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Smokey Hollow Campground

Just Minutes Away From Devil’s Lake State Park!

Baraboo Hills Campground

Merry Mac’s Campground

W9935 McGowan Rd • Lodi, WI 53555

E10545 Terrytown Rd. • Baraboo, WI 53913

E12995 Halweg Rd • Merrimac, WI 53561

(608) 635-4806

(608) 356-8505

(608) 493-2367

Whether you are looking for a weekend filled with activities or the quiet relaxation of a secluded campground, Smokey Hollow is the place for you and your family!

We invite you to make Baraboo Hills Campground your home away from home while you visit all the excitement of the Wisconsin Dells, natural beauty of Devil’s Lake State Park, or fun of the Circus World Museum.

Welcome to one of the BEST campgrounds in Wisconsin! Merry Mac’s Campground is a family friendly campground nestled between the South shore of Devil’s Lake and Lake Wisconsin.

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o matter the season, Sauk County is filled with four seasons of fun waiting to be discovered – and all just a short drive away.

Welcome!

Traveling through Sauk County, one has endless choices of beautiful drives, such as Scenic Byway 60 through Spring Green, Highway 113 through Merrimac and Baraboo, Sauk County enjoys one of the most beautiful or Highway 136 near North Freedom and Reedsburg. Don’t forget to save time for a locations in all of Wisconsin. The county is drive through the many Amish communities. crowned by the Baraboo Bluffs, designated as a "National Natural Landmark" by the Combine all of that with comfortable U.S. Department of Interior. Sauk County has lodging, restaurants and friendly people three state parks, with the most popular and you’ll understand why Sauk County being Devil’s Lake. People come from all over is another Wisconsin gem waiting to be the world to camp, hike, fish, boat, ski and explored. golf in Sauk County. Use this guide as your first step in planning A sampling of the multitude of intriguing recreational, educational, and cultural attractions that really set Sauk County apart, include a visit to The International Crane Foundation, Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, Ho Chunk Casino, Mid-Continent Railway, and the ever popular Wisconsin Dells.

a getaway to Sauk County. More resources and travel information are also available on TravelWisconsin.com. On behalf of Wisconsin’s tourism industry, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

Sincerely,

Stephanie Klett Secretary Wisconsin Department of Tourism


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PROUDLY SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce PO Box 442, 600 W. Chestnut St. Baraboo, WI 53913 800-BARABOO www.baraboo.com

Lake Wisconsin/Lodi Chamber of Commerce PO Box 441 Poynette, WI 53955-0441 608-635-8070 www.lakewisconsin.org

Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce 109 Phillips Blvd. Sauk City, WI 53583 1-800-683-2453 www.saukprairie.com

Downtown Baraboo Inc. PO Box 317 Baraboo, WI 53913 www.downtownbaraboo.com

Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce 240 Railroad St., PO Box 142 Reedsburg, WI 53959 800-844-3507 www.reedsburg.org

Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce Spring Green - Plain - Lone Rock - Arena PO Box 3, 259 E. Jefferson St. Spring Green, WI 53588 800-588-2042 www.springgreen.com

Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Airport Baraboo, WI www.airnav.com/airport/kdll Baraboo Area Travel Information www.BarabooNow.com Devils Lake Area Information www.devilslakewisconsin. com or www.wiparks.net Mirror Lake Area Information www.mirrorlakewisconsin.com Sauk County Development Corporation 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913-0033 608-355-2084 www.scdc.com Sauk County Department of Planning and Zoning 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-3285 www.co.sauk.wi.us Sauk County Historical Society PO Box 651, Baraboo, WI 53913 • 608-356-1001 www.saukcounty.com Sauk County UW-Extension 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI 53913-2404 608-355-3250 sauk.uwex.edu Sauk Prairie Area Airport www.saukprairieriverway.com Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau PO Box 390, 701 Superior St., Wis. Dells, WI 53965-0390 www.wisdells.com Village of Merrimac PO Box 26, 100 Cook St., Merrimac, WI 53561 www.villageofmerrimac.org

BARABOO/WEST BARABOO The City of Baraboo is located in the south central part of Wisconsin 8 miles from I-90/94, within Sauk County. It is 45 miles northwest of Madison, located along USH 12 and STHs 33, 136, 113, 123, approximately midway between Minneapolis and Chicago. Situated between Devil's Lake State Park and the Wisconsin Dells, home of Circus World Museum. Baraboo is the destination for thousands of tourists each year. West Baraboo is a vibrant village located along USH 12 and adjacent to the City of Baraboo in south central Wisconsin. Traffic counts at the intersection of USH 12 and STH 33 in the heart of West Baraboo are the highest in the area. All traffic heading to the Wisconsin Dells area on USH 12 passes through West Baraboo. PLAIN The Village of Plain is located in the south central part of Wisconsin along STH 23, within Sauk County. It is 45 miles northwest of Madison; 7 miles north of STH 14; 19 miles south of STH 33; and 18 miles west of USH 12, approximately midway between Minneapolis and Chicago. REEDSBURG The City of Reedsburg is located in the south central part of Wisconsin along STH 33 and 23, within Sauk County. It is 60 miles northwest of Madison and is 15 miles west of Interstate 90/94, approximately midway between Minneapolis and Chicago. SPRING GREEN The Village of Spring Green is located in the south central part of Wisconsin along USH 14, and STHs 23 & 60, within Sauk County. It is 40 miles northwest of Madison, approximately midway between Minneapolis and Chicago. LAKE DELTON/WISCONSIN DELLS Lake Delton is located in south central Wisconsin adjacent to I-90/94 and USH 12 in the Northeast corner of Sauk County. It is 55 miles Northwest of Madison and approximately midway between Minneapolis and Chicago. Lake Delton and the adjacent City of Wisconsin Dells make up the area known as Wisconsin Dells. SAUK PRAIRIE RIVERWAY Situated at the entrance of Sauk County, the Sauk Prairie area serves as a gateway to the lower Wisconsin River Valley and Baraboo Bluffs. The area is made of the Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Merrimac, Roxbury, Leland, Witwen, Denzer, and Black Hawk communities. We are minutes away from Madison (Wisconsin’s state capital), Wisconsin Dells, Devil’s Lake State Park and major highway systems that will take you to other Wisconsin destinations. Spend a day hiking in one of our four state parks, take time to canoe or fish our unforgettable river and lakes, or bike our scenic country roads.


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Where Art and Nature Meet. Spring Green and the River Valley area are special. Somehow, this land escaped last great Ice Age, as well as the one before that. What you see here, and nowhere else in the Upper Midwest, is a landscape sculpted at least a half million years earlier than anything else around it. The results are breathtaking: rolling hills and bluffs looking over the Wisconsin River Valley and infused with an ageless beauty. Spring Green was founded in 1857 by Welsh, English, Norwegian and German immigrants whose main industries were dairy and produce farms, lumbering, and cheese production. Today, agriculture remains integral to the area economy and its residents. Another tradition has grown on this land as well. The landscape and the people

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who have settled here have nurtured a dynamic and spirited arts scene. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theatre and The House on the Rock collectively attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Their experience is heightened by a host of artists, musicians and crafts people who live and work in the River Valley. Beyond all this, what makes Spring Green and the River Valley stand out is an infectious sense of community. The residents of this area are dedicated to helping their neighbors, serving their community and welcoming its visitors. We hope you’ll feel welcome and become part of the River Valley community as well-whether you’re visiting for a day or staying here permanently.


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Spring Green Preserve Located off Jones Road, two miles from Spring Green, the Spring Green Preserve has been called the “Wisconsin Desert,” with a variety of cacti, sand dunes and dry grasses. It is an area where forest meets bluff and bluff levels off into plains and dunes. The preserve’s self-guided trail allows you to learn as you go. At the trailhead, you will find a pamphlet containing blocks of information corresponding to each of a series of number markers along the trail.

SUPPER CLUB “Your Place For We are proud to serve Steaks & Seafood” CertifiedAngus Beef brand prime. SPRING GREEN The best of the best, top of the pyramid prime beef cuts.

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April thru October. River maps available at the UW Extension Office or the Chambers of Commerce.

are from 8 am to 11 pm daily in the summer and 8 am to 4 pm in other seasons. For more information you ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM can call the park directly at 608356-8301 or visit www.wiparks.net. Levee Road, Baraboo 550 Water Street, The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center is Baraboo INTERNATIONAL CRANE an educational facility based on the Sensational Big-Top Circus with FOUNDATION writings of famous environmentalist dogs, horses, acrobats, aerialists, E11376 Shady Lane Road, Aldo Leopold, best known as the jugglers, a real elephant, & clowns; Baraboo author of A Sand County Almanac. presented twice daily, rain or shine. Meet the cranes of the world, Visit us to learn why the Legacy Catch the new Tristan Crist Magic hike our prairie trails and shop Center has been rated as the Theatre featuring his mind-blowing our gift store. Open April 15greenest building in the United production “Theatre of Illusion.” October 31 guided tours at 10 am, States. We also offer guided and All shows & exhibits included in 1 pm, and 3 pm Memorial Day self-guided tours of the historic one low price! The rich heritage - Labor Day; weekends April, May, Leopold Shack, and guided tours of of the circus is showcased in September, & October. 608-356the Legacy Center (Admission fee). the world’s largest collections of 9462 or www.savingcranes.org Group tours can be scheduled any original circus wagons, advertising MIRROR LAKE STATE day but Sunday, and are available posters and big top memorabilia! PARK for a reduced rate. Open the last Elephant, pony and carousel E10320 Fern Dell Road, full week of April through the last rides, interactive kids programs, Baraboo full week of October. Mondayexhibits, guided tours, concerts, and Sandstone bluffs border a quiet Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm. For more demonstrations make it a full day lake. Hiking, picnicking, camping, information, call 608-355-0279 of fantastic family fun. Circus World swimming, fishing, boating (rentals or visit www.aldoleopold.org is located at a National Landmark available) & cross-country skiing. site of the Ringling Brothers Circus AL. RINGLING THEATRE Guided hikes and nature programs. 136 4th Avenue, Baraboo original headquarters. Discover the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Seth remarkable stories and spectacular Experience America’s prettiest Peterson Cottage located in park artifacts of the American circus playhouse! Inspired by the Opera (tours and overnight rental available). in Baraboo, 10 miles south of House in the Palace of Versailles, Admission fee 608-254-2333 France, the Al. Ringling Theatre was Wis. Dells, on Water Street (Hwy OCHSNER PARK & ZOO also the model for many early movie 113). Open year-round with shows 903 Park Street, Baraboo running everyday May 19 Sept. palaces. Built by circus magnate Free admission; year-round. Picnic 3. Magic shows continue daily Al. Ringling in 1915 as a gift to the area and playground available. through October 26. For schedule citizens of Baraboo, this theatre continues to provide plays, musicals, information and special events SAUK COUNTY call (608) 356-8341 or visit www. and concerts as well as movies. HISTORICAL SOCIETY circusworld/wisconsinhistory.org See our recently restored lobby MUSEUM and visit the newly opened A.R.T. 531 4th Avenue, Baraboo DEVIL’S LAKE STATE Gallery. Take a historic theatre A collection of Sauk County antiques PARK tour and listen to the Mighty Barton Baraboo and historical records in a turn-ofTheatre Organ (circa 1928). Tours the-century Baraboo home. Open Devil’s Lake State Park is located are offered daily at 11:00 am from year round. (Tuesday - Saturday, in Baraboo, Wisconsin and situated Memorial Day thru Labor Day and 12 pm - 5 pm) Donations accepted. along the Ice Age Trail and is are also available by appointment. www.saukcountyhistory.org visited by more than 1.2 million A small tour fee is charged. For people per year! With spectacular SUMMERSET THEATRE our current schedule of live events views from 500 foot cliffs, miles Baraboo and movies call 608-356-8080 of hiking trails, swimming areas Come and enjoy affordable, or check out our website at www. including 2 large sandy beaches, professional outdoor theatre alringling.com. You can contact hundreds of campsites, mountain overlooking the Baraboo the Al. Ringling Staff at info@ bike trails, cross country ski trails, Hills. Call (608) 355-5300 alringling.com or 608-356-8864. great climbs and so much more, for ticket information, or order it’s no wonder why Devil’s Lake BARABOO RIVER online from our website: www. is Wisconsin’s premiere natural Sauk County summersettheatre.com. Elroy to Baraboo canoeing, kayaking vacation destination! Park Hours: and rafting. Bring your own or rent in Devil’s Lake is open from 6 am to Reedsburg or Baraboo. Main season- 11 pm daily. Visitor Center hours

MERRIMAC DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT 608-493-2251 Sitting on top of one of the highest mountains in Wisconsin, Devil’s Head attracts skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels because of its 500 vertical feet of excitement. The resort also offers full restaurant choices, indoor and outdoor pools, and golf in the summer. www.devilsheadresort.com MERRIMAC FERRY Merrimac A free car ferry crosses the Wisconsin River at Highway 113. The ferry operates from midApril to November. Popularity of the 5-minute trip can result in delays (24-hours daily, weather permitting). 608-246-3806 MERRY MAC’S CAMPGROUND 608-493-2367 This 40-acre facility offers activities for all age groups, including a Swim Zone, water inflatables, jumping pillows, bikes, skate park, game room, fully furnished cabins, beach front yurts, rustic cabins, or tents. Daily passes are available! www.merrymacscampground.com

NORTH FREEDOM MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM E8948 Diamond Hill Road North Freedom Daily classic train rides (11, 1 & 3 pm) See diesel locomotive, antique freight cars, snow fighting equipment, elegant passenger cars. Indoor & outdoor exhibits. May - Labor Day. Admission fee. 608-522-4261 or toll free (800)9301385 or www.midcontinent.org

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ATTRACTIONS Reedsburg to Elroy, passing through LaValle. The trail connects to the prestigious Elroy-Sparta trail. Bike rentals available. State trail pass is required. Call Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-844-3507 PIONEER HISTORIC LOG VILLAGE Wisconsin 33, Reedsburg Historic settlement from 1880, including: log home, church, blacksmith shop, and school. Artifacts on display in museum. Open Memorial Day - September (weekends 1 pm - 4 pm). Group tours can be arranged upon request. Donations accepted.

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quartzite and depositing a layer of cobbles and boulders across its upturned edge," notes a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources description. Thousands of years of weathering and quarrying during the last century, have exposed virgin rock faces in the gorge. Ableman’s Gorge is owned by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin and was designated a State Natural Area in 1969.

SAUK CITY, PRAIRIE DU SAC NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK Sauk City The highlight of this 560 acre park is a large sandstone arch. A rock shelter on the site is believed inhabited by humans over 11,000 years ago. Open Spring - Fall. Admission fee. 608-356- 8301

SAUK CITY HISTORIC PARK The park consists of the Fair Valley schoolhouse, Old Time Candy Shoppe, the Hahn House, and one of the earliest Sauk City shops – The Boots & Shoes. Visitors can tour the buildings and purchase old time candy on Saturday afternoons in the summer. The park and riverwalk are open year-round. TRIPP MEMORIAL MUSEUM The museum contains a substantial archive of photographs, historical information, rotating exhibits, and one of the state’s largest collections of mounted birds. The museum is open year-round Friday, 9am – 1pm; Saturdays, 10am – 2pm; and during special weekend and evening events.

WOLLERSHEIM WINERY Prairie du Sac WISCONSIN BIG Nestled on the bluffs above the CAT RESCUE AND Wisconsin river, historic Wollersheim EDUCATIONAL CENTER Winery is known for its picturesque Rock Springs hillside vineyards and underground A place for you and your family to aging cellars. The winery makes come visit and see the most majestic THE RIVER ARTS CENTER both traditional barrel-aged reds animals on earth—THE BIG CATS. as well as innovative white wines 105 9th Street Come see lions, tigers and leopards, Prairie du Sac such as its well-known Prairie all living out their life in peace and Fume’. Guided tours and wine Established in 2000 as a tranquility, here at the Wisconsin Big comprehensive cultural center, tastings available daily year-round Cat Rescue. The animals here were 10 am-5 pm. Outdoor wine garden with a 500 seat proscenium brought in for a safe and healthy available spring through fall. 608theatre, gallery and meeting space. home. Open daily from 9 am to 5 643-6515 or 1-800-VIP-WINE Available to host business and pm, June through September. Open social events. 608-643-5636 (847-9463) www.wollersheim.com weekends October through May. or www.riverartscenter.org www.wisconsinbigcats.org RIVER ARTS ON ABLEMAN’S GORGE WATER GALLERY Sauk 608-643-5215 • www. Located on Hwy 136, just west riverartsandgallery.org of Rock Springs. The gorge was The River Arts on Water Gallery is a AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE formed when the Baraboo River gallery and event space dedicated carved a path through Baraboo to the cultural and ecological vitality 5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green quartzite, Cambrian sandstone, and of the Sauk Prairie community. It A professional, classic theatre conglomerate. Shear cliffs rise about features local and regional artists located just outside Spring Green, 200 feet above the river, and extend from all mediums. It is also the Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres for three-quarters of a mile. "The administrative office for River Arts site tells a fascinating geological Inc. and a ticket outlet for River Arts of hilly woods and meadows, APT story of changing conditions in an Inc events. The gallery hosts monthly boasts two theatre spaces, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater ancient sea that first rose quietly house concerts, as well as gallery and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone against a cliff of quartzite and then, talks, classes and workshops. It Theatre. From June through October, as layers of sediments gradually is open Tuesday through Saturday APT produces eight plays in rotating decreased the relief between sea 10-5, and Sunday 11-3. repertory – five Up the Hill and three floor and land, surged against in the Touchstone Theatre. Central the top of the cliff, wearing away

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to APT’s mission is a commitment to making these great works accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible as well as educating younger generations in the joys of these classic plays. With annual attendance of over 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $4 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theatre devoted to the classics. Call 608-588-2361 or visit www.americanplayers.org FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT VISITOR CENTER, BOOKSTORE & CAFE 5607 County Highway C, Spring Green The Taliesin estate including Hillside School and other buildings. Open May - October for guided tours. Weekend tours available in April & November. Admission fee. 608-588-7900 or www. taliesinpreservation.org HOUSE ON THE ROCK 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green, WI 53533 It is a place of mystery and intrigue- a place where one person’s imagination and dreams have become reality. Located near Spring Green, Wisconsin, the House on the Rock is a unique place where memories of a lifetime are truly made. www.thehouseontherock.com

WISCONSIN DELLS H.H. BENNETT STUDIO & HISTORY CENTER 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells Picture yourself making history in over 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits. See the Dells of the past in stunning 3-D. Visit the only preserved 19th century photography studio in existence. May 1 October 1. A State of Wisconsin Historic Site 608-253-3523


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From the Empire Prairie to the Mighty Mississippi, Wisconsin’s 100-mile Scenic Byway 60 follows the graceful curves of the Lower Wisconsin River. This patch of our planet sparkles, by sunny day or starry night, with the wild beauty of nature left to its own devices for thousands and thousands of years. And nowhere so apt is Heraclitus’s adage that you can’t step into the same river twice. In constant flux, the “river of a thousand isles” continuously sculpts its sandbars, shifts its channels, varies its flows, and repaints its colors, according to the whims

of the weather gods. Here golden bluffs crop out of emerald hills and valleys that roll into rushing streams to the lively river. These waters beckon fishermen, canoeists, kayakers, and boaters. Here birdwatchers and botanists can go bananas while, chances are, an eagle is watching them. As transcendent as the ancient driftless area landscape itself is the history encoded in its formations. Hundreds of effigy mound earthworks, still alive to the touch, stand today as spiritual gifts and messages

from those who occupied this land in the deep past. The more recent settlements on the Byway route from Lodi to Prairie du Chien have tried to complement rather than conflict with the pristine qualities of driftless Nature. Each has its own enticing history and contemporary flavor. They offer a rich range of camping, lodging, dining, outdoor and indoor recreation, archeological pursuits, and other learning options. They welcome both the seriously energetic and those who seek serious

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Visit www.scenic60.com for more information, or contact: Lodi Chamber of Commerce

From the Empire Prairie to the Mighty Mississippi

102 N. Main • Lodi, WI 53555 www.lodiwisconsin.com • (608) 592-4412

Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce 109 Phillips Blvd. • Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com • (608) 643-4168

Spring Green Chamber of Commerce

259 E. Jefferson St • Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 588-2054

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sauk city & prairie du sac WOLLERSHEIM WINERY

Home of Prairie Fumé ™

Historic winery & vineyards nestled in the hills overlooking the Wisconsin River.

Open Year-round, 10-5 pm Tours & Tastings Daily

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Just 25 miles northwest of Madison 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 800-VIP-WINE � wollersheim.com

Situated at the entrance of Sauk County, the Sauk Prairie area serves as a gateway to the lower Wisconsin River Valley and Baraboo Bluffs. We are minutes away from Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Devil’s Lake State Park and major highway systems that will take you to other Wisconsin destinations. Whether the Sauk Prairie area is your final destination or you are just passing through, stop by to enjoy the rolling hills, pastoral meadows, dramatic bluffs, the Wisconsin River, or eagle viewing during winter. Those features are what make this area a favorite destination for vacationers year round. The question in the Sauk Prairie area is not what to do, but what’s your interest? Culinary? We’ve got that. Visit Wollersheim Winery for daily tours and tastings, or Cedar

We have it all at River’s Edge Mall

Grove Cheese to tour a Travel Green environmentally sound cheese-making business. Fishing and boating? We’ve got that, too. With boat launches on the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin, plus entrance to the south end of the everpopular Devil’s Lake State Park, we can keep you busy. Shopping? How about a 14,000 square foot antique mall, small boutiques, or western ware at the Cayuse Shop. We have specialty stores featuring unique gifts, sporting equipment, Harley-Davidson cycles and apparel, and extraordinary wine, cheese, and meats. Skiing and snowboarding? Devil’s Head Resort is located in Merrimac and is the ultimate four season resort with one of the highest mountains in Wisconsin. History? We’re full of it. Sauk City is the oldest incorporated village in Wisconsin. Check in with the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society at Tripp Memorial Museum, or take a walking tour through the Sauk City Historic Park. You can spend a day hiking in one of our four state parks or bike our scenic country roads. Take a trip on the Merrimac Ferry, Wisconsin’s only free ferry, which accommodates both vehicles and bicycles. Catch a

show at the River Arts Center, the community’s 500-seat performing arts theater and gallery exhibit space. We could go on and on! The Sauk Prairie area also features an array of events, from celebrations at Wollersheim Winery such as the Ice Wine Release, Ruby Nouveau Tasting and A Vintage Christmas, to a Civil War Re-enactment in the Historic Park, to the Polka on the Riverway. Sauk Prairie HarleyDavidson’s MDA Freedom Ride draws in hundreds of bikers to this charitable benefit, which takes advantage of the scenic roads. And we can’t forget about two events that make this area special: Cow Chips and Eagles (unrelated, of course!). For the full list of Sauk Prairie area events, see the back cover of this guide.

Hardware, Housewares & Gifts, Home Decor, Full Service Floral Shop, Clothing, Seasonal Items, Toys, Crafts, Garden Center, Western/ English Saddles, Hats, Boots, Jeans, Camping, Hunting and Fishing, Sporting Arms, Ammo, License, Live Bait, LP Tanks, and More! Serving the Community for over 60 years!

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Excavating & Plumbing, LLC

850 19th Street - Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin 53578 • Residential • Commercial • Agricultural • Basements • Septic Systems • Trucking - Bedding Sand, Gravel and Black Dirt

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sauk city & prairie du sac wisconsin state cow chip throw Friday night and Saturday of Labor Day weekend Marion Park, Prairie du Sac (Grand Avenue and First Street)

Recognized in TripAdvisor’s “America’s Top Ten Wackiest Summer Events.” Come ready to test your arm at beating the State Cow Chip Throw record of 248 feet. This event features two stages of free entertainment, arts and crafts fair, 5K & 10K run, and much more!

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sauk city & prairie du sac EAGLE WATCHING IN SAUK PRAIRIE Bald Eagle Watching Days January 18 & 19, 2013 River Arts Center 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac

Interesting seminars, fabulous humorists, exhibits, and free bus tours to eagle watching hot spots round out the weekend. All events are free on Bald Eagle Watching Days weekend. Can’t make Eagle Days? Visit Sauk Prairie for the annual Eagle Watching Bus Tours on Saturdays throughout January and February. Please visit www.ferrybluffeaglecouncil.org for more information.

Summer Cycling Starts at

“The Dealer Who Cares”

836 Phillips Blvd., Sauk City, Hwy 12

(608)643-3735

Mon - Thur 9-6 • Fri - 9-8, Sat - Sun 9-5

Celebrating Over 30 Years in Business

Cameo Antique Mall • Antiques/Collectibles • Restoration/Care Products • Appraisals

Free Wireless Internet • Free Expanded Continental Breakfast Meeting/Conference Rooms • Indoor Pool Heated to 89° Whirlpool and Sauna Whirlpool Suites • Wine Packages Available Hwy. 12 • Sauk City • 608-643-6625 1-800-342-6625 (Wisconsin Only) www.cedarberryinn.com

Pharmacists Pharmacists made made easy. easy. Whether you’re travelling through, moving to the area, or just wanting a new pharmacist, we’ve made the whole process a lot easier.

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OpenYear Round 10-5Everyday,ClosedWed. (608) 643-8000

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Drive Up Window with Evening Drop Box 405 Water St. | Prairie du Sac, WI | (608) 643-3396

Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Sunday 9am-Noon


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POLKA ON THE RIVERWAY Saturday, July 28, 2013 12 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for this community street festival, located on the banks of the beautiful Wisconsin River in downtown Prairie du Sac. The event features three bands, a tentcovered dance floor, beer tent, specialty foods, arts and crafts fair, car show, free kids’ activities, an adventure race, and more!

German & American Dining

Dorf Haus

Come for the food...

Stay For The Experience

Located at the corner of Hwy. 78 & 12, Sauk City

608-643-2305

Serving one of the area’s best Fish Frys for decades.

Dining Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday- Saturday 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. The Best In Gemutlichkeit!

Take the scenic drive out Hwy. 12 & Enjoy German Specials Served In A Bavarian Country Atmosphere ~ Dine Among Beautiful Stained Glass Windows, Genuine Antiques & Paintings Of German Castles

Serving Times Sunday 4:30-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00-9:00pm Bar Open 4:00pm Daily

8931 Hwy. Y Sauk City, WI 53583

Featuring a Bavarian Smorgasbord First Monday of Every Month Year Round. First and Third Monday June-October.

608-643-3980 E-mail: dorfhaus@chorus.net www.foodspot.com/dorfhaus

Full Menu Available Check out our

Daily Specials in the ad in the dining section


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sauk city & prairie du sac Buy tickets online at

www.riverartscenter.org or at the Sauk Prairie Community Education Center 730 Monroe Street, Sauk City

608-643-8386

The River Arts Center was established in 2000 as a comprehensive cultural center. With a 500 seat theatre, a gallery and meeting space, the River Arts Center presents a wide variety of the arts, as well as, serving as a place to host business and social events year round. Located only 18 miles from Madison in the picturesque communities of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City, the River Arts Center is only a few blocks from the downtowns. An evening of theatre or a visit to the gallery may be combined

with a day of sightseeing in the scenic and historic area on the banks of the Wisconsin River. The River Arts Center is available for rental with a knowledgeable staff available to answer your questions or provide insight and expertise needed to make your show, meeting, or presentation exactly what you want. For a list of current shows and exhibits visit www. riverartscenter.org


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sauk city • prairie du sac • merrimac

Merrimac Community Fest August 4 & 5, 2012

• Angus Beef and Pork from Wyttenbach Family Farms • 24 Foot Fresh Meat Case • Deli Case • Fresh Fish

Hours:

Mon-Fri 8am–6pm Saturday 8am–2pm 1940 Prairie Street • Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (608) 644-1213

www.wmeats.com

• Award Winning Sausage Products • Fresh Brats, Over 30 Flavors • Venison Processing • Gift Boxes and Gift Certificates


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ice age trail Snaking through 30 counties, the Ice Age Trail marks the southernmost edge of glaciers from the last Ice Age.

About 12,000 to 18,000 years ago, monstrous ice sheets, over two miles thick at their point of origin, stretched from northern Canada to cover much of Wisconsin and North America. Mounds of glacial material were deposited at the forward edge of the glacier, forming the terminal moraine. The Ice Age Trail is part of the National Park Service National Scenic Trail System. The Trail loosely follows the terminus of the glaciers from the last ice age. It traverses the state starting at Potawatomi State Park in Door County, runs southeast through the Kettle Moraines to Janesville, turns north going west of Madison, through Devil's Lake State Park, north to Langlade County, and then meanders west through northern forests to Interstate State Park on the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. Currently, about 600 miles out of a total of about 1100 planned miles are completed statewide. The Lodi Valley Chapter volunteers construct and maintain trails, lead hikes and field trips, educate, and assist in land stewardship. Chapter activities include full moon hikes, periodic trail improvement days, National Trails Day activities, and special interest hikes. Chapter Coordinator: Bill Beers 608-592-2031 For more information visit www.iceagetrail.org


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antique & collectible shops A to Z Antiques E9243 Hwy 136, North Freedom (608)552-4945 Antiques on Main 223 East Main St., Reedsburg (608) 524-0000 Antique Mall Of Wisconsin Dells 720 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608)254-2422 www.wisconsinantiquedealers.com

Penguin Antiques 836 Water St., Sauk Prairie Prairie Flowers & Gifts 615 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City 608-644-8600 River Arts on Water Gallery 590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 608-643-5215 www.riverartsandgallery.org

Arts Antiquest Collectibles E10445 Xanadu Rd., Wis. Dells (608)254-7229

River’s Edge Cards, Crafts & Collectibles 500 Water Street, Sauk City 608-643-2433 www.riversedgemall.com

Back Door Antiques 124 3rd St., Baraboo (608)356-2611

Robbins Nest 255 South Main Street, Loganville (608) 727-4731

Bluebell Trail 410 Phillips St., Sauk City (608)669-7348

Sunfall 139 S. Main, Lodi (608)592.4012 Antiques, Art, Gifts. Located in historic bank building.

Braun’s Happy Landing 30 North Judson, Lake Delton (608)253-5394 Cameo Antique Mall 827 Water St., Sauk City (608)643-8000 Curious Clutter 717 South Blvd., Baraboo (608)393-4097 Days Gone By Antique Mall 729-731 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608)254-6788 www.days-gone-by.com Etcetera by BLH 452 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 608-370-6530 My Gang Antique Mall 14 W. Munroe St., Wisconsin Dells (608)253-2029 Oak Street Antiques 530 Oak St., Baraboo (608)355-1301 Parson's Indian Trading Post 370 Wisc. Dells Pkwy., Wis. Dells 608-254-8533

Three Bats In The Belfry 203 Portage St.. Lodi (608)592-3342 Antiques, Garden Decor and much more. Located in historic church. Treasure Mill 211 West Main Street, La Valle (608) 985-7300 Weathered Barn Antiques E10560 Alcan Dr., Lake Delton (608)254-7796 The Window Sill 525 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 608-644-8909 www.thewindowsill.com Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall S2279 Timothy Lane, Baraboo (608) 356-7600 www.wisconsindellsantiquemall.com antiquemall@centurytel.net


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LAKE WISCONSIN Wisconsin means dark waters in a Native American language. The dark water of the Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin comes from the very dark roots of the Tamarack trees which line its banks in the northern part of the state and bleed a natural dye into the river. Many varieties of fish thrive in these waters, making Lake Wisconsin and the Wisconsin River a fisherman’s paradise. The 9,500 acre lake has 57 miles of shoreline, and the lake and river have more than 18 miles of navigable waterway with a depth that varies to a maximum of 40 feet. Boaters love to dock at the many sand bars for a swim, picnic or even to camp overnight. Tourists from all over the world come here to relax and enjoy this beautiful area. Once a favorite hunting and fishing ground of the early tribes, it is now a popular tourist destination for camping and water sports, as well as, more leisurely activities and family adventures. The Merrimac Ferry, named “Colsac” because it bridges Columbia and Sauk counties, is a highlight to experience and the only free ferry in the state. It crosses the Wisconsin River from Highway 113 in Merrimac south to the junction of Highways 188 and 113 just north of Lodi. Trip time is 10 minutes, and 15 cars (trailers too) can cross at one time. It runs 24 hours a day during the months the lake is not frozen. Top it off with a stop at a nearby restaurant or ice cream stand.

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www.lakewisconsin.org • www.lodiwisconsin.com LODI/LAKE WISCONSIN: PO Box 43, Lodi, WI 53555 • 608-592-4412 Visit us at www.lodiwisconsin.com for complete listing of events and businesses!

JUST 35 MINUTES FROM MADISON OR WISCONSIN DELLS Motels • Restaurants Resorts • Free Ferry Skiing • Campgrounds Specialty Shops Fishing • Boat Rentals Golf • Bait & Tackle Wineries & More 2012 Events: Susie the Duck Day, Brew-B-Que, Lodi Wine Walk & Shop


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LAKE WISCONSIN

Lake Wisconsin is part of the Wisconsin River system created by the dam in Prairie du Sac. The dam began construction in 1915 and was completed sometime in 1924. From a favorite hunting and fishing ground of the early Indian tribes in the area, it is now a popular tourist destination for boating, fishing, camping, hunting and all family adventures. The area has campgrounds, resorts, motels, taverns, and fine dining to entice almost any vacationer. Every season is spectacular and will provide memories for a lifetime. Lake Wisconsin is 9500 acres and has 57 miles of shoreline. Depth varies to a maximum depth of 40 feet.

FITZ’S ON THE LAKE On Beautiful Lake Wisconsin Howie & Asta Blanchar, Owners W11602 Hwy. V, Lodi, WI 53555 (608)592-3302 • Fax: (608)592-3997 Open @ 9am-Close M-F, 7am-Close Sat-Sun

Steaks • Seafood • Sandwiches • Appetizers Breakfast • Sunday Brunch • Friday Fish Fry Middleton Cty. P

Open 7 Days a Week Outdoor seating area Take out orders by boat or car Plenty of Pier parking

Sauk City

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LAKE WISCONSIN

The Legend of Susie the Duck... A long time ago, (1948) a country mallard made Lodi her home. She settled in the downtown area and laid her eggs in a large masonry basket full of beautiful flowers. When her eggs hatched, she drew quite a bit of attention as locals and visitors came to observe her brood. Lodi's then police chief and his granddaughter also came to see the small fuzzy baby ducklings and their mother. The chief asked his granddaughter what she thought the mother duck's name should be? She replied "Susie". Susie has faithfully returned to her flower basket for years, raising many ducklings and much media attention. Through the years, many "Susies’" have nested in the flower basket. Each year Lodi hosts an annual "Susie the Duck Day" celebrating the famous fowl who nests in the heart of Lodi.

The Finest in Steaks & Seafood “Fit for an oceanfront” - Wisconsin State Journal

“Friday fish “A memorable fry fun” dining experience” - Lodi Enterprise - Wisconsin State Journal 12

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1.5 Miles from Ferry Crossing on Hwy. 188

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Bar opens at 3 pm. Dinners served at 4 p.m. Enjoy our large outdoor patio & bar. Fresh cut steaks • Fish Specials • Friday fish fry experts Pasta • Pizza • Fish Tacos • Tequila Shrimp • Prawns Wine • Specialty Drinks & 40 Imported, Domestic and Seasonal Beers Sunday Breakfast 9am-12:30pm • Weekday $7.95 Full Dinner Deals

W12690 Hwy 188 Lodi • Open 7 days a week (May - October) 608-592-4266 • www.fishtalesrestaurant.com

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travel green wisconsin

As you travel, patronize certified Travel Green Wisconsin businesses. They've invested in sustainable travel practices. Travel Green Wisconsin is a voluntary program that reviews, certifies and recognizes tourism businesses and organizations that have made a commitment to reducing their environmental impact. Specifically, the program encourages participants to evaluate their operations, set goals and take specific actions towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability. Above all, the Travel Green Wisconsin program is designed to protect the beauty and vitality of Wisconsin’s landscape and natural resources. Wisconsin’s natural resources, wildlife and cultural diversity are among

its most important tourism assets. Efforts to preserve them for future generations serves the best interest of Wisconsin travelers, as well as its tourism industry and the state’s overall economy. The program is also designed to educate travelers to Wisconsin about sustainable tourism practices. It promotes smart business practices, giving the state’s tourismrelated businesses and organizations a significant point of differentiation from their competitors, and supports the state’s overall tourism brand. Visit our website to learn more at www.travelwisconsin.com.

Visit the

Leopold Center and Leopold Shack & Farm

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center E13701 Levee Rd., Baraboo American Players Theatre 5950 Golf Course Rd., Spring Green Apex Adventure Alliance PO Box 193, Baraboo Bekah Kate's 117 3rd St., Baraboo Birchcliff Resort 4149 River Rd., Wisconsin Dells Bluegreen Odyssey Dells 1701 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy., Wisconsin Dells Bowman's Oak Hill Bed & Breakfast 4196 State Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells Cedar Grove Cheese E5904 Mill Rd., Plain Devil's Lake State Park S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Visitors Center 5607 County Hwy C, Spring Green Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness 45 Hillman Rd., Wisconsin Dells International Crane Foundation E11376 Shady Lane Rd., Baraboo Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing Co. 110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S., Wisconsin Dells Spa Serenity 137 3rd St., Baraboo Sundara Inn & Spa 920 Canyon Rd., Wisconsin Dells

D how Aldo Leopold shaped conservation thinking and practices. May-October 2012: Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm Visit our website for directions and a calendar of events! www.aldoleopold.org 608.355.0279

L about sustainability in our

green visitor center and the surrounding landscape.

E your own connection to the

natural world through tours, special events, workshops, and conferences. Present this ad for 1 free tour admission!

Tower Hill State Park 5808 County Road C, Spring Green Usonian Inn E5116 US Highway 14, Spring Green Wheeler's Campground E11329 State Road 159, Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau 701 Superior St., Wisconsin Dells


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FERRY Devil’s Lake State Park is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin and situated along the Ice Age Trail and is visited by more than 1.2 million people per year! With spectacular views from 500 foot cliffs, miles of hiking trails, swimming areas including 2 large sandy beaches, hundreds of campsites, mountain bike trails, cross country ski trails, great climbs and so much more, it’s no wonder why Devil’s Lake is Wisconsin’s premiere natural vacation destination! Park Hours: Devil’s Lake is open from 6 am to 11 pm daily. Visitor Center hours are from 8 am to 11 pm daily in the summer and 8 am to 4 pm in other seasons. For more information you can call the park directly at 608-356-8301 or visit www.wiparks.net.

ARSITY CLUB

Sports Bar & Grill

Open Tuesday - Sunday Closed Mondays

Biker Friendly • Outdoor Dining Fri. Fish Fry • Taco Tues. • Wings Wed. 627 W. Main St. (Highway 78) Merrimac, WI • 608-493-2650


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DINING our everyday low price buffet

Baraboo Pizza Ranch 1000 Log Lodge Ct.

448-2215

LOS NOPALES Mexican Restaurant

Try our Authentic Mexican Cuisine & Enjoy our Margaritas Serving Lunch & Dinner Daily Specials

506 West Pine St., Baraboo

608-356-3566

• Steaks • Seafood • Sandwiches • Appetizers Breakfast • Sunday Brunch • Friday Fish Fry Open 7 Days a Week

The Finest in Steaks & Seafood Pasta

Pizza

2 Delicious Flavors!

Wings 8 Bold Flavors

Portage: 401 E. Wisconsin St. 608-742-8829 Baraboo: 422 Pine St. 608-356-9500 Sauk City: 805 Phillips Blvd 608-643-4343

(608)592-3302 Round BaRn Lodge

Fax: (608)592-3997 W11602 Hwy. V Lodi, WI 53555

Buffet & Off Menu Specials Serving Breakfast All Day Fabulous Friday Night Fry!

“Fit for an ocean front” - Wisconsin State Journal

Located at the corner of Hwy. 78 & 12, Sauk City

608-643-2305

Enjoy our large outdoor patio & bar. Fresh cut steaks Fish Specials Friday fish fry experts Pasta Tequila Shrimp Prawns Pizza • Fish Tacos Wine Specialty Drinks 40 Imported, Domestic and Seasonal Beers Bar opens at 3pm. Dinners served at 4pm.

E4830 Hwy. 14, Spring Green 608-588-3540 • theroundbarnlodge.com Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 5:30am - 8pm; Fri. - Sat. 5:30am - 9pm

Serving Times Sunday 4:30-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 5:00-9:00pm Bar Open 4:00pm Daily

YOUR PLACE FOR STEAKS We serve Certified Angus Beef brand prime. “The best of the best, top of the pyramid prime beef cuts” HOURS: Breakfast - Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am Brunch - Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Dinner - Monday - Saturday: - 5:00pm, Sunday: - 4:30pm Call for reservations. www.kauldine.com

Hwy. 14 & 23 Spring Green, WI 53588 Phone: (608) 588-2521 Fax: (608) 588-9343

FITZ’S ON THE LAKE On Beautiful Lake Wisconsin

 DAILY SPECIALS 

Monday: Stuffed Orange Roughy Tuesday: Fish Fry Wednesday: Pork Madeira Thursday: One-Half Roasted Duck Friday: Fish Fry Saturday: Prime Rib Sunday: Frog Legs Prime Rib available everyday but Friday

W12690 Hwy 188 Lodi Open 7 days a week (May - October) 608-592-4266 www.fishtalesrestaurant.com


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DINING

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Take Hwy. 123 to Mine Rd. (near Devils Lake State Park) 356-8195 or 1-800-657-4981 For Tee Times or more info. www.baraboocountryclub.com

18 Hole Championship Golf Course Exciting New Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant (with a panoramic view of the Baraboo Bluffs)

524 Oak Street Downtown Baraboo

Audobon Certified New Electric Carts

355-0355

gardenpartycafe.com

Daily Specials Breakfast & Lunch Famous Friday Night Fish Fry Cocktails in the Interlude Lounge

Peking Buffet Biggest Chinese Buffet in Baraboo!

30 Item Buffet Plus Dessert Bar! Full Service Buffet for Lunch & Dinner

608-356-9909 1204 8th St, Baraboo, WI 53913

Dorf Haus

8931 Hwy. Y Sauk City, WI 53583

(In The Hamlet Of Roxbury, Wisconsin)

608-643-3980

Celebrating 53 Years Dining Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Friday- Saturday 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Bavarian Smorgasbord 1st & 3rd Monday of the Month


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State Parks, Natural Areas and Open Space SP1 Devils Lake State Park SP2 Mirror Lake State Park SP3 Natural Bridge State Park SP4 Rocky Arbor State Park SN1 Ableman's Gorge SN2 Bakken's Pond 6 SN3 Baxter's Hollow SN4Miles Bear Creek Cave SN5 Bear Creek Sedge Meadows SN6 Cady's Marsh SN7 Dells of the Wisconsin River SN8 Durst Rock Shelter

                                                  

 Baraboo Chamber of Commerce  Mid-Continent Railway Museum  Bob O'Brion / O'Brion Photography  Kay James / Wisc. Dells Events   International Crane Foundation  Sauk County Historical Society  Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce  mirrorlakewisconsin.com   devilslakewisconsin.com  Dr. Joel Cooper Wisconsin Department of Tourism 

   developing the Sauk   County Map       This publication has been created and produced for Sauk County  Every   Tourism. effort has been made to provide the most current   and accurate information available. Capital Newspapers, and   the organizations represented, assume no responsibility for    misinformation. Please contact Capital Newspapers, or your    local chamber of commerce, with any additions or corrections.   

Special Thanks to Aaron Hartman for

                        


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SAUK COUNTY TRAVEL PLANNER

SAUK COUNTY DEVELOPMENT CORP. Our Mission

Where Business Soars With Eagles

The mission of the Sauk County Development Corporation is to promote and retain the diverse economic vitality of Sauk County and its individual communities. The Corporation seeks to fulďŹ ll this responsibility by: Partnering with public bodies and private organizations to nurture a civic and economic climate that supports and encourages local businesses; Facilitating the development and recruitment of a quality skilled workforce through public and private investment in employee development to meet the needs of Sauk County businesses; Nurturing and soliciting the growth of diverse industry, tourism, agri-business and other businesses that are compatible with local goals to ďŹ ll County employment needs; Promoting stewardship of the County's natural resources and sensitive land development to promote sustainable development; Enhancing the economic health of the County by identifying trends and responding to new issues and opportunities in this era of global competition and rapid change; Impartially Serving as a resource for all communities, businesses and competing interests within Sauk County recognizing that our ultimate customers are the citizens of Sauk County.

A Place To Call Home! You love to vacation in Sauk County - so why not live here year-round? For starters, we have a range of excellent commercial and industrial sites to locate your business, and an excellent workforce. Please contact us to see how we may assist you.

Sauk County Development Corporation PO Box 33 505 Broadway Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-2084 www.scdc.com

Serving - Baraboo, Lake Delton, Plain, Prairie du Sac, Reedsburg, Sauk City, Spring Green, West Baraboo & Sauk County


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WISCONSIN DELLS & LAKE DELTON

Parson’s

Indian Trading Post

If a Native American makes it, we have it!

Wisconsin Dells has been a great vacation destination for 150 years with tons of fun family attractions that bring over three million visitors to the Dells each year. If your looking for unstoppable fun than get ready, the Dells is home to hundreds of waterslides, exciting attractions, themed lodging many featuring huge indoor waterparks, many popular restaurants, and tons of shopping.

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Large Artifact Display, Genuine Indian Made Baskets, Beadwork, Quiltwork, Jewelry, Pottery, Pipes, Rugs, Paintings, Weapons, Craft Materials See Curlys (Custer’s Scout) Shirt and Leggings

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Apr 7, Reedsburg Family Fun Day / Easter Candy Hunt See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Apr 12, 13 & 14, Sauk Prairie Sauk Prairie Middle School Presents the Middle School Musical 7:00pm on the 12th & 13th. 2:00pm on the 14th. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac. 608643-5539. www.riverartscenter.org Apr 14, Lodi Antique Appraisal Fair Lodi Historical Society www.lodiwisconsin.com Apr 14, Reedsburg VET FEST See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Apr 20, Sauk Prairie Susan Werner at River Arts Center Over the course of her colorful career, singer songwriter Susan Werner has cultivated a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac. 608643-5215. www.riverartscenter.org Apr 21, Lodi Grade Boat Club Spring Info Night www.lodiwisconsin.com Apr 21, Reedsburg Fairest of the Fair @ Voyageur Inn and Conference Center See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Apr 22, Baraboo Sauk County Earth Day 11:00am - 3:00pm. UW Baraboo/ Sauk County, 1006 Connie Road. A family event with over 40 hands-on, fun displays for youth and adults, presentations, door prizes, and more! Free admission! For more information, call 608-355-3245, e-mail ppohle@co.sauk.wi.us, or check out: www.co.sauk.wi.us/landconservationpage/sauk-county-earth-day2012 Apr 27, 28 & 29 Sauk Prairie High School Presents the High School Play 7:00pm on the 27th & 28th. 2:00pm on the 29th. Tickets: $5 Student/Senior; $7 Adult. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac. 608643-5551. www.riverartscenter.org Apr 27-28, Lodi Spring Citywide Garage Sales www.lodiwisconsin.com/

Apr 27 - Oct, Lodi Valley Farmers' Market Opens Every Friday 2 PM -6 PM through October www.lodiwisconsin.com/ Apr 27, Reedsburg “Reedsburg Uncorked!” Downtown Wine Walk See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Apr 28, Reedsburg Loyalty Day Parade / Veteran’s Memorial Dedication See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Apr 28, Reedsburg Lunchbox Superstars – “Celebrate America” @ CAL Center Auditorium See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org May 1, Reedsburg “400” State Trail officially reopens to bicycles See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org May 2 - Oct 27, Baraboo Aldo Leopold Guided Tours The land surrounding the Shack provides a living classroom for exploring dynamic ecological relationships and conservation history. Guided Shack tours last approximately 2 hours and are led by Aldo Leopold Foundation educated staff. Come hear stories about the incredible land restoration initiated here by Aldo Leopold and his family, visit the inside of the famous Shack, and stroll along restored prairie, woods, and river trails. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE, WE REQUEST THAT YOU SCHEDULE A SEPARATE TOUR DATE & TIME IN ADVANCE. 1PM - 3PM www. aldoleopold.org May - December, Spring Green First Fridays After Five On the first Friday of the month expect the unexpected. While exploring the shops and galleries downtown throughout the evening until 8:00pm, you will be treated to a variety of art features, cooking tips, or unexpected showcases and activities. May 4, Downtown Baraboo SPRING WINE WALK Join us for a Wine Tasting Tour of select Downtown Baraboo businesses. Sample some wine, try some tasty treats & enjoy a leisurely stroll around town with friends. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4 and sell out quickly. This is a fundraiser for The Baraboo

Food Pantry & Downtown Baraboo. 5PM - 8 PM 608-356-3133, www. bekahkates.com May 4 and 5, Spring Green "Taste of Spring Green: A Local Food Fest." Friday 5PM - 8PM, and Saturday 2PM-5PM. We'll be showcasing some of the best local River Valley producers, growers, and manufacturers of food and drink, everything from beer, raw foods and cheese to vegetables, beef, and BBQ sauce, and much more! Located at select Spring Green merchants, please join us to wander around our great stores and nibble on some great food while you do. This event is FREE and open to the public. Pick up a map at any participating merchant, check out www.springgreen.com or call for more information 1.800.588.2042. May 4-6, North Freedom Mid-Continent Railway Museum We will kick off our spring season of weekend operations with regular coach fares, plus our famous first class and dinner trains. www.mcrwy.com May 5 - October 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. May 5, Sauk Prairie Roxbury Rural Run Veterinary Hospital. www.saukprairie.com May 5-6, Dane Spring Citywide Garage Sales May 5, Lodi Veterinary Hospital - Second Chance Fund's 3rd Annual Doggie Dash www.lodiwisconsin.com/ May 5-6, Baraboo Badger Steam And Gas Swap Meet & Flea Market 7 am-5 pm. Antique tractors and car parts, antique gas engines and parts, literature, collectibles, tools, toys, machinery and crafts. Auction on Saturday. Concessions. Free event. S3347 Sand Rd., 608-522-4905. www.badgersteamandgas.com May 9, Downtown Baraboo Fair On The Square 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 25th annual art and craft event featuring 150 vendors, food court, farmer’s market, live entertainment, children’s activities, and festival court with games, rides and more. www.downtownbaraboo.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS May 19-20, Baraboo Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show Don't miss Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. This wild-and-wooly re-enactment features cowboys and cowgirls, Texas Longhorns, Civil War cannon, and honest-to-goodness Gatlin Gun demonstration, plus trick riding, roping and shooting. Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and a host of other Western characters will be on hand, bringing the Old West to life. Don't miss the thrilling stagecoach hold-up and the territorial bank robbery, and see if Buffalo Bill will be able to save the day! www.circusworldmuseum.com May 19-20, Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Dells Automotion Festival Hundreds of smokin' hot classic cars in the heart of Wisconsin Dells! Automotion 2012 classic car show features a swap meet, car corral, evening car cruise, raffle and activities for the kids. Spectator admission is free! 1411 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Noah's Ark Waterpark. For more information call (800) 22-DELLS. www.wisdells.com May 25 – 27, Reedsburg Game Day USA tournament See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org May 25-26, Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni Spring Fling Truck & Tractor Pull The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni kicks off another Tractor Pulling Season on Memorial Day weekend playing host to their annual "Spring Dirt Fling". FFA Alumni Park, located at the corner of Tower Street and Ninth Street in Prairie du Sac. May 25-28, Lodi Memorial Day Weekend Carnival games & tournaments! Annual Memorial. Day weekend parade, glow parade, rummage & Noah’s Ark Workshop! Smokey Hollow Campground. 608-635-4806. www.smokeyhollowcampground.com May 26, Sauk Prairie aSPire 2012 Current and former professional artists spanning three decades - from the '80s to the '00s - of Sauk Prairie High School graduates who graced the stage with their vocal, acting and dancing talent, return to Sauk prairie to perform in the first Sauk Prairie arts alumni showcase. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street, Prairie du Sac. 608-643-5215. www.riverartscenter.org May 26–27, Wisconsin Dells Virgil’s Spring Fest 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday and

Sunday Outdoor Arts and Craft Festival set up beside Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall with over 250 Artists under roof! As if that's not enough there is the Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall with over 200 Vendors, Cindy's Café and Gifts with great food and beautiful gifts, and don't forget the Wisconsin Opry and Virgil's Farm Market! Check out Virgil's antique tractors! For more information contact Kate at 608-356-3916 or craftmall@centurytel.net. Located 1/8 mile off I90/94, Exit 92 South. Take exit 212 off Hwy. 12 and follow the signs (Timothy Lane). www.wisconsindellscraftmall.com May 27 – Oct, Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market www.downtownbaraboo.com May 27, Reedsburg Chicken Barbeque @ Historical Society Pioneer Log Village – Hwy. 33 See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org May 27, Spring Green Bobfest Celebrating the music of Bob Dylan Music 11 am – 8 pm An outdoor music festival celebrating the songs of Bob Dylan held in the backyard of the Spring Green General Store. Local musicians will be performing on stage for more than 8 hours, there will be a special menu in the café, and local beers on tap. This is a free event, but please no carryins. Bring sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and chairs to sit in. For more information check the BobFest section of the web site. www.springgreengeneralstore.com May 28 - 30, Merrimac Merrimac Community Garage Sale June 2 - October 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. Jun 3, Baraboo 29th ANNUAL ZOO CREW DAY fundraiser for the zoo. "Pizza in the Park", all you can eat pizza buffet provided by Pizza Hut, served 11 AM -3 PM. Children’s games and activities, live music, silent auction and arts & crafts fair. Come out and enjoy a full day of activities and support our local zoo. 11:00 AM www.cityofbaraboo.com Jun 3, Reedsburg Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org June 5, Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park: Swing Crew Join us on the Riverway for Swing Crew, a band with interactive music, audience participation, jokes, stunts, and cornball humor! Food available for purchase by non-profits. New Location: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com Jun 6 – Aug 22, Reedsburg Concert in the Park Series – 2012 (all concerts will begin Weds at 6:30 pm in City Park) See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jun 7 - Aug 30, Downtown Baraboo Concerts On The Square The Concerts on the Square series are a wonderful (and very popular) group of performances that take place on the Courthouse lawn in Downtown Baraboo on Thursday evenings June thru August. Pack your picnic basket, a blanket or lawn chair and come enjoy a fantastic variety of Blues, Jazz, Classical, Big Band, and much, much more! (Rain site is at the Al Ringling Theatre at 136 4th Ave) 7PM - 9 PM www.downtownbaraboo.com Jun 8-9, Baraboo Relay For Life of Baraboo Sauk County Fairgrounds www.relayforlife.org/baraboowi Jun 8, Baraboo Poetry Evening At Durward’s Glen www.durwardsglen.com Jun 9, Reedsburg Sauk County Dairy Breakfast: Bender Farm See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jun 9, Wisconsin Dells Dells Riverfest & Taste of the Dells Visit local restaurant booths for samples of Dells cuisine. Enter a raffle for a high-quality kayak to be given away at Noon on the festival grounds. Involve the kids in a variety of children's activities on the festival grounds. Learn how to kayak at our the Riverfest Kayak Clinic. Dells Riverfest is sponsored by the Stewards of the Dells of the Wisconsin River. www.dellsstewards.org Jun 10, Baraboo Circus Of Chefs....the Gala 2012 more than 30 exceptional chefs, vintners, and brewmasters from the finest restaurants in Madison, Baraboo, Prairie du Sac and the Wisconsin

Dells. Taste signature culinary innovations, and sample a refreshing array of beverages. Sensational silent auction packages feature fine art, jewelry, the latest electronics, vacation packages, and rare photographic prints from Circus World's priceless collection of glass-plate negatives. The coveted Silver Tray Award will be presented to culinary experts in five categories followed by a sensational live auction. The evening features live jazz music and a martini bar, all topped by an outstanding circus performance featuring the best of the big top. 5 PM - 9: PM www.circusworldmuseum.com Jun 11 – 17, Reedsburg Butterfest Pageants, midway, carnival rides, tractor pulls, demolition derby, lion’s burgers, beer garden, concerts, fun run, parade. See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jun 13 -17, Baraboo Circus Model Builders Convention & Show Circus Model Builders convention and show 9 AM - 6 PM www.circusworldmuseum.com Jun 16, Wisconsin Dells Waterslide-athon As the #1 family destination in the country, according to TripAdvisor. com, we believe it's vital to come together as a community and do something to help families in need. We didn't have to look far. The Ronald McDonald House® in Madison, Wisconsin is just a stone's throw from Wisconsin Dells. So again this summer, we will be supporting the House through the 7th Annual Wisconsin Dells Waterslide-athon - a perfect fit for "The Waterpark Capital of the World!®". www.wisdells.com Jun 16-17, Sauk Prairie Sauk City Civil War Reenactment Weekend Visit Sauk City with dad on Father's Day weekend for the Sauk City Civil War Reenactment Weekend. The Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee will sponsor the sixth annual Civil War Period weekend. Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com Jun 17, Baraboo International Crane FoundationFather's Day Program www.savingcranes.org Jun 19, Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park: Larry Busch Band Join us on the Riverway for Larry Busch Band, musical entertainment in a multitude of styles performed


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS by a 6-piece band. Food available for purchase by non-profits. New Location: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com Jun 23- 24, Baraboo Native American Artifact & Antique Show 28th annual event. Antique stone, copper artifacts, beadwork, textiles, baskets, jewelry, pottery, fossils, Civil War, antique guns, swords, knives, Pre-Columbian, antique decoys & ethnic art. Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am2:00pm. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo. Use 6th Street Entrance. Free admission, free parking and free trailer hook-ups available. For more information, contact John Welsch at 920-923-3842. Jun 23—24, Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair Spring Green’s Jefferson Street will fill with more than 200 artists from all over the country to celebrate their 41st fair. The fair is free and open to the public from 9:00am-5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00am-4:00pm on Sunday. Take a leisurely four-block stroll where you will find creative works to view, enjoy and purchase! Aside from the artwork, there are special exhibits, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Jun 24, Baraboo Devil’s Lake Music In The Park Take a drive out to Devil's Lake State Park and enjoy a free concert on the North Shore Beach. Pack a picnic basket or enjoy food from the Concession Stands. Hike the bluffs or visit the nature center while you are there! 6:00 PM Jun 27, Sauk Prairie Hospital Open Tournament Golf & Auction Sponsored by the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Foundation. Shotgun start at noon. Auction and Cocktails at 5:00pm. At the Lake Wisconsin Country Club, N1076 Golf Road, Prairie du Sac. 608-643-7668. www.spmh.org Jun 29, Reedsburg Brat Bash –n-Dash See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jun 30, Sauk Prairie Fire on the River 4th of July Display VFW Park at Dusk. 700 VFW Drive, Prairie du Sac. www.saukprairie.com Jun 30, Sauk Prairie Fire on the River 4th of July Display VFW Park at Dusk. 700 VFW Drive, Prairie du Sac. www.saukprairie.com

Jul 3 - October 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. Jul 4, Baraboo Independence Day Fireworks Held at the Baraboo High School. Free event begins at dusk. 800- 2272266. Jul 4, Lone Rock Firemans Celebration Parade & Fireworks Jul 4, Witwen 4th of July Parade 10:30 am. www.witwenpc.com Jul 4, Reedsburg Fireworks Pineview Elementary, dusk. www.reedsburg.org Jul 4, Reedsburg Freedom Fest See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jul 4, Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Dells 4th of July Celebrations Shopping, attractions, food, fun and oh yeah FIREWORKS! Wisconsin Dells is home to a flurry of Fourth of July celebrations. Several Wisconsin Dells resorts ignite their own fireworks display. Holiday details will be posted as they become available. Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton. Jul 4, Merrimac Firemen's Fireworks At Dusk Jul 9-14, Baraboo Sauk County Fair Animals, carnival rides, demo derby, tractor pull, ATV races, Live music and more. Free Walk-in gate. Grandstand prices vary. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Avenue. www.saukcountyfair.com Jul 12-15, Lodi 147th Lodi Agricultural Fair Music, raffles, food, softball, demolition derby, tractor/truck pull, exhibits, horse pull, carnival rides. The Lodi Ag Fair offers something for everyone! www.lodiagfair.com Jul 14, Baraboo BAGPIPES AT THE GLEN, AN EVENING OF CELTIC MUSIC www.durwardsglen.com Jul 14, Sauk Prairie 12th Annual Free Take an Adult

Fishing Tournament This fun event has a big-time tournament feel with a stage, official weighin, trophies, prizes, and more treats. Getting families together is what this event is all about! www.wildernessfishgame.com Jul 17, Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park: Flip City Live Join us on the Riverway for Flip City Live, featuring oldies, rock, pop and classics - a little bit of everything. Food available for purchase by nonprofits. New Location: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com Jul 20-21, Sauk Prairie Harley Davidson MDA Freedom Ride 27th Annual Freedom Ride fundraiser for MDA. Family activities, food, entertainment and camping. Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson, 836 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City. 800-972-6895. www.saukprairiehd.com Jul 20 & 21 Spring Green Village Wide Garage Sale & Sidewalk Sales Jul 21, Downtown Baraboo Old Fashioned Festival Annual event featuring old fashioned sales area wide and activities. Farmer’s market, car show/display, old fashioned prices at retail stores, legendary water fights, music, antique and collectible show, food and more. 8:00am-4:00pm. www.downtownbaraboo.com Jul 21, Reedsburg Classic Car, Truck, Tractor Show & Swap Meet – Nishan Park 8:00 am “Run from the Cops” - 5K Run /Walk – 8:00 am Airing of the Quilts – Quintessential Quilts - 10:00 am Reedsburg Alumni Banquet – Voyageur Inn – 5:00 pm See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jul 27, 28, 29 Plain Village of Plain EMS and Fire Dept. 3 Day Celebration Jul 27 – 29, Reedsburg Little League Tournament See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jul 28-29, Baraboo Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show www.circusworldmuseum.com Jul 28, Baraboo Devil's Lake Big Band Dance Dance the night away with tunes from the Big Band Era! Join us in the

Chateau on the north shore. 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Jul 28, Downtown Baraboo Baraboo Circus Celebration Downtown Baraboo is partnering with Circus World, Baraboo Chamber of Commerce, International Clown Hall of Fame & Research Center, and the Summerset Festival of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo to present the very first BARABOO CIRCUS CELEBRATION! This event will fill the historic downtown square with circus-themed performances, historic circus wagons, activities for children of all ages, music, circus displays, walking tours, tasty summer foods, classic sidewalk sales, Farmers' Market, hug Antiques & Collectibles Sale-a-Palooza, the very popular water fights and much, much, more! www.downtownbaraboo.com Jul 28, Reedsburg Reedikulus Day Sidewalk Sales 8:00 AM See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jul 28, Reedsburg Lazy Beaver Canoe Race (LaValle to Reedsburg) – 10:00 AM See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Jul 28, Sauk Prairie Polka on the Riverway Great bands, food and free family activities. Downtown Prairie du Sac. www.saukprairie.com Aug 4 & 5, Merrimac Merrimac Community Festival Car show, arts and crafts, food and beer tent, live music, kickball tournament, boat show, Taste of Lake Wisconsin, and more! www.villageofmerrimac.org August 4 - October 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. Aug 7, Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park: Ladies Must Swing Join us on the Riverway for Ladies Must Swing, an all-female 18-piece band. Food available for purchase by non-profits. New Location: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Aug 10-12, Harmony Grove 41st Annual Brat & Beer Fest www.lodiwisconsin.com/ Aug 11, Downtown Baraboo 47th Annual Summer Art Classic One of the premiere small fine art festivals in Wisconsin attracting artists from throughout the midwest. Juried artists in fine sculpture, glass, jewelry, painting photography, ceramics, fiber art and more. Held on lawn of Sauk County Courthouse. www.saukcountyartassociation.org 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Aug 11, Baraboo Cranes Of The World Festival www.savingcranes.org Aug 11, Lodi Susie the Duck Day Rotary Parade and Lodi Library Run/Walk. www.lodiwisconsin.com Aug 12, Baraboo Durward’s Glen Heaven’s Above! Astronomy And Night Walk Evening 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM www.durwardsglen.com Aug 17 – 18, Reedsburg Community Wide Garage Sale See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Aug 17-19, Baraboo National Massey Expo of North America at 49th Annual Show Badger Steam & Gas Engine Show Come and enjoy one of the best antique tractor, steam and gas engine shows in the country. www.badgersteamandgas.com Aug 17 & 18, Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni Fall Pull Featuring Badger State Pullers 7:00pm start both nights. FFA Alumni Park located at the intersection of Tower Street and 13th Street in Prairie du Sac. Aug 18, Spring Green Spring Green Car Show Charming down town Spring Green becomes a huge showcase for prized automobiles. Classic Cars, Hot Rods, unique show cars and trucks – all types and models fill the streets. Fun for the whole family as kids are welcome to vote for their favorite! Aug 19, Spring Green 4PeteSake – Day in the Park Celebrate life, love and community at this benefit for community members in need. Spend a day at North Park, filled with activities, entertainment, food and refreshments for the whole family. “When you see a need, fill it!” For more information on this year’s recipients, how to donate, and the event, please visit www.4petesake. com.

Aug 21, Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park: Sauk Prairie High School Band and Sauk Prairie Youth Choir Join us on the Riverway for the Sauk Prairie High School Band and Sauk Prairie Youth Choir, featuring all the wonderful local youth talent. Food available for purchase by non-profits. New Location: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard in Sauk City. www.saukprairie.com Aug 31 - September 1, Sauk Prairie Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw Two entertainment stages, beer tent, arts & crafts fair, parade. All events take place at Marion Park. www.wiscowchip.com Sept 1, Reedsburg Harry Potter Quidditch Adventure Cup and Sorcerer’s Quest See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Sept 3, Spring Green Beatlefest Celebrating the music of the Beatles Music 11 am – 8 pm Special menu and local beers on tap www.springgreengeneralstore.com Sep 4 - Oct 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. Sept 7 - 9, Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin Dells Polish Festival Annual Wisconsin Dells Polish Fest featuring great polka bands. Rain or Shine! Huge tents & wooden dance floors in the "Polka Pavillion", Polish folk ensembles, free parking, polka dance lessons, homemade polish and other foods, beer, wine & other refreshments available. Colorful polish folk dance performances by "Polanie". Wisconsin State Polka Contest. Great food, fun and music with many great bands! Admission fee applies. Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park Grounds. Sep 8, Baraboo Durward’s Glen Open House And Historical Program Join us as we celebrate 150 years Durward's Glen with cake and ice cream come out, take a tour of the buildings and grounds, go on a nature walk with Mal Persche, and see what's new and available at Durward's glen (outdoor & indoor chapels, nature trail, retreat center, tons of tranquil peace & quiet). Door prizes. The Caledonia Historical

Society will have a historical program featuring the Durward museum and original Durward art on display. 2 PM - 4 PM www.durwardsglen.com Sept 9, Reedsburg Sacred Heart Fall Festival See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Sept 15, Reedsburg Wisconsin State Championship Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull – 8:30 am See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Sept 15, Reedsburg Heritage Day and Ice Cream Social at Pioneer Log Village – 12:00 pm See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Sept 15, Sauk Prairie Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society Annual Pie Contest and Sale Tripp Memorial Museum, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. 608-644-8444. www.saukprairiehistory.org Sept 14 - 16, Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Days A festive celebration of autumn, Wo-Zha-Wa Days is filled with free family activities, including an arts and crafts fair, antique flea market, Maxwell Street Days, live entertainment and a 100-unit parade. Visitors are also invited to participate in a street carnival with refreshment concessions and the Wo-Zha-Wa Run. Downtown Wisconsin Dells and Bowman Park. Sept 22, Baraboo Sauk County Alzheimer's Walk 9:00am - Noon. Upper Ochsner Park & Riverwalk. Free, but donations encouraged. Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin: 888-3086251. Entertainment, refreshments, optional two-mile walk, awards, door prizes. Event honors those living with memory loss or other dementia and raises funds to serve families and promote research towards prevention and a cure. www.alzwisc.org September 22 - 23, Wis. Dells Virgil’s Fall Fest 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday. Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival set up beside Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall with over 250 Artists under roof! As if that is not enough, there is the Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall with over 200 Vendors, Cindy's Café and Gifts with great food and beautiful gifts, and don't forget the Wisconsin Opry and Virgil's Farm Market. Lots of Pumpkin excitement! For more information contact Kate at 608-356-3916 or craftmall@ centurytel.net Located 1/8 mile off I90/94, Exit 92 South. Take Exit

212 off Hwy 12 and follow the signs. (Timothy Lane). Sep 29, Lodi Brew-B-Que www.lodiwisconsin.com October 2 - October 30, Sauk Prairie Farmers' Market A variety of local goods and produce for sale. Saturdays from May through October: 8:00am - 12:00pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tuesdays from May through October: 4:00pm - 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street, Sauk City. Oct 6, Reedsburg Harvest Fest See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Oct 6, Reedsburg Missoula Children’s Theater @ CAL Center Auditorium See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Oct 12 – 21, Reedsburg Fermentation Fest See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Oct 5-7, 12-14, North Freedom Autumn Color Weekend Enjoy Mid-Continent’s seven-mile, 50-minute roundtrip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railroad through the autumnal beauty of the scenic Baraboo Hills. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Diamond Hill Rd. 800-930-1385. www.midcontinent.org Exact Date TBA, Lodi Activate Lodi Health and Wellness Fair www.lodiwisconsin.com Oct 13 , Baraboo Crank It Up For Kids Bike Ride NAPA presents Crank It Up, a bicycle ride to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West-Central Wisconsin. 12:00 PM www.bikebaraboo.com Oct 13, Downtown Baraboo Fair On The Square 9:00am-4:00pm. 24th annual art and craft event featuring 150 vendors, food court, farmer’s market, live entertainment, children’s activities, and festival court with games, rides and more. www.downtownbaraboo.com October 10, Sauk Prairie Wollersheim Winery Ice Wine Release Celebrate the release of Wollersheim


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Winery Ice Wine 2011! Enjoy a taste of this “Nectar of the Vines” along with a few other sweet Wollersheim wines, plus take a complimentary Ice Wine tour with visit to the vineyard where the Ice Wine grapes hang until they freeze hard as marbles. A cheesecake plate and all Wollersheim wines by the glass will be available to purchase. The Winery Store will be open extended hours until 7 pm. No admission fee. Open to the public. 7876 State Road 188, Prairie du Sac. 800-847-9463. www.wollersheim.com Exact Dates TBA, Plain Pie & Page & Performances Friday 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am -12 Noon. Come to the annual Pie & Page & Performances sale. Browse many titles of gently used books and fill a bag for a donation. Also available are delicious home baked pies for $10. Watch your local paper for time of the special performances. All proceeds will be used to buy needed items for the library. Hosted by The Friends of the Kraemer Library, Plain. Oct 13, Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Festival Featuring plenty of entertainment, arts & crafts, hayrides, live music, fun fall events, great food and so much more! Decorate a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow or visit the farmer's market. Celebrate autumn and all of its glorious colors! Festival includes Wisconsin Dells On Tap, featuring more than 25 Breweries from around Wisconsin. Many activities are free, some have a minimal fee. Free spectator admission. All activities located in Downtown Wisconsin Dells. For more information call 1-800-22DELLS. Oct 19, 20 & 21, Baraboo 18th Annual Fall Art Tour 10:00am-6:00pm daily. The Fall Art Tour combines spectacular fall color with visits to artists’ studios tucked away along the scenic byways of southwestern Wisconsin. Dozens of the area’s best-known artists will open their doors and demonstrate their techniques. It’s a unique chance to get a “peek behind the scenes,” talk with the artists and purchase a masterpiece. Plan a leisurely day trip or devote the entire three-day weekend to this self-paced, well-mapped tour! www.fallarttour.com www.springgreen.com www.downtownbaraboo.com Oct 20, Reedsburg Theatricks – (Extreme Martial Arts) @ CAL Center Auditorium See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org

Oct 26, Reedsburg Pre-school Pumpkin Parade See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Oct 27, Baraboo Good Neighbor Days at the International Crane Foundation The International Crane Foundation (ICF) will offer FREE admission Saturday, October 22nd to everyone that brings in a non-perishable food item for the Baraboo Food Pantry. 9AM - 5PM www.savingcranes.org Oct 27, Baraboo Leopold Center Art Discovery Day Help us wrap up our visitation season by joining us for our fourth annual Art Day! Each year we invite a crop of new local and regional artists to participate in the annual art day event. Come to the Leopold Center for a free day featuring presentations, demonstrations, and time for individual interaction with each artist. We hope their work will inspire people to think more critically about their connection to the natural world. 9:00 AM http://aldoleopold.org Oct 27, Reedsburg “Thrill the World” Dance See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Oct 20-21, North Freedom The Pumpkin Special What better way to pick your pumpkin for Halloween than from a train ride through the beautiful countryside of the Baraboo Hills! Seven-mile, 50 minute ride includes a stopover at the Quartzite Lake Pumpkin Patch. Price of pumpkin is extra in addition to train fare. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Diamond Hill Rd. 800-930-1385. www.midcontinent.org October 31, Lodi Lodi Downtown Trick-or-Treating www.lodiwisconsin.com Nov 1-4, Baraboo Driftless Film Festival Sauk County Venues -- Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo and Gard Theater in Spring Green. This new regional film festival showcases independent films in beautiful, historic theatres in Southwest Wisconsin, while enriching the communities with face-toface interaction with the filmmakers. For film schedules, related events and location of other venues, check the festival website at: www.driftlessfilmfestival.com Nov 16, Lodi Lodi Wine Walk www.lodiwisconsin.com/

Nov 16, Sauk Prairie Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting Event Come out for the parade, Sauk Prairie Youth Choir, dance troupes, carriage rides, fireworks and more! www.saukprairie.com Nov 16, Downtown Baraboo Fall Wine Walk & Shop Come join us for more wine, food, shopping and fun! www.downtownbaraboo.com www.bekahkates.com Nov 17-18, Lodi Holiday Open House - Christmas by the Creek www.lodiwisconsin.com Nov 17, Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade www.downtownbaraboo.com Nov 17-18, Lodi Holiday Open House Christmas by the Creek www.lodiwisconsin.com Nov 17, Prairie Du Sac Wollersheim Winery – “Ruby Nouveau Tasting” Taste the first release of the new vintage, Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau 2011 wine and other Wollersheim wines paired with an array of specialty Wisconsin cheeses. Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau is an estate-grown dry red with enticing fruity flavors and a zesty finish. It is the perfect holiday wine as it is meant to be enjoyed young and pairs well with holiday foods. No admission fee. Open to the public. 7876 State Road 188, Prairie du Sac. 800-847-9463. www.wollersheim.com Nov 17, Reedsburg “Home for the Holidays” Shopping Event See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Nov 24-25, North Freedom Santa Express A seven-mile, 50-minute train ride helps ring in the festive Christmas season with holiday decorations and a special visit from Jolly St. Nick himself. Children will receive candy and a gift from Santa. All cars are heated by steam heat or coal-fired stoves. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Diamond Hill Rd. 800-930-1385. www.midcontinent.org Dec 1-2, Reedsburg Holiday Open House Weekend See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Dec 1, Spring Green Spring Green Country Christmas Join us for a festive Saturday of

horse-drawn wagon rides, living tree ensemble and lighted Post House Garden (2000 lights!), and Santa Claus himself. People of all ages can enjoy the many events that will take place at the Annual Spring Green Country Christmas. Activities include Holiday Craft Fair, Quilt Show, Breakfast with Santa, and Tour of Homes. All-day events leading up to the CAROL OF FIRE – a spectacular, choreographed fireworks show. Bundle up and come enjoy the spirit of Christmas! www.springgreen. com Dec 7 - 8, Baraboo The Very Merry Holiday Fair # 6- 323 Water Street, Baraboo Arts Building, Baraboo, WI - NEW GALA FRIDAY HOURS, -Noon - 6:30 PM - Saturday - 9 AM - 4PM - FREE ADMISSION BOTH DAYS - A festive shopping event held in the historic Ringling winter elephant building. The fair features 45+ exceptional quality regional artisans. Authors, artisans and purveyors of good things to eat - potters, jewelers, fiber, and mixed media artisans plus area non profits Dec 8, Reedsburg Holiday Cookie Walk – Downtown Reedsburg See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Dec 8, Reedsburg Branson on the Road @ CAL Center See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Dec 14, Reedsburg Living Windows – Downtown Reedsburg, 6 – 8 PM See Page 53 for calendar of events for Reedsburg area www.reedsburg.org Dec 15, Downtown Baraboo Artisan Fair...AFTER...The Very Merry 319 Water Street, Arts Building, Saturday Only - 9AM - 3PM - FREE ADMISSION - If you missed the Original Very Merry Holiday Fair, your getting a second chance. Shop at our smaller fair. 16 artisans - same work, fewer frills. Dec 31, Sauk Prairie New Year's Eve Party at the Tripp Tripp Memorial Museum, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. 608-6448444. www.saukprairiehistory.org Feb 15-17, 2013, North Freedom Snow Train Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Diamond Hill Rd. 800-9301385. www.midcontinent.org


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FARM PRODUCTS & PRODUCE This special listing ties together Wisconsin’s largest industry - agriculture - with another of its top segments - tourism. You don’t have to be a Sauk County visitor to locate area farmers who directly market their products to discerning consumers everyone is welcome to shop at these local agribusinesses and, in the process, put more money into the pockets of the area’s family farms. Many consumers are now three to five generations removed from their agricultural roots. This guide helps reconnect people with the source of their food and fiber. By visiting these unique places and buying their products, consumers have a great opportunity to learn firsthand about agriculture today, the environmental care, respect practiced, attention to detail and quality of production. Sauk County draws strength from its deep agricultural roots. Enjoy our rich heritage of diverse farms, classic barns, silos and windmills, and the exceptional beauty of our rural countryside. Baraboo Ron & Maureen Bula Pleasant Valley Gardens S4515 Scenic Road Baraboo, WI 53913 608-522-3372 rmbula@jvlnet.com

to your specifications. Because our meat is pasture-raised on natural grasses (no feed lots, no grain, no hormones) they are loaded with heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Now you can have great tasting Black Angus meat that’s good for you.

and wholesale meat market offering custom slaughtering. We have a fresh 40 ft full-service meat case. All of our fresh and smoked meats are award winners. Complete slaughtering from farm to freezer.

Galiya Laughnan E11810 Trapshoot Road Baraboo WI 53913 608-356-2359

Human Beings Meet in Passionate Conversation” E14494 Tower Road Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-2926 On-line store: hawkwindllc.com

shrubs, orchids. Also table grapes (including seedless varieties), heirloom apples and pears grown without poison sprays. Custom fruit tree grafting available.

Betty Thiessen Ski-Hi Fruit Farm, Inc. Home of Hawkwind Heat, Clem’s Hot Pepper E11219A Ski-Hi Road Mustard and Clem’s Hot Pepper Relish. Baraboo, WI 53913 Hawkwind products are grown and nurtured in 608-356-3695 cooperation and conversation with nature. Our skihi@centurytel.net ingredients are herbicide and pesticide free and our products are always fresh, created by hand at our licensed kitchen.

John & Jean Pinkston The Berry Farmers, Inc. E10222 Hoot Owl Valley Road Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-1965 info@theberryfarmer.com www.theberryfarmer.com

Take Hwy. 12 four miles south of Baraboo to Ski-Hi Road. Open September through November, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (new hours). Homegrown apples, fresh cider, homemade apple pies, apple turnovers, cider doughnuts, caramel apples, jam, honey, potatoes, squash, onions, gourds and colored corn. We have a panoramic view and spectacular fall colors. Take a self-guided tour of the apple business.

2 ½ miles west of Hwy. 12 on CTH. W towards North Freedom. Strawberry season mid-June to early July. Pick your own and already-picked strawberries and peas. Picking containers provided or bring your own. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Blueberry season early July to early August. Open for blueberries on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Children always welcome. Cazenovia/ Hillpoint/

Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-583-2677 pumphollow@mwt.net

Located on Co Hwy N 1/8 mile west of Hwy 130 just north of Bear Valley. Open May through October. Weekends – 9:00 – 5:00 PM; weekdays – please call ahead. It is always best to call ahead because we sell at farmers’ markets and other events that take us away from the farm. We grow a large selection of annual and perennial herb bedding plants ready for transplanting into your garden. We also have available planted pots and baskets containing a variety of herbs, perfect for a patio, porch or window ledge. Our herb gardens are open for you to stroll, enjoy, and gather ideas. In the autumn months we have dried herbal wreaths and creations for sale.

Mc Cluskey Brothers – Kevin, Brian and Patrick McCluskey Shillelagh Glen Farms S7544 Hwy G Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-986-3623 or 986-3760 Located on Loreto Ridge about 2-1/2 miles

north of the main entrance to White Mound County Park on County Hwy. G (go towards Hillpoint if you are on Co. Hwy. GG) or 4 miles south of the intersection of Hwys 154 and G. Open year round, but we may be out in the fields or in the woods, so please call Jim & Suzanne Dohner Located 5 miles west of Baraboo. Offering ahead. Here you’ll find certified grass-fed farm-raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken; open Christmas Treeland beef, award-winning maple syrup, cheese and year-round. Call first; weekends after 7:00 E10861 Terrytown Road seasonal garlic and cut flowers. Known for our a.m., weekdays after 5:00 p.m. Our farm is LONE ROCK Baraboo, WI 53913 “whole beef” premium ground beef, we put certified organic. Animals are naturally raised 608-356-3307 Eydie Ridder David & Tayt Rasmussen all steaks and roasts – all cuts – in our ground on pasture without antibiotics or hormones. Pine Creek Gardens Bees and Baskets Apiary dohner@christmastreeland.com beef except two: rib-eye and tenderloin (sold Chickens are pasture-raised. We also feature E10496A CTH. W 32703 Keller Road separately). “Whole beef” premium ground potatoes, beets, beans, tomatoes, grain, eggs, www.christmastreeland.com Baraboo, WI 53913 Cazenovia, WI 53924 Take Hwy. 12 ½ mile north of Baraboo, then beef is difficult to find, but definitely worth the and maple syrup. ¼ mile west on Terrytown Road. Open Thanks- 608-355-0289 608-985-7190 effort! Our livestock live on pasture and are giving to December 21, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Open year round. Call to be sure we are Vern Esser antibiotic free. We dno not grow genetically bb6rs@mwt.net home. Farm located 2 miles west of Hwy. 12 Open all year. Call to be sure we are home or engineered/genetically modified (“GE” or Fresh cut premium Christmas trees, wreaths Landscape Techniques, LLC and crafts. We have the areas best and largest on CTH. W. Fresh asparagus and rhubarb in to arrange to pick up honey. Tours available on “GMO”) crops. At Shillelagh Glen Farms, your S4082 Co Hwy BD season, pasture-raised chickens and turkeys, request and if we are home. Specialty honey food is produced organically, sustainably and selection of trees, beautiful hand-decorated Baraboo, WI 53913 dressed and frozen rabbits, lambs, brown eggs. available in three flavors: strawberry creamed, chemical-free. Find us at farmers’ markets balsam wreaths, unique holiday gifts and 608-355-0617 Hand-painted birdhouse gourds. Our animals orange creamed and raspberry creamed. crafts, tree cleaning and wrapping available. and on our website. We deliver! See the landtech@merr.com are raised in a clean, healthy environment. We Hot cider and free treats for the kids. “Market/Delivery Schedule” on our blog. www.Landscapetechniquesllc.com do not use chemicals, pesticides or hormone Howard and Jean Berlin Marty & Melissa Sprecher Hello Sauk County! Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Brian Krusko growth. We are in our 12th year of natural Serenity Haven Farm mid-March through November. We specialize Glacier Valley Enterprises, LLC livestock production. Orders are taken for the S6308 Hwy. 154 Century Oaks Farm in plants offering annual bedding plants, over S2907 Co. Road. A lambs. Rabbits are usually on-hand (vacuum- Hillpoint, WI 53937 31551 Co. Hwy. JJ 10,000 perennials, 300+ trees and well over sealed and frozen). Pre-season orders will be Baraboo, WI 53913 Lone Rock, WI 53556 608-986-4721 a thousand woody shrubs and evergreens. taken for the fresh chickens and turkeys which 608-356-6670 608-583-7212 or 608-604-5211 On-farm sales by appointment. We sell We install all landscapes including patios, are processed from June to the first week in glacierv@yahoo.com mesprecher@gmail.com naturally-raised Kiko meat goats – meat, ponds and retaining walls with a specialty in September. Offering strawberries, asparagus, sweet corn, breeding stock or a companion animal for limestone walls. We also offer lawn and shrub glacierv.com horses and people. Also, poultry – free-range squash, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and Located 4 miles north of Baraboo or 6 miles maintenance and consultation. Mike & Barb Terry a wide-variety of vegetables May through Buff Orffington chickens and Pearl Guineas. south of Wisconsin Dells on County Road A. Lucky “T” Farm November; Jersey, Holstein and straight beef Brown eggs, meat and breeding stock. We Open September and October in fall; sunup Hart & Vold Meat Market sell garden produce and berries grown without available year-round. We specialize in awardto sundown. We have over 12 acres with 30 E10190 Terrytown Road 700 Lincoln Avenue winning corn-fed Jersey beef in quarters, different kinds of pumpkins, straw color corn, Baraboo, WI 53913 poison sprays or artificial fertilizer. Baraboo, WI 53913 halves and wholes, as well as steaks. We also squash and gourds. Lots of birdhouse gourds 608-356-0413 608-356-5574 Rory & Bobbie Hinz have a large variety of vegetables and superb available. We sell retail and wholesale and terryfam@centurytel.net Open year-round every weekday except for Prairie Farm Produce sweet corn. Come pick your pumpkin will deliver locally. Offer up to 1,000# box of Located 2-1/2 miles west of Hwy. 12 on TerWednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on S6703 Co. Road G from our patch! Corn shucks by order. produce on a skid. rytown Road. By appointment. Raspberries, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Retail

Jim & Suzanne Dohner Black Diamond Angus E10861 Terrytown Road Baraboo WI 53913 608-356-3307 sizzling@blackdiamondangus.com www.BlackDiamondAngus.com

Located 2 miles north of Baraboo off of County Road A on Trapshoot Road. Open June through October; 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Call before you stop out. Featuring strawberries, red and black raspberries, vegetables in season and fresh brown eggs. I started out of a love of gardening and wanting to eat healthy. I want to be able to share my harvest with others.

Take Hwy. 12 ½ mile north of Baraboo, then ¼ Don & Deb Lawyer mile west on Terrytown Road. Open all-year by appointment only. Black Angus Beef processed Hawkwind LLC “Where Nature and

cherries, hay, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-408-4990 squash, bittersweet, sweet corn and farm produce@merr.com or fresh eggs.

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Scott Weber & Muffy Barrett Bluestem Farm S5920 Lehman Road Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-0179 bluestem_farm@juno.com www.bluestemfarm.com

Find us at the Dane County Farmers’ Market spring through fall. On-farm sales Sundays in May and June, or by appointment other times. Native wildflowers, rain garden plants, trees,

Prairie Farm is a family farm using horse power to reduce the use of fossil fuels. We use organic methods to produce a large variety of fresh, health vegetables for our CSA members and local farmers’ markets. We also offer eggs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, pork, beef and honey. So come to the farm and enjoy!

Patrick Brown & Cynthia Milliken Pumpkin Hollow Farm E2664 Hwy. N

La valle John D. Gingerich Gingerich Greenhouse E3555 Thomas Road La Valle, WI 53941

Located just off of Hwy. 58 on Thomas Road in the southwest corner of Ironton. Come look at our bedding plants, potted plants, hanging baskets, seeds, seed potatoes, onions, perennials and mums in fall. Four greenhouses to pick from at great low prices.


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FARM PRODUCTS & PRODUCE by phone or by e-mail. Open May through October, 7 days per week, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Our country greenhouses feature a variety of flowers, herbs, vegetable plants, perennials, container gardens, hanging baskets, shrubs, trees, supplies and service. We also have in-season 100% homegrown, natural produce as well as fall garden chrysanthemums. Also, come visit us at the Baraboo and Reedsburg Farmers’ markets.

Sid Cook Carr Valley Cheese Co. S3797 CTH. G La Valle, WI 53941 608-986-2781 orders@carrvalleycheese.com carrvalleycheese.com

Tracey & Ann Terrazas Prairie Bison Farm E4387 Pearson Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-985-8332 terra@mwt.net

old-fashioned way over a wood fire. Sorghum is available in quarts, pints and half-pints year round at local businesses and at his home. Actual cooking of the sorghum cane takes place approximately from September until the middle of October depending on frost. Visitors are always welcome!

Lyndon station Laura Mortimore Orange Cat Community Farm S1280B Cherry Lane Lyndon Station, WI 53944 608-963-4234 orangecatcommunityfarm@gmail.com www.orangecatcommunityfarm.com

Orange Cat Community Farm is a small, community supported agriculture, vegetable farm located just off of Co. Hwy. H, between Reedsburg and Wisconsin Cheese factory located in La Valle, Dells. We offer weekly and every-otheroutlet store located in Sauk City. Open week CSA shares over a 20 week summer year-round, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday season and a late season storage share to through Saturday at the factory and 9:30 help you keep local produce on your table am to 5:30 pm Monday through Sunday at Lynne Yauchler throughout the winter. There is opportunity the store. We manufacture specialty and September Farms to get more involved with the farm through artisan cheese six days a week. Fresh S1472 McKinney Road worker shares and farm events. Also find cheddar curds daily. La Valle, WI 53941 us at the Baraboo Farmers' Market on Dannie U. Gingerich Saturday mornings. Contact us by e-mail 608-985-8776 or by phone. It is a lot of work to grow Gingerich Nylon Harness Open June through September. Vegetables, berries, apples, grapes, plums and vegetables, so it is also necessary to have S3860 Barreau Road a lot of fun. Come be a part of it! rhubarb picked in season. Flowers also La Valle, WI 53941 Take Hwy. 58 south from La Valle, left on available. U-pick raspberries in August Charlie & Nancy Fochs and September, sometimes October. WIC CTH. G, right on Barreau Road ¼ mile Nanchas Elk Ranch farmer’s market vouchers accepted. to first farm. Harness, collars, halters, E7568A Acorn Lane tack and horse equipment. Also holding Loganville Lyndon Station, WI 53944 consignment auctions March 23 and Vernon & Erma Hershberger 608-524-4355 September 5, 2012.

Steve Fearing Fearing Angus E3418 E Harris Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-963-1323 steve.lisa@fearingangus.com www.fearingangus.com

Located in Lime Ridge. Open all year, but please call or e-mail ahead. Offering Angus natural freezer beef. Taste the difference! Family farm-raised animals – respectfully and humanely treated. Naturally grown on pasture, hay, whole-grain blend and minerals. No growth hormones or prophylactic antibiotics. Please visit our website for more details.

Tom & Linda Gillen Valley View Farm of La Valle S2213 Jessop Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-985-8009 gillenfarm@mwt.net

Located on Pearson Road behind Hartje Lumber. Contact us by phone or visit us at the Baraboo Farmers’ Market. June through October or until meat is gone for the season. We offer bison meat – burger, roasts and steaks.

Grazin’ Acres Co-op S6145 Hwy. 23 Loganville, WI 53943 608-727-2632 Located 1 mile south of Loganville. Open

pastured poultry. Open House on June 12 212 Alma Avenue, P.O. Box 257 (see website for information). Visits and Plain, WI 53577 tours by appointment. 608-546-3301

Charlie Geffert Geffert’s Maple Hill Sugar Bush S7142 Orchard Road North Freedom, WI 53951 608-522-3388

Open year-round. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Maple syrup. High in the Baraboo Hills “National Natural Landmark”. Quiet, scenic beautiful area with rocks, springs, creeks and mixed forest. Wildlife and natural beauty abounds. Farm and sugar bush located on scenic Rustic Orchard Road near Natural Bridge State Park. This is a family-run operation.

Dan & Judy Licht Honey Boy Brand Honey S6566 CTH. PF North Freedom, WI 53951 608-522-4890

Located 5 miles south of North Freedom on CTH. PF. Open year-round, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Offering extracted honey and comb honey as well as beeswax.

Dan & Judy Licht Licht’s Orchard S6566 CTH. PF North Freedom, WI 53951 608-522-4890

Located 5 miles south of North Freedom on CTH. PF. Open daily from last week of August to November 1, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Offering seven varieties of apples in season.

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Plain Constance Schweiss Located 9 miles west of Wisconsin Dells or The Cheese Maker #1, Inc. 6 miles east of Reedsburg on CTH. H. By appointment only. Meat, antlers, breeding Hwy. 23 - 1050 Wachter Avenue Plain, WI 53577 stock and trophy bulls. Gift boxes availyear-round - no Sunday sales. Certified 608-546-3202 able. All elk meat is state inspected and organically grown beef cuts or quarters, CWD tested. Our elk are raised without connie@cheesemaker.com eggs, fryers, turkeys, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, plus a whole line antibiotics or hormones to ensure a www.cheesemaker.com of other produce in season, raw honey, maple syrup, sorghum syrup, coconut oil and more! We have two certified organic dairy farms where we specialize in grass fed dairy cows, beef and poultry. See us for all your nutritional wholesome food needs.

Ralph Reeson and Pat Skogen Reeson Family Farm S6383 Spring Valley Road Loganville, WI 53943 608-415-1789 and 608-393-6109

Certified organic dairy selling pasture-fed beef, chicken, pork, eggs and produce. Located in rural La Valle; open year round. You can find us at the Baraboo and Reedsburg Farmers’ Markets. Please call Please call or e-mail for appointment. Offering meat goats, grapes (concord and before visiting the farm. table), and garden produce. U-pick in the David Schlieckau fall wonderful grapes. Garden produce Schlieckau Sorghum available at the La Valle Farmers’ Market on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Naturally S7324 Hwy. 23 Loganville, WI 53943 raised-on-pasture Kiko meat goats for 608-727-5647 sale at the farm. We are a local licensed producer and Russell & Kathryn Preuss supplier of sweet sorghum syrup. Sweet Woodland Valley Farms sorghum is a 100% natural sweet syrup S1705 Farra Road derived from sorghum cane. Sorghum is most commonly used to add nutrition and La Valle, WI 53941 a unique flavor to foods. Sorghum syrup 608-985-7431 is high in antioxidants, calcium, iron and rkpreuss@mwt.net Take Hwy. 58 south from La Valle, right on potassium. Currently, David Schlieckau and his family continue the four generaCTH. G, right on Farra Road. Contact us tion tradition and process the syrup the

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Open year-round, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm every weekday except Wednesday, and 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday. Closed Sundays. Locally raised beef and pork and our own homemade sausages. We buy our beef and pork from farms in Sauk County. We slaughter them and process them all in our state-inspected meat plant in Plain.

Reedsburg Wayne Ballweg Grandpa “B’s” Sugarin’ 701 S. Pine Street Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-2081 ballwegw@rucls.net

A hobby maple syrup operation, from tapping of the maple trees to maple syrup ready for sale. During the month of March, come a-lookin’ if you see me a-cookin’! Any other time, call for syrup availability.

Donna Neuwirth and Jay Salinas Wormfarm E7904 Briar Bluff Road Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-8672 wormfarm@jvlnet.com

Call for an appointment to stop by this farm that features organic vegetables and artist-made objects. This is Community Open year-round, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Supported Agriculture, providing farm Monday through Friday. Large selection of cheeses. Fresh and flavored curd, mild, fresh vegetables to subscribers. Other medium, sharp and extra-sharp Cheddar, farm fresh products available to the public. Muenster, Provolone, Mozzarella, LowGary & Gloria Roohr-Hyzer fat/Low-salt Cheeses such as Farmers, Hyzer’s Green Acres Farm Colby, Swiss, Baby Swiss, Bacon, Pepper, S3704 Thieman Hill Road reduced fat/salt cheese, plus many more. Reedsburg WI 53959 Also Wisconsin wines and gift boxes 608-524-2605 available.

Bob Wills Cedar Grove Cheese, Inc. E5904 Mill Road, P.O. Box 185 Plain, WI 53577 608-546-5284 or 800-200-6020 bob@cedargrovecheese.com www.cedargrovecheese.com

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Located ¼ mile off of Hwy. K on Thieman Hill Road. Open spring through fall, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. For tours, call ahead; for North freedom produce sales, come directly or call ahead Jane and David Stevens for availability. Offering all farm fresh Four Elements Organic Herbals/ produce, eggs, jams, garlic (6 varieties), Nature’s Acres Farm and pumpkins free with tours. Our tours Located 1 mile east of Plain at the corner E8984 Weinke Road are educational, talking about where our of Mill Road and Valley View Road. We North Freedom, WI 53951 food comes from and how it grows. No give guided tours of the art and science of 608-522-4492 cheese making Monday through Saturday chemicals are used. We have a variety fourelements@centurytel.net of farm animals that love attention and mornings. We share the history of area to be fed! Llama, sheep, goats, donkeys, www.fourelementsherbals.com cheese making since our founding in Certified organic since 1991, 130 acres 1878. Our retail store is open year-round, peacocks, Royal Palm turkey and other family farm located in the heart of the Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm turkeys, silkies, and a pot-bellied pig pristine Baraboo Bluffs. Winner of 2008’s and (from summer/fall) 9:00 am to 1:00 named Houdini. Sauk County Small Business of the Year pm on Sundays. We feature specialty Ervin & Linda Borleske Award, we produce the finest quality cheeses and fresh cheese curds. Also, Riverbend Livestock Farm hand-crafted, nationally distributed herbal see our unique “living machine” water E6248 Lane Drive, P.O. Box 161 body care products using herbs from treatment greenhouse. our farm. Organic produce along with Reedsburg, WI 53959 herb and vegetable transplants available Jim Straka 608-524-2509 seasonally, as well as maple syrup and Straka Meats sheep@merr.com


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Seasonal Farmers’ Markets BARABOO Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7:30am– 1pm, Courthouse Square, Downtown Baraboo Contact: Fred Moh, Market Manager 608-356-5606 LAVALLE Saturdays, 7:30am-1pm Contact: Linda Gillen gillenfarm@mwt.net or 985-8009 REEDSBURG All markets run May 15-October 15, unless otherwise indicated Mondays & Thursdays, Noon - 5pm at City Park Wednesday: 4-7pm at City Park (June 1-August 17 Only) Friday: 11am-2pm at Reedsburg Area Medical Center SAUK PRAIRIE FARMERS’ MARKET Saturday 8am-12pm in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Café in Prairie du Sac Tuesday 4pm-7pm in the Sauk City Historic Park (May - October) Contact: Sue Dohn 608-643-8445 or dohmsad@hotmail.com SPRING GREEN Saturdays, 9am to Noon, Albany Street (May 8 - October 16) Contact: Jennifer Kerr at 608-935-7527 or jakerr@mhtc.net Located just outside of Reedsburg close to the new high school. Call anytime for appointment. We have our retail food license and direct market our lamb. We offer pasture-raised lamb, poultry, farm fresh eggs, beef and pork on a seasonal basis. Call to get on our list. We raise our animals in a natural, relaxed environment. Our sheep are rotationally grazed in a stress-free environment. Fresh vegetables, honey and maple syrup are available weekly from June through October. We take great pride in our farm and “environmentally friendly” farm practices and offer tours of our farm by appointment. Our most popular tours are during lambing time in April and May, and shearing time in September and October.

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Open year-round. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays. Full line of fresh Angus beef and pork raised on the family’s farms, offered in their meat case and also in quarters, halves or wholes. Poultry and seafood are also available in our fresh or frozen cases. Open year-round, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or “Attitude is everything” is a belief the Wyttenbach family has always held. This by appointment (please call ahead). We belief was further embraced as their idea provide low-impact tree trimming and for a meat market materialized, allowing removal; our specialty is tree work in locations where accessibility is a problem. them to sell their farm-raised Angus Sale of high quality, Wisconsin-made gar- beef directly to the consumer. This Sauk County family enthusiastically opened den carts featuring marine plywood and Wyttenbach Meats for business in April, extra heavy-duty wheels; all metal parts are galvanized, zinc-plated, aluminum or 2002. Stop in and “Meat the Best™.” powder-coated. Also available: folding Spring green American-made aluminum utility carts.

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Tony & Sue Renger Willow Creek Farms Charcuterie, Inc. the fuel that drives us each and every day. 1850 Prairie Street, PO Box 133 Prairie du Sac WI 53578 SAUK City/Prairie du sac 608-643-6348 Gloria Nolden willowcreek@merr.com Gloria’s Gardens www.willowcreekpork.com S9417 Hwy. 12 Offering local, sustainable & humanely Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 raised Purebred Berkshire Pork products. Our hogs are raised on pasture without 608-643-8371

Jim Birkemeier Timbergreen Farm S11478 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-7342 jim@timbergreenforestry.com www.timbergreenfarm.com

Large selection of popcorn varieties, oils, salts, seasonings and poppers. Free Animal Park and Playland plus lots of other fun activities (train rides, Haunted House, corn maze, obstacle course, trike track and more!) School tours welcome.

Wisconsin dells Charlie & Cindy Rhinehart Country Bumpkin Farm Market E9745 Co Road P Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 608-254-2311 www.countrybumpkinent.com

Friend us on FACEBOOK! Located 1 mile west of the Wisconsin Dells/Lake Delton Home Depot/Super Call ahead; open year-round. Hardwood Wal-Mart/Kohl’s on County Road P. Open flooring, paneling, lumber, wood products the last week of April through November and gifts. Visit our forest-to-finished floor- 1, daily, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Grown ing business; free tours of the sawmill, and picked fresh on site are asparagus, solar cycle lumber kilns, millwork shop rhubarb, strawberries, both U-pick or Located ½ mile north of CTH. PF on Hwy. antibiotics or animal by-products. We We-pick in June (open 7:00 am to 6:00 offer ½ and whole hogs along with individ- and well-managed forest land. 12. Open May through September, 9:00 pm during strawberry time), and starting am to 5:30 pm. Flowers, mainly perenni- ual cuts of pork and many specialty items. in July are U-pick raspberries, blueberries, Please contact us for more information. als. Hardy garden-grown flowers. black raspberries, domestic blackberLaNell Jaquish ries, tender sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet Sunny Slopes Farm and hot peppers, pickles and dill, and E8517 CTH. B lots of other vegetables, muskmelons, watermelons, apples, grapes, pumpkins, Sauk City, WI 53583 squash, popcorn, our own honey, 608-544-3969 sorghum, maple syrup, jams, dressings, Open year-round during daylight hours; Mark Keding ice cream cones, and gift items. Hay call ahead if possible or just stop by. Keding Farm wagon rides to the pumpkin patch during Nested eggs (white and brown), blueberE8724 STH. 23 & 33 October, family activities include our corn ries in season, firewood. Baraboo, WI 53913 maze, youngsters’ straw maze, familyRichard & Laura Nolden 608-524-2870 fun train ride and a pumpkin smashin’ Richard & Kim Cates Located just 5 miles east of Reedsburg on catapult!! School groups always welcome Diamond N Garlic Cates Family Farm, LLC Hwy. 33. Open July 20 through October all season. We open in the spring with our E10098 CTH. PF 5992 County Road T 31, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Vegetables, own greenhouse-grown flowerpots and Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 Julie & Philippe Coquard Spring Green, WI 53588 sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, hanging flower baskets that we design 608-544-2406 Wollersheim Winery 608-588-2836 gourds, flowers, squirrel corn, and ourselves, along with our spring produce Open daytime hours, August through 7876 Hwy. 188 rlcates@mhtc.net or kimjcates@ sunflower seeds. and hydroponic beefsteak tomatoes. December. Fourteen different varieties of gmail.com PO Box 87 Come visit our farm where there’s always garlic grown. Rock springs Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.catesfamilyfarm.com something new! Marv Gurgel Located 6 miles south of Spring Green. 608-643-6515 or 800-VIP-WINE Chad & Lisa Zeman Wonewoc Marv Gurgel Asparagus Open year-round by appointment or prearinfo@wollersheim.com Green Thumb Farms ranged delivery. Lean, natural Angus and Jim & Rebecca Goodman and Ben S4980 CTH. D www.wollersheim.com S9891 Hwy. 12 Jersey grass-fed beef raised and finished & Corey Pahl Rock Springs, WI 53961 Located across the Wisconsin River from Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 on pasture without growth hormones or Northwood Farm Prairie du Sac. Open year-round, except 608-643-2613 608-524-6045 antibiotics. Our delicious beef is delivered E156 Co Road Q for New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving agurgel@merr.net gtnp@merrcom www.gtfarms.com to your door or available for pickup (5% and Christmas Day, 10:00 am to 5:00 Open April through July. See me at the Wonewoc, WI 53968 Open April through December 22. Spring savings) at our farm. pm seven days a week. Family-owned Baraboo Farmers’ Market for the best 608-489-2291 and summer hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 historic winery with hillside vineyards quality asparagus and gourmet food Brad Peck rjgoodman@mwt.net pm Monday to Saturday; Sunday 9:00 and beautiful limestone winery building processing and beeswax candles. Located in NW Sauk County. Northwood am to 5:00 pm. Winter hours begin after Peck’s Farm Market West nestled in the hills. Winery tours and Farm is a certified organic dairy. We have Thanksgiving: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm E3217 Hwy. 14 & 60 Jim Kosak tasting given daily year-round. 45 cows in our herd. Cows are intensive Wednesday to Sunday. Fresh produce, Spring Green, WI 53588 Baraboo Bluff Produce rotationally grazed May into November. All nursery stock, pumpkins, Frazier fir Christ- 608-583-4977 Paul & Julie Dietmann E7946 Schanke Road animals are fed crops harvested off our mas trees and wreaths. Growing season Wisconsin River Prairie Honey bpeck@mhtc.net Rock Springs, WI 53961 certified organic fields. Milk from the farm starts with pre-picked and pick-your-own Located on Hwy 14 & 60 between Spring 345 14th Street 608-522-5619 is sold to Cedar Grove Cheese where it is strawberries and ends with cut-your-own Green and Lone Rock, open 7 days a week Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 made into organic cheese. Organically or precut Frazier fir trees and wreaths. We jkosak@jvlnet.com Memorial Day through mid-November, 608-643-2636 raised and grass-fed (in season) beef have added a Fall Festival and haunted Call ahead; open April through December, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Asparagus, strawdietmann@frontier.com from our dairy steers is available all year 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through hayride. berries, rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries, Open August through December by phone round. Sold by the piece or in a quantity Friday. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelons, Fritz Wyttenbach or by e-mail. Please call or e-mail for of your choice on the farm or at the Dane melons, greens, carrots. Baraboo Bluff peppers, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, County Farmers' Market during the Produce is a locally owned and operated pick-up or delivery. Lightly filtered honey Wyttenbach Meats, LLC pumpkins, squash, and apples. Huge from the prairies of the lower Wisconsin outdoor market season. Also available at 1940 Prairie Street family business. Our fervent desire to selection of jams, jellies, honey, syrups, River valley. Our honey has a golden Whitaker's Fresh Market in Hillsboro. Call provide the local community with fresh, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 salsas, pickled products, salad dressings, amber color and a clean, light flavor; ahead. Visitors welcome. nutrient-rich and poison-free produce is 608-644-1213 dried fruits, nuts, candies, and much more.


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Circus World Showcases Famous Circus Families Circus families know that circus is a way of life… a life that demands dedication, constant attention to detail, physical conditioning, and respect for tradition. However, they also know that if they work hard, the result is magic. New to Circus World in Baraboo is the world-renowned Aristov family. Russian-born Igor and Ukrainian wife Tatiana dazzle in their high-energy juggling act. Their son George brings his astonishing contortion and hand-balancing act perched high atop five constantly moving cylinders; a phenomenal display of acrobatic skill and daring. The Aristov Family has appeared throughout the world; even with The Rolling Stones. Heidi Herriott, a third-generation American circus entertainer and animal trainer, brings her celebrated equestrian act to the center ring. Herriott shares the spotlight with daughter Cassidy, an aerialist who gracefully performs high above the ring and stuns audiences with her slide for life in which she shoots across a metal wire suspended 50 feet above the Baraboo River, hanging only by her neck. Ninth-generation circus performer David Rosaire and family present the world’s greatest dog act, featuring tiny Pekinese dogs, a Great Dane, a trouble making mutt and Vanna, the scene-stealing baboon. The Rosaire family has appeared at the London Palladium, Cirque D’Hiver in Paris, Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and in a Command Performance before the King and Queen of Sweden. Tommy Liebel traces his Hungarian circus roots back 300 years. This summer, Liebel’s talented teens appear with Tiny the African elephant, and also in a new balancing ladder act. Rounding out the big top circus are clowns Michelle Musser and Nathan Holguin who perfected

their zany brand of slapstick traveling with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. To top it off, Musical Director Larry Stout and the circus band add gusto with their toe-tapping musical accompaniment. Also new to Circus World is the air-conditioned Tristan Crist Magic Theatre featuring the illusionist’s greatest production to date: Theatre of Illusion. In the show, Tristan combines Las Vegas flash with magic on a grand scale, and delivers family-friendly, high-octane entertainment twice daily. Witness a volunteer experience acupuncture laid out on a bed of spikes, and watch as Tristan Crist melts through an eight-foot-tall, solid plate glass mirror. In 2012, Circus World invites everyone to discover the Magic of the Circus with 10 live shows, interactive kid’s programming, tours, concerts and demonstrations; rain or

shine; everyday from May 19 thru September 3. Admission includes all shows, 8 historic Ringling buildings filled with new exhibits. You’ll also see the world’s largest collection of antique circus wagons, including 3 newly acquired Cole Bros. wagons. With an on-site restaurant, animal rides, carousel rides, a petting menagerie, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream and 2 specialty gift shops; Circus World offers exceptional, affordable, clean, family entertainment for children of all ages. For more information, call toll-free 866-693-1500 or visit www. circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org.

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Theatre continues to provide musical entertainment, feature films and other events for all to enjoy. Adding to the rich circus history, downtown Baraboo is now home to the International Clown Hall of Fame and Research Center, which is the repository of a vast collection of clown history collected from all over the world. Just north of town, experience the International Crane Foundation, which works toward the worldwide conservation of cranes and the wetland and grassland communities on which they depend. Delight in the astonishing diversity of the

world’s 15 crane species and enjoy a tour with an expert guide and learn of the challenges to this graceful bird population. The Mid-Continent Railway Museum is located in nearby North Freedom and welcomes children and adults alike to the early days when the steam engine was the main mode of transportation. All ages are sure to love the museum’s educational exhibits, as well as enjoy a ride through the scenic Baraboo country side on a 1900 era train pulled by a diesel locomotive. The visit to the Baraboo area isn’t complete without a stop at Baraboo’s Ho-Chunk

Gaming! Not only can you try your hand at blackjack tables, slot machines and intense games of high stakes bingo, but you can also enjoy worldclass entertainment and fine dining at Wisconsin’s largest casino. Come fall in love with the magnificent creatures at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, including lions, tigers and leopards. Situated in nearby Rock Springs, this unique experience includes the chance to feed a lion or tiger, while on your guided tour. You may also want to experience the legacy of Aldo Leopold, well-known author of A Sand County Almanac.

The Aldo Leopold Foundation operates the Leopold Center which includes the Leopold Shack and Farm and the adjoining 1,800-acre Leopold Memorial Reserve dedicated to inspiring a respectful relationship between humans and the natural world. All of these wonderful attractions offer special events and festivals throughout the year, so make sure you check out www. baraboo.com for the calendar of events for the Baraboo area. All of this, and more, make the Baraboo area a great place to live and play. It’s always a great day in Baraboo!


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Join Us for Our Special Event Trains! Special events offer more departures and seating options

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REEDSBURG The 400 State Trail is located between Reedsburg and Elroy with 5 communities conveniently spaced along the trail to provide small town hospitality. The Trail Headquarters is located in the R I D E T H E 4 0 0 S T A T E T R A I L historic depot in Reedsburg.

When you visit our town, it is always the right time! At the west end of the Main Street Boulevard stands a monument marking the fact that the 90th meridian has been calculated to lie exactly 325 feet east of that marker. When the sun is directly at a 90Ëš angle from Reedsburg, the time is exactly 12 noon. As you travel east or west from this line of longitude, time is not as exact.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 7 SATURDAY, APRIL 14 SATURDAY, APRIL 21 FRIDAY, APRIL 27 SATURDAY, APRIL 28 SATURDAY, APRIL 28 THURSDAY, MAY 10 FRI, MAY 18 & SAT, MAY 19 SUNDAY, MAY 27 SUNDAY, JUNE 3 SATURDAY, JUNE 9 JUNE 11 – 17 FRIDAY, JUNE 29 WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 SATURDAY, JULY 21

FAMILY FUN DAY / EASTER CANDY HUNT VET FEST *** See adjacent box for details Fairest of the Fair @ Voyageur Inn and Conference Center “Reedsburg Uncorked!” Downtown Wine Walk Loyalty Day Parade / Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Lunchbox Superstars –“Celebrate America”@ CAL Center Auditorium Reedsburg Public Library: Ed Janus,author of“Creating Dairyland” Community Wide Garage Sale Chicken Barbeque @ Historical Society Pioneer Log Village – Hwy.33 Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast Sauk County Dairy Breakfast: Bender Farm BUTTERFEST *** See adjacent box for details Brat Bash -n- Dash FREEDOM FEST *** See adjacent box for details Classic Car,Truck,Tractor Show & Swap Meet – Nishan Park – 8:00 am “Run from the Cops” - 5K Run /Walk – 8:00 am Airing of the Quilts – Quintessential Quilts - 10:00 am Reedikulus Day Sidewalk Sales – 8:00 AM Lazy Beaver Canoe Race (LaValle to Reedsburg) – 10:00 AM Reedsburg Public Library Book Sale Community Wide Garage Sale Harry Potter Quidditch Adventure Cup and Sorcerer’s Quest Wisconsin State Championship Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pull – 8:30 am Heritage Day and Ice Cream Social at Pioneer Log Village – 12:00 pm HARVEST FEST *** See adjacent box for details Theatricks – (Extreme Martial Arts) @ CAL Center Auditorium FERMENTATION FEST *** See adjacent box for details Reedsburg Public Library Book Sale “Home for the Holidays” shopping event Holiday Open House Weekend Holiday Cookie Walk – Downtown Reedsburg Branson on the Road @ CAL Center Living Windows – Downtown Reedsburg, 6 – 8 PM

SATURDAY, JULY 28 SATURDAY, JULY 28 FRI AND SAT AUG 3 – 4 FRI AND SAT AUG 17 – 18 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 OCTOBER 12 - 21 FRI AND SAT NOV 2 – 3 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 SAT – SUN DECEMBER 1-2 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14

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Beginning at 6:30 p.m. in City Park, Downtown Reedsburg WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: WEDNESDAY, JULY 4: WEDNESDAY JULY 11: WEDNESDAY JULY 18: WEDNESDAY JULY 25: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22

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Reedsburg Area High School Jazz Band No Concert / Butterfest Shady Grove Swing Crew Just Plain Country / Freedom Fest Copper Box Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty TBA Reedsburg Area Community Band TBA The Midwesterners Gospel Night

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Vet Fest 8:00 am 8:30 am 8:35 am 8:35 am

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Half Marathon 5K Run Start 5K Walk Start 1 Mile Walk Start

Butterfest Monday, June 11 Tuesday, June 12 Wednesday, June 13 Thursday, June 14 Friday, June 15 Saturday, June 16 Sunday, June 17

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Little Miss Reedsburg Contest Miss Reedsburg Contest Midway Opens – Family Night featuring: The Truly Remarkable Loon & Kid’s Pedal Tractor Pulls Farmer’s Night Truck and Tractor Pull Run for the Butter, Parade , Chicken BBQ , Craft Fair / Toy Show / Farmer’s Market, Demolition Derby Craft Fair / Toy Show / Farmer’s Market, ATV / Tough Truck Races, Chicken BBQ

Freedom Fest 12 pm – 4 pm 4 pm – 9 pm 6:00 pm 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Dusk

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“Day on the Farm” at Reedsburg Area Historical Society’s Pioneer Log Village / Hwy. 33 East Pineview Elementary School and Nishan Park area Food vendors, kid’s games, lots of fun and more! Service of Remembrance at Veteran’s Memorial – Eighth Street Live Music with Buddy Daugs and Just Plain Country Fireworks Celebration

Harvest Fest

October 6

Craft Fair • Farmer’s Market • Duck Races Kid’s Games • Local Food • Family Fun

Missoula Children’s Theater Performance at the CAL Center Auditorium Bring the kids to this great one day festival!

Fermentation Fest

October 12-21

Reedsburg is bubbling over with opportunities to taste, to see, to learn, to explore! Join us for Fermentation Fest – a food and farming festival with a focus on fun! From bread baking, beer making, and chocolate tasting, you will have a chance to try it! Fermentation Fest is loaded with tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, brewing seminars, farm tours, and a one-of-akind self-guided art tour! Fermentation can be really fun, and we will show you with sessions like“Powerkraut”, “The Buzz about Beekeeeping”, “In a Pickle or a Jam” and“The Secret Life of Chocolate”. You also won’t want to miss the amazing Farm Art DTour, which is a 50 mile scenic driving tour along the back roads of rural Sauk County. Enjoy the scenic views as you travel along the way, where you will see working farm fields punctuated with imaginative farm-based Art Installations, informational Field Notes, and Roadside Culture Stands selling farm-fresh produce. You might also just happen upon a Pasture Performance, which will feature poets, musicians, dancers and other artists. Don’t miss this fantastic fall festival!

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY When you shop small, you’re buying from your neighbors and friends, and supporting your local community and schools. On average, $68 of every $100 spent at a small, local business stays in our community. When you shop at a chain, that amount is much less.

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REEDSBURG The 400 State Trail is part of the 101 mile State Trail System (Bike4Trails) from Reedsburg to Trempealeau, linking with the Elroy-Sparta State Trail, and from there to the LaCrosse River State Trail and the Great River State Trail to the Marshland north of Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge. In June of 1993, the 400 State Trail was officially opened. It was developed on an abandoned Chicago-Northwestern Railroad bed and was named for the Chicago - Northwestern passenger train that traveled the 400 miles between Chicago and Minneapolis/ St. Paul in 400 minutes. Packed limestone screenings and bridges with planked floors provide a smooth bike riding surface. Wetlands, sandstone bluffs, rolling croplands and pastures are just a few of the sights that visitors will enjoy on the 400 trail as it repeatedly criss crosses the

Baraboo River. The entire length of the trail follows along the river valley. Snowmobiles use the trail in the winter months. A unique feature of the 400 trail is a 7 mile horse trail which parallels the bike trail between Wonewoc and LaValle. Just west across the Baraboo River from downtown Reedsburg, James W. Babb registered his claim in 1848. He cultivated some of the prairie, used the timber to build a log house, and thus became the first white man to become a permanent resident in this area. Having established himself here, he left his meager possessions in the care of the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indians who resided in this area, and returned to Ohio to bring other members of his family here. On the west end of the bridge on Main Street David C. Reed, hearing of deposits is a marker recognizing the ford of iron and copper in the area, which the Babb family and the soon followed. He built a saw and Indians used to cross the river. grist mill on the river, and five

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AMISH COUNTRY The Amish communities of Wisconsin are centered in three general areas: in the northeastern part of the state south and east of the city of Eau Claire; in the southeast region stretching from Whitewater down to Beloit; and in the south-central region, including our very own counties of Columbia, Green Lake, Marquette and Sauk. Generally, all the Amish in south-central Wisconsin are Old Order Amish, with no tractors in the fields, few telephones except at an occasional shop or along a lonely lane, hook-and-eye closures on clothing instead of buttons, and small one-room schoolhouses. One can find several Amish businesses, or businesses supporting Amish heritage, along many routes in the area. Most of these roads are very old and follow the "lay of the land", and were constructed using routes in existence in the 1700's and 1800's. Once into the interior of Amish country, it is impossible to get anywhere quickly! Please slow down and show courtesy to horse-drawn wagons and buggies – we want everyone to remain safe. Besides, scenery is always more enjoyable when viewed at a slower pace. You will wind along bluff tops, down alongside rushing creeks and through uplands dotted with farms and country churches. The lodging and food choices here are fewer but perfectly fine; ranging from country inns to family motels to cabins. Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage.

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Mid-Continent Railway Snow Train Wilderness Fish & Game Annual Fishing Clinic & Seminar Wollersheim Winery Annual Open House Harley-Davidson St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Burn Your Sox at the Rox, Roxbury Tavern Harley-Davidson Demo Ride Month Roxbury Rural Run & Kids Country Mile FFA Alumni Spring Fling Truck & Tractor Pull Riverway Concerts in the Park: Swing Crew Civil War Reenactment Weekend Riverway Concerts in the Park: Larry Busch Band Fire on the River! 4th of July Fireworks Witwen 4th of July Parade Merrimac Firemen’s Fireworks 12th Annual Take an Adult Fishing Tournament Riverway Concerts in the Park: Flip City Live Harley-Davidson MDA Freedom Ride Polka on the Riverway Merrimac Community Festival Riverway Concerts in the Park: Ladies Must Swing FFA Alumni Fall Pull Featuring Badger State Pullers Riverway Concerts in the Park: Sauk Prairie High School Band & Youth Choir Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival

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Sauk Prairie Farmers’ Market

May 5 – October 30 Saturdays 8:00am – 12:00pm in the Green space across from the Blue Spoon, Prairie du Sac Tuesdays 4:00pm – 7:00pm in the Sauk City Historic Park, Sauk City

For more information about the sauk prairie riverway community, please contact the sauk prairie area chamber of commerce at 800-683-2453

Visit us starting May of 2012 in the new sauk prairie riverway Welcome center 109 phillips boulevard, sauk city, Wi 53583

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