Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in the hills above Pepin in 1867. Her book Little House in the Big Woods was set in Pepin of the 1870’s; this and the series of “Little House” books that followed became – and remain – classics that have been translated into more than forty languages. The “Laura Ingalls Wilder Days Festival” celebrates the life and times of this “pioneer” author. The festival includes demonstrations of traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, woodworking, hand-spinning and quilting, an art & craft market and food sales. Other activities include: pioneer games & activities for children, and guided bus tours to Laura’s birth site.