July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 2022
The Wilder Pageant is a family-oriented outdoor drama based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove. It is a live performance each night with all characters from the Walnut Grove area. Laura narrates the story, reflecting on her life in Walnut Grove in the 1870’s.
The Wilder Pageant is presented every July on the banks of Plum Creek west of Walnut Grove. The hillside amphitheater has been developed to allow for extensive lighting, sound, and special effects. Refreshments are available at the concession stand, and the grounds are sprayed for mosquitoes. It is our hope that visitors will take with them a sense of history and a deeper understanding of the joys and hardships that challenged our ancestors when settling the prairie.
7:00 pm Gates Open 8:30 pm Pageant Performance
Act One Scene 1: Arrival in Walnut Grove
Act One Scene 2: New Neighbors
Act One Scene 3: Kennedy House
Act One Scene 4: Building the Church
Act One Scene 5: Schoolyard
Act One Scene 6: Oleson’s Store
Act One Scene 7: Grasshoppers
Act One Scene 8: Christmas
Act Two Scene 1: Laura’s Party
Act Two Scene 2: Prairie Fire
Act Two Scene 3: Town Council
Act Two Scene 4: Prep For Social
Act Two Scene 5: Social
Act Two Scene 6: Mary’s Blindness
Act Two Scene 7: The Decision
Act Two Scene 8: Epilogue
SCENES FROM THE PAGEANT
No Smoking or Pets
No Video Recording or Coolers
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the SW Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.