September 9, 2010

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Never let it be said that there’s nothing to do in Wisconsin! Compiled below is part TWO of our list of Wisconsin events happening in September throughout Wisconsin from A to (almost) Z!

National Public Lands DaySeptember 25th
Give back with the “nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance” our public lands; nine Wisconsin sites to choose from.
Norskedalen Threshing Bee, Coon Valley – September 25th
Learn how oats were threshed, butter was churned, ropes were made & more in this “authentic pioneer setting”.

Celebrate your German heritage with one of these OKTOBERFEST celebrations: Chippewa Falls (9/17-19),  Fox Cities (9/25), Germantown (9/25-26), Glendale (9/10-26), La Crosse (9/24-10/2), New Glarus (9/24-26), or Plymouth (9/17-18). Or check out Old World Wisconsin’s Old World Country Fair in Eagle September 18-19.

Pendarvis Crowdy Crawn, Mineral Point – September 25th
Celebrate your Cornish heritage with storytelling, quilting, lace-making and more.
Parallel 44′s Fall Harvest Fest, Kewaunee – September 11th
Watch local TV celebrities compete in a Grape Stomp, sample wines, take a vineyard tour and hear live music including Swing/ Dixie Land Jazz by Talk to the Town.

Quarry Quest, Neenah – September 18th
Be prepared – you may get dirty! Ride a boom lift, work a backhoe, learn to make concrete or construct a brick wall.
Quilt Expo, Madison – September 9th-11th
Shop the expo hall, watch a stage demonstration or catch a lecture – plus check out the “10-category juried and judged Quilt Contest”.

Richland County Fair, Richland – September 8th-12th
Fun everyday with the “Catch a Pig Contest” or lawn mower racing, plus Euchre tournament, karaoke contests and more.
Rock River Wine Fest & Craft Show, Watertown – Sept 11th
Over 100 exhibitors in the craft show plus live music, great food and lots of wines to sample.

Scarecrow Fest, Delavan – September 18th
Free pumpkin decorating! Plus food, music, scarecrows & a duck race raffle.
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, Hudson- Sept 25th-26th
Two day juried art fair featuring 75 artists showing paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more.

Taste of Whitewater, Whitewater – September 10th-11th
“Featuring Whitewater food, Wisconsin beer & wine, live music and entertainment for all ages”
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest, Mount Horeb – September 11th
8th annual event featuring “25 craft brewers serving over 100 different beers” plus live music.

U.S. Watermelon Speed-Eating and Seed-Spitting Championships, Pardeeville – September 11th
Free sliced watermelon for all plus an open air market, food stands, live music and, of course, the CONTESTS: watermelon carving, speed-eating, seed-spitting and largest watermelon.

Viola Horse & Colt Show, Viola – September 24th & 25th
Horse show, horse pull, live country music, carnival rides, and even a parade in a beautiful area of southwestern Wisconsin.
Volksfest, Waupun – September 10-12th
Fabulous live music, German food, arts & crafts show plus the Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k run.

Warren’s Cranberry Fest, Warrens – September 24th-26th
If you like shopping, this is where you want to be! Over 1300 exhibitors including arts & crafts, flea market & antiques and farmers’ market. Plus marsh tours and a parade on Sunday.
Westfield Rendezvous Days, Westfield – September 24th-26th
Revisit the 1800s pioneer days with “Traders, food, clothing, Gun Show, Traders Jubilee, and games.”

No Xs on the calendar this month.

Yahara Riverfest, DeForest – September 25th
Learn more about the Upper Yahara River through guided tours plus a geo-caching scavenger hunt, kids activities such as painting pumpkins, making caramel apples and more. Wrap up the day at the bonfire with toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate.

Sad to say, there’s just no Z either this month… :(

Well, we almost made it through the whole alphabet! So, where are YOU headed next? Click on the comments link above & let me know…


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