3 thoughts on “Midwest Festivals & Fairs

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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    Three day bluegrass and roots music festival with camping, craft and music workshops for adults and children, Friday fish fry, Saturday barbeque, children’s activities, raffles, 50/50, arts and crafts vendors, breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday, free music in club Thursday night, jamming in club Friday & Saturday nights midnight to close, carriage rides for fun and to and from campsites. Music from noon to midnight Friday and Saturday outside stage. Bands to date – from North Carolina The Freight Hoppers, from Minnesota – The Mullet River Boys, Milwaukee – Frogwater, Sheboygan – Beef Tea String Band, Madison – The Oak Street Ramblers and Sortin’ The Mail, Fox Cities – The Goodtime Specials with more to be announced. General seating, bring lawn chairs and or blankets. Pet friendly but no pets in festival area and all pets must be leashed and under companions control. Family friendly, no canned music or drumming in campgrounds from midnight to 7:00 a.m. Jamming encouraged! No time limit for camping, stay and watch the Packers with us Sunday! Please, do not drink and drive. $15.00 Friday, $20.00 Saturday or both $30.00, will split Saturday $10.00 afternoon or evening. $10.00 deposit required for Saturday afternoon. Rough camping (no electric, water, sewer) $10.00 per person entire weekend. Come early, stay late but stay safe!

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    • April 28, 2014 at 3:43 pm
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      Thanks, Kevin. I’ve added a link to the Bluegrass Adventure & Roots Festival on the Wisconsin Festivals & Fairs page.

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  • July 14, 2015 at 6:42 am
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    Just Outside Chicago, Illinois — The third-annual Sukhava Bodhe Yoga & Music Festival returns Labor Day Weekend, Friday-Monday, September 4-7, at Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat & Sanctuary.

    SUKHAVA BODHE (pronounced “soo-khaah-vuh boh-dhay”), or joyful awakening, arrives on the midwest summer festival scene with an all-ages camping festival celebrating yoga, music, conscious living, arts, and community in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat & Sanctuary, located on a lush, wooded 37-acre property in Paw Paw, Illinois, just 1.5 hours west of Chicago.

    Featuring four inspiring days, this year’s festival offers a wide-variety of activities to help focus the mind and awaken the spirit. Festival-goers can immerse themselves in yoga classes taught by some of the nation’s most respected yoga teachers; reconnect with nature during paddle board yoga classes; challenge their balance on a slackline stretched across the swimming pond; and meditate while walking through the property’s candlelit labyrinth. Throughout the weekend, an eclectic mix of musicians—from jazz, reggae, kirtan, hip-hop, house, and more—will provide the musical backdrop for the festival. With over 80 teachers and performers sharing their gifts during this celebration of yoga, music, meditation, swimming, sharing, learning, and joyful community, Sukhava Bodhe promises to be a weekend of wonder and adventure for anyone interested in cultivating a conscious-living lifestyle.

    Stonehouse Farm Eco-Retreat & Sanctuary in Paw Paw, Illinois, is home to lush forests, grassy meadows, and a pristine lake surrounding a historic stonehouse built in 1863. Walking paths meander throughout the property, offering spectacular views of the native landscape. The adjoining lake is framed by a sand beach, providing space for swimming and water sports. Festival-goers can set up camp overnight or drive in from Chicago for the day, with one-, two-, and three-day passes, and full festival passes available.

    Vendor booth spaces are available, along with sponsorship opportunities for wellness-oriented businesses and individuals looking to get involved. To register or for additional information, visit sukhavabodhe.com.

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