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Pioneer Festival

June 13 - 14, 2020
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 and Members 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.

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 13, 2020 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
1730's Voyageur Camp all day
Spinning wheel demonstration throughout the day in the house
Kids can make a church pew doll or spinner in the house all day
Butter Churning demonstration all day in the house

10:00 - 5:00    Ma Wakely Kitchen
12:00 - 1:00   Tomahawk Throwing
12:00 - 4:00   Barn Loom demonstration in the house
2:00 -             Low Tea
2:00 - 3:00     Tomahawk Throwing
12:00 - 4:00   Cast Iron Cooking Contest with judging from 4:00 to 5:00
SundaySchedule of Events
1730's Voyageur Camp all day
Kids can make a church pew doll or spinner in the house all day
Butter Churning demonstration all day in the house

10:00 - 4:00    Ma Wakely Kitchen
10:00 -  4:00   Soap Making
12:00 - 1:00    Tomahawk Throwing
2:00 -   3:00    Tomahawk Throwing
2:00 -               Low Tea

At the Point Basse Pioneer Festival various demonstrators and crafters will be at the site.
1776 - 1837 Merchant
Alpaca Fiber
Blacksmith
Bowl Sales
Brain Tanning, Wooden Bowls, Soap
Bullet Casting, Muzzleloaders
Cast Iron Cooking
Cooking Contest
Dutch Oven Pie Making
Flat Loom Weaving
Flint Knapping
House Activities Church Pew Dolls, Whizzers)
Ice Cream Making
Knitting, Snow Shoe Making
Low Tea
Primitive Cooking
Quilting
Rope Making, Paddle Carving
Sewing
Shoeshine
Soap Making
Spinning
Spinning Wheel
Tatting
Tomahawk Throw
Toys & Games
Whip demonstration

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 ........................................................... $2.00
Prairie Dog ..(May require 5 minute wait)....... $3.00
Polish Sausage Sandwich ................................ $3.00
Country Ham Sandwich .................................. $3.00
Ham and Cheese Sandwich ............................. $3.50
Pickle on a Stick .............................................. $1.25
Chips ................................................................ $0.50
Fry Bread ....(May require 5 minute wait)........ $1.25
Desserts ............................................................ $0.50
Soda .(Cream Soda, Root Beer, Black Cherry). $1.25
Lemonade ......................................................... $1.25
Water ................................................................ $1.00
3 Bay Shed
Try your hand at spoon carving
Try your hand on wood moulding plane
Try your hand on the Schnitzelbank (shaving horse)
Ice Cream Making
Learn about the ice harvest and the storing of ice
Learn about the timber/lumber industry

• 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 2019 Pioneer Fest

































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