Welcome to Folklore Village!

Special Seasonal Saturday Events
 
December 10   •  Sankta Lucia Workshops & Ceremony
The Swedish Sankta Lucia tradition celebrates the return of light in the darkness of winter. 
3:00 pm: Come for crafts...make a felt Dala horse ornament; saffron bun-making, and a song workshop (required for participants in the evening ceremony).
Early Potluck at 5:30After the potluck, enjoy the candlelit procession, traditional Lucia songs sung by the children, and hot tea with aromatic saffron buns, followed by a dance.
Afternoon-and-Evening Admission: $10 adults, $7 seniors & teens, $5 kids. Kids under 5 admitted free.
Evening-only Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors & teens, $4 kids. Kids under 5 admitted free. 
Families! If your admission fee is over $20.00, we will cap your family admission at $20.00.
Please call or email staff@folklorevillage.org to let us know you are coming!
 
December 17   •  German Christmas Tree Lighting
This is the night we light candles on a 14 ft. freshly cut tree! Enjoy the beauty of the season with a potluck, a carol sing, and joyful dancing around the tree.
Early Potluck at 5:30
$7 adults, $5 seniors & teens, $4 kids. Kids under 5 admitted free. 
Families! If your admission fee is over $20.00, we will cap your family admission at $20.00.
Please call or email staff@folklorevillage.org to let us know you are coming!
 
 
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It's the 69th Annual!
Festival of Christmas & MIdwinter Traditions
featuring Yiddish dance instruction with Steven Lee Weintraub, Oneida Nation Beadwork Artist Karen Ann Hoffman, Kamale N'goni master Tani Diakite and Ghanaian percussionist Djam Vivie
This 5-day event welcomes all ages to immerse themselves in community art projects, music and dance classes, craft workshops, singing, special themed afternoon teas, and a magnificent children's program. Share sumptous international dinners prior to the themed evening parties - which in the Jane Farwell tradition are planned by you, the participants - with skits, music, dance and surprises.
Staff bios and more at the Festivals page of our Calendar.
 
Pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available (call soon!) 
Check out the daily Schedule (subject, like life, to change!), descriptions of Afternoon Teas & Evening Parties, Workshops & Children's Program, and info on the participatory Festival Band.
 
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"DANCING in the SCHOOLHOUSE"
Now accepting Sealed Bids on Four Seasons Quilts
In addition to creating the gorgeous quilt which has graced Farwell Hall all year, quilters extraordinaire Maria Terres, Amy McFarland and Carol Ormand produced four more quilt centers, each one depicting the Wakefield Schoolhouse in a different season of the year.
Each about 36" square, these fun and colorful wall hangings are offered by sealed bid. Bids will be opened and winners announced on January 21, 2017, at our culminating event of this Centennial Year of Jane Farwell's birth, her 101st birthday celebration!
DEADLINE: Bids are due by 6 pm on Jan. 21. You may enter a bid on any one quilt, or on the set of four, with a minimum bid of $100 per quilt.
To bid, fill in and submit this FORM. Full details are on the form.
Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wearable Folklore Village:
 A challenge to our creative community! Design a Folklore Village T-shirt and help convey the spirit of Folklore Village to friends old and new. Send your high resolution single- or multi-color designs to terri@folklorevillage.org. Deadline extended to December 15.  Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
We Want You!!!
We're looking to continue to expand our Board of Directors - a fun, super-cool group of Folklore Village enthusiasts. Call Terri if you are interested in joining us: (608) 924-4000.
  
 
 
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Folklore Village receives grant from the NEA

in the category of Folk and Traditional Arts!

Folklore Village received a grant from the Grammy Foundation to clean, assess, and catalogue the Jane Farwell Collection of International Folk Dance Recordings!

Read all about the grant HERE

Read about our progress in this article from the November 6, 2016 edition of Madison's "Sunday Best" http://host.madison.com/wsj/entertainment/music/setting-the-records-straight-at-folklore-village/article_7c859b5a-df42-560c-bd3a-b9b083d940dc.html 

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Folklore Village has now partnered with Amazon's Smile program!

Every time you shop on Amazon, through the Smile program, a portion of your purchase will be donated to Folklore Village. If you've been looking for a small way to give back to Folklore year round, selecting us through Smile would be great!

 
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Folklore Village Farm Inc. Support us every time you shop.
SMILE.AMAZON.COM
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Annual Report for 2015 is now available

Hover over the CONTRIBUTE button above, or use this direct link: /t1/sites/default/files/Annual%20Report%2015.pdf

 

CONTACT: 3210 CTY BB Dodgeville WI  53533 

                  608-924-4000

                  staff@folklorevillage.org

 

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