Join Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center for a day of authentically outfitted re-enactors, old-fashioned games, interactive experiences, and musical performances Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kick off the fun with a hayride to the park’s Redbud Hill Homestead for popular settler-era games and activities. Don’t miss “The Story of the Lone Star State” by iAct Theater at 1 p.m. and a battle re-enactment of the Texian-Mexican Skirmish at 2 p.m. Live entertainment from the Celtaire String Band, Dulcimer Doin’s, Eric and Friends, Laughing Lizards, and North Harris County Dulcimer Society will take place throughout the day.
Enjoy live demonstrations in woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening, fire starting, and more while sampling fresh cornbread, yaupon tea, jerky, freshly churned butter, and other outdoor fare. Visitors can participate in corn grinding, butter churning, weaving and spinning, and archery, with crafts available for children. Commemorate the experience by donning pioneer-style clothing and artifacts for photos in a covered wagon.
Travel to the Akokisa Village to hear Native American lore and view five historically recreated structures, including a chickee, sweat lodge and council lodge. Hand-crafted items, such as leather pouches, bonnets, yarn dolls, flint-knapped arrowheads, and necklaces will be available for purchase at the Peddler Wagon and Settler Store. Concessions will include chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and drinks. The concession booth, Peddler Wagon and Settler Store accept cash only, with proceeds supporting Jesse Jones Park Volunteers events and activities at Jones Park. For more information, call 281-446-8588.