May 11, 2013
10am – 4pm
“Reconnecting people to people, people to community and people to nature”
Join Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary as we celebrate spring, Hunt Hill, nature and our community in this day-long celebration. Visitors will enjoy hayrides, music, food, artisan booths, community booths, educational programs a kids area and so much more! Check back often for more information as it becomes available.
Program Fee: $5/person
Hunt Hill Members: Free!
To highlight the talent of the members of our community and help our fling visitors find the perfect mother’s day gift (!) Hunt Hill will welcome around 20 artisans to display and sell their handmade artwork.
Prices range from a few dollars to a few hundred and many are perfect for the last minute mother’s day gift! Some of the talented artist and crafters that will be displaying their work will be Julie Clyma from J & J Silverware, wonderful garden art made from silverware, Roger Nielsen will be presenting his paintings and frames, James Kohler will offer bird feeders, houses, fishing jigs and signs and Jason Rizzo will be offering his beautiful photography and digital art in canvas, framed, prints and cards, plus many more.
All artisans involved in Prairie Fling will be approved by our volunteer committee and sell only original hand crafted art and crafts – no resale items will be sold. If you are an artist interested in setting up a booth, contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715 635 6543 or download the Prairie Fling Artist Letter *** Prairie Fling Application form *** WI Seller Tax Information
A variety of local community groups will be on hand to show you what their organizations have to offer in our region. Some of the groups joining us include the Rice Lake Public Library with information on their special programming, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on animal identification and recreational safety, APHIS Wildlife Services with their bear barrel and information on “Living With Wildlife”, Washburn County Lakes and Rivers, Long Lake Preservation Association, Washburn County Tourism, the National Park Service and so much more!
Hikes will be led during the day to various habitats around camp-plus tours to our historic cabins. Youth will enjoy our mini day camp programs featuring topics on Survival, Amphibians and Insects. Check back often for a schedule of events.
Besides educational programming, Prairie Fling will feature a variety of entertainers – from molly dancers to string performances, folk music to wandering entertainers, the whole camp will be filled with music, dance and fun! Some of the feature artists include the Northwest Strings, Greg Herriges, Voyaguers and Second Wind Band. Just confirmed, Hunt Hill also welcomes local favorite: The Porch Dogs. Most musical acts will perform by the community groups in our brand new amphitheater, and performances will also be in our prairie and in the dining hall.
Yum!!! Thanks to many sponsors, our food fundraiser will feature a tasty and diverse menu. Get a fresh grilled brat from Louie’s Finer Foods or a jumbo hot dog served with all the fixings and served on deli fresh buns from Schmitz Economart. Have a grilled cheese sandwich, made fresh and hot to your order. Add a bowl of delicious gourmet tomato soup from Greener’s Reel ‘em Inn. There will also be Old Dutch potato chips, cookies, apples, beef sticks, plus a wide selection of soft drinks and bottled water from Bernick’s Beverage & Vending, coffee and milk (White & Chocolate).
Returning again this year will be the popular “Scoup Donuts”. Come early and get ‘em while they last. These popular treats were sold out before noon last year. Guests to Prairie Fling will also enjoy treats from the Stockwell Maple Treats trailer, featuring goodies made from maple syrup, including ice cream and floats that hit the spot any time of the day.
All food sales will benefit Hunt Hill as part of our fundraiser. So come hungry and enjoy!
Games, programs, crafts and more! Youth will enjoy a variety of hands-on, educational activities during the day. Lawn games, nature displays, the eagle’s nest, haybale forts and the sandbox offer youth time to enjoy creative play. Nature crafts, farm animal petting area, photo booth and mini day camps featuring: shelter building, frogs and salamanders and insects are volunteer led activities for youth. Free face painting, silly photo booth pictures and cheap caricatures are fun for all ages!
In addition to fun activities in camp, guests will enjoy the ambiance and activities outside of the main camp. When participants first arrive, they can choose to ride into camp by horse drawn wagon ride, covered wagon tractor ride, or get their 1000 steps for the day by walking through our beautiful prairie.
SPONSORS & FRIENDS OF FLING 2013:
Thank you to the following businesses, organizations and people for donating to Prairie Fling:
Silver Prairie Sponsor:
Bronze Prairie Sponsor:
Katherine Stewart- Attorney at Law
North Forty Sound
River City Design
Tri-County Dairy Promoters