SAUK COUNTY TRAVEL GUIDE
Your Guide To Family Fun & Adventure in Sauk County!
Prairie Clinic, SC. • 112 Helen Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 • 608-643-3351 Smokey Hollow Campground W9935 McGowan Rd • Lodi, WI 53555 (608) 635-4806
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!
Baraboo Hills Campground E10545 Terrytown Rd • Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-8505
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 the fun of the Circus World Museum.
Merry Mac’s Campground E12995 Halweg Rd • Merrimac, WI 53561 (608) 493-2367
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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BARABOO ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER E13701 Levee Road The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center is an educational facility based on the writings of famous environmentalist Aldo Leopold, best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac. Visit us to learn why the Legacy Center has been rated as the greenest building in the United States. We also offer guided and self-guided tours of the historic Leopold Shack, and guided tours of the Legacy Center (Admission fee). Group tours can be scheduled any day but Sunday, and are available for a reduced rate. Open the last full week of April through the last full week of October. Monday-Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm. For more information, call 608-355-0279 or visit www.aldoleopold.org AL. RINGLING THEATRE 136 4th Avenue Experience America’s prettiest playhouse! Inspired by the Opera House in the Palace of Versailles, France, the Al. Ringling Theatre was also the model for many early movie palaces. Built by circus magnate Al. Ringling in 1915 as a gift to the citizens of Baraboo, this theatre continues to provide plays, musicals, and concerts as well as movies. See our recently restored lobby and visit the newly opened A.R.T. Gallery. Take a historic theatre tour and listen to the Mighty Barton Theatre Organ (circa 1928). Tours are offered daily at 11:00 am from Memorial Day thru Labor Day and are also available by appointment. A small tour fee is charged. For our current schedule of live events and movies call 608-356-8080 or check out our website at www.alringling.com. You can contact the Al. Ringling Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-356-8864. BARABOO RIVER Sauk County Elroy to Baraboo canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Bring your own or rent in Wonewoc. Main seasonApril thru October. River maps available at the UW
DURWARD’S GLEN RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTER CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM W11876 McLeisch Road 550 Water Street Sensational Big-Top Circus with dogs, horses, acrobats, Nestled in the Baraboo Bluffs, Durward’s Glen just celebrated its sesquicentennial. The Durward family aerialists, jugglers, a real elephant, & clowns; came here from Scotland in 1862 as a family of artists presented twice daily, rain or shine. Catch the new Tristan Crist Magic Theatre featuring his mind-blowing and poets. Today, the 40 acre 501(c)3 non-profit production “Theatre of Illusion.” All shows & exhibits property has beautiful walking trails, bubbling brooks, shrines, two chapels, and a picnic grounds. Retreat included in one low price! The rich heritage of the center is available to rent with halls, kitchens, and can circus is showcased in the world’s largest collections sleep 44. The Artists Cottage, built by artist Charles of original circus wagons, advertising posters and Durward in 1867, has a full kitchen and can sleep big top memorabilia! Elephant, pony and carousel 4. Open year round. Call (608) 356-8113 for more rides, interactive kids programs, exhibits, guided tours, concerts, and demonstrations make it a full day information or check out our website, www.durwardsglen.org. Events and mass schedules of fantastic family fun. Circus World is located at a National Landmark site of the Ringling Brothers Circus listed online and on Facebook. original headquarters. Discover the remarkable stories HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BARABOO The historic buildings which form “the square,” and spectacular artifacts of the American circus in Baraboo, 10 miles south of Wis. Dells, on Water Street around the Sauk County Courthouse, Baraboo’s downtown business district house a diverse mix of art (Hwy 113). Open year-round with shows running everyday May 19 - Sept. 3. Magic shows continue daily galleries, gift shops, specialty stores, and restaurants. Customer-oriented merchants, many of whom were through October 26. For schedule information and born and raised in the Baraboo area, are sure to make special events call (608) 356-8341 or visit your shopping experience a delightful one. www.circusworld/wisconsinhistory.org Extension Office or the Chambers of Commerce.
DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK S5975 Park Road, Baraboo 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 608-3568301 or visit www.wiparks.net.
INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION E11376 Shady Lane Road Meet the cranes of the world, hike our prairie trails and shop our gift store. Open April 15-October 31 guided tours at 10 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm Memorial Day - Labor Day; weekends April, May, September, & October. 608-356-9462 or www.savingcranes.org MIRROR LAKE STATE PARK E10320 Fern Dell Road Sandstone bluffs border a quiet lake. Hiking, picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, boating (rentals available) & cross-country skiing. Guided hikes and nature programs. Frank Lloyd Wright designed Seth Peterson Cottage located in park (tours
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Attractions and overnight rental available). Admission fee (608) 254-2333 OCHSNER PARK & ZOO 903 Park Street Free admission; year-round. Picnic area and playground available. (608) 355-2760 SAUK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 531 4th Avenue A collection of Sauk County antiques and historical records in a turn-of-the-century Baraboo home. Open year round. (Tuesday - Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm) Donations accepted. (608) 356-1001 www.saukcountyhistory.org SUMMERSET THEATRE Come and enjoy affordable, professional outdoor theatre overlooking the Baraboo Hills. Call (608) 355-5300 for ticket information, or order online from our website: www.summersetfestival.org MERRIMAC DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Rd. Sitting on top of one of the highest bluffs 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 (608) 493-2251 MERRIMAC FERRY A free car ferry crosses the Wisconsin River at Highway 113. The ferry operates from mid-April to November. Popularity of the 7-minute trip can result in delays (24-hours daily, weather permitting). (608) 246-3806 MERRY MAC’S CAMPGROUND E12995 Halweg Rd. 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 (608) 493-2367 NORTH FREEDOM MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM E8948 Diamond Hill Road 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)930-1385 or www.midcontinent.org REEDSBURG 400 STATE TRAIL 240 Railroad Street A 22-mile former railroad is now a bike and snowmobile trail from 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 CAL CENTER AUDITORIUM 1100 S. Albert Avenue The Communication, Arts and Learning (CAL) Center, located adjacent to the Reedsburg Area High School, is a 600 seat, state-of-the-art auditorium. Events at the CAL Center range from local programs to regional and international professional acts. CARR VALLEY CHEESE S3797 Cty. G, LaValle Tucked off the beaten path about 15 miles from Reedsburg is Carr Valley Cheese. Internationally recognized as an award-winning artisan cheese maker, Sid Cook and his team offer tours and share samples of the final, delicious product. You haven’t really DONE the Dairy state until you have visited Carr
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Valley Cheese! They’ll show you the “whey!” www.carrvalleycheese.com NORMAN ROCKWELL DISPLAY Delight in every piece of this large art collection, showcasing the joys, sorrows and laughter found in ordinary life in America! This display can be publicly viewed at the Voyageur Inn and Conference Center, 200 Viking Drive in Reedsburg. REEDSBURG AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PIONEER LOG VILLAGE E7882 Hwy. 33 This seasonal stop (June– October) will take you back to a time when there were no phones, bathrooms, running water or electricity. This collection of log buildings from the area is nestled in the pines just 3 miles east of Reedsburg at Hwy. 33. The village features fully furnished log homes, a church, school, general store, blacksmith shop, library and three museum buildings. The village is only open weekends or by appointment, but it is well worth fitting into your vacationing schedule. ROCK SPRINGS WISCONSIN BIG CAT RESCUE AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER A place for you and your family to come visit and see the most majestic animals on earth—THE BIG CATS. Come see lions, tigers and leopards, all living out their life in peace and tranquility, here at the Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue. The animals here were brought in for a safe and healthy home. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, June through September. Open weekends October through May. www.wisconsinbigcats.org (608) 524-5466 ABLEMAN’S GORGE Located on Hwy 136, just west of Rock Springs. The gorge was formed when the Baraboo River carved a path through Baraboo quartzite, Cambrian sandstone, and conglomerate. Shear cliffs rise about 200 feet above the river, and extend for three-quarters of a
mile. "The site tells a fascinating geological story of changing conditions in an ancient sea that first rose quietly against a cliff of quartzite and then, as layers of sediments gradually decreased the relief between sea floor and land, surged against the top of the cliff, wearing away 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. Wisconsin State Park Pass required. (608) 356- 8301 THE RIVER ARTS CENTER 105 9th Street, Prairie du Sac Established in 2000 as a comprehensive cultural center with a 500 seat proscenium theatre, gallery and meeting space. Available to host business and social events. (608) 643-5636 or www.riverartscenter.org RIVER ARTS ON WATER GALLERY 590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac The River Arts on Water Gallery is a gallery and event space dedicated to the cultural and ecological vitality of the Sauk Prairie community. It features local and regional artists from all mediums. It is also the administrative office for River Arts, Inc. and a ticket outlet for River Arts, Inc. events. The gallery hosts monthly house concerts, as well as gallery talks, classes and workshops. It is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm. (608) 643-5215 www.riverartsandgallery.org SAUK CITY HISTORIC PARK 600 Block of Water Street 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. Historic Walking & Wheels Tour Guide available at www.saukprairieriverway.com/resources. TRIPP HERITAGE MUSEUM 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 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. www.saukprairiehistory.org WOLLERSHEIM WINERY 7876 Hwy. 188, Prairie du Sac Nestled on the bluffs above the Wisconsin river, historic Wollersheim Winery is known for its picturesque hillside vineyards and underground aging cellars. The winery makes both traditional barrelaged reds as well as innovative white wines such as its well-known Prairie Fumé. Guided tours and wine tastings available daily year-round 10 am-5 pm. Outdoor wine garden available spring through fall. (608) 643-6515 or 1-800-VIP-WINE (847-9463) www.wollersheim.com SPRING GREEN AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE 5950 Golf Course Road A professional, classic theatre located just outside Spring Green. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theatre spaces, an 1148seat outdoor amphitheater and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through October, APT produces eight plays in rotating repertory – five Up the Hill and three in the Touchstone Theatre. Central 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 & TALIESIN 5607 County Highway C 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 It is a place of mystery and intrigue- a place where one person’s imagination and dreams have become reality. Located near Spring Green 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 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 HO-CHUNK GAMING S3214 Cty. Rd. BD, Baraboo You can always count on having a good time at HoChunk Gaming. - Wisconsin Dells. Enjoy bingo, slots, blackjack, craps, roulette, various table games, video & live poker and off-track betting as well as exciting promotions for cash, vehicles and trips. Ho-Chunk Gaming - Wisconsin Dells is the perfect choice for meetings, conferences, weddings or other special events. Our first class hotel features 315 deluxe rooms and luxury suites. Five great restaurants offering a wide variety of venues from a family style Stand Rock buffet to exquisite fine dining at the Copper Oak Steakhouse. (800) 746-2486 or visit www.ho-chunkgaming.com
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Reedsburg Welcome to Reedsburg! Located in the rolling hills and driftless area of south central Wisconsin, the City of Reedsburg (pop. 9,500) is the perfect place to shop, eat, play or stay! Reedsburg is like a breath of fresh air in the center of Wisconsin’s busiest tourist area and is the place to be when you want to relax, have fun and get away from it all!
Once in Reedsburg, you’ll discover that the community is a four season destination filled with friendly people. If you enjoy the great outdoors, you will want to visit to our scenic “400” State Trail, or you may prefer a relaxing canoe ride on the Baraboo River, the longest free flowing river in the nation. We also have a beautiful 18-hole public golf course, a 12-week Concert in the Park series, and great fishing holes
and sporting events for both kids and adults alike, including runs and half marathons in every season! We also have two public swimming pools, brand new tennis courts, ball diamonds galore, an indoor hockey / skating rink and more. From May – October, visit our weekly Farmer’s Markets, where an abundance of fresh and local food is offered by area growers. Another seasonal stop in Reedsburg is the Historical Society’s Pioneer Log Village, nestled in the pines just 3 miles east of Reedsburg on Hwy. 33. This unique spot features fully furnished authentic log homes, a church, school, general store, blacksmith shop, library and three museum buildings. The village is only open weekends 1-4 pm and by appointment, but it is well worth fitting into your schedule. If you prefer to relax indoors, our Star Cinema multi-plex theater is the place to be! Located in the downtown district, the theater is walking distance to many great shops and restaurants, so you can stay to watch a show or drop the kids off and enjoy a few hours of relaxation while you wait. You also won’t want to miss a chance to visit our impressive Norman Rockwell display, large bowling alley, nice coffee shops and local eateries. If you enjoy the performing arts, don’t miss
a chance to see professional comedy acts, musicals, magicians, live bands and other great artists at our 600 seat CAL Center Auditorium. This state of the art venue will be sure to provide you with an evening of first class entertainment! If festivals are what you are looking for, we’ve got those, too! Our February FROSTY FEST will help you shake those winter blues and includes activities such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, a two mile fun run, snowman building and winter golf, as well as scavenger hunts, food and drink specials and more! Most events for Frosty Fest are free or very affordable, so bring the whole family! VET FEST celebrates activity and healthy living, and features a half marathon through the scenic Reedsburg area, a 5K run/walk, or a 1 mile walk. Over 700 people take part in this April event, so if running or walking is your passion, you won’t want to miss it! Having been the “Butter Capital of the World” a few decades ago, Reedsburg’s June BUTTERFEST has been a tradition ever since! This family friendly festival consists of a carnival, tractor pulls, arts and craft show, demo derby, live music, a Saturday parade and the KC’s famous chicken barbeque!
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FREEDOM FEST takes place at Nishan Park on the Fourth of July and features food, kid’s games and live entertainment throughout the afternoon, followed by a Service of Remembrance and a grand Fireworks Display!
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The nationally acclaimed FERMENTATION FEST, which will be held October 4-13, 2013, is a food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation… and fun! Join us for bread baking, beer making and chocolate tasting, as Fermentation Fest is loaded with cooking classes, seminars, and farm tours, and features a one-of-a-kind self-guided driving tour along the back roads of rural Sauk County where you will see 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!
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The “400” StateTrail - Concerts in the Park - Pioneer LogVillage - Lazy Beaver Canoe Race - Community Wide Garage Sales Pre-School Pumpkin Parade - Holiday Living Windows - United Fund Radio Auction - Fly-In, Drive in Breakfast - Historical Society Heritage Day
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Restaurants & Lodging for all tastes - Farmers’ Markets featuring local vendors - Affordable play & stay packages
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VET FEST: 5K / Half Marathon - BUTTER FEST: Carnival, Parade, Demo Derby - FREEDOM FEST: Music, Family Games, Fireworks FERMENTATION FEST: Classes,Tastings & a Fall Farm Art DTour! - FROSTY FEST:Winter Fun for Everyone!
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Baraboo The breathtaking natural beauty of the Baraboo Bluffs embraces you and guides you into the hidden jewel of the Baraboo area. The greater Baraboo area, rich in history, has much to offer!
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Baraboo boasts a historic downtown courthouse square surrounded by Nestled between Madison and Wisconsin unique shops and restaurants which Dells, Baraboo is a wonderful day trip are a destination in themselves. Also from anywhere in southern Wisconsin. downtown is the magnificently designed Located along the Baraboo River, the city Al. Ringling Theatre. Built in 1915, you’ll and a local service group created the enjoy being transported into the early Baraboo River Walk so people can enjoy pages of Baraboo’s rich cultural history. the beauty of the river while walking, This treasure has been a fixture in running or biking, all year long. downtown Baraboo for almost 100 years “Circus City” offers Circus World, located and has the reputation as the “prettiest playhouse in America.” The red carpeted on the site of the original Ringling hallways, intricate ceiling frescos, golden Brothers Circus winter quarters on carved theatre boxes, and fine draperies the Baraboo River. This facility is recognized as the world’s premier circus are being painstakingly preserved as the result of ongoing restoration history institution and strives to keep efforts, which will soon restore the full the glamour of one of America’s favorite pastimes alive through the preservation of magic of this historical treasure. The Theatre continues to provide musical circus history, live circus performances, entertainment, feature films and other and educational outreach programs, events for all to enjoy. Adding to the rich including daily Big Top shows. Open to circus history, downtown Baraboo is now the public since 1959, Circus World is home to the International Clown Hall of home to several structures belonging to Fame and Research Center, which is the the original Ringling Brothers Circus repository of a vast collection of clown and is considered a National Historic G o Green Bay Go Go Green Bay Go Go Green Bay Go
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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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Summer Concerts Baraboo Concerts on the Square
7:00pm Thursdays June through August Courthouse Lawn 515 Oak Street Baraboo, WI 53913 www.baraboo.com
Devil’s Lake Music in the Park
6:00pm Last Sunday of the month through Summer Outdoors on the North Shore, in the North Shore Chateau if it rains S5975 Park Rd. Baraboo WI 53913 www.devilslakewisconsin.com
Devil’s Lake Big Band Concerts
7:30pm – 10:30pm Most Saturdays through Summer North Shore Chateau S5975 Park Rd. Baraboo WI 53913 www.devilslakewisconsin.com $10 admission
Reedsburg Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm Wednesdays June through August City Park 222 N. Park St. www.reedsburg.org
Sauk Prairie Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm 1st & 3rd Tuesdays June through August (no July 2nd concert due to holiday) Meyer Oak Grove Park 780 Phillips Boulevard Sauk City, WI 53583 www.SaukPrairieRiverway.com
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Picture Yourself In Baraboo!
MOTEL AND CABINS BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED Kitchenettes, Picnic Area, Heated Pool, Playground, 27” & 32” LCD TVs, No Pets
830 W. Pine St., Baraboo WI (Hwy. 12 & 33)
608-356-6552 • 608-356-6553
Devil’s Lake State Park Circus World Ho-Chunk Casino Al. Ringling Theatre Aldo Leopold Center Int’l Crane Foundation Mid-Continent Railway WI Big Cat Rescue Historic Downtown
Near WI Dells, Devil’s Lake & Circus World Museum
And so much more!
For a complete calendar of events, visit www.baraboo.com or call (800) 227-2266
Located at S3949 County BD (Business 12) Just 2 Miles South of Ho-Chunk Casino, Baraboo, WI
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Circus World “For 2013 we are putting the emphasis on fun,” says Performance Director Dave SaLoutos. “Everyone needs an escape, and nothing does it better than a day at the circus.” Laughter is stress relief; relaxing the body, boosting your immune system, and releasing endorphins that promote mental and physical health. So as the song “Greatest Show On Earth” boldly declares, “Come to the circus and laugh your cares away!” Summer fun begins when Vlastek and Kim Valla-Bertini, multi-generational circus artists, step into the ring. Vlastek performs wild and crazy stunts on an Olympic trampoline with hilarious results. The couple also presents their fast-paced acrobatic unicycle act, a long tradition with the Valla-Bertini family, known as the world’s finest Acrobatic Unicyclists. Adding excitement to the act are their young son Vincent and his adorable 2 year old sister, Violet. Direct from Columbia, South America is Kevin Sadrak, a young contortionist who combines the grace of a trained dancer with the athletic abilities of an Olympic gymnast. His act is a rapid display of dramatic physicality and mind-blowing flexibility that almost defies description. This year, one of Circus World’s biggest summer productions begins early. On March 4, illusionist Tristan Crist, known for his energetic and charismatic onstage persona, returns to Circus World with a terrific new show. Tristan’s new production
will play twice each day, Monday through Friday, and then 7 days a week throughout the summer. Pushing the boundaries of traditional magic, audiences are treated to a large-scale magic, comedy and illusion show, perfect for the entire family. From Houdini comes Tristan’s escape from a locked, metal jail cell with a surprise finish that will leave you baffled and bewildered. Tristan defies gravity, floating through a solid metal hoop, and continuing to rise until reaching the top of the theatre. Witness the mystery of solid through solid amplified as Tristan crawls through the spinning blades of an industrial-sized fan. Mixing in a generous dose of humor, Tristan always leaves his audiences invigorated and richly entertained. Theatre of Illusion continues in the fall with two performances each day through November 15. Neal Skoy returns as everyone’s favorite clown Roger, whose bumbling shenanigans bring big smiles and even bigger belly laughs. A veteran of two 40-state tours with The Greatest Show On Earth, and numerous theatrical roles throughout the Minneapolis area, Neal says, “People need laughter in their lives, and there’s nothing I’d rather do than make people laugh.” Honoring the time-honored tradition of animals in the circus, the Big Top Show will include an amazing single performing elephant. Also appearing in the circus ring is the Rhesus Monkey Comedy Revue, created by Davide Zoppe, a sixth generation circus artist. Davide always loved the creativity of show business, and
has produced an act that is different from anything else. The Zoppe Comedy Rhesus Monkey Revue also includes a Black Celebes Ape that is a real crowd pleaser. Davide is married to Susan, a show business veteran since age two and together they originated The Royal Afghan Champions. The beauty of these incredible high-jumping Afghans, with their long, silky hair is breathtaking, and unlike anything the entertainment field has seen before. The real star of the act however, is a Persian cat who steals the show! This is the only act of its kind in the world, completely original and loads of fun. The Zoppe’s acts have been a hit with audiences across the US, Mexico, Canada, and overseas. Rounding out the day are guided tours of the world’s largest circus wagon collection, and the Novelty Instruments Concert – a popular side show feature of long ago. Engaging programs like the Kids’ World Interactive Circus and the Circus Skills Adventure allow kids to be circus performers. Elephant rides, pony rides, antique carousel rides and a petting menagerie bring big smiles. Thrill artist, Eddie Monserrate electrifies the crowd every day by leaping, soaring, and diving on a massive, rotating, 30-foot tall “Wheel of Destiny.” The circus continues to be an incredible entertainment value, enjoyed by people of all ages, everywhere. It is wholesome fun that brings audiences together in a fantasy world of thrills and laughter. These are the 2013 performers and programs that are putting the fun in Circus World’s 54th summer celebration. Escape with us to a cotton candy world of fun, history and entertainment.
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Wisconsin Scenic Byway STATE HWY
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.
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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.
archeological pursuits, and other learning options. They welcome both the seriously energetic and those who seek serious relaxation. They invite families to experience together this special place, the magic of which has inspired a local goal: No child left inside.
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,
Visit www.scenic60.com for more information Lodi Chamber of Commerce
Spring Green Chamber of Commerce
102 N. Main • Lodi, WI 53555 www.lodiwisconsin.com • (608) 592-4412
259 E. Jefferson St • Spring Green, WI 53588 (608) 588-2054
Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce
Colsac III Merrimac Ferry
109 Phillips Blvd. • Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com • (608) 643-4168
April - November Hwy 113/188 Columbia/Sauk Counties Lodi/Merrimac/Lake Wisconsin
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for the gourmet chef in all of us!
2013 Calender of Events May 3
Spring Wine Walk
(Tickets on Sale April 3)
Massage, Facials, Body Treatments, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Spa Celebrations And Much More . . .
Spring Fair On The Square
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SERVICES 137 3rd St. excluding Sat. & Sun. Downtown Baraboo 608-356-4727 • www.spaserenitydayspa.com
Farmer’s Market (Weds & Sat)
March 26 - October 20
Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market
Downtown Baraboo Brew-Ha-Ha (Tickets on Sale May 28)
July 12, 19, 26
Movies On The Square
Summer Art Classic
Fall Fair On The Square Serving up fun Since 1994!
October 18-20 Fall Art Tour
Winter Wine Walk
(Tickets on Sale October 22)
Christmas Light Parade
December 13 - 14, 2013
November 30-December 31 Fun & Festive Events
(See Website for More Details)
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SUnDaY MarKEt Antiques • Artists • Food
DINE SHOP PLAY
Downtown BaraBoo Every Sunday on the Square from 10 to 3
•Band Instruments •Amps •Sheet Music •PA Systems •Lights •Lessons •Supplies
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Recycled Sally’s Maternity & Kids Consignment
First Aid Products Sunscreen Insect Repellent
Quality New & Used Children’s Clothing, Shoes & Toys. Best Selection in the Area!
Full Service Pharmacy • Gifts for all Occasions.
Two Baraboo Locations Downtown: 522 Oak St. - (608) 356-8701 Clinic: 1700 Tuttle - (608) 356-6966
119 3rd Ave., Baraboo • 608-356-2212 • www.recycledsallys.com
Open Mon-Wed & Fri 10am - 5pm, Thurs 10am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun 10 - 2
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104 3rd St. • Downtown Baraboo • 608-356-4377
Open 7 Days a Week!
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Antique & Collectible Shops Antiques on Main
200 East Main St., Reedsburg (608) 524-0000
Etcetera by BLH
452 Water Street, Prairie du Sac (608) 370-6530
Antique Mall Of Wisconsin Dells Luck’s Antiques
Retro Resale Shop
717 South Blvd., Baraboo (608) 393-4097
720 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells 670 Water Street, Prairie du Sac (608) 254-2422 (608) 370-7070 www.wisconsinantiquedealers.com www.lucksantiquemall.com
Back Door Antiques
124 3rd St., Baraboo (608) 356-2611 www.backdoorantiqueswi.com
Braun’s Happy Landing
30 North Judson, Lake Delton (608) 253-5394
Cameo Antique Mall
827 Water St., Sauk City (608) 643-8000 www.cameoantiques.com
Days Gone By Antique Mall
729-731 Oak St., Wisconsin Dells (608) 254-6788 www.days-gone-by.com
Oak Street Antiques
255 South Main Street, Loganville (608) 727-4731
530 Oak St., Baraboo 211 West Main Street, La Valle (608) 355-1301 (608) 985-7300 www.oakstreetantiquesbaraboo.com
Parson's Indian Trading Post
370 Wisc. Dells Pkwy., Wis. Dells (608) 254-8533
836 Water St., Sauk City (319) 759-1136
Random & Rare
S3771 Hwy. 12 (Co. Rd. BD) Baraboo (608) 355-7551 www.randomnrare.com
Weathered Barn Antiques
E10560 Alcan Dr., Lake Delton (608) 254-7796
Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall & Cindy’s Cafe & Gifts
S2279 Timothy Lane, Baraboo (608) 356-7600 www.wisconsindellsantiquemall.com email@example.com
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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 â€“ 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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Wisconsin Dells & Lake Delton Parson’s
Indian Trading Post
If a Native American makes it, we have it! 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
370 Wisconsin Dells Parkway Box 34, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 On U.S. 12 2 miles So. of Wisconsin Dells At Village of Lake Delton Phone Trading Post (608) 254-8533 Home (608) 254-7952
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Complimentary Wine Tasting Gift Shop Micromenu Complimentary Fawn Creek Winery Logo Glass with purchase of a bottle of wine. Limit 2. Must present this ad. NEW HOURS: April thru December: Daily 11am-5pm January thru March: Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm
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Mirror Lake State Park
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Devil’s Lake State Park
➀ Prospect Point ➁ Elephant Rock ➂ Balanced Rock ➃ Devil’s Doorway ➄ Steinke Basin ➅ Parfrey’s Glen
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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
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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 $8.95 Full Dinner Deals
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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 about 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.
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.
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Published by: Capital Newspapers Baraboo, WI General Manager: Matt Meyers Graphic Design: Dusty Zajda Photos: Gene P. Dalhoff
Baraboo Area 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 Special Thanks to Aaron Hartman for developing the Sauk County Map This publication has been created and produced for Sauk County Tourism. Every 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.
Calendar of Events Year Round, Baraboo Oak Street Antiques and Yarn features Knit Alongs every Tuesday 11:30am-2:30pm and Wednesday evenings from 4:30-8:00pm. Friends gather around sharing projects and patterns, can get help with knitting or crochet questions. For more information, call 608-355-1301, firstname.lastname@example.org. Join our email list to hear about knitting and crochet classes for everyone from beginning to experienced. First Friday of the Month - After Five, Spring Green The Birthday Town - Spring Green Last Sunday of the month during Summer Devil’s Lake Music in the Park The last Sunday of the month in the summer, 6 p.m., outdoors along the north shore of the lake, or inside the Chateau in case of rain. www.devilslakewisconsin.com March 23, Baraboo Get Ready… Get Set…Garden! Sauk County Master Gardener’s 13th annual day of workshops and classes. Held at West Square Building March 24, Sauk City Burn Your Sox at the Rox Fundraiser for Ferry Bluff Eagle Council and Sauk Prairie River PALS. Roxbury Tavern, 8901 County Road Y, Sauk City, WI 53583 http://roxburytavern.com; 608-643-8434 March 30, Reedsburg Family Fun Day Including: Children’s Easter Parade in downtown district Inflatable bounce toys and concessions 11:00am Easter Candy Hunt @ City Park April 6-7, Baraboo Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce Radio/TV Auction Showcasing our members generously donated items on My Family TV43 in Sauk, Columbia, Juneau, Adams and Marquette counties as well as on WRPQ radio station 99.7 FM and 740 AM. New in 2013 the auction will also be “live streaming” on our website, www.baraboo.com. Bidders will still have to call the phone bank or bid in person. Tune in and put your auction skills to work while contributing to our largest annual fundraiser. The funds raised from the auction are used to help the Chamber fulfill its leadership role in maintaining and improving the economic health of the area by promoting the Baraboo area to visitors, potential businesses and others. April 13, Reedsburg VET FEST Run/Walk @ Nishan Park 9:00am 5K/Half Marathon April 13, Prairie du Sac Wollersheim Winery Brandy Release 10:00am – 4:00pm Taste Wollersheim Winery’s first ever 100% Wisconsin Brandy. Watch in-action barrel making demonstrations and how the barrel maker prepares the Wisconsin oak barrels that the brandy ages in. Complimentary self-guided tours take you behind the scenes where you can view the Portuguese copper kettle where the brandy is distilled. Live music! Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463
April 15, Baraboo International Crane Foundation Headquarters site opens for the season. For updates on special programs, public tours, or general information, visit: www.savingcranes.org April 20, Reedsburg Sauk County Fairest of the Fair Competition at the Voyageur Inn, Reedsburg The contestant chosen as Sauk County Fairest of the Fair will not only serve as hostess of the 2013 Fair, but will also work alongside the Fair Board to promote the Fair throughout the year by attending various community events. Visit www.saukcountyfair.com for details and application. April 20, Reedsburg Harlem Ambassadors at Reedsburg Area High School Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, high flying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy as the Harlem Ambassadors challenge some talented locals! Tickets available at Chamber of Commerce.
April 21, Baraboo Sauk County Earth Day 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, 1006 Connie Road, Baraboo. A family event with over 40 hands-on, fun displays for youth and adults, four mini-workshops, door prizes, and more! Free admission! The Baraboo Culver’s will also provide tours of one of Wisconsin’s only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified restaurants. Encore!!Art -- Reuse, Recycle, Rethink (recycled art competition and display) will be held at the Sauk County Earth Day event. For more information, see http://www.wi-scaa.org/ During the week prior to the event, environmental stewardship projects and activities will be coordinated throughout the county by Sauk County businesses, organizations, clubs, etc. For more information, call (608) 355-4839, email email@example.com, or check out saukcountyearthday.org April 26, Reedsburg “Reedsburg Uncorked!” Downtown Wine Walk April 26-28, Baraboo Picnic Yarn Shop Hop Featuring yarn shops in Central Wisconsin. Contact Oak Street Antiques and Yarn for more information, 608-355-1301, check out our website: www.oakstreetantiquesbaraboo.com, or like us on Facebook. Lodging available at Durward’s Glen Retreat and Conference Center, complete with box lunches and continental breakfast. Call 608-356-8113 for more information. April 27, Reedsburg Jim Witter’s Piano Men @ CAL Center Auditorium 7:30pm Enjoy the sounds of Billy Joel and Elton John, as Jim masterfully sings the songs we all know from these two great artists! Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market Sundays, May - October 10am - 3pm The Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market includes Antique Dealers, Collectors, Artisans and Crafters selling their work on the streets of Downtown Baraboo. The Market will run every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through October 20th, rain or shine. Located on the Courthouse Square on Oak Street in Downtown Baraboo, between 3rd and 4th Streets. www.downtownbaraboo.com/
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May 1, Reedsburg “400” State Trail officially re-opens to bicycles May 3, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Spring Wine Walk 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Join us for a Wine Tasting Tour of select Downtown Baraboo Businesses while enjoying some tasty treats and an evening of fun while strolling around Baraboo’s historic Downtown Square with friends. Advanced tickets on sale April 3rd. www.downtownbaraboo.com/ May 3 & 4, Spring Green Taste of Spring Green May 4, Sauk City Roxbury Rural Run & Kids Country Mile Sponsored by the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Foundation. Grounds open at 7AM. Youth runs at 8AM; 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run at 9AM. Dorf Haus Restaurant, 8931 County Road Y www.spmh.org; 608-643-7668 May 4, Prairie du Sac UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra 7:00pm The Symphony Orchestra draws its membership from qualified students on the UW-Madison campus. This is a large ensemble of approximately 85 students that concentrates on the study and performance of 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century orchestral, concerto, opera, and choral/orchestral masterworks. Join us for a night with this World Class University Orchestra and their consummate conductor, James Smith. Adults $20; Seniors $18; Students $7. River Arts Center, 105 Ninth Street www.riverartscenter.org; 608-643-5215 May 4: Loganville Community Wide Garage Sale May 4, Baraboo An Evening in Park Dinner Fundraiser 7:00pm Enjoy an evening of French cuisine, Parisian entitlement, sparkling door prizes, and fanciful music. Limited to 80 lucky guests. This will be our big fundraiser event in 2013. A percentage of our proceeds will go to the Madison Ronald McDonald House. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road, www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 May 4-5, Baraboo Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club 15th Annual Swap Meet Auction held 11am on May 4th (Absolute/No Reserve) www.badgersteamandgas.com May 7, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside: Spring a New Beginning 1:00pm – 3:00pm Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. Rain date May 14th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road, www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 May 9, Reedsburg Reedsburg Public Library features Jerry Apps: Garden Wisdom
Calendar of Events May 11, Baraboo Spring Fair on the Square 9:00 am to 4:00 pm One of the largest and longest running craft and art fairs in southern Wisconsin, this event brings together over 150 regional and local artisans and crafters in the beautiful historic downtown Baraboo Square. In addition, it also features Eat Street with a wide selection of tasty treats, Kids Zone bounces and entertainment, live music, community court demonstrations & a seasonal Farmers Market. www.downtownbaraboo.com
May 12, Prairie du Sac Wollersheim Winery Salute to Mothers 10:00am – 5:00pm Open for tours and tastings plus Mothers can receive a complimentary tour when accompanied by their family. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463 May 17-18, Reedsburg Community Wide Garage Sale May 18, Baraboo Art and Bloom Festival 9:00am – 3:00pm Enjoy a stroll around the Glen while shopping at our local and very talented artists booths. We will have featured artists inside demonstrating their art and authors doing book signings. The newly re-released Durward book “Anuls of the Glen”, originally written by Wilfrid Durward will be available to purchase. Family historian James Gardener has written a forward with never-before written information on the Durward family. He will be available to do book signings. Food will be available as you shop and stop to admire the blooms. A percentage of the proceeds from this event will go to Hope House Women’s Shelter in Baraboo, Wisconsin. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 May 18-19, Baraboo Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show 5 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday (shows run about 90 minutes) Don’t miss Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. This wild-and-wooly re-enactment features cowboys and cowgirls, Texas Longhorns, Civil War cannon, an honest-to-goodness Gatling 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! May 24-25, Prairie du Sac FFA Alumni Spring Fling Truck & Tractor Pull Friday, 6:30pm start. Saturday, 7:00pm start. 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 under the eagle water tower in the Prairie du Sac Industrial Park.Brad Kruchten 608-963-7293 May 25-October 26, Baraboo Aldo Leopold Guided Tour Guided Shack tours are offered on select Saturdays at 1:00pm throughout our visitor season. Tours last approximately two hours and are led by knowledgeable guides. 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 with our guide. Reservations are recommended 608-355-0279 May 26, Reedsburg Chicken Barbeque @ Historical Society Pioneer Log Village Hwy. 33 May 26, Spring Green Bob Fest, Spring Green General Store May 27, Reedsburg Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony - Greenwood Cemetery May 27, LaValle Chicken BBQ and Pork Chop Dinner American Legion Hall
May 30 - June 2, Baraboo Circus Model Builders Convention and Show 9 am–6 pm Circus model builders are men, women, boys and girls who love the circus, and share this love through the exhibition of small-scale circus models of their own creation. These folks hold a deep fascination for the circus and know the process of how historic circuses operated from the minute the first train or truck arrived until fading lights signal that the show had moved on to create wonderful memories in some other town. These circus models are often perfect miniature versions of an actual circus that traveled throughout America — right down to the last performer, roustabout, elephant, wagon or prop. Whatever the scale, you can be sure it is a true replica of the great institution known as the American circus. Several miniature circus creations will be on exhibit in the W.W. Deppe Wagon Pavilion for all to see. June 1, Baraboo Nash Metropolitan Show 9am–6 pm America’s first subcompact automobile, the Nash Metropolitan, were produced from 1954 to 1962. These diminutive cars have classic auto lines and detailing of a 1950s automobile, but in a Lilliputian-sized package. While most U.S. automobile makers were following a bigger-is-better philosophy, Nash Motor Company executives were offering American buyers an economical transportation alternative. The Metropolitan was designed in the U.S. as the second car in a two-car family; a personal car for mom to take the kids to school or for shopping and that dad could drive to the railroad station to catch his ride to work. This commuter/shopping car resembled the big Nash, but with a tiny wheelbase shorter than the Volkswagen Beetle. See several of these highly collectible and rare cars on display at Circus World. June 2, Reedsburg Airport Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast Join us for a big old-fashioned breakfast of pancakes and sausage, and all the trimmings! June 2, Baraboo Zoo Crew 30th anniversary Zoo Crew Day at Ochsner Park and Zoo, Baraboo. Annual fundraiser for the zoo: “Pizza in the Park” all you can eat pizza buffet provided by the Baraboo Pizza Hut, served 11am – 3pm. Children’s games and activities, car show, live music, silent auction and arts/crafts fair. Come out and support our local zoo with a fun-filled day of food and activities. www.cityofbaraboo.com
June 4, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside: Hug a Tree 1:00pm – 3:00pm Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. Rain date June 11th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 June 4, Sauk City Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm 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 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 June 5, Reedsburg 6:30-8:30 P.M. Concert in the Park: Reedsburg Area High School Jazz Band June 7, Baraboo Relay for Life 6pm at Baraboo High School. The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay for Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it’s your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world’s largest walk to end cancer. June 7, Baraboo “Friends of the Grandstand” Truck and Tractor Pull 7pm At the Sauk County Fairgrounds. Proceeds raised will be used to continue restoration and improvements of the historic grandstand at the fairgrounds. Visit www.saukcountyfair.com for more information June 8, Prairie du Sac Sauk County Dairy Breakfast: Hank and Joann Griesen Farm, E10227 Cty. Rd. O June 8, Reedsburg to Elroy “400” State Trail 20th Anniversary Celebration Many events planned for this special day on the 22 mile trail, in celebration of the 20th anniversary! June 8-9, Reedsburg Rock Springs Celebration Music, games, chicken BBQ June 10-16, Reedsburg Butterfest Carnival, demo derby, live music, beer tent, parade, Chicken BBQ, arts and crafts show at Nishan Park. June 13, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring The Swing Crew Band. June 13-15, Reedsburg Lands’ End Community Tent Sale
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Calendar of Events June 14, Baraboo “Friends of the Grandstand” Golf Outing To be held at the Baraboo Country Club; 1pm start time. $75 per person includes: golf, meal and entertainment or $20 per person includes: meal and entertainment only. Contact Shana Johnson at 608-393-4732 for more information or to sign up. Proceeds raised will be used to continue restoration and improvements of the historic grandstand at the fairgrounds. June 15 & 16, Sauk City Civil War Weekend Saturday: 9:00am – 4:30pm. Sunday: 9:00am – 3:30pm. Visit Sauk City with dad on Father’s Day weekend for the Sauk City Civil War Reenactment weekend. The Sauk City Historical Preservation Committee will sponsor the sixth annual Civil War Period weekend. August Derleth Park, 236 Water Street, Sauk City; Sauk City Historic Park, 726 Water Street June 15- August 24 & September 1, Baraboo Devil’s Lake Big Band Dances Enjoy the music! Listen and dance to the sound of live bands — the Hal Edwards Orchestra or the Summer Wind Band — in the historic north shore Chateau overlooking beautiful Devil’s Lake. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Admission is $10. June 16, Prairie du Sac Wollersheim Winery’s A Tribute to Fathers 10:00am – 5:00pm Winery open for tours and tastings, plus Fathers can receive a complimentary tour when accompanied by their family. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com June 18, Sauk City Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm Join us on the Riverway for Wild Heart. Food available for purchase by non-profits. NEW LOCATION: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 June 19, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Swing Crew June 20, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm - Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring “The UWCB Community Band & Vocal Ensemble-Flag Day Concert.” June 21, Prairie du Sac Wollersheim Winery Historic Cave Ribbon Cutting 11:00am Join Wollersheim Winery to celebrate the grand opening of a piece of wine history. The cave was originally built in the 1840s by Agoston Haraszthy, founding father of the California wine industry. Wollersheim Winery restored the cave and will open the doors to this piece of history for viewing and tasting wine. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463 June 22, Baraboo International Crane Foundation Headquarters An Evening with the Cranes. Experience great food, drinks, and
conversation. Meet George Archibald, ICF Co-Founder; ICF scientists and research associates; and of course, cranes! Contact Kate Fitzwilliams at 608-356-9462 ext. 147 June 22-23, Baraboo Native American Artifact and Antique Show 29th annual event. Antique stone, copper artifacts, beadwork, textiles, baskets, jewelry, pottery, fossils, Civil War, antique guns, swords, knives, Pre-Columbian, antique decoys & ethnic art and Eskimo artifacts. Held at the Sauk County Fairgrounds. Contact: John Welsch, 920-923-3842. Free admission and parking. Trailer hook ups available. June 23, Baraboo Circus of Chefs ... The Gala 2013 5–9 pm Don’t miss this annual event featuring 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. This festive evening of fun, food and friendship benefits Circus World. June 26, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Late 4 Dinner June 27, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Band TBA. June 28, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Brew-Ha-Ha 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Join us for a Beer Tasting Tour at Select Downtown Baraboo Businesses Featuring your favorite Wisconsin Breweries. Sampling beer, some tasty treats and a leisurely stroll Downtown with friends! Advanced tickets on sale May 28th. www.downtownbaraboo.com June 29 & 30, Spring Green Spring Green Art Fair July 2, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside Time TBD. Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. This will be a night walk. Time TBD. Rain date is July 9th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 July 3, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Just Plain Country July 4, Merrimac Firemen’s Fireworks Dusk Merrimac
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July 4, Witwen 4th of July Parade 10:30am Annual small-town July 4th parade and festivities. July 4, Baraboo Independence Day Fireworks Free event at the Baraboo High School begins at dusk. 1-800-227-2266 or www.baraboo.com July 4, Reedsburg FREEDOM FEST 3:00pm to Dusk at Nishan Park. Food vendors, family games and a fireworks celebration. July 4 Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring the UWCB Communtiy Band. July 6, Prairie du Sac Fire on the River! Dusk July 4th Fireworks on the River. Beer garden at the VFW Park. VFW Park, 700 VFW Drive www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 July 6, LaValle Fireworks over the Mill Pond July 8-14, Baraboo Sauk County Fair Animals, carnival rides, combine demo derby, truck/tractor pulls, live music featuring Rodney Atkins and The Lost Trailers, horse pull and much, much more! FREE Walk-in Gate; Grandstand Admission varies. Sauk County Fairgrounds. www.saukcountyfair.com July 10, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Copper Box July 11, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring The Madison Brass Band. July 12, 19, 26, Baraboo Movies on the Square July 12-13, Spring Green Spring Green Village Wide Garage Sales July 13, Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30pm Join us at Witwen Concerts at the Campground for UW Sauk County Community Band. Campground opens at 4:00pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30pm. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E www.witwenpc.com
Calendar of Events July 13, Baraboo Bagpipes at the Glen: A Celtic Music Evening 7:00pm Listen to the piper as he makes his way around the Glen followed by the lyrical sounds of Celtic music. Bring a picnic basket and a bottle of wine to enjoy as you listen to the mandolins, violins, and tin whistles. Food and beverages available on site. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul’s of Baraboo. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 July 13, Spring Green Spring Green Sidewalk Sales July 14, Loganville St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Loganville Annual Ice Cream Social July 16, Sauk City Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm Join us on the Riverway for Fuzzy Side Up. Food available for purchase by non-profits. NEW LOCATION: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 July 17, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Gary and the Ridgeland Dutchmen July 18, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring The First Brigade Civil War Band July 19-20 Sauk Prairie Harley Davidson MDA Freedom Ride All day. 27th Annual Freedom Ride fundraiser for MDA. Family activities, food, entertainment and camping. Sauk Prairie Harley Davidson and VFW Park. 836 Phillips Boulevard www.saukprairiehd.com; 800-972-6895 July 20, Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30pm Join us at Witwen Concerts at the Campground for Late 4 Dinner. Campground opens at 4:00pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30pm. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E www.witwenpc.com July 20, Reedsburg “Run from the Cops” 5k Run/Walk 8:00am July 24, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Rockin’ Royals Band July 25, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring the Professor Stitch’s Original Baraboo Circus Band.
July 26, Reedsburg Reedikulus Day Sidewalk Sales 8:00am
July 27, LaValle to Reedsburg Lazy Beaver Canoe Race 10:00am Put your canoe in at LaValle and race or relax on your way to Reedsburg July 27, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Circus Celebration 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 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, huge Antique/Art & Collectibles Salea-Palooza, and the Big Top Parade starting at 2pm sponsored by the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce! www.downtownbaraboo.com July 27, Sauk City 13th Annual Take An Adult Fishing Tournament 6:00am – 2:00pm 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! Wilderness Fish & Game, 500 Water Street www.wildernessfishgame.com; 608-643-2433 July 27- 28, Baraboo Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show 5 pm Saturday and 2 pm Sunday (shows run about 90 minutes) 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, an 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! July 31, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra August 1, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra August 2- 4, Baraboo Summerset Festival of the Arts Three nights and two days of interactive, expressive, and creative arts celebration! Live music, food and drink, performances, workshops, visual art, theatre, dance, film, literature, creative writing..for all ages! http://www.summersetfestival.org August 3, Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30pm Join us at Witwen Concerts at the Campground for The Impact of Brass. Campground opens at 4:00pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30pm. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E
www.witwenpc.com August 6, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside TBD Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. This will be a night walk. Rain date is August 13th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road, www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 August 6, Sauk City Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm Join us on the Riverway for the Larry Busch Band, musical entertainment in a multitude of styles performed by the 6 piece band. Food available for purchase by non-profits. NEW LOCATION: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 August 7, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: The Midwesterners August 8, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring the Madisalsa Latin Jazz Band. August 10, LaValle Up and Down the Hill Run August 10, Baraboo Summer Art Classic Annual fine arts and crafts event in Downtown Baraboo. www.wi-scaa.org August 10, Baraboo Cranes of the World Festival. A full day of family fun at International Crane Foundation Headquarters. August 11, LaValle LaValle Celebration LaValle Celebration including parade, chicken BBQ, games and music August 14, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Reedsburg Area Community Band August 15, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring the UWCB Community Band. August 16-17, Prairie du Sac FFA Alumni Fall Pull Featuring Badger State Pullers 7:00pm start, both nights. The Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni finishes another Tractor Pulling season with the Badger State Pullers. FFA Alumni Park located under the eagle water tower in the Prairie du Sac Industrial Park. Brad Kruchten, 608-963-7293
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Calendar of Events August 16-18, Baraboo Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club 50th Anniversary – Golden Jubilee Show featuring “Made in Wisconsin” and Empire Tractors. Take a step back in time and visit one of the Midwest’s largest antique shows featuring: antique tractors, steam engines and live field demonstrations. Also host to displays of antique cars, trucks and snowmobiles, models/miniatures, woodworking and print shops. Food available on the grounds and a huge flea market for the treasure hunters. www.badgersteamandgas.com August 16-17, Reedsburg Community Wide Garage Sale August 17, Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30pm Join us at Witwen Concerts at the Campground for Harmonious Wail. Campground opens at 4:00pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30pm. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E www.witwenpc.com August 17, Spring Green Spring Green Car Show www.springgreen.com August 20, Sauk City Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30pm – 8:30pm Join us on the Riverway for the Sauk Prairie High School Band, featuring wonderful local youth talent. Food available for purchase by non-profits. NEW LOCATION: Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168 August 21, Reedsburg 6:30pm – 8:30pm Concert in the Park: Gospel Night August 22, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring TBA August 24, Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30pm Join us at Witwen Concerts at the Campground for Larry Busch Big Band. Campground opens at 4:00pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30pm. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E www.witwenpc.com August 24 Loganville Celebration Firemen’s Celebration, including a parade, music, chicken barbeque, fireworks. August 25, Baraboo Durward’s Glen Historical Tour and Open House 2:00pm – 4:00pm Take a living tour of the Glen by wagon ride. Your guides will include reinacting members of the Durward family with a few enlightened neighbors thrown in. Find out what it was like to live in the Baraboo
Bluffs 150 years ago. The newly re-released Durward book “Anuls of the Glen”, originally written by Wilfrid Durward will be available to purchase. Family historian James Gardener has written a forward with never-before written information on the Durward family. He will be available to do book signings. The charity for this month will be the Portage Free Clinic. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www. durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113
August 29, Baraboo Concerts on The Square Downtown Baraboo 7pm Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of music on the Historic Courthouse Lawn. Featuring TBA August 30 & 31, Prairie du Sac Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival All day. Approximately 40,000 people attend each year. The current Wisconsin Cow Chip Throw state record is 248 feet. The “Cow Chip” offers two stages of free entertainment, arts and crafts fair, 5K & 10K Run and much more! Marion Park (located at Grand Avenue and First Street) www.wiscowchip.com; 608-643-4317 September 1, LaValle Labor Day Dance Held at the Fire Station September 2, Spring Green BeatleFest, Spring Green General Store September 3, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside: Touch the Earth 1:00pm – 3:00pm Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. Rain date is September 10th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 September 6-7, Baraboo Recovery Film Festival, Al Ringling Theatre September 7, Reedsburg Heritage Day and Ice Cream Social at Pioneer Log Village 12:00pm September 15, Baraboo Spotlight on Fashion Al. Ringling Theatre An extravagant fashion show and more benefiting the historic Al. Ringling Theatre. September 28, Reedsburg Missoula Children’s Theater: 2:00pm and 6:00pm @ CAL Center Auditorium October 1, Baraboo Walks on the Wildside: Autumn Ramble 1:00pm – 3:00pm Noted naturalist Marian Moran will teach and delight with her “Walks on the Wildside.” You will be sure to come away from Marian’s walks with an inspired understanding of nature. Rain date is October 8th. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113
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October 3, Prairie du Sac Ice Wine Release, Wollersheim Winery 10:00am – 6:00pm Celebrate the release of Wollersheim’s Ice Wine 2012! Enjoy a taste of this “Nectar of the Vines” along with other Wollersheim wines. Enjoy self-guided Ice Wine tours, visits to the vineyard by horse-drawn wagon to see where the Ice Wine grapes hang until they freeze, a cheesecake plate and all Wollersheim wines by the glass are available for purchase, and live harp music. Winery Store open extended hours until 6:00 pm. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463 October 4-6 and 11-13, North Freedom Mid-Continent Railway Autumn Color Weekend 10:00am – 4:00pm Enjoy Mid-Continent’s seven-mile, 50-minute round-trip 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 Museum Road http://midcontinent.org; 608-522-4261 October 4-13, Reedsburg FERMENTATION FEST Join us for this incredible festival featuring fermented beer, wine, chocolate, cheese, bread and more! Over 35 workshops, tasting events and speakers! Also, don’t miss the fabulous Farm Art DTour, featuring amazing field art, roadside culture (food) stands and pasture performances! You will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! October 9, Loganville St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Loganville Annual Chili Supper October 12, Baraboo Durward’s Glen Fall Festival 9:00am – 3:00pm Plan on spending a few hours shopping at the many arts and crafts booths scattered around our building and grounds. Antique Flea Market both inside and out, with vendors ready to wheel and deal. A French Bakery will be selling baked goods, everything from crème brule to quiche Loraine. A light breakfast and lunch will be served by the Merrimac Methodist Church. Wagon ride tours of the Glen will be given. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113 October 12, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Fall Fair on the Square 9:00 am to 4:00 pm One of the largest and longest running craft and art fairs in southern Wisconsin, this event brings together over 150 regional and local artisans and crafters in the beautiful historic downtown Baraboo Square. In addition, it also features Eat Street with a wide selection of tasty treats, Kids Zone bounces and entertainment, live music, community court demonstrations & a seasonal Farmers Market. www.downtownbaraboo.com October 18-20, Baraboo Fall Art Tour Join Southwest Wisconsin’s finest artists as they open their private studios for one of the Midwest’s most popular events. http://fallarttour.com
Calendar of Events October 19 & 20, North Freedom Mid-Continent Railway Pumpkin Special 10:00am – 4:00pm What better way to pick your pumpkin for Halloween than from a trainride through the beautiful countryside of the Baraboo Hills? The seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway will include a stopover at the Quartzite Lake Pumpkin Patch. Passengers young and old can take a leisurely stroll through the patch to select their pumpkin for purchase. The train conductor will help you load your pumpkin on the train for the return back to North Freedom. Price of pumpkin is extra in addition to train fare. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road, www.midcontinent.org; 608-522-4261 October 19, Baraboo Good Neighbor Day at International Crane Foundation Headquarters. Bring a non-perishable food item or donation to the Baraboo Food Pantry for free admission to ICF. Contact Cully Shelton at naturalists@ savingcranes.org October 26, 2013 Tractors, Trunks and Treats Details of this family friendly event to be announced www.saukcountyfair.com or www.baraboo.com October 31, Baraboo International Crane Foundation Headquarters site closes for the season. November 1, Spring Green Sound of Spring Green www.springgreen.com November 5, Reedsburg Black Friday Boot Camp @ Reedsburg Public Library 6:30-8:00pm November 7-10 and 14-17, Baraboo Al. Ringling Theatre Baraboo Theatre Guild fall musical. www.barabootheatreguild.org November 9, Reedsburg Reedsburg’s “Craft Fair Plus” @ Armory November 21, Prairie du Sac Wollersheim Winery Ruby Nouveau Day 11:00am Join winemaker Phillipe Coquard in a special toast as he taps the barrel of the new vintage of Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau 2013. Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau is an estate-grown dry red with enticing fruity flavors and a zesty finish. It is the perfect holiday wine meant to be enjoyed young and pairs with holiday foods. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463 November 22, Sauk City Holiday Light Parade, Tree Lighting & Fireworks Extravaganza 6:00pm – 8:00pm Come watch the 2013 Holiday Light Parade and stick around for the Tree Lighting Event, featuring the Sauk Prairie Youth Choir, local dance troupes and a grand finale of Fireworks! Sauk City Historic Park, 626 Water Street www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168
November 22, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine Walk 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Join us for a Wine Tasting Tour of select Downtown Baraboo Businesses while enjoying some tasty treats and an evening of fun while strolling around Baraboo’s historic Downtown Square with friends. Advanced tickets on sale October 22nd. www.downtownbaraboo.com November 23, Baraboo Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade 6:00 pm 14th annual Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade will feature glittering lighted floats, live entertainment, equestrian units, marching bands, and novelty units! After the parade everyone is invited to gather at the historic Al. Ringling Theater to witness Santa lighting the Official Downtown Baraboo Christmas Tree. Immediately after the parade children and families are invited into the Al Ringling Theatre for a magic show by Tristan Crist and then a visit with Santa on the theater stage where they can have their pictures taken. www.downtownbaraboo.com November 23, Prairie du Sac Ruby Nouveau Tasting, Wollersheim Winery 10:00am – 4:00pm Taste the first release of the new vintage, Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau 2013 wine and other Wollersheim wines paired with an array of specialty Wisconsin cheeses. Ruby Nouveau is an estate-grown dry red with enticing fruity flavors and a zesty finish. It is the perfect holiday wine meant to be enjoyed young and pairs well with holiday foods. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheimwinery.com; 800-847-9463 November 23, Reedsburg “4 Bitchin’ Babes” at CAL Center Auditorium 7:30pm With a perfect blend of comedy and music, these four talented entertainers will have you laughing in your seats the entire time! November 30, Prairie du Sac A Vintage Christmas, Wollersheim Winery 10:00am – 4:00pm Experience old world charm as you prepare for Christmas. Taste Wollersheim wines paired with festive foods, find unique gifts, plus Christmas carolers will be on hand to set the mood. The winery is a picturesque place to take your family Christmas card photo, so be sure to bring your camera. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188 www.wollersheimwinery.com; 800-847-9463 November 30-December 31, Baraboo Fun & Festive Events Visit www.DowntownBaraboo.com
November 30-December 1, North Freedom Mid-Continent Railway Santa Express 10:00am – 4:00pm Mid-Continent’s seven-mile, 50-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad 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’s elves. All cars are heated by steam heat or coal-fired stoves. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road http://midcontinent.org; 608-522-4261 December 6-8, Reedsburg Holiday Open House Weekend December 7, Reedsburg Holiday Cookie Walk, Downtown Reedsburg December 7, Spring Green Spring Green Country Christmas December 8, Baraboo Al. Ringling Theatre Free holiday concert with the Madison Brass Band 3pm. December 13-14, Baraboo A Very Merry Holiday Fair 323 Water Street, Baraboo Arts Building, Baraboo, WI - NEW GALA FRIDAY HOURS, - Noon-6:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm 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 nonprofits. www.theverymerryholidayfair.com December 13, Reedsburg Living Windows, Downtown Reedsburg 6:00-8:00pm Bring the family for this enchanting evening in beautiful downtown Reedsburg, and see the store windows come alive! Refreshments, carolers and horse and wagon rides. January 17-February 2, 2014, Baraboo Winterfest Many fun filled winter activities to participate in around the Baraboo Area: arts, music, recreation and more details to follow www.baraboo.com February 15-16, 2014, North Freedom Mid Continent Railway Museum Snow TrainTM: This will be the 39th year for Snow Train™, a unique and unforgettable train ride experience. Enjoy Mid-Continent’s seven-mile, 55-minute round-trip ride on a former branch line of the Chicago & North Western Railroad, through a Winter Wonderland at the foot of the Baraboo Hills. All cars are heated by steam heat or coal-fired stoves. www.midcontinent.org; 608-522-4261
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From Field To Fork 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Located 5 miles west of Baraboo. Offering farm-raised beef, lamb, pork and chicken; open year-round. Call first; weekends after 7:00 a.m., weekdays after 5:00 p.m. Our farm is certified organic. Animals are naturally raised on pasture without antibiotics or hormones. Chickens are pasture-raised. We also feature potatoes, beets, beans, tomatoes, grain, eggs, and maple syrup. Vern Esser Landscape Techniques, LLC S4082 Co Hwy BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-0617 email@example.com www.Landscapetechniquesllc.com Hello Sauk County! Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, mid-March through November. We specialize in plants offering annual bedding plants, over 10,000 perennials, 300+ trees and well over a thousand woody shrubs and evergreens. We install all landscapes
including patios, ponds and retaining walls with a specialty in limestone walls. We also offer lawn and shrub maintenance and consultation. The Meat Market 700 Lincoln Avenue, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-5574 Open year-round every weekday except for Wednesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Retail and wholesale meat market offering custom slaughtering. We have a fresh 40 foot full-service meat case. All of our fresh and smoked meats are award winners. Complete slaughtering from farm to freezer. Jim & Suzanne Dohner Black Diamond Angus E10861 Terrytown Road, Baraboo WI 53913 608-356-3307 firstname.lastname@example.org www.BlackDiamondAngus.com Take Hwy. 12 ½ mile north of Baraboo, then ¼ mile west on Terrytown Road. Open allyear by appointment only. Black Angus Beef processed 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. Jim & Suzanne Dohner Christmas Treeland E10861 Terrytown Road, Baraboo WI 53913 email@example.com www.christmastreeland.com Take Hwy. 12 ½ mile north of Baraboo, then ¼ mile west on Terrytown Road. Open weekends Thanksgiving to December 21, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fresh cut premium Christmas trees, wreaths and crafts. We have the areas best and largest selection of trees, beautiful hand-decorated balsam wreaths, unique holiday gifts and crafts, tree cleaning and wrapping available. Hot cider and free treats for the kids. Brian Krusko Glacier Valley Enterprises, LLC S2907 Co. Road. A, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-6670 firstname.lastname@example.org glacierv.com
Located 4 miles north of Baraboo or 6 miles south of Wisconsin Dells on County Road A. Open September and October in fall; sunup to sundown. We have over 12 acres with 30 different kinds of pumpkins, straw color corn, 10 kinds of squash and gourds. Lots of birdhouse gourds available. We sell retail and wholesale and will deliver locally. Offer up to 1,000# box of produce on a skid. Galiya Laughnan E11810 Trapshoot Road, Baraboo WI 53913 608-356-2359 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. Don & Deb Lawyer Hawkwind LLC “Where Nature and Human Beings Meet in Passionate Conversation” E14494 Tower Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-2926 On-line store: hawkwindllc.com Home of Hawkwind Heat, Clem’s Hot Pepper Mustard and Clem’s Hot Pepper Relish. Hawkwind products are grown and nurtured in cooperation and conversation with nature. Our ingredients are herbicide and pesticide free and our products are always fresh, created by hand at our licensed kitchen. John & Jean Pinkston The Berry Farmer, Inc. E10222 Hoot Owl Valley Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-1965 email@example.com www.theberryfarmer.com 2 ½ miles west of Hwy. 12 on CTH. W towards North Freedom. Strawberry season mid-June to early July. Pick your own and alreadypicked 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.
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Eydie Ridder Pine Creek Gardens E10496A CTH. W, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-0289 Open year round. Call to be sure we are home. Farm located 2 miles west of Hwy. 12 on CTH. W. Fresh asparagus, parsnips, rhubarb and a variety of other vegetables in season. We do not use chemicals, pesticides or growth hormones. Hand-painted birdhouse gourds. Scott Weber & Muffy Barrett Bluestem Farm S5920 Lehman Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-0179 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluestemfarm.com We grow native plants for landscaping and restoration work, as well as fruiting plants for your edible landscape. Custom grafting available. Also table grapes, apples, and pears grown without poison sprays. Find us Saturdays at the Dane County Farmers’ Market http://dcfm.org/. On-farm sales Sundays in spring; other times by appointment. Mike & Barb Terry Lucky “T” Farm E10190 Terrytown Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-0413 email@example.com Located 2-1/2 miles west of Hwy. 12 on Terrytown Road. By appointment. Raspberries, cherries, hay, tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, bittersweet, sweet corn and farm fresh eggs. Betty Thiessen Ski-Hi Fruit Farm, Inc. E11219A Ski-Hi Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-3695 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Cazenovia, Hillpoint & LONE ROCK David & Tayt Rasmussen Bees and Baskets Apiary 32703 Keller Road Cazenovia, WI 53924 608-985-7190 email@example.com Open all year. Call to be sure we are home or to arrange to pick up honey. Tours available on request and if we are home. Specialty honey available in three flavors: strawberry creamed, orange creamed and raspberry creamed. Howard and Jean Berlin Serenity Haven Farm S6308 Hwy. 154 Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-986-4721 On-farm sales by appointment. We sell poultry– free-range Buff Orffington chickens; brown eggs, meat and breeding stock. Also, we sell garden produce and berries grown without poison sprays or artificial fertilizer. Rory & Bobbie Hinz Prairie Farm Produce S6703 Co. Road G Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-408-4990 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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 Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-583-2677 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Co Road G Hillpoint, WI 53937 608-986-3623 or 986-3760 Located on Loreto Ridge (between Hwy 154 and CTH GG). Farm products available year round… please call ahead or shop our web store. Organic, non-GMO family farm producing grass-fed beef, grass-fed cheese, and award-winning maple syrup. Beef sold by shares (e.g., ¼ beef) or three cuts: rib-eye, tenderloin and premium burger… “premium” because we put all steaks and roasts – all cuts – in our ground burger
except rib-eye and tenderloin. Think of it as “ground sirloin PLUS”. Hand crafted in small batches, our grass-fed delicious cheese has a devoted following…we’re known for our non-pasteurized (raw milk) cheddar. Our livestock live on pasture, are 100% grass-fed, and are antibiotic free. At Shillelagh Glen Farms your food is produced organically, sustainably and chemical-free. Marty & Melissa Sprecher Century Oaks Farm 31551 Co. Hwy. JJ Lone Rock, WI 53556 608-583-7212 or 608-604-5211 email@example.com Offering asparagus, sweet corn, squash, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and a widevariety of vegetables May through November; Jersey, Holstein and straight beef available year-round. We specialize in award-winning corn-fed Jersey beef in quarters, halves and wholes, as well as steaks. We also have a large variety of vegetables and superb sweet corn. Come pick your pumpkin from our patch! Corn shucks by order. 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. We also manufacture custom hardwood flooring, trim and molding. Dannie U. Gingerich Gingerich Nylon Harness S3860 Barreau Road La Valle, WI 53941 Take Hwy. 58 south from La Valle, left on CTH. G, right on Barreau Road ¼ mile to first farm. Harness, collars, halters, tack and horse equipment. Also holding consignment auctions March 22 and September 4, 2013. Sid Cook Carr Valley Cheese Co. S3797 CTH. G La Valle, WI 53941 608-986-2781 firstname.lastname@example.org carrvalleycheese.com Cheese factory located in La Valle, outlet store located in Sauk City. Open year-round, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday at the factory and 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Sunday at the store. We manufacture specialty and artisan cheese six days a week. Fresh cheddar curds daily. Steve Fearing Fearing Angus E3418 E Harris Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-963-1323 email@example.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. Lynne Yauchler September Farms S1472 McKinney Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-985-8776 Open June through September. Vegetables, berries, apples, grapes, plums and rhubarb picked in season. Flowers also available. U-pick raspberries in August and September, sometimes October. WIC farmer’s market vouchers accepted. Russell & Kathryn Preuss Woodland Valley Farms S1705 Farra Road La Valle, WI 53941 608-985-7431 firstname.lastname@example.org Take Hwy. 58 south from La Valle, right on CTH. G, right on Farra Road. Contact us 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. Loganville Vernon & Erma Hershberger Grazin’ Acres Co-op S6145 Hwy. 23 Loganville, WI 53943 608-727-2632 Located 1 mile south of Loganville. Open year-round - no Sunday sales. Certified organically grown beef cuts or quarters, eggs, fryers, turkeys, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, plus a whole line 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. You can find us at the Baraboo and Reedsburg Farmers’ Markets. Please call before visiting the farm. David Schlieckau Schlieckau Sorghum S7324 Hwy. 23 Loganville, WI 53943 608-727-5647 We are a local licensed producer and supplier of sweet sorghum syrup. Sweet sorghum is a 100% natural sweet syrup derived from sorghum cane. Sorghum is most commonly used to add nutrition and a unique flavor to foods. Sorghum syrup is high in antioxidants, calcium, iron and potassium. Currently, David Schlieckau and his family continue the four generation tradition and process the syrup the oldfashioned 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! Clark & Vicki Thompson Hillside Hickory Boer Goats E4118 Co Road S Loganville WI 53943 608-986-3443 email@example.com Located 9 miles south of Reedsburg on Co Road S. Open year-round by appointment, either by phone or by e-mail. We offer full-blood, percentage and commercial Boer meat goats for 4-H projects, meat, breeding or pets. Hickory nut picking when available. Lyndon station Laura Mortimore Orange Cat Community Farm S1280B Cherry Lane Lyndon Station, WI 53944 608-963-4234 firstname.lastname@example.org www.orangecatcommunityfarm.com Orange Cat Community Farm is a certified organic, community supported agriculture, vegetable farm located just off of Co. Hwy. H, between Reedsburg and Wisconsin Dells. We offer weekly and every-other-week CSA shares over a 20 week summer season, an early season spring share and a late season storage share to help you keep local produce on your table throughout the winter. There is opportunity to get more involved with the farm through worker shares and farm events. Also find us at the Baraboo Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings. Contact by e-mail or by phone. It is a lot of work to grow vegetables, so it is also necessary to have a lot of fun. Come be a part of it! Charlie & Nancy Fochs Nanchas Elk Ranch E7568A Acorn Lane Lyndon Station, WI 53944 608-524-4355 email@example.com www.elkranch.net Located 9 miles west of Wisconsin Dells or 6 miles east of Reedsburg on CTH. H. By appointment only. Meat, antlers, breeding stock and trophy bulls. Gift boxes available. All elk meat is state inspected and CWD tested. Our elk are raised without antibiotics or hormones to ensure a natural product. North freedom Jane and David Stevens Four Elements Organic Farm E8984 Weinke Rd., North Freedom, WI 53951 608-522-4492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fourelementsherbals.com Certified organic since 1991, 130-acre family farm located in the heart of the pristine Baraboo Bluffs. Winner of 2008’s Sauk County Small Business of the Year Award, we produce the finest quality handcrafted, nationally distributed herbal body care products using herbs from our farm. Organic produce, along with herb and vegetable transplants available seasonally, as well as maple syrup and pastured poultry. Find us at the Baraboo Farmers’ Market. Open House on June 15. (see website for information) Visits and tours by appointment.
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From Field To Fork Charlie Geffert Geffert’s Maple Hill Sugar Bush S7142 Orchard Rd., 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. Plain Constance Schweiss The Cheese Maker #1, Inc. Hwy. 23 - 1050 Wachter Ave., Plain, WI 53577 608-546-3202 email@example.com www.cheesemaker.com Open year-round, 9:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Large selection of cheeses. Fresh and flavored curd, mild, medium, sharp and extra-sharp Cheddar, Muenster, Provolone, Mozzarella, Lowfat/Low-salt Cheeses such as Farmers, Colby, Swiss, Baby Swiss, Bacon, Pepper, reduced fat/salt cheese, plus many more. Also Wisconsin wines and gift boxes available. Bob Wills Cedar Grove Cheese, Inc. E5904 Mill Road, P.O. Box 185, Plain, WI 53577 608-546-5284 or 800-200-6020 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cedargrovecheese.com Located 1 mile east of Plain at the corner of Mill Road and Valley View Road. We give guided tours of the art and science of cheese making Monday through Saturday mornings. We share the history of area cheese making since our founding in 1878. Our retail store is open year-round, Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and (from summer/fall) 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sundays. We feature specialty cheeses and fresh cheese curds. Also, see our unique “living machine” water treatment greenhouse. Andy Straka Straka Meats 212 Alma Avenue, P.O. Box 257 Plain, WI 53577 608-546-3301
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Call for an appointment to stop by this farm that features organic vegetables and artistmade objects. This is Community Supported Agriculture, providing farm fresh vegetables to subscribers. Other farm fresh products available to the public. Gary & Gloria Roohr-Hyzer Hyzer’s Green Acres Farm S3704 Thieman Hill Road Reedsburg WI 53959 608-524-2605 Gloria.email@example.com www.hyzersgreenacres.com 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 produce sales, come directly or call ahead for availability. Offering all farm fresh produce, eggs as well as duck eggs, jams, Pork, Beef, Chicken, Duck Meat, and Goose. Our tours are educational, talks about where our food comes from and how it grows. No chemicals are used. We have a variety of farm animals that love attention and to be fed! Llama, beef cattle, sheep, goats, geese. geese, chickens, peacocks, Royal Palm turkey and other turkeys, silkies. Ervin & Linda Borleske Riverbend Livestock Farm E6248 Lane Drive, P.O. Box 161 Reedsburg, WI 53959 608-524-2509 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Mark Keding Keding Farm E8724 STH. 23 & 33 Baraboo, WI 53913 608-524-2870 Located just 5 miles east of Reedsburg on Hwy. 33. Open July 20 through October 31, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Vegetables, sweet corn, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, gourds, flowers, squirrel corn, and sunflower seeds. Rock springs Marv Gurgel Marv Gurgel Asparagus S4980 CTH. D Rock Springs, WI 53961 608-524-6045 email@example.com Open April through July. See me at the Baraboo Farmers’ Market for the best quality asparagus and gourmet food processing and beeswax candles. SAUK City/Prairie du sac Julie & Philippe Coquard Wollersheim Winery 7876 Hwy. 188 PO Box 87 Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-6515 or 800-VIP-WINE firstname.lastname@example.org www.wollersheim.com Located across the Wisconsin River from Prairie du Sac. Open year-round, except for New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm seven days a week. Family-owned historic winery with hillside vineyards and beautiful limestone winery building nestled in the hills. Winery tours and tasting given daily year-round. Paul & Julie Dietmann Wisconsin River Prairie Honey 345 - 14th Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-2636 email@example.com Like us on Facebook© Open August through December by phone or by e-mail. Please call or e-mail for pick-up or delivery. Lightly filtered honey from the prairies of the lower Wisconsin River valley. Our honey has a golden amber color and a clean, light flavor; perfect in tea, recipes or enjoying by the spoonful! Brian Hanson, The Tree Monkey The Norway Company E9237 CTH. O Sauk City, WI 53583 608-544-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cartsbynorway.com Open year-round, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm or by appointment (please call ahead). We provide low-impact tree trimming and removal; our specialty is tree work in locations where accessibility is a problem. We are also
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certified to treat for emerald ash borer prior to and/or during infestation. Sale of high quality, Wisconsin-made garden carts featuring marine plywood and extra heavyduty wheels; all metal parts are galvanized, zinc-plated, aluminum or powder-coated. Also available: folding American-made aluminum utility carts. LaNell Jaquish Sunny Slopes Farm S10790 Winke Road Sauk City, WI 53583 608-544-3969 Off of Co Road B; open year-round during daylight hours; call ahead if possible or just stop by. Nested eggs (white and brown), blueberries in season (late June through July). Gloria Nolden Gloria’s Gardens S9417 Hwy. 12 Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-8371 Located ½ mile north of CTH. PF on Hwy. 12. Open April through October, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. Flowers, mainly perennials. Hardy garden-grown flowers. Tony & Sue Renger Willow Creek Farms Charcuterie, Inc. 895 – 19th Street Prairie du Sac WI 53578 608-643-6348 email@example.com www.willowcreekpork.com Offering local, sustainable & humanely raised Purebred Berkshire Pork products. Our hogs are raised on pasture without antibiotics or animal by-products. We offer ½ and whole hogs along with individual cuts of pork and many specialty items. Please contact us for more information. Fritz Wyttenbach Wyttenbach Meats, LLC 1940 Prairie Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-644-1213 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wmeats.com 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. “Attitude is everything” is a belief the Wyttenbach family has always held. This belief was further embraced as their idea for a meat market materialized, allowing them to sell their farm-raised Angus beef directly to the consumer. This Sauk County family enthusiastically opened Wyttenbach Meats for business in April, 2002. Stop in and “Meat the Best™.” Chad & Lisa Zeman Green Thumb Farms S9891 Hwy. 12 Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-2613 email@example.com www.gtfarms.com Open April through December 22. Spring
and summer hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday; Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Winter hours begin after Thanksgiving: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday. Fresh produce, nursery stock, pumpkins, Frazier fir Christmas trees and wreaths. Growing season starts with pre-picked and pick-your-own strawberries and ends with cut-your-own or precut Frazier fir trees and wreaths. We have added a Fall Festival and haunted hayride. Spring green Jim Birkemeier Timbergreen Farm S11478 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-7342 firstname.lastname@example.org www.timbergreenfarm.com Call ahead; open year-round. Hardwood flooring, paneling, lumber, wood products and gifts. Visit our forest-to-finished flooring business; free tours of the sawmill, solar cycle lumber kilns, millwork shop and wellmanaged forest land. Richard & Kim Cates Cates Family Farm, LLC 5992 County Road T Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-2836 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org www.catesfamilyfarm.com Located 6 miles south of Spring Green. Open year-round by appointment or prearranged delivery. Lean, natural Angus and Jersey grass-fed beef raised and finished on pasture without growth hormones or antibiotics. Our delicious beef is delivered to your door or available for pickup (5% savings) at our farm. Brad Peck Peck’s Farm Market West E3217 Hwy. 14 & 60 Spring Green, WI 53588 608-583-4977 email@example.com Located on Hwy 14 & 60 between Spring Green and Lone Rock, open 7 days a week Memorial Day through mid-November, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. Asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, raspberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelons, peppers, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, and apples. Huge selection of jams, jellies, honey, syrups, salsas, pickled products, salad dressings, dried fruits, nuts, candies, and much more. 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 Wal-Mart/ Kohl’s on County Road P. Open daily April 21 through October 31, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. It is our goal to provide you with wholesome family fun and great things to eat! Grown and picked fresh on-site are: asparagus, rhubarb, U-pick or We-pick strawberries, summer and fall red raspberries, black raspberries, blueberries, domestic blackberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet bell and hot peppers, pickles and dill, and lots of other vegetables. Also muskmelons, apples, watermelons, dessert and concord grapes, pumpkins, squash, popcorn, our own honey, sorghum, maple syrup, jams, dressings, ice cream cones, and gift items. Hay wagon rides to the pumpkin patch during October; family activities include our corn maze, youngsters straw maze, family-fun train ride, and pumpkin smashin’ catapult! NEW in 2012 was our Lil’ Bumpkin Kid’s Play Village & Farm Petting Zoo, which we will expanding on for 2013, along with a NEW Pedal Go-Kart Track and a NEW bakery! School groups are always welcome all season. We open in the spring with our own greenhouse-grown flowerpots and hanging flower baskets that we design ourselves, along with our spring produce and hydroponic beefsteak tomatoes. Come visit our farm, where there’s always something new! Wonewoc Jim & Rebecca Goodman and Ben & Corey Pahl Northwood Farm E156 Co Road Q Wonewoc, WI 53968 608-489-2291 firstname.lastname@example.org Located in NW Sauk County. Northwood Farm is a certified organic dairy. We have 45 cows in our herd. Cows are intensive rotationally grazed May into November. All animals are fed crops harvested off our certified organic
fields. Milk from the farm is sold to Cedar Grove Cheese where it is made into organic cheese. Organically raised and grass-fed (in season) beef from our dairy steers is available all year round. Sold by the piece or
in a quantity of your choice on the farm or at the Dane County Farmers’ Market during the outdoor market season. Also available at Whitaker’s Fresh Market in Hillsboro. Call ahead. Visitors welcome.
SEASONAL FARMERS’ MARKETS IN SAUK COUNTY DOWNTOWN BARABOO Wednesdays and Saturdays 7:30 am to 1:00 PM Courthouse Square, Downtown Baraboo Contact: Fred Moh, Market Manager 608-356-5606 www.baraboofarmersmarket.com La valle Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Linda Gillen: email@example.com or 985-8009 for more information ReedSBURG Mondays - Noon to 5 p.m. in City Park Wednesdays - 5-8 p.m. (June, July, August) in City Park Fridays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Reedsburg Area Medical Center Reedsburg City Hall 608-524-6404 SAUK PRAIRIE Across from Blue Spoon Cafe on Water Street Sat. 8a.m.-1p.m. May - Oct Sue Dohm 608-643-8445 firstname.lastname@example.org Spring GREEN Saturdays 9:00 am to Noon Albany Street May 8 to October 16 Jennifer Kerr at 608-935-7527 email@example.com
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Camping & Lodging Bender’s Bluffview Canoe Rental
Open Year Round Family Fun W9935 McGowan Rd Lodi, WI 53555
Canoeing & Camping E10032 Huerth Rd. Sauk City, WI 53583
Come on Down by the River! The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
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1920 Prairie Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Jeff & Sandy Mason 608.370.6224
Hours: Tues - Sat 11am - Close Lunch & Dinner Nightly Specials • Full Bar Serving on the Outdoor Patio Serving Homemade Pizzas Friday Night Fish Fry Saturday Night Prime Rib
Breakfast Lunch • Dinner
Friday Fish Fry Monday Senior Menu
Open 7 Days a Week W11602 Hwy. V (608)592-3302 Lodi, WI 53555 Fax: (608)592-3997
524 Oak St. • Downtown Baraboo www.gardenpartycafe.com • 355-0355
Located at the corner of Hwy. 78 & 12, Sauk City
Breakfast & Lunch
FITZ’S ON THE LAKE On Beautiful Lake Wisconsin
Famous Friday night Fish Fry Cocktails in the Interlude Lounge
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Black Hawk Family Restaurant Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Huge Salad Bar Selection! Pizza & Italian Dinners
Sun-Thurs: 6am-10pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY OPEN 24 HOURS!
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Serving Times Sunday 4:30-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30-10:00pm Bar Open 4:00pm Daily
Daily Specials Lunch & Dinner Handmade Pizza & Pasta ( Dinner OnLy ) 207 Water St. Railway Depot Sauk City
Craft Beers & Local Wines
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
The Finest in Steaks & Seafood “Fit for an ocean front” - Wisconsin State Journal
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 Weekday $8.95 Full Dinner Deals Bar opens at 3pm. Dinners served at 4pm.
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OPEN 10am to 10pm
701 Hwy 12, Baraboo WI 356-6313
Peking Buffet Delicious Chinese Buffet in Baraboo!
30 Item Buffet Plus Dessert Bar! Fresh Sushi Full Service Buffet for Lunch & Dinner 1204 8th St, Baraboo, WI 53913
our everyday low price buffet
Baraboo Pizza Ranch 1000 Log Lodge Ct.
8931 Hwy. Y Sauk City, WI 53583
(In The Hamlet Of Roxbury, Wisconsin)
Celebrating 54 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
2 Delicious Flavors!
Breakfast Lunch - Dinner 304 Broadway St., Baraboo, WI
Summer Hours: Sunday & Monday 7am-3pm Tuesday-Saturday 7am-9pm
Portage: 401 E. Wisconsin St. 608-742-8829 Baraboo: 422 Pine St. 608-356-9500 Sauk City: 805 Phillips Blvd 608-643-4343
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Golf Shop 356-8195 Restaurant 356-6141 We invite you to visit us at www.baraboocountryclub.com
• 18 Hole Championship Golf Course • Practice Facility • PGA Staff • Audobon Certified
Sauk Prairie 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.
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 Heritage Museum, or take a walking tour through the Sauk City Historic Park.
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 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 ever-popular Devil’s Lake State Park, we can keep you busy. Shopping? How about a 14,000 square foot antique mall, small boutiques, or western wear
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!
Re-enactment in the Historic Park, to the Fire on the Riverway. Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson’s MDA Freedom Ride draws in hundreds of bikers to this charitable benefit, which takes advantage of showcasing our scenic roads. And we can’t forget about two events that make this area special: Cow Chips and Eagles (unrelated, of course!).
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
Hours: Sunday 9-5 Monday-Thursday 9-6 Friday 9-8 • Saturday 9-5
VILLAGE FAMILY DENTAL 1250 Prairie Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-8505
No motorcycle sales on Sunday
Where friendly,advanced dental care and beautiful smiles meet
New Patients Welcome
Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital & Shamrock Pet Resort spsmallanimalhospital.com (608) 643-2451
240 W. Jefferson Street Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-2122
Motorcycle Sales Service • Apparel 836 Phillips Blvd. Hwy 12 Motor Accessories/Parts Sauk City, WI 53583 NO WAIT • EXPRESS LANE OIL CHANGES 608.643.3735 saukprairiehd.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook.com/SaukPrairieHarleyDavidson
1209 Mills Street Black Earth, WI 53515 608-767-3604
Exceptional Veterinary Care
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2013 Calendar of Events January 18-19 26
Bald Eagle Watching Days Wollersheim Winery Port Wine Celebration
Mid-Continent Railway Snow Train
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Wilderness Fish & Game Annual Fishing Clinic & Seminar Wollersheim Winery Annual Open House Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Burn Your Sox at the Rox
Harley-Davidson Demo Ride Month Wollersheim Winery Brandy Release
Roxbury Rural Run & Kids Country Mile FFA Alumni Spring Fling Truck & Tractor Pull
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Riverway Concerts in the Park: Swing Crew Civil War Reenactment Weekend Riverway Concerts in the Park: Wild Heart
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Witwen 4th of July Parade Merrimac Firemen’s Fireworks Fire on the River! 4th of July Fireworks
April May June
May 4 – October 26 Saturdays 8am – 12pm in the Green space across from the Blue Spoon, Prairie du Sac
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Witwen Concerts at the Campground: UW Sauk County Community Band Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson MDA Freedom Ride Witwen Concerts at the Campground: Late 4 Dinner 13th Annual Take an Adult Fishing Tournament
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Witwen Concerts at the Campground: The Impact of Brass Riverway Concerts in the Park: Larry Busch Band FFA Alumni Fall Pull Featuring Badger State Pullers Witwen Concerts in the Campground: Harmonious Wail Riverway Concerts in the Park: Sauk Prairie High School Band Witwen Concerts in the Campground: Larry Busch Big Band Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival
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Wollersheim Winery Ruby Nouveau Day Holiday Light Parade,Tree Lighting & Fireworks Extravaganza Wollersheim Winery Ruby Nouveau Tasting Wollershein Winery A Vintage Christmas Mid-Continent Railway Santa Express
Mid-Continent Railway Santa Express
Welcome to Sauk County,where Business Soars with Eagles! You love to vacation in Sauk County, so why not live here year-round? The Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC) can help! SCDC helps recruit compatible new businesses to Sauk County, provides new business formation assistance and nurtures entrepreneurs. We have a range of excellent commercial and industrial buildings and sites to locate your business, and an excellent workforce to help your business grow. At SCDC, helping your business reach new heights is why we’re here. We have a good thing going in Sauk County, and we’re proud of our successful businesses and strong, healthy communities. With our access to resources and expertise, SCDC can help your business take ﬂight in this special place. Contact SCDC today. The view is beautiful from up here!
Sauk County offers: • A strong, diversiﬁed business climate, featuring manufacturing, tourism, distribution and healthcare. • A strategic location (Chicago, 175 miles; Minneapolis, 225 miles; Milwaukee, 100 miles; Madison, 25 miles). • Interstate, federal highway, rail and air transport options. • A dedicated workforce of over 36,000 individuals, featuring a wide spectrum of skills and abilities. • Strong public school systems and Madison College (tech school) and Univ. of WI Baraboo/Sauk County locations. • Several safe, affordable and family-friendly communities enjoying consistent growth. • Outdoor recreational opportunities second to none in Wisconsin, including Devil’s Lake State Park and the Wisconsin Dells.
Sauk County Development Corporation | PO Box 33, 505 Broadway,Baraboo,WI 53913
(608) 355-2084 www.scdc.com email@example.com
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A Guide to Sauk Prairie Riverway
It’s going to be a brisk morning, so start out with a big breakfast at Eagle Inn Sauk Prairie.
Check out the beautiful Wisconsin River by taking a stroll on the milelong Sauk City Riverwalk, along Water Street. If you’re here in winter, keep your eyes open for our famous eagle population.
Head up Highway 12 and stop at Dr. Evermor’s Sculpture Garden if the big red gates are open.
The big one, Devil’s Lake State Park, is just up the road. Amuse yourself for hours hiking on trails that range from easy to intense, rent a canoe, or laze on the beaches.
If you’ve got more time, check out the beautiful waterfall at the end of Parfrey’s Glen.
Come back by heading south on State Highway 113. The drive through the Baraboo Bluffs is worth it.
Take a left on State Highway 78 to Merrimac and catch a ride on the free and famous Merrimac Ferry.
You’ve had a long day. Fill up with the best steak and seafood around at Green Acres.
German & American Dining Add a Wine Package to any reservation for just $42! 855 Phillips Blvd. Hwy 12 Sauk City, WI
Come for the food...
Stay For The Experience 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.
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. Now offering vaccinations.
The Best In Gemutlichkeit!
Your Local Neighborhood Pharmacy
Drive Up Window with Evening Drop Box
405 Water St. | Prairie du Sac, WI | (608) 643-3396 • www.eannellipharmacy.com Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Sunday 9am-Noon
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.foodspot.com/dorfhaus
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Culinary & Culture
Located at the corner of Hwy. 78 & 12, Sauk City
Rolling in history and awards, Wollersheim Winery is a must. Tours and tastings daily.
Call ahead to take a tour of Cedar Grove Cheese and see their Travel Green Living Machine.
When you get back, head north on Water Street and take a break at Riverway Café for a fresh salad, sandwich, or soup.
Next up, check out River Arts on Water Gallery, a beautiful gallery focusing on regional artwork.
Across the street you can take a walk through history and heritage at the Tripp Heritage Museum.
Full Menu Available
Wyttenbach Meats features farm-to-table products that are out of this world.
Check the schedule, you might catch a concert, musical, or play at the 492seat River Arts Center.
Serving Times Sunday 4:30-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30-10:00pm Bar Open 4:00pm Daily
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in the ad in the dining section 1920 Prairie Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Jeff & Sandy Mason 608.370.6224
Hours: Tues - Sat 11am - Close Lunch & Dinner • Nightly Specials • Full Bar Serving on the Outdoor Patio Serving Homemade Pizzas
Friday Night Fish Fry
Saturday Night Prime Rib
Black Hawk Family Restaurant Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
Huge Salad Bar Selection!
Pizza & Italian Dinners
2 Delicious Flavors!
Portage: 401 E. Wisconsin St. • 608-742-8829 Baraboo: 422 Pine St. • 608-356-9500 Sauk City: 805 Phillips Blvd • 608-643-4343
Grilling Steaks & Porkchops Outside Hours: Sun-Thurs: 6am-10pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY
(Thursdays after 4pm) Saturday All You Can Eat Pig Roast!
OPEN 24 HOURS!
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Grab a breakfast sandwich at Leystra’s Venture Restaurant to get going.
Cameo Antiques is just across the street and will keep you busy with three floors to explore.
Just up the road is Sauk Prairie Harley-Davidson, with an impressive showroom and equally impressive retail space.
Prairie Flowers & Gifts, a shop like no other, is nearby.
Up river you’ll find River’s Edge Mall, with everything from floral, cards, and collectibles to saddles, camping gear and live bait under one roof.
The Window Sill is just up the street, carrying uniquely distinctive home and personal accessories.
Hungry yet? The Blue Spoon, a European style café, is just across the street!
Catch Luck’s Antiques at the end of the block at the bridge.
If you need any more gifts, for you or your favorites, check out Wollersheim Winery on the other side of the river.
The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway
Day or Overnight Trips Shuttle Service
one mile south of Sauk City on Hwy. 78 then 2 miles west on County Y.
P.O. Box 57 Sauk City, WI 53583 608-643-6724
Cameo Antique Mall • Antiques/Collectibles • Consignments
• Diesel, Gas, Propane • RV Dump • LP Cylinders Filled
Hwy 12 Phillips Blvd Sauk City 608-643-8033
• Appraisals • Large Used Bookstore
OpenYear Round 10-5Everyday,ClosedWed. (608) 643-8000
s.c w.ca meoantique
827Water Street, Sauk City,WI
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Sauk Prairie A Guide to Sauk Prairie Riverway
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Black Hawk Family Restaurant has a breakfast skillet waiting for you.
Stop by Wilderness Fish & Game at River’s Edge Mall to outfit your entire fishing party.
Up the road, some prime fishing spots can be found at the VFW Park.
If you don’t have any luck there, head a little further north to the Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam.
If you brought a boat, Lake Wisconsin shouldn’t be missed.
Getting hungry? A fish fry from Mason’s Grill & Pub.
Tire Rotation Belt Replacement Bulb Replacement Lube Oil and Filter
• Complimentary Multi Po Point int Inspection • Battery Test and Replacement • Aquapel Windshield Treatment • Pit Stop Check fluids and top off
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St. Vincent de Paul
...a delightful shopping experience LOCATION: 815 19th Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 Phone & Fax: (608) 643-8905
STORE HOURS: M-T-TH-F 9:00am to 5:00pm WED 9:00am to 6:00pm SAT 9:00am to 2:00pm
Email: email@example.com Web Page: www.stvdpsaukprairie.com • Angus Beef and Pork from Wyttenbach Family Farms • 24 Foot Fresh Meat Case
EXCAVATING & PLUMBING LLC
• Deli Case • Fresh Fish
850 19th Street • Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 Your #1 Source for Bedding Sand
Mon-Fri 8am–6pm Saturday 8am–2pm
• Residential • Commercial • Agricultural • Basements • Bulldozing Driveways • Septic Systems • Trucking - Gravel, Topsoil
1940 Prairie Street • Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (608) 644-1213
• Award Winning Sausage Products • Fresh Brats, Over 30 Flavors • Venison Processing • Gift Boxes and Gift Certiﬁcates
Witwen Concerts at the Campground Witwen is located 7 miles West of Sauk City on Hwy E, Fire No. S9855
C e l e b r a t i n g o u r 1 1t h Y e a r Family oriented concerts at the campgrounds in the country where early settlers and Native Americans camped many years ago.
2013 Concert Dates July 4 July 13 July 20 August 3 August 17 August 24
Witwen Parade - 10:30 a.m. - Simply Sax with Jean Powell UW Sauk County Community Band Late 4 Dinner - Country and much more Sandy LaClair and The Impact of Brass Harmonious Wail - Gypsy and other Jazzes Larry Busch Big Band with Cleo Ware - Big Band Sound 4:00 Picnic Grounds Open - 6:30 Concert
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic supper, or purchase food from the food stand on the grounds, for a relaxing, beautiful summer evening of music. In event of rain, concerts will be held in the tabernacle on the grounds.
Donations are appreciated.
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Barn Quilts Getschman Barn Quilts
Bender Barn Quilt
mother, Patty Cook. It was a gift to their mother and father, Monte, for their anniversary in 2011 from daughters Sara and Jodi.
Eberle Barn Quilt
Badger Steam & Gas Barn
This barn quilt can be found at Gale and Nancy Getschman’s place, 1805 W. Pine St. (Cty Rd. BD), Baraboo. The pattern is the Wisconsin Star and was painted green and yellow honoring Gale’s John Deere tractor collection. Two years ago Nancy painted the smaller barn quilt and placed it on their garage. On their way to the Old Threshers Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, IA they admired the many barn quilts along the route and decided to paint one for their barn. Not knowing what to do they looked up directions on the internet. Next year they plan on making another one for the other side of the barn which can be observed from the new four lane Hwy. 12. Every year Gale and Nancy sponsor a Tractor Ride the second weekend in June. They chose this weekend because their first stop is the Sauk County Dairy Breakfast. Information on the ride can be found at http://www.tractorride.org/
At S40654 State Road 136, Reedsburg, WI you will find this barn quilt. Belonging to Brian & Dena Bender this quilt pattern is triple star. This was painted by the Reedsburg Middle School Art Class as a gift to Dena for her 14 years working at their school. She quit that job and went farming full-time with her husband, Brian in October 2011. The gift was given to her when they opened their farm to the public for the Sauk County Dairy Breakfast in June 2012.
Cook Barn Quilt
This barn quilt is on the Mike and Jodi Cook-Husom farm in North Freedom on Denzer Road. The rail fence pattern was picked out by their
This quilt has a bear claw pattern and was painted by family members . It is on County Road B in Spring Green.
Frey Barn Quilt These 4 small barn quilts are on the Women’s building at the Badger Steam and Gas Show located just off Hwy. 33 at S3347 Sand Rd., Baraboo. Earl Sprecher’s four daughters Jean, Judy, Janet and Joanne chose patterns and painted them for the building. They represent the following: #1 – Sunbonnet Sue - Jean Sprecher Brew chose this pattern as she collects Sunbonnet Sue quilts. #2 – Windmill - Judy Sprecher Wehler chose this pattern as she lives on the Sprecher family farm which has a windmill. #3 – Log Cabin - Janet SprecherBruski chose this pattern as she hopes to live in a log cabin some day. #4 – Schoolhouse - Joanne Sprecher Welty of Milwaukee, WI chose this pattern as she is the youngest in their family and is always a student of some sort.
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Frey Barn Quilt installed a restored barn used to build performance engines—“it needs a bit of a woman’s touch in a man’s way” is what Jenny Frey said when she offered to sponsor a Sauk County barn quilt. Her woman’s touch was a barn quilt as she admires them on their way to tractor pulls which both she and her husband, Dennis, are involved in. They love the Allis Chalmers so that is where the colors of their barn quilt came from. She chose the “Hunter’s Star” quilt pat-
Barn Quilts tern using Allis Chalmers orange and gray along with some white as they are big hunters in the fall. As you drive down Hwy. 60 or Cty Rd B, Sauk City, you will see their barn sitting on the corner and the quilt installed right above their shop entry. Jenny states, “The guys now understand how it represents us and I told them a little culture doesn’t hurt them” (and then they were back to talking deer hunting). So take a drive down Hwy. 60 and enjoy the Hunter’s Star on the Fair Valley Performance barn at the corner of Hwy. 60 and B.
lost in a barn fire on April 1, 1970 with the animals being saved and no family members injured. The Breunig farm consists of 354 acres being owned and 220 acres being rented.
Jantz Barn Quilt
it adhered to the barn in early May. Going past their property during the summer are large annual bicycling events so we know the quilt adorning this barn will be appreciated by many throughout the year.
and sheep relaxing beneath the quilt.
Peetz Barn Quilt
Enge Barn Quilt
Alumni Barn Quilt:
Breunig Barn Quilt
E9430A County Road PF Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 The Breunig farm has a historical house on the farm dating back to 1869. It’s architectural style consists of the “block and stack” construction. The lime stone is very popular in this area and you will notice other homes made this way. The block walls are 2 ft. thick and provide the natural insulation. The barn is a replacement barn built in 1970. The original wood structured barn was
As you travel down Hwy. T in the Fairfield Township past what used to be known as the Leopold Shack and Leopold Center you will come upon a beautifully painted, bright colored barn quilt on the Kevin and Barbara Jantz barn. Their farm is the first in that township with the first owner purchasing the land in 1847. Directly across the road from the barn you will see the original house where their parent’s reside today. (E12450 Cty Rd T). It is believed this barn was moved from Levee Rd in the mid 1920s to its present location. The pattern chosen by the Jantz family is known as the Ohio Star. Barbara said there is no real reason for it other than they liked the design for the colors they wanted to use. Over the winter months the family painted the quilt in their basement and had
The newest barn quilt in Sauk County was recently installed on the Mike and Rhonda Enge barn on their homestead located off Hwy. PF at S9106 Hager Road, Prairie du Sac. The quilt pattern chosen by Rhonda Enge is called the “Harvest Sun” and is very fitting for their family as they have 3 boys; Travis, Dusty and Dan, who all enjoy the large family dairy farm. The Enge operation has an extensive amount of crop land and it is truly the harvest sun that assists them with their success each year. The red, blue, white and yellow colors are visible from many miles around as you head East toward their farmette on Hwy. PF or South on Denzer Road (Gasser’s hill). Take a drive and enjoy the beautiful agricultural landscape as you look for this bright quilt on their white barn with their donkey
The barn quilt was constructed in honor of their son, BJ Chrisler, who served as the State FFA President in 2009-2010, State Vice President in 2008-2009 and the National FFA Officer “NOMCOM” Chairman in 2010. The FFA President’s symbol in the FFA emblem is “the Rising Sun’ which is depicted in their quilt. The border consists of blue corn kernels also from the FFA symbol.
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North Freedom ALL RD! ABOA
FULL-SIZE TRAIN RIDES!
RIDE INTO THE PAST! Take a 55-minute, diesel-powered, 7-mile round-trip journey through the rural Wisconsin countryside aboard railcars dating back nearly 100 years! Choose from coach seating, caboose, or join the engineer in the locomotive!
DISCOVER the rich history of railroading through our museum ﬁlled with restored locomotives, railcars & more!
OPEN DAILY ..............June 1-Sept. 2 OPEN WEEKENDS ....May 4-27 & Sept. 7-Oct. 20 DEPARTURES............11am, 1pm & 3pm* MUSEUM HOURS......9:30am-5:00pm on days trains operate
*Departure times may differ during special events. First Class Trains, Brunch Trains, and Dinner Trains are offered during select special events. Call for details.
REMEMBER your experience with a visit to the railroad gift shop, located in our restored 1894 C&NW depot.
ALSO JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS!
Mother’s Day weekend 50th Anniversary Celebration Autumn ColorTM weekends Pumpkin SpecialTM weekend Santa ExpressTM weekend Snow TrainTM weekend
May 11 & 12 June 1 Oct. 4-5-6 & 11-12-13 Oct. 19-20 Nov. 30-Dec. 1 Feb. 15-16, 2014
MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM For info & reservations call 608-522-4261 -or- 800-930-1385 www.midcontinent.org
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E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom, WI 53951
Located only 20 minutes from Baraboo/Devil’s Lake S.P., & 30 minutes from Wisconsin Dells!
Ice Age Trail More than 12,000 years ago, an immense flow of glacial ice sculpted a landscape of remarkable beauty across Wisconsin. As the colossal glacier retreated, it left behind a variety of unique landscape features. These Ice Age remnants are now considered among the world’s finest examples of how continental glaciation sculpts our planet.
Snaking through 30 counties, the Ice Age Trail marks the southernmost edge of glaciers from the last Ice Age.
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath — entirely within Wisconsin — that highlights these Ice Age landscape features while providing access to some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a volunteerand member-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to create, support and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin — the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Ice Age Trail Alliance staff and volunteers work cooperatively with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, National Park Service, local governments, businesses and private landowners to shape the Ice Age Trail into one of the premier hiking trails in the United States. Your support as a new member, volunteer or sponsor is always very welcome. The Ice Age Trail in this region passes through some unique geological features and diverse ecological habitats, giving hikers an excellent experience of glacially shaped valleys, bluffs and drumlins while passing through prairies, savannas and woodlands. The Trail also wanders though the historic city of Lodi, where you may be tempted off the Trail by our restaurants, pubs, German bakery and specialty shops. For more information visit http://www.iceagetrail.org
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Spring Green and the River Valley area are special. Somehow, this land escaped the 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
Wisconsin Artists Showcase at the Jura Silverman Gallery 143 South Washington Spring Green, WI springgreen.com/jsgallery
Fine art and crafts in all media by Wisconsin’s ﬁnest artists.
it. The results are breathtaking: rolling hills and bluffs looking over the Wisconsin River Valley and infused with an ageless beauty.
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.
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.
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.
Another tradition has grown on this land as well. The landscape and the people who have settled here have nurtured a dynamic and spirited arts scene. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, American Players Theatre and The
Come on Down by the River!
400 Springs Drive, Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-7000
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www.kauldine.com HOURS: Breakfast - Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am Brunch - Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Dinner - Tuesday - Saturday: - 5:00pm Sunday: - 4:30pm; Closed Monday
Call for reservations 608-588-2521 Call for reservations. • www.kauldine.com
Hwy. 14 & 23 Spring Green, WI 53588
Phone: (608) 588-2521 Fax: (608) 588-9343
RIVER VALLEY MEDICAL CLINIC
Ellen Wermuth, MD • Maria Denu, PA-C • Mark Timmerman, MD
M 7:30 am-5 pm • T 10 am-5 pm • W,Th,F 8 am-5 pm
436 Sunrise Drive, Spring Green • 608/588-2502
VILLAGE FAMILY DENTAL 1250 Prairie Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-8505 1209 Mills Street Black Earth, WI 53515 608-767-3604
PLAIN MEDICAL CLINIC
JoEllen Frawley, APNP, • Agnes Kanikula, PA-C • Jeff Collins, MD BC-ADM, CDE
240 W. Jefferson Street Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-2122
Where friendly,advanced dental care and beautiful smiles meet
New Patients Welcome
M-F 8 am–5 pm
825 Main Street, Plain • 608/546-4211
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A Field Guide to the Sauk Prairie Riverway Chamber of Commerce
Sauk Prairie Riverway Outdoors • It’s going to be a brisk morning, so start out with a big breakfast at Eagle Inn Sauk Prairie. • Check out the beautiful Wisconsin River by taking a stroll on the mile-long Sauk City Riverwalk. If you’re here in winter, keep your eyes open for our famous eagle population. • If you are here for ﬁshing, stop by Wilderness Fish & Game at River’s Edge Mall to outﬁt your entire ﬁshing party. • Up the road, some prime ﬁshing spots can be found at the VFW Park. If you don’t have any luck there, head a little further north to the Prairie du Sac Hydroelectric Dam.
• If you brought a boat, Lake Wisconsin should not be missed. • Devil’s Lake State Park, is just up the road. Amuse yourself for hours hiking on trails that range from easy to intense, rent a canoe, or laze on the beaches. • Come back by heading south on State Highway 113. The drive through the Baraboo Bluffs is worth it. • Take a left on State Highway 78 to Merrimac and catch a ride on the free and famous Merrimac Ferry. • You’ve had a long day. Fill up with the best steak and seafood around at Green Acres.
Sauk Prairie Riverway Culinary & Culture • Rolling in history and awards, Wollersheim Winery is a must. Tours and tastings daily.
• Across the street you can take a walk through history and heritage at the Tripp Heritage Museum.
• Call ahead to take a tour of Cedar Grove Cheese and see their Travel Green Living Machine.
• Wyttenbach Meats features farm-to-table products that are out of this world.
• When you get back, head north on Water Street and take a break at Riverway Café for a fresh salad, sandwich, or soup.
• Check the schedule, you might catch a concert, musical, or play at the 492-seat River Arts Center.
• Next up, check out River Arts on Water Gallery, a beautiful gallery focusing on regional artwork.
Sauk Prairie Riverway Shopping • Grab a breakfast sandwich at Leystra’s Venture Restaurant to get going. • Cameo Antiques is just across the street and will keep you busy with three ﬂoors to explore. • Just up the road is Sauk Prairie Harley -Davidson, with an impressive showroom and equally impressive retail space.
• Up river you’ll ﬁnd River’s Edge Mall, with everything from ﬂoral, cards, and collectibles to saddles, camping gear and live bait under one roof. • The Window Sill is just up the street, carrying uniquely distinctive home and personal accessories. • Hungry yet? The Blue Spoon, a European style café, is just across the street!
• Prairie Flowers & Gifts, a shop like no other, is nearby.
• Catch Luck’s Antiques at the end of the block, at the bridge. • If you need any more gifts, for you or your favorites, check out Wollersheim Winery on the other side of the river.
Visit us at the Sauk Prairie Riverway Welcome Center 109 Phillips Boulevard • Sauk City, WI 53583