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Agroecology Barn Dance

Date: October 22, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm

Location: Cates Family Farm, Spring Green, WI

Posted October 2016

It’s that time of year again to show off your dancing skills and enjoy some great company! The 4th Annual Agroecology Barn Dance is here! This years dance will have live music, provided by the band Thirsty Roots with caller Steve Pike. Delicious vegetable stew, bread, and apple cider are included with your ticket price.

ONLINE TICKETS (available Oct. 5th until Oct. 21st @ 11:30pm)
$15 Students | $20 General |
$7 Kids 8 and Up | Kids under 8 Free
http://aebarndance2016.brownpapertickets.com/

TICKETS PURCHASED AT DOOR
$20 Students | $25 General
$10 Kids 8 and Up | Kids under 8 Free

Because this is Wisconsin, plenty of beer will be available by donation and we will also be having a meat raffle. There will also be assorted desserts available by donation.

Camping is available on the farm for free for those who would like to spend the night and enjoy the Driftless scenery a bit longer. There will be no dogs allowed this year, as the cattle will be in the pasture.

Come join us and enjoy the beautiful Cates Family Farm! All proceeds benefit research by the students of UW-Madison’s Agroecology Program. We hope to see you Saturday, October 22nd!

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