2017 Craft Awards

Best of Show

Outstanding Design

Outstanding Design

Songwriting & Performance Contest
2017 Winners

  1. Laura Joy, Oak Park, IL
  2. Randy Adams, Chippewa Falls, WI
  3. Rick Thompson, La Crescent, MN
  4. Jim Armstrong & Pippa Armstrong, Winona, MN

2017 Festival Shirts $10

More sizes and styles on the Tickets page.

2017 Festival Shirt Unisex Red :: $10 RedUnisex2017

V-neck, Unisex, Red, Men’s sized, $10

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Mid Winter Barn Dance

Dance at Fest 2016

Saturday, Feb. 24
7-10 p.m.

Concordia Ballroom
1129 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI

Dances taught and called by

Tim Jenkins

Live music by

The Leaf Hoppers

Square and round dances, contras and more.

No prior experience necessary. Bring a partner or grab one there!

Join us for the Mid Winter Barn Dance to benefit the Great River Folk Fest! This traditional old time event is great for all ages. Veteran caller Tim Jenkins from Gays Mills will teach and call square and round dances, reels and contra dances. Music is by all-star string band The Leaf Hoppers.

No prior experience is necessary, but if you’re new to old time dancing jump in at the beginning and you’ll learn as you go! Bring a partner or a group of friends, or meet new ones there.

Your suggested donation of $10 will help support another of La Crosse’s traditions, the 43rd annual Great River Folk Fest this August in Riverside Park.

Scenes from 2017 – Riverside Park, La Crosse

17_BillMiller2_Stuber Bill Miller (photo Bob Stuber) 17_Children1_JWeigel Children creating "Kids Folk Fest" banner for Children's area. (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_BarefootMovement_Stuber Katie Blomarz of The Barefoot Movement (photo Bob Stuber) 17_Children2_Stuber Children's Open Mic: Old School Variety Show, Jr. (photo Bob Stuber) 17_Pizza_jWeigel Crooked Oak Wood-fired Pizza (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_AndyHughes_JWeigel Andy Hughes (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_DavidNash_Stuber David Nash performs in the Children's Area (photo Bob Stuber)
17_JoshPeters_JWeigel Josh Peters "Dangerous Fun Show" (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_CindyMaeSwee_JWeigel Cindy Mae Swee, Dakota Mae Design (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_KindCountry_Stuber Kind Country (photo Bob Stuber) Christi Paff Christi Pfaff, Clog Jam (photo Jerry Weigel) 17_SandyBerger_Stuber Henna Artist, Sandy Berger (photo Bob Stuber)