The 2016 Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 6th, 7th, & 8th
Charlie Parr
Red Tail Ring Dumpy Jug Bumpers 

Admission Prices ~ Press Release ~ Schedule of Activities and Workshops 

This year's festivities will start off with a Square Dance at the Gays Mills Old Town Community Building on Main Street, Friday Night, May 9th at 7:00 with the special calling Tim Jenkins and Sue Hulsether. 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 Old Town Community Building on Main Street downtown.    Join us for 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 7:00 evening concert at the Old Town Community Building on Main Street in Gays Mills with performances by Charlie Parr, Red Tail Ring, and Dumpy Jug Bumpers. A Sunday Morning Gospel Sing, by the banks of the Kickapoo River, will wrap up the weekend's events.

Admission Prices

Tickets for individual events:

Friday Night Dance Only - adults/teens $7; kids under 12 free

Saturday Daytime Activities and Workshops at the Park - Free-will Donation
Saturday Night Concert Only - $17
Sunday Morning Gospel Sing - Free-will Offering


Thanks to our 2016 sponsors and supporters, WORT, WDRT, and Organic Valley


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