A Must See

Pioneer Days 2017

Schedule of Events


Saturday, August 19            

10am                     Event Kickoff

11am                     Saw Mill Demo

11am-3pm          Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

12:30pm               Children’s Haystack Coin Hunt

1pm                       Threshing Demo

1:30pm                 Fallcreek Bass performs in Dawson Hall (30 minutes)

2pm                       Parade

2:30pm                 Kiddie Tractor Pull (located in front of the tractor museum)

3pm                       Threshing Demo


Sunday, August 20

9am                       Pioneer Days worship in the South Pleasant Church (No Admission Cost)

12pm                     Event Kickoff

12:30                    Saw Mill Demo

1pm-5pm            Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

1pm                       Threshing Demo

1:30pm                 Fallcreek Bass performs in Dawson Hall (30 minutes)

2pm                        Parade

2:30pm                 Threshing Demo

3pm-5pm            Vocalist Livia Dick from Lisbon, ND performing in the Gazebo

3:30pm                 Children’s Haystack Coin Hunt


All Day Activities

Face Painting

Kids Crafts

Fur Trading

Historic Children’s Games

Historic Costume Contest-Winners Announced at 4pm Each Day!

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

Silent Film in Arthur Town Hall

Train Rides

Saloon Ladies in the Brass Rail

Bag Pipers, piano players and vocalists performing throughout the village


All Day Demonstrations



Print Shop Presses


Spinning Wheel

Saw Mill

Hand Crank Corn Sheller

Rug Hooking

Square Dancing

Historical Interpretation of artifacts from the Thue-Brink Mercantile Store


**If you get hungry, don’t forget to visit the Bonanza Belles upstairs in The Event Center, and Terry & Jerry’s food truck out in the village!**


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Come and explore the historic buildings which contain thousands of artifacts.

New exhibits are on display in the Main Museum, including “Uncovering Vice”.




Ever wondered what Bonanzaville is all about? Watch the video below to get a glimpse. 


 We were visited by Highland Elementary students and they surprised us with some GREAT "Thank You" letters. Check out some of the letters HERE. We know you will enjoy them as much as we did!


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Located in West Fargo, North Dakota Bonanzaville is a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, 400,000 artifacts, and millions of memories. Bonanzaville is operated by the Cass County Historical Society, with a mission to collect, display and interpret artifacts relevant to the history and cultural heritage of the Red River Valley. It is the region’s largest historical attraction with something for everyone to see.

For more information on any upcoming events, to volunteer, or to plan a special event on site, please contact us.

Cass County Museum

The Cass County Museum features a display on Native Americans of the Red River Valley, bonanza farms and homesteading, and the modernization of North Dakota.

Rotating Exhibit Gallery

Pioneer Village (Open May-October)

Over the years, our pioneer village has accumulated 43 historic buildings as well as numerous other museums including the Eugene Dahl Car Museum, the Eagle Air Museum, the Tractor Museum, the Law Enforcement Museum, and more. Share the stories of our region's history! We have something for everyone to enjoy.