Food, volunteering, directions

Festival Food

NEW-ish!! Please bring your own water bottle!! In an effort to conserve resources, we will no longer be providing disposable plastic cups. Please bring your own container for water and lemonade.

If you are so inclined, please bring a homemade non-refrigerated dessert that can be eaten without utensils. (We’ve had plenty in the past...)

We provide tasty, nutritious meals for Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch including lacto-ovo vegetarian offerings.

Only kitchen staff and volunteers working under staff supervision will be permitted to use the kitchen facilities.

Those with more specific dietary needs are requested to bring their own supplemental foods – very limited storage space is available – and will be able to use the kitchen to prepare foods. Please bring an ice chest if you can, and either way, see Pam when you arrive about best times to use the kitchen.


Thanks in advance for helping out as it's needed. Please sign up for a task upon arrival. Your willingness to volunteer also helps us keep the cost of the weekend low. And it's a great way to make new friends! 

Tasks include: food prep/serve/cleanup, beverage management, registration, bathroom check, and laundry. 

Locals: please stick around on Sunday to help with final cleanup; others have a long trip home.


Folklore Village (3210 County BB, Dodgeville, WI) is located in rural southwest Wisconsin, 45 minutes west of Madison and six miles east of Dodgeville. Take Highway 18/151 to County Highway BB; turn south onto BB. The Folklore Village site is 1/2 mile south of the intersection of 18/151 and County BB. The Farwell Hall drive is on the west (right) side of BB.

IMPORTANT NOTE for 2018: Because of the 18/151 construction project, it will at times be impossible to use the directions above.  See here for current conditions and alternate directions.