Welcome to the Wilder Pageant!

July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2023


Ticket sales begin January 1, 2023

The Wilder Pageant is presented every July on the banks of Plum Creek west of Walnut Grove.

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 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.


Ticket sales begin January 1, 2023!


​Ticket Office 888-859-3102


7:00 pm   Gates Open                    9:00 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

Pageant Policy:
     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.  

Many thanks to The Robert and Helen Remick Charitable Foundation Trust for their frequent grants.