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Pioneer Festival

June 8 - 9, 2019
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.

For a brochure of Pioneer Festival in printable PDF format. Click here.

For a map of the grounds showing locations of demonstrations and buildings in printable PDF format. Click here.

Saturday Schedule of Events
Canoe rides for $1.00 throughout the day (Location 15 on map of the grounds)
1730's Voyageur Camp throughout the day (Location 24 on map of the grounds)

10:00 - 4:00    Ma Wakely Kitchen (Location K on map of the grounds)
10:00 - 12:00  Soap Making (Location 25 on map of the grounds)
11:00 - 12:00  Tomahawk Throwing
1:00 -   2:00    Tomahawk Throwing
2:00 -               Low Tea (Location 5 on map of the grounds)
3:00 - 4:00      Tomahawk Throwing
4:00 - 5:00      Cast Iron Cooking Contest
SundaySchedule of Events
Canoe rides for $1.00 throughout the day (Location 15 on map of the grounds)
1730's Voyageur Camp throughout the day (Location 24 on map of the grounds)

10:00 - 4:00    Ma Wakely Kitchen (Location K on map of the grounds)
10:00 - 12:00  Soap Making (Location 25 on map of the grounds)
11:00 - 12:00  Tomahawk Throwing
1:00 -   2:00    Tomahawk Throwing
2:00 -               Low Tea (Location 5 on map of the grounds)
3:00 - 4:00      Tomahawk Throwing

At the Point Basse Pioneer Festival various demonstrators and crafters will be at the site.
Whip
Basket Making
Primitive Cooking
Alpaca Fiber
Tatting, Carving Horse
Schnitzelbunk (Shaving Horse)
Camp Life
Crafts in the House
Soap Making
Shoeshine Guy
Blacksmith
Woven Rag Rugs
Images Of The Past
Bullet Casting, Muzzleloading
Dakota Tepee (Wooden bowls, brain tanning, soap, birch bark ornaments)
Dutch Oven Pie Making
Making Ice Cream
Canoe Rides
Noggin Building (Rope Making, Fly Fishing)
Snow Shoe Making
Knitting
Flat Loom Weaving
Bowl Making (Throwing on a kick pottery wheel)
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
Soap Making
Low Tea
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 2018 Pioneer Fest


























The Robert Wakely Family
Things to See & Do at Historic Point Basse
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