49er “Pioneer Day” Faire in Butte Creek Canyon this Sunday, June 6, 2010, 9 – 4! This is always a fun event for the whole family, with homemade goodies, the “49er” lunch, lots of old-timey crafts, gold panning, and live music. The Colman Museum will be open too, with many artifacts collected from the canyon’s rich history.
For the past 28 years I’ve done my spinning (as in “wheel”) demo at the Faire, which I will sorely miss this year due to another commitment. But I encourage you all to take this opportunity to see the old schoolhouse and museum, maybe even hit the Honey Run Covered Bridge on your way for their annual pancake breakfast. Proceeds go to maintain these historic canyon treasures.
Directions: 13548 Centerville Rd., From Skyway, turn left on Honey Run Rd. At the Honey Run Covered Bridge, take a left on Centerville Road for five miles. The museum is on the right, just past the bridge that crosses Butte Creek. Admission is free, but take some money for food and handmade crafts (great place to shop for gifts!).