Traditional Arts Weekend


2018 Info Coming Soon!


29th Annual TAW: May 26th-28th, 2017

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!


2017 Workshops & Evening Schedules

2017 Instructors & Performers


29th Annual Traditional Arts Weekend
Ticket Information

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!


To order by phone, call 989-967-8879 or 989-967-8561


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 Information Booth 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 food building.

Hearty Harvest, a family-owned farm market in Remus, will be serving foods made with local items.  Hearty Home Kitchen is the farm’s mobile farm-to-table kitchen that prepares fresh meals all from scratch.  The time-tested recipes are full of rich flavor and nutrients that will excite your taste buds.  Come taste the fresh ingredients yourself!  

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 Home Kitchen hours of operation will be Saturday & Sunday, 7:30am-8:30pm.  They will also be on sit Friday night and will have Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Snacks Available.


BREAKFAST (7:30-11:30)
Bacon or Sausage Burrito with potatoes, cheese, peppers & onions
Cinnamon Rolls

LUNCH (11:30-4:30)
Grilled Zucchini Spears
Mediterranean Potato Salad
Stir Fry
Pulled Pork
Lentil Salad

DINNER (4:30-8:30) 
Beef or Lamb Shawarma
Beef Steak Tips with potatoes, sautéed onions & mushrooms

SNACKS (All Day)
Yogurt Parfait
Frozen Blueberries

Grilled Cheese
Peanut Butter & Jelly on homemade bread
All beef hotdogs

Iced Tea