>The last weekend of September is a busy one for Darke County, and it was certainly a busy one at Darke County Park’s Shawnee Prairie Preserve! Prairie Days 2010 was a huge success this year with lots of “200-year-old people” in pioneer costume, amazing pioneer related crafts, more vendors than ever before, horse and wagon rides, yummy foods and snacks and most of all, a record attendance of nearly 4,000 visitors!

Each year Prairie Days has been growing, not just in activities offered, but also in attendance. In the most recent years, we expected just around 3,000 people to attend over the two day period. This year’s festival has exceeded all expectations! We had the biggest Saturday turnout ever and were very busy on Sunday as well. All in all, we had a wonderful weekend and are sorry that it went by so fast!

If you attended Prairie Days 2010; THANK YOU! If you missed out this year (and even if you did visit), please visit our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/groups/dcparks/ to see what all the hubbub is about! And put next year’s Prairie Days on your calendar NOW- September 24 and 25, 2011.

Did you take some pictures while at Prairie Days? Why not upload them to Flickr to show everyone what YOU experienced during this fun filled event?

Finally, a HUGE Thank You goes out to the more than 150 plus volunteers, demonstrators and vendors who helped make Prairie Days 2010 such a wonderful event and assisted the staff in making sure that all who visited had a amazing experience. We couldn’t have done it without you!

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