Pioneer Day at Loachapoka

Pioneer Day (formerly known as the Syrup Sopping & Historical Fair) will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Loachapoka (just 5 miles west of Auburn).

This event has been in the same location for the past 30 years!

The 9-hour festival features weaving and cloth-making demonstrations, mules grinding cane, syrup being made, musical entertainment with hammered and mountain dulcimers, banjos and guitars, a doctor’s beautiful herb and crops garden, Native American dancing, bread making, soap making, period pottery, fireplace and outdoor cooking, and numerous other old-time crafts and unique vendors.

Of course, the famous sweet potato biscuits are made on-site for your enjoyment as well as camp stew, beans, collards, BBQ, and more.

There will be plenty of activities for children as well. Tour the two-story 140 year old Trade Center Museum, watch the blacksmiths at work, visit the Log Cabin, and the Taylor Whatley agricultural implement collection.

Admission is free to all, so come out and enjoy the fall weather at Pioneer Day in Loachapoka. For more information, visit or call 334.887.3007.


    Brooke Peace Harris | Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau
    Opelika, AL is known for their local shops, restaurants and historic homes that make up the cozy streets of downtown. The holiday season brings a host of traditions that are unique to the area. There are events for young, old and in between, but the two most popular are the Victorian Front Porch Christmas Tour and Christmas in a Railroad Town. MORE »

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