Pioneer Day and Harvest Festival events both on tap.

    The Polk County Historical Society will host Pioneer Day on Sunday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Polk County Historical Society Museum on East Robert Street, and is free for everyone.


    The event opens with lunch, pie, and ice cream. Fry bread will be served from 1 to 4 p.m.. Exhibit tours and demonstrations will be throughout the day in the Centennial Building. Starting with the O’Neil Family Musicians at 1, Double the Trouble at 2, and The Woodpicks at 3. Free wagon rides will be from 1-4.  There will be a Blacksmithing Demonstration by Randy Oberg along with an ongoing display of “Hit & Miss” Engines and Spinning Wheel Demonstrations.


    Free busing will be running between the Historical Society Museum and the Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum further up the road, which is also hosting its biggest event of the year on Sunday, the Harvest Festival. The festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and they will be honoring the Duane Lien family. There will be harvesting of sugarbeets with vintage equipment and threshing wheat with steam.