2007 Port Oneida Fair

Port Oneida Thistles

The annual Port Oneida Fair is a celebration of rural arts and culture that takes place next Friday & Saturday (Aug 10 & 11) in the Port Oneida Historic Farm District of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (located four miles north of Glen Arbor on M-22).

This is one of Leelanau’s coolest family events, and it features exhibits and demonstrations over two days at five farms and the Port Oneida Schoolhouse. You can get a lot more info at the Port Oneida Fair web site.

Years ago I wrote about Port Oneida. The article featured a photo of this barn, and I’m really gratified that the buildings (which looked to be on the road to ruin) are now part of the preservation mission of the park. This is thanks in large part to the efforts of Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear (who have more info about the historic structures in the park and the great work that still needs to be done!)