October 13, 2015

Contact: Steph Deidrick

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site to Host Annual Homestead Days Festival

Experience history as it unfolds at the Homestead Days Festival. The living history festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities at the Homestead Days Festival will include period music, storytelling and frontier craft demonstrations. Living historians will demonstrate Nathan Boone’s work as a hunter, explorer, soldier, statesman and farmer. A rendezvous camp and military camps will be open for tours. Historical interpreters will be available both days to tell stories of the Boones and their connection to the Missouri Ozarks. Refreshments will be available from vendors in the concession area.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on Highway V. The historic site preserves the last home and grave of Nathan Boone. For more information about this event, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.