We always say “if we are home, we are open!” But we do have a few scheduled events each year...
Pews and pews full of rugs, Cranberry Fest
Our sugar house
Every year we host an Open Studio/Garden Walk. In 2019 we will be hosting it on two Saturdays. It's a great time to stop on in and relax in the expansive gardens, pull up a seat on the patio with a glass of cold rhubarb slush, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all around. We also invite you to come into the studio and watch Mary demonstrate spinning and weaving (whatever you want to see, just ask!) and shop. Amble around the farmyard to pet the miniature donkeys (Donkey Hoty, Dulcinea and April) and cats (Stinker and Squeak).
2019 Garden Walk Dates:
June 15 from 10:00-3:00
July 6 from 10:00-3:00
Summer and early autumn is art show season! Each year Whataview Weaver hits the road and sets up to display and sell rugs, runners, hats, scarves, pins, fiber neckalaces, ornaments and hand-spun yarm. We'd love to see you this year at any (or all!) of the following venues:
Art Show Dates:
April 6, Phelps Maple Syrup Fest at the Phelps school. Our shop will be open and Mary will be on hand to serve you.
June 15 & July 6, Open Studio and Garden Walk at our farm, see the above "Garden Walk" for a complete description.
July 13, Island Art Walk in Minocqua, WI
July 27, Art Impressions in Land O' Lakes, WI
Aug. 10, Art on Main in Three Lakes, WI
Sept. 6-8, Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, WI
Oct. 5, Cranberry Fest in Eagle River, WI. Mary will be in the First Congregational Church (105 N. First St.) NOT the fairgrounds
Maple Syrup Season
Mid-March through mid-April is "sugarin' " season here at Whataview Farm. You're welcome to stop in and experience the process first hand. To learn more about our Maple Syrup Production, click here.
2019 Phelps Maple Syrup Fest:
Saturday, Aprl 6
Sponsored by the Phelps Chamber of Commerce and held at the Phelps School site at 4451 Old School Rd., the Fest will have many family friendly events going on throughout the day. There will be a huge craft/art show along with several educational booths. The Maple Cafe', operated by Sunrise Lodge, will be serving food all day featuring maple and honey based foods. Hands on maple tree tapping demonstrations will be held several times as well as maple taffy on the snow for your pleasure. Alice in Dairyland will be on hand to give a presentation along with taking part in the maple syrup judging contest as one of our celebrity judges. There will be several catagories in the contest with the winners being able to have bragging rights as the Best Maple Syrup in the Northwoods. Several producers will have their locally produced syrup for sale at the Fest. Guided bus tours will be offered in the morning and afternoon to visit some of the producers in the area. Whataview Farm will be one of the stops on the tour. Mary will be in the shop to assist visitors. There will be maps avaliable for those that would rather drive themselves. There will be a maple 101 class and a beginning beekeepers class. For more information about the classes or other questions contact the Phelps Maple Syrup Fest page here or the Chamber office. What a great way to overcome "Cabin Fever"!
An outdoor show setup.