What did those kids do in the 1800’s?

Frontier Days primary mission is to share the history of the settling of the area in the 1800’s which is the “First Frontier” as we know it, up to “Today’s Frontier “ through a wide range of artisans, historical displays , acts or events during the weekend celebration.

One of our goals right now is to find volunteers: to help research, find or make games that children of the early 1800’s played in school, at their home outside in the summer, or during the long Iowa winters in side their cabin or home. Then this group on the entertainment committee will offer those games during the 2017 Frontier Days for kids of all ages to enjoy and be challenged by in some cases.

Let’s think about it, there was no electricity, and no lap tops or cell phones. What did kids do? How did kids learn themselves to have fun with their family when the nearest homestead could be five miles away?  Those are a few questions that this group can look into. You, your kids and or grandparents might have great ideas and know about some of the games from that time period and by you joining in and being a part of the entertainment committee, hundreds can enjoy the learning and fun of your work and efforts.

Please go to the Entertainment tab and send a email to contact the Frontier Days Committee, and a representative will get back to you shortly.

The Frontier Days Committee


THE 2017 FRONTIER DAYS COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
THE CELEBRATION OF THE
“43rd ANNIVERSARY OF FRONTIER DAYS”
Dates are June 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2017

The 2017 FRONTIER DAYS PARADE IS JUNE 3rd, 2017 AT 10 AM


FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON AN AREA OF FRONTIER DAYS 2017, PLEASE CLICK ON THE OVAL ABOVE FOR THE TITLE OF THAT AREA.

WE LOOK TO SEE YOU AT FRONTIER DAYS 2017!!!!

THE 2017 FRONTIER DAYS COMMITTEE


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We want to offer you a variety of ways to request, find or receive information and the latest schedule of events for the 2017 Frontier Days.

This is the 43rd year for the annual Frontier Days celebration held at the Fort Museum in Fort Dodge. From its beginnings our event has been a centerpiece for North Central Iowa to reach out to thousands each year, to carry on the mission of sharing our past and local heritage, and providing today’s Frontier Days entertainment, events and vendors.

Weekly, information will be updated as available in the various areas of our web site. You can go the “Contact” tab and send an email if you would like additional information.

Volunteers are the key to planning, organizing and carrying out the events of Frontier Days week. For years a large group of civic mined volunteers known as the Dragoons carried out all the aspects of bringing Frontier Days to life at the Fort. Now in their seventh year, the current group is made up of mostly members who over the last seven years became involved in planning the 2017 event. They are the Frontier Days Fort Dodge Committee. Volunteers are really needed for many fun assignments from helping guide the parade watchers, seating those in the Opera House, to watching kids on the various games and activities. Will you answer the call to help volunteer and carry on this outstanding tradition?

If you’re interested in more information about volunteering, please click here to send an email.

Our committee invites you to find out how easy it is to get involved and share your interest and skills while having fun and building friendships in being part of Frontier Days 2017. Please…. Just a few hours of your time will greatly help. It takes over 45,000 man hours to put on this years’ event, and you can be an important part of where many hands will make the event more meaningful and create more lifetime memories as the “Show Case” event for North Central Iowa.

We hope to see you, and see you involved at the 2017 Frontier Days!

The Frontier Days Fort Dodge 2017 Committee

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Parade

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Entertainment

Kids Tractor Pull

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