December 2 - 3, 2023
Everyone is invited to reconnect with the land while learning about Indigenous traditions during this beautiful change of season. The 3rd annual Pibòn (Winter) Festival promises authentic Indigenous programming, an Indigenous Makers and Farmers Market, interactive creative workshops, a taste of Indigenous winter comfort meals and a chance to meet the rare Ojibwe Spirit Ponies — fun for young and old.
Admission and parking are FREE but we do request any visitors that can, offer a donation. This helps us continue to share the land and welcome everyone to join in the learning and celebration – regardless of their ability to contribute financially.
- Come have fun at our NEW Paint Night where you will create a beautiful cardinal on wood.
- Savour Indigenous meals of comfort food with our talented Indigenous culinary team lead by Chef Paul Owl.
- Enjoy live cultural performances of Pow Wow dance and Inuit Throat Singing on the Celebration Stage throughout the day.
- Meet the rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses and learn more of their story of survival and resilience.
- Shop the Indigenous makers market with the work of more then 40 Indigenous makers.
- Create your own Dreamcatcher. Each interactive workshop will share the teaching behind this unique traditional craft.
- Walk the Legacy Trail and gain traditional knowledge about the seven grandfather teachings.
- Meet our small animals on the farm and enjoy some farm play on the hay bales & teeter-totter.
- Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the farm.
Come join Jessica Somers, an Abenaki artist paint a cardinal on wood. Jessica will guide participants through a step by step painting exercise. Each participant will be provided a wood piece, paint brushes and paint. She will share her knowledge on birds and the meaning of a cardinal. The workshop will take approximately 3 hours from start to finish.
Saturday Dec. 2 | 5:30 PM | Limited Spots Available!
Cost: $75 with all supplies provided. $95 with a meal of bison stew and a hot beverage
Create Your Own Dreamcatcher
Each interactive workshop will share the teaching behind this unique traditional craft.
Saturday Dec. 2 and Sunday Dec. 3 | 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, & 3:00 PM
Indigenous Comfort Food
Savour Indigenous meals of comfort food with our talented Indigenous culinary team lead by Chef Paul Owl. Warm up with Bison Stew, Corn Soup, Bannock, Hot Cedar teas and Maple Hot Chocolate. You can also cook your own bannock over the fire with Kokum Puddy.
Celebration Stage Schedule
Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3
10:30 AM | Traditional Opening and Land Acknowlegement
11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 3:00 PM | Pow Wow Dance Performance
The heartbeat of mother earth comes to life with a vibrant and interactive performance of Pow Wow dance styles.
12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, & 4:00 PM | Inuit Throat Singing
Witness how our most northern Indigenous Inuit communities developed a beautiful way to pass the long days of winter with songs, dance and throat singing.
Ojibwe Spirit Horses
Meet the rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horsesand learn more of their story of survival and resilience with artwork by Spirit Horse advocate Rhonda Snow.
Indigenous Makers Market
Shop the Indigenous makers market with the work of more then 40 Indigenous makers with
everything from fine arts and beading to traditional crafts and Indigenous food products. Find the perfect Christmas gifts while you support local Indigenous makers!
Walk the Legacy Trail and gain traditional knowledge about the seven grandfather teachings, the four leggeds that call Madahoki Farm home and the traditional plants and medicines found on the trail.
Small Farm Animals & Farm Play
Meet our small animals on the farm and enjoy some farm play on the hay bales & teeter-totter.
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride
Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the farm.
Saturday Dec. 2 and Sunday Dec. 3 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM