Watch pioneer demonstrations, including blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing, and the operation of an oxen-powered 1850 haypress, during O’Bannon Woods State Park’s Memorial Day
Weekend events May 25th and 26th.
Activities take place at Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Other activities will include a “primitive dunking booth,” and demonstrations of leather working,
weaving, quilting and spinning. Visitors can also see a pioneer home, trappers shed and cooper shop all while listening to live music.
The haypress demonstration is at 1 p.m. Visitors can meet Forest and Gump, the park’s short-horned oxen who are trained to work the haypress.
On Monday, May 27 th , there will be viewing only of the Pioneer Farmstead and Haypress.
The event is free after paying the regular park gate entrance fee of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle.
Other weekend events include the opening days for Wyandotte Caves and the Aquatic Center.
The next living farmstead and haypress demonstration will be July 6 & 7.