August 17, 2006

Around Wisconsin

The Best Days Of Summer Are Here!
All around us there is so much to do and so little time to do it all. Wisconsin offers beautiful scenery and exciting destinations, not to mention the hundreds of events that blanket the state in August. We could give you many more reasons to get out and about, but we don't have time because we are going Around Wisconsin! Visit to find more Wisconsin events.

Sawyer Lake, WI

Dodge County Fair | Mosinee Logjam | Coffee Break Fest | Great River Folk Fest

Outdoors Festival | USA Rugby | Masterpiece Car Show| Taste of Portage

Dodge County Fair in Beaver Dam

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August 16 - 20 Beaver Dam
A large 75-acre facility will welcome you with plenty of parking, A huge Midway, tremendous Main Stage Area & lots of exhibits and vendors! Another year of BIG NAME ENTERTAINMENT is scheduled; Blake Shelton, SHeDAISY, Cheap Trick & Jamie O'Neal. You'll also enjoy side stages and beer tents throughout, all with different themes. Live local Country bands, Polka & live DJ music with big screen Videos! There really is something for everyone at the Dodge County Fair! 3 Miles East of Beaver Dam on State Road 33. No Carry-Ins. Open from 8AM till 12 Midnight daily.

For more information call (920) 885-3586

Little Bull Falls LogJam in Mosinee

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August 18 - 20 Mosinee
A festival offering family entertainment, street merchants, temporary public art, an antique show, art fair, historic events, logging activities, raft races, museum tours, a variety of hands-on art making activities, children's activities, contests, demonstrations and vendors selling food and beverages. Enjoy the street entertainers, interactive displays, children and adult "hands-on" center, demonstrations and shows. Many of these activities will be found throughout the streets of our historic downtown. A logging days museum will thrill the Wisconsin River history buffs.

For more information call (715) 693-4330

Stoughton Coffee Break Festival & Car Show

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August 19 Stoughton
Celebrate the first-ever coffee break in Stoughton. Starting with free coffee and doughnuts, this family-friendly event features the 5K Java Jog, a free afternoon concert by The Mots, an arts and crafts fair, with over 30 booths, a classic car show and car parade featuring vintage and modern cars, children's entertainment, face painting, food booths, a beer garden, and free tours of select Stoughton landmarks. And, of course, free coffee! Come and join us as we commemorate this time-honored tradition at Stoughton, WI - Where the Coffee Break Originated! Mandt Park. Event starts at 8:00AM and ends at 4:00PM.

For more information call (888) 873-7912

31st Annual Great River Folk Festival

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August 25-27 La Crosse
We invite you to join us for the 31st anniversary of the Great River Folk Festival on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. This family-friendly event, originally known as the Great River Traditional Music and Crafts Festival, preserves and promotes traditional and contemporary folk culture through music, crafts, dance and food. A variety of traditional crafts such as pottery, basketry, jewelry, fiber art, metal art, and woodcrafts are presented by artisans and are available for sale. The children's area provides a wide variety of activities that will entertain, educate and spur the imagination. And an array of natural and ethnic foods is available for the tasting.

For more information call (608) 784-3033

The Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival

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August 25-27 Oshkosh
The Eighth Annual Ducks Unlimited Great Outdoors Festival is set to take place at the EAA Convention Grounds, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Friday, August 25, Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27. The Outdoors Festival is made up of nine villages, each filled with activities, seminars, demonstrations and exhibitions of industry related products. From fly-fishing clinics and retriever dog demonstrations to shooting sports and archery, outdoor enthusiasts can participate in dozens of hands-on sporting activities.

For more information call (901) 309-9257

USA Rugby All Star Sevens Championship

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August 26-27 Franklin
The Men's and Women's All Star Sevens will both feature two pools of four teams each, with each team representing one of the seven territories. For the men, the Armed Forces All-Star Team will round out the eighth team and for the women, an Under 23 All-Star side will round out the eighth team. Day one of the event will feature a round robin within each pool and day two will be the championship rounds based on the pool round robin results. There will now be a Friday night 15's exhibition game under the lights between two midwest teams.

For more information call (800) 373-5056

The Masterpiece Style And Speed Showcase

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August 26-27 Milwaukee
The Masterpiece Style and Speed Showcase celebrates the automobile as art and history, while honoring the people who created them and the people who relied on them. On Saturday, the Lakefront will be the backdrop for a gathering of auto clubs dedicated to European makes. Featured makes include Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Mercedes Benz of all eras for spectators to enjoy. Sunday's event is a Concours d'Elegance, where automobiles on display are carefully selected in advance for their beauty, historical significance and rarity. Over 200 rare, fine and one-of-a-kind automobiles from "The Beginning" to 1973 will be on display at this family friendly event.

For more information call (414) 225-1342

Taste Of Portage

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August 26-27 Portage
Sample food from 15 area restaurants and civic organizations (11PM-3PM), shop 50 art and craft vendors, see the all-make/all-model car show, and sample specialty beers. Relax and chat with friends while enjoying a refreshing beer from the beer tent. Enjoy live music and several kid's activities including: Magic Show at 11AM, Kid's Pedal Pull at 1PM, Pony rides, Inflatable bounce house and slide, Balloon artist, Face and hair painting, Children's Museum Build-a-Critter and a 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Enjoy Arts and crafts along Cook Street. 9AM-4PM Downtown Portage.

For more information call (800) 474-2525

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