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Upcoming Events

Basket Week

Tue, Oct 5, 2021 - Mon, Oct 11, 2021
Join us for a gathering of basket-makers, both advanced and aspiring! Basketry embodies the soul of traditional craft: simple tools, natural materials and skilled hands result in purposeful, beautiful items.…

Family Weekend

Fri, Oct 22, 2021 - Sun, Oct 24, 2021
Each year over MEA weekend we host classes and activities for kids and families. This weekend is a chance to share the joy of folk school learning with curious young…

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest

Thu, Nov 18, 2021 - Sun, Nov 21, 2021
Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing, film festival,…

Past Events

Unplugged XX

Tickets on sale now - purchase yours today It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 decades since our first unplugged, and through this annual celebration of music, craft, and community, we…

Points North Auction 2021

Bidding now open! Auction closes Sunday 9/18 From unique North Shore experiences to one-of-a-kind instructor craft, explore this year’s Points North Auction and place your bids to support North House’s…

Wooden Boat Show 2021

Thanks to all who attended this year's Wooden Boat Show. We are looking forward to next year's event, June 17-19, 2022. Here's a look back at 2021: Summer's arrival in the…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2021: Online Edition

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 online event! here's hoping we'll all be gathering in person June 3-5, 2022. Here's a look back at 2021: Each year we…

Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2021

Thanks to everyone who pitched in in 2021! Mark your calendars for April 22-24, 2022. Each year we invite community volunteers to spend a couple days helping us freshen up campus…

Wood Month 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the digital "Wood Month" in 2021. Here's hoping we will be gathering in person for the traditional Wood Week March 14-21, 2022. Coursework and details…

Fiber February 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the digital version of Fiber Week. Here's hoping we will be gathering in person February 14-21, 2022. Coursework and details will be announced…

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest 2020

The online iteration of 2020's Winterers' Gathering was warm and cozy. Join North House in November for Winterers' Gathering 2021. The annual Winterers' Gathering and Arctic Film Festival is a…

Family Weekend 2020

Family Week 2020 was an astounding virtual success. Join us again in October 2021.   Whether virtual or in person, we know Minnesota families will be looking forward to the…

Basket Week 2020

Thanks for joining us for 2020 Basket Week. See you again next year! Since we can’t bring everyone here to make baskets, we’re bringing baskets to you! Due to the…

Unplugged 2020: Bringing it Home - An Online Fundraising Event and Concert

For almost 20 years we’ve invited you to our home to celebrate craft, community, and music—this year we’re bringing it live to your house with a live streaming show on…

2020 Wooden Boat Show: Online Edition

Thank you for joining us for the Wooden Boat Show 2020: Online Edition! We hope you enjoyed the programs! Summer's arrival in the North deserves to be celebrated!  This has…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2020: Online Edition

Thank you for joining us for the Northern Landscapes Festival: Online Edition! Recordings of several of the programs are available at our Crafting in Place Page.    Each year we celebrate…

Canceled: Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2020

Unfortunately we've had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please see our COVID-19 response page for more…

Wood Week

Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2020. Choose from a dozen courses, including returning favorites in bowl carving with Jon…

Fiber Week 2020

The 2020 Fiber Week has wrapped up! Thanks for celebrating ten wonderful years of fibers with us and our partners the Northwoods Fiber Guild: we had a great time hosting…

Winterers' Gathering & Arctic Film Fest 2019

This page is for a past event. Check the current Winterers' Gathering event page for up-to-date details of the next Winterers' Gathering, or feel free to browse the past details below…

Basket Week 2019

This page is for a past event. For up-to-date details for the next Basket Week, see the current event page. Feel free to browse the past event details below to…

Family Weekend 2019

Thanks for a great Family Weekend! From herbal tea mixing to pollinator palaces, forging to dancing, it was a blast! Family Weekend 2020 will be October 15 - 19, with…

Unplugged & Birch Bark Bash 2019

Thank you for joining us for Unplugged 2019 — we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Feel free to browse the details for this past event below,…

Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and…

Northern Landscapes Festival 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of…

Volunteer and Service Learning Weekend 2019

This page is for a past event.  See the current event here! Sunshine, camaraderie, projects, and pizza - what could be better? Mark your calendar for Volunteer and Service Learning…

Wood Week 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2019.…

Northern Fibers Retreat 2019

These details are for a past event. For the current event, click here! Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber…