LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center’s Heritage Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the center, west of Larned at 1349 K-156.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. Admission for the daytime events is free for those 5 years and under, $3 for those 6-12 years, and $6 for those 13 and older, $6. Admission for a concert beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring BACK2BACK is $5 per person.
Bahama Mamas, Screwloose BBQ and Strates Country Kitchen food trucks available both days.
The event will feature 60-plus individuals demonstrating techniques and skills from the past that are now rekindled and practiced today by many individuals and families. The variety of teachers and demonstrations will show the public how to do the many skills that have been nearly lost over the years, but are becoming more and more popular as individuals are seeking independence from corporate marketing and shortages.
There will be quilting, tatting and crochet demonstrations. And there will bee exhibits and how-to’s explaining a multitude of skills such as butchering, canning goods from the garden, making a pie and milking a cow. There will be a butter-making demonstration and a sheep shearing with a demonstration on the spinning of the wool.
A wood carver and a leather worker will share their secrets as well. The leather worker will show how to care for horse harnesses to keep them pliable, and will also hitch a wagon to a team of horses.
The “Rocking T Knives” metal fabricator from McCracken and featured on the “Forged in Fire” cable TV series will also be there.