Laura Ingalls Wilder Days is a family-oriented event featuring arts & educational entertainment based on the early American pioneer experience of storybook author Laura Ingalls Wilder. It's held annually (the second full weekend in September) in the village and surrounding hillsides of her birthplace - Pepin, Wisconsin.
Laura Days 2012 was a big hit! The weather was terrific as were our hundreds of visitors from all over the country. We had new entertainment. New food and new craft vendors as well. Watch this website as we post new pictures and videos. And remember to watch our countdown to next year's event. Bigger and better than ever!
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A Little House History
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in the wooded bluffs above Pepin, Wisconsin. The humble log cabin was the setting for Little House in the Big Woods, the first in her series of beloved stories featuring the adventures of Laura & her family as they traveled the west when she & America were young together.
These classic works of childrens’ literature have been translated into more than forty languages worldwide. Readers of all ages still enjoy Laura’s tales of a family’s simple joy & elemental struggle as they work together to build a life on the frontier.
The Village of Pepin is home to a historical museum (open May through October) which features artifacts from Laura’s time. Pepin marks the starting point of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway, which links Laura sites across the midwestern US.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Birth site
A reconstruction of the Little House in the Big Woods, built on land owned by Charles & Caroline Ingalls (Pa & Ma) is located seven miles north of Pepin on County Road CC.
The Little House Wayside is cared for by the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society of Pepin and is open year-round for self-guided tours.
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