If you used PCs in the ’80s and ’90s, chances are high that you played The Oregon Trail. I loved the depressingly realistic educational game, and I’m not alone. Fans of the adventure get together to reenact the game without all the dysentery at Oregon Trail Live. The single day event takes place at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Oregon and is in its third year. Oregon Trail Live isn’t exactly LARPing, but you can wear costumes.
Activities at Oregon Trail Live include hunting with Nerf guns and going after college students dressed as buffalo and making a wagon. It’s meant to be fun and educational, and winning teams get fantastic prizes like Lincoln Log sets. The event takes place this Saturday, September 20th.
See photos from past events after the break.