On Sunday, October 16th, from noon till 4pm, enjoy the colors of the harvest season while roaming the landscape and basking in the beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 800-acre homestead at this family-oriented event! Discover the seamless blend of architecture and nature on a self-guided tour of the grounds or participate in various immersive and educational add-on activities. We’re here to help you create the Taliesin experience you’ve always envisioned. Space is limited. Reserve your FREE General Admission tickets to A Day at Taliesin online today!
This free, immersive experience gives visitors the chance to explore Taliesin’s grounds at their own pace, meet local vendors, and take in the landscape that inspired Wright’s organic architecture. Be sure to pre-register for our exciting add-ons!
Your day will start at our Wright-designed Visitor Center at 5607 County Road C, Spring Green. We encourage you to arrive at noon. At check-in, you’ll receive a parking pass, map, wristband, and packet of information about the buildings at Taliesin. Activity sheets are available at the front desk for our younger guests.
Bring a blanket and enjoy picnicking on the grass! Pre-packaged sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase in the Gift Shop at the Visitor Center. [Note: alcohol is not permitted.]
Wanna be part of the fun? Volunteer at this event! Help us orient guests, learn, and share information about this historic property. Apply today!
FREE for Children 9 & Under
12:30pm – 1:30pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Join us for a conversation about the interconnectedness of land and culture while enjoying a 1-mile walk across Taliesin’s grounds. This completely outdoor, family-oriented tour will speak to Taliesin’s natural history using Wright as the connecting theme between topics. Explore the landscape that he felt drawn to and learn about the geology, ecology, and agricultural history of southwest Wisconsin that attracts so many people to the Driftless Area.
$5/Child – Includes Activity Bag
12:45pm – 1:30pm
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Ready to explore architecture and design with your senses? Families, join us at Hillside to measure and draw a floor plan in the Drafting Studio. Feel the texture of objects found in nature as you create your earth art, build architecture with your bodies, and explore light and shadow in the space within.
|MINI CHEF COMPETITION
1:15pm – 2:15pm
Compete for the top prize of Mini Chef Champion in this fun & light-hearted culinary competition. After a secret menu reveal, each participant will have 30 minutes to prepare, plate, and present their dish. Participants will then be judged according to: the creative use of ingredients; how sustainably they prepared their dish; sportsmanship and courtesy to other competitors; and the look and taste of the finished dish. There will be three groups of competitors: 6-9 (must be accompanied by an adult), 10-12, and 13-15 years of age, and everyone will receive a certificate.
The self-guided tours begin on a picturesque rural estate that has some unique characteristics. All self-guided tours require a significant amount of standing, stair climbing, and walking on uneven terrain. There are several series of steps and some are without handrails. Some exterior walkways consist of loose gravel or grassy pathways. We share this information so that all guests may be fully prepared for what to expect. Please call directly if you have questions: #877-588-7900 Ext 229
Wear attire appropriate for the fall weather and comfortable shoes to walk the grounds. Building interiors will not be accessible, but visitors can walk around the exteriors of structures.
Portable, including two ADA restrooms, will be available on-site. However, it is recommended that visitors use the ADA bathrooms at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center before departing. Restrooms and restricted areas will be marked with signage and noted on an estate map.
Add-on tickets are non-refundable and a credit will not be given, even if plans change due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the unfortunate event that Taliesin Preservation cancels the event or an add-on, guests will be notified in advance and offered a full refund to the original payment method.
We expect to have a waitlist for this event. If you are registered and can no longer attend, please notify us at #877-588-7900 or via email at: email@example.com