Big Horn Basin Folk Festival This Weekend

Festival 2016 ad sm2016 BIG HORN BASIN FOLK FESTIVAL 

CELEBRATING WYOMING FOLK & FINE ARTS

August 6-7, 2016 – Hot Springs State Park, Thermopolis, WY

Subject to change because life is fluid and art is human!

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What to look for:

* Juried Art Show & Sale – Folk & fine arts – meet the artists. Thank you to our juror Steve Schrepferman, Cody.

* Kiwanis Craft Fair & Food Court – Broad variety of crafts, food and fun stuff!

* “Hear Me Now” First Wyoming Storytelling Circle – Telling stories may be the earliest art form – come hear tall tales, family stories and more! Plus — cameo appearance by Echo Klaproth, Shoshoni, former Wyoming poet laureate – Sunday noon Spencer Bohren performs his acclaimed “Down the Dirt Road Blues.”

* Music on Stage at the Pavilion – Celtic — Eastern European — old-time string band — blistering finger-picking guitar — cowboy country blues — two full days of Wyoming musicians! All free, thanks to our sponsors!

* Artisan Craft Guilds — Special thanks to guilds represented this year – Worland Wyoming Woodturners, Wild West Rug Hookers, Smoking Waters Art Guild (SWAG), Big Horn Basin Storytellers Guild (in Storytelling Tent) and Red Dirt Master Gardeners (in SWAG tent).

* Family-friendly Activities — Hands-on activities for kids and families — fiber, leather, wood, painting, music, even gardening!

Schedule

Friday, Aug. 5

Pre-festival workshop/fieldtrip: Improving Your Outdoor Photography, Jeb Schenck. Pre-registration required.

2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 

(includes Gift of the Waters Pageant Days Schedule)

Saturday, Aug. 6

6:45-7:15 a.m. Pageant Days 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run; registration near Teepee Pool.

7:30 a.m. – Pageant Days Run begins.

9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Big Horn Basin Folk Festival open, Hot Springs State Park: What’s Going On: * Juried Art Show * Kiwanis Craft Fair * Artisan Craft Guilds * Family-friendly Activities * Music in the Pavilion * “Hear Me Now” Storytelling Circle

9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Featured demonstrators:

* David Osmundsen, Arrowhead Forge, Buffalo (metal forge), On the Green.

* Joey Puettman, Joey’s Foundation, Sheridan (bamboo fishing pole construction), Activity Circle.

* Von Ringler, Ringler Custom Leather, Powell – leather work demonstration with hands-on activity for kids, Activity Circle.

* Woodturning – Worland Wyoming Woodturners. Demonstrations, hands-on activities. Try out a wood lathe! See us make yo-yos from Wyoming Whiskey barrel staves. Special demonstrations: Jodi Bennett, Worland (pyrography), Barrie Lynn Bryant, Kirby (gilding, other techniques). Other demonstrators: Sam Angelo, Worland; Marc Bennett, Worland; Jared Lyman, Ten Sleep; Dave Morgan, Thermopolis; Mike Patrick, Worland. Worland Wyoming Woodturners Tent.

9:00 a.m. Color Thermopolis Mural. Hands-on activity (Darlington family), SWAG Guild Tent.

10:00 a.m. Annual Gift of the Waters Pageant Days Parade, Downtown Thermopolis.

10 a.m.-12 noon Origami Make-it-Take-it Activity, Gavin Turner, Thermopolis. SWAG Guild Tent.

After parade, about 11:00 a.m. Pageant Days Activity: Shoshone Dancers from Wind River Reservation, Downtown Thermopolis Flagpole, 5th & Broadway.

11:30 a.m.-noon Pageant Days Activity: Thermopolis Volunteer Fire Department demonstration – near Plaza Inn, Hot Springs State Park.

11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. “Hear Me Now” Storytelling Circle open. Storytelling Tent.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Hear Me Now” Introducing the Storytellers: Spencer Bohren, Casper/New Orleans; Michelle King, Basin; Catherine Ringler, Powell; Jennisen Lucas, Cody; Marilyn Braaten, Thermopolis. Storytelling Tent, Hot Springs State Park.

11:30 a.m. Music at the Pavilion Stage opens.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Music: Miss V, “Gypsy Cowbelle,” Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

12 noon-3 p.m. Paint an Owl, Kids/Family activity, SWAG Guild Tent.

12 noon – Visit Food Court vendors! Today only! Kiwanis Burgers & Brats Feed, Kiwanis Shelter, Hot Springs State Park.

12:40-1:40 p.m. “Hear Me Now” Storytelling Spotlight: Michelle King, Basin; Catherine Ringler, Powell. Storytelling Tent.

12:45-1:45 p.m. Music: The Tremors – Cory McDaniel & Dale Bohren (eclectic), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

1:00-2:00 p.m.

* Roping demonstration, John Herrin, Thermopolis, Activity Circle. 

* Herbal crafts, Barb Love, Thermopolis. SWAG Guild Tent. 

* Making a buffalo powder horn, Russ & Ray Ferree, Thermopolis. Activity Circle.

1:00-5:00 p.m.

* Taxidermy demonstration, Mark Whitlock, Worland, Activity Circle. 

* Rawhide braiding demonstration, Jack Mease, Lander, Activity Circle. 

* Rug hooking – Wild West Rug Hookers. Rug hooking demonstrations, Come meet Wyoming rug hookers and try it out! Patti Tyrrell, Shell; Sylvia Gauthier, Cody; Carol Messerli, Greybull; Debra Inglis, Clark. Wild West Rug Hookers Guild Tent.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Make your own music with household stuff – Miss V’s Kids’ Music Class, Activity Circle.

1:50-3:00 p.m. A Little Something Extra: Cameo appearances by Annie Hatch, Laramie; Echo Klaproth, Shoshoni (former Wyoming poet laureate); Dick Hall, Thermopolis, cowboy poet; Mike Hurwitz, Alta, original cowboy singer/songwriter. Jason Burge, Cheyenne. Storytelling Tent.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Music: Low Water String Band, Lander (string band), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

3:10-4:00 p.m. Storytelling: Highlighting Spencer Bohren, Casper/New Orleans; Marilyn Braaten, Thermopolis; Jennisen Lucas, Cody; Catherine Ringler, Powell; Michelle King, Basin. Storytelling Tent.

3:15-4:15 p.m. Music: Jeff Troxel, Cody (finger-picking guitar), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

3:15-4:15 p.m. Docent’s Tour with Annie Hatch, folklore specialist, Wyoming Arts Council – meet at SWAG Tent.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Music: Mike Hurwitz & Aimless Drifters, Alta (original cowboy country blues), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Gift of the Waters Pre-Pageant Music, Big Spring area, Hot Springs State Park.

6:00-7:00 p.m. 66th Annual Gift of the Waters Pageant, Big Spring area, Hot Springs State Park.

7:30-9 p.m. Spencer Bohren, Casper/New Orleans, with The Tremors (Cory McDaniel & Dale Bohren), Casper (eclectic). Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

Sunday, Aug. 7

9 a.m.-5 p.m. What’s Going On in Hot Springs State Park: * Juried Art Show * Kiwanis Craft Fair * Artisan Craft Guilds * Family-friendly Activities * Music in the Pavilion * “Hear Me Now” Storytelling Circle * Gift of the Waters Pageant

Featured Demonstrators

* David Osmundsen (forge), Buffalo, Activity Circle.

* Von Ringler, Powell (leather demonstration, hands-on activity), Activity Circle.

* Woodturning – Worland Wyoming Woodturners. Demonstrations, hands-on activities. Try out a wood lathe! See yo-yos and spinning tops being made. Special demonstrations: Jodi Bennett (pyrography), Other techniques: Barrie Lynn Bryant, Kirby; Dave Morgan, Thermopolis; Sam Angelo, Worland. Worland Wyoming Woodturners Tent.

9:00-11:00 a.m. Knitting demonstration, Howie Samelson, SWAG Guild Tent.

9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Activity: Mural Color Thermopolis (Darlington family), SWAG Guild Tent.

10:00-10:45 a.m. Storytelling: Spotlight on Jennisen Lucas, Cody; Catherine Ringler, Powell. Storytelling Tent.

10:30-11:30 a.m. Music: Heaven Bound, Basin (gospel). Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

10:50-11:00 a.m. A Little Something Extra: Annie Hatch – The Importance of Storytelling. Storytelling Tent.

11:00-2:00 p.m. Activity: Folk Art Techniques (hand-sewing) on Fabric Gifts make-it-take-it activity, Deb Stewart & Claudia Augustin, Thermopolis. SWAG Guild Tent.

11:10-11:50 a.m. Storytelling: Spotlight on Michelle King, Marilyn Braaten. Storytelling Tent.

11:45-12:30 p.m. Music: Rod Garnett & Lights along the Shore (ethnic & traditional music), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

12 noon-1:00 p.m. Performance: Down the Dirt Road Blues, special presentation by Spencer Bohren. Storytelling Tent.

12 noon Don’t forget Food Court vendors! 

12:45-1:45 p.m. Music: Connie Dover, Sunlight Basin (Celtic), Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Tour the Festival with folk art expert Annie Hatch. Meet at SWAG Guild Tent.

1:10-2:10 p.m. Storytelling: A Little Something Extra: Mike Hurwitz, Alta; Miss V, “Gypsy Cowbelle,” Thermopolis; Dick Hall, cowboy poet, Thermopolis. Storytelling Tent.

2:00-2:45 p.m. Music: Rod Garnett and Lights Along the Shore (ethnic & traditional music). Come learn a Pravo Horo (Bulgarian folk dance!) Pavilion, Hot Springs State Park.

2:00-3:30 p.m. Adult activity: Make an Iris Basket, Sallie Wesaw, Thermopolis/Riverton. SWAG Guild Tent.

2:00-5:00 p.m. Get Down & Dirty! Family-friendly activities conducted by Red Dirt Master Gardeners. Paper towel gardening & more! SWAG Guild Tent.

2:20-3:20 p.m. Storytelling: Spotlight: Jennisen Lucas, Cody; Spencer Bohren. Storytelling Tent.

2:45-3:15 p.m. Make your own music with household stuff – Miss V’s Kids’ Music Class, Activity Circle.

3:00-4:00 p.m. Music: Mike Hurwitz and the Aimless Drifters, Alta. Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

3:30-4:00 p.m. Storytelling: OLIO (wrap-up): Michelle King, Basin; Marilyn Braaten, Thermopolis; Jennisen Lucas, Cody; Catherine Ringler, Powell; Spencer Bohren. Storytelling Tent.

4:00-5:00 p.m. Open acoustic jam. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation and Local Jammers. Pavilion Stage, Hot Springs State Park.

4:00-5:00 p.m. Last opportunity to buy that neat piece of art you saw! Make the rounds before the Juried Art Show and Kiwanis Trading Post close.

5:00 p.m. Juried Art Show, Kiwanis Trading Post, Demonstrators close. Don’t forget to attend the Gift of the Waters Pageant presentation starting at 5:30 p.m.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Gift of the Waters Pre-Pageant Music, Big Spring area, Hot Springs State Park.

6:00-7:00 p.m. 66th Annual Gift of the Waters Pageant, Big Spring area, Hot Springs State Park.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Hot Springs Greater Learning Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

Wyoming Arts Council

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Hot Springs State Park

Wyoming Humanities Council for sponsoring the Storytelling Circle

Thermopolis Chamber of Commerce

Hot Springs Travel & Tourism

Hot Springs County Education Endowment 

Thermopolis Community Fund

Thermopolis Kiwanis

Smoking Waters Art Guild 

Wild West Rug Hookers Guild

Worland Wyoming Woodturners

Pinnacle Bank

CAPTEL 

Broadway Bygones

Las Fuentes 

Smith Oil Field Service 

and thanks to our many volunteers!