Schedule

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Saturday August 14th

• 10am Jake Kaehne – traditional Ojibwe flute
• 11am Lisa Winter – Cats in the Kitchen puppet show
• 11:30am – Dave Virnala – ballads and story songs
• 12:30pm Margo McCreary – Ollie McNutt puppet show
• 1pm – Curtis & Loretta – original and traditional music
• 2pm -Paulino Brener – Battle of the Giants
• 2:30pm – Purple Hulls – bluegrass & gospel music

Sunday August 15th

• All day – Barn Quilt Painting with Cynthia Buchholz
• 10am Jake Kaehne traditional Ojibwe flute
• 11am Paulino Brener – Battle of the Giants
• 11:30am Dave Virnala – ballads and story songs
• 12:30am Margo McCreary- Ollie McNutt puppet show
• 1pm – Curtis & Loretta – original and traditional music
• 2pm – Lisa Winter – Cats in the Kitchen puppet show
• 2:30pm – Brothers Burn Mountain – original music

Saturday and Sunday Activities

• Horse-drawn wagon rides with Gregor Wegscheid
• Blacksmith shop and demonstrations Mike Hoffmann
• Crow Wing Muzzleloaders encampment
• Baby’s Fry Bread with Elisa Johnson
• Canoe Paddle Kettlecorn with Ryan Damlo
• Maple syrup making with Les Schwartz
• Beekeeping with Dan Kern
• Hand Painting with Beth Kern
• Naturalist presentations with Dick Oehlenschlager
• Make a bird house with Jon Hamberg
• Birch bark canoe construction with Ray Boessel
• Wheel thrown pottery with Lowell Bayerkohler
• Pit fired pottery with Cheryl Bannes
• Rope making with Ray Baune
• AM soap company hand made soaps with Bill Smith
• Photographs of Wadena County with Jamie Robertson
Free classes – register by e-mail to
info@oldwadenarendezvous.org
• Learn to play the ukulele with Curtis & Loretta
• Learn to play traditional wooden flute with Jake Kaehne
• Make your own barn quilt with Cynthia Buchholz
– instruments and materials provided
No additional cost for any activities
Food and other purchased items excepted

Welcome to Old Wadena

The Old Wadena Society sponsors the annual Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folklife Festival every August in the Old Wadena Park as part of its mission to share information about the natural environment and history of this area of north-central Minnesota. The park is situated on the banks of the Crow Wing River, one of the best canoe rivers in Minnesota. The festival showcases two days of great acoustic music, storytelling for all, Anishinaabe dance and drum, Rendezvouers demonstrating 1840s skills and living coniditions, and artists and artisans displaying their work. In addition the Society carries out other educational and interpretive work about the environment and history of the region.

Our location

A map and directions to Old Wadena County Historic Park will help you get to the park. Its location on the Crow Wing River between the Crow Wing's confluence with the Partridge and the Leaf Rivers in north-central Minnesota was an important hunting and trapping area for Indians and later for the French. Today the park is the centerpiece to a string of parks with campsites along the Crow Wing River in Wadena County. The Park is north and west of Staples and north and east of the city of Wadena in Wadena County.