Traditional Arts Weekend

Publication1 (750x495)

TAW 2017: May 26th-28th

Traditional Arts Weekend (formerly known as Dance Camp) is an annual event held over the Memorial Day weekend on the Wheatland Festival grounds near Remus, Michigan. The Community Education committee provides over 80 workshops in traditional forms of dance, music, crafts, vocal and instrument instruction to which participants might not otherwise be exposed. Free primitive camping for participants. Food is available to purchase on site. Traditional Arts Weekend has become a very popular Wheatland event for those seeking more personal instruction.

Participants can register for the entire weekend, a single day, or workshop. Some workshops have limited participation.  There are evening performances and dances which include Square, Contra, Swing and Cajun.

Gates open at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon!


2016 Instructors, Performers, Schedule & Workshops


Tickets for the 28th Annual Traditional Arts Weekend,

All Weekend
Adults (16+) $75 / Children (11-15) $20 / Children (5-10) $5

Saturday Only
Adults (16+) $40 / Children (11-15) $12 / Children (5-10) $5

Sunday Only
Adults (16+) $40 / Children (11-15) $12 / Children (5-10) $5

Evening Passes (at gate only)
$5 per night OR Friday night you can purchase 3 Evening Passes (Fri, Sat, Sun) for just $10!


Silent Auction

Silent Auction goods will be displayed along with a bid sheet at the Performers Recording section of the Info Building.  Donations are gladly accepted.  Items should be in new or “gently used” condition and relate to WMO’s mission.

Friday: 5-8pm Drop Off; Donations and Bidding Begins
Saturday: 9am-4pm Drop Off; Donations and Open Bidding; 6-8pm Open Bidding
Sunday: 10am-3pm Open Bidding; 3PM BIDDING CLOSES; 4:30-6:30 Auction results and pick-up

Kids Market Place

Kids ages 5-16 attending TAW may sell their handmade pieces of art from 1-4 Saturday & Sunday afternoon.  A tent will be located near the Dining Tent for them to set up (tables will be provided).  An adult should accompany them to get set up.

Food Information

Food will be served Friday evening through Sunday evening.  This year there will be two food trucks; no food will be served in the building.

Weidman Lions will once again be returning with their “All American” menu of hot dogs, French fries, pasties and pancake on a stick.  Their hours of operation will be Saturday and Sunday 8am-8pm.

Hearty Harvest, a family-owned farm market in Remus, will be serving foods made with local items.

Menu and serving times for Hearty Harvest:

Friday Night: 5-8pm
– Beef Stroganoff
– Pulled Pork
– Stir Fry
– Roasted Asparagus
– Sweet Corn

Saturday & Sunday: All Day
– Breakfast Burritos (bacon or sausage)
– French Toast
– Yogurt Parfait (strawberries, blueberries, sweet cherries)
– Lamb Chili
– Coffee, Tea, Flavored Waters

Kid’s Menu: All Day
– Toasted Cheese Sandwich
– Apple Sauce
– Cottage Cheese

Saturday: 11am-8pm
– Beef Stew
– Pork Medallions with mushroom gravy
– Seasoned Rice
– Baked Potatoes
– Roasted Asparagus

Sunday: 11am-8pm
– Lamb Shawarma
– Pulled Pork
– Seasoned Rice
– Potato Salad