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Port Oneida Fair: A Celebration of Rural Arts and Culture
21 Dec 2013
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A celebration of rural arts and culture in the Port Oneida Historic Farm District, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore four miles north of Glen Arbor on M-22. This event takes place in August.

Exhibits/demonstrations over two days at five farms and the Port Oneida Schoolhouse. Offerings include Native American crafts, blacksmithing, wool spinning, weaving, folk music, storytelling, landscape painting, quilting, farmer's markets, Civil War re-enactments, antique bicycles and cars, horse and wagon rides, farm animals, barn building, maritime history, nature hikes, and children's activities. 

The Port Oneida Rural Arts and Culture Fair promotes the preservation of rural traditional skills, crafts, landscapes, and communities of the Upper Great Lakes Region through education, artistic expression and the development of a coalition of community organizations. Port Oneida is the largest intact historic agricultural district in the United States. It is fully protected within the National Lakeshore.

The Port Oneida Rural Historic District contains 19 historic farms (four privately owned), more than 300 buildings, and over 3,000 acres of land. In addition to the farmhouses, barns, and wonderful variety of specialized outbuildings, the historic district contains the fields, orchards, fence rows, roads, cemetery, forest and other elements that make up the historic landscape.

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Dance Performance Song Theater Education Environmentalism Heritage Local Rural Traditional YORA Festival/Celebration Midwest Michigan NPS
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