Saturday, September 15, 2018
Saxon Homestead Farm
2018 Barn Dance schedule:
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration & Walk About
Explore the farm and engage in conversation, explore interpretive displays in the tent.
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Farm to Barn Smorgasbord
Enjoy a locally grown, sourced, and prepared meal.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Presentation
Presentation on who we are and what we do. Raffle drawing.
7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Barn Dance & Community Celebration
Dance the night away to the music of the band Reckless Remedy.
LNRP Barn Dance webpage for more information
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Partnering for Progress annual barn dance a success at our farm! This annual event supports
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Gathering Waters, and the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. A big thanks to the band Copper Box for keeping the dance floor hoppin’ all evening! Here’s a video of the band with special guest Justin Palm!
We had a wonderful time hosting folks from the 2017 New Holstein Super Cub Fly In this past weekend! Thank you to all the
Supercub.org pilots, their families and friends, and to our community members for visiting our farm! It was an honor to host you all. Our 97-year-old grandmother, Margret, the farm matriarch, especially enjoyed watching the planes land in our pastures. Maybe by next year’s fly in Robert Klessig will have made those bumper stickers that say, “Real pilots have cow manure on their wheels”!
Photo courtesy of Mary Francis
2017 Barn Dance
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saxon Homestead Farm, Cleveland, WI
You will enjoy a delicious, locally sourced dinner and dessert, all the beer and wine you can drink, a presentation by
Jim VandenBrook on the Food, Land & Water Project, AND a night of dancing to the music of ! Copper Box
Proceeds from the event benefit the Partnering for Progress non-profit organizations:
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Gathering Waters, and the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers; working together to conserve farmland and natural resources, support farmers, and sustain vibrant communities to improve rural and urban life in Wisconsin.
ONLY 250 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD!
Early Bird Pricing (before August 30): $50 per ticket, $80 for a pair, $20 for students
Late Bird Pricing (after August 31): $60 per ticket, $90 for a pair, $20 for students
4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner registration
5:30-7:30 p.m. Harvest Buffet & Chautauqua
7:30-10:30 p.m. Barn Dance & Community Celebration
A special thank you to the event sponsors!
The 2016 Barn Dance at Saxon Homestead Farm was a tremendous success. From all of us at the farm, THANK YOU to everyone who attended!
Photo courtesy of Otto Wiegand
Here are some well-deserved shout outs we’d like to make:
Shout out to the guest speakers Dick Cates, Julie Mauer, Melissa Bender, and Eric Cooley!
Shout out to the Partnering for Progress partners:
Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, and Gathering Waters for planning the barn dance. Shout out to the
Lakeshore Culinary Institute, Generations, Rosemary Gourmet and Tom Tittl for preparing the delicious meal. Shout out to the organizations who provided food and beverages, including
Terra Verde Organic Coffee, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Trout Springs Winery, BelGioioso Cheese, Saxon Homestead Farm, Saxon Creamery, Henriksen Fisheries, Sartori, Golden Bear Farm and Springdale Farm CSA. Shout out to the Buffalo Joe Band for the wonderful live music.
Shout out to our many sponsors, especially lead sponsor
Nutrition Service Company, Inc., and partners Belgioioso Cheese, LDS, Inc., Saxon Homestead Farm and We Energies. Shout out to all our attendees! Your attendance and energy made the 2016 barn dance another wonderful success to celebrate!
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Barn Dance, folks!
2017 Barn Dance: September 16, 2017