Pioneer Land village is open 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. (local time) each day.  A ham and bean soup dinner is held on the opening day with entertainment  provided.  There is a charge for the meal plus admission to the fairgrounds. Demonstrations of early skills go on all day and evening during fair week.

    This is an all day program for 4th grade students studying Indiana History.  Groups round-robin between buildings with volunteers explaining each building and teaching them skills needed to live in the 1800’s.  For information, please contact Starla Marxs at (219) 363-8609.

    The open house is the first Saturday and Sunday in December, 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  (local time).  The Village is festive with all the natural hand made decorations.  Warm cider and cookies are served in the 2 log cabins.  Draft horse wagon rides are given continually during the evening.  There is no charge for the event.

    Our annual Pioneer Land Auction is held the last day of the Fair on Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M..  All the items in the auction will be hand made by various craftsmen.

    The Pioneer Land ladies will be making their home made pies again to donate to the Deserving Children program.  WCOE will be holding their roof-top sit to collect money for this worth while program.  The pies will be given to the first donors (until they are gone) who contribute $25.00 or more.  It is held in September, with actual dates to be announced later.   The pies will be for sale from 4:00-6:00 P.M. 

    Pioneer Land is operated totally by volunteers.  By special request other programs and activities may be held.  Some of these programs are tour bus tours, Motor Coach conferences, weddings, church group tours, senior citizens programs, company picnics, etc.

    Upcoming Events

    School Tours
    September 10 - 14
    September 17 - 21
    For information, please contact Starla Marxs at (219) 363-8609

    Christmas Walk
    December 1 - 2

    2019 LaPorte County Fair
    July 7 - 13 
    Pioneer Land will be open every day at Noon

    Want to Volunteer?

    Want to get involved at Pioneer Land during the Fair, School Tours, or Christmas Walk?

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    Please include your name, address, and a phone number where you can be reached.

    Contact Us

    Dick Reel (219) 575-7758

    Carl Schultz (219) 380-5678

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