Come join us for this fun-filled weekend! The annual Laura Days celebration is held every 4th weekend in June. The weekend begins Friday night with a 5K run. Saturday events include a parade, children’s pioneer games and activities in the park, craft demonstrations, food tent, entertainment, Little Miss Laura and Young Almanzo contests, greased pig contest, tours of the Masters Hotel, and more!
An ecumenical church service is scheduled Sunday morning.
Applications and requirements for the Little Miss Laura and Young Almanzo contests are posted here each spring. Candidates need to be ages 9-12 by June 5, complete an application form, write an essay and return it to the museum address by a given date. The contest is held during the Laura Day Celebration, the fourth Saturday in June. It is recommended the applicant live within a reasonable driving distance to Burr Oak in order to appear in local parades and special museum events throughout the year.