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Event Calendar

See what's happening at Old World Wisconsin. Events hosted by Old World Foundation are highlighted in the blue boxes.

Old World Wisconsin events are highlighted in the tan boxes. For additional information on Old World Wisconsin events, please visit the OWW website.

Annual Adult Tea With Fashion Show

When: To Be Determined
Where: Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: $15 per person for General Public

Please Note: This event will be rescheduled for some time this summer. If you have already made a reservation, you will be contacted personally with more information. Thank you!

Enjoy sweets, savories and hot tea while you enjoy a narrated fashion show. Guests will have the opportunity to take an up-close look at women's and men's clothing from the 1840's through the 1930's. Tap your toes to music by the Baboushka Babes.

Bring your own special teacup and share the story of where it came from. Be the first to see the NEW Sunset Soiree poster for 2020, created by artist Neal Aspinall!

BOGO offer for Friends Partners at the Homesteader and Villager levels; free tickets for Trailblazers, Groundbreakers and Cultivators. Refer to our Friends Partner page for benefit details. Please call the OWF office to make your reservations for the BOGO or free ticket offers at 262-594-2922.

Spring Into The Past

Saturdays and Sundays | May 9 - June 7 from 10am - 5pm.

Enjoy different activities each weekend including sheep shearing, Mother's Day programming, Heritage Breed Weekend, and Memorial Day Weekend.

Behind the Scenes Tour and Picnic/Friends Appreciation Day

This is an EXCLUSIVE EVENT for our Friends Partners. Please refer to our Friends Partner page for benefit details.

When: Sun., June 7, 2020 from 10am - 5pm

  • 10am to Noon - Guests can tour OWW on their own
  • Noon to 1pm - Picnic Lunch in Upper Clausing Barn (maximum of first 75 who register in advance)
  • 1pm to 3pm - Program (maximum of first 75 who register in advance)
  • 3pm - 5pm - Guests can tour OWW on their own

Where: Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org

Cost: FREE for Friends Partners at the Pioneer Level and above, but reservations are required for the tour and picnic! If you arrive to tour OWW prior to Noon, please check in at the Ramsey Barn Ticket Office/Gift Shop.

Summer At OWW

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | June 12 - August 30 from 10am - 5pm.

Featuring different activities each weekend including historic beer brewing, Father's Day, Summer Camps, Independence Day, and Laura Days.

Guided Tours are available Mondays - Thursdays. Please contact OWW for detailed information.

Independence Day

Saturday, July 4 from 10am - 5pm

Celebrate the spirit of Independence Day in 19th century Wisconsin. Make ice cream, play games and enter the famous pie-eating contest! See horse-drawn wagons, hear old fashioned music and participate in a patriotic parade through the village.

This event is made possible through the financial support of Old World Foundation.

Laura Days

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays | July 17-19 & 24-26 from 10am - 5pm

Explore the site through the eyes of Wisconsin's own Laura Ingalls. Learn the story of her real life and step into life as she knew it - shopping in the general store, helping with chores, meeting Morgan horses, and exploring life in a one-room cabin.

This event is made possible through the financial support of Old World Foundation.

Sunset Soiree Fundraiser

When: Sat., August 8, 2020 from 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Join OWF at Old World Wisconsin as we host our Annual Fundraiser
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: $80 per person for Friends Partners at the Villager level and above. Please refer to the Friends Partner page for benefit details. Cost is $90 per person for the General Public.

Sunset Soiree...an enchanted evening celebrating children's programming at Old World Wisconsin! Enjoy entertainment and appetizers in the Crossroads Village, followed by a 3 course meal and exciting LIVE auction in the Clausing Barn. Only 150 tickets available - make your reservations today!

Happy Hour With Your Friends

When: Sun., August 16, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: On the Green at the entrance to OWW
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: FREE to attend. Beverages and food available for purchase. | Advanced reservations are NOT required.

Join Old World Foundation for live music, beverages and food. Drink tickets are available for Friends Partners at the Homesteader level and above. Please refer to the Friends Partner page for benefit details.

Wisconsin Journey

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays | September 9 - October 16 from 10:30am - 1pm

This interactive, guided experience gives you exclusive access to select buildings, landscapes, and collections at Old World Wisconsin as you travel the path of immigrant families coming to Wisconsin and becoming Americans. Explore choices, hold history in your hands, and make connections to our own family history.

This event is sponsored by the Segal Family Foundation through Old World Foundation.

Fall Fun On The Farms

Saturdays and Sundays | September 12 - October 11 from 10am - 5pm

Enjoy different activities each weekend including historic beer brewing, fall plowing, preservation weekend, home brewing weekend, historic butchering weekend, and apprentice weekend.

Friends Appreciation Day

When: Sun., September 27, 2020 from 10am - 5pm
Where : Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: FREE for Friends Partners at the Homesteader level and above. Refer to the Friends Partner page for benefit details. No reservations are required, but please enter through the Ramsey Barn Ticket Office/Gift Shop to receive a wristband.

This is a day to appreciate our Friends ! Enjoy the day at Old World Wisconsin and see how your support has made an impact.

Happy Hour With Your Friends

When: Sun., September 27, 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: On the Green at the entrance to OWW
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: FREE to attend. Beverages and food available for purchase. | Advanced reservations are NOT required.

Join Old World Foundation for live music, beverages and food. Drink tickets are available for Friends Partners at the Homesteader level and above. Please refer to the Friends Partner page for benefit details.

Halloween Legends And Lore

Fridays and Saturdays | October 16-17 & 23-24 from 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Troves of supernatural tales brought to Wisconsin over the generations come to life as you explore the Crossroads Village after dark at this always spooky, sometimes scary, family-friendly Halloween event.

Year-End Celebration/Annual Meeting

When: Sun., November 8, 2020 from 2pm - 4pm
Where : Caldwell Hall at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: FREE to all Friends and Sponsors but reservations are required because space is limited.

Join Old World Foundation for live music, beverages and appetizers. Mingle with your Friends and meet the OWF Trustees while celebrating all that YOU have accomplished at OWW this season. The formal program will be held from 3pm until 4pm.

Holiday Dinner

When: Sat., December 5, 2020 - Doors open at 4pm
Where: Clausing Barn at Old World Wisconsin
Contact: Old World Foundation office at 262-594-2922 | Email: friends@friendsoww.org
Cost: $65 per person for Friends Partners at the Villager level and above. Please refer to our Friends Partner page for benefit details. Tickets are $75 for the General Public. Advanced reservations are required and space is limited.

Join us to celebrate the holidays! First, jingle all the way to the 1880s as you discover vibrant holiday traditions in the Crossroads Village. Then, enter the beautifully decorated Clausing Barn for a delicious buffet meal.

All reservations include: Admission to "An Old World Christmas", meal, beverages, tip, and entertainment. Ticket price includes a tax-deductible donation to Old World Foundation.

More information will be posted as we finalize the details for this special holiday event.

An Old World Christmas

Saturdays and Sundays | December 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20 from 10am - 4pm

Stroll through the 1880s Crossroads Village decked in holiday greenery, full of homes and shops bustling with holiday preparations. Treat yourself to a warm cup of wassail, do some holiday shopping, and see the largest Yule Goat in North America. Then, enjoy a horse-drawn ride through the village, but keep a watchful eye out for the Krampus! If you've been nice, make sure to stop by Santa's workshop to say hello and take the perfect family photo.

This event is made possible through the financial support of Old World Foundation.

Date & Hours

Old World Wisconsin is open May through October, plus holiday weekends in December. View OWW hours

Location

Old World Wisconsin is located on Hwy 67, about 1 1/2 miles south of the Village of Eagle, WI in Waukesha County.

Address: W372 S9727 Hwy 67, Eagle, WI 53119

GPS users, please note : The main entrance is one mile north of the postal address on Hwy 67. Look for the green and orange banners.

Children watching blacksmith at Old World Wisconsin.

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