This Weekend in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

photo-672With summer almost upon us, Mineral Point weekends are heating up and the animals are in need of a haircut.

The big special event of the upcoming weekend is the Driftless Area Fibre Arts Faire in a new location — the grounds of Pendarvis.

This year they have added a bonfire and chocolate potluck feast scheduled for Saturday night.  Once again, the Fibre Faire is sponsored by Arlene Byrne’s The Pear and Salvage Home.

Here’s the full line-up of weekend activities:

Friday, May 29 2015

4am- 2 pm – Visit Hook’s cheese, makers of the famous 20 year old cheddar.  Friday is curd day.

8:30pm – 11pm – Open Mic at Gray Dog Deli (215 High St)

Saturday, May 30 2015

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Mineral Point Farmers Market under the Water Tower, featuring breakfast foods and a variety of home-grown produce.

IMG_187410:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Driftless Area Fibre Arts Faire at Pendarvis
Fibre artists from around the Midwest will flock to Mineral Point to showcase their products. Watch fibre get made during the sheep to shawl demonstration. Meet some of the fibre producing animals, such as alpacas and sheep. Enjoy lunch on the grounds of historic Pendarvis.

7:00-9:30 p.m. Bonfire and Potluck Chocolate Feast
Stick around after the Fibre Faire to enjoy a variety of chocolate desserts and relax around the bonfire. Beer, wine, and old-fashioned soda will be served.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Driftless Area Fibre Arts Faire at Pendarvis Historical Site – DAY TWO

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

 “where art and history really are the pointThe Chicago Tribune
one of America’s coolest small towns Budget Travel
charming” . . . “pathologically friendly The New York Times
one of the 10 most British towns in America – the BBC
one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

– Contributed by Lisa Hay, Richie Haase, and Josh Berg

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