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San Juan County Pioneer Festival – Spetember 21

EPioneerFestivalFlyer_V2xperience the life and times of early settler families at the San Juan County Pioneer Festival, a cooperative effort of the San Juan Historical Museum, Friday Harbor Grange #225, Battery D Foundation, San Juan Island National Historical Park and the Journal of the San Juan Islands.

Experience mid-19th century Royal Marine Light Infantry and U.S. Army camp life from the Pig War era, with demonstrations of music, blacksmithing and carpentry. Black powder rifled musket demonstrations and the firing of the Battery D howitzer cannon will be highlights of the event.

Participate in interactive demonstrations from days of yore such as butter churning, apple cider pressing, spinning and weaving. Fun and games for the kids including three-legged races, sack races and the always popular cake walk. Break out your best recipe and enter the fruit pie contest! Bring your pies for judging by 10:30 AM.

If you are part of an early settler or prominent family in the San Juans we invite you to participate and showcase your family’s imprint on San Juan County history. Pioneer families from all the islands are welcome. If you would like to set up a display to tell your family’s story, please contact the San Juan Historical Museum at 360-378-3949 or

Vendors will be present to sell assorted food items and crafts. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pop, beer and wine will be sold to raise funds for the San Juan Historical Museum, Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Battery D Foundation.

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 4 pm

Location: San Juan Historical Museum, Price Street


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