From the Land: Folk Art Festival

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“Hey, Doris, where did you get the capes and matching hats for the girls?”

“I bought them at From the Land Folk Art Festival the third weekend in October in Green Lake. The guys got handmade hunting knives. I bought a loaf of artisan sourdough bread and a jar of clover honey to take home along with a pasture-raised chuck roast, a stem of brussels sprouts, five pounds of new potatoes, fresh carrots, and leeks for Sunday noon meals.

“For the garden, I bought a folk-art painted screen and some repurposed farm-metal sculptures. For my wife, I purchased some copper earrings with a matching necklace. Also bought two coffee mugs: one with embossed flowers and the other with sunset colors.

“The cabin up north gets an Amish rocker in hickory, two slab-sawed tables, and several candles—one with hickory nuts around the sides and the other with shotgun shells around the edges.”

This year’s show is Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please dress for the weather.

Plan on eating lunch at the show. Old-fashioned hot dogs with Ray’s fried sauerkraut, pulled lamb sandwiches, and a cup of macaroni and cheese are some of the menu items. Dessert is a tough choice between a slice of pumpkin pie, caramel apple pie, farm berry pie, and rhubarb pie from the Pie By the Slice Shoppe.

The speaker this year will be Ken Bates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterflies at 1:00 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Book your Voyageur Canoe experience, a historical trip down the Fox River from Princeton to Berlin, with Jerry Disterhaft and Glen Gorsuch.

There will be a Native American healing lodge on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., open to anyone who wants to experience a Native American sweat lodge.

From the Land Folk Art Festival is located on the Londowski Family Farm, one mile west of the Highway 49 and County Road J intersection, which is the first intersection north of the Highway 23/49 stoplights. Look for the signs.

For more information about From the Land, please call Jan at (920) 216-1729 or go to .