Fun for the Kids

 

Too Much Pig by Brian Sobaski

Too Much Pig by Brian Sobaski (photo by Steph Shanks). 2014 Farm/Art DTour Artwork

 

Fermentation Fest has something for kids of all ages. The map stops and classes listed below are selected for even the youngest DTourists.  Watch for Passwords – roadside poetry on bright red signs.  And see if you can spot  “rogue installations” –  surprises not on the map.

 

FARM/ART DTOUR

4   PASTURE PERFORMANCE: Stage A

A variety of short performances will take place here on weekends October 1 & 2 and 8 & 9.
Landowner: Clack Farms LLC

6   ART WORK: The Last Supper

Created by: Matthew Mazzotta, Canton, NY
Landowner: Paul Klipp
Paul grew up on the adjacent farm west of this property. The previous owners were like second parents to Paul. Paul helped farm this property in the 1980s.

8   ATTRACTION: Loganville Historical Museum

145 Main St, Loganville

9   (OFFSHOOT) VENDOR: Tobey’s Sand Hill Fiber Farm and New Haven Naturals

E5349A Sand Hill Rd, Reedsburg

15   VENDOR: Miller’s Leather Shop

S6405 Hwy 154, Hillpoint (Closed Sundays)
Enjoy the Freesian Horses, take an Amish Wagon ride and delight in home-baked goods.

16   ART WORK: Love Your Honey

Created by: Brian Sobaski, Minneapolis, MN
Landowner: McCluskey Brothers-Shillelagh Glen Farm

19   FOOD CHAIN I: A Marketplace of Food, Art, and Ideas

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Anchored by Roadside Culture Stands (artist-built mobile farm stands), food trucks and church ladies offer fresh local edibles for now and later. Wireless hot spot provided by Buggtussel Wireless.
Landowner: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
The first mass was celebrated here Oct 28, 1888, with local area Irish families. The current church continues to serve our rural faith community.

23   FARM FORM: Child’s Play

Created by: Larry & Tina Wilkinson
Marvel at large-format fun created with everyday farm materials! Croquet, Box Kite, Pinwheel, Dominos, and Ants-In-The-Pants sculptures created with hay bales, calf panel fences, and chicken wire. Come play Bugs & Bees Tic-Tac-Toe, and meet the farm calves and dogs.
Landowner: Larry & Tina Wilkinson
Larry milks 50 organic Jersey cows, Tina milks 80 Holsteins, and boy, do their border collies get a workout! Stop by and visit Larry & Tina—they will be happy to tell you all about dairy farming.

25   FOOD CHAIN II: A Marketplace of Food, Art, and Ideas

Lawrence & Wanda Klingenmeyer Memorial Park
Anchored by Roadside Culture Stands (artist-built mobile farm stands), food trucks and others offer fresh local edibles for now and later, with special appearance by Kohler Art Center’s Culinary Art Car.
Landowner: LaDell Shimniok
The grandparents of LaDell’s late husband, Raymond, farmed on what became the Baraboo Ammunitions Plant. Evicted in the 1940s, they resettled nearby; Raymond and his brother purchased this property, where LaDell and her son, Mark, raise hay, corn, and beans.

29   (OFFSHOOT) ATTRACTION: Mid-Continent Railway Museum

E8948 Museum Rd, North Freedom

36   FARM FORM: Red Piano

Created by: Reedsburg ArtsLink
A humble turn-of-the-20th century upright piano gets a brilliant facelift and, with YOU at the keys, an encore performance in the magnificent natural amphitheater within Ableman’s Gorge. Hike is approximately 50 yards. Sponsored by Able Trek Tours.
Landowner: Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
This State Natural Area is a small-scale model for interpreting the geological history of the entire Baraboo Range. Here, the Baraboo River cut through Baraboo quartzite, Cambrian sandstone, and conglomerate, revealing a cross-section of the range.

38   FARM FORM: How Corn was Grown

Created by: Good Ol’ Boys & Their Good Ol’ Toys
Witness an era! Exhibiting machinery from the 1950s including plows, a corn planter and corn picker with tractors attached, and vintage tractors. Free souvenir ears of corn and corn candy for the youngsters.
Landowner: Doug Knuth
Doug owns five acres of land adjacent to the Reedsburg Industrial Park, home to his private residence and a dedicated wetland area where neighbors pasture cattle.

40   VENDOR: Reedsburg ArtsLink

Harvest Park: 265 Railroad St, Reedsburg

 

CLASSES AND EVENTS

Handbuilt Beer Steins and Coffee Mugs
Win and Sandra Byers, The Byers Studio
Sunday, Oct 2, 2 – 4 pm and Sunday Oct 9, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, $35

Get your hands in clay – use simple handbuilding methods to make a ceramic vessel for your favorite fermented beverage, and add a personal touch with texture and appliqué.

This workshop is family friendly for kids aged 7 upwards (if accompanied by an adult)