Sunday, April 06, 2008

Celebrate Midsummer Juhannus at Palmquist Farm June 20-22

Each year, Palmquist Farm, who has a rich Finnish heritage that is still celebrated today, hosts a Midsummer Celebration that includes:

-2 nights lodging (cozy cabins with fireplaces)
-Finnish baking demonstration by owner Helen Palmquist
-Presentation by owner Jim Palmquist about The Farm’s Finnish history(you are encouraged to bring Finnish family pictures & stories to share)
-Hay ride to view The Farm’s nature, exotic deer & buffalo ending at local winery for wine tasting
-Traditional Finnish Meals
-Use of our wood-burning sauna
-Knox Creek Heritage Scandinavian Dinner (5 miles from The Farm)

Knox Creek Heritage Dinner Includes:
-Traditional Scandinavian food
-Midsummer decorations
-Open exhibits*
-May Pole

*The Knox Creek Heritage Center, an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, is composed of five buildings (a turn-of-the-century farmstead) representing several ethnic groups in southeastern Price County: the Main Farm House, circa 1900, a summer kitchen building, the Keto House (depicts a typical logging camp from the 1800’s, complete with kitchen and bunkroom), circa 1900, Spirit Baptist Church, circa 1890, the Waahto Sauna built in the early 1900s, moved to the site and restored, and a pole shed. All the buildings on the site are used to display artifacts, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia that represent the cultural, ethnic, and historical aspect of past eras.

Please join us for this unique weekend!