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Pioneer Days coming to Central City


Enjoy a fun filled day at the Historic Brown Farm Pioneer Day.  There will be activities and exciting events for all ages from 10am-5pm July 19.  Admissions is $5.  Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Located 1.5 Miles east of Central City, Iowa this historic farm is the legacy of Lloyd Brown, who was a lifelong collector of antiques and farm machinery.  His final wish was that his 84 acre farmstead and vast collections become the property of the Central City Historical Society.

The Historical Society has preserved and built on Lloyd's legacy.  Each year the Historic Brown Farm hosts a Pioneer Day to give children of all ages the chance to participate in our rich eastern Iowa heritage.  

This year's events will include:

- Petting Zoo                                      - Horse Drawn Hayrack Rides

- Crafts Market                                  - Wool Spinning

- Antique Sawmill                              - Steam Engine Threshing

- Live Field Work Demonstrations - Carriage Rides

... and Square-dancing lawnmowers

Lloyd Brown's original museum has been preserved and updated.  It's filled with antiques and memorabilia from the 19th and 20th century.  There are also displays of antique farm equipment and farming demonstrations.

Food and refreshments are available.

All proceeds are used by the Central City Historical Society to maintain and upgrade the Historic Brown Farm.

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In addition to the Pioneer Day, there will be an Antique Tractor Ride on Saturday, July 18th.  The ride will go through the Stone City Quarries and a Ribeye Sandwich lunch will by served in the Wapsipinicon State Park.  To sign up or get more information, please visit the TractorRide website at

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