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Kitchen Clean Volunteer Bee, Monday October 20th 9:00-5:00

Help us pass our annual kitchen inspection with a group effort kitchen clean. This is a great opportunity to meet our new staff members (Terri, Natasha & Dan) and have some elbow-grease fun during the day. We'll have a potluck lunch at noon-bring your own cleaning gloves if you wish. Any time frame at all between 9:00-5:00 would greatly assist us. Thanks! Please let us know you are coming at 924-4000. 


Fall Swedish Festival October 24-26th Filling Up

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With Kerstin Ivares on staff (a cousin of the Dahlins) our popular Fall Swedish Festival is filling up quickly. Kerstin has studied Swedish folk fiddling at Malungs folkhögskola with Jonny Soling as her main teacher, but she has also learned from several other great Swedish fiddlers. Recently, she has studied with Reidar Hammarsten, a fiddler who brought on the tradition after Päckos Helmer from Bingsjö. In her workshop, she would be happy to pass on a few fiddling tunes after Päckos Helmer and some of that particular tradition and style. She will also teach some polskas from the area of Rättvik, Bingsjö, Boda, and Ore. She also has some tricks up her sleeve in the lovely area of waltzes!

Here's a link to the broader festival description

Fall Folk Fare Fundraiser, Saturday November 22nd


Folk Fare = that which nourishes and sustains us…all folk. Edibles, beautifuls, usefuls, adventurefuls. All brought together along with dancing, music, fellowship, and a silent auction, to support and sustain Folklore Village programming, staff and facilities.

6:30 potluck (doors at 6:00), followed by dancing to two lively folk bands.


The evening’s silent auction will include a unique array of quality folk and artisan items. Some collected highlights so far include: Japanese hanten jacket and framed Japanese prints, Dale of Norway sweater, Ostfriesland tea service for 6, delicious edible offerings-beautifully decorated cake, homemade soups, local heritage pork bundle, a handmade afghan, B & B Farm Stay, 5-class yoga pass, photography session, cross country ski lesson, and oh, so much more!

Auction items are being received daily, and are being featured on Folklore Village’s Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1486323724977876/ (check often for updates!)


The 2014 Folk Fare auction is coordinated by the newly re-energized “Friends of Folklore Village.” Your involvement in this sister organization is welcome. For more info, or to offer a high quality auction donation (think $50 value and up), contact Becky Rehl, Madeline Uraneck or Marli Johnson, or email fvfolkfare2014@gmail.com.

See the calendar page for more details!


Event Calendar Notice

To reach our area of greatest impact, our 6 month event calendar (August-December) has been mailed to the WI residents on our mailing list. If you'd like our current event calendar mailed to you, drop us a line and we'll put one in the mail. Or, click here for a pdf electronic copy! 608-924-4000 or staff@folklorevillage.org


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