From the Land: Folk Art Festival

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Photograph provided by From The Land

From the Land has survived rain, wind, cold, snow, and a nearby tornado over the past 20 years. Because of loyal artists and patrons, the show has grown and continues to thrive, even during a pandemic. A sincere thank you to all who’ve provided support for From the Land, which takes place the third weekend in October.

The 2020 sales were brisk, despite the Saturday’s occasional drizzles. Sunday was a beautiful fall day for a happy, meandering crowd shopping a beautiful selection of handmade items, some unique to the show. Many favorite artists participate each year, and new artists this year included seed jewelry, decorated tube birdfeeders, antler art, and pack baskets.

Each year, the show has a speaker at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In 2021, Shannon Davis-Foust from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh will speak on jumping worms and other invasives each day. There will also be a blacksmithing demonstration taking place all day both days, and there will be a Native American healing lodge at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Photographs provided by From The Land

Fairgoers will enjoy folksinger Jim Anger as he strolls the grounds. The Voyageur Canoe and Tepee will be on display. Voyageurs Jerry Disterhaft and Glen Gorsuch will answer your questions on early river history.

Show dates are Saturday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All will take place on the multigenerational Toll/Londowski family farm, one mile west of Highway 49 on County Road J, Green Lake, with the family’s flock of Suffolk sheep on view. Please dress for the weather.

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

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