Chehaw transforms park for 3 day Frontier Festival
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Despite severe weather from Saturday, hundreds
of people were out at Chehaw Park for their Annual Frontier festival.
Every year Chehaw volunteers
transform the park, and take a trip back in time to the Frontier days.
Keith Seeley created
this festival to teach the public about survival skills that date back more
than 200 years.
buffs, we enjoy history. And it's the ability to do things with your own hands,
that sets you apart from regular people," said Keith Seeley.
Volunteers say they
come back each year because they enjoy showing visitors what life was like from
the early 1700s to 1840s. Some people think it would be a challenge to live the
"Umm, I can try.
I do like modern times," said Elizabeth Robertson. Other visitors walked
away with new found information.
candle. One of them vendors explained to us that the candle had a timer on it
and the fathers could say yes this sooner could be over until the candle burns
down these far type of thing. So that was really interesting," said Gail
This volunteer from
Warner Robbins has been attending the festival since 1997 with his two
children. Every year, they use this time to remember the simpler times, with a
modern conveniences like running water that we can get. We do all our cooking
out here and they participate in Tomahawk throws. Got to have extra blankets
when it gets cold, you just can't turn on a heater switch," said Greg
The frontier festival
is in its 22nd year, and this step back in time was a history lesson that
organizers plan to continue.
The park's next big event will be the
Lou Thompson Memorial Trail Ride on March the 8th.