Driftless Spoon Gathering - 6th Annual

Date: Sept 21-23, 2018 (optional arrival Friday, Sept 21 for camping)
Time: Registration and coffee at 9:00am, demos at 10:00am and throughout the day
Cost: $15/individual or $25/family
Location: La Farge Village Park, La Farge, WI (separate $10/night fee for camping payable to La Farge Village)

In this two day skill-sharing event, spoon carving instructors and carving hobbyists gather together to carve, learn and share techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and beginners will be well cared for.

Listen to the sound of hatchets hewing and help fill the floor with wood shavings. Enjoy the tradition of a Spoon Pass and the opportunity to purchase spoons, bowls, and tools from artisans. Basic carving knives and sharpening supplies will be available on loan to beginners and also available for purchase. Bring spoon blanks and green wood if you have them, and don’t forget a lunch and snacks to keep you going. Coffee and tea will be available. Bring something for a potluck gathering Saturday evening. Camp in the park Friday and Saturday night, if you like, for community campfire and stories.


Driftless Folk School Annual Fall Festival

Date: October 14, 2018

Time: 1- 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Driftless Folk School Campus, E13858 County Road D, La Farge, WI

The leaves have turned from the green of summer to brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges of autumn’s paint brush on the Driftless region’s hillsides. The fruits of your summer labors have ripened on the vines and branches to become the center of delicious home-made pies. Fall is the time of year that we stand back to admire what our hard work has grown. The Driftless Folk School shares this sentiment with our farming neighbors. Every year at this time, we gather together those that have helped the Driftless Folk School succeed and grow to share what the last year has brought to us. Our Annual Fall Festival is our way of thanking our donors, instructors, volunteers, and former students for the year’s success and growth. We invite you to join us on Sunday, October 14th to see how we’ve grown over the year, and where we are headed in the years to come.