LIW Pageant opens July 8

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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This is your opportunity to ‘Experience the ‘Wilder’ life this Summer!

"Something's queer. Not a goose or a duck on the lake. Not one on the slough. None in sight. They are flying high above the clouds, flying fast. Caroline, every kind of bird is flying south as fast and as high as they can," Charles (Pa) Ingalls repofrted to Ma and the girls in the book "The Long Winter."
In October of 1879, the winter that would be last through April was about to begin. "The Long Winter" is a description of survival, of making do, sharing and being thankful for simple things. There is a happy ending which makes this enjoyable true story that Laura Ingalls Wilder author of "The Long Winter" lived.
- The De Smet News
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant welcomes you to it’s annual summer event that brings a Laura Ingalls Wilder book to life on the De Smet outdoor stage. As twilight falls and the leaves of the giant cottonwoods that Pa planted rattle in the evening breeze, the classic story is presented on the open, wide prairie where Laura’s stories actually happened. Children can play on the hillside just like Mary, Laura, Carrie and Grace Ingalls and are invited to enjoy a free horse drawn wagon ride around the pageant grounds. Please join us as we bring this unforgettable story to life!

Gates open at 6:00 PM & Show begins at 8:00 PM.
The 2016 dates are: July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24.
$12 Adults
$8 6-12 years olds
5 and under free

Over the years, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant has drawn thousands of people from all over the world to watch this theater. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, set on an open prairie just southeast of De Smety, is 45 years old and is presented by a volunter casr and crew. It takes dedication and many volunteers to put the pageant on stage year after year. There is bench seating, but you are welcome to bring lawn chairs. Don't forget a jacket.
For more information, email or call 800-776-3594 or 800-880-3383.

Category: Tourism, Community