Rustic Lore Days

Glenwood City, WI 54013



Have you ever wondered what "rustic lore" means?  Or why the community of Glenwood City chooses to celebrate Rustic Lore Days annually?  Then you've come to the right place, as we'll tell you all about it in this About section.

Rustic Lore -- Rustic meaning relate to countryside or rural and Lore meaning traditions held by a group and passed on from person to person.  This definition most certainly fits our small and rural town of Glenwood City where down-home traditions are passed down from parents to children over many generations and this includes the annual tradition of Rustic Lore Days.   

The first Glenwood City royal court was crowned in 1970 at the Glenwood City Snowmobile Derby.  This royal court consisted of Queen Lynette (Berenschot) Schaefer, First Princess Susan (Rasmussen) Mattison and Second Princess Rita (Mitch) Asher.  In 1979, Janelle (Cress) Frieburg was crowned at the Snowmobile Derby and following a short reign, crowned her successor, Ann (Draxler) Kaiser, in September of 1979. This 1979 celebration would also crown the first annual Rustic Lore Days, which would continue every weekend following the Labor Day weekend in September and still does to this day.

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