We will be offering two workshops for this year; a flute workshop and making corn husk dolls.



Returning to the festival in 2017 is the Eagle’s Nest Flute Workshop with Tommy Lee.


For over 20 years, Tommy Lee has been performing with handcrafted instruments. This is your chance to get hands-on instruction with Tommy Lee as well as your own hand-made flute.


The cost is $50 per person. The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 10am until 12pm at the Eagle’s Nest Stage (Children’s Stage next to the playground.)


The class is limited to 25 people. Participants will receive:

  • Instructional hand outs
  • Free entry into Indian Summer Festival (parking not included)
  • History of the beginning of the flute
  • Hands on instruction
  • Handcrafted bamboo flute made by Tommy Lee


Online registration is due by August 26. Paid participants will receive an email with directions for early entrance onto festival grounds for workshop.


If under 18, you must be accompanied by adult who will need to purchase an advance ticket. Tickets can be purchased here.


To register for one of these limited spaces, visit the Indian Summer Store.


For more information on Tommy Lee, download his fact sheet.


Also back is Corn Husk Doll Making with Kim Reyes


Come and learn the list art of making Corn Husk Dolls. Each participant in this class will get to make 2 dolls, one female and one male or any combination of the two. You don’t need any experience to register for this class. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.


The cost of this class is $25.00 which includes admission into the festival. The workshop is being held on Saturday, September 9 at 12:15pm at the Native Hearts stage. Enrollment is limited however if the class is not sold out, we will take walk-ins during the festival.  You can register for the class after July 1 in our store.


Corn Husk Doll artist Kim Reyes has been creating dolls for decades. She has previously demonstrated at Indian Summer and was a featured artist at the Milwaukee Folk Fair. Last year one of her dolls was sent to Kenya to be a featured piece. She is widely known in the Native community for her artistic abilities and her beautiful singing.