Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

Community Events

 

The Folk School is a community center.  Beyond classes and programs, we also put on a number of events that are open to our community.  Many of these events are seasonal celebrations – helping attendees stay in touch with the turning of the seasons and capitalize on what is “going on right now” in the Alaskan interior.  They also have an educational element and a related activity.

Our community events are free or low cost.  Below are some of the seasonal events that occur each year. Check our calendar for upcoming events or suggest one to us!

pinch pot event

Fall

  • Autumn Harvest Potluck – Share in the bounty of the season, learn about techniques to preserve food for winter.
  • Halloween – Join us on costumed pumpkin paths for a night of fun and fright for kids of all ages.

pizza party

Winter

  • Winter Fun Rally – Celebrating traditional ways of enjoying the white season.  Includes homemade toboggans, snowshoes, wooden skis and more.
  • Valentine’s Day Dessert and Auction – Come show your love for local products and community- support the Folk School!

Holiday party

Spring

  • Birch Tapping Breakfast – Learn about tapping birch trees and celebrate the flow of the spring sap.
  • Fire Feeds – Cook over a big outdoor fire and learn about fire making and cooking.

cook out

Summer

  • Solstice Celebration – What to do with all that daylight? Learn about activities, wild edibles, and other fun ways to enjoy the summer.
  • Pizza Parties – Bake pizza in our mud oven and enjoy our wonderful outdoor setting.
  • Jam-Berry – A celebration of the summer’s berry bounty. We cook a giant pot of mixed berry jam together.

pizza party

kids at an event

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Upcoming Events

Aug
21
Mon
1:30 pm Chicken Butchering
Chicken Butchering
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chicken Butchering @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Chicken Butchering –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Are you an aspiring farmer or avid home gardener? Gain the skills you need through summer farming classes at Calypso Farm[...]
Aug
23
Wed
6:00 pm Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fer...
Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fer...
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Beyond Sauerkraut- Vegetable Fermentation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beyond Sauerkraut – Vegetable Fermentation Instructor: Marianne Stolz We will learn about the likes and dislikes of busy little Milkacid bacteria. We will use them to turn our garden vegetables into taste bud delights. Sauerkraut[...]
Aug
24
Thu
1:30 pm Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold ...
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold ...
Aug 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold @ Calypso Farm @ Calypso Farm & Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Seed Saving Basics w/ Kurt Wold A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Learn about seed saving with Kurt Wold of Pingo Farm, the most experienced commercial seed grower in[...]
6:00 pm Tiny House Construction: Coffee,...
Tiny House Construction: Coffee,...
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tiny House Construction: Coffee, Cookies, and Questions @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tiny House Construction: Coffee, Cookies, and Questions Are you interested in building a tiny home? Folk School instructor Sara Hensel is constructing a hybrid art-gallery-ceramics-studio on an 18′ trailer at The Folk School shop. Come[...]
Aug
28
Mon
9:00 am Log Construction Workshop with R...
Log Construction Workshop with R...
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers - 4 week course @ to be determined | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Log Construction Workshop with Robert Chambers (4 week course) A log construction workshop taught by world-renowned log home-builder Robert Chambers, will take place in Fairbanks, Alaska. This workshop is for people interested in building quality,[...]
Sep
2
Sat
10:00 am Bread Oven Building Workshop @ C...
Bread Oven Building Workshop @ C...
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bread Oven Building Workshop @ Calypso Farm @ Calypso Farm & Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bread Oven Building Workshop – (2 day course) A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Learn how to build a wood-fired bread oven in this 2-day workshop at Calypso!  There[...]