The Shawano Folk Festival Celebrates 40 Years

By Steve Gotcher | August 29, 2018

  • 40th Annual Shawano Folk Festival

40th Annual Shawano Folk Festival (Photos by Ron Dennis)

Listen Online

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Shawano Folk Festival. Wisconsin Life spent a day at the festival to find out what keeps this northern Wisconsin tradition going. Founder Joel Kroenke shares how the festival got its start.

40th Shawano Folk Festival

Steve Gotcher

Steve Gotcher is a technical director and producer with Wisconsin Public Radio.
2018-08-29T17:45:43+00:00Tags: , , |

Sign Up Form

Sign Up for Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Get your favorite Wisconsin Life stories, meet the crew, and go behind the scenes.

Our Favorite Collections

Storyteller Rodney Lambright II's comic series about the rich relationship between a single father, his young daughter and his retirement-age parents.
For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we discover how Wisconsinites experienced the war both at home and on the battlefield.
Ice, cold and winter are an integral part of what it means to live in Wisconsin. "Ice Week" explores the many ways that ice defines us.
Food plays a central part in many holiday traditions. This series honors the foods and meals that make the day.
Escape winter with a look at some of Wisconsin's favorite sports and games.
"Living the Wisconsin Life" is an online series exploring the little things that make living in Wisconsin fun, interesting and meaningful.