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Jump Into Fall With Osborne Heritage Days
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Jump Into Fall With Osborne Heritage Days

Kids are gearing up to go back to school which means fall is right around the corner. With fall comes the changing of the leaves, cooler temperatures, and the Osborne Heritage Days.

The 42nd Heritage Days Celebration is set to kick off on October 8 and 9 in Osborne’s Pioneer Village. The weekend is full of fall fun, good food, and great stories.

Heritage Days began back in 1975 to showcase the way of life in the small town of Osborne. The celebration will take you back in time to the pioneer days of Iowa with living history demonstrations, contests, and many more activities.

The entertainment begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8th, with the exhibits, buildings, and Lions Club Food Stand opening.

Dr. Dusty’s Medicine Show rolls into town full of history and laughter for shows at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Gather around and enjoy storytelling with Pat Coffie in the Old Schoolhouse at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Get your aprons and pots ready for the 20th Annual Chili Cook Off! Participants must prepare their chili over an open fire. Visitors can buy a taste of each participant’s chili for $1 and vote for their top favorites. I can smell the peppers, tomatoes, and other ingredients roasting already!

Come back Sunday, October 9th, for a Pioneer Church Service at 11:00 a.m.

Get into the fall spirit with KCTN’s “Great Pumpkin” and “Decorated Pumpkin” Contest.

The Fundraising Auction starts at 2:00 p.m. followed by KCTN’s Iowa Championship Buffalo Chip Throwing Contest. This is a must-see!

Heritage Days is one of Northeast Iowa’s leading fall festivals. Come out and enjoy the taste of fall with caramel apples, pies, and even try some buffalo stew! Watch demonstrations in basketry, candle making, quilting, spinning, and flint napping.

For more information, go to Clayton County Conservation’s website or call 563-245-1516. Like Clayton County Conservation on Facebook for more fun events happening in Clayton County.


*Photo Credit to Clayton County Conservation | Written by Amy Bonvillain

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