Wisconsin Dells Area Events & Farmer’s Market Listings
May – June 2011
Area Farmer’s Markets
Baraboo Farmer’s Market, Wed. & Sat., 7:30am – 1pm. Downtown Courthouse Square. 608-356-5606
Columbus Farmer’s Market, Sunday, 9am-1pm, 409 N. Ludington. 920-623-5540
Deforest Farmer’s Market, Tues. 3-6pm, Market Street in front of the Library. 608-846-2922
LaValle Farmers Market & Country Goods for Sale, Saturdays, 8am – 1pm, Fresh local produce, Amish Baked goods, Hand-crafted items. Hartje Farm, Home & Sports, S8124 State Hwy 33, LaValle, WI. Farmer’s Market will run from May 21 to Oct 29, 2011. If you’d like to participate call Linda Gillen at 608-985-8009.
Lodi Farmer’s Market, Fridays, 2-6pm, Koltes Village Green, Hwy 113. 608-643-8017
Mauston Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 7am – 4pm, Juneau County Courthouse lawn. 608-847-4142
Mazomanie Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 8am – 2pm, 117 Brodhead St. 608-643-8445
Portage Farmer’s Market, Thurs, 2-6pm, Commerce Plaza, Downtown. 608-742-5054
Poynette Farmer’s Market, Sat, 8-11am, Pauquette Park, 106 S. Main St, Downtown.
Reedsburg Farmer’s Market, Mon. 12-5pm, City Park; Wed. 4-7pm, City Park (During Concert Season); Thurs. 12-5pm, City Park; Fridays, 11-2pm, Reedsburg Area Medical Center 608-524-3565
Richland Center Farmer’s Market, Sat. 8am – 12pm, Courthouse and Wed. 3-5pm, Community Center, 608-627-1760
Sauk Prairie Farmer’s Market, Sat. 8am – 12pm, 565 Water St. 608-643-8445
Spring Green Farmer’s Market, Sat. 9am -12pm, Jefferson St.
Tomah Farmer’s Market, Sat. 7am -1pm, Wed. 2-6pm, Gillett Park, East Holton
Waunakee Farmer’s Market, Wed. 3-6pm, Waun-A-Bowl Parking Lot, 301 S. Century Ave. 920-787-3213
Wonewoc Farmer’s Market, Fridays, 1-6pm, Main St. Downtown. 608-464-3210
Wisconsin Dells Farmer’s Market, Sundays, 9am-1pm, Thunder Valley Inn, North of Downtown Dells on Hwy 13. 920-210-7335
Saturday, May 21 -22, 2011 Automotion, When spring rolls around in Wisconsin Dells so does the hottest car show of the year. It’s a fun-filled weekend on wheels where over 900 cars will be on display. Rare antiques, vintage classics, a car corral for selling cars, swap meet and much more! Live entertainment & great food put the finishing touch on this classic show. Free admission. Noah’s Ark Waterpark, 1410 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau (800) 223-3557. www.wisdells.com/attractions/automotion.cfm
Saturday, May 21, 2011- Annual Leopold Center Family Day, Noon – 4pm, This is a free, family-friendly event held annually at the Leopold Center. The event features hands-on activities for kids and families from 1-4pm. A wide variety of nature craft artists, environmental educators, Leopold Foundation staff and volunteers. Program will run rain or shine. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, E13701 Levee Road (Rustic Road 49) off County T, Baraboo, WI 608-355-0279 www.aldoleopold.org
Saturday, May 21, 2011-Coca-Cola Memorabilia Sale, 9am- 1pm, Free to Public. Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center, 60 Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI (920) 349-8048
May 26, 2011 Portage Farmers Market, Noon -6pm, (Every Thursday, Noon-6pm, May 1-Oct. 31). Farmers Market featuring home grown produce items, homemade items, and hand-crafted items. Commerce Plaza, Corner of Cook and Wisconsin St. across from Portage Theatres. 608-742-5054
Thursday, May 26, 2011-Summer Speed Horse Show Series, 7pm. Held every Thursday evening. Come watch as some of the area’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $9000 in year-end awards. Events include Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Plug Race, Flag Race and the ever exciting Ribbon Race. Food and beer stand available. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, W4881 State Rd 82, Mauston, WI (608) 847-2273
May 27-29, 2011- Classic Cinema Series-Cleopatra (1963), 7pm with an additional Matinee performance Sunday at 2pm. See this epic film as it was meant to be seen …..on the big screen. Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave on the Square in Baraboo. (608) 356-8864 Info line: (608) 356-8080. www.alringling.com. (Adults $7.50, Seniors/Youth $5.50, Matinees $5 all seats)
May 27, 2011- Aldo Leopold- Brown Bag Lecture: “The Bootlegger”, Noon – 1:30pm, In Aldo Leopolds essay “Good Oak” he describes the past owner of the Shack property ‘the bootlegger” and described him as someone “who hated this farm, skinned it of residual fertility, burned its farmhouse, threw it back into the lap of the County and then disappeared among the landless anonymities of the Great Depression.” But who really was this mysterious man? Did he have a family? What crops did he grow? What happened to him after he sold the property? Join Steve Laubach, UW- Madison PhD candidate in science education and enviromental studies, on a tour of Archival files that answers these and other questions. No reservations necessary. Free to the public. E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI. www.aldoleopold.org
May 28, 2011- Benefit for the Gilbert Brown Foundation, 6:30-9:30pm, Event Description Come play the foundation’s version of popular TV game shows! Win great prizes…including: Autographed items, Packer tickets and much more!! Gilbert Brown and Bill Schroeder scheduled to appear. Indian Trails Campground, W6445 Haynes Road, Pardeeville, WI 608-429-3244
May 28-29, 2011- Virgil’s Springfest, Fun filled weekend with 50+ vendors set up! Delicious food from Cindy’s Cafe. Over 250 indoor crafters, 200 antique dealers and Home of the Wisconsin Opry. S2270 Hwy 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI wisconsindellscraftmall.com
Saturday, May 28 -29, 2011- T.J. Howell, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7-9pm, T.J. Howell combines comedy juggling with exceptionally skilled technical juggling, creating a unique one-of-a-kind presentation. This high-energy performance is packed with plenty of crazy juggling, extreme unicycle riding and even some amazing magic! T.J. will have the crowd laughing and having a great time! With tons of audience participation, the kids become the true star performers! Free Admission. Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. (800) 223-3557.
May 30, 2011 Gilbert Brown Foundation Football Mini Camp, 10am – Noon, The Gilbert Brown Foundation, Inc. is sponsoring a football camp for all kids ages 6 to 18. The camp will feature lessons on football – football 101. This camp is specifically for girls and boys who have an interest in learning the fundamentals of being part of a team. You’ll learn how to make team contributions, how to give 100 percent and understand what it takes to be a team player. You’ll understand how important your actions and attitudes are in football and life in general. Learn the life lessons Gilbert discovered early, that motivated him to be the best. All participants will take part in drills, learn sportsmanship, catching and throwing the football. Indian Trails Campground, W6445 Haynes Road, Pardeeville, WI 608-429-3244. www.indiantrailscampground.com. Fees: $25 – $150 per child
May 30, 2011 Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade, 10:30am – Noon. Parade starts at the intersection of West Slifer Street and Airport Road and goes east to Blue Star Park, where a ceremony is held following the parade. West Slifer Street, Portage. Contact Dave DuVall at 608-745-1680 for additional information.
Thursday, June 2, 16, 23, 2011- Summer Speed Horse Show Series, 7pm, Held every Thursday evening. Come watch as some of the area’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete for over $9000 in year-end awards. Events include Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Plug Race, Flag Race and the ever exciting Ribbon Race. Food and beer stand available. Competitors: $3-$7 Per Class; Spectators: Free. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, W4881 State Rd 82, Mauston, WI (608) 847-2273. www.redridgeranch.com
Saturday, June 4, 2011- 2nd Annual Youth Fishing Jamboree on Lake Delton, 9am – 1pm, The Youth Fishing Jamboree is for girls and boys through 16 years of age accompanied by an adult or parent, Boy and Girl Scout troops, other clubs, etc. The event will highlight and celebrate the restoration of Lake Delton, the Dells’ area and its now-restored fisheries. A registration form and release form are required to attend. Kaminski Park, Cty Rd A & Dam Rd, Lake Delton, WI 53940
Saturday, June 4, 2011- National Trails Day, Ride the 400 State Trail for Free!
June 5, 2011- Zoo Crew Day, 1oam – 4pm, Annual fundraiser for the zoo. “Pizza in the Park”, all you can eat pizza and pasta provided by Pizza Hut, served 11a-3p. Children’s games and activities, silent auction and arts & crafts fair. Come out and enjoy a full day of activities and support our local zoo. Ochsner Park & Zoo, corner of 8th Ave (Hwy 33) and Park Street in Baraboo. (608) 355-0327. www.cityofbaraboo.com
June 11, 2011- St Joseph Tractor Pull, 7 – 10:30pm, Tractor Pull in Memory of Steve Luther, Gates and Concessions open at 6:00pm. Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo. 608-434-7020. www.stjosephbaraboo.org (Adult-$10.00, Child: 4-12 $5.00)
Saturday, June 11- 12, 2011- Taste of Wisconsin Dells, 9am, Tasty samples from over 20 Dells area restaurants, beer tent, family stage entertainment, arts and crafts show, large corvette parade and viewing area, antique tractor show and library book sale. Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Oak Street & Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 253-9453. www.tasteofthedells.com
Saturday, June 11, 2011- Sauk County Dairy Breakfast. Salute our dairy farmers at the White’s house! 7-11am, Rain or shine. Cheese, scrambled eggs with ham, pancakes, applesauce, frozen custard with strawberries or honey fudge, milk, juice and coffee. Educational and historical displays on the grounds. Door prizes drawn every 30 minutes. Visit the Sauk County Pork Producers’ trailer to sign up for gift certificates from local meat markets. Entertainment beginning at 7am: Glory Train, Good Time Gospel Singers, Freedom Singers. Petting Zoo. (Tickets: Adults $5, Ages 7-12 $2, 6 & Under Free) Bus shuttles from Reedsburg Area High School, Hwy 23 & K, beginning at 6:30am. Parking at the farm. Kinnamon Ridge Dairy, White Family Farm, S3457 Thomas Rd, Reedsburg, WI (3 1/2 miles west of Reedsburg on Hwy K, right on Thomas Rd., one mile to Dairy, Watch for signs)
Saturday, June 11, 2011- 6th Annual Chili Cookoff for Breast Cancer, 10:30am – 1:30pm, Come join us at Dells Timberland for our annual Chili Cookoff fundraising event for Breast Cancer. Chili cooks are invited to attend and compete for three prizes, “People’s Choice Award”, Judge’s Choice Award” and “Best Decorated Award.” If cooking chili isn’t your thing, try stopping in to have a bowl of chili or join in the annual auction. All of the funds raised at the event are donated to Relay For Life, a breast cancer charity. (Chili Tasting – $5 Donation; Chili Cooking Contestants – $25 Donation) Dells Timberland Camping Resort, N1005 US 12 and 16, Lyndon Station, WI (608) 254-2429.
Saturday, June 11, 2011- Country’s Family Reunion Road Show, 3pm, Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999.
Sunday, June 12, 2011- St Joseph Annual Festival, 11am – 4pm, Pig Roast, Bingo, Raffles, Silent Auction including Longaburger Baskets, Polka Music, Baggo Tournament. Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo. 608-356-4773. stjosephbaraboo.org. Free Admission
Monday, June 13 – Sunday, June 19, 2011- Reedsburg Butter Festival, Nishan Park, 8th Street. Highlights: Mon. 7pm, Little Miss Reedsburg and King & Queen Crowning at the Voyageur; Tue. 8pm, Miss Reedsburg Pageant at the Voyageur; Wed. 6-10pm, Midways & Food Court Open, Family Night with Dr. Rumleys Snuff Band; Thurs. 6-10pm, Midways & Food Court, 7pm Tractor Pull, 8pm South Bound at Jaycees Beer Tent; Fri. 12-9pm, Midways & Food Court, 4pm Big Wheel Races, 7:30pm Tractor Pulls, 9pm Concrete at Jaycee Beer Tent; Sat. 8am-9pm, 8am Run for the Butter at Webb Park, 10:30am Parade on Main St, Noon Midways & Food Court Open, Noon Knights of Columbus Chicken BBQ, 1pm Kiwanis Bossy Bingo, 1pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull RACA Lot, 1:30pm Honey Butter Bake-off RACA Building, 7pm Demolition Derby, 9pm Killer Cars at Jaycee Beer Tent; Sun. 10am-4pm, Arts & Crafts Fair, Toy Show & Farmer’s Market, 11am Knights of Columbus Chicken BBQ, 1pm Tough Trucks and ATV Racing, Noon -4pm Midways Open.
Saturday, June 18, 2011- Block The Sun Run 5K Race & 3K Fun Walk at Spring Brook Resort, 8:30am – 12:30pm, (5K starts at 8:30 am; 3K walk right after. Registration 7-8:15 am) A participation ribbon is provided for every child ages 12 & Under! A family-friendly event with a 5K race (chip-timing) and a 3K fun walk. Awards to top 3 in each category and overall male/female. Kids’ age groups also. All proceeds benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. Silent auction, raffle prizes, food, music at the finish line, and lots of fun! T-shirt included in registration. For more information, www.blockthesunrun.com. Room blocks available at Spring Brook Resort and Best Western. Mention: Block The Sun Run. Adults: $20 pre-registration (before June 10); $25 day-of; Kids 7-14: $10 (pre or day-of); Kids 6 & Under FREE. Spring Brook Resort, 242 Lake Shore Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 253-4023. www.blockthesunrun.com
Saturday, June 18, 2011- Wisconsin Dells Waterslide-athon (to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Madison) 11am – 4pm, Five participating water park properties have pledged a portion of their day’s proceeds to this worthwhile event. Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari Resort Waterparks, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks, Noah’s Ark Waterpark, and Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. (800) 223-3557
Saturday, June 18, 24, 28, 2011-T.J. Howell, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7 -9pm, T.J. Howell combines comedy juggling with exceptionally skilled technical juggling, creating a unique one-of-a-kind presentation. This high-energy performance is packed with plenty of crazy juggling, extreme unicycle riding and even some amazing magic! T.J. will have the crowd laughing and having a great time! With tons of audience participation, the kids become the true star performers! Free. Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. (800) 223-3557
Saturday, June 18, 2011- Clint Black, 8pm, Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI. (800) 696-7999. www.crystalgrand.com
Friday, June 24, 2011- Kenny Rogers, 8pm, Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999. www.crystalgrand.com
June 25-26, 2011- Native American Artifact & Antique Show, Sat 9am – 2pm, Sun 8am -2pm, 27th annual event. Antique stone, copper artifacts, beadwork, textiles, baskets, jewelry, pottery, fossils, Civil War, antique guns, swords, knives, PreColumbian, antique decoys & ethnic art. Sauk County Fairgrounds, 700 Washington Ave, Baraboo. (Use 6th Street Entrance) 920-923-3842 (Free admission, Free Parking and Free Trailer Hook ups available.)
Saturday, June 25, 2011- Larry The Cable Guy, 5pm & 9pm Shows. Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999.
Saturday, July 25, 2011- An Evening with the Cranes at International Crane Foundation, 4 -8pm, Enjoy wines, food and live music from around the world. Meet ICF Co-founder George Archibald, ICF staff, and of course, cranes! Discover how ICF inspires people to help save cranes and their habitats here and abroad. Don’t miss our on this unique experience! Admission fee includes a commemorative wine glass. All proceeds support ICF’s crane and wetland conservation efforts. $50 Per Person (before 6/1/11); $60 Per Person (after 6/1/11) International Crane Foundation, E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI. www.savingcranes.org/cart/gifts/an-evening-with-the-cranes.html
Saturday, June 25, 2011- Grupo Xpress, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7-9pm, Formed in 2006, Grupo Xpress has quickly become a standard in the burgeoning Latin music scene with its strong salsa. Merengue, bachata and cumbia are also featured in the salseros’ repertoire. The group’s prolific musicians hail from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. This is a group that gets listeners moving in clubs and outdoors. Make sure you have your dancing shoes! Free. Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. (800) 223-3557
June 26, 2011- Sunday in the Cemetery, 2- 4pm, A living history tour of Walnut Hill Cemetery in Baraboo. Groups will be guided to 10 grave sites in the cemetery where costumed interpreters will describe the lives of some of Baraboo’s former inhabitants. Early settlers, famous people, and extraordinary citizens from ages gone by will come to life and talk about their lives and times. Walnut Hill Cemetery, East Street/County Rd A at Madison St, Baraboo. 608-356-1001, Wed through Saturday, noon to 4pm. www.saukcountyhistory.org. ($7.00 Advanced sales. $8.00 day of event.)
Sunday, June 26, 29, 2011- Swing Crew, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7-9pm, Fun is the bottom line with this interactive, acoustic band. The show features a wide variety of music, audience participation, jokes, stunts and cornball humor. You can expect to hear a variety of country, swing, island beat, rockabilly and rock-n-roll, plus a humorous collection of novelty tunes. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau, (800) 223-3557
Monday, June 27, 2011- Mainstreet Wisdom, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7-9pm, Carleen Wild and Dan Smith are best known to southern Wisconsin television audiences and it’s in the hallway of a TV station where they discovered they shared a love of country music. After talking about swapping songs for a couple of years they finally sat down around the kitchen table and began playing them. Soon, they took to the bandstand to share their favorite songs with others: Some old, some new,some original all mixed with a healthy dose of humor. Today, Carleen hosts three news programs for NBC15 and Dan produces documentaries. And, they entertain. Free. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau. (800) 223-3557
Thursday, June 30, 2011- Queenie & The Blue Cats, Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7-9pm, Queenie & the Blue Cats are a high energy Madison based band that plays blues/rock/r’n’b originals and standards. The band has twice won MAMA’s for their albums as well as being voted best blues band in Madison. Led by the sassy blues diva Queenie McCarter-Wade and featuring the nationally recognized. Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 223-3557