August 12 and 13, 2017

2016 Old Wadena Rendezvous
and Folk Festival

SATURDAY AUGUST 13TH AND SUNDAY AUGUST 14TH

Admission:
$10 per person per day. Kids 10 & under free.
Maximum of $30 per family. Bring your lawn chairs.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH:


Gates open at 10am

10:30 - 11:15 Jake Kaehne, Traditional Ojibwe flute
11:15 - noon Dave Virnala
noon - 1:00 Margo Mcreary Puppet Show with Margo McCreary and Paulino Brener
1:00 - 2:30 Curtis & Loretta
2:30 - 4:00 Dawn and Gary Timbs
Interactive Storytelling 11am and Puppet Make It & Take It 2pm

SUNDAY - AUGUST 13TH:


10:30 -11:30 Jake Kaehne, Traditional Ojibwe flute
1:30 - 12:30 Margo Mcreary Puppet Show with Margo McCreary and Paulino Brener
12:45 - 2:15 Erik Koskinen Band
2:30 - 4:00 John Gorka

FREE rides to the Rendezvous both Saturday and Sunday from Staples and Wadena available through Friendly Rider. Call 218-631-5730.


2017 ACTIVITIES

  • Traditional Rendezvous Encampment of costumed re-enactors demonstrating how fur traders lived in the 1840s. Members of the Crow Wing Muzzleloaders Club, provide the nucleus of a camp of men and women furtraders, trappers and followers.
  • Clockwork Clown, fire-eating, mim actor, jokes
  • Educator and Wadena County native, Dick Oehlenschlager, an assistant curator at the Minnesota Science Museum, presenting information about the geology and ecology of the Old Wadena Park region.
  • Great acoustic music - folk, bluegrass, jazz, cultural and country music acts both days.
  • Artists and Artisans demonstrations.
  • Food vendors, including Rendezvous frybread, candy, beverages
  • Opportunities for kids to participate in making a birdhouse; play games from the 1800s, and scramble for candy from the Candy Cannon.
  • Many craftsmen including a blacksmith; portrait/scenery painting on slab wood; wood carving; pottery; lace making tea leaf reading