Deep Creek Lake Lions Club
The Meshach Browning Pioneer Challenge
Saturday August 28, noon-4pm,
1249 Bumble Bee Rd Accident MD
Do you have what it takes to survive as a pioneer? Find out at the Meshach Browning Pioneer Challenge! In the event, teams of around 2 to 5 people will compete in a variety of challenges that test their pioneer-era survival skills like fire-starting, water-carrying, ax-throwing and log-sawing! The teams will rotate through each of the challenges set up around the event venue with their scores recorded at each and tallied at the end to determine the winner. Entry fee is $15 per person until July 31st then $25 afterwards
Meshach Browning was one of the first settlers of what would become Garrett County in the early 1800’s. He wrote a book, Forty-four Years of the Life of a Hunter, which not only is an engaging series of tales about hunting deer, bear, wolves and panthers, but also provides a detailed and fascinating account of life in pioneer days in Western Maryland. The Club has established a Meshach Browning History Center which consists of a multi-panel interpretive exhibit, a 10 mile trail system and a continuously growing outdoor art installation consisting of 6 pieces themed around Browning. The Club is currently working on acquiring and rebuilding a pioneer-era log cabin at the Center as well.
The Meshach Browning Pioneer Challenge is planned not only as a fundraiser for the Club, but also as a way to raise awareness of the History Center and the area’s rich heritage and history. The event will be held at the Club’s park at 1249 Bumble Bee Rd Accident MD.
We're also looking for:
- Business Sponsors - sponsor an event by supplying all the materials and a person to staff if, or for $500 your sponsorship will be acknowledged on all print and online and in-person promotions
- Demonstrators - do you have a pioneer-era skill to demonstrate or re-enact? we'd love to have you come out!
- Vendors - we're looking for era-appropriate (generally) vendors of food and wares
Contact us for more information on any of these opportunities!