The 2023 Folk Festival of Music & Dance
in Gays Mills Wisconsin, May 12th, 13th, & 14th
Awful Purdies
The Sapsuckers   Ember  

Admission Prices ~ Press Release ~ Schedule of Activities and Workshops  

NEW LOCATION! All activities will be held at the New Community Center on Highway 131, Gays Mills. This year's festivities will start off with a Square Dance on 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. 

On Saturday, join us for from noon to 5pm for Jamming, May Crown Making, Maypole Dance, Open Stage, Fiddle Bee and Music Workshops.   New this year is a dinner at the Old Oak Inn from 5 to 7pm. The Fest will go on, rain or shine!

Saturday's affair will continue with a 7:00 evening concert with performances by  Awful Purdies, The Sapsuckers, and Ember. A Sunday Morning Gospel Sing will wrap up the weekend's events.

Admission Prices

Tickets for individual events:

Friday Night Dance Only - Free-will Donation

Saturday Daytime Activities and Workshops - Free-will Donation
Saturday Night Concert Only - adults $15, kids $5
Sunday Morning Gospel Sing - Free-will Offering


Thanks to our sponsor WDRT.


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