See the past come alive as the 41st annual Lake Itasca Pioneer Farmers show Aug. 19-21.

Logging and lumbering, the North Itasca Railroad, blacksmithing and engines galore begin operating off Minnesota Highway 200 adjacent to Itasca State Park at the showgrounds.

The Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers serve food, refreshments and entertainment in the rustic village in the park.

It’s complete with a schoolhouse, church, post fffice, country shoppe, log house and elevator.

See how pioneers lived, how they farmed, cooked and sawed wood.

Demonstrations of all the farm equipment fea-tured go on daily, along with a flea market. The grounds open at 7 a.m. daily.

Special events include a pioneer king and queen coronation Friday night with a country gospel mu-sic show.

Saturday the kid’s pedal tractor pull is at 2 p.m. A country old-time music show is at 5 p.m. followed by supper.

Sunday after breakfast and worship service, see an old-time tractor pull and a quilt raffle following the famous tractor parade.

Most buildings are handicapped-accessible. Children under 12 are free.l

More information is available at