Monday, December 29, 2008

Check it out: Kamp Kenwood

"Check it out:" will be a new recurring theme with monthly posts...
Highlighting something you should check out! It might be a Kickapoo Country Fair performer, vendor or partner...
You will have to check and see!

This month, I would like to introduce you to one of the Kickapoo Country Fair's partners: Kamp Kenwood

They run the cooperative games in our Kids Activity area, assists kids with projects such as the ice cream making (yum!) and works with our Green Team to sort Recycling and Compost! They are a valuable resource for us and something you should check out!

Kamp Kenwood is a gem...a hidden treasure of serenity and natural beauty in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley. Owned and operated by Wisconsin Farmers Union; education is paramount to the success and growth of the camp. WFU continues to expand its education department and is committed to providing opportunities and programs of excellence to its members and the general public.

Kamp Kenwood is home to a variety of summer camp programs and youth education opportunities, but it has evolved into the ideal location for your special event or family getaway! They have hosted weddings, receptions, corporate events, church retreats and more! You can contact Kamp Kenwood at 715.723.6137 or email

As always, if you have questions about this post or just need information, please feel free to check out our website or email us directly at


Friday, December 12, 2008



HUGE announcements...

Friday, October 17, 2008

2009 ~ Full steam ahead...


* Applications are now being accepted for vendors ~ artists, merchants, food and nonprofit/community exhibitors!

Please contact us at for details.

** We are also in the midst of booking some amazing talent for the show!

Stay tuned for some exciting news on new musicians & entertainers!
2009 is going to be the best year, yet!

A final note:
*** If you are interested in submitting a proposal for presenting in one of our Workshops, Word Tent or Film Festival, please call 608.625.3456.

Take care and we'll see you at the fair~

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Make sure you mark your calendar; July 25-26, 2009!

Here are few shots of 2008 and more can be seen here:

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

That's a wrap~

2008's event was a success!

Over 7,000 people made the journey to LaFarge, WI!

Stay tuned for details and pictures~

Saturday, July 12, 2008


The event of the summer is in countdown mode!
July 26 & 27, here we come!Just two weeks and we will be taking in the sun, smells (yummy, food) and sounds of the Kickapoo Country Fair! There really is something for EVERYONE!

DON'T miss this opportunity to have a fantastic weekend with some amazing people, just $5.00 per day and kids & seniors are FREE!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

FREE Sustainability Workshops ~ Come one, come all!

No matter what you are into, we have a workshop for you!

Check out one (or more) of these fantastic FREE workshops:

  • Native American Farming: Evidence from the Upper Mississippi River Valley and Ho-Chunk Oral Tradition

  • Backyard Composting for Organic Gardeners

  • Hybrid Cars

  • Eco-Entrepreneurship
  • Circle of One: Honoring the Earth

  • Down to Earth Dieticians: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time

If you are living off the grid, lovin' the downtown city life or calling anywhere in between, home...

Check out the
Schedule and you will find yourself having a hard time choosing!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

~ Celebrity & Activist Chefs ~

Join Celebrity & Activist Chefs Ann Cooper & Michel Nischan for a Tasting Tribute to Organic Valley's 20th Anniversary!

Saturday 7/26, inside the gates of the world famous Kickapoo Country Fair! Tickets go on sale at 9am and are very limited, so come early!

$10.00 gets you into all three cooking demonstrations:

10:00 am - 11:30 am - FLAVOR DYNAMICS with Chef Ann Cooper

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - MEAT ON THE SIDE - Eat better while saving money, with Chef Michel Nischan

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - LET YOUR INGREDIENTS MAKE YOU A GREAT CHEF - Cooking locally & in season with Chef Michel Nischan

Over 21? Then purchase a second $10.00 ticket to enjoy the,
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - BEER TASTING: hosted by Organic Valley's Nathan Lenz

These ticketed events will benefit the Valley Stewardship Network and their goal of promoting a balance between a healthy environment and strong communities.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The "Lowdown" on Jim Hightower ~

He'll be here!

Saturday July 26th, 3:15pm

Kickapoo Country Fair
Word Tent

National radio commentator, writer, public speaker, and author of the forthcoming book, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be - consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plainfolks.
Twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner, Hightower believes that the true political spectrum is not right to left but top to bottom, and he has become a leading national voice for the 80% of the public who no longer find themselves within shouting distance of the Washington and Wall Street powers at the top.
Hightower is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, spreading the message of progressive populism all across the American grassroots. He broadcasts daily radio commentaries that are carried in more than 150 commercial and public stations, on the web, on Armed Forces Radio, and on Radio for Peace International. He also does a weekly video blog that is carried on many popular websites. Each month, he publishes a populist political newsletter, "
The Hightower Lowdown" which now has more than 135,000 subscribers and is the fastest growing political publication in America. The hardhitting Lowdown has received both the Alternative Press Award and the Independent Press Association Award for best national newsletter.
A popular public speaker who is fiery and funny, he is a populist road warrior who delivers more than 100speeches a year to all kinds of groups. As political columnist Molly Ivins said, "If Will Rogers and Mother Jones had a baby, Jim Hightower would be that rambunctious child—mad as hell, with a sense of humor."

Don't miss it!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

"Spit, Guts and Poop:" Digestion Start to Finish

Kids Workshop
Sunday 7/27, 12:30-2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens to food after you put it in your mouth? How do our eyes and nose influence hunger and taste? If you're hungry to know more about stomach rumblings, saliva, and gas, join us as we have some fun with physiology.

Feel-good, philosophical take-home message: No matter what we look like on the outside, we're all the same on the inside!

Presented by Melinda "Food Sleuth" Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D.

1. Hunger:
2. Sight à Salivation
3. Blindfolded Taste Testing
4. Esophagus; stomach; intestines: how long?
5. Flatulence
Reading the Children’s Book: "Walter the Farting Dog"
6. Poop
Reading the Children’s Book: "Everyone Poops."

Take home message:
We're all the same inside; Our bodies are miraculous machines!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Nanda: A Japanese word used as a response to seeing a very strange or surprising thing.

Nanda is: Chen Pollina, Kiyota Sage, Misha Fradin, & Tomoki Sage.
The four "acrobaticalists" compress as much action packed entertainment as they can into a short, high energy show that leaves no time for dilly-dallying, and always inspires the viewers.

Saturday 7/26
Main Stage Show - 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Teen Juggling Clinic - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Main Stage FIRE Show - 9:30 - 10:00 pm

Sunday 7/27
Kids' Juggling Clinic - 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Visit their website: Nanda Town

Monday, May 12, 2008

Roots, rock, reggae, funk, dancehall, dub, and more

... this is the unique blend of music that is JAH Boogie's NATTY NATION. 2008 marks their 13th anniversary of keeping the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland!
The Kickapoo Country Fair offers you this once in a life-time opportunity (well, once this summer at least): NATTY NATION hits the Valley Main Stage Saturday 7/26 @ 10:00 pm - "until the cows come home"

Every JAH Boogie's NATTY NATION performance is a different experience. Their energy is infections, their jams complex and astounding, yet their message is simple—spread the positive vibration. It's hard not to dance at a NATTY live performance.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Michael Martin Murphey!!

Make sure you don't miss the Michael Martin Murphey, Lone Cowboy Concert during the Kickapoo Country Fair!

Saturday July 26, 2008
Entry into the fair is ONLY $5.00 per person (12+ under are free).
Gates open at 9:00 am
Concert starts at 8:00 pm

Also check out the Valley Main Stage Schedule for other artists, dates & times.

Hope to see you at the fair!

Friday, May 2, 2008