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2019 FREE GUIDE

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WELCOME TO Public Trails ...................... 4 Rich History ...................... 8 River, Lakes and Waters ................... 12 Experience Nature ................... 14 Taste the County ................... 18 Calendar of Events ................... 24 Argyle ................... 26 Benton ................... 27 Belmont ................... 28 Blanchardville ................... 30 Cuba City ................... 32 Darlington ................... 34 Gratiot ................... 36 South Wayne ................... 36 Map ................... 37 Shullsburg ................... 38 Advertiser’s Directory ................... 40 Scan this code to take you to our Facebook page!

LAFAYETTE COUNTY It’s a wonderful life here in the dri�less region in Southwest Wisconsin. If you would like to come and visit us, it will be a pleasure to serve you! If you are looking for a li�le peace and quiet, a respite from the hustle and bustle of chao�c life, Lafaye�e County is just what you need to reenergize, reorganize and renew your spirit. Lafaye�e County has a rich history and played a significant role in the early beginnings of our state. Se�lers arrived in the early 1820s to mine the lead in the region. Early miners had no �me to build permanent homes so they clawed out hillsides resembling badger holes to make crude dwellings. Those original miners were the inspira�on for Wisconsin becoming known as the Badger State. Go Badgers! It won’t take long for you to discover that Lafaye�e County is farm country! We are the most agriculturally dependent county in the state. With many cheese factories, dairy farms, small vegetable and fiber producers, agriculture is the heart of many of our communi�es. If you are looking for outdoor recrea�on, Lafaye�e County has everything you can imagine. We have plenty of opportuni�es to enjoy nature from calm to thrilling! Hiking, bicycling, fishing, hun�ng, canoeing, swimming, ATV riding, horseback riding, cross country skiing and snowmobiling — all offer you a chance to relax and enjoy the beau�ful scenic countryside. For a more relaxing day, take a drive along the winding roads and enjoy a quiet moment with your camera, experience a birdwatching adventure, or take a hike in one of our numerous parks, such as Yellowstone Lake State Park. When you think of small towns and what they have to offer, think of caring people, great schools, community ac�vi�es and pride. Each of our communi�es in Lafaye�e County invests in our future. We support our seven school districts, local hospital and clinic and many churches. We take pride in our youth and believe in our rich history. We would like to share this wonderful small town life and natural beauty with you. Come and experience our small town culture. Meet the folks who make our communi�es great. Enjoy your stay in breathtaking Lafaye�e County. You’ll be glad you came! The Lafaye�e County 2019 Travel Planner was published by the Grant, Iowa, Lafaye�e Shopping News in conjunc�on with the University of Wisconsin Extension, Lafaye�e County. No part of this publica�on may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without the expressed wri�en consent of the University of Wisconsin Extension, Lafaye�e County and the Shopping News. Photo Credits: Dave Aus�n, Jeanne Black, Darlington Chamber, Abby Haas, Painted Light Studios, Cory Ri�erbusch, Anna Robbins and Weigel Dairy.

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PUBLIC TRAILS Equestrian Trails

Lafaye�e County is a dream des�na�on for horseback riding. Yellowstone State Park features miles of mowed trails as well as camping. Nearby, the Yellowstone Wildlife Area features approximately 30 miles of equestrian trails laid out over a 2,500 acre wildlife area that feature beau�ful landscapes and abundant wildlife. Call (608) 575-9288 for more informa�on. Several private ranches and saddle clubs offer trail rides, day camps, special rides and events in addi�on to boarding, farrier services, tack shops, rider training and equestrian centers. Saddle up!

Motorcycle Trails If you ride an iron horse, Lafaye�e County is as close to the old west as you can get in Wisconsin. Virtually every community in the county has a place to �e up and relax. New Diggings is home to the General Store and Anton’s Saloon — both Midwest des�na�ons for great bands, great rides and great people. The General Store is also a featured stop on Wisconsin’s Canon Run Route 66 for those riders looking to make their way across the en�re state. Each year, local clubs host special events and rides. The unique topography of the region provides breathtaking views, great curves and back-roads that will take you back in �me.

Biking Trails The back-roads of Lafaye�e County also offer something special for bikes with less horsepower. With fewer people and more hills, bicyclists will find the county a rewarding place to peddle.

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There are plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat along the way and lodging or camping for rest as you wind your way through the beau�ful countryside. Cycle Southwest Wisconsin provides some great ideas for loops to complete throughout the region, they can be found at www.cyclesouthwestwisconsin.com. New in 2018, the Mound View State Trail is now open as a bike and pedestrian trail. This trail links Belmont and the Pecatonica State Trail to the Rountree Branch Trail in Pla�eville. Please be advised that the Mound View State trail is non-motorized.

Scenic Trails You don’t need a bike, boat or horse to enjoy Lafaye�e County. Your car will do just fine. The scenery is wonderful year-round and each small community has something truly special to offer. Finally, if the mood strikes, you can hike the trails at Yellowstone Lake or take a walk down any of the “Main Streets” that make Lafaye�e County such a special place.

ATV and UTV Trails Lafaye�e County is home to the Cheese Country Trail and Pecatonica State Trail which make up over sixty off-road mul�-use miles. The trails meander throughout the county connec�ng towns and villages along the way. The Cheese Country and Pecatonica State trails are maintained by the

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PUBLIC TRAILS Tri-County ATV Club and its members. The Cheese Country trail connects Lafaye�e to Iowa and Green Coun�es, while County approved road routes for ATV/UTV’s link to Grant County and Jo Daviess County, IL making it easy to see the wonderful landscapes of the dri�less region. The mul�-use trails are open to Hiking, Biking, ATV’s, UTV’s, Snowshoeing, Horseback Riding, snowmobiling and more! Along the trails you will find beau�ful scenery including wildlife, rivers and ponds, wildflowers and farmland. You will also see all that our communi�es have to offer in area a�rac�ons, shopping, lodging, dining and recrea�on.

Snowmobile Trails During the winter months, trails pop up all across Lafaye�e County and the region; crisscrossing farmland, streams and roads alike. Our area snowmobile clubs sign, maintain and groom these trails so that snowmobilers can enjoy them throughout the winter months. The Cheese Country and Pecatonica State Trail both are used for snowmobilers throughout the winter and connect the en�re trail system, making miles and miles of meandering trails. T-Riders, Faye�e Sno-Goers, Hollandale Snow Dri�ers, Pla�eville Dri�busters, Blackhawk Riders, Argyle Ditch Bangers and Arthur Ariders all work diligently to maintain our winter trail system and work with area land owners to ensure that riders stay on marked trails. Travel Wisconsin let’s snowmobilers throughout the state know which trails are open and which are closed throughout the winter months. Be sure to check before riding: h�ps://www.travelwisconsin.com/ snowreport/snowmobile 

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RICH HISTORY Start your history lesson in Shullsburg at The Badger Mining Museum where you can get a glimpse of life through nearly 190 years of this historic community. Learn about Shullsburg’s more infamous stories too – like a daring bank robbery by Chicago mobsters in 1927. At the center of it all is a look back at the important mining industry with displays of minerals, mining equipment and a working replica of the Eagle Pitcher mine. Take a tour into an actual hand-dug 19th century mine. The museum is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. While in Shullsburg, be sure to spend some �me downtown on Water Street, a Na�onal Historic District and the unusual street names like Virtue, Judgement and Hope named by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, an Italian Missionary Priest. Fr. Mazzuchelli established many local parishes in fron�er Wisconsin and designed more than 24 churches and civic buildings. Just down the road in New Diggings, is St. Augus�ne’s Church, the only church that remains as he originally designed it. Built in 1844, this structure on the Na�onal Register of Historic Places has recently been restored. A memorial Mass is held annually on the last Sunday of August. St. Augus�ne’s is open Sunday a�ernoons from 1:00-4:00 p.m. from May 31 through September 30. For more informa�on call (608) 965-4517.

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In 1993, Pope John Paul II declared Fr. Mazzuchelli Venerable and began the process of possible recogni�on as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Mazzuchelli’s home and gravesite are located in Benton. While in Benton, visit Swindler’s Ridge Museum where you will find more mining ar�facts and a working diorama of a lead and zinc mine. Call (608) 776-8340 for open hours. Benton’s historic limestone water tower, built in 1900, served the community for nearly a century. It was placed on the Na�onal Register of Historic Places in 1999. The 1915 Schoolhouse Museum houses a


collec�on of early educa�on and alumni memorabilia. It is open on Labor Day and Memorial Day weekends, For more informa�on call (608) 759-3441. Travel to the northern part of the county to visit Belmont, home of The First Capitol Historical Site. It was here that in 1836 the first session of the legislature of the newly formed Wisconsin Territory met. The two buildings remaining from this 1836 session contain historical exhibits. The First Capitol Historical Site is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more informa�on call (608) 987-2122. Head over to Blanchardville and find a community nestled along the banks of the Pecatonica River. In 1848 a group of Mormons broke away from Brigham Young and se�led here. The river was dammed and a grist mill was built where Blanchardville Historical Society stands today. Discover more fascina�ng stories at their museum Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. un�l noon. Con�nue your journey through Argyle, the boyhood home of “Figh�ng Bob” LaFolle�e, who was elected Wisconsin’s Governor in 1900 and served as United States Senator from 1904 un�l his death in 1925. His home, the Saxton House, is being restored for future use as a museum. One of the oldest buildings is Partridge Hall, listed on the Na�onal Register of Historic Places (under the name Star Theatre). It retains its original storefronts, segmental arch windows, 6 over 6 panes and its unique bell shaped fascia. Blackhawk Memorial Park, just south of Argyle near the community of Woodford, is the site of the annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous commemora�ng an 1832 skirmish of the Blackhawk War. Save the first weekend of May for a trip back in �me. Re-enactors from all over the country take you back to the Fur Trade Era, Civil War and Pow Wows of pre-1840 Wisconsin with food, music, knife and hawk throwing and primi�ve shoo�ng compe��ons. The �ny village of Wiota was originally known as “Hamilton’s Diggings” a�er one

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RICH HISTORY of its founders, William “Billy” Hamilton, the youngest son of Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Secretary of Treasury. Billy was a miner and like so many other young men in the 1820s, he was anxious to have a share in the quick riches promised in lead mining country. The Fort Hamilton Historical Marker tells the story of how Captain Hamilton led an effort to construct a fort to house frightened se�lers. Hamilton’s stay in Wisconsin ended when news of gold and even greater riches beckoned them to California. We wind up our historical travels in the County Seat community of Darlington. Darlington is known as the “Pearl of the Pecatonica” because the Pecatonica River which flows through the town was for years a source for the produc�on of pearl bu�on blanks. Take a walk down Darlington’s Historic Main Street which is listed on the Na�onal Register of Historic Places.

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One of the buildings contribu�ng to that designa�on, The Driver Opera House, is undergoing a massive renova�on to restore this beau�ful historic building to its former glory; not only to honor the past, but also prepare for an even brighter future for Darlington and Lafaye�e County. Built in 1883 of Milwaukee Cream City Brick, the upper story was used for traveling theatre troupes, dances and musical performances, as well as a mercan�le on the lower level. The Opera House has been empty since 1951 and the building is in disrepair due to years of flooding that has damaged the infrastructure and stability of the building. A DNR flood proofing grant in the amount of $540,000 was awarded to help flood-proof the lower level and repair the damage. The historic quality of the building has been maintained — as original colors and facades were duplicated during Phase I of the project that was completed in 2018. The second phase of the project, which entails restoring the


The restored Driver Opera House after phase 1 is pictured to the right.

beau�ful upper story opera house, is es�mated to cost $1.5 million. This work can be completed by skilled cra�smen and others who can donate their �me and skills. The flat-floor opera house can accommodate almost any type of ac�vity, play or performance and will be fully accessible with an elevator. The restored Driver Opera House will help us con�nue the social, cultural and ar�s�c needs of Southwestern Wisconsin. Restoring the Opera House will strengthen tourism, support area business and enhance addi�onal revenue for the region! You can help us reach our goal by dona�ng money or pledging your support over two to four years. Mail your dona�on to The Driver Opera House, P.O. Box 62, Darlington, WI 53530. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/organiza�on/ DriverOpera-House-Restora�on. For more informa�on about the project and our Board of Directors and Ambassadors, visit our Facebook page or www.DriverOperaHouse.org. Ques�ons can be directed to info@driveroperahouse.org. The Driver Opera House is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organiza�on. Darlington also houses the central landmark of Lafaye�e County, the Lafaye�e County Courthouse, which holds the dis�nc�on as the only Courthouse s�ll in use in the United States that was funded by the estate of one man, Mat Murphy of Benton. The monumental limestone structure features a central rotunda with an elaborate dome and evidence of Johnny Depp’s visit to the Courthouse when it was featured in the 2009 movie “Public Enemies”. The Lafaye�e County Historical Society Museum is located in the Carnegie Building across from the Courthouse. It features the lives of early Lafaye�e County residents. You will find items from the Civil War as well as memorabilia from early businesses, farms, homes and schools and pain�ngs. The museum is open 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Darlington Depot Museum, filled with railroad ar�facts, tourist informa�on and railroad maps is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call (608) 7768340 for hours. Both museums are free but dona�ons are appreciated. 

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RIVERS, LAKES AND WATER Yellowstone Lake State Park is in the dri�less area of southwest Wisconsin. This 1,000-acre park, has a 455-acre lake, which offers visitors ample space to enjoy camping, swimming, fishing, boa�ng, hiking, biking and picnicking. In winter the park is open to ice fishing, snowmobiling and crosscountry skiing. Many of the campsites offer electricity hook up for those who prefer this convenience. There is an area of the lake that is a no-wake area, perfect for the canoe enthusiasts. Canoe, row boat and paddle boat rentals are available at the lake for those who do not have a canoe or boat. Yellowstone Lake is regularly stocked with game fish and offers premium fishing opportuni�es for those who enjoy fishing. Fishing license and trout stamp is required. Please review the fishing regula�ons for the lake to enjoy the best fishing experience.

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The Pecatonica River offers over 90 miles of gentle canoeing on both the east and west branches - the longest unrestricted flow of water in the state of Wisconsin. The water moves at 2½ miles per hour, occasionally dropping over small ripraps. The river meanders in large loops back and forth across a beau�ful broad valley and some claim that “Pee-ka-tol-a-ka” is the Winnebago word for “crooked river”. Scenic bluff s tower above some sec�ons of the river. It may be necessary to maneuver around and over occasional fallen trees which provide shelter for raccoon, muskrat, beaver, deer and a wide variety of birds that make their home along the river. It is not uncommon to see beaver cu�ngs along the bank; great blue herons gracefully rising from the water or a mother wood duck


hurrying her ducklings along. The Pecatonica yields its share of excellent game fish every year. The muddy banks are quite decep�ve, as most of the river bo�om is gravel. Ca�ish, walleye and occasional northern are the main game fish taken from the river. Many of the best fishing spots are accessible only by canoe. The Pecatonica River, whose name means “place of many canoes” starts in Iowa County and flows through Lafaye�e County into Illinois. The canoer will enjoy beau�ful scenic farm pastures, marshes and woods filled with many species of wildlife. The river will be a pleasant 2 day trip going through Lafaye�e County. Fever River is 29.4 miles long 28 feet average width 1.2 feet average depth base flow is 22 cfs (cubic feet per second). This is an enjoyable one day canoe ride. The Fever River is considered to be the best small stream for smallmouth bass fishing in the area. There is also 14 miles of public fishing easement along the river for more fishing enjoyment. Lake Joy, located outside of Belmont, WI, is a family owned and managed campground that has been a favorite summer getaway for more than 40 years. They provide a clean, relaxing, friendly environment for families and friends to enjoy �me together. The 60 acre private, spring fed lake is no-wake and provides swimming, boa�ng and some of the best fishing in this part of the state. 

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EXPERIENCE NATURE Barn Quilts

Grab your camera. Bring your binoculars. Take a leisurely drive throughout Lafaye�e County and enjoy spectacular views, with small towns nestled in valleys and winding tree-lined country roads that will weave you along rivers and beside wooded hillsides and farmsteads. You’re likely to see cows do�ng the fields, a sure sign that you’re in Wisconsin. Check out 65+ barn quilts featured on barns along the country roads – you can get a map showing loca�ons at www.Lafaye�eCountyWI.org/ Explore or stop by the courthouse for a copy.

Birding

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Lafaye�e County is a great place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of our feathered friends. Many people know that camping, hiking and hun�ng are big business. Many may not know that birds, bird watching and items related to birds are also big business. In fact, according to the “Market Analysis of BirdBased Tourism,” $41 billion dollars is spent annually on birding in the U.S. Darlington has been previously designated as a “Bird City” in Wisconsin. Make a stop at The Bluebird Nest Nature Center in Darlington. The Center features interac�ve interpre�ve displays relaxing to the Eastern Bluebird and other cavity-nes�ng birds, along with informa�on about threatened and endangered species and the general fauna and flora in the dri�less area. New to the area are the bird statues depic�ng na�ve birds of Wisconsin. These statues, created by David Oswald of Sparta, WI, can be found in communi�es across Lafaye�e County and were made possible by dona�ons from individuals and businesses; you can find eagles, blue herons, bluebirds, cardinals and more! If you would like to make


a dona�on for a bird statue, you can stop by The Bluebird Nest Nature Center which is open Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Camping There are many campgrounds throughout Lafaye�e County, some like Yellowstone Lake State Park, Blackhawk Memorial County Park and Lake Joy Campground, feature gorgeous lakes or rivers and wildlife habitats, others such as DAT Campground and Backyard Campground have camper and tent sites available for short or long term rental, Pecatonica River Trails Park and Wolf Creek Campground are both located right off the Cheese Country Trail and are perfect for ATVers throughout the warm summer months!

Rustic Roads Enjoy a scenic 7.5 mile drive along Rus�c Road 66 in the southwest corner of the county, located just off County W in the town of Benton. Look for an abandoned lead mine, complete with �n shacks, rusted ore buckets and piles of tailings. This stretch of road offers you a gorgeous drive, especially in autumn with a display of spectacular fall colors. While in this part of Lafaye�e County, you really should make a detour to Gravity Hill and experience something that defies common sense. Just a couple miles outside Shullsburg on County Road U, the highway plunges down a steep hill, across a low area and curves back up a steeper hill. Stop your car about three-quarters of the way down the first hill, just short of the 25 mph sign (the spot is also marked on the road) and shi� your vehicle into neutral. You will start rolling backward up the hill, gradually picking up speed. You have to be there to believe it.

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EXPERIENCE NATURE

Parks and Recreation

While driving through the county, stop for a bit and enjoy a leisurely hike or a picnic at one of our parks. Belmont State Park is located on County Hwy. G just northwest of Belmont. Belle Mont, French for “beau�ful mountain”, is clearly an appropriate name. The park includes picnic areas, hiking trails and playgrounds. In territorial days, the mound served as a landmark to guide travelers. One of the reasons Governor Dodge placed the First Capitol at Belmont was because it was easy to find in the uncharted Wisconsin Territorial wilderness. Yellowstone Lake State Park, located between Blanchardville and Argyle, is open year round. The park is host to many different species of wildlife, including whitetail deer, wild turkey, groundhog, fox, grey squirrel and co�ontail rabbit. There have been over 170 species of birds observed in and around the park. Bald eagles, osprey, common loon and the doublecrested cormorant visit the lake in the spring and fall during migra�on. Waterfowl of all kinds, including wood ducks, mallards and Canadian geese use the lake as a rest stop during their migra�on. Sandhill cranes have been observed in the park with their young. The great blue heron is a common resident seen wading in the shallows hun�ng for fish or frogs. And bats! Yellowstone Lake is the summer home to more than 4,000 li�le brown bats. Nature programs run throughout the summer months. Evening programs have many different topics, from bat houses, stars in the night sky, to prairie ecosystems and more.

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Near the State Park, you will also find the Yellowstone Wildlife Area, a 4,000-acre


property located in Lafaye�e County. The property consists mostly of rolling upland grass and agricultural fields, with sca�ered woods and old oak savannah. Find it on County Road F between Darlington and Blanchardville. The Yellowstone Wildlife Area offers many recrea�onal ac�vi�es including birding, cross country skiing (no designated trail), fishing - catch and release trout on Steiner Brook, hiking (no designated trail), Horseback riding - 30 miles of trails, hun�ng, snowmobiling, trapping, wild edibles/gathering and wildlife viewing. The Yellowstone Wildlife Area also includes a shoo�ng range, located in northeastern Lafaye�e County, it is owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and is managed in coopera�on with the Faye�e Sportsman’s Club. The shoo�ng range is open daily each week throughout the year, except for Tuesdays when the range is closed for use by state and local Law Enforcement agencies. There are no fees required for use of the range. Please abide by all the rules for use of the shoo�ng range. Safe shoo�ng prac�ces, courtesy to others, and li�er pick-up and disposal are everyone’s responsibility. Acts of vandalism, unsafe shoo�ng, and viola�on of any of the other rules listed below will not be tolerated and may result in restricted hours of opera�on in the future. Please cooperate to keep this range safe, open and free to the public. When you’re in the Yellowstone Park neighborhood, drive into Argyle and visit the Erickson Wildlife Area. You can enjoy a variety of se�ngs, including open water, wetlands, Pecatonica River frontage, big oak trees, woodland, rock outcrops and grassland. Wildlife is abundant! Cranes, songbirds, turtles, frogs, fox, bu�erflies and fish call this special place home. And there are plenty of wonderful wildflowers, grasses and trees! The area is open to the public throughout the year for non-motorized uses like hiking, birding and wildlife viewing, fishing, hun�ng, trapping and skiing. Six miles south of Argyle off County Rd Y is Blackhawk Memorial Park. Situated alongside the Pecatonica River, you will find a picturesque 120- acre park where you can camp, hike, canoe and fish. Take plenty of �me to enjoy the beauty on your travels through Lafaye�e County… it is picture postcard material. 

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TASTE THE COUNTY: Lafaye�e County is farm country – the most agriculturally dependent county in the state. From large scale dairy farms to small family homesteads, agriculture is the lifeblood of the county. With dairy farmers se�ling in Lafaye�e County, the cheese factories followed next and within our county borders you can find some of the best cheese in the country! World Champion Cheeses that are featured all over the world, are made right here in Lafaye�e County. We have a plethora of cheese varie�es for you to try including French, Finnish, goat, Mexican and of course Swiss inspired cheeses. Our specialty cheese producers go above and beyond to create a product that you will awaken your taste buds and leave you yearning for more. With farmers, also comes farmers markets and roadside stands; a truly unique way to try a variety of homemade and homegrown goods right where they are made. Our villages and ci�es offer farmers markets throughout the summer that feature local producers. Honey, tomatoes, flowers, squash, pies, pumpkins, sweet corn, potatoes, eggs, soap, jams and jellies can all be found at our local market stands.

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TASTE THE COUNTY: Keep your eyes peeled as you travel our winding roads for our many roadside stands that pop-up throughout the region; it’s hard to find produce as fresh and flavorful as the varie�es you will find there. Our local pubs and restaurants have all found ways to incorporate Lafaye�e County ingredients into their menus. From cheeseburgers featuring our many cheeses and local meats to deep fried cheese curds that are hand ba�ered and deep fried with a secret recipe that you won’t find anywhere else and even specialty pizzas, wraps and soups; you won’t go wrong no ma�er where you stop for a bite to eat in our li�le county.

The Amish Community Lafaye�e County is home to a small popula�on of Amish families that you may

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TASTE THE COUNTY: see with their signature black, horse-drawn buggy traversing across the county. This community is known for their home grown produce, gorgeous flowers, fresh baked goods and carpentry skills. Throughout the county you may no�ce several signs at the end of driveways indica�ng “fresh eggs”, “greenhouse now open” and “fresh baked goods daily”. Since the Amish community do not use electricity or phones, this is their way of adver�sing and invi�ng the public to their homesteads to purchase their products. Because of the growing interest in the Amish community, we have reached out to them so we could help educate the public on their way of life and let everyone know that they love visitors! Amish Common Courtesies: No Sunday sales, this is the Amish community’s day of worship and all shops are closed. Check or Cash only. Please make sure to bring proper payment as they do not accept credit cards. No pictures please. The Amish do not allow their pictures to be taken, leave the camera in the car.  Many Varieties of Cheese and Spreads Fantastic, Fresh, Squeaky Cheese Curds Artisan Cheese & Our Specialty Baked Cheese

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FUN IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

Lafaye�e County knows how to unwind. We have some very unique events that take place each and every year in our communi�es. Take a look at the calendar below to schedule your visit during one of our annual events!

February

Weekend in Splinter Park, Cuba City at 7 pm

10 Annual Yellowstone Lake Fish-a-ree at Yellowstone Lake State Park, Argyle, WI

15 La Folle�e Days A celebra�on of Argyle na�ve, Robert “Figh�ng Bob” LaFolle�e, call 608.439.5783

MAY 4-5 YFC Bloody Lake Rendezvous at Blackhawk County Park, Woodford WI 11 Cinco de Mayo and Fiesta La�na at Darlington Fes�val Grounds. Wisconsin’s Best La�n Fes�val with Mariachi bands, cultural dances, all day entertainment and authen�c food. Call 608.776.3067 or visit cincodemayowi.org

June 1 Crusin’ Shullsburg Car Show featuring over 150 vehicles on Water Street, Shullsburg 6-9 Annual Canoe Fest at the Fes�val Grounds in Darlington with canoe races, duck races, carnival, food vendors, baseball tournament, cra� fair, car cruise, music concerts, talent show, fireworks, grilling compe��on, road run and a huge parade on Sunday at 1:30pm. Visit darlingtoncanoefest.com 14-15 21st Annual Power Pull

16 Father’s Day Chicken BBQ at McKellar Park, Blanchardville, WI from 11am2pm 29 80th Annual Fish Fry Celebra�on in Argyle, WI with duck races and street dance, call 608.543.3525

July 3-4 An Old Fashioned July Fourth Celebra�on in Shullsburg, WI. Home Town Throw Down, call 608-9653128 4 Fourth of July Parade on Water Street, Shullsburg, WI at 10:30am. The area’s largest parade! 10-14 Lafaye�e County Fair at Lafaye�e County Fairgrounds, Darlington with youth exhibits, grandstand events, music, racing, carnival rides, tractor pulls, food vendors, cra� vendors, animal shows, animal auc�on and more! An all day fun family tradi�on! Visit lafaye�ecountyfair.org

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14 Cruis’n Wisconsin Car Show McKellar Lower Park, Blanchardville

August 17-18 Pec Jamm Music Fes�val at McKellar Lower Park, Blanchardville, WI 21 Cruis’n Night Downtown Blanchardville in Ryan Park 31 Annual Cruise Night Car Show at Good Fellas Tavern, Argyle, WI from 5-8pm, call 608.543.3606

September 1 Benton’s Annual Labor Day Events on Main Street with parade at 10:30am, pasty dinner, bingo, cra�s, kids games, duck races, food stands, music all a�ernoon with street dance to follow 6-8 Pecatonica Valley An�que Days at Lafaye�e County Fairgrounds, Darlington with two days of flea markets, an�que tractors and machinery displays 7-8 Thunder Bridge Fly Wheelers An�que Tractor and Old Engines Power Show at Argyle Legion Park with tractor pull, music and more, call 608.426.0250


9-15 105th Annual Belmont School and Community Fair at Belmont Schools and grounds with parade, free admission to carnival, kids games, musical entertainment, exhibits, livestock shows/auc�on, car show, tractor and garden tractor pulls, horse show. Call 608.762.5600 during fair week or visit belmont. k12.wi.us/community/ belmon�air.cfm

October 5 Cheesefest in Shullsburg with free entertainment, fun for kids, hayrides, arts and cra�s, food and refreshments. Call 608-4821859 or email jeffrussell74@ gmail.com 20 Fall Fes�val at St Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont, WI from 11am1:30pm. Serving ham and turkey and dressing dinner with carry-outs available and featuring raffle and cra�s. Call 608.762.5446 or visit belmontwi.com 23 Witches and Wine on Main Street, Darlington from 5-8:30pm with over 16 businesses having wine samples, holiday shopping savings and specials! Shop, drink, laugh and enjoy! Call 608.776.3067 31 Halloween Costume Contest in Belmont Elementary School Gym at 7pm with prizes awarded. Call 608-732-5254, email belmontlions53510@gamail. com or visit belmontwi.com

NOVEMBER 10 Fall Dinner at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Belmont from 10:45am-1pm serving Swiss steak dinner with carry-outs available and featuring a raffle and bake sale. Call 608.762.5146 or visit belmontwi.com 23 Small Business Saturday Support your Lafaye�e County businesses on Shop Small Business Saturday and enjoy longer hours, various specials and discounts! 29-30 A Bit of Yesteryear Christmas and Tour of Homes on Water Street, Shullsburg. All day events with lighted Christmas parade. Call 608-482-1859 or email jeffrussell74@gmail.com

December 7 Christmas Parade and Fes�val on Main Street, Darlington, WI. Evening lighted Christmas parade with a visit from Santa in his Candy striped tent on the banks of the river. Christmas carols, hot chocolate, bonfires, and ligh�ng of the famous floa�ng Christmas trees. Fun for the whole family! Call 608.776.3067 7 Annual FFA Christmas Cra� and Toy Train Show at Argyle Public School with arts and cra�s vendors, food vendors, model trains and toy tractors, call 608.543.3314

Lafayette County Speedway Lafaye�e County Speedway, located in Darlington, Wis. has a 70-year auto-racing legacy. The slightly banked three-eighths mile clay track has been in existence since the 1950’s. Facili�es can comfortably seat 3,000 fans. Racing begins each April and con�nues into August, with a full weekly schedule, including several large specials throughout the season. More than 600 people a�end the dirt track races each week to watch five to seven classes race. Hot laps begin at 6:45pm and racing starts shortly a�er 7:00pm. Two family nights occur, one in May and one in August. Each of those events feature more than 100 giveaways for the children. The speedway also offers a $25 family pass during each weekly race program. Learn more about the 60-plus drivers, the summer schedule and more by visi�ng lafaye�ecountyspeedwaywi. com.

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ARGYLE Nestled into the hills of the northeastern corner of the county, is the community of Argyle, the gateway to Yellowstone Lake State Park and the boyhood home of “Figh�ng Bob” La Folle�e. The Pecatonica River flows through the heart of Argyle, offering opportuni�es for fishing, canoeing and boa�ng. You will find three maintained fishing areas, which include community boat landings, a sheltered picnic facility and a handicapped fishing area. Stop in for refreshments at the local pubs and restaurants, browse through several local downtown shops and get acquainted with some of its 850 friendly residents. Argyle is ideally suited for bicycling with spectacular views along winding, tree-lined roads. Nearby a�rac�ons include the Toy Train Museum, the Erickson Wetlands, Yellowstone Golf Course, the Rod & Gun Club and the Cheese Country Trail. For more informa�on on these and other ac�vi�es, check online at argylewi.org.

www.argylewi.org Argyle Rod & Gun Club Events January - November, Last Sunday of Each Month from 9am-4pm May - September, Wednesdays Nights Open Shoots Memorial Day, 50 Bird Spor�ng Clay Shoot from 10am-3pm July 13 Pheasants Forever Shoot Labor Day Trap, Skeet and Spor�ng Clay Shoot Call 608.543.3986 for more information

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Argyle Community Fun! APRIL 7 FFA Consignment Auc�on at Public School, 608.543.3318; Pancake Breakfast at Argyle/Adams Fire Department, 608.543.3525 Saturdays June 1 & 15, July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17, September 7 & 21, October 5 & 19 Argyle Outdoor Market from 9am-1pm on State Street across from GoodFellas with many vendors, 608.543.3113 JUNE 7-8 Community Garage Sales, 608.543.3525 JUNE 15 Father’s Day Pie/Cake Sale at FNB Community Room from 9-11:30am, 608.558.8464 JUNE 29 Lions Club Fun Run, 608.574.6598; Booster Club 17th Annual Golf Classic at Yellowstone Golf Course with prizes, awards & raffles, 608.214.3564 AUGUST 3 Mud Volleyball Tournament at Legion Park with food & refreshments, 608.558.4760 SEPTEMBER 28 Homecoming Celebra�on with parade at noon and game at 2pm, 608.543.3314 NOVEMBER 2 Chunky Monkey Walk/Run, 608.214.0848 NOVEMBER 2-16 Silent Auc�on Gi� Baskets at FNB Community Room, 608.558.8464 NOVEMBER 3 Norwegian Supper at Yellowstone Lutheran Church from noon– 4pm with rommegrot, klub, lefse and more, 608.543.3088 NOVEMBER 16 Bake Sale at FNB Community Room from 9-11:30am, 608.558.8464 DECEMBER 6 Welcome the Holidays at American Legion Park from 6-8pm with Annual Ligh�ng of the Holiday Tree, 608.543.3113 DECEMBER 7 Cookie Walk at EMS Building, 7-11am; Lions Club’s Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, 608.574.6598; Christmas Ligh�ng Contest, 608.543.3113


Join the Fun at Our Labor Day Street Dance and Celebration! — Since 1897 —

The community of Benton, with its gently rolling hills, lazy streams and fer�le soil is steeped in the tradi�ons and culture of the early Wisconsin lead mining industry. Situated in the southwest corner of the county and bordered on all sides by open land and farm fields, it is just a stone’s throw from the bordering states of Iowa and Illinois. The Fever River meanders past the eastern boundaries of the village and flows to Galena, Illinois, where it emp�es into the Mississippi River. In addi�on to small businesses located in Benton, the village has developed an industrial park that is ready, along with almost 1,000 residents, to welcome business and industry to the community. Benton is the place to be on Labor Day Weekend. The town overflows with people for a Labor Day tradi�on — 123 years in 2019! Ac�vi�es include a chicken barbecue, dance, parade, midway rides, music, games, cra� fair, duck races, pasty dinner and raffle. Find more informa�on about Benton at bentonwi.us.

Benton Community Fun! Steak Feed at VFW Hall Second Saturday of Each Month JANUARY - NOVEMBER from 4:30-7pm FEBRUARY 16 Soup & Sandwich Supper at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 237 E. Main, Benton, WI from 4:30-7:00pm including a variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Adults $7, 5-12 $3.50 and under 5 Free APRIL 3 Spaghe� Supper at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 237 E. Main St., Benton, WI from 4:30-7:00pm. Adults $7, 5-12 $3.50 and under 5 Free

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BELMONT

With two mounds nearby, it is easy to understand how Belmont came by its name Belle Monte, French for “beau�ful hill.” The village of Belmont today is a few miles from its original loca�on when it was the first capitol of the Wisconsin Territory. Be sure to take a trip out to this Wisconsin State Historic Site for a flashback to what fron�er Wisconsin looked like. Belmont is home to two French specialty cheese factories that produce brie, camembert and feta that is distributed worldwide. It also boasts one of the area’s largest greenhouse opera�ons. With direct access to the four lane highway, Belmont is one of the fastest growing communi�es in southwest Wisconsin. The Belmont School and Community Fair, Wisconsin’s oldest (and s�ll free) is held the second weekend a�er Labor Day. It includes a livestock show, carnival, kid’s games, horse show, parade and dance. More Belmont informa�on is always available at belmontwi.com.

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MARCH 30 Fish Fry at the Sports Page from 5-8pm, 608.762.5305 APRIL 13 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Elementary School from 9-11am with cra�s, games, prizes, donuts and juices, 608.762.5580 MAY 19 Pancake Breakfast at Fire Sta�on from 7:30am-noon, 608.762.5715 MAY 26 Annual Dance at Fire Sta�on from 9pm-1am, 608.762.5495 MAY 30-31 Annual Community-Wide Garage Sales from 8am-?. For more informa�on email, BelmontLions53510@gmail.com AUGUST 22 Ice Cream Social from 5-7pm. Serving BBQ, brats & ice cream featuring a talent show, 608.762.5472

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Belmont Community Fun!

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SPENSLEY FEED SALES, INC.

Feed • Ingredients • Premixes Custom Mixes • Liquid Feed Sales 425 N. Mound Ave., Belmont, WI Call Dave and Phil Spensley at (608) 762-5143

NOVEMBER 23-30 Christmas Tree Sales at Poller’s Parlor Yard from 10am-5pm, 608.762.5393

CUSHMAN’S GREENHOUSE

DECEMBER 7 Holiday Party with Santa Claus at High School Cafeteria at 9am with cra�s, ac�vi�es, cookies, milk, face pain�ng, reindeer games, music and movies, 608.732.5254 DECEMBER 8 Ecumenical Christmas Cantata in United Methodist Church at 7pm with punch and cookies following performance, 608.762.5472 Visit belmontwi.com for updated informa�on.

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DECEMBER 1-22 Christmas Tree Sales at Poller’s Parlor Yard from 10am-5pm, 608.762.5393

“The Grower With Roots’’

Steve and Del Rae Cushman

Poinsettias, Perennials, Annuals, Hanging Baskets & Vegetables

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NOVEMBER 24 5th Annual Tree Ligh�ng at Leahy Memorial Park from 5pm-? featuring caroling and fellowship with cookies and hot cocoa, 608.762.5142

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OCTOBER 2 Soup & Sandwich Supper in Community Building from 4-8pm featuring soups, sandwiches, bars, and beverages with carry-outs available, 608.762.5114

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BLANCHARDVILLE

Blanchardville is home to plenty of live music, an incredibly user-friendly park, a huge public swimming pool and a modern and an aesthe�cally pleasing campground area situated in an oak tree-canopied park.

Visitors may ‘cast a line’ and perhaps ‘land a lunker’ while fishing in the sparkling waters of the Pecatonica River, the waterway that splits the village in half and which offers spor�ng and recrea�onal opportuni�es! Sportsmen love the ample loca�ons from which to fish from shoreline vistas up and down the ‘Pecatonica’ and within the village-proper and tourists can also enjoy ‘pu�ng-in’ or taking-out’ their kayaks, canoes and inner tubes! Community event organizers in the village are known far and wide for hos�ng a bevy of summer�me entertainment, dining and spectator-friendly opportuni�es for visitors of all ages, as well as offering a fresh vegetables/fresh produce, diverse selec�on ‘farmers market’ on rota�ng Saturday mornings! Opportuni�es range, for example, from �ny tots ‘wading’ and u�lizing the shallow side of the famed McKellar Park sloped swimming pool, to senior ci�zens enjoying an old fashioned waltz or polka at the many ‘Music In Ryan Hotel Park’ summer music series events taking place on an ‘Every-Other-Wednesday’ night rota�on on bustling Main Street! Blanchardville has, historically, been referred to as ‘The Gem of The Pecatonica’ by many across

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2019 EVENTS


JUNE 15 Blanchardville Firemen’s Dance from 6-10pm at Fire Sta�on, Mason Street SEPTEMBER 21 Pecatonica Homecoming & Alumni Parade in Blanchardville. NOBODY does Homecoming like Blanchardville! DECEMBER 6 Holiday On Main Downtown in Ryan Park Farmer’s Market JUNE 8 & 22, JULY 13 & 27, AUGUST 10 & 24, SEPTEMBER 14 & 28 OCTOBER 12 & 26 from 9am-1pm Ryan Park, Blanchardville, WI Music In the Park JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31 Every Other Wednesday from 6:30-8pm Ryan Park, Blanchardville, WI

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Blanchardville Community Fun! MARCH 3 Blanchardville Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Building at 7am

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Remember, Blanchardville is not only a popular tourist des�na�on for those u�lizing the nearby Yellowstone Lake State Park, but Blanchardville’s many businesses serve as an obvious stopping-off point to ‘stock up’ on supplies before heading to the park - and as a day and evening dining and entertainment des�na�on while camping! *See event pos�ngs at: blanchardville.com

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Wisconsin as the community that’s uniquely known and situated as ‘In The Heart of Four Coun�es!’ A�er all, Blanchardville is located in both Lafaye�e and Iowa coun�es and the nearby Green and Dane county lines are only steps away, making Blanchardville one of southern Wisconsin’s most diversified geographical des�na�ons!

Emberson’s Market is a full-service grocery store.

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CUBA CITY The City of Presidents While driving down Cuba City’s award-winning Main Street, stop at the Presiden�al Caboose downtown and inspect the Presiden�al Shields which adorn the retro-style light poles in honor of all 45 U.S. Presidents. Main Street is “An�que Avenue” Cuba City won the 2017 Wisconsin Main Street Award for its recent downtown revitaliza�on. An�que Avenue in Cuba City, WI is home to over 35,000 square feet of unique an�ques and collec�bles ranging from architectural salvage to jewelry and primi�ves. Acclaimed Farm to Table Retailers “Made Fresh, Made Local” Weber’s Processing Plant and Retail Store opened in 1905 as a small butcher shop. From handcra�ed ham and bacon to aged hand cut steaks, Weber’s has garnered over 500 State and Na�onal Awards for its meat products. Small batches of fresh sausages and brats made daily. Gile Cheese is a na�onally recognized cheese maker that has been producing handcra�ed cheeses since 1946. Their Colby and Baby Swiss have won several Wisconsin State Championships and all of their products are sourced from a single dairy farm. Grant County’s Best Breakfast Nick’s Café recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and was also recognized as the Best of the Best in Grant County under the Breakfast category.

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Cuba City Community Fun!

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Community Market Third Wednesday of the Month MAY - SEPTEMBER from 3:30-6:30pm. at Veteran’s Memorial Park Each market features a wide range of produce, cra�s, food, services and family orientated events

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DARLINGTON

Darlington is an ac�ve community that knows how to have fun all year around. The Pop Factory Players provide theatrical performances that con�nue to draw crowds year after year. A taste of Old Mexico heats up for Cinco de Mayo on the first Saturday of May. The vibrant local Hispanic community leads the way with Mariachi bands, dancers in authen�c costumes, piñatas and games for the kids. For four days, over the second full weekend of June, the community goes a li�le crazy with the Canoe Fes�val, a summer party that packs in over 35 events, from stock car races, so�ball and volleyball tournaments, to kids’ shows, parade, fireworks and a memorable canoe race down the Pecatonica River, plus lots more. Music fills Darlington each Sunday evening in July during Tunes at Twilight. Relax under the shade trees of Veteran’s Park on Main Street and enjoy this summer concert series. The Annual Fall Fes�val and the Pecatonica Valley An�que Days are annual September events. On the first Saturday in December, Darlington hosts a lighted Christmas Parade on Main Street that ends with a visit from Santa on the banks of the River. Christmas carols, hot chocolate, bonfires and the ligh�ng of the famous floa�ng Christmas Trees make a picture perfect start to the holiday season. But don’t wait for a special event to visit…Darlington welcomes you any�me to come and enjoy a day, a week or a life�me.

Darlington Community Fun! APRIL 26 - 27 City Wide Garage Sales from 8 am-4pm with maps available SEPTEMBER 25 Lion’s Club Walk for Sight Challenge at Johnson Public Library FARMER’S MARKET Every Saturday Morning MAY - OCTOBER at Darlington Fes�val Grounds from 8am-noon with many local vendors, 608.776.3067 JULY 7 - 28 TUNES AT TWILIGHT Sunday Nights at Veteran’s Memorial Park from 6:30-8pm Relax under the shade trees and enjoy this evening concert series. Bring a lawn chair. Concessions available, 608.776.3067

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Located in the center of Lafayette County, Darlington is the County Seat. Its historic downtown, filled with shops and services, radiates small town charm and community pride.

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Built in the 1880’s, The Driver Hotel offers 5 quaint upstairs rooms in historic downtown Darlington, WI. Private bathrooms, charm, and memories await you.

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GRATIOT & SOUTH WAYNE Gra�ot Slow down and enjoy some �me in the small village of Gra�ot. With hassle free access to the Cheese Country Trail, along with camping and fishing, this is a great place to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of southwest Wisconsin. Wolf Creek Campground located on the Cheese Country Trail in Gra�ot offers electricity, water and a new bath house. Gra�ot firefighters host Fish Boils the last Saturday in April and the first Saturday in November. Their Annual Chicken Barbecue is always on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend, along with a great parade, music and ball games. More informa�on about Gra�ot is available at gra�ot.us.

South Wayne Originally called Collins, named a�er the local railroad superintendent, the railroad played prominently in the crea�on of South Wayne. The rail lines have now been replaced by the Cheese Country Trail, a mul�- use recrea�onal trail that brings thousands to enjoy the beau�ful country of southwest Wisconsin. Every summer, the community cuts loose with the Red Cracker Music Fes�val. The event con�nues to grow in size and dis�nc�on, a�rac�ng more and more people to the village during the final weekend in July. Visit Veteran’s Memorial Park in South Wayne. More informa�on about South Wayne is available at gra�ot.us. www.villageofsouthwayne.com.

Gratiot Community Fun!

APRIL 27 Fire Department Fish Boil Gra�ot at 5835 Sheldon Street from 5-8 p.m. with fish boil and raffles NOVEMBER 2 Fire Department Fish Boil Gra�ot at 5835 Sheldon Street from 5-8 p.m. with fish boil and raffles SEPTEMBER 2 Annual Chicken Barbecue along with a great parade, music and ball games.

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10 1. Wisconsin’s First Capitol Historic Site, County Hwy. G, 3 miles northwest of Belmont. 2. Lafaye�e County Historical Society Museum, 525 Main Street, Darlington. 3. Badger Mine and Museum, 279 W. Estey Street, Shullsburg. 4. Lafaye�e County Courthouse, 626 Main Street, Darlington. 5. Swindler’s Ridge Museum, W. Main Street, Benton. 6. Shullsburg Historic Water Street District, downtown Shullsburg. 7. Saxton House, State Street, Argyle. 8. Partridge Hall/Star Theatre, 200 S. State Street, Argyle. 9. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument, 500 block of Main Street, Darlington. 10. Point of Beginnings, Hwy. 80, south of Hazel Green. 11. Hazel Green, Hwy. 80. 12. Benton, Hwy. 11. 13. Shullsburg, Hwy. 11. 14. Darlington, Hwy. 23.

15. Prairie Spring Hotel, Hwy. 23, about 8 miles north of Darlington. 16. Fort Defiance Historical Marker, Hwy. 23 north, about 8 miles north of Darlington. 17. Belmont Mound State Park, Cty. Hwy. G, northeast of Belmont. 18. Blackhawk Memorial Park (Aka Bloody Lake), County Hwy. Y, north of Woodford, six miles south of Argyle. 19. Yellowstone Lake State Park, 8495 Lake Road, west of Argyle and Blanchardville. 20. UW-Pla�eville Pioneer Farm, located in northwestern Lafaye�e County, 29200 College Farm Road, east of Pla�eville. 21. Gravity Hill, Two miles south of Shullsburg on County U 22. The Big “M,” County Hwy. B, rural Belmont. 23. Belmont and Pla�eville Mounds, County Hwy. B between Belmont and Pla�eville. 24. Father Samuel Mazzuchelli Gravesite, Rectory and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 237 Main Street, Benton.

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SHULLSBURG Shullburg Community Fun!

FEBRUARY 9 Annual EMS Fundraiser at the Wheel In, Shullburg, WI, 608-574-7425 FEBRUARY 4 Emily Franz Memorial Scholarship Fun Night in Shullsburg, WI, 608965-3609 JULY 11, 18 & 25 AUGUST 1 & 8 Music in the Park at Badger Park with talented regional bands that perform in a beau�ful se�ng. Check it out on Facebook:Shullsburg Music in the Park or call 608-214-8836 OCTOBER 5 Fireman’s Breakfast in the Shullsburg Fire Sta�on at 9am; Friends of the Library Book Sale at Townsend Center NOVEMBER 2 Fireman’s Dance at Wheel Inn in Shullsburg, WI, 608-4821799

Shullsburg is Wisconsin’s 3rd oldest city and home to the states mascot, The Badger. Founded in 1827 it was the center of the early lead mining trade. Its downtown is renowned for its charm and restored buildings which represent many different architectural styles. The limestone High School, 8-acre Badger Park and two churches are popular stops for history buffs. However, Gravity Hill south of town is its most popular tourist des�na�on. Also, receiving a�en�on is the peculiar street names in the Northeast sec�on, all named a�er the virtues of life to live by; Peace, Truth, Happy, Friendship, etc. named by the venerable saint Father Samuel Mazzuchelli in 1844. Badger Mine and Museum located in Badger Park is the only hand dug primi�ve mine open to the public in existence. Today, it is a �ght-knit community with shops, eateries, lodging and services lining its downtown and with many events occurring throughout the year. It is home to Shullsburg Creamery, one of the largest cheese distributors in the na�on. Their Visitors Center located downtown can provide many details about this rich community.

Roll Uphill at Gravity Hill Approximately two miles out of town, Highway U plunges down a steep hill, across a low area and curves back up a steeper hill. Stop your car about three-quarters of the way down the first hill, just short of the 25 mph sign that announced the curve back up the other side. From here, U appears to drop considerably to the valley floor before rising again. Place the car in neutral and you will be rolling backward up the hill, slowly at first then faster and faster!

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211 W. Water St., Shullsburg, WI | 608.482.3369

38  Lafayette County, WI

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Visit Badger Mine and Museum in Badger Park located at the center of SW Wisconsin’s lead mining region and experience first hand the daily rou�ne of an 1850’s lead miner. During a guided tour, view the tools he used to extract his lead treasure from the earth and learn about his life in this early mining town. A separate experience geared for younger minds is on Saturday and Sunday. Children can learn about lead mining history and early Wisconsin life through hands on experiences and educa�onal games. For more informa�on visit www.badgermineandmuseum.com.

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Dining

ADVERTISER’S DIRECTORY

Annie’s Bar & Grill 300 Washington St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-3773 Lunch specials. Friday fish fry. Serving lunch & dinner. Close to the ATV trails. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-close. Husie’s Bar & Grill 211 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4085 Breakfast served Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-11 a.m. & Sunday, 7 a.m.-Noon. Lunch specials every Monday-Friday. Friday night fish, Saturday homemade pizzas & chargrill. Pool & music! Irma’s Kitchen P.O. Box 425, Milwaukee St., Argyle, WI (608) 543-3703 Home cooking, homemade pies & daily specials. Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.3 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Sundays. Lawrence’s Pub & Eatery Main St., Benton, WI (608) 759-4000 Daily specials, homemade soups & best homemade pizza around. Friday night fish specials & Saturday night prime rib. McCarville’s My Turn Pub 101 W. Commerce St., Belmont, WI (608) 762-6191 Fun atmosphere & great food! Lunch & nightly specials.On the ATV trail. Ask us about catering your next event. Rachel & Rays Pub & Grill 308 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4888 Monday-Thursday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sandwiches, appetizers & pizza. Sherrell Jean’s Diner 108 E. Monroe St., South Wayne, WI (608) 439-5567 Homemade cooking. Access to Cheese Country Trail. Open Monday-Saturday; Friday night fish fry. Closed Sundays. Sports Page 117 Commerce St., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5100 Nightly specials with drink specials. Banquet hall available. Watch sports games here. Located on the ATV trail. The Burg 134 W. Water St., Shullsburg, WI (608) 965-3700 A classic tavern & casual dining. Open daily at 11 a.m.

The Corner Pub & Deli Corner of 78 & 81, Argyle, WI (608) 543-3711 Full menu with fresh deli. Enjoy our patio. The Viking Café 210 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4327 Great home cookin’. Water Street Place 202 W. Water St., Shullsburg, WI (608) 965-3226 Thursday, Italian Night; Friday Fish Fry; Saturday, Steak Night. Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday mornings. Water Street Market & Cafe 133 W. Water St., Shullsburg, WI (608) 482-4075 Cafe, candy store & vintage store. Wheel In 344 Hwy. 11, Shullsburg, WI (608) 965-4455 Deli, homemade salads, pies & soup. Daily lunch & nightly specials. Entertainment on Friday & Saturday in Tiki Bar.

Health & Beauty Be Still & Know 123-A W. Ann St., Darlington, WI (608) 482-4260 Reiki Healing, Angel Card & Akashic Record Readings. Cuba City Family Dental 206 S. Jackson St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2111 Complete family dentistry - general & cosmetic. Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County 800 Clay St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-4466 Full service hospital for over 60 years. Nicole’s Salon & Wellness Center Argyle, WI (608) 543-3114 Full service salon, from hair to nails. Customer satisfaction is our specialty. Village Hair Design Hwy. 11, South Wayne, WI (608) 439-1410 Complete hair salon with cuts, perms & colors.

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Lodging

Driver Hotel 123 W. Ann St., Darlington, WI (608) 482-5339 Five quaint upstairs rooms in historic downtown with private bathrooms. Charm and memories await you. Hotel Blanchard 308 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4888 hotelblanchard@gmail.com Rooms overlook Main Street, two queen sized beds, refrigerator, coffee maker & smart TV in each room. Both rooms share the bathroom located in the hallway. Sand Berg Retreat, LLC 227874 Jericho Rd., Platteville, WI (608) 762-5569 The perfect getaway with a two and a half story fully equipped home away from home. Lots of quiet, scenic surrounds and amenities. Email sandbergprarie@yousq.net. Quality Inn & Suites 103 W. Mound View Ave., Belmont, WI (608) 762-6900 Free Wi-Fi, exercise facility, in-room coffee, indoor pool & whirlpool & free hot breakfast. Wolf Creek Campground County K, Gratiot, WI Water/electric sites, tent sites, modern shower & restroom with facility on site. Located directly on the ATV trail!

Services Ace Concrete, LLC 2499 Robert Homb Memorial Dr., South Wayne, WI (608) 439-5349 Quality concrete, decorative sidewalks, patios & driveways. See us for all of your concrete needs. Benton State Bank Benton & Shullsburg, WI Full service bank with locations in Benton, Tennyson & Shullsburg. “We are outstanding in our community.” Blanchardville CO-OP 401 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4293 We market petroleum products through delivery trucks with 3 stores in Argyle, Blanchardville & New Glarus.


Brunkow Construction Darlington, WI, (608) 776-3658 www.brunkowconstruction.com Call for an estimate. Building quality homes in the Tri-State Area for over 35 years. Dave’s Auto Body 102 W. Commerce St., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5140 Your personal & professional collision & restoration specialists. First Capitol Salvage R.R. 1, Box 72B, Belmont, WI (608) 762-5308 Processing all types of scrap! Now accepting E-waste. First National Bank of Darlington & Gratiot 245 Main St., Darlington, (608) 776-4071 5800 Philips St., Gratiot, (608) 922-6422 www.fnbdarlington.com Fritz’s Burner Service 180 W. Minerva St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-2123 Commercial, residential, new construction replacement. Heating, cooling, sales & service. Grant Equipment Hwy. 80 S. Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3517 Offering the most complete lines of agricultural equipment with expert product knowledge, flexible financing & quality parts. Nodolf Lumber, Inc. 102 E. Commerce St., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5161 15381 County Shop Rd., Darlington, WI (608) 776-4054 Lumber & building materials, mill work & treated lumber with delivery. Shopping News 11 Means Dr., Platteville, WI (608) 348-2374 or 1-800-236-2537 www.yourshoppingnews.com Delivered FREE every Tuesday or view online at www.yourshoppingnews.com. Spensley Feed Sales 425 N. Mound Ave., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5143 Feed ingredients, premixes, custom mixes & liquid feed sales. Weber’s Processing 725 N. Jackson St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-2159 Full service retail butcher shop. Grilling & picnic supplies & cheese. Fresh meat cut to order.

Shopping Brunkow Cheese Hwy. F, Darlington, WI (608) 776-3716 www.brunkowcheese.com

Cushman’s Greenhouse 25655 Schultz Ln., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5795 30+ years experience. The largest greenhouse in the tri-state area. Best selection for every season. Emberson’s Market 200 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-1441 A full-service grocery store with seasonal produce & a fresh deli. First Capitol Mini-Mart 423 N. Mound Ave., Belmont, WI (608) 762-5187 Friendly hometown service, gas, ATM, convenience store, just off the trail. Gile Cheese 116 N. Main St., Cuba City, WI (608) 744-3456 www.gilecheese.com J.A.C.E. Boutique & Gifts 211 W. Water St., Shullsburg, WI (608) 482-3369 Womens clothing, accessories & gifts. Junk & Disorderly Antiques & Other Treasurers 408 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-AGED (2433) Antiques, military items, vintage, crafts & collectibles. Closed Mondays. Main Furniture & Home 229 Main St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-2125 mainfurnitureandhome@gmail.com For all your furniture & home decorating needs. Marilyn’s 238 Main St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-3070 Fashionable clothing, exquisite jewelry, one-of-a-kind accessories & special cards. Mathy’s Ace Hardware 226 Main St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-3729 Sporting & hardware goods. Craftsman tools, camping supplies, rain gear & boots. Over 200 guns in stock! Mound View RV 769 W. Liberty St., Belmont, WI (608) 762-6957 or 1-866-825-4858 www.moundviewrv.com Sales, service, parts & accessories. Paint & Rust Merchantile 201 S. Main St., Blanchardville, WI (608) 523-4545 Paintandrustwi.gmail.com Home goods, gifts, events, custom signs & memorials. Pilgrims Pantry 3972 Old Hwy. 11, South Wayne, WI (608) 439-1064 Bulk food store & bakery with pies, breads, cookies & snacks. Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & closed Sundays.

Pins & Pieces Quilt Shop 208 Main St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-2116 Quality fabrics, tuxedo rentals & quilting classes. Roelli Cheese Haus 15982 Hwy. 11, Shullsburg, WI (608) 965-3779 or 1-800-575-4372 www.roellicheese.com Scott Implement 166 Mine Rd Platteville, WI 608-348-6565 AGCO/Massey Ferguson & New Holland Farm Equipment dealer serving the Tri-State area of Northwest Illinois, Northeast Iowa & Southwest Wisconsin. Shullsburg Cheese Store 210 N. Water St., Shullsburg, WI (608) 965-3855 www.shullsburgcreamery.com South Wayne Mart 210 W. St. Hwy. 11, South Wayne, WI (608) 439-5900 Convenience store on the ATV trail with maps & plenty of supplies. 24 hour express pumps.

Things To Do City of Shullsburg (608) 965-4424, ext. 221 www.shullsburgwisconsin.org Cole Acres Golf & Supper Club 7617 Cty. Rd. J, Cuba CIty WI (608) 744-2476 Golf course is open to the public. Cuba City Chamber (608) 744-3456 www.cubacity.org Darlington Chamber of Commerce 447 Main St, Darlington, WI (608) 776-3067 www.darlingtonwi.org The Happy Palette 125 W. Ann St., Darlington, WI (608) 726-0286 Inspired artsy experiences! Art gallery & art classes offered. Pecatonica River Trails Park 400 Washington St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-4970 www.darlingtonwi.org 32 free campsites along the Pecatonica River on the Cheese Country Trail. First come, first served. Lafayette County Historical Society Museum & Archives 525 Main St., Darlington, WI (608) 776-8340 lafayettehistorical@centurylink.net Tri-County ATVer’s Like us in Facebook www.tricountyatv.org

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Lafayette County Guide 2019  

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