The Giant Farmer of Plain

October 8, 2022

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Green Blvd. Plain, WI 53577
Map Stop #3 - Follow signs on site for parking

On view Oct 1-10 plus short, repeating weekend performances between 1:00-3:30 pm (weather permitting!)

Want to celebrate the fall harvest with live dance, music, and a 20-foot-tall puppet?Minneapolis-based artist Christopher Lutter-Gardella will wow audiences with his larger-than-life marionette puppet in this family-friendly performance featuring dance by Viroqua-based WEdances Movement Collaborative.

The Farmer, made by local fabricators from Kraemer Bros., will amble across a harvested hemp field during both DTour weekends, suspended from an extendable forklift and activated by puppeteers from the region. If you’re catching a performance on Saturday, Oct 8, be sure to stop by StrassenFest in downtown Plain (just down the block!)

“Sowing the seed, my hand is one with the earth.””

Whether harvesting enormous, brightly painted vegetables made by River Valley School students, St. Luke’s Church & Youth from the Diocese of Madison — or taking a well-deserved break as every farmer needs to, now & again — the Farmer will be a mighty sight to see all 10 days of the DTour!

Special thanks to: Ray Ring, Sheila Carver, Bob Neuheisel, Melissa Marx, Kendra Schluter, Jim Captain, Ashley Olson, Nick Studnicka, Andy Kraemer, Steve Frank, Matt Price, John Feiner, Steve Kraemer, Max Nachreiner, Tim Price, Taylor Riek, Ben Ring, Scott Ring, Jason Schluter, Greg Kraemer, Mark Alt, Tory Tepp, Connie Anderson, Alicia Cosnahan, Kasey Maxwell, TJ Wunnicke, Ed Liegel, Sarah Butler, Mandy Herrick, AnnaJo Doerr & Rufus Jupiter.