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Pipers in the Prairie & Festival Fire
September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm| Adult (18+):$75; Child (5-17): $25; Child (4 and under): Free
Save the date and join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in lighting up the night sky at our annual Pipers in the Prairie fundraising gala! Bagpipers will enchant guests with their ethereal melodies during this unique and extravagant evening featuring:
- Complimentary Wine, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Beverages!
- A hearty buffet of delicious hors d’oeurves and decadent desserts!
- Captivating Celtic music by West Wind and a prairie performance by the Green Man!
- Seasonally inspired crafts for the kids!
- Exciting Irish dance demonstration by Cashel Dennehy!
- Pipers in the Prairie and Drummers on the Drumlin!
- A spectacular Festival Fire by Prairie Restorationists!
- Silent Auction – Online and Onsite!
THE EVENING’S SCHEDULE OF FESTIVITIES
Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres with Celtic Music by West Wind
Exclusive Onsite Silent Auction in the Conference Room
Self-Guided Tours of the Immersion Theater and Science on a Sphere
Children’s Craft in the Classroom–Green Man Staffs/Nature Necklaces
Irish Dance Demonstration by Cashel Dennehy in the Classroom
Welcome: Mike Strigel, Executive Director & Bob Lindmeier, WKOW-TV 27
Drummers on the Drumlin & Pipers in the Prairie
Appearance by the Green Man
Annual Festival Fire
Please feel free to continue your enjoyment of the Festival Fire and participate in the silent auction.
All proceeds from this celebration benefit children’s environmental education programming at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center.
Online event registration is now closed. Walk-In registration will be available on-site at the event today until 5:30 PM.
Online auction bidding has is now closed. Bidding will continue on-site at the event today starting at 4:30 PM.
This Annual Event Is Made Possible Through Community and Corporate Partner Support – Thank You To All Of Our 2018 Partners!
If you are interested in partnering for our 2018 event or are looking for more information, please contact Kelley Van Egeren at (608) 216-9373.
2018 Event Partners:
2018 Media Partners:
2018 In-Kind Partners:
Alluring Blooms • Angelo’s • Avenue Club and the Bubble Up Bar • Banzo • Blooms by Brandi • Concourse Hotel Catering • Cousins Subs-Monona • Cranberry Creek Catering • Essen Haus • Fat Jacks Barbeque • Felly’s Flowers • Fraboni’s Italian Specialties • Fuegos • Gaylord Catering • Glass Nickel Pizza • Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co • Jason’s Deli • Ken’s Meat & Deli • Klein’s Floral & Greenhouse • L’eft Bank Wine Company • Madison Sourdough Company • Marigold Kitchen • Organic Valley • Pepsi • Punk Rawk Labs • Rosie’s Coffee Bar • The Seafood Center • Starbucks • Tuscany Mediterranean Grill • Tully’s II • Upstairs Downstairs Catering • Wild Blue Yonder • Woodman’s Food Market and more!
Ale Asylum • Althea Dotzour Photography • American Players Theatre • Anytime Fitness • Benvenuto’s • Blue Plate Catering • Body in Balance • Boulders Climbing Gym • Brasserie V • Burnie’s Rock Shop • Camp Trippalindee • Cave of the Mounds • Chicago Cubs • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co • Comedy Club on State • Concourse Hotel • Dave Hoffman • Dexter’s Pub • Dinner Detective • Domeloz • Door County Adventure Company • Door County Rock and Gem • DreamBikes • Driftless Studio • Emily Plants • Escape in Time • Estrellon • Festival Foods • Finer DeTails Pet Spa • Fleet Feet Sports Madison • Float Madison • Forward Theater Company • Four Elements Organic Herbals • Fred Astaire Dance Studio • Funk Factory Geuzeria • Galena Breeze Honey, Inc. • The Graduate Madison • Graze • Green Bay Packers • Guthrie Theater • Harbor Athletic Club • Harbor Wellness Studios • Henry Vilas Zoo • House on the Rock Resort • HRS Designs • Ian’s Pizza • Imperial Garden • Inner Fire Yoga Center for Wellness • J.H. Findorff and Sons • Joel Stone • Julia Grace Salon • Jung Garden Center • Karben4 Brewing • Kickapoo Coffee • Klinke Cleaners • L’Etoile • Madison Capitols • Madison Hilton Hotel • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art • Madison Radicals • Madison Symphony Orchestra • Manna Cafe • Maxwelton Braes Golf Course • Curt Meine • Milwaukee Admirals • Monroe Street Fine Arts Center • Mounds Pet Food Warehouse • North and South Seafood and Smokehouse • Off Broadway Drafthouse • Olbrich Gardens • Orange Tree Imports • Overture Center for the Arts • Pacific Cycle • Pendarvis • Pinnacle Health • Portage Country Club • Rejuvenation Spa • Rocky Rococo Pizza • Sardine • Schwoegler’s • Shedd Aquarium • John & Jean Sheild • The Shoe Box • Short Stack Eatery • Spectrum Brands • Taliesin • Donald Topp • Treinen Farms • Urbal Tea • The Vinery • Vitense Golfland • Vom Fass State Street • Vortex Optics • Waypoint Public House • Lee Weiss • Wild Birds Unlimited • Willy Street Co-op • Wisconsin Athletics • Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra • YMCA of Dane County and more!
Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in assisting us at Pipers in the Prairie, please click here for available volunteer opportunities.