Saturday Night Socials

Saturday Night Socials harken back to the early days of Folklore Village, when Jane Farwell organized evenings at her farm featuring folk dance and music, games, food, and fellowship, all put on by volunteer power. We continue to host a few Socials a year, some in Farwell Hall and some in the historic Wakefield Schoolhouse where Jane started her Socials back in the 1960s. Join us for our 2022 Saturday Night Socials!

Ice Cream Social
August 13, 2022
Our annual summer Ice Cream Social features homemade, hand-cranked ice cream made by our lovely staff. You’ll also have the chance to get in on the fun and hand-crank the ice cream machine! Make sure to bring your favorite ice cream toppings to enjoy with our homemade treat!
Musicians are welcome and encouraged to come and join the informal, volunteer Folklore Village Band.

Potluck starts at 5:30 PM, with ice cream and dancing to follow.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for teens and seniors, and $4 for kids 5-12. Kids under 5 are free, and family admission is capped at $20.

Saturday Night at the Schoolhouse
October 1, 2022

Enjoy an old-style Saturday Night Social in the Wakefield Schoolhouse! Help us make this a Saturday Night to remember ~ whether the Schoolhouse is where you first fell in love with Folklore Village, or whether you’ve yet to experience it. Join us for favorite Folklore Village dances and games, a la Jane Farwell. Musicians are welcome and encouraged to come and join the informal, volunteer Folklore Village Band.

Potluck starts at 6:00 PM.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for teens and seniors, and $4 for kids 5-12. Kids under 5 are admitted free, and family admission is capped at $20.

Sankta Lucia Social
December 10, 2022

Children and adults alike are invited out to this special day of wintertime wonder! The event starts off at 3 PM with crafts for kids. Children can make Danish paper heart baskets, fragrant orange p omanders, color Dala horses, and learn the traditional Sankta Lucia songs. Our fantastic volunteers will be hard at work making lussekatter, saffron buns traditionally served on this day. Children are invited to help shape the buns before baking.

The evening potluck starts at 5:30 PM and is followed by the Sankta Lucia procession. Boys and girls who want to participate in the procession must attend the workshops earlier in the day in order to learn the songs for the evening procession.

Afternoon & Evening admission: $12 adults, $10 seniors & teens, $8 kids 5-12
Evening only: $8 adults, $6 seniors & teens, $4 kids 5-12
Kids under 5 are free.

German Tree Lighting Social
December 17, 2022

This is one of our most eagerly anticipated socials of the year where, in the German tradition, we light candles on a freshly-cut 14-foot evergreen tree.

Bring a dish to pass for the potluck at 5:30 PM and then stay to enjoy the beauty of the season with a harmony-filled carol sing and joyful, family-friendly dancing around the tree. Musicians are welcome and encouraged to join in the informal, volunteer Folklore Village orchestra.

This is a popular event and may fill. Please pre-register to save your spot.

Admission is $8 adults, $6 seniors & teens, $4 kids 5-12
Kids under 5 are free.


Our Saturday Night Socials are funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.