For a long time I debated if I could possibly keep a list of Laura Ingalls Wilder events around the country up to date. I finally decided that current information is probably best posted on a month by month basis so for current information search which I post on my personal blog. I shared this list here last year and I hope you will find it useful this year, too. Most of these events are annual, but check with the group hosting the event for exact dates for following years. I keep a page for this on my personal blog and update it as more information comes in. Find it here.
Laura Days – September 12-13, 2015
Prairie Days – Saturday, June 13, 2015
Find various living history events throughout the year posted on their website as scheduled.
Walnut Grove MN
- July 10-11
- July 17-18
- July 24-25
Family Festival held in Walnut Grove City Park on pageant Saturdays July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2015
11:00 am to 6:00 pm Check the Walnut Grove website for full schedule and more details as it gets closer.
Burr Oak IA
Spaghetti Supper February 13, 2015
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days June 27-28, 2015
Also watch for a fundraiser booksale in the fall
De Smet SD
- July 10-12
- July 17-19
- July 24-26
Pageant Selection for 2016 – The Long Winter
Evening (7:30 pm) Performance Dates (rain or shine):
- July 17-18, 24-25, 31,
- Aug. 1,
- Sept. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2015
Morning (10:30 am) Performances: Sept. 19
Wilder Festival is Sept. 19
They also have offered a coupon this year.
Find their calendar list with more details here.
Children’s Art & Literary Landmark Celebration (includes plaque unveiling) July 11, 2015
Cultural Festival- Scottish Fling Aug. 29, 2015
Annual Harvest Festival & Civil War Living History Encampment Sept. 26 & 27, 2015
Celebrate Christmas With Almanzo Dec. 5, 2015
Mary Ingalls Society Pageant July 31, August 1 and 2, 2015
Keystone SD – Longtime Home of Carrie Ingalls Swanzey
Keystone Area Historical Association always hosts an event on August 3rd, Carrie’s actual birthday no matter what day of the week it falls on.
The 2015 national Laura Ingalls Wilder conference will be held July 16-17, 2015 with July 18th spent in De Smet.
Old World Wisconsin – Eagle WI
World of Little House – June 15, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Heritage Hill – Green Bay WI
Heritage Hill has long held an annual Laura Ingalls Wilder event, so I left this in as a place holder. They are not holding it in 2015, but plan on it returning to their schedule in the future.
Genesee Country Village and Museum – Mumford, NY
Laura Ingalls Wilder Days August 1-2, 2015 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
American Printing House for the Blind – Louisville, KY
Mary Ingalls Birthday Party January 10, 2015
Part 2 of the Laura Ingalls Wilder MOOC will launch in April 2015
Musical Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder has been re-released with a CD instead of a cassette tape.
Last Updated: April 1, 2015
By Sarah S. Uthoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.