News Release 187

Homestead Days Festival planned at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site Oct. 19-20

Volume 39-187 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Experience history as it unfolds at the Homestead Days Festival on Oct. 19-20 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. This living history festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities at the Homestead Days Festival will include the music of Judy Domeny Bowen and Ez n’ Dill, 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. Fresh barbeque and other refreshments will be available from vendors in the concession area.

A visit to Nathan Boone State Historic Site is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge. To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Gov. Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

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.