Pack a picnic lunch and bring your family to celebrate Labor Day Weekend with us at Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center at O’Bannon Woods State Park. Our 1800’s Living Pioneer Farmstead will be Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am to 3pm. Spend the day by stepping back in time to the 1800’s! Walk around listening to the live music as you visit a working blacksmith shop, cooper shop, summer kitchen, pioneer cabin, trappers shed, tomahawk throwing (with a “pioneer dunking booth”), leather worker, weavers, spinners, quilters, and even pan for gold.
Make your way into the barn at 1:00 pm to watch and listen as we show you how hay was baled in the 1850’s as we operate a unique 1850 haypress. The haypress is powered by one of our oxen (Forest or Gump). The demonstration, held only nine days each year, will be at 1:00 pm on both Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd. In the event of mechanical difficulty with the 165-year old haypress, a special tour of the press, draft animals, and barn is given in its place. The haypress, a very important piece of Indiana history, is an Indiana invention!
In addition, this will be the last weekend to visit our Aquatic Center and Wyandotte Caves as both will close their season on Labor Day.
For a full schedule of activities at O’Bannon Woods State Park on Labor Day Weekend, call the interpretive center at 812-738-8234, park office at 812-738-8232, or go to www.interpretiveservices.in.gov.
The Living Farmstead and Haypress Demonstrations are free of charge; the regular Park gate entrance fee applies ($7 for Indiana residents, $9 for out of state residents).
Aquatic Center fee is $5 a person in addition to the regular Park gate entrance fee.
Regular tour admission to both Big Wyandotte Cave and Little Wyandotte Cave applies. Please call for Cave information.
The last Living Farmstead and Haypress Demonstration for 2018 is on Saturday, October 6th, featuring our living farmstead, haypress demonstration, making apple butter, and hit-and-miss engines. O’Bannon Woods State Park is located 10 miles west of Corydon, Indiana on Hwy. 462, off State Highway 62.