History of a Sauk County hayfield

by Katie Schofield



Sep 26-Oct 4, 2020

2020 new route, subject to road construction. Check back soon for updates.

A 50+ mile free, self-guided Agri/Cultural excursion. Take it at your own pace by car, bike, or buggy. You’ll wind through scenic working farmland of southern Sauk County, Wisconsin, punctuated by site-responsive art works, local food markets, roadside poetry, educational Field Notes, and more. Wander through small towns, country churchyards, and productive farmland where artists explore the timeless connections between land and people; farmers perform fundamental and inspiring work; and where lines that can sometimes separate, converge or are happily plurred. 


Celebrating its eighth year, the 2020 DTour offers festivity and fresh air for all ages with social distancing built in. Plan to spend a day or two on this magical mystery tour—a little bit of Kansas, a little bit of Oz—plus cows! Sign up for our mailing list for updates.


October 2017

Biology, metaphor, ancient texts, and common sense converge in the decision to allow the much beloved Farm Art DTour to take a break on this the 7th year of Fermentation Fest and return in 2018.


Sabbatical, from the Hebrew shmita, dictates that on the 7th year “the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity, including plowing, planting, pruning and harvesting, is forbidden by Jewish law. Additionally, any fruits which grow of their own accord are deemed hefker (ownerless) and may be picked by anyone.”

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