Historical Fall Festival: Fun At Prairie Heritage Center

Peterson, Iowa — The tenth anniversary activities continue at the Prairie Heritage Center in southeast O’Brien County.
O’Brien County Conservation Board Naturalist Charlene Elyea tells us that it’s time to enjoy the beauty of the fall season and to take a step back into the past to the days of the pioneers. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is holding the annual Historical Fall Fest at the Prairie Heritage Center on Saturday, September 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Elyea says the event is a great one for everyone in the family.

She says the event is free, but they’d appreciate your support.

They’ll have fresh-pressed apple cider and popcorn, but if you’re staying for the whole day they encourage you to bring a lunch when you come.

She says you can experiment with some older farm tools, enter your toss in the bison chip throwing contest, build a Prairie Gnome Home, climb into the covered wagon to see what pioneer life was like, and much more.

She says this year there will also be some additional activities as a way to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Prairie Heritage Center.

For more information, you can call them at (712) 295-7200 or email Their web site is

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