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Experience the Great Midwest Crane Fest

Register now for the first annual Great Midwest Crane Fest – Celebrating Community and Conservation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, from November 10 to 12, 2022, to see thousands of Sandhill Cranes gather near the Wisconsin River before flying south for the winter.

Witness the marvel of Wisconsin’s largest crane congregation and participate in guided crane-viewing tours, photography and crane behavior workshops, conservation-related lectures, and extraordinary events. Explore the beautiful landscapes and rich histories connecting the festival hosts, the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the International Crane Foundation.

Registration & Admission

$55 Friday and Saturday
$30 Single day Friday
$35 Single day Saturday

$6 Youth (ages 6-17)

Ages 5 and under are free.

Festival registration includes entrance to the Aldo Leopold Foundation and International Crane Foundation and events at each site, including lectures and tours of the Cranes of the World and Leopold Shack. Please note that capacity may be limited for select events.

You may also register for one or more seminars or add-on tours for additional fees.

Please remember that the festival is rain or shine and registration is non-refundable.

To view the schedule and register




The festival is located at the edge of the Driftless Area in southern Wisconsin, approximately a three-hour drive from either Minneapolis or Chicago:

International Crane Foundation
E11376 Shady Lane Road
Baraboo, WI

Aldo Leopold Foundation
E13701 Levee Road
Baraboo, WI