Sustainability Weekend is a holistic, hands-on festival approach for people interested in sustainable practices of all stripes. This festival has components in: architecture/historic preservation and energy efficient building, prairie and land heritage, homesteading practices, and cultural sustainability; including old-time music and dance workshops. Students will be able to learn a multitude of practical and musical skills, including log work on our 1848-era log cabin. Meals will be largely organic and locally sourced, and we will feature a special Saturday night farm-to-table dinner provided by Circle M Farms. Can't make the whole festival? Come Friday night for the concert and dance, or Saturday for the barn dance!
Learn more about the schedule, workshops, scholarships and part-time and full time options at our calendar of events page HERE!
Here's a challenge to our creative community!
Design a Folklore Village t-shirt - a design that encapsulates for you what Folklore Village is all about. Winner's design will be incorporated into the next Folklore Village t-shirt. Send designs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's some examples of t-shirt art (these were designed for festivals, but the concept is the same). 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.
Folklore Village Centennial Fundraising Raffle 2016
As we celebrate Folklore Village Founder Jane Farwell’s 100th birthday, one of our special events is a Centennial Fundraiser. The fabulous prizes include a Centennial Quilt featuring the Folklore Village schoolhouse motif, 2 passes to a three day festival of your choice, or a weekend vacation to Door County, with roundtrip ferry tickets from the peninsula to Washington Island for one vehicle and two adults. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The raffle will be held Saturday, November 12, 2016 during the Fall Fundraiser and you do not need to be present to win.
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!
Folklore Village is a nationally recognized folk arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives through time-honored traditions. Since 1968, thousands of people of all ages have come to Folklore Village to gather with friends, meet new people, to eat, dance, sing and play. Come study with a master fiddler… sing with a gospel choir… dance until midnight… learn to spin wool… feast on jambalaya… join a back porch jam session… plant prairie flowers… or picture yourself as a student in a real 1890 schoolhouse… pass it on.