with church talks and guided tours.

MHP Inc is looking at options for other days and times next year and are thinking of activities that will draw people to Manfred and the Pioneer Festival. They are hoping to grow the Pioneer Festival and people’s interest in Manfred.

Schedule of Events

1pm: Introductions and Short Program of School Memories

1:30-5pm: Old-fashioned games with prizes

Demonstrations of blacksmithing, clothes washing, class time, bonnet making, knot tying

Standing-still parade

Ice cream social

Scavenger Hunts

All Day: Touring of Historic Manfred

Food available for purchase from M & M Munchies food truck

Manfred History and Preservation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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