Celebrate our local heritage during the folk festival April 30

April 22, 2015
Folk Festival

Marge Peterson of the Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society demonstrates how to grind corn during the 2014 Oceana County Folk Festival.

HART — The Oceana County 4-H youth programs will host the 33rd Annual Oceana County Folk Festival Thursday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oceana County Fairgrounds. This event allows area youth to explore American and ethnic traditions, folklore and skills while fostering an appreciation for our local heritage. This hands-on day allows children to reflect on the past; recognize the resources available to them today; and dream up new ideas for the future. Kids will see an original teepee; sample “road kill stew”; and visit the petting zoo.

The Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society will demonstrate how to grind corn and make corn bread, and children will learn how to shake milk to make butter. There are indoor and outdoor activities (weather permitting). This event is free to the public.

If you have a tradition or skill to share and would like to participate as an exhibitor, contact the Michigan State University Extension Office in Hart at 231-873-2129.

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