Welcome to Folklore Village!

It’s Fund Drive Time


And we hope you will join us in the joy of giving! Some of you will be receiving letters soon as part of our Annual Ask. We also have a fundraiser coming up November 22 – a fabulous event planned by the newly-revived Friends of Folklore Village, headed up by Madeline Uraneck, Becky Rehl, Marli Johnson, and Jennifer Angelo. If you cannot come to our fundraiser, and for some reason do not receive a letter, it’s easy to give through our website: http://folklorevillage.com/t1/contribute


We keep growing because of your support


For decades, Folklore Village has been a pioneer in the field of folklife education and presentation, helping people of all ages discover, honor, and strengthen these valuable folklife threads. We have grown through the years because of the generosity of the people and organizations that support us. Your financial support is deeply appreciated and used wisely. Not only does it keep us growing, it shows that you believe in and want to sustain our work. Please join us in ensuring that Folklore Village has the resources it needs to continue to be an arts and culture center dedicated to enriching lives with respect and understanding and the celebration of folklife. It’s always a good time to donate to Folklore Village. We are also happy to talk about adding Folklore Village to your investment or estate planning. Please be generous today! Give by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of your 2014 tax deduction. Or better yet, give on December 2 – Giving Tuesday!


It’s so easy to donate!


Check: Please send to Folklore Village, 3210 County Road BB, Dodgeville, WI 53533


Auto-give or Credit Card: Please call Folklore Village at (608)-924-4000


Paypal: Please visit our website at http://folklorevillage.com/t1/contribute


Fall Folk Fare Fundraiser, Saturday November 22nd

6:30 - 11:00 PM

Requested donations of $15-$25 / person













Art credit: Alicia Rheal

A harvest of three folk bands, six callers, and over 100 folk-themed auction items will spill from an autumn cornucopia on Saturday evening, November 22, 6:30 – 11:00 pm. Join us for this important, annual, all-friends-on-deck fundraiser. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the gala begins with an old-style potluck dinner.

Featured bands include the zany, eclectic Intemperance Collective, five Madison area musicians who play dynamic dance music from the eleven countries lining southeast Europe’s Balkan Mountains.  The four-woman strong Prairie Bayou Cajun Band will escalate the evening into high gear, complete with guest Tom Nickel of the Cajun Strangers.  

The zany, eclectic Balkan Intemperance Collective, L-R:  Greg Smith (tupan), Ed Feeny (tamboura), Anna Purnell (vocals, trumpet), Flora van Wormer (gadulka) and David Grindrod (accordion, bass domra)Photo credit: Tami Dettinger


Prairie Bayou Cajun Band’s Karen Holden (guitar, bass), Carol Armstrong (button accordion), Kathy Helm (percussion), and Katie Ping (fiddle), with guest Tom Nickel, will play food stomping dance music of Louisiana’s Cajun Country



Is it time to join the home grown Folklore Village Orchestra? Come to the informal rehearsal from 5:00 to 6:00 preceding the event. Until November 15, auction donations and services are welcome too. Inquire by telephone (608) 924-4000 or e-mail, fvfolkfare2014@gmail.com

Requested donations of $15-$25 / person. Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486323724977876/, (608) 924-4000. Thanks to WORT-FM Community Radio (89.9) for special promotion.