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July 28, 2013

Explore pioneer spirit today in Jamestown


JAMESTOWN — Keith Gushard can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at

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The Pymatuning Pioneer & Arts Festival features Civil War, Indian and historical encampments today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pymatuning State Park. Admission is $1 and parking is free. The festival entrance is at the park’s main entrance off Route 322, west of Jamestown.

One of the features of the festival is the 150th Bucktails Civil War encampment with authentic displays, cooking, clothing, music, dancing and camp living during the Civil War era.

The encampment includes a fashion show today from 1 to 1:45 p.m.; children’s activities today from 2:45 to 3:30; and infantry artillery today at noon.

Also, the Cushings/Taylors Battery provides a demonstration of artillery and arms used by Civil War soldiers. This encampment includes costumes, cooking, tools and more used during the Civil War.

There also are Native American re-enactors displaying authentic costumes, housing tools and skills.

Today’s schedule for Pymatuning Pioneer & Arts Festival

Abe Lincoln impersonator (John King)

Missy Clark “Good Wife” — Ongoing encampment activities; visit campsite for colonial demonstrations

Ice cream making and butter churning demonstrations

Native American re-enactors

Kayak, safe paddling presentation — all day

Antique and collectible tractor and equipment display — all day

Boat rides (free to the public) — noon to 3 p.m.

Infantry artillery — noon

Newfoundland water rescue demonstration — 1

Cow milking demonstration — 1

Pie eating contest — 2

Civil War encampment activities

Fashion show — 1 to 1:45

Children’s activities — 2:45 to 3:30

Musical entertainment

Wrangler Band — noon to 2:30

Helen Hammett — throughout the day

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