Around and About: Fall Festival of Artists at Wilde Prairie Winery

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Fall Festival of Artists
Wilde Prairie Winery
September 12, 12pm-9pm
September 13, 12pm-6pm
48052 259th Street
Brandon, SD 57005

The weather is cooling down a bit which reminds us that there are so many fall festivities to look forward to attending! I found out about this festival from the owner of Wilde Prairie Winery and artist, Victoria Wilde. She is a customer of mine at Mathison’s where she gets her paintings scanned for reprint. She hosts this festival every year along with many other events out at the winery. This art show is intended to be a benefit for the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. Both visitors and contributing artists have the chance to donate towards a great cause.


Last September, I visited Wilde Prairie Winery for the Fall Festival of Artists. I traveled to Brandon, South Dakota where the winery is located. Their property includes their vineyard, tasting room, and gift shop. When you go to the Fall Festival of Artists, look for the white barn.

It was a three day long festival last year, and I was able to make it out on the first day when they had the wine tasting. The entirety of the festivities are located inside the barn. It is beautifully decorated on the inside; white twinkly lights were strung above my head. There was a musician playing while I wandered around looking at the artwork, including the work of the owner Victoria Wilde. After I had visited with each of the artists I stopped by the wine tasting table. I was able to taste several varieties of delicious wine. I was even able to keep the Wilde Prairie Winery etched wine glass that I had used for the tasting!

This year it will be a two day festival with an artist meet and greet, silent auction, and live music by the Country Grass band on the 12th and an artist meet and greet, art sales, silent auction and live music by Billy Lurkin on the 13th.

If you would like to be a contributing part of the next Fall Festival of Artists this coming September, please contact Victoria Wilde (605-582-6471) as soon as you can. She is looking for a few more artists to be a part of her event! []

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