This calendar includes local events that are all within a beautiful country drive from Pleasant Valley Log Cabins! We have been careful to post accurate information, but we suggest that you double check the dates by calling the contact numbers or by visiting websites.
Every Day-Snow Tubing at Fort McCoy-12:30 to 7:30
January 8-Ontario (5 minute drive) Torchlight Ski Night, Wildcat State Park. Enjoy an evening of torchlight cross country skiing and night sky viewing through telescopes. meet at 5 pm. 608-337-4775
January 8– La Farge: Winter Festival, Kickapoo Valley Visitors Center, children’s sled dog/ mutt races – will provide harness and sleds, ice formation guided hikes, horse-drawn historic tours, ice and snow sculptures, chain saw carving, Kickapoo Quick Auction. For more information, contact Jonel Kiesau, 608-625-2960.
Every day-Snow tubing at Fort McCoy-12:30 to 7:30
Ski packages available at Mt. LaCrosse. Very affordable!
February 7th and 8th (tentative date): Westby: 98th Annual International Ski Jumping Tournament, Snowflake Ski Club, County Hwy P, ski jumpers from all over the world compete starting at 12:30 p.m. both days. www.snowflakeskiclub.com Contact Bob Bland, 608-634-3211
Ice Fishing in Wisconsin is great fun.
March 7- Coon Valley- Sweet, Sweet Spring. Maple syrup making, pancake breakfast, more. 608-452-3424
Trout Fishing opens in Wisconsin
April 6-Antique Toy Farm Show-Tomah. 9am-4:30. 608-372-6907
April 13-Firemans Dance and Amish Bake Sale-Cashton-4pm-10pm Dance, Food, Refreshments. 608-654-7828
April 19-Polka Fest-Cashton-Dance, food Drinks. 4pm-10 Friday, Noon-10 Saturday. 608-654-7828
Turkey Hunting in Wisconsin begins in April.
May 1-Elroy Sparta Bike Trail opens.
May 4-City Wide Garage Sales-Tomah
May 12-Mothers Day Chicken Barbecue-Cashton. 11-2pm.
May 17-19 Syttende Mai Norwegian Festival, Downtown Westby. Craft display, heritage tent, ethnic foods, car show, parade. www.westbysyttendemai.com
May 17-Wonewoc- Old Fashion Days, Center Street. Classic cars, Food, Activities. 608-464-3114
May 27-Memorial Parade. Hillsboro, 10:30
May 27-Pony Pull. Ontario, 10am. BBQ Chicken, Amish Bake Sale, Food, Refreshments.
June 1-Farmers Market begins-Hillsboro-every Saturday till October.
June 5-Concert in the Park-Sparta. The Executives. 60's music.
June 8-9– Hillsboro: 25th Annual Cesky Den, Firemen’s Park, Friday at 6:30 p.m. kick-off party with Orv Konop and the OK Dance Band; Saturday, 10 a.m., Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen, 11 a.m. Czech dinner of pork and sauerkraut; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., John Roehl Orchestra from Howard Grove, WI; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bob and Greg Blecha and Good Times Bouncing Czechs; on stage Saturday Domaci Folk Dancers (children performers), Yuba – Hillsboro Singers, crowning of the king and queen as well as the prince and princess, Miss Cesky Den Pageant, Youth Talent Show. Polka Mass, 5 p.m., celebrated by Monsignor Joe Slepicka; music and dancing throughout the evening. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Little German Band, 11 a.m. Ecumenical services honoring our military; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Brian’s Mississippi Valley Dutchmen. Arts and crafts, flea market, antique cars and antique tractors, thrashing grain, shredding corn, Czech baked goods all weekend. Men’s and co-ed softball tournament, 150 feet long banana splits. Week-end pass, $10 advance, $15 at the gate. Daily gate pass avail. Children under 18 free. Contact R. Dale Jones, 608-444-0106.
June 1 and 2nd-Free Fishing Weekend statewide
June 6-9-Butterfest. Sparta. 4 day family festival. Carnival, arts and crafts, food. Live stage entertainment, quilt show, car show, poker run, parade Saturday. www.spartabutterfest.com
June 13-16-Wisconsin State High School Rodeo Finals. Richland Center. www.cowboyscalendar.com/wihsra
June 20-St. Joseph's Memorial Garden Walk. Regional garden walk. 608-489-8259.
June22-23-Norskadelan Midsummer Festival. Coon Valley. Scandinavian style food, entertainment, demos, carving, music.
June 30-Lions Dairy Breakfast-Hillsboro Firemen's Park. 7-11 am.
July 4th-various local Independence day festivals in Hillsboro, Ontario, and more. Enjoy fireworks, tractor pulls, local fair.
July 5-Cashton fun Days-Cashton
July 6-Thunder in the Hills-Richland Center. Live music, fireworks, full day of activities.
July 17-Concert in the Park-Sparta. Live music. 7-9:30 pm.
July 19-Churning Dirt National Truck/Tractor pull. Richland Center. Truck/Tractor Pull, Monster Trucks, Dirt bike free style. www.churningdirt.com
July 21-Hot Rod Car Show-LaFarge. www.lafargefreemethodistchurch.com
July 24-28-Monroe County Fair-Tomah
August 4-Wood Turtle Days-Softball, Volleyball, fireworks, games, arts and crafts, food, parade. 608-435-6512
August 8-9-National Tractor Pull-Hillsboro. www.charitypull.com
August 9-11-NTPA Tractor Pull. Norwalk. www.norwalklionsclub.com
August 30-Sept. 2-Labor Day Parade and Fair-Hillsboro. Carnival, tractor pull, rodeo/bull riding. www.hillsborofire.info
Sept. 11-15-Vernon County Fair-Viroqua
Sept. 21-Norskadalen Threshing Bee-Coon Valley. Farming and harvesting demos, displays, wagon rides, homestyle meals. www.norskedalen.org
Sept. 21-Horse and Colt Show-Viola
Sept. 27-29-Apple Festival-Gays Mills
Fall colors everywhere!!
Visit many of the local wineries near Pleasant Valley.
October 5 – La Farge: 4th Dam Challenge Triathlon, canoe, bike and run on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, individual relay race by age groupings, prizes, entry fee may include canoe rental, contact Jonel Kiesau, 608-625-2960.
October – La Farge: Annual Fall Trail Ride, three day weekend, Kickapoo Horsepower, guided rides, workshops, meals, contact Jonel Kiesau, 608-625-2960.
November 1-2-Kendall Holiday Craft Show. Kendall. Holiday crafts, food. 8:30-5pm. 608-463-7124
November 23-24 – Viroqua: Old Fashion Christmas, Main St. Station, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., over 50 artisans and crafts people, contact Gigi Macasaet, 608-637-1912.
Ice fishing is great in Wisconsin.
Torchlit hikes, x-country skiing, snowshing at the Wildcat Mt. State park, check DNR website for date(s).
weekends of December-Inner Tubing at Fort McCoy-Snow permitting
Ski packages available at Mt. LaCrosse
December: LaFarge, Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Snowshoe Hike. Traditional or modern snowshoes will be available for all participants. $5. Call for date. Starts at 1 pm Saturday at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. 608-625-2960.
The Kickapoo Valley has become renowned for it's fly fishing. We have even had fisherman travel from Arkansas to stay in our cabins and fish the local trout streams
Tunnels abound on the Elroy-Sparta Bike trail. Bike rentals are available at numerous locations along the trail.
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