At one time, most of Fond du Lac County was covered by prairie – native grasslands that were home to bison, prairie chickens, bobolinks and other wildlife. At the Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum on the UW-Fond du Lac campus, a group of volunteers has reestablished the native plants that once grew on this site.
Fond du Lac County Audubon Society participates in the annual Prairie Fest held at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum.
2017 Date: Saturday, July 29
10 am–3 pm
Rain or Shine – FREE admission!!
Prairie Fest is held at the Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum on the UW-Fond du Lac Campus, 400 University Drive (enter from Highway 23/Johnson Street).
This celebration of nature provides a day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy prairie tours, arts, demonstrations, and presentations by local experts.
8:00am – 9:00: Yoga in the Prairie
9:00am – 9:45: Prairie Tours, 2 options for tours-options TBD
10:00am – 11:00: Pollinator education-TBD
11:00am – 12:30pm: Lunch (available for purchase) and free time, explore information booths
1:00pm: “Prairie art Class” -more info TBD
Silent Auction 9:00am -1:00pm
Prairie Fest for KIDZ 10a-2:30p
Kids outdoor activities ALL DAY
There will be exhibitors and artisans on the grounds all day, offering a variety of information and goods for sale!