The 2009 Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 8th, 9th, & 10th,
~ Matt and Shannon Heaton ~
~ Tiyumba Dance Company ~ Dave MooreThe Dolly Waglers

Admission Prices ~ Press Release ~ Schedule of Activities ~ Workshops



This year's festivities will start off with a Square Dance at the Gays Mills Community Building on Friday Night, May 8th at 7:00 with the Folk Festival's favorite guest caller Terrence Smith from the popular Tamarack Dance Association in Duluth, Minnesota.  The Folk Fest String Band will be providing the tunes, and live callers will be leading the dances: Circles, Squares, Contras, Reels.  All ages and all experience levels welcome. 


Saturday's events will take place in the Park on Main Street and at the Community Building downtown.   Parking lot Picking, Maycrown Making, Food & Drink, Square Dancing, Open Stage, and Workshops.   The Lion's Club Shelter will ensure the afternoon's fun, rain or shine. Help support our Folkfest by participating in our SILENT AUCTION. 


Saturday's affair will continue with a 7:30 evening concert in at the community building in Gays Mills. Featured performers will be Matt and Shannon Heaton, Tiyumba Dance Company and Dave Moore. A Sunday Morning Gospel Sing, by the banks of the Kickapoo River, will wrap up the weekend's events.

Admission Prices

Weekend Pass
including admission to all activities:

$20 for adults, $5 for kids or $45 for a family


Thank You To Our Sponsor's Organic Valley ,
WORT Community Radio and The Kickapoo Free Press

The Gays Mills Folk Festival of Music and Dance is a project of the Kickapoo Cultural Exchange