Monday, August 23, 2010

Fun in the mud in 2010!

Despite the wet weather and a little bit of mud, the fair was a blast again this year!
Thank you to all the people who came out to the 7th annual Kickapoo Country Fair!
Here are some pictures of the festivities!

photo by: Eric Wunnenberg

photo by: Eric Wunnenberg

photo by: Eric Wunnenberg

photo by: Eric Wunnenberg

photo by: Karen Hermsen

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Kickapoo Country Breakfast & More! Sunday 7/25/10

Looking for a great way to start out your Sunday?

Well, next Sunday - July 25th - you can head over to the
Organic Valley world headquarters in LaFarge, Wisconsin and fuel up before the second day of the famous Kickapoo Country Fair!

For just $8.00 ($5.00 for kids) you can have some of the best food around, in Organic Valley's own Milky Way Cafe!

Breakfast is from 8:00am-10:00am, just in time for the fair opening at 10:00am!

Sunday is also FAMILY DAY where tickets for adults are just $5.00 and kids 12&under are FREE!

You can check out Wisconsin author,
Michael Perry at 11:00am in the Word Tent or check out the Hula Hoop performance and workshop on the Prairie Acoustic Stage with Danielle Lee at 1:00pm, then stop by the Kickapoo Green Village and view demonstrations by members of the Kickapoo Green Builders Guild!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Rustic Kitchen

Janine MacLachlan is a self-described farm groupie. She teaches farmstand cooking classes at Pinecone Meadow Farm, her 1881 farmhouse in southwest Michigan’s orchard belt, and consults with companies to encourage home cooking.

Again in 2010, Janine will be helping us out in Organic Valley's, Kickapoo Kitchen Tent.

Stop by from 12:30pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, July 24th and learn some amazing new ideas for the classic grilled cheese and summer smoothies!

AND Her blog the Rustic Kitchen is also giving you an opportunity to win tickets!!!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Special Guest: Dr. Temple Grandin

The Way I See It:
A Personal Look at

Autism and Asperger's

Dr. Temple Grandin
Kickapoo Country Fair

Saturday, July 24th
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Q&A to follow
Milky Way Café

Dr. Temple Grandin gets down to the REAL issues of autism, the ones parents, teachers, and individuals on the spectrum face every day. Temple will offer helpful do’s and don’ts, practical strategies, and try-it-now tips, all based on her “insider” perspective and a great deal of research.

These are just some of the topics Temple will touch upon:
 How and Why People with Autism Think Differently
 Economical Early Intervention Programs that Work
 How Sensory Sensitivities Affect Learning
 Behaviors Caused by a Disability vs. Just Bad Behaviors.
 Teaching People with Autism to Live in an Unpredictable World
 Alternative Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine
 Employment Ideas for Adults with Autism.

"Temple is my hero. She has my vote for the person who has provided the greatest advance in our understanding of autism this century."
-Dr. Tony Attwood, world renowned expert on autism spectrum disorders, author of
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Kickapoo Country Farmers' Market

The Kickapoo Country Farmers' Market
will make its debut at the 2010 Kickapoo Country Fair!

It will be hosted by our friends,
will be held in the middle of the action on
Saturday 7/24/10, from 10am - 2pm.

How often do you go to the farmers market and get overwhelmed with the idea of preparing a meal from all the different types of produce available? Attend this workshop and this will never happen to you again!
Farmers Market to Table
Organic Valley Kitchen Tent - Pantry Stage, 11:30am -1:00pm.
Chef Monique Jamet Hooker will take you to the farmers market and back to the kitchen to show ways to prepare wonderful meals from the bounty of the market. Come with an open mind and questions!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Josh B' Gosh returns to the

Kickapoo Country Fair !


Josh Peters spent several years touring Wisconsin schools with the Thread of Life Puppet Company teaching children about history, mythology, and puppetry before co-founding The Friends of the Stage, a nonprofit organization that produces theatrical fund raising events. After training with premier stunt master, Harley Newman, Josh began performing a comedy stunt show at fairs and festivals specializing in interactive family entertainment.The Josh B' Gosh Show opens with a fast paced fire act which evolves into a hilarious stunt show as Josh uses a mousetrap, a straitjacket, and even the audience, to demonstrate the powers of the human body and mind!

JULY 24th & 25th, 2010!

Don't miss out!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Patchouli ~ Returns on Sunday 7/25!

Back by popular demand!

1 part ethnobotany
1 part theology
2-part harmony
2-part guitar and
+ a pinch of gypsy caravan

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Announcing our 2010 Musical Headliner!

Let it snap, let it roll, hand claps, drums crash, tele-tones and solos. Somewhere between a bar and the recording studio, Miles Nielsen's stirs up his own pop rock brandof Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana. Pop rock arrangements and sunny melodies tucked between a long lost country folk steel guitar floating through speakers around crashing drums, bouncing bass lines and smooth as butter keys. Born in Rockford, IL, home of Cheap Trick and 'Symbol', power pop DNA runs through the veins of his songs and performances. 13 years spent playing bars, clubs and theaters, Miles has played and performed as vocalist / lead guitarist in many midwestern bands from past to present, "Harmony Riley", "HMS", and most recently, as a member in the Appleton, WI via Rockford ensemble, "Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons" – as well as his own band when time permits as "Miles Nielsen & Friends.". Aside from opening for acts such as Medeski, Martin & Wood, to Cake, to Moe, he also co-owns a recording studio in Rockford, IL, FUSE, that has served as the recording home to Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons. He has worked with many artists such as Augie Meyers, Lonnie Brooks, Gabriel Reed, Cheap Trick, and The Good Year Pimps. From writing and performing his own tunes to recording and performing on other artists songs, Miles Nielsen continues to help carry out that very rare rock n' roll torch that only few can claim out loud,
"that sound?... it came from the midwest."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sunday, July 24th, 2010!

We are proud to welcome back
Beloved Wisconsin Author

He will be reading from his latest book Coop &
Performing with his band, the
Long Beds