ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The 21st annual Frontier Festival returns to Chehaw, Friday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. See how things really were in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, when Albany was just a dream.
If you think life can be tough now, check out the day-to-day lifestyle of pioneers and mountain men, as participants live the entire weekend without any modern conveniences.
The Festival is included in park admission.
Demos include cooking, blacksmithing, weaving, hide tanning, bow making, moccasin making, and more. There will be tomahawk throwing competitions and black powder shoots.
Traders will sell their wares and traditional style foods. As always, pioneer campsites are welcome.
For the first time, guests can spend the night in a 16 foot wide tipi for only $50 a night. Call the ticket booth at 229.430.5275 to reserve a tipi.
Chehaw is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Chehaw is a non-profit organization located at 105 Chehaw Park Rd. and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
Chehaw's vision encompasses the principles on which it was founded; conservation, education and preservation. For more information call 229.430.5275.