Car show new for 3-day Perryopolis Pioneer Days
An interesting and entertaining event that is a mixture of fun with a flavor of days gone by, the annual Perryopolis Pioneer Days is a little different than other area festivals, with its activities and events spotlighting the town's rich history.
The festival is one of the few in the area that hosts a Civil War battle re-enactment — and not just any re-enactment but the second biggest in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
“The re-enactment just gets bigger every year,” Shirley Baldwin of the Perryopolis Pioneer Days festival committee said of the daily battles during the festival. “We have a lot of people every year that come to see it.”
The festival also includes children's activities and pony rides; vendors and musical entertainment; a quilt show; and living history.
“They get a little bit of everything for the music,” Baldwin said, adding that there will be an oldies dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the Sons of Italy in town. “We used to have the dance at the park, but it would get too cold, so we moved it.”
New to the festival this year will be a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Sampey Park.
“One of the guys on the committee mentioned about having a car show, so we thought we'd give it a go,” Baldwin said. “The show is open to cars and motorcycles.”
Some sites around the festival area will be open for the public, such as log cabins, the observation tower, the Civil War area and expanded breastworks, the Frazier house and the school house.
“I think one thing that makes us a little different from other festivals is that we include all of the community,” Baldwin said.
She said that one of the festival's biggest attractions is the annual parade. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
“People really enjoy our parade,” Baldwin said. “They come out of the woodwork.”
The festival will take place around Sampey Park with the Civil War encampments below the park site.
Baldwin said organizers are ready for the weekend and hope for the continued support of the community and all the visitors who come annually. This year, though, organizers also are hoping for a drier festival.
“We are hoping that the weather loves us this year,” Baldwin said. “It rained last year and the year before. We are due a nice, dry weekend.”
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media.
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