Celebrating 50 Years – The Lands’ End Jam 2013


The Lands’ End Jam has been called the perfect cross between Summerfest and Concerts on the Square. This year we were proud to bring back two of our favorites bands from past years – Classical Blast and Piano Fondue. But we were especially thrilled to bring in legendary Eagles’ guitarist Don Felder as this year’s “memory making” headliner.




From pony rides and a petting zoo, to face painting and games, something tells us the littlest members of the Lands’ End family had just as much fun as their parents.




It’s been nearly ten years since Wisconsin’s state mascot made a visit to Lands’ End. But wouldn’t you know, Bucky showed up to congratulate the crowd on this monumental anniversary. He danced to the music, partied with the kids and even helped to call a few games of bingo – before heading back to training camp at UW Madison.




Sometimes it pays to be located in the middle of a cornfield. This was the first time we embarked on the creation of a massive maze and we’re pretty sure people will be talking about it for years to come. This five-acre maze was created for the company’s anniversary, and thousands of people navigating their way through it.





Corn, corn and more corn!  That’s what our employees told us when we asked them what they wanted us to bring back from past Lands’ End picnics. And when you live right next to Cobb, Wisconsin, that was one request we were happy to fill. Thousands of local ears of corn were roasted at this event and by the end of the night it was hard to find a person without just a little bit of butter dripping from their chin.




When our employees told us they wanted us bring back bingo, we weren’t sure how it would go over. However, as soon as the first number was called, you could have heard a pin drop in this crowd of thousands. For a half hour straight, everyone (and we mean everyone) was heads down playing. Who would have guessed that such an old-fashioned game played at our first Lands’ End picnic back in 1979 would be such a hit.



Our 50th anniversary Lands’ End Jam was a huge success and we look forward to 50 more summers of celebrating with family and friends out here in the rolling hills of southern Wisconsin.



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