The 2017 Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 12th, 13th, & 14th
Radio Wranglers
The Bootlicker Stringband The Parrishes 
 Liz Rog from Village Fire

Admission Prices ~ Press Release ~ Schedule of Activities and Workshops (Draft). 

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 12th at 7:00pm. 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 Community Singing, Parking Lot Picking, Maycrown Making, Food & Drink, Square Dancing, Open Stage, and Workshops (Draft).   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 Radio Wranglers, The Bootlicker Stringband, The Parrishes , and Liz Rog from Village Fire. 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 12 and under $2

Saturday Daytime Activities and Workshops at the Park - Free-will Donation
Saturday Night Concert Only - adults $17, kids $5
Sunday Morning Gospel Sing - Free-will Offering


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


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