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By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Chehaw is hosting a big event this weekend despite the cold. In fact, organizers say the weather will actually fit in with the theme.

Setup has already started for Chehaw's 17th Annual Frontier Festival. Visitors will take a trip back into time to see what American life was like before the turn of the last century.

There will be shooting demonstrations, along with buck skinners and blacksmiths on hand. Some people will even camp out at the park over the 3-day festival and organizers say dealing with harsh conditions was part of frontier life.

"The cold was a fact of life back then. They had to dress appropriately and they didn't have an electric heater to run to so that's something that people dealt with whether it was hot or cold or wet or dry, they dealt with whatever weather came to them," said Ben Kirkland with Chehaw Park.

Organizers say there will be plenty of campfires around the park to keep visitors warm. The festival starts Friday and admission is included with regular park admission.

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