Old Time Gathering Features Old Time Exhibitors
The Old Time Gathering held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds on September 22, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. will feature a variety of exhibitors. Old time crafters will be located in the Youth Building. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, and old time crafts. Exhibits include spinning and fiber arts, weaving, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, braided rugs, primitive wool hooking, quilting featuring a “treadle machine,” stitchery, stencil painting, herbs and healing, basket weaving, beading, scherenshnitte, rosemaling, trapping, chair caning, kitemaking, old time tools, toys, and trains, butter making, doll collecting and much, much more. There will be old time games. There will be a model train and mammals of Wisconsin display in the Big Dairy Barn.
On the west end of the Fairgrounds, a Buckskinner encampment will be a popular attraction. You will find the buckskinners dressed in period clothes and they will demonstrate cooking, black powder cannons, soap making, candle making, basket weaving, flint napping, fire starting, rope making, tinsmithing, whittling, tomahawk throwing, and trade goods. The candy cannon will go off every hour.
Barbara Harvey will have her Birds of Prey display in the Arts and Crafts Building and the Dodge County Antique Power Club will have several old time exhibits. A farmer’s market will feature honey, apples, pumpkins, potatoes, meat, produce, and much much more.
Come and check out the variety of exhibits at the Old Time Gathering at the Dodge County Fairgrounds, Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on the Old Time Gathering, contact Sally Schoenike, 4H and Youth Agent, UW-Extension at