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One of our favorite events of the year!

Did you know that Almanzo Wilder was born near Malone, NY? Or that Charles Ingalls was born in Cuba, NY? Commemorated through two television series and ten novels, Laura Ingalls captured the imagination of children of every age. Join us in celebrating the stories of one of the most popular writers of 19th-century frontier life with Laura Ingalls Wilder Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 5 & 6, and learn more about Laura's ties to Western New York. Members FREE!

Sponsored by ESL Charitable Foundation and

Special guest appearance by Dean Butler - Meet "Almanzo Wilder"

Laura Ingalls Wilder Weekend will feature special presentations by Little House on the Prairie guest star, Dean Butler, at 12pm both days, as well as an autograph session 2-4pm. Tickets for autograph sessions must be pre-purchased and will be available beginning at 10am each day in front of Town Hall for $15 per person/family (max of two items signed per $15 purchase). Tickets include a meet-and-greet with up to two autographs on items of your choice, as well as a photo opportunity. Almanzo Wilder/Dean Butler photos for the autograph session are also available for an additional $2/ea.

FREE Book Signing with Pamela Smith Hill

Join famed author, Pamela Smith Hill, for a special presentation at 2pm both days, as well as complimentary book signing sessions. Most widely recognized for her works Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Bibiliography and Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer's Life, Pamela has drawn inspiration from American authoresses such as Laura Ingalls Wilder throughout her career. "The journey has been longer, harder, and more fulfilling than I imagined all those years ago," she writes in reflecting upon the impact of literature on her lifelong goals.

Purchase TicketsPurchase Tickets

  • Adult - $22.00

  • Senior Citizen (62+) - $19.00

  • College Student (w/ ID) - $19.00

  • Youth (4-18) - $14.00

  • Child (3 and younger) - FREE!

No tickets will be sent through the mail. Please print the email confirmation that you receive after placing your order; it will serve as your ticket at the door.

There are no refunds for special event tickets.