Friends of Folklore Village

Springtime Country Faire Fundraiser

Sunday, May 7           2:00 – 5:00 pm

Adults $20, Youth $5, Family $50 max.

A hands-on afternoon filled with an Okinawan Taiko drumming performance by Anaguma Eisa, wool spinning and carding, baby goats, crafts, Japanese koi nobori (flying carp kites), cake walk, music & dance…fun for all ages!

Enjoy a traditional Cornish afternoon tea with fresh scones and cream.


The Friends of Folklore Village was incorporated in 1998 as a stand-alone 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, whose purpose is to help provide financial support for Folklore Village.  Newly resurrected in the fall of 2014, the organization has pledged to sponsor two fundraising events per year.  In 2016, The Friends helped Folklore Village celebrate “The Year of Jane Farwell” with special centennial birthday events, a fabulous reunion weekend, and extraordinary fund raising – garnering $28,000 for Folklore Village – a significant percentage of our yearly fund raising goal!

2017 Board of Directors, Friends of Folklore Village

President:  Wendy Jensen

Vice President:  Kim Kantor

Secretary:  Lisie Kitchel

Treasurer:  Lucy Richards

Stephanie Motz: Communications Coordinator

Madeline Uraneck: Past President

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November 12, 2016

The ExtravaDANCEa was a resounding success!

Thank you so very much to all who supported us through the ExtravaDANCEa, the Friends of Folklore Village’s fall fundraiser.
We danced, we played, we ate, we celebrated community. And we raised over $9,000.
Congratulations to our raffle winners:
Jackie Reeves (Centennial Quilt), Peter Bradley (Folklore Village Festival Scholarships), Marla Lind (Door County Getaway).
A huge and heartfelt hug of thanks to so many donors and volunteers: 
* The bands and dance leaders: Veseliyka, and Emily Beebe, Rare Privilege and Catherine Baer, Folklore Village Orchestra musicians and Greg Winz
* Maria Terres, Amy McFarland and Carol Ormand, quilters extraordinaire
* Our friends in Door County: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Boutique, Northern Sky Theater, Washington Island Ferry Line and Kari Sena Gordon, Kathleen Kay
* Photographer Meredith Montgomery
* The dozen bakers who contributed a dozen scrumptious cakes and pies for the delightful Cake Walk & Pie Trot
* WORT-fm 89.9
*Glenn Mitroff for another marvelous snack presentation
* The Friends of Folklore Village Board, who worked for nine months to make this a reality: Madeline Uraneck, Wendy Jensen, Jennifer Angelo, Becky Rehl, Lisie Kitchel and Kim Kantor, and retired member Marli Johnson.
* The Folklore Village Board and
other friends who helped sell raffle tickets.