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Pioneer Festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Historic Point Basse site
300 Wakely Road
Nekoosa WI 54457-1556

Adults are $5
Students are $2
Pre-schoolers are free

The Point Basse Pioneer Festival is the premier event at Historic Point Basse. The 2-day event is open to the public and takes place the second full weekend in June.

Visit the site and participate in the activities of the day. Enjoy the demonstration of period crafts, eat period foods, enjoy period entertainment. The festival offers fun for the whole family. Enactments, walking tours, music, ethnic dancing.

Be a judge in the Iron Chef cooking contest. Purchase a bowl for $5.00 and then sample each chef's entry. Judge which one is the best and then take the bowl home as a souvenir.



The Iron Chef Cooking Contest is
Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.
For a complete list of the Cast Iron Chef Cooking Contest in printable PDF format. Click here.

Saturday Schedule of Events
10:00 - 4:00 Ma Wakely Kitchen

Canoe rides for $1.00 throughout the day

1730's Voyageur Camp throughout the day

11:00 - 12:00 Tomahawk Throwing
  1:00 - 2:00 Tomahawk Throwing
  3:00 - 4:00 Tomahawk Throwing
  4:00 - 5:00 Cast Iron Cooking Contest
SundaySchedule of Events
10:00 - 4:00 Ma Wakely Kitchen

Canoe rides for $1.00 throughout the day

1730's Voyageur Camp throughout the day

12:00 - 1:00 Tomahawk Throwing
  1:00 - 2:00 Tomahawk Throwing
  3:00 - 4:00 Tomahawk Throwing

At the Point Basse Pioneer Festival various demonstrators and crafters will be at the site.
Trader
Whip
Primitive Cooking
Alpaca Fiber
Tatting
Schnitzelbunk (Shaving Horse)
Camp Life
Shoeshine Guy
Blacksmith
Weaving
Images Of The Past
Muzzleloading
Dakota Tepee (Wooden bowls, brain tanning)
Dutch Oven Cooking
Making Ice Cream
Canoe Rides
Noggin Building (Rope Making, Fly Fishing)
Snow Shoe Making
Knitting
Flat Loom Weaving
Spinning
Toys and Games
Carpentry
Logging

Re-enactors, craftsmen, and entertainers of the period mingle with the crowds.

For further information call (715)459-1722

• Delicious Foods
Ma Wakely Kitchen - Concessions
Hot Dog
Brat
Prairie Dog
1/4 lb. HamburgerBuffalo Burger 1/4 lb.
BBQ Sandwich
Pickle on a Stick
Chips
Beans
Fry Bread
Desserts
Fruits
Strawberry Shortcake
Soda (Cream Soda, Root Beer, Black Cherry)
Water
Lemonade
Craft Demonstrations and Exhibits
Whip Demonstrations
Tomahawk Throwing
1730's Voyageur Camp
Fur trade goods display

• Shop on the Grounds
• Re-enactments and Camps
• Free Parking on the Grounds
• Interactive Activities for Individuals and Families
• Heirloom Vegetable and Quilt Garden


Pictures from the 2017 Pioneer Fest

Quilt garden by the Columbia schoolhouse.

Quilts hanging by the Master Gardeners Quilt Garden.

Blacksmith smiles as he works on a project.

A camper cooking at his campsite.

Preparing food in the house.

A moment to relax in the bunkhouse.

Gathering around the tent for a bite to eat.



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