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Parker Pioneer Homestead hosts festival for all ages

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HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) -

Parker Pioneer Homestead hosted their annual festival on Saturday and Sunday. 

The event showcased old-fashioned attractions like sorghum making, broom making, and much more. 

The festival had activities that people of all ages enjoyed.

"There's a lot of history here," said festival worker, Mike Murphy.  

"There's horse rides and there's rides on the buggies and things like that." added Hester Spradling, a festival worker. "They can play a lot of the old-fashioned games where they roll the hoops with a stick, horseshoes, slingshots."

Also available for public viewing were restored pieces of farm equipment and log cabins.

Some of the festival workers dressed in pioneer-style clothing while others performed a Civil War reenactment.

According to Murphy, the festival had a record-breaking crowd on Saturday.  

For anyone who missed out on the fun this week, the festival will be held again on Oct. 15 and 16.  

Admission is $7 and children under five get in free.  

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