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Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site Hosts Annual Harvest Frolic

9/25/2021 9/26/2021
Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days
Come celebrate the arrival of autumn at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site’s annual Harvest Frolic on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.  The event is free and open to the public.

Don’t miss experiencing 19th century life on the farm. Activities will take place at both the Lincoln and Sargent farms both days, including children's games, crafts, and hearth cooking. Visitors are encouraged to take part in the period games and activities. A number of period artisans and craftsmen will be onsite demonstrating their crafts, including spinning, pottery, broom making, blacksmithing, embroidery and other 19th century crafts.

 Entertainment includes music and storytelling,19th century sideshow performers, juggling, and the renowned contortion act “The Clockwork Clown.”  Attendees can also take in the views from the Grand Camera Obscura.  On Sunday, join in and play the historic game of cricket on the Lincoln Farm.

Visitors who work up an appetite will find food offerings available and a pop-up farmers market will feature Four Little Pumpkins Farm.

All participants and attendees will be required to observe current guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health regarding face coverings and social distancing.  

Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, a gateway site for the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, was the 1840s home of Abraham Lincoln’s father and stepmother, Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln.  It is located eight miles south of Charleston and 14 miles southwest of Mattoon, Illinois. The Harvest Frolic is produced by Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation, with support from the Charleston Area Charitable Foundation and sponsorship from Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System and Consolidated Communications.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Crafts; Culinary; Family Event; Historic Site; History; Outdoor Event
DNR Region(s): 
3; Statewide
Lincoln Log Cabin and Moore Home
DNR Park: 
402 South Lincoln Highway
City, State ZIP: 
Lerna IL 62440
Contact person/email: 
217/345-1845 /  
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