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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.
Primitive Cooking
Alpaca Fiber
Schnitzelbunk (Shaving Horse)
Camp Life
Shoeshine Guy
Images Of The Past
Dakota Tepee (Wooden bowls, brain tanning)
Dutch Oven Cooking
Making Ice Cream
Canoe Rides
Noggin Building (Rope Making, Fly Fishing)
Snow Shoe Making
Flat Loom Weaving
Toys and Games

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
Prairie Dog
1/4 lb. HamburgerBuffalo Burger 1/4 lb.
BBQ Sandwich
Pickle on a Stick
Fry Bread
Strawberry Shortcake
Soda (Cream Soda, Root Beer, Black Cherry)
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 2016 Pioneer Fest

Quilts draping the walkway to the Columbia schoolhouse.

A chance to look at snowshoes and purchase
for the upcoming winter.

View of the warehouse where there were some
quilters showing their work.

A vendor at his campsite.

A vendor showing potential customers his goods.

An upright weaving loom.

An upright weaving loom.

A blacksmith working his iron.

Enjoy a liesure trip up and down the river.

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