Prairie Pioneer Days

Prairie Pioneer Days is Morris's summer town event, held on the second weekend of July. There is a fair in the Eastside Park with craft and food vendors, kids games, petting zoo, pony rides and entertainment events. You can get a hamburger, slice of pizza or hot mini donuts. Don't forget to try a milk shake from the dairy council. Saturday afternoon you can take a horse drawn wagon ride with a naturalist on the prairie out at the Wetland Management office. The ride and the scenery are great, but be prepared for the hot sun and sometimes mosquitos. Sunday morning there is a pancake feed at the firehouse. All you can eat for a free will donation, with excellent pancakes and service. The kids can check out the fire trucks while mom and dad have another cup of coffee. One of the highlights of the weekend for our family. Sunday afternoon is the city parade where you can see the fire trucks again along with farm equipment, old cars, bands, horses and displays by a variety of local businesses and groups. And they all throw lots of candy for the kids. The parade lines up on Columbia St, then progresses west on 7th St to California Ave, then south on California to 2nd St.