The 2011 Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 6th, 7th, & 8th
Spider John Koerner
The Cajun Strangers Ethel Lerum 

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 6th at 7:00 with the Folk Festival's favorite callers Tim Jenkins, Sue Hulsether and Jesse Downs.  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 at the community building in Gays Mills. The Dolly Wagglers will emcee the event which features performances by Spider John Koerner, The Cajun Strangers, and Ethel Lerum. 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 Sponsors:
WDRT Driftless Community Radio
WORT Community Radio
The Kickapoo Free Press

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