Perham Pioneer Festival

August 15 & 16, 2009


$6.00 per car

The newly renamed Heritage Festival (formerly the Perham Pioneer Festival) takes place each year the third weekend in August. Now in its 38th year, the festival celebrates the first settlers of the area with folk art demonstrations, re-enactment events, and concerts by Folk and Bluegrass musicians in a beautiful setting of log buildings on the prairie.

The 2009 festival will feature a Native American Pow Wow. Also new this year will be a turkey sandwich/sweet corn feed on Saturday night followed by our traditional dance with music by Lakes Country Band. Clann Tartan will be on site all weekend with fascinating re-enactments of military drills, black powder demonstrations, dancing and more. Folk art demonstrators representing the diverse ethnic heritages of the area will feature weaving, spinning, carving, soap making and more.

Visit the Log Cabins and listen to pioneer women tell what life was like for the first settlers. Wander through the primitive camp of the nearby Black Powder Mountaineers Rendezvous. On Sunday, come for morning church services with music by Last Call.


Located 1/2 mile north of Perham, Minnesota on County Road 8


2009 Calendar of Events

Attention folk artists, food vendors, flea market operators. Contact us for application forms.


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History Museum of East Otter Tail County


The History Museum
of East Otter Tail County
230 First Avenue North
Perham, MN 56573

Phone: 218-346-7676