Welcome to Folklore Village!

LAST Healthy Hoe-Down of the summer!

Sponsor Running Chicken Farm, Grandpa's Elixir Stringband and Sue Hulsether

Saturday, June 6th

Potluck  6:30


$7 adults, $5 seniors (65+) and teens (65+), $4 kids

At Running Chicken Farm, we raise sheep.

Yes, there are some chickens, too. But our mission is the breeding of Scottish Blackface and Scotch Mule sheep. These fellows just happen to also produce some darn tasty lamb.

We focus on producing grass-based meat through humane practices. Our aim is to bring you lamb and chicken with superior flavor.

Out sheep are prominent breeds in the U.K. but fairly uncommon in the U.S. We’d like to see that change because these breeds are an excellent choice for small farms.

Our sheep are a key part of our efforts to maintain a pastoral landscape on our 200 acres of restored prairie, woodlot, and wetland. We raise them entirely on grass.

We also raise a small number of chickens who live their lives on pasture eating bugs and grass. Our chickens are especially chosen for their slow growth and their ability to forage. You’ll find them remarkable “chicken-ey” in taste. Re-discover the sort of bird your grandmother ate.

Find us at the Mount Horeb Farmer’s Market beginning in mid-June.

Irish Midsummer Announced

July 3rd-5th  Click HERE for all details


This 4th of July weekend, join us for an Irish Midsummer Festival for the whole family. Pack up the tents, or stay in our bunkhouses because you don't want to miss anything! Meals will be catered by Red Barn Catering and we will have full and part-time options.



Please click above link to read details about the staff, workshops available, kids activities, the bonfire and St. John's Midsummer Pole!



Boiled In Lead's fantastic and talented frontman, Todd Menton is coming to teach an array of workshops (Pub Songs, guitar, mandolin, tinwhistle/bodhran) as well as play for Friday and Saturday set/ceili dances. More musicians announced soon!


Dance: Twin Cities Irish dance instructor, Karen Cieminski will be coming for the first time to Folklore Village to teach set, ceili and two hand dancing, Sean nos, and old style step dance. Karen has been teaching for 18 years and is excited to work with all levels of dancers, new or experienced.   


Kids & Craft Workshops: Fairy Village, Green Man Forest, Sun-Printing (all with natural materials), Celtic Crosses- Blacksmithing

Bonfire/St. John's Midsummer Pole: In the Celtic Midsummer traditions, there is a roaring bonfire (Sat. night) and a St. John's Midsummer Pole decorated with garland, flowers and scarves~we'll raise and make the pole Saturday. This is a wonderful community activity for kids of all ages to participate in!


We have updated the information on our Aslak Lie House Page

Click the LIE HOUSE tab above on the webpage navigation headings for updated information regarding the construction of the Aslak Lie House.  We are projecting a groundbreaking in the spring of 2015!


CONTACT: 3210 CTY BB Dodgeville WI  53533  608-924-4000   staff@folklorevillage.org