Fort Mitchell Pioneer Day is April 21

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By Toni Stauffer

On April 21, the Russell County Historical Commission will host the third annual Pioneer Day at the Fort Mitchell historic site from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET. This year the festival will feature a judged quilt show with ribbons to be awarded and an art competition with prizes.

“We have such a long and varied history in Fort Mitchell,” said Naomi Elliott, event chair and long-standing member of the Russell County Historical Commission. “The Fort is a huge part of Russell County’s rich history. We want everyone to come out and experience an exciting day at the Fort. You can even have your picture taken in a real stage coach!”

The festival will have interesting and fun attractions for everyone. There will be blacksmithing and log skidding demonstrations, as well as re-enactors. There is plenty to see with Colonel Cromwell’s orginal circa 1840 log cabin, a carriage house, the Fort Mitchell Indian Heritage Center and Memorial, a video on Russell County’s early history, and the reconstructed 1813 fort.

Visitors will be able to sit and enjoy food from one of the many vendors, or treats from the sweet shop while listening to live music. For more information, go to, or email