August 15, 2020

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April 29, 2020 – April 30, 2020

Dairyfest 2020

Marshfield features its 39th annual Dairyfest with the theme #DairyStrong in 2020 and will be held at a soon-to-be-announced date. This is Hub City’s annual honor of the dairy industry! This community tradition has been providing fun for the whole family, during these “dairy-licious” days. The kick-off to the event is a Mayor’s breakfast held on Friday from 5:30-9:30 am at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. The celebration includes kids entertainment, food trucks, an interactive education exhibit “On the Moove”, a downtown parade, an old-fashioned picnic and movie in the park, cornhole tournament, and softball tournament. Later that day, an old fashioned Picnic in the Park is offered in Columbia Park. Pack your own picnic lunch or purchase food from both commercial vendors and non-profit organizations. Children’s games including a coin/candy hunt, children’s games, petting zoo, the civic band concert, and an outdoor movie in the park complete the evening.

Saturday is Family Fun Day at Dairyfest. Activities are jam packed, starting with the annual Cheese Chase (2K run/walk, 5K and 10K runs), which kicks off at 7:30am.

More Saturday activities include an arts/crafts show selling some of the Midwest’s finest treasures, a kids’ parade just prior to the grown-ups’ parade, a mesmerizing magic show, face painting, a petting zoo, inflatable fun for kids of all ages, and food booths galore to tempt everyone’s taste buds – and yes, much of it will be dairy-oriented! In fact, there will be FREE milk from 1-4pm.

Completing the weekend Dairyfest activities are a co-ed softball tournament, and the ACO Wisconsin State Cornhole Championships. This fun and lively championship match pits cornhole (“bags”) players from across the state to reign supreme in this fun and – not always so easy – game. The action is held in the Expo Building on the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, 512 E. 17th Street.

Dairyfest events take place in Marshfield’s Columbia Park, Wenzel Park, the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, and the Governor William Upham House.

Marshfield is nicknamed “Hub City” for being VERY centrally-located in the state and was hub for many early railroads. Today, you can reach Marshfield via U.S. 10 or Highways 13, 80 or 97. And while you’re there, check out the Blue Heron Brewpub, the shops and restaurants along Central Avenue, and more!

Marshfield Dairyfest Address:

Various locations around town, including the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
513 E. 17th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449

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Start: April 29, 2020
End: April 30, 2020
Venue: Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Phone: 715-387-1261
513 E. 17th Street, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States

December 14, 2019

A Pinecrest Christmas

A Pinecrest Christmas brings holiday cheer to Pinecrest Historical Village, a beautiful and attractive 19th century village featuring actual historic – and generally relocated – original Manitowoc County buildings. A Pinecrest Christmas takes place Saturday, December 14th with a ton of events.

Help decorate the tree with the Sorenson family and participate in their holiday traditions. Head on over to the Print Shop to learn the art of printing while making your own holiday cards! In the Two Creeks Town Hall, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. While the kids visit Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, adults can shop for unique gifts in the Museum Store. Pinecrest Village is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season!

Kids can enlist in the American Junior Red Cross, print their own postcard, view the latest camera technology, and more! Check out the historic buildings too, from an original bank, tavern, and schoolhouse to a town hall – all originals from around Manitowoc County.

Pinecrest Historical Village will be trimmed for the holidays, and wood-fired stoves will beckon with the promise of warmth and good cheer. Be sure to meet their 20th-century Santa and his reindeer for your one-of-a-kind holiday photo from noon to 2 p.m.

Timed Performances for A Pinecrest Christmas, at Niles Church:

Lincoln Singers, Noon – 12:30 pm
Mishicot Soundwave, 1pm – 2pm
Baked goods, hot cider, and hot chocolate will be for sale, in support of youth education programs. The Museum Store will offer historically themed gifts for all ages.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free

To get to Pinecrest Historical Village, follow County JJ west from I-43 and U.S. 10/Highway 42 (Waldo Drive) about six miles. Or follow County S to JJ north from US 151 just east of Valders. And of course, there’s plenty to explore in Manitowoc and Two Rivers, and throughout Manitowoc County any time of year!

Address for A Pinecrest Christmas:

Pinecrest Historical Village
924 Pinecrest Lane
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 684-4445

A Pinecrest Christmas

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Start: December 14, 2019 11:00 am
End: December 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Venue: Pinecrest Historical Village
Phone: 920-684-4445
800 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc, WI, 54220, United States

October 12, 2019

Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day

Hudson was the last Wisconsin stop for westbound travelers on the iconic Yellowstone Trail. The city celebrates 107 years of history for the Trail on Saturday, October 12th this year with Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day.


The year was 1912 and the auto was gaining popularity. It wasn’t uncommon for horse drawn wagons to share potholes with the automobiles that also traveled the country roads and passed through everything the horses left behind.

A few ambitious folks got together and decided to connect county roads which resulted in the first transcontinental road – The Yellowstone Trail. From “Plymouth Rock to Puget Sound!”

Check out Hudson on October 12th for family fun around town with a Vintage and Class Car Show, Cemetery Walk, Pie and Ice Cream Social, Children’s Activities and a drive on the Yellowstone Trail!

Other activities planned include a Car Show, Children’s Activities, a Pie & Ice Cream Social at First Baptist Church, Historic Downtown Hudson Walking Tours, Cemetery Walk @ Willow River Cemetery, Octagon House Tours, Ciranda Garden Fair, Non-Profit Community Fair, Coco’s Heart Rescue, and more. Check out their website for details.

The Arch in Hudson, where Yellowstone Trail Day takes place.
Looking back at downtown Hudson under the arch that welcomed travelers to and from the original Yellowstone Trail Bridge over the St. Croix River.

Hudson is right along U.S. 12 (which follows portions of the original Yellowstone Trail) and Highway 35. I-94 runs along the south side of town, and Highway 64 is just a few miles north. Check out this beautiful city on the St. Croix River, and for great waterfalls and trails be sure to hit Willow River State Park nearby!

Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day Address:

Various locations in downtown Hudson
Hudson, WI 54016
(715) 386-8411

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Start: October 12, 2019 10:00 am
End: October 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Hudson
Phone: 715-386-8411
502 2nd Street, Hudson, WI, 54016, United States
Cost: Free

August 8, 2019 – August 11, 2019

Chippewa Falls Sesquicentennial Birthday Bash Weekend

The beautiful city of Chippewa Falls celebrates its sesquicentennial this year – that means 150 years (to put it more simply!) and the city is celebrating all year long. The weekend of August 8-10 though, is the biggest party: the Chippewa Falls Sesquicentennial Birthday Bash Weekend!

You don’t have to be able to pronounce it, much less spell it, but you sure can celebrate it as we mark the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Chippewa Falls. There are four days of events for all to enjoy, many of which are free to the public!

Thursday & Friday, August 8 & 9:
THE SWAMPERS – “Today in the Valley” Heyde Center for the Arts/Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, 7:30pm each night
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Friday, August 9:
CF 150th Birthday Bash
FREE Concert at Riverfront Park Chippewa Falls
4:00p – 10:30p
Music | Food Trucks | Beer Tents | Fireworks

5:00p – 7:00p | Them Coulee Boys
8:00p – 10:00p | Phil Cook
10:15p | Fireworks

Chippewa Falls Pure Water Days and Riverfest
Saturday, August 10:
Pure Water Days Parade
1:00p – 2:00p

Riverfest at Pure Water Days!
FREE Event at Riverfront Park Chippewa Falls
2:00p – 8:00p
Music | Food Trucks | Beer | Antique Car Show | Kids Games | Inflatables | Kubb | Art | Crafts

Line Up:
2:00p – 5:00p | Contradiction
5:00p – 8:00p | Contingency

Chippewa Falls 150th Birthday Bash Pure Water Days Music Celebration at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Saturday, August 10 5pm-Midnight
Admission is $20 (Tickets), Parking is FREE
Food Trucks On Site, Leinie’s Beer Garden Open and Serving Beverages

Line Up:
8:00-10:00p | Arch Allies
10:30p | Chris Kroeze

Find out more about these events for the Chippewa Falls Sesquicentennial Bash here from GO Chippewa Falls!

Chippewa Falls is easy to get to! Freeway access via U.S. 53 or Highway 29 brings you in from the south, north, east, or west. A scenic ride along the Chippewa River from the northeast on Highway 178 is always a great drive, and Highway 124 (the old U.S. 53) also brings you in from the north via Highways 40 and 64. Following the old Yellowstone Trail brings you in, too!

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Start: August 8, 2019 7:30 pm
End: August 11, 2019 6:00 pm

July 25, 2019 – July 27, 2019

Hub City Days

Hub City Days logo

Marshfield is known as “Hub City” and its 15th annual Hub City Days celebrates the city’s heritage, present, and future. Check out a weekend of fun, including a big screen movie shown right on Central Avenue and the new Wenzel Family Plaza!

There are two Duathlons, one for kids and one for adults; Food & Craft Vendors, a 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament, a Pork Cook-Off, Martial Arts and Dance Demonstrations, and a Street Dance with live music.

Hub City Days train

Kid’s Duathlon, Hub City Days Duathlon, Food & Craft Vendors, Brew Fest, Car Show, Beer Garden, 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament, Pork Cook-Off, Amazing Rage Marshfield Edition, Martial Arts and Dance Demonstrations, and a Street Dance featuring a live band.

The Hub City Brew Fest will feature craft beers from all over Wisconsin and the Midwest! The Car Show will be right on Central Avenue (Historic Highway 13).

You can reach Marshfield via U.S. 10 or Highways 13, 80, and 97. It’s right in the center of Wisconsin, hence the name “Hub City”!

Hub City Days Schedule:

Thursday, July 25th

5:00 pm – Hot Time in the City
Join the kick off of Hub City Days!
•    Business After 5 hosted by Main Street Marshfield
•    BMO Harris Bank Parking Lot
•    Beer Garden and Cookout
•    Bean Bags & Free Throw Contest
•    Door Prize Giveaways

Friday, July 26th

•    Kids Duathlon
•    Movie on Central – starting at dusk.
•    Concessions available on Central’s 300 Block

Saturday, July 27th

7:00 am Hub City Days Duatholon at UW-Wood County
9:30 am Registration; 10am Start: Personal Development Center’s Amazing Race
10:00 am – ? Hub City Hoops – Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. City Hall Parking Lot
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Karate and Dance Demonstrations. 5th & Central
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Hub City Car Show. 100-400 Block
All Day: Beer Garden. 600 Block
All Day: Food Vendors
All Day: Choo-Choo Train Rides
12:00 pm Marshfield Area Pet Shelter – Dunk Tank. 6th & Central
12:30pm-4pm Brew Fest $25 in advance or $30 at the door. 600 Block
1 pm-3:30 pm Live Music on the Main Stage. 600 Block
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Central Wisconsin’s Got Talent Auditions. Pre-Registration Required. 6th & Central
7:00 pm-11:00 pm Street Dance featuring Johnny Wad on the Main Stage! 600 Block
7:00 pm-11:00 pm KLM Entertainment presents Electr-City from 7-11pm. Enjoy Electric Dance Music (EDM), Pop, and RAVE Music. Located in the Milwaukee Parking lot off of Chestnut & 5th Street.

Check out our State Trunk Tour Marshfield Podcast with Matt McLean, where we talk Hub City Days, the city and all the things to do and see in it, here or stream it below!

Marshfield Hub City Days 2019 poster


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Start: July 25, 2019
End: July 27, 2019
Venue: Downtown Marshfield
Phone: 715-387-3299
139 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States

June 15, 2019

Dairy Day at the MOOseum

The Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine in Fort Atkinson has its annual Dairy Day at the “MOOseum” Saturday, June 15th, 2019. It’s a celebration of all things dairy!

Learn about the dairy industry—both past and present—from the cow to the final products of cheese, yogurt, and milk. Booths featuring dairy-related businesses, groups, and dairy samples available throughout grounds and Museum.

Inga from PBS’ Around the Farm Table will be here to talk about dairy tourism and hold a cooking demonstration at 11:30 a.m.

This year’s Dairy Cook-off theme is grilled cheese sandwiches, and you can buy a grilled cheese sandwich from Jefferson County Agribusiness or a Root-breed float in honor of your favorite dairy breed for lunch!

Family friendly activities include as barn games, dairy trivia, and the Cow Parade, which gets “moooo-ving” at 1:30 pm.

In addition, the Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum will be open for visitors from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

You’ll find both in Fort Atkinson along U.S. 12 and Highway 89; Highways 26 and 106 also bring you to Fort.

Dairy Day at the MOOseum Address:

401 Whitewater Avenue (U.S. 12 & Highway 89)
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 563-7769

Start: June 15, 2019 11:00 am
End: June 15, 2019 2:00 pm
Venue: Hoard Historic Museum & National Dairy Shrine
Phone: 920-563-7769
401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538, United States

June 8, 2019

Sister Bay Roofing of the Goats Parade

Well, THIS is an interestingly-named event: the Roofing of the Goats Parade takes place in Sister Bay on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 10:30 am right along Highway 42.

All goats are invited to participate in the 7th annual Roofing of the Goats parade! Don’t have a goat? Then line up and watch the famous Al Johnson’s goats while they head down the streets to climb up onto the sod roof. They will be joined by many of their local Door County goat friends who will also be at the festivities. Goat costumes, goatees, Viking hats, and other creative endeavors are encouraged. The parade begins at the corner of Mill Road and Highway 42 in downtown Sister Bay, and goes a trot, kick and a leap down the road to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant. The parade culminates with the roofing of the first goats of the season at Al Johnson’s (weather permitting – the goats don’t go on the roof in rain or snow). The Goat Parade will be followed by Al Johnson’s 3rd Annual Goat Fest, located at Stabbur Beer Garden, next to the restaurant. Goat Fest will feature all day festivities including: live music, kid’s games, various beverages, great food, and a Swedish Pancake Eating contest. Other businesses throughout town will also be celebrating with specials.

Sister Bay Roofing of the Goats Parade

Returning this year is the Goat Drop Contest. You can help support the Northern Door Food Pantry and have some fun. With a purchase of a goat drop sticker, you will be entered in to win a Trek Fat Tire Cruiser bike from Husby’s and Flanigan’s Distributing, a $100 gift card from Al Johnson’s, or a Lunch and Farm Tour from Door County Creamery. Stickers will be placed on the street along the parade route. To win, a Goat must make a deposit on your sticker during the Goat parade. All proceeds will go to the Northern Door Food Pantry at the Sister Bay Baptist Church. Stickers will be available for purchase at the parade, or if you can’t attend you can still join in on the fun and purchase your stickers online. You do not need to be present to win! Buy your stickers HERE.

Parade line up begins on the southeast corner of Highway 42 (N. Bay Shore Dr.) and Mill Road, and begins at 10:30 a.m. Don’t be late…the goats walk fast!

After the parade, Goat Fest at Al Johnson’s will begin, and includes Live Music, Kids Games and Crafts, a Swedish Pancake Eating Contest and more.

Sister Bay Roofing of the Goats Parade Address:

Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik
10698 N. Bay Shore Road (Highway 42)
Sister Bay, WI 54234
(920) 854-2626

Al Johnson's in Sister Bay is unmistakeable as you drive by.

Start: June 8, 2019 10:30 am
End: June 8, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Al Johnson's Swedish Butik
Phone: 920-854-2626
10698 N. Bay Shore Road, Sister Bay, WI, 54234, United States

June 7, 2019 – June 9, 2019


Copperfest, June 7-9 2019

Copperfest celebrates Wisconsin’s “Copper Country” in Oconto, and this year Copperfest is celebrating 37 years! Come join the fun on June 7, 8 and 9, 2019.

Copperfest paradeGreat music will includes performances by Subject 2 Change, Pretty Naughty, Spitfire Rodeo, Johnny Wad, and Aaron Socha Livewire.

Grilling enthusiasts Mad Dog & Merrill are back, plus Duke Otherwise, Brayson’s Bouncers, Cassady’s Critters, UTL wrestling, a trout pond, horseshoe tournament, fireworks, children’s games, and much more!

The Artist Village with roughly 120 artists and crafters from all over the state runs Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm.

The Car Show takes place Saturday 10am-4pm. It’s a judged show with People’s Choice, Children’s Choice, Copperfest Committee Pick, Best of Show and more!

Miss CopperfestAll events will take place at Ner Park at the corner of Madison and Arbutus in Oconto.

Copperfest Admission:

Advanced wristbands are $5 for all weekend and $2 for seniors/youth. Kids under 5 are free. Otherwise, daily admission prices are:
Friday: $4.00
Saturday: $5.00
Sunday: $2.00

The Friday Kick-off Breakfast is catered by Wayne’s Family Restaurant starting at 6:30am-8:30am, with the crowning of Miss Copperfest at 8:00am. This will happen at the Copperfest grounds (Ner Park), at the corner of Madison & Arbutus.

Saturday’s Parade starts at 10:00am with a “Celebrating our Heritage” theme. The Parade route is from the corner of Chicago and Farnsworth to Main Street down to Park Ave and ending at Monroe and Park Ave.

Fireworks will kick off at 9:30pm Saturday night at Ner Park.

Oconto Copperfest Address:

Ner Park
709 Madison Street
Oconto, WI 54153
(920) 604-3636

You’ll find Oconto at the eastern end of Highway 22, right at U.S. 41. It’s about eight miles east of U.S. 141 and 10 miles south of Highway 64. Copperfest is in town, and just east past downtown is the shores of Green Bay, with lakeside parks and piers and a view across the bay to Door County. It’s only about half an hour from the city of Green Bay and twenty minutes from Marinette.

Oconto Copperfest 2019 events poster

Start: June 7, 2019
End: June 9, 2019
Venue: Ner Park
Madison Street, Oconto, WI, 54153, United States

October 5, 2018 – October 6, 2018

Black River Area Oktoberfest & “Things That Roll” Car Show

Black River Falls and the Jackson County Fairgrounds get into the Gemütlichkeit spirit with Black River Area Oktoberfest! This 12th annual music, beer, food, and fun-filled event takes place Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th.

Black River Falls Oktoberfest

The Kick-Off Party is Friday evening from 6-9 pm at Sand Creek Brewing in Black River Falls, with live music and plenty of food and locally-brewed craft beer to kick off Black River Falls Oktoberfest.

Saturday features tons of music and entertainment at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, from 10am – 10pm. Artists and bands include Dave Kiral, Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen, and evening headliner Copper Box. The “Tapping of the Golden Keg” will happen at 1pm. There will be plenty of food and drink vendors, a caricature artist, children’s inflatables, games and face painting, a photo booth, horse-drawn wagon rides, alpacas from Fevolden Farm, a giant pumpkin you can guess the weight of to win prizes, and of course plenty of German celebrations and bier specialties. Free shuttles will run from Sand Creek Brewing to the Jackson County Fairgrounds throughout the day Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Things That Roll Car Show at Black River Falls Area OktoberfestThe “Things That Roll” Car Show also takes place on the Jackson County Fairgrounds Saturday, with cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, classic RVs, ATVs and more. Many are classics; some are sport; all are fun to explore. It’s a motor paradise as part of the Black River Falls Oktoberfest.

Black River Falls is along I-94, U.S. 12, and Highways 27 and 54. The Jackson County Fairgrounds are right along Highway 54 on the southwest edge of town.

Black River Area Oktoberfest Address:

Jackson County Fairgrounds
388 Melrose Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
(715) 284-4658

Black River Falls Area Oktoberfest 2018 Poster
Click to read the full size poster!



Start: October 5, 2018 6:00 pm
End: October 6, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Jackson County Fairgrounds
Phone: 715-284-4658
388 Melrose Street, Black River Falls, WI, 54615, United States

October 14, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Cedarburg Oktoberfest

A fun weekend can be enjoyed – in lederhosen among other outfits – with Cedarburg Oktoberfest. Bursting with gemuetlichkeit, it runs Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking!

A huge tent in the Community Center parking lot covers the bands, the dance floor and tables, lending a true Oktoberfest feel. Cedarburg Oktoberfest means authentic German music and the entertainment features Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D’Lustig’n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band plus a wooden dance floor for Polka fans. And, if you’ve never seen a live Glockenspiel Show (Cuckoo Clock), this delightful, goofy event will make you laugh as it reappears every two hours.

Cedarburg Oktoberfest tent

There will be plenty of German foods and beers, wines and German desserts. Festivals of Cedarburg will dish up authentic German dinners, classics like Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, German Sausage Platter, and other delights. Cedarburg Lion’s will serve Currywurst, Bratwurst and Hotdogs. You’ll also find specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and Bluemoon. They will also have award-winning wines from Cedar Creek Winery and specialty beer from The Fermentorium.

Silly contests with prize awards include Saturday’s Best Lederhosen/Dirndl Judging Contest, and Sauerkraut Eating Contest and Sunday’s German Spelling Bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).

There will be a merchant’s marketplace on the Cedarburg Oktoberfest grounds. Around town, arts will be highlighted all weekend long with the Cedarburg Artists Guild Covered Bridge Studio Tour. While in Cedarburg, tour the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s art exhibits, Cedarburg History Museum and Visitor Center, the historic Kuhefuss House (1849), Paul J. Yank Cedarburg Brewery (1843), Cedar Creek Winery in the Wittenberg Woolen Mill or better known as the Cedar Creek Settlement (1864), the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and the Cedarburg Art Museum. Most are within walking distance from the Festival.

For the automobile aficionados – and what State Trunk Tourer isn’t – members of the Milwaukee Area Volkswagen Club will be displaying their cars during Cedarburg Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Come back on Sunday, October 15 from when approximately 20 members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America will be showing their cars from noon to 3:00 p.m. A variety of Porsches is expected at this event, including some of the earliest models.

Stroll along Washington Avenue absorbing the charm and historic ambiance of thriving downtown Cedarburg, chock-full of unique retail shops and restaurants. Founded in the 1840’s, Cedarburg was declared a National Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is home to more than 100 restored and intact buildings of historic significance.

Cedarburg Oktoberfest Address:

Cedarburg Community Center
W63N641 Washington Avenue (Historic Highway 57)
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 377-9620

Check out some great fall fun in historic Cedarburg, along Historic Highway 57 (Washington Avenue) just north of Highway 167 and south of Highway 60. Highway 181 is just to the west. It’s only about 10-12 minutes off I-43/Highway 32, and it’s a great little town!

Start: October 14, 2017 11:00 am
End: October 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Cedarburg Community Center
Phone: 262-377-9620
W63N641 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI, 53012, United States
Cost: Free

September 9, 2017

Kenosha Streetcar Day

Kenosha Streetcar logoCheck out Kenosha’s Electric Streetcars as they get celebrated on Saturday, September 9th! These beautifully restored electric streetcars travel a 2-mile loop throughout the year, providing easy access and a scenic tour of the Lake Michigan shoreline, HarborPark, two historic districts, downtown business district and the METRA train station.

Kenosha Streetcar Day features tours of the “streetcar barn” (Joseph McCarthy Transit Center), interactive displays, vendors, a streetcar trivia game, and more. The Streetcars will be in operation and of course they’ll be available for photo-ops. Spend the day riding as many of Kenosha’s streetcars as you want, explore the downtown area with its shops, museums, restaurants, and bars. Two cars will be running at a time, with others out for display.

Kenosha Streetcar Day poster

You can easily get to downtown Kenosha via Highway 32 along the lake, or using Highways 50 or 158 from I-41/94 or Highway 31. Downtown is about seven miles east of the Interstate (or from the Brat Stop or Mars Cheese Castle, if we’re measuring from State Trunk Tour favorites!)

Kenosha Streetcar Day Address:

Streetcar Day is presented by Kenosha Streetcar Society, Kenosha Area Transit, and more. Activities center around the Joseph McCarthy Transit Center
724 54th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
(262) 653-4287

Start: September 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph McCarthy Transit Center
Phone: 262-653-4287
724 54th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53140, United States
Cost: Free

August 20, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Heirloom Garden Weekend

Heirloom Garden Weekend takes place the weekend of August 20-21, 2016 at Old World Wisconsin, a beautiful place that documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest in the southwestern corner of Waukesha County.

Throughout Heirloom Garden Weekend you can participate in special programs, walking tours, mini-workshops, family activities and sampling of heirloom plants in and about Old World Wisconsin’s historic gardens. Learn about the gardening practices of early immigrant settlers and get tips for growing and enjoying plants in your garden.  Feel free to contact them at 262-594-6301 for more information and times.

Highlights include:

Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall enjoy a talk by Jennifer Jordan, UWM Professor and author of “Edible Memory:  The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods.” She will discuss “How Tomotoes Became Heirlooms and Apples became Antiques.”  Ms. Jordan will be available to sign books following her talk.  Books will be available for sale.

Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall hear Ellen Penwell, former curator of Collections at Old World Wisconsin, talk about “Dig In! The History of Garden Tools.”

Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Bill Stone of Brightonwoods Orchard will present, “Heirloom Apple Tees in WI” with a tree grafting demo.

For Heirloom Garden Weekend, the cost for adults (18-64) is $19; children (5-17) are $10; children 4 and under are free; Senior citizens (65 and over) are $16. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass. Parking is free.

You’ll find Old World Wisconsin along Highway 67 on its beautiful drive through Kettle Moraine near Eagle, just south of the junction with Highway 59. U.S. 12 and Highway 20 meet Highway 67 about seven miles to the south.

Old World Wisconsin
W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119
(262) 594-6301

Start: August 20, 2016
End: August 21, 2016
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Phone: 262-594-6301
W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle, WI, 53119, United States

August 19, 2016 – August 21, 2016

Wild West Days

“Where Old West Meets New” is the theme of Viroqua’s Wild West Days, which takes place in town August 19-21 this year in Viroqua. It’s a whole throwback to the frontier days with events happening across the weekend.

Daily Events Include:
* Reenactors
* Main Street Performances
* Old Time Barber
* Childrens Games & Crafts
* Pony Rides
* Stage Coach Rides
* Petting Zoo
* Great Food Vendors
* Saloon To Wet Your Whistle
* Wild Rose Cafe
* Old West & New West Vendors
* Period Displays In An 1800’s Boomtown Setting

Other Special Events include a Western Concert, Rodeo Competitions, Cowboy Church, and – yes – Hog Wraslin’. A Horse-Drawn Parade will klip-klop through downtown Viroqua Friday evening.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday August 19th
6:00 pm Wild West Days All Horse Parade (downtown Viroqua)
7:00 pm Horse Pull
7:00 pm K.G. and The Ranger Concert (Temple Theater)
7:30 pm Maggie Mae & the Heartland Country Band with Eric Nofsinger Concert (Temple Theater)

Saturday August 20th
9:00 am Ranch Rodeo Preliminaries
9:00 am Boomtown Opens
11:00 am Horseshoe Contest
1:00 pm Hog Wrastlin’
6:15 pm Mutton Bustin’
7:00 pm Hell on Hooves Rodeo

Sunday August 21st
7:00 am – 11:00 am Cowboy Breakfast Sponsored by Bethel Home (Hockey Arena across from Wild West Days Grounds)
9:00 am Boomtown Opens
11:00 am Cowboy Church Service
1:15 pm Mutton Bustin’
2:00 pm Bulls & Barrels Rodeo

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for kids 12 and under. If you collected a plastic water bottle in the area with a special Wild West Days label on it, you can bring it to the festival and receive ONE FREE Kids Admission! The Rodeo is extra, a $15 admission for adults and $5 for kids 6-13. Hog Ras – er, Wrestling is also extra, $3 for adults and $1 for kids (and note: the winner is responsible for processing the hog.)

Viroqua is a jewel in the midst of Wisconsin’s beautiful – and we mean beautiful – Driftless Area. U.S. 14/61 and Highways 27, 56, and 82 all bring you to Viroqua.

925 Nelson Parkway
Viroqua, WI 54665
(608) 634-2601


Start: August 19, 2016
End: August 21, 2016
Venue: Wild West Days
Phone: 608-634-2601
925 Nelson Parkway, Viroqua, WI, 54665, United States
Cost: 3

June 25, 2016 – June 26, 2016

1860s Dairy Days at Wade House

Celebrate Dairy Month, and Wisconsin’s dairy heritage, at Wade House by taking part in cheese, butter and ice cream making in the fashion of the 1860s.

Wade House is an 1850s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state’s largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.

Adults $11; children (5-17) $5.50; students and senior citizens (65 and over) $9.25; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $30. Horse-drawn transportation on the site included in ticket cost.

Wade House is along Highway 23 between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, just west of Plymouth. Highways 57 and 67 come close too! All the details on this event and more on Wade House can be found on their website HERE.

Start: June 25, 2016 10:00 am
End: June 26, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Wade House Historic Site
Phone: 920-526-3271
W7965 State Highway 23, Greenbush, WI, 53026, United States