Old Iron Works Days, scheduled for this weekend — Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13 — will feature more than 100 crafters demonstrating 40 different crafts of the 1860s era.
This year marks the 35th annual event. It will be held at Maramec Spring Park, located six miles southeast of St. James off Highway 8.
Crafts will be demonstrated continuously during the two-day event, and there will be displays as well as other activities ongoing each day.
Visitors to the event can see an antique tool display, apple butter, apple head dolls, basket making, beekeeping, blacksmiths, chair caning, a children’s shoe display, Civil War display and clothing, cornhusk dolls, crocheting, herbs, kettle corn, lace making, music, needlepoint, painted dolls, pottery, quilting, ropemaking, spinning, stained glass, storytelling, tinsmith, walking sticks, weaving, woodworking and wool dyeing.
The event will kick off at noon Saturday. The Ozark Rounders Bluegrass Band will performing from 1-2 p.m. and then again from 4-5 p.m.
In between, the Ozark Spirit Cloggers will be on stage from 2-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m. and the Open Range Bluegrass Band will perform from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Children’s games will be available from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, Oct. 13, the schedule is the same except that the Open Range Bluegrass Band will be on stage from 1-2 p.m. and again from 4-5 p.m. and the Ozark Rounders Bluegrass Band will perform from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
There also will be country food and beverages.
The cost is $15 per car or people with a season pass to the park can get in for free. Museums are free.
For further information, call 573-265-7124.