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Prairie Clinic, S.C. is an independent clinic offering Family Medicine, Pediatric, Obstetrics and Gynecology services.In addition to acute care and medical consultation,the clinic offers programs for Asthma,Anti-Coagulation (ProTime) and Diabetes. Some laboratory tests are completed on site: lab, x-ray, ultrasound, electrocardiogram and bone density scans.

WALK-IN CLINIC Mon-Thu 1-7 pm,Fri 1-4 Healthcare when you need it! For patients age 12 months and up

Prairie Clinic, SC. • 112 Helen Street, Sauk City, WI 53583 • 608-643-3351

WE ARE OPEN DAYS A WEEK DA (APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER)

Golf Outings

Weddings Business Meetings Marina Friday Fish Fry Golf Memberships Holiday Brunches

N1076 Golf Rd. Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

608-643-4554 restaurant • 608-643-2405

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WELCOME TO SAUK COUNTY! Dear Fellow Traveler, Sauk County is home to beautiful landscapes and endless opportunities for fun just waiting to be discovered. Take time to savor the stunning beauty of Devil’s Lake, the excitement of Wisconsin Dells or the charm of our small towns. We promise you’ll find friendly people ready to lead you to comfortable accommodations, culinary gems, outdoor recreation and festivals wherever your journey takes you in Sauk County. Use this guide as your first step in planning

your getaway. You can also find lodging, dining, attractions and more on our mobile-friendly website TravelWisconsin.com. No matter where you are in Wisconsin, you can find fun on the go. On behalf of Wisconsin’s tourism industry, we look forward to welcoming you! Sincerely,

Stephanie Klett, Secretary Wisconsin Department of Tourism

A HARDWARE STORE WITH SO MUCH MORE! Featuring Gifts, Crafts, & a Full-Service Floral Shop.

Area’s Largest Selection of

Grills..

500 Water Street • Sauk City • 608-643-2433

Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm; Sat. 8am-5pm; Sun. 9am-5pm

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Sauk County Wisconsin

Welcomes You!

TABLE OF CONTENTS AREA MAPS 3-5 Welcome to Sauk County 28-29 Sauk County Map 32-34 Bike Trail Maps CALENDAR OF EVENTS 10-12 Spring 22-26 Summer 37-39 Fall 44-45 Winter 35 Summer Concerts 36 Fairs, Festivals & Parades

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COMMUNITIES 13-14 Baraboo 18-19 Downtown Baraboo 53-54 Reedsburg 46-49 Sauk Prairie 50-51 Spring Green 52 Wisconsin Dells

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Amish Country Antiques & Collectibles Attractions Barn Quilts Camping & Lodging Circus World Museum Devil’s Lake State Park Dining Farmers’ Markets Golf Courses Hiking & Nature Trails Mirror Lake State Park Performing Arts


BARABOO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 600 W. Chestnut St., PO Box 442 Baraboo, WI 53913 800-227-2266 | www.baraboo.com

REEDSBURG AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 240 Railroad St., PO Box 142 Reedsburg, WI 53959 800-844-3507 | www.reedsburg.org

SAUK PRAIRIE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 109 Phillips Blvd. Sauk City, WI 53583 800-683-2453 | www.saukprairie.com www.saukprairieriverway.com

SPRING GREEN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 E. Jefferson St., PO Box 3 Spring Green, WI 53588 800-588-2042 | www.springgreen.com

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Attractions 400 STATE TRAIL 240 Railroad Street, Reedsburg 800-844-3507

A 22-mile former railroad bed is now a bike, horse 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, and available for purchase.

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 which faces the gorge. Ableman’s Gorge is owned by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin and was designated a State Natural Area in 1969.

AL. RINGLING MANSION 523 Broadway, Baraboo 608-448-7455 • ringlingmansion.com This spectacular red stone mansion was built in 1905 as the home of legendary circus showman, Al. Ringling. Al. was the eldest of the five famous Ringling brothers. The Ringling Bros. Circus was at its peak when the mansion was built.

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The Al. Ringling Mansion is currently undergoing extensive restoration to bring it back to its former opulence and will soon feature five guest rooms. It is currently open for guided tours. Guests will see original furnishings, amazing hand-carved woodwork, leaded glass, ornate murals and hand-decorated ceilings.

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.

AL. RINGLING THEATRE 136 4th Avenue, Baraboo 608-356-8864 • alringling.com

BARABOO RIVER SAUK COUNTY

America’s Prettiest Playhouse! The American Theatre Historical Society says it was “the envy of Broadway.” Newly restored!

ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo 608-355-0279 • aldoleopold.org

An educational facility with a mission to inspire an ethical relationship between people and land through the legacy of Aldo Leopold. Leopold is best known for his book A Sand County Almanac (1949), in which he sets forth his most enduring idea, a concept he termed the “land ethic”—a moral basis for how people relate to the natural world.

AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE 5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green 608-588-2361 • americanplayers.org

A professional, classic theatre located just outside Spring Green. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theatre spaces, an 1148-seat 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

Elroy to Baraboo canoeing, kayaking and rafting. Bring your own or rent in Reedsburg or Wonewoc. Main seasonApril thru October. River maps available at the UW Extension Office or the Chambers of Commerce.

CAL CENTER THEATRE 1100 S. Albert Avenue, Reedsburg calcenterpresents.org

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. For more information visit our website.

CARR VALLEY CHEESE S3797 County Rd. G, LaValle 608-986-2781 • carrvalleycheese.com

Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley Cheese Company is over onehundred years old. Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, it remains one of Wisconsin’s traditional cheese plants, famous for making cheese the old-fashioned way. Great cheese is made early; visit the factory before 10:30 a.m. for the best viewing.


Attractions CIRCUS WORLD 550 Water St., Baraboo 800-693-1500 circusworldbaraboo.org

Feel the rhythm, excitement and grace of high-stepping horses, high flying stars, elephants, clowns, dogs, jugglers and daredevil cyclists. Located in Baraboo at the National Landmark Site where the Ringling Bros. Circus began and ascended to be the world’s greatest outdoor amusement enterprise. A full day of live shows, tours, restored circus wagons, rides, musical concerts, and colorful new exhibits.

DEVIL’S HEAD RESORT S6330 Bluff Rd., Merrimac 608-493-2251 • devilsheadresort.com

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.

DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK S5975 Park Rd., Baraboo 608-356-8301 dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/ devilslake

Devil’s Lake is the third oldest state park in Wisconsin, the largest and the most visited. Offering magnificent views from 500’ quartzite bluffs overlooking a 360-acre lake. Enjoy lakeshore picnic areas, sandy swimming beaches, 29 miles of hiking trails, or ease into the backcountry solitude. Devil’s Lake is a beautiful year-round park with an intriguing natural history along the 1,000-mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

DRIFTLESS GLEN DISTILLERY 300 Water St., Baraboo 608-356-4536 • driftlessglen.com

The Driftless Area region provides the grains, water and temperature variations that give spirits produced here their distinct “terroir” and make the barrels unique in all the world. Tours go through every inch of the production area, from grains and mash, to the fermentation tanks and process stills…all ending with a leisurely tasting of spirits. Also featured is an array of olive oils and balsamic vinegars. The full service restaurant highlights many local and fresh ingredients.

DURWARD’S GLEN RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTER W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo 608-356-8113 • durwardsglen.org Nestled in the Baraboo Bluffs. The Durward family came here from Scotland in 1862 as a family of artists and poets. Today, the 40 acre non-profit property has beautiful walking trails, bubbling brooks, shrines, two chapels and picnic grounds. Retreat center is available to rent with halls, kitchens and can sleep 44. The Artists Cottage, built by artist Charles Durward in 1867, has a full kitchen and can sleep 4. Open year round. Call for more information or check out our website. Events and mass schedules listed online and on Facebook.

FLYWAYS WATERFOWL EXPERIENCE S5780 Hwy. 159 • Baraboo 608-356-0084 • duckmuseum.com

Let Flyways introduce you to all the North American migratory waterfowl. Teach your kids about wildlife and habitat management. See world class exhibits housing more than 60 ducks, geese and swans. Hear the various

calls that each species makes and even climb into a duck blind. See amazing art pieces from nationally renowned waterfowl artists.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT & TALIESIN 5607 County Highway C, Spring Green 608-588-7900 taliesinpreservation.org The Taliesin estate including Hillside School and other buildings. Open May - October for guided tours. Weekend tours available in April & November. Admission fee.

H.H. BENNETT STUDIO & HISTORY CENTER 215 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells 608-253-3523 hhbennettstudio.wisconsinhistory.org/

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 2 - October 25. A State of Wisconsin Historic Site.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BARABOO downtownbaraboo.com

The historic buildings which form “the square” around the Sauk County Courthouse, Baraboo’s downtown business district house a diverse mix of art galleries, gift shops, specialty stores, and restaurants. Customer-oriented merchants, many of whom were born and raised in the Baraboo area, are sure to make your shopping experience a delightful one.

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Attractions HO-CHUNK GAMING S3214 County Rd. BD, Baraboo 800-746-2486 • ho-chunkgaming.com

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. The conference center offers many options for meetings, conferences, weddings or other special events. The hotel consists of over 300 first class deluxe guest rooms and luxury suites and there are five great restaurants on site providing a wide variety of venues from an extensive buffet to exquisite fine dining.

HOUSE ON THE ROCK 5754 State Road 23, Spring Green thehouseontherock.com

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.

INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION E11376 Shady Lane Rd., Baraboo 608-356-9462 • savingcranes.org

World headquarters located just outside of Baraboo.

MERRIMAC FERRY 608-246-3806 • merr.com/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).

MERRY MAC’S CAMPGROUND E12995 Halweg Road, Merrimac 608-493-2367 merrymacscampground.com

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!

MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM E8948 Diamond Hill Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385 • midcontinent.org

An outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line way of life during the “Golden Age of Railroading,” spanning the years 18801916, with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays. Take a 7-mile, 55 minute round-trip ride through a rustic rural setting in restored 1915 steel coaches.

MIRROR LAKE STATE PARK E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo 608-254-2333

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 and overnight rental available). Admission fee.

NATURAL BRIDGE STATE PARK Sauk City/North Freedom 608-356-8301

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.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL DISPLAY 200 Viking Drive, Reedsburg 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 in Reedsburg.

OCHSNER PARK AND ZOO 903 Park St., Baraboo 608-355-2760 cityofbaraboo.com/ parksandrecreation

This quaint zoo is located in the heart of Baraboo and is host to over 15 species of animals. One of the few free zoos in Wisconsin, it is a great place to take a time out. Ochsner Park and Zoo is open year round and offers ample parking, picnic areas, playground and special events throughout the year.

REEDSBURG AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PIONEER LOG VILLAGE E7882 Hwy. 33, Reedsburg 608-524-2850

This seasonal stop (Memorial Day – Labor Day) 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 Saturdays or by appointment, but it is well worth fitting into your vacationing schedule.


Attractions THE RIVER ARTS CENTER 105 9th Street, Prairie du Sac 608-643-5636 • riverartscenter.org

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.

RIVER ARTS ON WATER GALLERY 590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 608-643-5215 • riverartsinc.org

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 10am5pm, and Sunday 11 am-3 pm.

RIVERSIDE AND GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY N115 County Rd. N, Wisconsin Dells 608-254-6367 • randgn.com

The R&GN is a 15-inch gauge living railroad museum offering fun for young and old. Ride the live steam trains along a 3 mile roadbed winding through scenic canyons, beautiful wooded areas, and majestic rock cuts beside the Dells of the Wisconsin River.

SAUK CITY HISTORIC PARK 600 Block of Water Street, Sauk City saukprairieriverway.com 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 saukprairieriverway.com

SAUK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 531 4th Ave., Baraboo 608-356-1001 • saukcountyhistory.org Located in the carefully preserved Van Orden mansion. Thousands of artifacts relating to the pioneer, Native American, military, textile, and architectural history of Sauk County are displayed on two floors of the mansion. In addition to the museum, the SCHS has a new research facility, the History Center, which supports a research library with an extensive collection of pictures, documents, genealogical resources, newspapers and memorabilia relating to Sauk County and its inhabitants.

SUMMERSET THEATRE 608-355-5300

Come and enjoy affordable, professional outdoor theatre overlooking the Baraboo Hills. Call for ticket information.

TIMBAVATI WILDLIFE PARK 2220 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells 608-253-2391 timbavatiwildlifepark.com

Experience the thrill of learning about an array of wonderful animals, while developing a personal connection with them. Be entertained on the 15 acres with 55 species & over 200+ animals and exhibits to enjoy! Consider bringing a lunch or snack basket and enjoy spending the entire day at Timbavati Wildlife Park.

TRIPP HERITAGE MUSEUM 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac saukprairiehistory.org

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 Tuesdays 9 am-Noon; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm; and during special weekend and evening events.

WISCONSIN BIG CAT RESCUE

305 Pine St., Rock Springs 608-524-5466 • wisconsinbigcats.org

Providing a safe place and a comfortable home for abused, neglected, and unwanted big cats. Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue is home to 28 big cats including lions, tigers and leopards. Offering a variety of tours and learning experiences for all ages. Some tours require advance reservations.

WOLLERSHEIM WINERY 7876 Hwy. 188, Prairie du Sac 608-643-6515 or 800-VIP-WINE (847-9463) wollersheim.com

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 traditional barrel-aged reds, innovative white wines, delicious red and white port wines and Wisconsin grown Coquard Brandy, 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.

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SPRING EVENTS April-May

April April 1 - April 9 Menopause The Musical

Check website for times. Come join our sisterhood! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years! The Palace Theater in the Dells, 564 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 www.dellspalace.com 608-253-4000

April 7 Durward’s Glen Gala 5:30 PM

Garden party gala event.Tickets available at Durward’s Glen and Oak Street Antiques, Baraboo, or by calling 608-356-8113. St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Baraboo, WI www.durwardsglen.org 608-356-8113

April 8 Reedsburg Vet Fest

Race Day Registration starts at 7:30 AM. Events include: National Anthem followed by the Little Beaver Fun Run (1 mile) for kids ages 11 and under beginning at 9 AM; Half Marathon at 9:03 AM; 5K Run at 9:30 AM; 5K Walk at 9:35 AM and 1 Mile Walk at 9:35 AM. Registration forms can be picked up at the Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce or register online at active.com Lions/Jaycee Bldg. in Nishan Park, 1403 Viking Dr, Reedsburg Visit: reedsburgvetfest.org or call 608-524-6459 Ext: Jeff

April 8 Midwest Crane Count 5:30-7:30 AM

Join over 2,000 volunteers spanning the upper Midwest for the 2017 Annual Midwest Crane Count as we monitor the return of sandhill and whooping cranes to their northern breeding grounds. Go to www.savingcranes.org for information how to get involved. 608-356-9462

April 9 The Long Winding Road: Starring Jim Witter 2:00 PM

We welcome Jim back to the River Arts Center after his incredible Billy Joel and Elton John performance last year. This time, he will be featuring the songs of Lennon and McCartney. Take a memorable trip with Jim Witter in this multimedia presentation featuring

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over 30 hits, including “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Hey Jude,” “Blackbird,” “Yesterday,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Penny Lane,” and Jim’s favorite the Abbey Road medley. River Arts Center, 105 9th St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.riverartsinc.org 608-643-5215

April 15 International Crane Foundation Season Opening

ICF opens for the season daily from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Learn about the cranes and ICF’s global conservation programs on a guided tour with a naturalist. Enjoy exploring our nature trails, visit our unique gift shop and discover our interactive exhibits. E11376 Shady Lane Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-9462 savingcranes.org

April 22 Sauk County Fairest of the Fair

Visit saukcountyfair.com/fairest-of-the-fair/ Sauk Co. Fair, PO Box 467, Baraboo, WI 53913 Attn: Fairest of the Fair Kim 608-393-1116

April 23 Sauk County Earth Day Event 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Join in the celebration of Earth Day with a free family event and fun activities for all. Rock Springs Community Center, 201 W. Broadway, Rock Springs, WI 53961 608-522-5700 villageofrocksprings@gmail.com

April 25 Reedsburg Fire Department Spaghetti Supper 4:00-8:00 PM

The famous spaghetti meal is being served by the fireman for their annual fundraiser. Come and enjoy your community and support the fire department. Reedsburg Fire Dept., 131 S. Park, Reedsburg

April 25 Titanic Dinner Starts at 5:00 PM

Visit the Al Ringling Mansion for a one of a kind, first class experience as you dine on the White Star Line “The Queen of the Ocean” TITANIC. The evening includes multi-course dinner, live quartet, artifacts & props from the Titanic, interactive actors, and more! 623 Broadway Baraboo, WI 53913 608-448-7455 for more information

April 28 Reedsburg Uncorked Wine Walk 6:00-9:00 PM

If wine is your passion, you won’t want to miss this great spring event. Reedsburg Uncorked is the cure to months of cabin fever and will give you a chance to get out with friends and shop, sip, and sample some fine wine, great snacks, and unique shops that Reedsburg has to offer.This is a very popular event and tickets go on sale at the Chamber of Commerce one month in advance. But, don’t delay -- it is always a sellout. Downtown Reedsburg. For more information call 608-524-2850

May May through October

REOCCURRING

Beginning in May and running through EVENT October, you can enjoy many Farmers Markets throughout Sauk County. These markets feature a variety of fresh, locally grown produce, including a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods, preserved jams, jellies and more. Some markets also offer other non-food products. For more

information please refer to Page 22 in this guide.

Wednesday’s, May – Oct.

Shitty Barn Sessions

REOCCURRING EVENT

6:00 - 10:00 PM Live Music! Audience and performer coexist in an intimate and integrated space with as little separating instruments and ears as possible. No stage. 506 E. Madison Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.shittybarnsessions.com

May 1 “400” State Trail Opens

The “400” State Trail officially re-opens to bicycles. 240 Railroad St., Reedsburg. Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 608-524-2850

May 5 Downtown Baraboo Spring Wine Walk 6:00-9:00 PM

Join Downtown Baraboo merchants for a wine tasting tour along with delicious food, entertainment, in store promotions and a leisurely stroll around downtown with your friends! Tickets will go on sale April 5th at


SPRING EVENTS April-May May 9:00 AM at Bekah Kate’s, 117 3rd Street , Baraboo, WI 53913 www.bekahkates.com 608-356-3133

May 5-7 19th Annual Spring Swap Meet & Auction

Auction (absolute no reserves) at 10:00 AM Saturday Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club, Gas engines, tractors, farm primitives, collectibles, tools, cars, trucks, parts and more. Auction (absolute/no reserves) at 10:00 AM Saturday. Food available on grounds. Free Admission and free parking! Badgersteamandgas.com S3347 Sand Road, Baraboo, WI 53913

May 6 Loganville Community Wide Garage Sale Loganville For more information: (608) 727-5981

May 6 Roxbury Rural Run & Kids Country Mile

May 11-14 It’s My Birthday

Thurs – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Fri – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM & 2:30 – 6:30 PM; Sat – 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sun – 11:30 AM– 3:30 PM. Local fiber artist, Dennis Phillips, is celebrating his birthday month by giving you his “Birthday Town” discounts plus more. Dennis handcrafts one of a kind knit clothing and limited edition accessories. Receive 25% off ready to wear and 15% off bespoke. Saturday, May 13 from 5 PM to 7 PM, light refreshments will be served at his studio and showroom. Come see where quality is always the style. Dennis Alfred Phillips Art to Wear, LLC,

159 N. Lexington Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.alfredarttowear.com 608-239-5974 www.facebook.com/alfredarttowear May 13 Spring Fair on the Square 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Kids Country Mile 8:15 AM; Half-pint Half Mile 8:30 AM; Roxbury Rural Run 9:15 AM Sponsored by the Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital Foundation. Dorf Haus Restaurant, 8931 County Road Y, Sauk City, WI 53578 www.saukprairiehealthcare.org; 608-643-3311

Rain or Shine. Admission is free. Over 150 artists and crafters, “Eat Street” food court, farmers market, kids entertainment and bounce houses, live music and performances. Downtown Baraboo. Check website for more information about the fair or becoming a vendor. Downtownbaraboo.com

May 6-7 Celebration of Celtic Culture

May 13 Elegant Dinner Train 5:30 PM

Christ Lutheran Church - Saturday 1:30 pm - Seminars on Welsh in Iowa County & Manx in America. Saturday 7:30 p.m. – Celtic music concert featuring Irish, Scottish, Cornish,Welsh, & Breton performed by Turner Collins. Christ Lutheran Church – Sunday – 2:30 p.m. – Hymn sing (Gymanfa Ganu) English & Welsh Hymns with Celtic Special Music. Christ Lutheran Church, 237 Daley St., Spring Green, WI 53588 Dale Hughes, 608-745-0041 hugheslaw@jvlnet.com Robert Humphries 608-588-9078

May 7 1st Brigade Band 2:00 PM

The “Tradition of Excellence” that these men established more than 130 years ago, lives on today with the members of Wisconsin’s 1st Brigade Band. The band MAKES HISTORY LIVE by presenting period brass band music, performed on antique instruments. Attired in uniforms and gowns, the Band’s musicians, color guard, and costumed ladies take you back to the 1860’s; to that turbulent era known as the Civil War. More than eighty volunteers, men and women, make up the 1st Brigade Band. CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

May 11-14 Reedsburg Public Library Book Sale

The sale will be held during regular Library hours.This sale includes community donations of hard cover and paperback books, DVD’s VHS tapes, audio books and magazines. Reedsburg Public Library, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg

Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers fine dining with 5-course gourmet meals prepared by Chef Mike of Elite Catering and served to you by uniformed, friendly staff. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

May 14 Mother’s Day Brunch Train 10:30 AM & 1:00 PM

This special Mother’s Day train offers a 4-course meal plus dessert and choice of drinks from our dining car bars.Trip lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

May 14 Mother’s Day International Crane Foundation

Mom gets in FREE on Mother’s Day. Treat your mom to a relaxing day in nature with guided tours and nature hikes. Call to learn more about our on-site and on-line opportunities throughout the year. E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-9462 savingcranes.org

May 14 Mother’s Day Celebration

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Enjoy Quiche, salad, and complimentary mimosa. Driftless Depot, 140 S. Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 Driftlessdepot.com 608-628-1001

May 18-20 Reedsburg Community Wide Garage Sale

Get your good walking shoes on because there are bargains to be had! Register a garage sale at the Chamber of Commerce for listing in the directory. Pick

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up a directory at the Chamber of Commerce prior to the garage sale. Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 608-524-2850 May 19

Usonian Inn – 65 Year Anniversary Open House

1:00 – 8:00 PM. Celebrate 65 Years The Usonian Inn has been in business. Learn about the history and architectural significance and enjoy touring the facility while enjoying finger foods and cash bar. Donation are welcome. E5116 US Hwy 14, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.usonianinn.com 877-213-8569

May 19-20 Madison Magazine BBQ Festival Fri. 5:00-11:00 PM.; Sat. 12:00-11:00 PM

The Madison Magazine BBQ Festival is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned contest. It will feature 24 BBQ pros to entertain and delight, two days of live music, delicious food and beer, children’s activities, demos, a poker run and more! Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Blvd, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.madmagbbqfest.com; 800-683-2453

May 19-21 Circus World Open 59th Season

Check website for times. The daring and dashing Ryan Easley showcases eight royal Bengal tigers in two shows, each and every day. Also new for 2017 is juggling sensation Eric Fernandes dazzling hula hoops by Irina Adelson’s precariously perched on a stack of chairs reaching to the top of the big top tent, the outrageous comedy of Steve and Ryan, America’s funniest clown duo, astonishing aerial agility by the Poema sisters, plus animal acts big and small. But wait… there’s more, with extreme danger on the Double Wheel of Destiny thrill act, the Wacky and Wonderful “Nothing but Nonsense” Vaudeville-styled Comedy Show, “Shake, Rattle & Toot Music Show, Exhilarating New Exhibits and Wagon Restoration Projects; all bringing the colorful world of the circus alive for children of all ages! Remember, IT’S BETTER LIVE! 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 608-356-8341 www.circusworldbaraboo.org

May 20 Flyways Waterfowl Experience Season Opening

Check website for times. Discover a REAL Duck Dynasty at Flyways Waterfowl Experience featuring this year’s new exhibit “WILD Wood Ducks”. Experience the world of wild waterfowl when you visit this modern museum containing world class natural sciences exhibits, video’s, interactive touch screens and nature shows in our “Duck Blind Theater”! Beautiful waterfowl dioramas, art, US Conservation history exhibits and antique & contemporary duck calls & decoys can be seen in this unique birding museum.Try your skill in the LASER ARCADE and challenge your friends to see who can score the highest in the large screen MALLARD MANIA, skeet and marksmanship training games. Find that extra special gift for the birding enthusiast in the Flyways Gallery Gift Shop. Opened Seasonally: mid-May through mid-

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SPRING EVENTS April-May May

May 28 Historic Bus Tour

December. Call for information. S5780 Hwy 159, Baraboo, WI 53913 Visit www.duckmuseum.com or call 608-225-7732

May 20 Wonewoc Old Fashioned Day

May 28

Includes a city-wide garage sale! Wonewoc 608-464-3114

20th Annual Bobfest 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

May 21 Tour du Taliesin Cycling Event 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

There are several levels of experience with a 20, 40, 60, or 100 mile scenic ride through the lush and hilly Driftless Area countryside that Frank Lloyd Wright called home. Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.taliesinpreservation.org 877-588-7900

May 26-27 FFA Alumni Spring Dirt Fling Truck & Tractor Pull Fri 6:30 PM start; Sat 7:00 PM 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 27 Military Service Day at Circus World

Enjoy live music, beer, & food. Bring your lawn chair. The Spring Green General Store – 137 S. Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 SpringGreenGeneralStore.com 608-588-7070

May 29 Reedsburg Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony 9:30 AM Greenwood Cemetery on County K, Reedsburg 608-393-7314

May 29 LaValle Memorial Day Ceremony 11:00 AM

Ceremony Held at Honor Roll Memorial, LaValle 608-985-8383

May 29 LaValle American Legion Chicken BBQ & Pork Chop Dinner 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

In the Clubhouse at 116 W. Main, LaValle 608-985-8383

Free admission for all Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families today. Arrive at 9:00 AM for a 9:30 AM program honoring all branches of the military. Patriotic themed circus wagons, military and veteran guest speakers, vocalists and more for this ½ hour program. Help us honor these brave men, women and families while spending a fun-filled day at Circus World. 550 Water Street, Baraboo,WI 53913 www.circusworldbaraboo.org 608-356-8341

May 27 Public Aldo Leopold Shack and Farm Tours Begin Saturdays at 1pm

Tours Depart from Historical Society Pioneer Log Village at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM Pioneer Log Village, E7882 Hwy 33, Reedsburg 608-524-2850

May 29 North Freedom Memorial Day Program 2:00 PM Oakhill Cemetery, North Freedom 608-522-4550

Visit the

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Leopold Center

The Leopold Center’s most popular tour offering, guided public tours of the Leopold Shack and Farm are GIVEN ON SATURDAYS AT 1:00 PM, starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through October.Tours last approximately two hours and are led by knowledgeable guides. E13701 Levee Road , Baraboo, WI 53913 www.aldoleopold.org 608-355-0279

and Leopold Shack & Farm

May 28 Chicken BBQ 11:00 AM

Chicken BBQ at Reedsburg Area Historical Society Pioneer Log Village Pioneer Log Village, E7882 Hwy 33, Reedsburg 608-524-2850

The Berry Farmer, Inc. The Berry Farmer is a family owned and operated business located approximately 2 1/4 miles west of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Established in 1998, our farm has grown to 10 acres of pick your own and pre-picked strawberries. 1 1/2 acres of pick your own and pre-picked peas and 1 1/3 acres of pick your own blueberries.

Strawberries in June • Blueberries in July - August Turn West on Cty W at Walmart, go 2¼ mi. turn right on Hoot Owl Valley Rd., E10222 Hoot Owl Valley Rd., Baraboo Berry Hot Line: 608-355-1965 • www.theberryfarmer.com

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Visit our website for directions and a calendar of events! www.aldoleopold.org 608.355.0279

D how Aldo Leopold shaped conservation thinking and practices. L about sustainability in our green visitor center and the surrounding landscape. E your own connection to the natural world through tours, special events, workshops, and conferences. P       


Welcome To Baraboo! Baraboo welcomes visitors with the charm of a small town that has pristine vistas, colorful history and unlimited choices of things to do! You can browse in unique shops, visit our historic downtown square, explore some of the most scenic natural areas in Wisconsin, ride the rails on a vintage locomotive, see a circus and learn its history, marvel at some of the world’s most beautiful birds, try your luck at the state’s largest casino, and so much more. It all begins here in Baraboo! Unleash the kid in you at Circus World, located on the site of the original Ringling Brothers Circus winter quarters on the Baraboo River. This facility is recognized as the world’s premier circus history institution, and strives to keep the glamor of one of America’s favorite pastimes alive through the preservation of circus history, live circus performances, and educational outreach programs, including authentic horse-drawn circus parades.

Photo courtesy of Bill Baraboo, Wisconsin Johnsen,

Join us on Saturday, July 22 for our 5th Anniversary Baraboo Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration in Downtown Baraboo. The streets come alive with the sights and sounds of the circus. Come for the weekend and don’t miss the 11:00 a.m. parade which starts in our historic downtown.

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Circus World is Open –

Bigger, Better and Totally Groovy! far out!” “Poppin’ a wheelie” is unicycle wunderkind, 18 year old Wesley O. Williams; who’s talent is “off the hook.” You’ll be “tripping” when Adilson Fernandes stands on a tower of chairs stacked to the tent top while the platform beneath them turns… its “the bomb.” Direct from The Big Apple Circus is 3rd generation animal trainer Jenny Vidbel and a lifetime of working with animals. She brings an act featuring remarkable rescued animals that also includes dogs, goats and Velma the pig. Her second act is an ever changing mix of horses, ponies and miniature horses that varies to keep it fun, fresh, and filled with “good vibes” for her animals.

“That ‘70s Circus” is our theme and Circus World is “gettin’ its groove on” this summer, with a far out, funkadelic, 70s-themed circus under a new and larger, big top. The talent for 2017 is “Dyn-o-mite,” so “get down and boogie” with elephants, daredevils, clowns, horses, unicycles, dogs, acrobats, jugglers, goats, aerialists, and Velma… the cutest pig ever. “Be there or be square” and make plans now for a rockin’ good time at Circus World in Baraboo. We are “totally stoked” with the new tent. It has more than double the space and the seating is “solid” with individual bucket seats providing back support. Yeah… we’re “keepin’ it real”… real comfortable that is; and the red and white exterior is “outta sight.” The Big Top is “gettin’ a groove on” in a performance featuring 25 year old eccentric juggler Jacob D’Eustachio, whose lanky legs, elastic joints, and endearing character are a perfect counterpoint to his “rockin’ skills.” On high is “foxy lady” Candice Storley whose feats on aerial lyre are “like

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Steve and Ryan, those dingy Dukes of dork-dom, will be slammin’ and jammin’ with more madcap merriment. And YES, YES, YES… the magnificent Circus World elephants are back and making a connection to children of all ages; compassionately presented by Dean Manuel. So “book on over” to Circus World now, and “funk it out” under the big top! “They’re NUTS”… is what folks say about Steve and Ryan’s blundering, bombastic buffoonery! Circus World hailed the “crazy cab” when they hired these two, who will “make the scene” with Be A Clown make-up show. Anyone freaked out by clown make-up can watch the guys gently transform from ordinary fellas into fabulous, fumbling funnymen! You’ll find these Nerdy Nudniks are “hip to the groove” in two big top shows a day. In the hippodrome, they’ve got their own comedy variety show Nothing But Nonsense – Part Duh - a raucous romp packed with polkas, pandemonium, and pratfalls. You won’t forget it….no matter how hard you try! Tigers are “awesome to the MAX” and they return in July and August. Tiger

Adventures with Ryan Holder features 8 Bengal and Siberian tigers. Ryan demonstrates learned behaviors while talking about the lives of these majestic animals, and the threat of extinction in their homelands. Using the standardized training and reinforcement system, the tigers learn to repeat natural movements in response to a variety of cues. It takes a lot of patience and treats, but everything you see is created through reward, repetition and most importantly… LOVE. The Tiger Adventures compound was created specifically for the tigers and they spend most of their day sleeping, having fun, and “feelin’ groovy” in this secure enclosure. Guests can watch them play with life enriching toys, like logs for clawing, pools for swimming, and cardboard boxes for destroying. The best part of any day for Ryan, is watching his tigers be tigers… “Right On!” Make your connection to these “cool cats” now, and make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Good times continue with elephant, pony, carousel, and wagon rides, while thirty-five feet in the air, Adilson and Gilda Fernandes “get jiggy” bringing thrills on the Double Wheel of Destiny. Tour the largest collection of wooden circus wagons in the world, hear “killer-diller” concerts on the fully restored 1903 Royal American Shows Gavioli Band Organ, plus Shake, Rattle and Toot, is “Mondo cool” with “jams” played on weird and wacky circus instruments. Kids World Interactive Circus returns where kids play all the animal and human roles in a circus of their own creation. There are bounce houses, playground equipment, 8 buildings of colorful exhibits, an on-site food service, a circus gift shop that is “narly, neato, and nifty,” plus a whole lot more! Connect your family and friends to circus heritage today. “Right On, Totally,… Fer Shure!


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Baraboo & Wisconsin Souvenirs Gifts for all Occasions | Full Service Pharmacy Two Baraboo Locations: Downtown: 522 Oak St. - (608) 356-8701 Clinic: 1700 Tuttle St. - (608) 356-6966

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Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES ON MAIN

200 East Main Street, Reedsburg 608-524-0000 antiquesonmain223@frontier.com

ANTIQUE MALL OF WISCONSIN DELLS

720 Oak Street, Wisconsin Dells 608-254-2422 www.wisconsinantiquedealers.com

BACK DOOR ANTIQUES 124 3rd Street, Baraboo 608-356-2611 www.backdoorantiqueswi.com

BRAUN’S HAPPY LANDING

30 North Judson, Lake Delton 608-253-5394

CAMEO ANTIQUE MALL 827 Water Street, Sauk City 608-643-8000 www.cameoantiques.com

DAYS GONE BY ANTIQUE MALL

729-731 Oak Street, Wisconsin Dells 608-254-6788 www.days-gone-by.com

LILLIAN VERRALL 112 3rd Street, Baraboo 608-448-4555 www.lillianverrall.com

LUCK’S ANTIQUE MALL 670 Water Street, Prairie du Sac 608-370-7070 www.lucksantiquemall.com

THE SWEET COUNTRY LIFE 213 Water Street, Sauk City 608-434-3605 www.thesweetcountrylife.biz/

WEATHERED BARN ANTIQUES

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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, Sauk and Vernon. 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, take your time and enjoy the drive! Please slow down and show courtesy to horsedrawn wagons and buggies – we want everyone to remain safe. Besides, scenery is always more enjoyable when viewed at a slower pace. You will wind along bluff tops, down alongside rushing creeks and through uplands dotted with farms and country churches. The lodging and food choices here are fewer but perfectly fine; ranging from country inns to family motels to cabins. Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage. For a map of Amish treasures for sale, stop at a local Chamber of Commerce.

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SUMMER EVENTS June-August June Summer Concerts

REOCCURRING

EVENT Enjoy the relaxation and fun of outdoor music this summer! Many Sauk County communities offer free concerts at different times and locations, and feature professional regional bands for your listening pleasure! To read more about our Concerts,

please refer to Page 35 in this guide. Thursday’s, June – Sept. Local Night at The Shed

REOCCURRING EVENT

5:30 – 9 p.m. Local talent and local bands. The Shed Garden area – 123 N. Lexington Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.shedspringgreen.com 608-588-9049 Wednesday’s, May – Oct.

Shitty Barn Sessions

REOCCURRING EVENT

6:00 - 10:00 PM Live Music! Audience and performer coexist in an intimate and integrated space with as little separating instruments and ears as possible. No stage. 506 E. Madison Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.shittybarnsessions.com

June 2 Southern Wisconsin ATHS Truck Expo & Show

Hosted by the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society at the Sauk County Fairgrounds. All Trucks welcome: old, new, working and show trucks! Free parking, free admission and no entry fee. Concessions and camping available on grounds. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. For more information call Tim Blum at 608-963-8849 or John Pate 608-963-0874.

June 2-4 North Freedom 38th Annual Chicken BBQ & Softball Tournament Friday-Softball, 5K Run/Walk @ 8am, Softball, Cornhole Tournament, Band- Madison County, Fireworks. Sunday-Softball. Chicken BBQ start serving 11:30 AM. Event is held at the North Freedom Village Park. Softball games, 5K run/walk, music and refreshments throughout the weekend. Proceeds are used for the purchase and upkeep of equipment. northfreedomfest.com or 608-522-4550 North Freedom Village Park, South Linn Street, North Freedom,WI 53951

June 3 Kids Fishing Clinic 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Kids Fishing Clinic at Plenke’s Pond located on Granite Avenue in Reedsburg. Registration starts at 8:00 AM and event goes until noon. Plenke’s Pond, 400 Granite Ave., Reedsburg. For more info call 608-524-8164.

June 3 Trappers Show & Swap Meet 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Held at the Reedsburg Outdoor Club. Reedsburg Outdoor Club, S2064 Luedtke Road, LaValle. For more info call 608-963-6558.

June 3 Friends of the Grandstand Trucks and Tractor Pull 4:00 PM

At the Sauk County Fairgrounds 4:00 PM start time. Proceeds raised will be used to continue restoration and improvements of the historic grandstand at the fairgrounds. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 www.saukcountyfair.com 608-356-8707

Farmers’ Markets

DOWNTOWN BARABOO Wednesdays & Saturdays | May - October 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Only Wisconsin-produced fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, bakery items, flowers, plants, preserves, maple syrup, honey, herbs and herbal products offered directly from the people who make or grow them. Located in Historic Downtown Baraboo on Oak Street - between 3rd and 4th Streets.

REEDSBURG Fridays | May - October 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Some of the many items for sale at this market include baked goods, cheese, flowers, eggs, seafood, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple syrup, meats, nursery, nuts, plants, poultry, prepared foods and soap. 2000 North Dewey Ave., Reedsburg at the Reedsburg Area Medical Center.

Sundays | May 24 – October 18 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Includes antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, produce and more. Rain or Shine. downtownbaraboo.com Located on the Courthouse Square on Oak Street in Downtown Baraboo between 3rd and 4th Streets.

SPRING GREEN Saturdays | May 13 - October 14 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM In the grassy area at the Spring Green Library.

LAVALLE Saturdays | June - October 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM This market features Amish baked goods, crafts, eggs, vegetables, honey, jams and meats. S1428A Hwy. 33/58, LaValle.

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SAUK PRAIRIE Saturdays | May - October 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Variety of local goods and produce for sale. In the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578.


SUMMER EVENTS June-August June

June 3-4 National Trails/State Park FREE Open House Weekend

Free entrance to ALL State Parks, State Trails as well as Free Fishing. Get out and enjoy!! Visit: dnr.wi.gov/

June 4 Rotary Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fly-in Drive-in Breakfast, sponsored by the Reedsburg Rotary Club at the Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Hwy 33, Reedsburg. Menu-Pancakes (all you can eat), Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Milk & Coffee. Reedsburg Airport, 1720 E. Main, Reedburg 608-524-2850

June 4 5th Annual Otter Run/Walk 9:30 AM

Held at Ochsner Park Zoo 9:30 AM start time. Participate in the 8K (4.9mile) Run or 1.5 mile walk with all proceeds going to support the Oschner Park Zoo’s educational programs and facility improvements. Refreshments and t-shirts available to participants and medals to top runners in each age group. 903 Park Street Baraboo,WI 53913 Cityofbaraboo.com

June 4 Zoo Crew 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

34th Annual Zoo Crew Day at Ochsner Park and Zoo. Annual fundraiser for the Zoo with food and refreshments, children’s games and activities, live music, arts/crafts fair, animal demonstrations and more! Come out and support our local zoo with a fun-filled day of food and activities. 903 Park Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 www.cityofbaraboo.com

June 6 REOCCURRING EVENT “June Tunes” Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30-8:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of music in the park. Food available for purchase by non-profits. Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168

June 7 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

REOCCURRING EVENT

Reedsburg Area High School Jazz Concert City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

June 9 – 11 St. Luke’s Festival Noon – Midnight Annual Parish Festival Plain Community Park 608-604-5366 June 10 Sauk County Dairy Breakfast 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Cheese, scrambled eggs with ham, pancakes, applesauce, frozen custard with strawberries or honey fudge, milk, juice and coffee. Educational and historical displays on the grounds, entertainment, petting zoo and more! Event will be held rain or shine. Elsing Farms, E10481 Hwy 60, Sauk City, WI 53583

June 11 The Painted Forest 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

The Painted Forest/Edgewood College Second Sundays will feature Artist Steve Tourdot and his Texture Drawings. Docent Tours: 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Live music 2-3:30 PM by Shawndell Marks & Friends (Soul Rock/Classics). Huli Huli Cookout 12:00-3:00 PM by The Market,Wonewoc. Painted Forest, E846 Painted Forest Dr., Valton

This is the 104th year that the feast of Corpus Christi has been celebrated at Durward’s Glen.The Eucharistic procession will start at the hilltop, and include Knights of Columbus (in full dress), flower girls, candles, incense, local musicians, flags, the crucifix, and the Blessed Sacrament carried under the decorative canopy. A picnic style lunch will be served afterward (freewill offering). Durward’s Glen W11876 McLeisch Rd., Baraboo, WI 53913 www.durwardsglen.org 608-356-8113

June 11 REOCCURRING EVENT Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Concert 2:30-4:30 PM & 6:30-8:30 PM

June 18 REOCCURRING EVENT Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Concert 2:30-4:30 PM & 6:30-8:30 PM

June 12-18 Reedsburg Butterfest

June 18 Father’s Day Celebration 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

REOCCURRING EVENT

“Alphabet Soup” features six chamber music programs with notable guest artists from around the country: serious fun! Hillside Theater,Taliesin, 6604 Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI 53588 Bachdancinganddynamite.org 608-255-9866

Butterfest is one of the great traditions of Reedsburg, and is organized by a dedicated group of volunteers who pull together an old-fashioned festival consisting of the Miss Reedsburg contest, tractor pulls, arts and craft show, demo derby, live music in the beer tent, carnival and concessions, a Saturday parade and famous chicken barbeque! This festival offers great family fun! 1700 8th St., Nishan Park, Reedsburg www.reedsburgbutterfest.org/ or 608-524-2850

June 13 REOCCURRING EVENT “June Tunes” Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30-8:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of music in the park. Food available for purchase by non-profits. Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168

June 14 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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No Concert tonight. Please join us at Butterfest! 608-524-2850

June 17 ArtJune 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

The ArtJune Arts Festival (formerly the Summer Art Classic held in August) will showcase fine art sculptures, ceramics, paintings, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber art, and more on the park-like Sauk County courthouse square in Baraboo,Wisconsin. Rain-or-shine, explore original creative work available for purchase in this lovely setting. As in the past, the festival includes musical entertainment, poetry and food. On The Square in Downtown Baraboo

June 17-18 BBQ Train 1:00 PM & 5:30 PM

Scheduled the day before Father’s Day, this ride features a 3-course meal of BBQ delights with side dishes and choice of beer or soft drink.Trip lasts approx. 1.5 hr. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

June 18 Corpus Christi Procession at Durward’s Glen

“Alphabet Soup” features six chamber music programs with notable guest artists from around the country: serious fun! Hillside Theater,Taliesin, 6604 Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI 53588 Bachdancinganddynamite.org 608-255-9866

Brats and Beer on the patio. Driftless Depot, 140 S. Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 Driftlessdepot.com 608-628-1001

June 20 REOCCURRING EVENT “June Tunes” Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30-8:30 PM

Enjoy an evening of music in the park. Food available for purchase by non-profits. Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168

June 21 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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Ladies Must Swing City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

June 23 Summer Brew Ha-Ha 6:00-9:00 PM Taste

fabulous microbrews and other specialty beers as you wander through Downtown Baraboo. Participating merchants will each offer two unique beers for you to sample.Tickets go on sale at Bekah Kate’s starting one month before the date of the event. Downtown Baraboo Bekah Kate’s 608-356-3133

June 24 – 25 48th Annual Spring Green Arts & Craft Fair

Sat: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM; Sun: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM. Over 200 Exhibiting Artists, Food, Entertainment, & More! Located on Jefferson Street in

Downtown Spring Green, WI 53588 SpringGreenArtFair.com June 25 REOCCURRING EVENT Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Concert 2:30-4:30 PM & 6:30-8:30 PM

“Alphabet Soup” features six chamber music programs with notable guest artists from around the country: serious fun! Hillside Theater,Taliesin, 6604 Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI 53588 Bachdancinganddynamite.org 608-255-9866

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June 27 REOCCURRING EVENT “June Tunes” Riverway Concerts in the Park 6:30-8:30 PM

Join us on the Riverway for Red Hot Dixie Jazz Band. Food available for purchase by non-profits. Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168

June 28 Concert in the Park 6:30-8:30 PM

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Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

June 30 Brat Bash & Dash 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

This is an annual fundraiser for the Reedsburg Area United Fund. Reedsburg IGA, 115 2nd St., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

Saturdays, June-August Witwen Concerts at the Campground 6:30 PM

REOCCURRING EVENT

Witwen Concerts at the Campground. Campground opens at 4:00 PM, concert begins at 6:30 PM. Food available for purchase starting at 4:30 PM. Witwen Campground, S9855 Hwy E, Witwen, WI 53583 www.witwenpc.com

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July 1 LaValle Fireworks Over the Mill Pond Dusk July 1 Sauk Prairie Fire on the River 7:00 AM-11:30 PM

Join us for a day of fun down by the river! Festivities include: games for children, food, beer tent, silent auction, & live entertainment all day, with a fabulous fireworks display to round out the evening. Sauk City Riverwalk, Water St., Sauk City, WI 53583 www.fireontheriver.org

July 1-2 Stars & Stripes Special Train 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM A Tribute to America:

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Come celebrate America’s independence at MidContinent Railway Museum with our Stars and Stripes Special weekend.What better way to celebrate America than to explore the history of the railroads that helped shape the nation.The train will be specially decorated in red, white and blue for the occasion.The weekend will also feature: Special American-themed historical displays. Free coach class train ride tickets for veterans and military personnel. Free snow cones to all train riders. American classics will be available in the Pavilion food stand, including hot dogs, brats, fresh grilled hamburgers, and apple pie. Patriotic temporary tattoos. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

July 1-2 Annual Reedsburg Outdoor Club Shoot

3-D Archery, Novelty Shoots and Elite Shooting,Trap Shooting, Merchandise Shoots and Anny Oaklies. Reedsburg Outdoor Club, S2064 Luedtke Road, LaValle. Contact 608-963-6558, 608-616-4783 for questions.

July 4 Freedom Fest and Fireworks 3 PM-Dusk

This great Fourth of July celebration begins in the afternoon at Nishan Park, where food vendors, kid’s games and live entertainment will keep the family busy until dusk. A grand fireworks show tops off the evening as thousands of onlookers watch the beautiful and brilliant display light up the dark night sky. 1700 8th St., Nishan Park, Reedsburg. For more details visit reedsburg.org or call 608-524-2850

July 8 Bagpipes at the Glen: A Celtic Music Evening 7:00 PM

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a bottle of wine for an evening of live Scottish and Irish music honoring the Durward family heritage. Free. Donations warmly welcomed. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113

July 9 St. Peter’s Ice Cream Social 4:30 PM

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting its 73rd Annual Ice Cream Social. Hot ham sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, pickles, homemade cakes & pies, ice cream, coffee, milk & lemonade! St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 325 Mill St., Loganville (608) 727-3721

July 9 The Painted Forest 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

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This Painted Forest/Edgewood College Second Sundays will feature Artist Kyle Martin and his Plein Air Painting. Docent Tours: 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Live music 2-3:30 PM by Hoot Owls (Blues/Americana).Wood-fired Pizza 12:00-3:00 PM by the Branding Iron Roadhouse. Painted Forest, E846 Painted Forest Dr., Valton

July 10-16 Sauk County Fair

Rain date July 3, 2017. Merrimac, WI 53561 Village of Merrimac, 493-2122

See Website for Listing of events Come to the Sauk County Fair for some food, family and fun! Live entertainment, animals, project displays, midway rides, tractor pulls and so much more! FREE walk-in gate. Grandstand admission varies. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave Baraboo, WI 53913 Fair office 608-356-8707 saukcountyfair.com

July 4 Witwen 4th of July Parade 10:30 AM

July 12 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

July 2 Merrimac Firemen’s Fireworks - Dusk

Very popular small-town Parade and Chicken BBQ. Witwen Main Street, WI 53583

July 5 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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Just Plain Country City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg 608-524-2850

REOCCURRING EVENT

City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

July 15 “Run from the Cops” 8:00 AM

5K Run/Walk Reedsburg For more information contact pporter@reedsburgpolice.com or 608-524-2376.


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July 19 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

July 22 Mid-Continent Macaroni Express 1:00 PM REOCCURRING EVENT

Copper Box City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

July 22 Margarita & Taco Train 5:30 PM

South of the border taste comes to North Freedom. Choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic margaritas, beer, wine, or soft drink included with meal. Ride lasts approx. 1.5 hr. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

July 22 5th Annual Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration

July 26 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

Wheelhouse 6:30-8:30 PM City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

Come visit our open downtown art galleries on Friday night and Saturday. Visit: www.reedsburgartslink.org July 28 – 30

Plain Fire & EMS Celebration

3 Day Celebration Noon – Midnight Annual Fire & EMS Celebration Plain Community Park 608-588-5465

July 29 Lazy Beaver Canoe Race 10:00 AM

Take it easy or race for the fun of it, but let the Baraboo River be your guide! Canoes and kayaks welcome. LaValle to Reedsburg. For more information call 608-524-2850.

Music, Food, Flea Market & Kids’ Activities. City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg Visit reedsburg.org or call 608-524-2850

August August 2 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

Aug 4-5 Reedsburg Triathlon

The Kids Triathlon starts at 6:00 PM Friday, August 4th. The Adult Sprint event will be held on August 5, 2017 at 7:30 AM. Packet Pickup is 4:00-6:00 PM on Friday, August 4th or Saturday, August 5th starting at 6:30 AM. Swim 1/4 mile, bike 14 miles, run 5K. Age Groups for Men and Women:18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & over. Course maps and more details about the Reedsburg Triathlon can be found at www.reedsburg-triathlon.webs.com or call 608-393-7555 for questions. Webb Middle School, 707 N. Webb Ave., Reedsburg

August 5 Merrimac Fest 10:00 AM-10:00 PM Activities, food, and fun in Merrimac Merrimac Memorial Park, 115 Austin Drive, Merrimac, WI 53561 608-493-2122 www.villageofmerrimac.org/Events.htm

TRAIN RIDES!

OPEN DAILY ..............June 3 - Sept. 4 OPEN WEEKENDS ....May 13 - May 29 and Sept. 9 - Oct. 15 DEPARTURES* ..........11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. MUSEUM HOURS......9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on days trains operate *Times may differ during special events.

REOCCURRING EVENT

July 28 Reedikulus Art Crawl 5:00-9:00 PM

Parade begins at 11:00 AM. If you’re looking for a cornucopia of colossal fun, then mark your calendars now for the parade on Saturday, July 22, 2017 in scenic Downtown Baraboo.The celebration will commemorate Baraboo’s stupendous circus heritage as the historic home of the world-famous Ringling Bros. Circus.The weekend will be brimming with concerts, children’s activities, a classic car show, an antique and artisan fair and more.The “center ring of entertainment,” however, is the Big Top Parade, which will step off at 11:00 AM on Saturday, featuring over 75 traditional circus parade units and circus-theme entries created by community groups and businesses. Downtown Baraboo www.bigtopparade.com

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Board the train and spend an hour with us enjoying some of your favorite down home macaroni dishes.The entree plate will include noodles, cheeses and much much more! Several sides will accompany the entree. Beer, wine and soda will be included. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

July 29 Party In The Park 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

RIDE INTO THE PAST! Take a 55-minute, 7-mile roundtrip journey through rural Sauk County aboard early 1900s railcars. Ride in coach cars, a caboose, locomotive cab, or reserve a seat for one of the onboard dining trains. DISCOVER THE RICH HISTORY of railroading through our museum filled with restored locomotives, railcars & more! Find the perfect souvenir in our railroad gift shop. Museum admission is FREE. Train rides require ticket purchase. Call or visit website for ticket prices. Free parking and picnic facilities.

2017 EVENTS SCHEDULE Stars & Stripes Special .......... July 1-2 Vintage Rail Car Tours .....Sept. 23-24 Autumn Color Weekend™ ..... Oct. 6-8 Pumpkin Special™ ............. Oct. 14-15 Santa Express™ .................Nov. 25-26 ONBOARD DINING Dining tickets are offered on select dates. See website or call for complete schedule, fares and menus. Reservations required. BBQ Train Beer Train Brunch Train NEW! Cajun Train Elegant Dinner Trains First Class Trains NEW! Italian Trio Train NEW! Macaroni Express Margarita & Taco Train Pizza Train Wine on the Rails

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For info, fares & reservations 608-522-4261 -or- 800-930-1385 www.MidContinent.org

E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom, WI 53951

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August August 9 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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Reedsburg Area Community Band City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

August 12 Big Cat Car Show 11:00 AM-11:00 PM

Come Enjoy: Classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Spectators are FREE. All proceeds go to Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue. Car Show.Trophies awarded. Music. Door prizes. 109 W Broadway St, Rock Springs www.wisconsinbigcats.org

August 12 LaValle-Up and Down the Hill Run/Walk 7:00 AM

Registration begins at 7:00 AM at the Park Pavilion, which is also the start and finish line.The WALK will begin at 8:30 AM and the RUN at 8:45 AM. Registrants are asked to bring school supplies for the needy students at the Ironton-LaValle Elementary School. LaValle Park Pavilion 608-985-7579

August 13 LaValle Celebration 11:00 AM

Parade at 11:00 AM Followed by Chicken BBQ, Concessions & Activities. LaValle

August 13 The Painted Forest 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

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The Painted Forest/Edgewood College along with Little Eagle Arts Foundation features Ho-Chunk Heritage Sunday as part of its Second Sundays series. Artists Della Maisells & Melanie Sainz will be featuring Cattail Mat Weaving. Docent Tours: 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Live music 2:00-3:30 PM by Marc Lemere. Food available 12:00-3:00 PM:Three Sisters Soup,Wild Rice Salad, Bunny Nose Tea. Painted Forest, E846 Painted Forest Dr., Valton

August 16 Concert in the Park 6:30 PM

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City Park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg, 608-524-2850

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bargains to be had! Register a garage sale at the Chamber of Commerce for listing in the directory. Pick up a directory at the Chamber of Commerce prior to the garage sale. Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 608-524-2850

August 18 FFA Alumni “Gearing up for Harvest” Fall Pull 7:00 PM 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

August 18-20 Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club 7:00 AM-5:00 PM Daily

54th Annual show features cast iron seats and implements. Take a step back in time and visit one of the Midwest’s largest antique shows featuring antique tractors, steam engines, live field and other demonstrations, displays of antique cars, trucks and snowmobiles, models/miniatures, woodworking and print shops. Food is available on the grounds with a huge flea market for the treasure hunters. Flea Market hours are 8-5pm during the show. S3347 Sand Road Baraboo, WI 53913. www.badgersteamandgas.com

August 19 Spring Green Car Show 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Over 400 muscle cars, hot rods, classic cars, and trucks line the streets of downtown Spring Green. Enjoy food by local businesses and music by Wisconsin HOT ROD Radio Show! Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce – 101 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

August 26 Pizza Train 1:00 PM

Brings the onboard dining experience to the whole family. Fare includes a 9” personal pan pizza and choice of soft drink or beer. Ride lasts 55 minutes. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

August 26 Heritage Day Rendezvous Reenactment 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Celebrate the season with a day from the past and be a part of the Reenactment. Music, demonstrations, food, and more. Come out and enjoy this unique collection of history! Pioneer Log Village, Hwy 33, Reedsburg. Call 608-415-7870 or 608-524-4245 for information.

August 26 Loganville Fire Department Celebration 10:30 AM

Loganville Firemen’s Festival will include a 10K Run/ Walk beginning at 8:30 AM and 1 Mile Run/Walk or 5K Run/Walk beginning at 8:45 AM. Parade is at 11:00 AM. A delicious Chicken BBQ beginning at 11:30 AM; Music; Farmer’s Market/Crafts at the Ball Park; Food, Refreshments and Games; Food & Beer Tent with music; Fireworks display beginning at dusk at the Loganville Ballpark. Loganville. For information call 608-963-5900.

August 26 Beer Train 3:00 PM

In addition to regularly scheduled daytime coach trains, our first class cars will host Beer Train.Take a relaxing train ride through the valley below the Baraboo bluffs and sample some crisp cool microbrews. During the ride, samples will be given out from select microbreweries along with snacks. To learn more visit www.midcontinent.org/ Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

August 26 Italian Trio Train 5:30 PM

Join us for a relaxing ride through the country side for a laid back evening while enjoying some of “Chef Mike’s” favorite Italian dishes. Start the ride off with a cocktail and an appetizer followed by a tossed salad and garlic bread. Next enjoy a trio of Italian favorites followed by a scrumptious dessert. Cocktails, beer, wine and soda are included. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385 August 27

Taliesin Preservation – Farm Dinner

5 p.m. start The dinner includes a four course farmto-table dinner with beer & wine pairings. Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.taliesinpreservation.org 877-588-7900


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SO3 W I S C O N S  I N W I S C O N S   I N R I V E R   IOWA COUNTY   14 IOWA COU NTY   23        

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State Parks, Natural Areas and Open Space SP1 Devils Lake State Park Z SP2 Mirror Lake State Park SP3 Natural Bridge State Park 12 SP4 Rocky Arbor State Park SN1 Ableman's Gorge 60 SN2 Bakken's Pond SN3 Baxter's Hollow 60 SN4 Bear Creek Cave 78 SN5 Bear Creek Sedge Meadows SN6 Cady's Marsh 12 78 SN7 Dells of the Wisconsin River SN8 Durst Rock Shelter SN9 SO3 Ferry Bluff SN10 Honey Creek SN11 Hulburt Creek Woods SN12 Lodde's Mill Bluff SN13 McGilvra Woods SN14 Parfrey's Glen SN15 Pewitt's Nest State Natural Areas and Open SN16Parks, Pine Hollow SpringLake Green Preserve SP1 SN17 Devils State Park SO1 Bear Creek Fishery SP2 SO2 Mirror Lake State Dell Creek Wildlife AreaPark Lower Wisconsin Riverway SP3 SO3 Natural BridgeState State Park SO4 Pine Island State Wildlife Area 78

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Rocky Arbor State Park Ableman's Gorge Bakken's Pond Baxter's Hollow Bear Creek Cave Bear Creek Sedge Meadows Cady's Marsh Dells of the Wisconsin River Durst Rock Shelter Ferry Bluff Honey Creek

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Hiking & Nature Trails 400 State Trail 240 Railroad St, Reedsburg

The 400 State Trail offers beautiful scenery, bountiful wildlife, sandstone outcroppings, rolling farmland and runs parallel with the Baraboo River. The 400 State Trail is part of the 101 mile State Trail System from Reedsburg to Trempealeau, linking with the ElroySparta State Trail, the La Crosse River State Trail, and the Great River State Trail.

Baraboo Kiwanis River Walk Baraboo

The Baraboo Kiwanis River Walk is a 3 mile paved trail along the scenic Baraboo River.

Devil’s Lake State Park S5975 Park Road, Baraboo

Devil’s Lake has over 29 miles of trails for any skill level including amazingly scenic sections of the Ice Age National Scenic trail. Trails vary in difficulty from easy to quite challenging. Trails are not maintained in winter.

Ferry Bluff State Natural Area Ferry Bluff Road, Sauk City

Ferry Bluff and the adjacent Cactus Bluff tower more than 300 feet above the confluence of Honey Creek and the Wisconsin River. Ferry Bluff is open to hiking only and is closed from November 15-March 31st to protect bald eagle roosting sites.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail County Highway DL, Merrimac and Baraboo

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a

thousand-mile footpath that highlights these landscape features as it travels through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. The Trail is entirely within Wisconsin and is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails. The Ice Age Trail in Sauk County travels from Merrimac to Baraboo.

Lower Wisconsin Riverway Blackhawk Unit 6950 Hwy 78, Sauk City

The Blackhawk Unit area contains miles of hiking, horseback riding, and cross country ski trails and features the Blackhawk Indian battlefield and Native American effigy mounds.

Mirror Lake State Park E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo

Mirror Lake State Park features sandstone bluffs surrounding the lake and offers 28.4 miles of hiking trails, 17.4 miles of cross-country skiing trails, 9.2 miles of mountain biking trails, and 1.2 miles of snowshoeing trails.

Natural Bridge State Park E7792 County Highway C, North Freedom

Natural Bridge State Park features Wisconsin’s largest natural arch. Directly beneath the arch is a rock shelter once used by Paleo-Indians, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area County Highway DL, Merrimac

Parfrey’s Glen is Wisconsin’s first State Natural area. At its uppermost part, the glen reaches a depth of nearly 100 feet

and embraces a mountain-type stream flowing through its floor. The Glen contains rare flora of the Driftless Area.

Pewit’s Nest County Road W, Baraboo

Pewit’s Nest is a natural gorge cut by a small stream. Pewit’s Nest is between 30 and 40 feet deep and the trails are not maintained. The walking trails take you over the deep gorge. If you visit use caution as there are no railings.

Sauk City Riverwalk Sauk City

The Sauk City Riverwalk is a 1 mile paved path along the Wisconsin River below the Prairie du Sac dam.

Spring Green Preserve State Natural Area Jones Road, Spring Green

Spring Green Preserve, known as the ‘Wisconsin Desert’, features a rolling sand prairie on an old Wisconsin River terrace and harbors a unique flora and fauna that are adapted to the hot, droughty environment. Bird life is diverse and includes large numbers of rare open country birds.

Tower Hill State Park 5808 County Hwy C, Spring Green

Tower Hill offers a fascinating glimpse of WI history. Hike to the top of the bluff where an old shot tower and smelter house have been reconstructed you will find an exhibit explaining the shot-making operation. The park has 11 campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and a canoe landing.

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Bike Across Lake Wisconsin - 25.66 Miles

The best way to get across Lake Wisconsin is to bike across! Go from Sauk City to the ferry and loop back through Prairie du Sac. Watch out for golf balls and lake front property for sale on the route. Highway 188 out to the ferry turns into what the locals lovingly refer to as Roller Coaster Road with tons of ups and downs. Great for a leisurely Sunday ride!

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - 32.99 Miles

This ride starts with about 8 miles of general spinning (the good). This is quickly followed by an assortment of moderate hills and downhills (the Bad). Finally, Hilltop Road treats you to the ugly - a huge climb under the tree canopy followed by a decent climb on Swiss Valley Road. You are rewarded with a slow downhill back into town and a quick run through downtown Sauk Prairie. The ride down Denzer Road is absolutely picturesque.

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Sauk Prairie Outskirts - 14.75 Miles

Not too much for climbs, ample spinning. Encircle all of Sauk Prairie! Sites include Wollersheim Winery, Culver’s Headquarters and the old railway bridge. Enter town on one bridge and exit on the other.

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Settlers on Dunlop Hollow Hill - 16.26 Miles

This 16.28 mile route is a great mix of hills and spinning (about 1/3 hills, 2/3 spin). Choosing to battle the hills first will reward you with a rush of high speed downhill and flat spinning cool down. Dunlop Hollow Hill is a brutal 250 ft rise over about 1.5 miles. This quick but brutal climb will get you warmed up. Hwy 19’s shoulder is not that great,

but its a quick 3 miles. Scenery includes rolling Wisconsin farmland and hilltop estates.

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Roxbury Shorty! - 5.64 Miles

The Roxbury Shorty! A quick ride through the sleepy village of Roxbury. A little gradual elevation. Complete the ride on an early weekend and top it off with breakfast at the Roxbury Tavern!

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Golf Loop - 11.35 Miles

A simple 11 mile loop with some hills thrown in to mix it up. Mostly rolling countryside roads. The shoulder is a little tight in some spots, so be aware. An easier loop for a quick morning ride - treat yourself with pancakes at Eagle Inn or Blue Spoon after a morning ride!

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Broken Chain Run - 9.11 Miles

Looking for a quick ride that is a great workout? This 9-mile run will have you exploring your entire gear-set with a large hill on Hornung Road followed by 3 decent hills on the way home on Mack Road. It’s interspersed with smaller hills to remind you this is no easy spin. Scenic rolling farmland with a quick view of one of the vineyards where Wollersheim picks for their estate wines!

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The Hidden Hill - 30.26 Miles

This route is about 92% spinning. Right in the middle (perfectly at mile 15) there is a monster of a hidden hill. So just when you got acclimated to sitting in the saddle and keeping a cadence, this may just tear you right off your seat! Beautiful ride through grassland prairies and small unincorporated towns like Black Hawk. Along the course, map a stop at Pape’s Valley Inn for

a beer and a bite or Leystra’s for a piece of pie at the finish!

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The Barrens and the Bottoms - 14.21 Miles

Take the scenic route along the Wisconsin River! This quick 14 mile route takes you along County Road Y through the Mazomanie Oak Barrens and Mazomanie Bottoms. The road needs some TLC, but has lower and slower traffic. This quick loop could spawn a day of adventure. Host a picnic at the Mazomanie Oak Barrens access about 1.4 miles down, sign up for a canoe rental on the river at Blackhawk River Runs or go for a birding hike at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights marker on Highway 78. End your day with a renown Brandy Old Fashioned at Green Acres or a riverside stay for the night at Wisconsin River Retreat!

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Mr. Smith goes to Washington - 29.39 Miles

From Sauk Prairie to the Capital! (Note, this not a loop). This 29-mile ride has a good mix of hills (gradual and sharp) and flat spinning runs. The trail on either side of Springfield Hill is in great condition. The back roads provide a good mix of hills to balance the nice and easy ride on the trail. Once you get down to Madison, take a victory lap around the Capital and grab some cheese curds and an old fashioned or microbrew at Vintage on University!

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Witwen Parade - 21.41 Miles

Named after the infamous Fourth of July Parade in Witwen, WI, this quick 21 mile jaunt packs in a lot of good spin time! Not too much for hills, but good flat straightaways to work on your speed. Time this bike ride just right and you can picnic at the Witwen concerts in the summer - an underground local favorite!

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Tour de Town - 10.6 Miles

Get in a quick 10 mile tour of Sauk Prairie! First, start at the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center. Built in 2012, the center houses a 1,400 gallon fish tank and tons of great info on the Riverway area. Then take Phillips out towards August Derleth’s house. The author, colleague of H.P. Lovecraft, called Sauk Prairie his home. Loop down River Road past the old blown out Wisconsin River railway bridge. Madison Street will take you back through Sauk City, where you’ll loop around Marion Park, renown for hosting the infamous Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw every Labor day weekend. Oak Street turns to Sauk Prairie road to take you just outside of town to fly by the new Sauk Prairie Healthcare system. Prairie Street will wind back into downtown Prairie du Sac, passing Mueller’s Sports Medicine headquarters. Finally, cool down by spinning through both Prairie and Sauk down Water Street, Sauk Prairie’s eclectic downtown. Plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat or drink along the way, including Leystra’s, the very first Culver’s, Wood BBQ, Prairie House, Eagle Inn, The Blue Spoon, Woodshed Ale House and more!

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Up N’ Down - 11.67 Miles

This countryside ride looks like a quick 11-mile ride at first glance, but the sheer amount of silent, gradual hills is surprising. Good bang for your buck on a quick workout. Start off by going straight up Hwy 60 to overlook Prairie du Sac. Barta Road sneaks up on you on a quick downhill and takes you quickly by Fish Lake. Two-thirds of the way done and you face Mack Road, which is a straight shot filled with small hills. End on a downhill, speeding past Wollersheim Winery!

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Sauk County

Bike Trails

BIKE TRAIL BIKE TRAIL BIKING TOURS BIKING TOURS ➊ LINEAR ➌ MOUNTAIN ➊ ROAD ➋ ROAD 400 State Trail Devil’s Head Resort Area Frank Lloyd Wright Tour Merrimac Ferry Tour The entire 22 miles of the 400 State Trail follows the Baraboo River valley from Reedsburg to Elroy. The trail is named for the Chicago-Northwestern passenger train that once operated on this grade. The train traveled the 400 miles between Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul in 400 minutes. The renovated Reedsburg Depot is the trail headquarters and the office of the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce. The trail links to the Elroy-Sparta State Trail at Elroy Commons on the west end and to the Hillsboro State Trail in Union Center. A daily or annual State Trail Pass is required for riders 16 and older. For more information call 800-844-3507 or visit reedsburg.org

In the winter months, Devil’s Head Ski Resort attracts skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels to its 500 vertical feet of ski slopes. In the warmer months, those same slopes become challenging singletrack mountain biking trails that provide some of the most exhilarating mountain biking in the Midwest. As you can expect being that these are ski hills, you’ll encounter plenty of ups and downs, plus a lot of challenging features for riders of all abilities. Fast downhills and technical singletrack make this one of the best mountain bike destinations in the state. For more information call 608-493-2251 or visit devils-head.com or Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce 800-683-2453 or 608-643-4168 www.saukprairie.com

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Distance: 20 miles for the long route on paved and gravel roads. The 10 mile short loop is entirely on paved roads. Difficulty: Difficult or moderate. The long route has five steep hills. The short route has two. For more information: Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce 800-588-2042 or 608-588-2054 or www. springgreen.com Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center 608-588-7900 www.taliesinpreservation.org

Distance: 45 miles total; 26 for the north loop, 19 for the south loop. Difficulty: Moderate to difficult. The northern loop has long, steep climbs. Caution: The entire route is on public streets and roads open to shared bicycle/motor vehicle use. Riding the separate bike trail along Hwy. 123 south of Baraboo is advised. For more information: Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce 800-227-2266 or 608-356-8333 www.baraboo.com Lodi Chamber of Commerce 608-592-4412 www.lodiwisconsin.com


Join Us For Great

Summer Concerts! BARABOO CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE 7 pm Thursdays June through August Courthouse Lawn 515 Oak Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 www.baraboo.com

SAUK PRAIRIE RIVERWAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesdays In June Meyer Oak Grove Park 780 Phillips Boulevard, Sauk City, WI 53583 www.saukprairieriverway.com

DEVIL’S LAKE MUSIC IN THE PARK 6 pm Last Sunday of the month through Summer Outdoors on the North Shore, in the North Shore Chateau if it rains S5975 Park Road, Baraboo WI 53913 www.devilslakewisconsin.com

SPRING GREEN ACOUSTIC JAM 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm First Sunday of the Month Spring Green General Store 137 S. Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreengeneralstore.com

DEVIL’S LAKE BIG BAND CONCERTS 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays through Summer $10 admission North Shore Chateau S5975 Park Road, Baraboo WI 53913 www.devilslakewisconsin.com

BLUEGRASS JAM 1 pm 2nd Saturday of the Month Spring Green General Store 137 S. Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreengeneralstore.com

REEDSBURG CONCERTS IN THE PARK 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Wednesdays June through August City Park 222 N. Park Street, Reedsburg, WI 53959 www.reedsburg.org

WITWEN CONCERTS AT THE CAMPGROUND 6:30 pm Select Saturdays in July and August Witwen Campground S9855 Hwy E, Witwen WI 53583 www.witwenpc.com

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Reedsburg Vet Fest April 8 Nishan Park Fair on the Square May 13 Downtown Square, Baraboo Madison Magazine BBQ Festival May 19-20 Meyer Oak Grove Park, Sauk City Old Fashioned Day May 20 Wonewoc Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony May 29 Greenwood Cemetery North Freedom Celebration June 2-4 North Freedom Rock Springs Celebration June 11 Rock Springs Butter Festival June 12-18 Nishan Park Art June June 17 Downtown Square, Baraboo Spring Green Arts & Crafts Fair June 24-25 Jefferson Street, Spring Green Fireworks Over the Mill Pond July 1 LaValle Fire on the River July 1 Sauk Prairie Witwen 4th of July Parade July 4 Witwen,WI Freedom Fest and Fireworks July 4 Nishan Park Sauk County Fair July 10-16 Baraboo Baraboo Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration July 22 Downtown Square, Baraboo Plain Celebration July 28-30 Plain Merrimac Community Festival August 5 Merrimac LaValle Celebration August 13 LaValle Badger Steam and Gas Show August 18-20 Baraboo Spring Green Car Show August 19 Jefferson Street, Spring Green Loganville Celebration August 26 Loganville Heritage Day Rendezvous Reenactment August 26 Reedsburg Wis. State Cow Chip Throw, Parade & Run September 1-2 Marion Park, Prairie du Sac Fall Festival in the River Valley October 7 Post House Garden, Spring Green Fall Fair on the Square October 7 Downtown Square, Baraboo Fermentation Fest October 7-8, 14-15 Reedsburg Holiday Light Parade and Fireworks November 17 Marion Park, Prairie due Sac Christmas Light Parade November 18 Downtown Square, Baraboo Spring Green Country Christmas December 1-10 Spring Green Living Windows December 8 Reedsburg A Very Merry Holiday Fair December 8-9 Baraboo Arts Center Lighted Christmas Parade December 9 Wonewoc

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Date

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FALL EVENTS September-November

September Wednesday’s, May – Oct.

Shitty Barn Sessions

Nishan Park, 1700 8th St., Reedsburg Chamber of Commerce, 608-524-2850 REOCCURRING EVENT

6:00 - 10:00 PM Live Music! Audience and performer coexist in an intimate and integrated space with as little separating instruments and ears as possible. No stage. 506 E. Madison Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.shittybarnsessions.com

September 1-2 Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival All day.

Approximately 40,000 people attend the Wisconsin State Cow Chip throw 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, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (located at Grand Avenue and First Street) www.wiscowchip.com; 608-643-4317

September 1-3 Catch for a Cure

Please check website for more details. Women’s over-30 softball tournament is Labor Day Weekend, annually at Pierce Park in Baraboo. This is a fun-filled weekend with all proceeds going to local support groups, individuals, research and scholarships. For more information or to volunteer, donate raffle/auction items or play. Pierce Park, 1100 Walnut Street, Baraboo, WI 53913 Baraboobreastsavers.org

September 2 WI State Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 8:00 AM

Youth ages 4-12 must be qualified for this event.Top 3 in all age divisions then can move onto national competition at the end of September. RACA Hockey Rink, 1411 Viking Dr, Reedsburg For information call 608-727-2720

September 3 Chamber Chicken BBQ 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Chamber Chicken BBQ dinner will include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, baked beans, applesauce, dinner roll, chocolate or white milk. Drive-thru only. Best tasting chicken in the area is being prepared by the Knights of Columbus. Come and enjoy a tasty end of summer treat! Enter from 8th Street ONLY Entrance.

September 3 LaValle Labor Day Dance 6:00-11:00PM We hope to see you on the dance floor! LaValle Fire Station

followed by a sure to be delicious entree. A dessert will also be included. Beer, wine and soda are included as well. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

September 16 Wine on the Rails 5:30 PM

September 4 9th Annual BeatleFest 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Join us on our 2 1/2 hour wine-tasting train. Enjoy a ride through beautiful scenery while sampling some of Sauk County’s best local wineries. Each winery will offer wine tasting with pairings for your pleasure. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800- 930-1385

September 9-10 Sacred Heart Church Fall Festival Sat. 6:00-10:00 PM; Sun. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

September 17 Taliesin Preservation – Farm Dinner

Life Music, refreshments, food! Bring your lawn chair. The Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 SpringGreenGeneralStore.com 608-588-7070

Saturday night will feature Pork Roast: Sandwiches. Sunday will feature the Swiss Steak & Ham Dinner & more (carry outs available for both meals); DJ Music, Kids’ Games, Raffles, Auction, Classic Car & Antique Tractor Show and fun for all. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 624 N. Willow, Reedsburg. 608-524-2412

September 10 The Painted Forest 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

REOCCURRING EVENT

The Painted Forest/Edgewood College Second Sundays series will feature Artist Angela Richardson will be featuring Drawing a Story. Docent Tours: 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Live music 2:00-3:30 PM by Prairie Spies Band (Acoustic Folk/Swing). Food available 12:00-3:00 pm: Wood-fired Pizza by the Branding Iron Roadhouse. Painted Forest, E846 Painted Forest Dr., Valton

September 14-17 Reedsburg Public Library Book Sale

The sale will be held during regular Library hours.This sale includes community donations of hard cover and paperback books, DVD’s VHS tapes, audio books and magazines. Reedsburg Public Library, Community Room, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg 608-524-3316

September 16 Cajun Train 1:00 PM

Chef Mike at Elite Catering will be preparing some of his best Cajun recipes for you to enjoy on this one hour train ride.You will start off with an appetizer

5 p.m. start The dinner includes a four course farmto-table dinner with beer & wine pairings. Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.taliesinpreservation.org 877-588-7900

September 17 Devil’s Challenge Triathlon

The Devil’s Challenge Triathlon closes out the 2017 WI Tri Series! This scenic sprint triathlon in the middle of September is the perfect way to finish up your racing season. After a 1/4 mile swim in Devil’s Lake, challenge yourself with a 15 mile hilly bike ride through the beautiful Baraboo bluffs and a 5K run through the quiet park roads of Devil’s Lake State Park.This is part of the Wisconsin Triathlon Series. Devils Lake State Park, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo,WI 53913. For more information go to on-road.devilschallengetri.com

September 23-24 Vintage Rail Car Tours

While all visitors are able to see the beautiful restorations from the Coach Shed viewing platforms alongside the cars, much of the fine craftsmanship can only be appreciated from within the railcars. For one weekend only, visitors have an opportunity to just that! Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

September 24 Mark Moran Antique Appraiser 12:00-3:00 PM

Mark Moran is making a return visit to the Reedsburg Public Library for an “Antiques Roadshow” type event. Please register to have an item appraised by 2017 SAUK COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE

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calling (608) 768-7323. Sign up for this program begins Sept. 12th.There is a two item limit/person. He will not appraise weapons, coin or paper money, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry or gems or beanie babies. Spectators are welcome. Reedsburg Public Library, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg www.reedsburglibrary.org. Call 608-768-7323.

September 27 Reedsburg/Baraboo Great Steak Challenge 3:00-8:00 PM This friendly competition between Reedsburg and Baraboo raises money for both districts’ athletic departments. No need to make dinner. Come and enjoy! Viking Express - Baraboo, 935 8th Street, Viking Village Foods, 150 Viking Drive, Reedsburg

September 30 Elegant Dinner Train 5:30 PM

Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers fine dining with 5-course gourmet meals prepared by Chef Mike of Elite Catering and served to you by uniformed, friendly staff. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

September 30 Missoula Children’s Theater Show

Show TBD CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg Visit: www.calcenterpresents.org or call Barb 608-985-7307

September 30 Smoke in the Valley – BBQ Cook Off

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Competitors will place their best cooked ribs, chicken, & appetizers in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win 1st Prize. People will enjoy BBQ samples, beer, wine & appetizers and live entertainment. Tickets are sold at the gate. Prem Meats – E5028 US 14, Spring Green, WI 53588 Premmeats.com 608-588-2164

October

October 4 Ladies Night Out Event 6:00-9:00 PM

Ladies, you are all invited to a night of inspiration at the River Arts Center! Please join us for a dynamic night of fun and encouragement! River Arts Center, 105 9th Street, Prairie du Sac

October 5 Wollersheim Winery Ice Wine Release 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wollersheim Winery will release the 2016 vintage of its Ice Wine.Visitors are invited to stop by the winery between to celebrate with a sample taste of the Ice Wine, along with a variety of special activities. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.wollersheimwinery.com; 800-847-9463

October 6-8 Autumn Color Weekend

There’s nothing comparable to enjoying the beautiful brilliant hues of autumn in the rural Sauk County countryside from the comfort of our restored vintage

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passenger cars. Join us for “leaf-peeping” in style on a former Chicago & North Western rail line. MidContinent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

October 7 Harvest Fest Craft Show 8:00 AM-3:00 PM

Get your shopping done early or find something for yourself. Over 70 vendors! Reedsburg Fire Dept., 131 S. Park, Reedsburg Contact Tommy 608-768-1000

October 7 Plain’s Straussenfest

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Plain’s 2nd Annual Festival for local businesses – “Plain Fest” Alma Avenue: Business District off of Main Street 608-546-2047

October 7 Elegant Dinner Train 5:30 PM

Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers fine dining with 5-course gourmet meals prepared by Chef Mike at Elite Catering and served to you by uniformed, friendly staff. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

October 7 Fall Fair on the Square 9:00-4:00 PM

Admission is free. Over 150 crafters and artisans, “Eat Street” Food Court, farmer’s market, kid’s entertainment and bounce houses, live music and performances. On the Baraboo Downtown Square Downtownbaraboo.com

October 7-8 & 14-15 Fermentation Fest

For more information visit fermentationfest.com

October 8 The Painted Forest 11:00 AM-3:30 PM

REOCCURRING EVENT

The Painted Forest/Edgewood College Second Sundays series will feature Edgewood College Art Therapy Students demonstrating Papermaking. Docent Tours: 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM. Live music 2:00-3:30 PM by Nathan Wysock (Classical Guitar). Food available 12:003:00 PM: Huli Huli Cookout by The Market,Wonewoc. Painted Forest, E846 Painted Forest Dr., Valton

October 8 Taliesin Preservation – Farm Dinner

5 p.m. start The dinner includes a four course farmto-table dinner with beer & wine pairings. Taliesin Preservation, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.taliesinpreservation.org 877-588-7900

October 11 St. Peter’s Chili Supper 4:00 PM

Come and enjoy a locals’ favorite chili supper at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Loganville. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 325 Mill St., Loganville 608-727-3721

October 14 Durward’s Glen Fall Festival 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Enjoy the fall colors and goods of the art vendors located throughout the grounds. Guided tractor tours of our historic grounds, flea market, artists and other vendors, bakery goods, brats and refreshments. Free

event. Donations warmly welcomed. Durward’s Glen, W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo, WI 53913 www.durwardsglen.org; 608-356-8113

October 14 Elegant Dinner Train 5:30 PM

Mid-Continent Railway Museum offers fine dining with 5-course gourmet meals are prepared by Chef Mike of Elite Catering and served to you by uniformed, friendly staff. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

October 14 Baraboo Lions 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament

Warm up at 11:00 AM Starts at 12:00 PM. Join us for this fun double elimination tournament. Entry fee is $35/Competitive and $25/Recreational with a maximum 16 teams per bracket.Teams consist of 2 people - male, female, or co-ed. Practice starts at 11:00 AM with Tournament play beginning at 12:00 PM.Teams will be seeded randomly on the day of the event. Judges will be on hand to assist with scoring but all teams are asked to please be courteous and respect opponents and judges if an issue arises. No refunds.Will be played in doors in case of rain. The Pumphouse Sports Bar and Grille, E11614 Tranquility Lane, Baraboo, WI

October 14-15 Pumpkin Special Weekend 10:00AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM

Pumpkin Special at Mid-Continent Railway Museum. What better way to pick out that Halloween pumpkin than riding the Pumpkin Special.Take a 55 minute train ride to the pumpkin patch & pick out your own pumpkin. Large selection of small, medium & large pumpkins. Price of pumpkins not included in train fare. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385

October 15 Curt Strutz “Haunted Places” 1:00 PM

Curt Strutz loves haunted houses. These are nationally recognized haunted locations throughout the country. Curt has visited them and has the proof on film! Due to some of the material covered (specifically related to some of the scary haunted activity and not-so-pleasant history in the locations), these shows are geared for teens and adults. Reedsburg Public Library, 370 Vine St., Reedsburg 608-768-7323

October 16 Birdies & Brews

Attention golfers and beer enthusiasts! Join us for a round of golf at the Lake Wisconsin Country Club while getting to sample some of the finest beers that our local microbreweries have to offer at each hole. Lake Wisconsin Country Club, N1076 Golf Rd, Prairie Du Sac, WI 53578 www.lakewisconsincc.com/ 608-643-2405

October 20-22 Fall Art Tour 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Meet 45 area artists and watch them at work on this self-guided driving tour through Baraboo, Spring Green, Dodgeville, and Mineral Point . Potters, weavers, glassblowers, woodworkers, painters, jewelers, quilters, photographers & sculptors. Experience our work


FALL EVENTS September-November October spaces, as we create unique works of art. A wide variety of high-quality artwork is available for purchase in every price range.We are proud to be celebrating our 24th Anniversary as one of the most popular art events in the Midwest.Whether this is your first time on the fall art tour, or if you’ve visited our studios every year for the past two decades, we truly look forward to spending this special weekend in October with you. Fallarttour.com

October 21-22 Zoo Appreciation Weekend Noon-4pm

Free Admission. Ochsner Park Zoo will have animal demonstrations and educational talks from zookeepers. Go on a zoo tour with behind the scenes opportunities, crafts for the kids and special prices on treats from the concession stand. 903 Park Street Baraboo, WI 53913 608-355-2760 Cityofbaraboo.com/parksandrecreation

October 21-22 Trick or Treating with the Wisconsin Big Cats

Trick or Treating at their facility. There will be a large number of different cats waiting to hand out candy! Lots of candy, plenty of Halloween decorations, spooky music & more! One of a kind Trick or Treat experience!!! Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue & Educational Center, 305 Pine St., Rock Springs www.wisconsinbigcats.org

October 27 The Accidental Hero 7:00 PM

The remarkably true story of a Wisconsin hero.The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg Visit: www.calcenterpresents.org or call 608-524-2850

October 28 Tractors,Trunks and Treats

Trick or Treating will be 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Games, rides, food, etc. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. A family-friendly Halloween event that includes trick or treating activities for children and more! Some activities may have a nominal fee. Sauk County Fairgrounds 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913 Saukcountyfairgrounds events

November

November 4 Community Christian School Craft Fair

Free and open to the public. Annual fall craft and vendor fair featuring handcrafted items, home based businesses, student crafts, baked goods, and much more. Free and open to the public. Community Christian School Barabooccs.com 608-448-2191

November 4 – 5 Prairie Flowers Holiday Open House 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sat. & Sun. Join us for our annual holiday open house, with 20% off storewide. Prairie Flowers & Gifts, 126 N. Lexington Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-9999

November 16 Wollersheim Winery Ruby Nouveau Day

12:00 PM Join winemaker Phillipe Coquard in a special toast as he taps the barrel of the new vintage of Wollersheim Ruby Nouveau 2014. 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, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.wollersheim.com; 800-847-9463

November 17 Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting Event 6:00-8:00 PM

Come watch the 2017 Holiday Light Parade and stick around for the Tree Lighting Event, featuring performances by local youth and a grand finale of Fireworks! Marion Park, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.saukprairie.com; 608-643-4168

November 17 Baraboo Winter Wine Walk 6:00-9:00 PM

Tickets go on sale at Bekah Kate’s starting 9:00am one month prior to the event. Join Downtown Baraboo merchants for a wine tasting tour along with delicious food, entertainment in-store promotions and a leisurely stroll around downtown with your friends! Downtown Baraboo Downtownbaraboo.com

November 18 Downtown Baraboo Christmas Light Parade

6:00 PM Start Time. See glittering lighted floats, reindeer and equestrian units, marching bands and novelty units. After the parade, children and families are invited to visit with Santa on the theatre stage and have their pictures taken. Downtown Baraboo For parade tips, a map of the parade route and float application, visit our website. Downtownbaraboo.com

November 23 Reedsburg Masonic Lodge Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

12:00-1:00 PM Reedsburg Masonic Lodge 31st Annual Senior Citizen’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Open to any Senior Citizen that would like to attend, regardless of age or circumstance. Menu will consist of ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, the trimmings & homemade pie. Advance reservation is required.There is no cost and no one is turned away. Contact Bob 608-415-2536 or email bobott1963@gmail.com

November 24 Black Friday Sales

November 25 Small Business Saturday

A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. Support your local, independently-owned businesses!

November 25 A Vintage Christmas,Wollersheim Winery 10:00 AM-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, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578 www.wollersheimwinery.com; 800-847-9463

November 25 Small Business Saturday & Sounds of the Season

9:00 AM– 7:00 PM This is the kickoff for the Spring Green Country Christmas Festival – all shops open late. Starting at 4 p.m. enjoy the SOUNDS OF THE SEASON, local entertainment at all businesses. Downtown Spring Green www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

November 25 – December 24 Winter Art Market

See contact for times. The 3rd Annual Spring Green Country Christmas Winter Art Market hosted by Dennis Alfred Phillips Art to Wear, LLC. A boutique and studio setting of locally hand-made art for you to “shop local” for your holiday gifting. Knit clothing and accessories, pottery, jewelry, functional wood items, prints, books, local pickled vegetables and more. Dennis Alfred Phillip Art to Wear, LLC – 159 N. Lexington Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.alfredarttowear.com 608-239-5974 Facebook.com/sgwinterartmarket

November 25-26 Santa Express 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM

Celebrate the holiday season in a uniquely festive way aboard the 24th Annual Santa Express. Santa will visit as you take in the spirit of Christmas past on our early 1900’s adventure. All cars are kept comfortably warm using the over century-old tradition of steam heating or coal-fired stoves, just like at the North Pole. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Rd., North Freedom 800-930-1385 November 25-26

Spring Green Country Christmas, Kids Art Workshops

One class in the a.m., one class in the p.m. Local artists teaching FREE art workshops for the kids. Signup required. Spring Green Senior Center, 117 S. Washington St., Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

Shop all the Black Friday sales from your favorite stores! Support our area businesses!

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Enjoy Your Stay

Camping & Lodging Come on down by the river!!

Camping - RV, Tent & Cabins Bar & Restaurant Swim Pool 3,000 Gallon Fish Tank

Canoe, Tube & Kayak Trips Swim Pond Mini Golf Banquet Room

608-588-2826 ● www.wiriverside.com info@wiriverside.com S13220 Shifflet Rd, Spring Green WI 53588

• Indoor Pool heated to 89˚ • Whirlpool Suites • Free Wireless Internet • Meeting Rooms • Free Expanded Breakfast

Relax, Rekindle, Relish!

855 Phillips Blvd. Hwy 12, Sauk City, WI

Julie Hearley & Stuart Koehler, Proprietors 201 8th Street, Baraboo

www.cedarberryinn.com

www.ringlinghousebnb.com

(608)643-6625

608-356-4229

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WE ARE OPEN DAYS A WEEK

(APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER)

FUN & FRIENDLY GOLF

❢ Golf Outings ❢ Weddings ❢ Business Meetings

❢ Golf Memberships ❢ Marina ❢ Friday Fish Fry ❢ Holiday Brunches

LAKEWISCONSIN COUNTRY CLUB N1076 Golf Rd. Prairie du Sac, Wi 53578 608-643-4554 restaurant • 608-643-2405 golf shop www.lakewisconsincc.com | chrisp@lakewisconsincc.com

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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 Certif ied

9 Hole Par 30 Golf Course Area’s Largest Practice Range

S3308 Fox Hill Rd. Baraboo 608-356-5524 www.fairfieldhillsgolfcourse.com


Dining in the Neighborhood Peking Buffet Great Food &

Celebrating 58 Years!

OPEN 10am to 10pm

Breakfast Lunch - Dinner 304 Broadway St., Baraboo, WI

608.356.3287

701 Hwy 12, Baraboo WI 356-6313

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 7am-3pm Friday & Saturday 7am-8pm

• Fresh salads • sandwiches • Fish Fry • Broasted chicken • Pizza • Pasta

Su undays: Bre eakfast 9-12:30 2:30 pm Lunch 12:30-4 pm Dinner 4-close

SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY Tuesday-Sunday 8am - Close

Come enjoy a Beautiful Setting in downtown Lodi at

Bar opens at 4 pm. Dinners served at 4 pm. 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 Weekday $10.00 Full Dinner Deals

118 S. Main St. Lodi, WI 53555 608-592-0600

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN LODI, NEXT TO SUSIE THE DUCK. SpringCreekRestaurant.com Facebook.com/SpringCreekRestaurant SpringCreekRestaurant@gmail.com @SpringCreekLodi

The Finest in Steaks & Seafood

Children’s Discount Full Service Buffet for Lunch & Dinner Seafood Buffet Dinner Fresh Sushi

Bavarian Smorgasbord

1st Monday of each month & 1st & 3rd Mondays in June-Oct Authentic German & Classic American Entrée’s, Senior & Kids Menu, German biers on tap, German wines, Cocktails

Friday & Saturday 30 Item Buffet plus Dessert/Salad Bar

Delivery of $17.00 or more in Baraboo Area 1204 8th St, Baraboo, WI 53913

Dinner Theatre Banquet Facility for 450 Guests Awards: Supper Club, German Restaurant, Brandy Old Fashioned, Fish Fry, Service, Buffet, Destination Restaurant

Mon-Sat; Lunch 11-3:30; Dinner 4-8:30

608-356-9909

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

608-643-2305

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

Visit your local Culver’s restaurant today:

Serving Times Sunday 4:30-9:00pm Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30-10:00pm Bar Open 4:00pm Daily

Culver’s of Sauk City 716 Phillips Blvd Sauk City, WI 53583

DAILY SPECIALS

(608) 643-6620

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

Culver’s of Baraboo 420 Linn St Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-2650

© 2017 Culver Franchising System, Inc. 01/17

Dine-in, Carry-out and Delivery!

608-566-1750

2905 New Pinery Rd. • Portage,WI

• Pizza • Wings • Salad Bar • Dessert • Lunch buffet

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

608-768-5555

2670 E. Main St. • Reedsburg,WI

All-You-Can-Eat

Chicken, Pizza, & Salad Bar

$1.00 OFF

Portage: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-9pm Reedsburg: Open S-TH 11-9pm; F-Sat 11-10 Buffet served Mon-Thurs. 11-2 & 4:30-8; Fri-Sun. 11-8 S-Th 11-9, F-Sat 11-10 Buffet Served

any Full Buffet with the purchase of soda (limit 4 per coupon)

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Celebrating Barn Quilts!

Brian Bender Quilt

S4065 State Road 136, Reedsburg Name of Quilt: Triple Star This barn quilt was designed in time for it to be mounted just prior to the Bender Farm hosting the Sauk County Dairy Breakfast in June of 2012.

Brad & Kim Schyvinck Quilt

E6458 Pine Rock Rd., Reedsburg

Jess & Laurie Eastman Quilt

E6453 Short Cut Rd., Reedsburg

Eileen & Lawrence Eberle Quilt

Name of Quilt: Moo-na Lisa

This quilt was a Christmas gift from Laurie and her daughters to her husband. They thought a barn quilt would look perfect on their red shed, so they looked at various designs and found one they all loved!

Name of Quilt: Bear Claw

This dairy farm family fell in love with this quilt which can be seen at a distance if approaching the farm from the west on Pine Rock Road, coming from the direction of Hwy. F. Please drive in slowly to get a closer look.

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The history of barn decoration dates back to the mid 1800’s. Painting symbols on barns originated from traditional folk art passed along from the German and Swiss immigrants who settled the Pennsylvania Dutch region in southeastern Pennsylvania. Once these groups built their family farms and communities, they would paint small patterns on their barns to celebrate their heritage and bring good fortune. Today’s barn decorating revival became popular with a woman named Donna Sue Groves, from Adams County, Ohio. She wanted to honor her mother by hanging a colorful painted quilt square on her barn. Instead of just one quilt square, she began a community project with twenty quilts being displayed along a driving trail to encourage visitors to travel through the countryside. This was the start of our first quilt trail in America. Quilt trails are now being organized all across the country. Barn quilts are displayed around communities and then mapped out for tourists to follow these beautiful works of art. They promote tourism and help draw visitors into our rural communities. Traditional stars and various quilt patterns are now being displayed on barns, homes, sheds and sides of buildings. The barn quilts featured on these two pages are just a sampling of those that can be found along the country roads and rolling hills of Sauk County. For more information, please contact a local Chamber of Commerce.

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2577 Cty. Hwy. B, Lone Rock

The painting on this colorful quilt provided many hours of fun for the entire family.


Celebrating Barn Quilts!

Pat & Sarah Weber Quilt

Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni Quilt

Henry & Mary Schwenkhoff Quilt

S3606 Evergreen Rd., Baraboo

Name of Quilt: The Rising Sun

S4916 Golf Course Rd., Rock Springs

Name of Quilt: Stars and Stripes Forever

This barn quilt was designed in honor of a local FFA member who served as State FFA President and National FFA Officer “NOMCOM” Chairman. The FFA President’s symbol is the rising sun, and the blue corn kernels in the border are also a part of the FFA symbol.

When this big red barn was purchased by the Schwenkhoff family in 1929, it had already been in use for fifty years, having been built sometime in the 1870’s. The red, white and blue barn quilt was created to represent the love of country and honors their many military family members who have served and are presently serving.

Bart & Janice Schyvinck Quilt

Gale & Nancy Getschman Quilt

James & Carol Horkan Quilt

Name of Quilt: Octo Star

Name of Quilt: Wisconsin Star

Name of Quilt: Quade Crosses

This farm was purchased in 1962 by Bart’s dad. There are 325 acres, some of which is rented to Bart’s brother, and the rest that they use for their Black Angus beef cow/calf operation.

Every year Gale and Nancy sponsor a large tractor ride for collectors the second weekend of June, and part of the trip includes a stop at the Sauk County Dairy Breakfast. Since Gale also collects John Deere tractors, he decided to incorporate his favorite brand into their quilt.

This barn was constructed sometime between 1885-1905. It has a hip roof and is a Bank Barn, which means it was built into the hill so the hayloft is at ground level for easier access. The farm has been in the Horkan family for over 65 years.

This barn quilt depicts a flag waving in the breeze, and is special to the family because two of their children helped make this quilt while they were in an art class in their school.

S1465 Cty. Road WD, Lyndon Station

1805 Cty. Rd. BD, Baraboo

S1314 Farber Rd., Reedsburg

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Winter EVENTS December - April

December December 1 Spring Green Country Christmas – Holiday Light Parade 6:00 PM Holiday Light Parade, followed by the annual tree lighting, caroling and readings at the Post House Garden. Parade route – starts at RV High School and continues down Jefferson Street to Albany Street – Downtown Spring Green. www.springgreen.com

608-588-2054 December 1 German Christmas Market

5:00-8:00 PM Larry Busch Brass Band, Homemade Brats, Pretzel Buns and Spatzle, Pumpkin soup, mulled wine, beer, holiday baked goods. Open House. Driftless Depot, 140 S. Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 Driftlessdepot.com 608-628-1001

December 2 Holiday Cookie Walk 10:00 AM-1:00PM

Spend the day walking to participating businesses and receive a homemade holiday treat. Boxes are sold in advance at the Chamber of Commerce! Downtown Reedsburg For more info rreedrevorg@gmail.com or call 608-524-2850 December 2

Spring Green Country Christmas – Breakfast with Santa 8:00 – 11:00 AM

Enjoy FREE breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Spring Green Fire & EMS Station, 327 S. Winsted St., Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054 December 2

Spring Green Country Christmas – Holiday Home Tour 9 am – 5 pm Tour 4 beautiful homes all decked out with Christmas trimmings. Also enjoy a luncheon and fashion show at The Shed, fashion show sponsored by Nina’s Department & Variety Store. Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce for tickets – 101 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588. Look for tickets online at www.springgreen.com. www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

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December 2-3, 9-10 Spring Green Country Christmas, Kids Art Workshops One class in the a.m., one class in the p.m. Local artists teaching FREE art workshops for the kids. Signup required. Spring Green Senior Center, 117 S. Washington St., Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

December 2 Spring Green Country Christmas – Holiday Craft Show 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Crafts by local craftsmen for sale. River Valley High School, 660 W.Varsity Blvd., Spring Green,WI 53588 – vendors contact the high school for registration of booths – 608-588-2554. www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

December 2 Holly Jolly Sauk Prairie

Join us for a Holly Jolly Sauk Prairie on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-4pm. Special guest arts and crafts vendors will be featured at several downtown businesses in Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. With discounts, giveaways, and more, ‘tis the time for shopping! Visit saukprairie.com for participating locations and deals!

December 2 FREE Holiday Kids Movie

1:00 & 3:00 PM – two showings. Free Holiday Movie – TBA – sponsored by the Spring Green Lions Club Gard Theatre, Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054 December 2

Spring Green – Country Christmas

Holiday Fireworks 6:00 PM sponsored by Riteway Plaza. Located in the North Park, just off of Daley & Albany Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

December 8 Living Windows 6:00-8:00 PM

Downtown Reedsburg store windows will be transformed with the Christmas spirit! This year’s theme is “Christmas Around the World.” Festivities include caroling, refreshments, warming barrels, and horse-driven wagon rides. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be

on hand to greet the children. Follow the luminaries to each participating business and enjoy a free family fun night celebrating the sights and sounds of Christmas. Downtown Reedsburg. For more information contact antiquesonmain223@frontier.com or call 608-524-2850

December 8-9 The Very Merry Holiday Fair

Friday – Noon to 6pm and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 60 area artisans/craftsmen, authors and purveyors of good things to eat. Artisan quality gifts and goods. Held in the historic Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall on Water Street in conjunction with many other holiday events going on in Baraboo this weekend in December. Baraboo Arts Banquet Hall, 323 Water Street Baraboo, WI 53913 www.theverymerryholidayfair.com December 8

Holiday Tree Auction 7:00 PM

This auction consists of artificial or live Holiday Trees decorated by local non-profit organizations. Arthur’s Supper Club – Hwy 14 & 23 in Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054

December 9 Edwardian Christmas Celebration Noon -7:00 PM

The historic Van Orden Mansion at 531 Fourth Avenue in Baraboo comes alive each Christmas season during the Edwardian Christmas Celebration. The mansion is all decked out for the holidays with 12 fresh Christmas trees decorated to a specific theme each year. Guests will also be able to enjoy live Christmas music throughout the day and sample holiday baked goods in the dining room. Jingle bell carriage rides will be given from 2:00 PM until dusk. Sauk County Historical Society 531 4th Ave Baraboo, WI 53913; Saukcountyhistory.org 608-356-1001 December 9

Spring Green Wine Walk

4 p.m. start Wine Walk in Downtown Spring Green in local businesses. Spring Green Area Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI 53588 www.springgreen.com 608-588-2054


Winter EVENTS December - April

December

December 9 Wonewoc’s Lighted Christmas Parade 6:00 PM Downtown Wonewoc 608-464-3114

December 9 The Diamonds-Silver Bells 7:00 PM

The Diamonds Christmas Show. It’s been thirty years since THE DIAMONDS released an instant million selling hit , Little Darlin ‘.The song continues to sell and to date has sold approximately 20 million copies. The Christmas show features The Diamonds greatest hits along with holiday favorites. CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg www.calcenterpresents.org or call 608-524-2850

December 16 Santa Visits the LaValle Library 9:00 AM LaValle Library, 103 W. Main St., LaValle 608-985-7323

December 18-23 Extended Holiday Shopping Hours

Most stores open until 7:00 PM in Reedsburg.

January 2018 January 12-13 Eagle Watching Days 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Each year, dozens of eagles winter at Prairie du Sac to fish the open waters of the Wisconsin River. Enjoy Birds of Prey shows, guided bus tours, seminars, and family activities at this free, family-friendly event. River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School, 105 Ninth Avenue, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 www.ferrybluffeaglecouncil.org 608-643-4168

January 13 Baraboo River Runners 8th Annual Ride In & Land Owners Appreciation Party 5:30 PM

Everyone is welcome, especially the Kids! Music, Food, Raffles and Door Prizes. Pumphouse Sports Bar & Grille. E11614 Tranquility Lane, Baraboo,WI 53913 Barabooriverrunners.com

January 19 The Hunts 7:00 PM

The Hunts are an indie-folk band from the southlands of Chesapeake,Virginia.These seven brothers and sisters have a passion for creating compelling music and so, have collaborated one another’s gifts of writing, composing and musicianship to endeavor that. Stringed instruments, surrounded by enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms harken to an organic yet transcending sound. CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg Visit: www.calcenterpresents.org or call 608-524-2850

January 27 Wollersheim Port Release day 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

A break from Wisconsin’s winter! Join Wollersheim

Winery to celebrate their original red Port and new White Port.Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Wollersheim Ports. Sample both Ports and other Wollersheim wines available for tasting and by the glass. Enjoy live jazz, light food, and winemaker insights. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 State Road 188, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578 www.wollersheimwinery.com; 800-847-9463

February 2018 February 2 Dueling Pianos at the Dorf 7:00-10:00 PM

Presented by River Arts, Inc. Enjoy a night of live music where you can request your own songs, bid on incredible silent auction packages, and take fabulous photos in the original Traveling Photo Booth.This is the party you don’t want to miss! Dorf Haus Restaurant, 8931 Hwy Y, Sauk City, WI 53583. Tickets available from River Arts, Inc. www.riverartsinc.org 608-643-5215

February 3 Sauk Prairie Live Bait & Tackle Carl Welke Memorial Fisheree 6:00 AM- 2:30 PM Fisheree includes an Adult & Child Division (12 & under), $10 per person.Tournament limited to 150 fisherman, only the first 150 registered are eligible for fishing prizes.Tickets sold are for the tournament and door prizes. Door prize drawing at 3:00 PM. Registration at Sauk Prairie Live Bait & Tackle or Fish Lake boat landing. All profits to benefit charity. Fishing on Fish Lake & Mud Lake. Sauk Prairie Live Bait & Tackle, 509 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 or Fish Lake boat landing. www.saukprairiebait.com

February 17 John Denver Tribute 7:00 PM

John Denver’s music lives on through Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon.Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist.The audience will be tempted to sing along to songs like “Annie’s Song” and “Rocky Mountain High”! CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg www.calcenterpresents.org or 608-524-2850

April 2018

Theatres & Performing Arts Centers Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th Avenue, Baraboo www.alringling.com

American Players Theatre 5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green www.americanplayers.org

CAL Center Theatre

1100 South Albert Avenue, Reedsburg www.calcenter.org

River Arts Inc

105 9th Street, Prairie du Sac www.riverartsinc.org

Many new classes in our new space, please visit our website for more information

UW-Baraboo Sauk County

1006 Connie Road, Baraboo www.baraboo.uwc.edu

The White Church Theatre Project

6348 State Road 23, Spring Green www.angefou.co.uk

April 21 The Three Redneck Tenors 7:00 PM

The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall - down home laughs with big city music! These boys sing it all delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, Country, Broadway, Pop, and Classical. CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave., Reedsburg Visit: www.calcenterpresents.org or call 608-524-2850 2017 SAUK COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE

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Dine In

Sauk Prairie!

Dining awaits you in any one of our diverse restaurants. Sauk Prairie is proudly home to the original Culver’s, where custard and butter burgers are conquering the nation. The Blue Spoon Café in downtown Prairie du Sac offers café style food in a quaint European style space that boasts a great outdoors seating area right along the river. Que’s Bar and River Deck also has outdoor seating, and some of the best homemade salsa and guacamole you’ll find. Eagle Inn Sauk Prairie features breakfast all day, home style cooking and homemade pies and their second restaurant, Prairie House Food and Spirits features upscale pub cuisine and signature cocktails. If you are in the mood for something different, try the quirky Roxbury Tavern or authentic Mexican food at La Mexicana. The Dorf Haus Restaurant & Banquet Facility has been voted “Best Fish Fry” several times by Madison Magazine. This Bavarian-style restaurant captures the German ancestry and farming heritage of this area. For everything from breakfast to BBQ, Black Hawk Family Restaurant answers the call, conveniently located on

Highway 12. Lake Wisconsin Country Club’s restaurant offers a Friday Night Fish Fry with a view of the lake, and Leystra’s Venture Restaurant has been serving the taste of WI since 1981. They feature a family dining menu including ice cream delights. Green Acres is the place for steak, as well as seafood, pasta and sandwiches, and has one of the greatest salad bars in the area and features a unique atmosphere for those special nights. If craft beers are your passion, head to Woodshed Ale House in Sauk City. Woodshed is operated by Vintage Brewing in Madison and offers brews specially made for Sauk City, as well as Vintage favorites. For relaxed spots where you can catch the big game, try The Gym Bar or The Press Box in Sauk City. And if you’re in the mood for some pizza, stop in to Papa Murphy’s in Prairie du Sac, Pizza Hut in the Eagle Plaza Mall in Sauk City or The Riviera Bowl for a full array of specialty pizza and Italian entrees. No matter what you are hungry for, there is a table waiting for you in the Sauk Prairie area!

Bavarian Smorgasbord

1st Monday of each month & 1st & 3rd Mondays in June–Oct Authentic German & Classic American Entrée’s, Senior & Kids Menu, German biers on tap, German wines, Cocktails

Dinner Theatre Banquet Facility for 450 Guests

Celebrating 58 Years! Family Owned

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Welcome To

Sauk Prairie! Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival September 1 & 2, 2017

Held at Marion Park, Prairie du Sac Approximately 40,000 people attend the Wisconsin State Cow Chip throw 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! Friday night and Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

Your Local Neighborhood Pharmacy

The pharmacy that’s all about your health.

405 Water St. | Prairie du Sac, WI | (608) 643-3396 • www.eannellipharmacy.com Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm

Drive Up Window with Evening Drop Box

Now offering vaccinations Mon.-Fri. 1-6pm or by appointment Walk-in Welcome, No appointment needed

VILLAGE FAMILY DENTAL 1250 Prairie Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-8505 1209 Mills Street Black Earth, WI 53515 608-767-3604 240 W. Jefferson Street Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-2122 www.villagefamilydental.com

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• Angus Beef from Wyttenbach Family Farm • Locally Raised Pork • 24 Foot Fresh Meat Case • Fresh Fish/Seafood • Award Winning Sausage Products • Fresh Brats, Over 30 Flavors • Venison Processing • Gift Boxes and Gift Certificates

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Summer Fun & Festivals

Sauk Prairie!

The Sauk Prairie area is a mecca for those who enjoy silent sports. Whether you are looking for a weekend filled with activities or the quiet relaxation of a secluded campground, the Sauk Prairie Riverway has it all.

Festivals really take off as we get into the heat of summer. So come turn up the heat at one of these sizzling Sauk Prairie events!

The Sauk Prairie Riverway area includes the southern portion of Devils Lake State Park, the second most visited park in Wisconsin and one of the tops in the nation. The Wisconsin River and Lake Wisconsin feature many varieties of fish, making it a fisherman’s paradise. Canoeing, kayaking or tubing the Wisconsin River is an extraordinary experience. Boaters and canoers alike, love to stop at the many sand bars for a swim, picnic or even to camp at night.

• June Tunes: Every Tuesday in June

• Madison Magazine BBQ Fest: May 19 & 20, 2017 • June 6, 2017- The Jacks • June 13, 2017- Thirsty Jones • June 20, 2017- Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) • June 27, 2017- Swifkick • Fire on the River: July 1, 2017 • Witwen July 4th Parade: July 4, 2017 • Merrimac Community Festival: August 5, 2017 • Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw & Festival: September 1 & 2, 2017

Visit www.saukprairieriverway.com to view full maps and directions of 13 different routes throughout the Sauk Prairie Area.

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• Food, Snacks, Beverage • Diesel, Gas, Propane (608)643-6625 www.cedarberryinn.com • LP Cylinders Filled 48

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Winter Fun & Festivals

Sauk Prairie! Surviving Wisconsin’s winters is what we do best here in Sauk Prairie. Bundle up for all of the outdoor activities we offer and then thaw out in one of our restaurants or retail shops! Cross country ski on one of our many trails in the area or take a scenic snowshoe hike near the Wisconsin River. Ice fishing on Lake Wisconsin is a local’s favorite. With over 10,000 acres of lake and 52 miles of shoreline you are sure to find the perfect spot to place your tip-up and possibly even spot an Eagle. Right downtown we are lucky enough to have many eagles call it home during the winter months. Perched on Eagle Island or soaring overhead, the majestic Bald Eagle cannot be missed. Downhill skiing and snowboarding tops off the big list of winter activities for the area with some of the greatest slopes around!

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

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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

Even with the chill of winter around, the Sauk Prairie Riverway is still celebrating. • Holiday Light Parade & Tree Lighting Event: November 17, 2017

Full Menu Available

• Holly Jolly Sauk Prairie: December 2, 2017 • Bald Eagle Watching Days: January 12 & 13, 2018

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in the ad in the dining section

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Historic Downtown Sauk City Off Highway 12

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• Antiques/Collectibles • Consignments • Appraisals • Large Used Bookstore

“Big Shop Small Town Hospitality” With 3 Floors of Affordable Treasures

Open Year Round • 10-5 Everyday, Closed Wed.

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Where Art & Nature Meet

Spring Green!

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 it. The results are breathtaking: rolling hills and bluffs looking over the Wisconsin River Valley and infused with an ageless beauty. Spring Green was founded in 1857 by Welsh, English, Norwegian and German immigrants whose main industries were dairy and produce farms, lumbering, and cheese production. Today, agriculture remains integral to the area economy and its residents. Another tradition has grown on this land as well. The

Wisconsin Artists Showcase at the Jura Silverman Gallery

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

Come on down by the river!!

143 South Washington Spring Green, WI jurasilvermangallery.com

Fine art and crafts in all media by Wisconsin’s finest artists.

Village Family Dental

Camping - RV, Tent & Cabins

1250 Prairie Street Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 608-643-8505

Bar & Restaurant

1209 Mills Street Black Earth, WI 53515 608-767-3604

Swim Pool

240 W. Jefferson Street Spring Green, WI 53588 608-588-2122 www.villagefamilydental.com

3,000 Gallon Fish Tank

Canoe, Tube & Kayak Trips Swim Pond Mini Golf Banquet Room

AND ORTHODONTICS

Where friendly, iendl , advanced dental care car and beautiful smiles meet

New Patients Welcome

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608-588-2826 ● www.wiriverside.com info@wiriverside.com S13220 Shifflet Rd, Spring Green WI 53588


Spring Green

Welcomes You offered in Spring Green, then perhaps a round of golf would be your choice? The House on the Rock Resort is a beautiful place to unwind and enjoy nature at its best. Select from two different courses; the 18-hole course (6500 yards, par 72), designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. is named one of the country’s best by Golf Digest. The “North Nine” (3262 yards, par 36), designed by Andy North and Roger Packard, features some of the most spectacular views of any course in the state. Spring Green is situated in Sauk County on the boarder of Iowa and Richland County along the beautiful Wisconsin River. The population of Spring Green is 1,600 plus residents who enjoy an area with year-round activities. Visitors often come to Spring Green with a purpose, whether it’s to catch a performance at the American Players Theatre, or a mission to discover more about Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wrights beloved home, or House on the Rock, one thing is for sure…visitors leave the area with a sense of how “magical” it is! When you visit the River Valley there is something for everyone: hiking in the many parks that surround the area like Tower Hill State Park with its historic shot-tower and smelter house and an exhibit that explains the shot-making operation. Or the Spring Green Preserve, also known as the “Wisconsin Desert,” with a variety of cactus, sand dunes, and dry grass. For the more adventurous, try canoeing, kayaking, or tubing the Wisconsin River. Spend a relaxing day floating down the river enjoying the many sand bars that make up the topography of the river. The Wisconsin River is home to many different species of fish. In the main channel you will find walleye, auger, catfish, small mouth bass, and northern pike among others. In the sloughs and bayous, there are bluegill, crappie and large mouth bass. Be aware of the regulations, including size limits and protected species. Fines are hefty. For more information, contact the Wisconsin DNR office at (608) 935-3368 or visit dnr.wi.gov. Also, Spring Green is known as Bird City Wisconsin – the area draws a number of species during the spring and fall migrations. To the delight of the avian visitors, you will also find many fascinating bird throughout the year. We have been a proud bird city for six years, part of a statewide program that advocates protection of bird habitat and education of citizens about our beautiful feathered neighbors. If adventuring in the great outdoors is not for you, but you would still like to experience the beautiful weather that is

And, for those die-hards who love the colder climates, join us during our winter months for miles of fun snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing…don’t forget the sleds! As we mentioned, Spring Green has something for everyone – our award winning cheese factories (Cedar Grove Cheese located in Plain, WI) is one of the best. Visit our wonderful art galleries, or shop the more than 20 plus stores in Spring Green searching for that unique gift, or dine at the many restaurants and taverns that can be found along the downtown area and outskirts of Spring Green. Do you like live music? Maybe a toe tapping evening is in order when you catch a concert at the Sh*tty Barn, most Wednesday nights. Funny name-great music! Don’t let the name fool you…the music is amazing. Go to shittybarnsessions.com for the 2017 lineup. This is a ticketed event so get your tickets early. Another fun venue is “Locals Night at The Shed,” and “no” you don’t have to be a local to enjoy this outdoor music venue. This is a great way to take in downtown Spring Green as you enjoy a cold one relaxing in the Post House Garden listening to great music! For additional music venues, put on by some of the most talented people in the music industry go to springgreen.com and checkout the 2017 Events Calendar. And when you are ready to relax, sit back and enjoy the quiet beauty of the River Valley, book ahead and schedule your stay at one of our many family-owned motels, inns, resort, or bed & breakfasts. The local hospitality and friendly nature of our establishments will put you at ease as we make your stay an enjoyable one. Also, don’t miss out on the fun events and festivals that are held in Spring Green – Art Fair, Car Show, Fall Festival, and an entertaining Country Christmas – something for everyone in the family - go to springgreen.com and check out the events calendar. Enjoy Spring Green! 2017 SAUK COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE

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

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Wisconsin Dells’ Bar! Favorite Country

Happy Hour 3-6pm Monday - Friday

Featuring A Full Menu With Unique Twists On Nashville Favorites Plus A Cocktail Menu With Our Very Own Moonshine Concoctions! Check Out The Live Music Schedule On Our Website! www.boomtownsaloondells.com

103 W. Munroe Ave., Lake Delton, WI

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Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Reedsburg If you enjoy nature and the great outdoors, you will want to visit Reedsburg! Reedsburg is the trailhead to the scenic “400” State Trail, which can be enjoyed as a hiking, cycling, horseback riding or snowmobiling trail. Or, you may prefer a relaxing canoe ride on the Baraboo River, the longest free flowing river in the nation. We also have one of the Midwest’s most beautiful 18-hole public golf courses, numerous city parks along with great fishing and canoeing and a multitude of sporting and athletic events for both kids and adults alike. We also have two public swimming pools, brand new tennis courts, the Popple Nature Trail which is great for hiking, ball diamonds galore, an indoor hockey / skating rink and more. Another great stop in Reedsburg is the Reedsburg Area Historical Society’s Pioneer Log Village that 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 on Hwy. 33. The village features fully furnished log homes, a church, school, general store, post office, blacksmith shop, library and three museum buildings. The village is only open Saturday afternoons and by appointment, but it is well worth fitting into your schedule.

If you are looking for some fun in the sun during June, July and August, join us for: •

Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

Free Trail Weekend

Butter Festival

Run for the Butter

Buttertown Showdown

Lazy Beaver Canoe Race

Concerts in the Park

80 Team Little League Tournament

Freedom Fest

Run from the Cops 5K

Airing of the Quilts

Reedikulus Art Crawl

If you prefer to relax indoors, visit our bowling alley or multi-plex theater! 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, nice coffee shops and local eateries that are a great place to spend some time. 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!

Party In The Park

Farmers Markets

Community Wide Garage Sale

Heritage Day Rendevous Re-enactment

Spring into Reedsburg during March, April and May for events such as:

Bring the entire family to these featured December, January and February events:

Food Fair and Farmer’s Market

Vet Fest

Fire Department Spaghetti Supper

Plow Day

Reedsburg Uncorked (Downtown Wine Walk)

Community Wide Garage Sale

Opening Day of “400” State Bike Trail

Chicken BBQ and Historic Tours at Pioneer Log Village

Visit us in September, October and November for these outstanding fall events: •

Chamber Chicken BBQ

Wisconsin State Kids Pedal Tractor Pull

Fermentation Fest

Harvest Fest Craft Show

Holiday Open House Weekend

Holiday Cookie Walk

Living Windows

Frosty Fest

For more information about Reedsburg, please call us at 800 -844-3507, visit us at 240 Railroad Street or go to: www.reedsburg.org and check out our Calendar of Events. 2017 SAUK COUNTY VISITOR’S GUIDE

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Welcome To Reedsburg The Reedsburg area is a four season destination, perfect for a weekend trip or a great day trip for people visiting the area. Located less than 15 miles from Wisconsin Dells, Circus World Museum, Ho-Chunk Casino, Mid-Continent Railway Museum, the International Crane Foundation, Devil’s Lake and Mirror Lake State Parks and Interstate 90-94, and less than 30 miles from the House on the Rock and American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Reedsburg is the connecting hub in the center of Wisconsin’s busiest tourist area.

KOENECKE FORD 2 miles West of Reedsburg on Hwy 33

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schoolhouse and 3 Museum buildings featuring Reedsburg area’s settlers, pioneers and ancestors. Located on 52 wooded acres - 3 miles east of Reedsburg on Hwy 23/33

Annual Chicken BBQ May 28th

Serving at 11 until sold out! Memorial Day to Labor Day: Open Saturdays 1 – 4pm Sept. to Oct. 20th: By appointment only.

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Community Pharmacy Open Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm • Sat 9 am - 1 pm • Sun 9 am - noon

Located in a “Victorian House”

Located in Prairie Commons, in front of Target

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SAUK PRAIRIE SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Professional Dog Training Cat, Dog, Exotic Boarding

Sauk Prairie Small Animal Hospital and Shamrock Pet Resort Prairie du Sac, WI

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Exceptional Care by People who Care

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Bar opens at 4 pm. Dinners served at 4 pm. 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 Weekday $10.00 Full Dinner Deals

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600 W. Chestnut St. P.O. Box 442 Baraboo, WI 53913

baraboo.com 608.356.8333

240 Railroad St. P.O. Box 142 Reedsburg, WI 53959

reedsburg.org 608.524.2850

109 Phillips Blvd. Sauk City, WI 53583

saukprairieriverway.com 608.643.4168

101 E. Jefferson St. P.O. Box 3 Spring Green, WI 53588

springgreen.com 608.588.2054

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