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

Jun
3
Sat
3:00 pm Private Event
Private Event
Jun 3 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
Jun
5
Mon
9:00 am Create in Clay! – A Summer Progr...
Create in Clay! – A Summer Progr...
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create in Clay! - A Summer Program for Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Summer Pottery Program for Kids Instructor: Lara Fahnlander Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing with clay! You will learn how to use[...]
Jun
6
Tue
6:00 pm Bobble Head Masks!
Bobble Head Masks!
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bobble Head Masks! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bobble Head Masks – June 6th + additional days TBD Facilitator: Marianne Stolz DARE TO JOIN….. a Folk School group wearing self-made gigantic masks at the 4th of July Parade in Ester and/or the Golden[...]
Jun
7
Wed
1:30 pm Understanding Soil Test Results
Understanding Soil Test Results
Jun 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Understanding Soil Test Results @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Understanding Soil Test Results –  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[...]
Jun
9
Fri
6:00 pm Private Event
Private Event
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
Jun
10
Sat
8:30 am Private Event
Private Event
Jun 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]