Wheatland Music Organization, Inc. is based near Remus, Michigan. Founded in 1974, the charitable and educational organization has grown from offering a single event, to offering activities year-round, to meet its mission of preserving and presenting the traditional arts. Traditional arts are considered those learned person to person, passed from generation to the next, and influenced by culture, family, ethnicity, and era.
Over 200 traditional artists from across the nation are contracted each year to present at the annual festival, traditional arts weekend and many community education outreach programs.
Volunteers contribute approximately 10,000 hours planning and carrying out programs and maintaining the 160 acre centennial farm. Each year approximately 30,000 persons are consumers of programs, workshops, lessons, presentations, and more. Programming includes music, dance and arts lessons, children and family programs, music jamborees, traditional square and contra dances, scholarship, underwriting of concerts, touring arts series, an annual Traditional Arts Weekend (family camp) and the annual Festival.