Tour pioneer cabin during Jefferson Mason Farm Jamboree

Wisconsin State Farmer
Jefferson County Parks

JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Jefferson County Parks Department and Friends of Rose Lake will hold the annual Mason Farm Jamboree at Dorothy Carnes Park East from 2 - 7 p.m., Saturday June 17.  

The Jamboree will host presenters from the area on topics such as Birds of Rose Lake, Animal Tracks, native and invasive plants of Wisconsin, aquatic insects of Rose Lake, raising honey bees, raising and grazing rabbits, basket weaving, and a local blacksmith's forge from 2 - 5 p.m. 
Other activities will include the Fort Health Care Railyard Fitness equipment, Stew Helwig’s Kids Log Cabin (a life sized Lincoln Log set), an auction of Carnes Park Inspired artwork, and the annual pie sale.

Healthy wraps and hotdogs will be for sale throughout the day as well slices of homemade pie.  

The event is highlighted by local musicians including Jill and the Jax, Merry Hoard, Rose Among Thorns, and Bill Camplin and Company.  Music begins at 3 p.m. and will run till 7 p.m. 

This annual event began in 2012 to raise funds to restore the Mason Log Home, a pioneer cabin built in 1850 and located at the park.  Restoration of the Cabin was completed in 2015 and the cabin will be open for self-guided tours on the day of the event.  

Now that the log home has been finished, the next focus of the fundraiser will be to restore the barn on the property to serve as a rentable space.