Programming

2018 Wild Rice Festival Programming – to be finalized by late August.
(note: subject to change)

  • Amphitheater stage
  • Picnic Area

Programming to include the following:

  • Little Thunderbirds Drum and Dance Troupe
  • Music, stories and more by flute maker Jeff Chapman & Friends
  • Village Games
  • Take the Wild Rice Challenge! includes sampling cooked traditionally harvested and cultivated wild rice and voting for your preference
  • St. Paul Mounted Police with Javier and Cowboy, Native American horse breeds
  • Traditional wild rice harvesting and processing demonstrations
  • Honey extraction demonstrations, with fresh honey for sale
  • Apple cider press
  • Gibbs Farm with their tipi
  • Traditional crafts demonstrations (and sales)
  • Northland Visions store – wild rice, maple syrup and other foods and products from their retail store in Minneapolis
  • HANC Store, selling very fresh honey, straight from the extraction demos, plus jalapeño jams and other volunteer-made products being sold with all proceeds donated to the nature center
  • Activities and crafts for kids
  • and more!