Dorothy Carnes Park is site of annual jamboree

September 12, 2018

JEFFERSON -- The Jefferson County Parks Department is hosting the 7th Annual Mason Farm Jamboree Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The location is Dorothy Carnes Park East, also known as the Mason Farm, N3299 Banker Road, Fort Atkinson.

The day is filled with activities for families and children of all ages, including a kids’ log cabin, hiking trails, wagon rides, making plaster cast animal tracks, exhibits on aquatic insects, bats, invasive plant ID, birds of Rose Lake, raising honey bees and more. The log home will be open and will feature talks on the history of the property. There is also live music with performances by Jill and the Jax, Merry Horde, Tricia Alexander, and A Rose Among Thorns.

Hot dogs and pies are available for purchase. Those visiting may also bring food and drink. Coolers are welcome.

Dorothy Carnes Park was created through a partnership of the Audubon Society, State of Wisconsin, Jefferson County and the estate of Carol Liddle of Fort Atkinson. It is a very unique public space that features natural prairie, Oak savanna, a prairie pothole marsh, walking trails and an 1850′s Wisconsin Pioneer log home and farm built by Elias and Lois Mason in 1850.

“The goal of this event is to connect people with the beauty of this little-known gem of a park and to promote interactive education, all while having fun. All funds raised at this event are used for the maintenance and restoration of the farm buildings at the park,” a release from the county stated.

Contact the Jefferson County Parks Department at 920-674-7260 or Jeffcoparks@jeffersoncountywi.gov with any questions.

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