October 19, 2006

Around Wisconsin

Halloween Haunts Us in Wisconsin

The winning scarecrows will be judged this weekend in Solon Springs, and the Commodore's Ball will happen in Manitowoc. Also there's a lot going on at the Autumn Harvest Festival in Wisconsin Dells this weekend, and over in Mauston they're gearing up for the Mauston Pumpkin Bash. Be seeing you Around Wisconsin.

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Scarecrow Contest | Sled Dog Symposium | Folk Art Festival | Commodore's Ball

Autumn Harvest Fest | An Evening With Poe | Candlelight Hike | Pumpkin Bash

Old-Fashioned Scarecrow Contest in Solon Springs


October 15-22, 2006 Solon Springs
NO FEE to enter! Scarecrows must be in place by October 14th and will voted on from October 15 through October 22 in three catagories: Children: Ages 10 and under, Children: Ages 11-16, Adults: Ages 16 and up. Prizes will be awarded at all levels. Voting will be by any visitor who stops by to view the scarecrows - they may cast their vote for their favorite in each of the age groups. Final tally determines the winner. Sponsored by A&J Northwoods Gifts and Crafts, 111852 South Long Lake Road.

For more information call (715) 378-4429

Apostle Islands Dog Sled Symposium


October 21-22, 2006 Bayfield
Saturday October 21: Morning demonstrations and evening program open to the public. 4PM-5PM: A panel discussion and Q&A session with all the day's speakers. Also all day mushing workshops for novice to experienced mushers. Location: Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion in Bayfield. Sunday October 22: Dryland Training run north of Iron River, beginning with 7AM set up and instruction beginning at 8AM including dryland instruction, tips and equipment to try out. All sand trails with 1 to 7-mile dryland trail loops. Plenty of parking and help available.

For more information call (800) 262-4176

From The Land Folk Art Festival in Green Lake


October 21-22, 2006 Green Lake
A gathering of traditional crafts and skills. Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 10-3 on the Toll/Londowski Family Farm-one mile west of the Hwy 49/County Road J intersection. Experience knowledge and techniques given from the heart from people who truly enjoy what they do. Speakers both days. Baskets, bead art, wood carving & furniture, handmade soaps, pottery, rugs & weaving, jewelry & clothing, Pasture-fed beef, chicken, and lamb smoked meats, Dried plant arrangements, refreshments, face painting for kids, and more.

For more information call (920) 294-3029

4th Annual Commodore’s Ball in Manitowoc


October 21, 2006 Manitowoc
The Commodore's Ball is an annual fundraiser for the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. The Ball is a fantastic evening of gourmet food and beverages, unique auction items, dancing and more. Individuals and businesses can get involved as sponsors, prize donors or attendees. Be sure to bid on some of the enticing auction items, because all proceeds support the Museum and its educational programs. An elegant evening of gourmet dining and fun! The ball will be catered by Courthouse Pub. Join the fun today! At the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive(the museum will be closed all day). 5:00PM.

For more information call (866) 724-2356

9th Annual Autumn Harvest Fest in Wisconsin Dells


October 21-22, 2006 Wisconsin Dells
A celebration of the autumn harvest season. Events include: craft fair, farmers market, clowns for the kids, straw dig, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin decorating, Kid's Cookie Corner, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, apple eating contest, caricatures and face painting. Live entertainment on Saturday 10:30AM - 6PM and Sunday 11AM - 3PM. Also featuring a "home-brew" tasting on Saturday. For more information and a complete event timeline, click on the link.

For more information call (800) 223-3557

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe in Superior


October 27, 2006 Superior
An evening of dramatic presentations of Edgar Allen Poe’s better known works, highlighting the mysteries of Poe’s life and death, presented by an array of talented performers from the community. Meet the cast after the performance at the signature coffee and dessert bar. Spend a suspenseful night with Poe through a sometimes chilling, sometimes humorous look at the author’s life. Fairlawn Mansion and Museum, 906 East 2nd Street at 7PM. Reservations are required.

For more information call (715) 394-5712

Halloween Candlelight Hike at Devil's Lake State Park


October 28-29, 2006 Baraboo
Walk an easy 1.5 mile candlelit trail along a paved path on the last weekend of October. The walk will begin at the Rock Elm Shelter at the North Shore parking lot. Enjoy the hike at your own pace. After the walk, there will be a warming bonfire, and lots of refreshments available for purchase. A Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker is required to enter the park. Sponsored by the Friends of Devil's Lake State Park. Devil's Lake State Park, North Shore parking lot. Hike starts at 6:00PM and ends at 9:00PM.

For more information call (608) 356-8301

Mauston Pumpkin Bash Festival in Mauston


October 28-29 Mauston
Free Admission! Hours: Saturday, October 28 Open at 9am. Sunday, October 29: Open at 10am. There will be vendors, haunted hayrides, horseback riding, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating, a corn maze, a hay maze, live country western musical entertainment, inflatable rides, pony rides, pumpkin bashing contest (catapult), a pumpkin pie bake-off, a pumpkin carving contest, a scarecrow stuffing contest, and food. Held at Red Ridge Ranch, W4881 Hwy 82, 2 miles east of Mauston.

For more information call (608) 847-2273

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