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June 19, 2018
Maurice K. Goddard State Park invites you to celebrate the 16th Annual Pioneer Frolic at the Lake Wilhelm Marina Area on June 23-24, 2018. Pioneer Frolic is a full weekend-long festival celebrating the lives of the early pioneers of Sandy Creek Valley. Showcased are period costumes, demonstrations, music, artisans, a live auction, food, vendors, and an encampment set-up. The community celebration and pioneer workday will focus on the pioneers who settled this watershed in the late 1700s through 1840s and helped clear the land and build their homes in the area.
The hours on Saturday, June 23 are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Demonstrations will include blacksmithing, tanning, spinning, and Dutch oven cooking.
Entertainment and demonstrations on Saturday, June 23:
Pioneer church service will be conducted on Sunday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. by the Fairfield Presbyterian Church, the oldest church in the area, established in 1799.
Entertainment, demonstration and auction on Sunday, June 24:
Both days will include horse and wagon rides and a Friends of Goddard book sale. Arts and craft vendors will be on site, and hot food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.
M. K. Goddard State Park is located five minutes from I-79. Take Exit 130 to 358 west and follow the signs toLake Wilhelm Road, leading directly to the marina. For further directions or more information, contact the Park at 724-253-4833. Park maps are available at www.dcnr.pa.gov.