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Explore Prairie du Sac
You can enjoy many events through out the year including Bald Eagle watching in the winter, and throwing cow chips on Labor Day Weekend at one of Wisconsin’s most peculiar annual events, the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Art Fair.
Join us to each fall to watch Big Time Cow Chip throwers compete for the coveted prize of a trip to Beaver, Oklahoma for the national championship. Also plan on spending part of the day browsing through the Art Fair tents, featuring dozens of exhibitors. While you’re here, and if you are feeling adventurous, you can throw a couple of chips yourself.
You can also enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting offered daily at nearby Wollersheim Winery. This historic winery is nestled in the hills overlooking the Wisconsin River , and plays host to their Ruby Nouveau Wine Tasting the Saturday before Thanksgiving, a Port Release Celebration the last Saturday in January, and a Winery Open House with grapevine pruning and cooking with wine demonstrations the first full weekend of March. Sauk Prairie is also the boyhood home of August Derleth, one of Wisconsin’s most prolific writers.
The Dam at Prairie du Sac is a popular spot on the Wisconsin River the whole year round. If you visit here in the summer you will always find folks with fishing poles, trying their luck below the dam. In winter the open water provides a perfect feeding area for the region’s population of Bald Eagles. In January, join us for Bald Eagle Watching Days, featuring special activities and educational events at the River Arts Center.