Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village

Introduction:

Welcome to the Website for the Pioneer Village. Our website is still going through a few growing pains so it is possible you will find some sections a little short on information. Rest assured though we are working hard to get every section updated and get as much information as you could possibly want on the website. We are going to be putting a lot of information about the History of the Village and you will be able to see how we have grown over the years also. If you have comments, questions or kudos, feel free to drop us a line.

 

Upcoming Events:

2017 Schedule is now on the Events Page. If you have an idea for an event that you think would be great for the Village feel free to email us. Also we are a fantastic venue for Weddings and Family Gatherings and the Village is available to be rented. Drop us an email and we will be glad to work with you on planning your event.



Spring Gathering & Rifle Frolic

May 20th & 21st, 2017 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Public Admission: $5 per person

Step back in time and join the Village as we welcome the pioneers and traders who have come to trade and replenish their supplies from the winter as part of our Spring Gathering. . 
The Rifle Frolic is back again this year for the 2nd consecutive year. The public is invited to come out and see some competitions between some of the areas best Pioneer Era Competitions. These will include a Rifle Frolic Shoot, Tomahawk Throw and Knife Throw. As soon as we have the event schedule set, we will provide it here and on our website. 

Information for Rifle Frolic Participants

Camping: Camps and camper attire must portray the pre-1840 American History. No modern equipment permitted. Some firewood, water, restroom facilities, and stew supper on Saturday night is provided. Village kitchen open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Camping fee is $5.00 which includes the Saturday supper. Camping Fee does not include rifle frolic shoot entry fee. Early tear down must be approved by the event Chairperson. No Vehicles on Grounds during the event. Early tear down must be hand-carried out. Gathering in the Bullskin Inn on Saturday night. Walk-in attending Saturday supper mut be in period dress and make a $5.00 donation.

Rifle Frolic Shoot: Shooter must be dressed in pre-1840 attire, must shoot a muzzleloader, No Inlines, must shoot round ball ammunition Only, must use steel open sights, must sign a liability waiver, must obey all safety instructions. Shooting fee is $15.00. Walk-ins are welcome if they meet all of the above stipulations. No Exceptions First place shooter takes cash and first choice, second places takes second choice, etc.. Shoot will start at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.

Tomahawk and Knife Throw: Cost is a donationof a $10.00 value prize. Prize blanket rules, winner first choice. Must be in period dress. 

Vendors: Vendor applications are being accepted. Early setup can be arranged. Early tear down is discouraged as No vehicles are permitted on the grounds during the event hours. Early tear downs must be hand-carried out. Vendor fee is $5.00 and includes Saturday supper in the tavern but does not include the Rifle Frolic fee.



Membership Meeting

June 17th, 2017

Location: Bullskin Inn at the Village

Time: Board (10am), Membership (11am)

This will be the Membership Meeting for June and is open to all members and also anyone who would be interested in becoming a member. The meeting will be at the Bullskin Inn at the Pioneer Village. Lunch is to follow at Noon and a work day is planned for after the meeting/lunch.



Public Paranormal Investigation at the Village
(Keep watching for new dates here and on Facebook)

June
July
August
September
October

We are currently establishing our schedule for future dates that we can have more Public Paranormal Investigations. We are hoping to be able to do one a month over the next few months but have to make sure our schedule will allow it. There are also discussions of a few special nights (more details to come once they are worked out). We will make sure to update here and on our Facebook page.

Over the years the Pioneer Village has had plenty of its own "Ghost Stories" and over the past year we have been working with our spirits around the Village to find out a bit more about them. They have always let us know that they existed and this year has allowed us to explore a bit more into that part of the Village which is always there but not always seen.

This night will be an opportunity for the General Public to come to the Village for a truly rare occasion where we will be investigating a few of the different buildings around the Village and seeing what the spirits want to tell us. The public is not typically allowed in the Village at night and very rarely allowed in the buildings at night so this will be an opportunity to do something which very few people have had the priviledge to do.

Due to this being an event at night and the liability of moving around the Village at night, we have to restrict this to an 18 and older event.

The rules can be viewed through the following link: rules or downloaded in a Word document: Pioneer Village Paranormal Rules

Open House/Media Day

June 24, 2017 - 10 am to 4 pm

The Village will be open to the public and the Media for a day of talking about the Village. Our members will all be on hand to answer any questions and talk about the village.


Membership Meeting

July 15th, 2017

Location: Bullskin Inn at the Village

Time: Board (10am), Membership (11am)

This will be the Membership Meeting for June and is open to all members and also anyone who would be interested in becoming a member. The meeting will be at the Bullskin Inn at the Pioneer Village. Lunch is to follow at Noon and a work day is planned for after the meeting/lunch.


Vintage Base Ball

July 16th, 2017 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Come out and watch Baseball as it was originally played as we have 2 teams from the Vintage Base Ball Association meeting at the Pioneer Village for an exhibition game. 

These teams play by the original rules of baseball (1869) along with vintage uniforms and equipment. It is truly amazing to watch them play the game the way that it was originally intended to be played. The kids will be amazed as they can be up close to the players and see how the game they know so well started off. 

Cost: $5 per person 16 and older.


* Metal Detecting at the Village *

As there have been an influx of inquiries about metal detecting at the village, we decided to post a message here about it. As the Pioneer Village is located on State land (we rent the land from the state), we abide by their rules which state that the only place any metal detecting can take place is on the sandy portion of the beach at the Public Beach Area. All other metal detecting is a prohibited activity.