Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center overlooks Lake Michigan on HWY 42 and provides tourist information and local maps. Crescent Beach and Boardwalk, the Pierhead Lighthouse,world class Great Lakes sport fishing, the Ahnapee State Trail, many unique shops and a historic winery make this a must-visit destination. Email info@algomachamber for free guidebook or visit www.algomachamber.org for more.
Tucker and Becky's Pumpkin Patch
45-acre organic dairy farm operated by Tucker and Becky Gretebeck. Their grass-fed herd includes Red Holsteins, as well as cross-breeds with Normandy, Swedish Red, and Montbéliarde. The farm is adjacent to a scenic valley that is filled with a pick-your-own pumpkin patch in fall. The valley location - unique and secluded - is also ideal for wedding receptions, family reunions, and camping.
A family farm established in 1964. Visit us in mid-June to mid-July for picked and pick-your-own strawberries. Visit us in late September through October for pumpkins and fall family fun on the farm. Hayrides, corn maze, straw fort, cute haunted house, and more. Our farm is located 3 miles east of Wisconsin Rapids or 10 miles west of Plover oh Hwy 54.
Serving Up Smiles and Hot Fresh Pies!
Orchard, u-pick (apples, pumpkins, pears, peaches), restaurant, Red Barn Dinner Theatre, bakery (pies, cider, donuts), catering, pig roasts, hayrides, sleigh rides, weddings. Fun stuff for kids and families - Kids Barn, pony rides, barnyard animals, wagon rides, pedal carts, Apple Holler's Express Train, corn maze. Groups also welcome!
This farm has been in the family since 1865 opened in May 2012 as the Barn at Harvest Moon Pond. The barn is an old English post & beam timber barn. Memories will be triggered as you take in the oak tables surrounded by Grandma's kitchen chairs, the 1800's reminiscent bar area, grand posts holding farm lanterns, and incredible 1800's stained glass windows luminated at night. Rental includes use of the amazing kitchen, impressive changing rooms and bathrooms. Relaxing on the outside deck lets you enjoy a breath taking view of pasture, woods and the three acre Harvest Moon Pond. Guests can wander down to find an outdoor seating area that's next to the 30' stage, surrounded by boulders and green lawn.
Never a dull moment at The Bear Den! This Farm has Exotic, Farm and Wildlife animals. Lot's of hands on! Hayrides, children's play area and a picnic area for you to enjoy. DNR & Federal Licensed & Inspected. In October- Pumpkin Patch, Animals, Hayrides, Pony rides, Fall decorations on sale.
Brambleberry Farm Bed & Breakfast, Taylor
Visit an award-winning Wisconsin bed and breakfast and winery like no other. Enjoy a weekend getaway at our 160-acre organic farm where you can visit Scottish Blackface and Suffolk sheep, chickens, pigs and Scottish Highland cattle. Walk our beautiful private nature trails. Winery and farm tours are offered every weekend after breakfast. We're the only Wisconsin winery with a tasting room and onsite lodging. During the winter off-season we offer Saturday night dinners featuring our own farm-grown Highland beef, pork and lamb. Our restaurant license makes us one of the few Wisconsin B&Bs that can offer meals other than breakfast. We have been featured in Midwest Living magazine for our commitment to serving organic food we grow and sharing our farm life experience with our one-acre fruit and vegetable gardens and animals. All overnight guests are welcome to a complimentary tasting in our winery. Brambleberry has an adult atmosphere (no guests younger than 12, please). Choose from five comfortable guest rooms, all with private attached bathroom, some with whirlpool and fireplace. Our full farm breakfast always includes at least one item grown onsite. Located near several bike trails, Amish farms and many other attractions. Check our website www.brambleberrybandb.com for photos and more information.
The Purpose of the Brown County Fair Association: Provide an opportunity for youth and adults to gather in a family oriented environment to learn from each other by sharing experiences and accomplishments through exhibits and demonstrations and to bring urban and rural residents of all ages together to learn about Brown County's history, traditions and accomplishments through agriculture, family living, and business. The Brown County Fair Association Mission Statement: The Brown County Fair Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing a family oriented event, known as the Brown County Fair, that is safe, affordable, educational, and fun for all ages. We strive to provide a welcoming environment for our guests and promote agriculture through exhibits and demonstrations. The Brown County Fair Association is committed to supporting life-long learning for our youth and our community. Our goal is to teach urban and rural residents of all ages about Brown County's history, traditions, and accomplishments through agriculture, family living, and business.
We breed, raise and sell 100% grass-fed beef using sustainable, rotational grazing. We do not use growth hormones, sub-therapeutic antibiotics or grains. We encourage farm visits. The owners host a Saturday morning radio show - Deep Roots Radio - on WPCA Radio 93.1FM and streamed live www.wpcaradio.org - featuring guests from across nation who help connect the dots between what we eat and how it's grown.
Burnett Dairy Cooperative is owned by 200 family farms in the Grantsburg, WI and surrounding areas. They also own a cheese plant in Wilson, WI - Cady Cheese. Services offered to farmers include agronomy, feed, grain, animal health/nutrition, propane/fuels, etc. In turn we receive high quality milk to make our award-winning cheese.
The Grantsburg and Wilson locations feature viewing room tours by appointment and cheese stores which also sell local gourmet products. The Grantsburg location has amazing ice cream, wine, and a bistro with grilled sandwiches, fried cheese curds, pizza. Burnett Dairy Cooperative also hosts several events each year including "Dairy Days", a Corn Maze, and Ladies Day Out.
Ag education and fun for families, corn maze, farm animals, seasonal events. At our farm you can interact with the animals, play in the corn and straw, sit on the antique tractors, take in a puppet show, scurry down the rabbit hole slide, sway on the pony swings, complete the scavenger hunt or conquer the trivia corn maze, select the perfect pumpkin, and enjoy a caramel apple delight. Birthday parties and school field trips welcome.
Whatever the reason for your visit, we invite you to experience the midwestern charm of Clark County, Wisconsin. Discover the area's unique and entertaining characteristics - in recreation, shopping, galleries, restaurants, lodging and golf. Enjoy all Clark County has to offer! Shop, play, stay.
U-pick and we-pick strawberries, summer & fall raspberries, blueberries, and grapes. Homegrown fruits, melons, and vegetables are picked fresh daily and offered in our farm store along with, jams, dressings, salsas, homegrown popcorn, ice-cream cones, and fresh bakery. The entire family can make fun memories playing in our Lil' Bumpkin Play Village & Petting Farm, pedal kart raceway, kid's zip line, and Country Bumpkin Express train ride all around the farm! Fall time is pumpkins, fall décor, corn maze, catapult, wagon rides to the pumpkin patches, and homemade caramel apples! Nighttime corn maze, wagon and train rides, and campfires with s'mores are special events in October! It is our goal to provide you with wholesome family fun AND great things to eat! Open daily, late April - October 31. Take Exit 89 onto Hwy. 23, south 1/2 mile to County Road P on right. (Super Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Kohl's on left.) Turn right onto CR P. We are 1 mile on the left.
Creed Bed Country Farmacy - Open weekends September - November. 18-acre corn maze, 4-acre pumpkin patch, featuring the scholastic book character "Spookley the Square Pumpkin".
Grown in the unique micro- climate of the Door County Peninsula, nestled in the Great Lakes region of North America.
Doors Fleurs and Orchard are growers of commercial floriculture, 8 varieties of apples, 5 varieties of European pears, 2 acres of pick your own raspberries (available July 15- thru August, call for ready dates), and bee pastures for honey production. Doors Fleurs cut flowers are available throughout Door county and sought after for weddings and special events.
A small family farm with a restaurant serving meats and produce raised on our farm and from local farms. You will see Belted Galloway cattle, sheep, Dairy Goats, poultry, and Larry and Pia our Peacocks. Beautiful view for bird watching in the wetlands across the road. We offer breakfast and lunch Wednesday thru Sunday 8:00 a.m. Till 3:00p.m. Starting in May offering group, schools, and daycare Ag education on Mondays and Tuesdays.
At Eugster's Farm Market and Petting Farm, it is our goal to provide you with wholesome family fun and great things to eat. Our Farm Market is open daily from mid-June until Halloween. We have been providing Southern Wisconsin with our famous sweet comand fresh produce for over 30 yearsat our roadside market locations. Our farm is the perfect country setting for corporate parties. and other gatherings. With decorations and displays everywhere, our Festivals are a treat for your eyes and your taste buds. The Giant Pumpkins are sure to catch your eye. For the brave souls, try our 8-acre Com Maze, or the Haunted House. Maybe you just feel like relaxing next to our pond or taking a walk in the Apple Orchard. After awhile, you're sure to get hungry. The 'Milk House Cafe' can take care of that!
Just an hour from Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay, and located at the base of one of the country's largest inland lakes, Fond du Lac is the perfect location for a fantastic getaway.
Beckman Mill Park is located 6 miles west of Beloit, Wisconsin at 11600 South County Road H. It is one mile south of State Highway 81 and approximately 1/2 mile north of the Wisconsin-Illinois stateline. Friends of Beckman Mill, Inc. was formed in 1990. The group is responsible for not only the restoration of the mill, but also these other park attractions: new dam, fish ladder, millpond, frog pond, foot bridge, saw mill display, 1848 cooperage, visitor center, gift shop, creamery display, blacksmith display, nature trail, restroom facilities, vintage garden and storage barn. Guided tours of the mill are available for individuals, families and small groups on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM May through October. Admission is $3 per person. Children 6 and under and members of Friends of Beckman Mill are admitted free. School groups and group tours should make arrangements in advance.
Glacial Lake Cranberries is a 6000 acre property located in central Wisconsin about 15 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on the north shore of old Glacial Lake Wisconsin. This lake disappeared thousands of years ago, leaving behind some of the finest wetlands in the state, home to Sandhill Cranes, Trumpeter Swans, Common Loons and a stopover for many migrating bird species. The high water table, available sand, and acid soil here make it perfect for cultivating cranberries.
Visitors can learn about the unique geography of central Wisconsin and the history of the cranberry industry, view cranberry memorabilia and collectibles and watch videos at the Glacial Lake Cranberries Visitor Center before hopping The Berry Bus, featuring an educational guided tour of the cranberry marsh. Call ahead to reserve your tour ticket.
The Stone Cottage at Glacial Lake Cranberries - exclusive cozy cottage has a living room with a wood burning fireplace and double size sofa bed, one bedroom with a queen size bed, a full bathroom (shower only), kitchen, and screen porch. Any reason, any season, enjoy the country quiet of a getaway at The Stone Cottage. Please call for reservations.
Wisconsin's premier outdoor classroom - Glarcier Rock Farms - is located less than one hour from both Madison and Milwaukee. Discover the fun with tractor drawn hayrides, pony rides, cow milking lessons, animal interaction and more! Take a guided tour of the farm with an experienced animal handler or enjoy a self-guided tour to tailor the information to your lesson plan. Open May-October for schools, day cares and summer camp field trips. Open Sundays in May and June for families and groups. Visit the website for special events like sheep shearing and fun activities for kids.
The mission at Godsell Farm is to educate those interested in learning about farm life before technology took over and the humane treatment of animals, all the while making it a fun and enjoyable experience for all ages.
Open for Field Trips and Birthday Parties March through October. Classroom Chicken Hatchery in Spring. Easter Bunny in the Log Cabin by appointment. Pumpkin sales in October. Santa in Log Cabin by appointment at Christmas time. See our website for complete details.
Godsell Farm also invites you to join their Spring and Summer CSA - for a chance to get in touch with who grows your food, learn how it grows, and support one of Wisconsin's small local farms.
2011 Corn Maze
Grass-fed beef, lamb, and chicken; corn maze, pumpkins, strawberries, lambing barn weekends late March and early April. Govin's is a small family farm, owned by John and Julie Govin and sons, Kyle and Clayton. Ask about a farm tour so you can see for yourself how your food is being raised.
Fresh Produce at Gramma Miller's
Family owned store with plants, shrubs, vegetables, and novelties. Also, available - wine, cheese, meats, and hand dipped ice cream! Open May - October 7 days a week.
Family fun event held each fall. Lots of activities, ALL included in the price of admission. Hay ride to pumpkin patch, pony rides, corn maze, haystack, huge corn/oats boxes to play in, tire playground, petting zoo. Hands' on activities: cow milking, corn shelling, hand laundry, apple cider, ice cream, log stamping, dress up. Puppet show, one room schoolhouse, see whitetail deer up close. Lunch avaiable on grounds at reasonable cost. Lots of antiques on display and a working 40-foot windmill. Open several weekends of the season - generally late September and early October. Group visits can be booked for weekdays Tuesday through Friday.
The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is dedicated to creating economic impact through tourism. The effects of our "invisible industry" benefit everyone living in Dane County in key areas including jobs, community services and quality of life. The latest important economic information released by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism clearly shows that travel and tourism brings additional dollars to the Greater Madison economy.
Old World Tradition...Out-of-this-World Celebration!
For more than 100 years, Monroe's Historic Courthouse Square has served as a scenic backdrop to the festival grounds, with a celebration attracting crowds of revelers ready to yodel, polka, and consume cheese by the truckload.
Highlights of the weekend include: • Big Cheese Tent • Old Time Copper Kettle Cheesemaking Demonstration • Cow Milking Contest • Family Farm Adventure for Kids • Dairy Farm Tours • Barn Quilt Tours • Three entertainment stages • "Taste of Green County" Food Booths (local specialties like deep fried cheese curds, cream puffs, and cheesecake on-a-stick) • Beer Garden featuring local brews • Arts & Crafts Fair • Carnival • Vintage Tractor Show • Children's Parade • Kid's Arts and Imagination Station • Huge Parade on Sunday - "The Swiss Colony Cheese Days Parade" - led off with a herd of decorated Brown Swiss cattle.
Smile, and say cheese! You're in southwestern Wisconsin's Green County - famous for Swiss heritage and ethnic cuisine, colorful festivals, and tasty local brews perfectly paired with award-winning cheese.
With two trails and mile after mile of paved back roads, Green County offers the best biking in the region. The scenery along the way? Cows grazing the lush green fields, colorful barn quilts, and picturesque dairy farms dotting the horizon.
There's more: prairies, parks, a winding river - just right for a leisurely canoe trip; plus the only ATV trail in southern Wisconsin. You'll also enjoy the small town flavor of communities like Monroe, New Glarus, Brodhead, Monticello, Albany, Browntown, Belleville, and Brooklyn.
Call 1.888.222.9111 or visit the website for lodging in the area.
Come and meet all of our friendly animals at our educational farm petting zoo located in Waterford, WI. Our philosophy is "Learning Can Be Fun!!!!"
Hands-on learning about our pigs, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, donkeys, horses, and much more.
Everyone can milk our friendly cow; Pony rides for the little ones;
Hayride to the "Back 40" of the farm; Play with the kitties in our "Kitty Barn"; Lots of additional fun activity areas; Relax in our picnic area with playground; Pick a FREE pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch in the fall; Food, drinks, and souvenirs available in the "Feedbag".
Visit our website www.greenmeadowsfarmwi.com for rates, dates, and times for May through October.
33603 High Dr., East Troy, WI 262-534-2891
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Corn Maze (12 acres) with 4 separate mazes within - hidden checkpoints along the way. Also wagon rides, pumpkin patch. Also open for group visits.
Hinchley's Dairy Farm is a REAL working family owned and operated dairy farm in Dane County. Tina and Duane Hinchley have had their barn doors open for tours since 1996, hosting guided tours to visitors from local schools to world travelers that come to MILK a COW! The farm houses 260 registered Holstein cows and calves. The visitors will be greeted in the barnyard by the farmers daughter's 4-H and FFA projects that include dairy goats, sheep, swine, show quality chickens, duck, and geese. Join us in the spring to hold, pet and bottle feed baby animals. The farm is located on 2300 acres of farm land that is used to raise corn, soybeans, winter wheat, and alfalfa that are used to feed the animals, but also use to feed, fuel and clothe others everywhere. Take a hayride to the fields to view the crops, ask questions and maybe stroll through the quick 20 minute corn maze to learn about the corn farmers grow. The hayride, feed and bottles and a pumpkin (October) are all included in the admission. Reservations required April-Sept. Weekend open hours in October for hourly tours from 10-4:00Family raised meat chickens, eggs, goat milk soap, raspberries, and honey for sale. Open shed for your carry-in lunch is free to use, or rentable for special occasions.
Holland's Family Cheese is a family owned business that specializes in crafting authentic - Dutch, farmstead, Raw-milk, Gouda Cheese. Our state of the art Creamery and dairy are located on the Thorp Exit 108 on Hwy 29. Tours Available by appointment and our retail store offer many local products from around our great state. Come taste the difference!
Homestead Animal Farm offers fun and entertainment for the whole family - with an interactive corn maze, friendly farm animals and baby chicks, hayrides, children's play area, homegrown pumpkins, gourds, squash, and many other fall decorations. Open to the public the last weekend in September thru October - Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am - 6 pm. Groups and field trips available by appointment weekdays May thru August and also late September thru October. New in 2015: Summer Day Camps!
Gothic style barn for events; weddings, Graduations, re-unions, birthdays, and anniversaries on a classic 135 acre sport horse farm in Viroqua.
The season begins in early spring with greenhouse plants (vegetable and bedding flower plants) and asparagus. Early summer brings your pick your own strawberries and peas. For the rest of the summer you can pick your own raspberries, blueberries, and green beans. Jelli's Market also grows sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and many other garden vegetables. All of our crops are sold in their farm store, where you can also purchase their own Angus beef, pork, chickens and eggs. In the Fall you can also select pumpkins and apples.
In addition to meats and produce, there are games and entertainment for kids of all ages, plus a walking trail, farm animals to see, group tours, and much more.
At Jerry Smith Produce and Pumpkin Farm, we start the year in June selling fruits, produce, and pick your own vegetables seven days a week. When August rolls around, we pull out all the stops with our annual Home Grown Sweet Corn Festival. By late September, we will have transformed our working farm into a child friendly, magical oasis where we live up to our name; The Pumpkin Farm! Ours is a celebration of the pumpkin and the Halloween Season with entertainment, hay rides, farm animals, corn maze, food, and field trips for elementary level schools, corporate outings, and birthday parties. We'll see you at the Pumpkin Farm!
One-of-a-kind rustic ambiance for weddings, retreats and all-occasion events. Justin Trails Resort offers several indoor and outdoor venues including an abundant 1919 timber frame barn with heated indoor restrooms. We're pet-friendly and pets may stay with you in cottage, log cabins or suites in 1920 farmhouse. We offer a "home away from home" refuge including whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchenettes. Our log cabins and cottage are separate stand-alone structures offering sanctuary and hideaway retreats. Outdoor activities and breakfast are included. Opt to stay weekdays or the weekend soaking up the peace and quiet of our beautiful land. Spread out on 200 peaceful, quiet, private, organic acres with trails for hiking, skiing, sledding, snow tubing, snowshoeing and skijoring including rentals, lessons & guided tours. Also 2- 18 basket disc golf courses. We sell a trail pass for folks who want to access our outdoor activities during the day. Visit www.justintrails.com online or mobile and book your reservation today!
100+ acres of apple and cherry orchards, bakery, cider mill, corn and sunflower maze, bus groups welcome.
Retail Shoppe with Cafe specializing in Wisconsin artisan and farmstead cheeses, ice cream, wines and craft beers. Tour this one of a kind goat dairy and farmstead creamery. Open Daily 10 am-7 pm.
Ledgefest, a yearly community fall festival, held the last Saturday in September, from 11:00 - 5:00 at the Olde School Square (2100 Dickinson Rd.), in De Pere. This family-friendly event has something for everyone! Live music, farmers market, food, petting zoo, rides, and many children's games and activities. Join us for a day of family fun!
Join Martin & Lucille Wolf and their family for a day of fun, where families and friends can enjoy the natural farm surroundings. Memory Lane Farm, a 100 year old family farm has been the host of many fall events, including corn mazes and pumpkin patches. We are passionate about providing people from all walks of life fun on the farm, and building strong children and families. We proudly support two local charities whose missions are to build healthy children and families. Proceeds of our event will be designated to Children's Miracle Network and The Hannah Center.
There is something for everyone to see and explore on this 4th. generation family farm, owned and operated by David & Leslie Meuer! March starts out with the farm making maple syrup. The maple syrup season goes for about a month, and the public is welcome to stop out anytime for a taste and to watch. Once maple syrup season ends, work begins to ready the 5 acres of strawberries for picking in June and July. Work starts by uncovering the berry plants from their straw covered bed, and soon after our honey bees are put out in different locations here on the farm. Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked strawberries are ready in June and early July. July and August is fresh pre-picked Wisconsin Blueberries, and then its fresh bi-color sweet corn. August is new crop honey being harvested here, and then it's our 10 acre corn maze along with hayrides, farm animals, the activity area, and pumpkin picking during the months of Sept. and Oct. We are handicap accessible here at the farm, even the hayrides! Fieldtrips, weddings, tours and outings for companies and groups are available anytime. The fact that we are an active, operating farm means visitors get to see planting, harvesting, cows calving, and all other aspects of farm life that are going on here on the farm all during the year.
Once a month from May thru Sept., join in on our "Farm Flavors" farm dinner series. Experience a different guest restaurant/chef preparing a 3-5 course fancy dinner on location, accompanied by a special event each month. Reservations are required.
To learn about farming, food and conservation, while having fun doing it, plan your trip to the Meuer Farm today!
Fall Family Fun! Open the 2nd weekend in September until Halloween. Corn mazes, hayrides, petting farm, pumpkins and squash. Everything needed for fall decoration. Try our famous caramel apples. Pick your own apples also available. Located 1 mile south of Cedar Mall on Hwy SS in beautiful Rice Lake.
Can YOU catch a chicken?
Mulberry Lane Farm invites you to visit our real country farm built in 1881 to experience a day of educational family fun. Open May through October, hands-on learning is what's in store with plenty of activities that will delight and amaze people of all ages!
During the guided tour you'll receive information about pigs, cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, geese, donkeys and more farm animals!
You will also have a chance to Milk a Cow,Catch a Chicken,Kiss a Pig,Cuddle a Kitten,Hand feed Goats and Sheep,Ride a Pony,Enjoy a Hayride and More!
Take time to enjoy reminiscing of a simpler time while strolling through ourOlde Tool Shed, A Step Back in Time Barn and The Olde Blacksmith Shop. All filled with antiques and nostalgic memorabilia.
Although the farm allows carry-ins for you to enjoy a picnic lunch in our old fashioned play area, we also sell light lunch items such as hot dogs, cookies, chips, soda etc.
Fall guests visit the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own FREE pumpkin.
Mulberry Lane Farm also host weddings! For years we've been known as a children's petting farm but because of our reputation for providing a clean, authentic country setting, we have fast become the venue of choice for couples looking for a unique and memorable wedding.
Munson Bridge Winery is located in central Wisconsin. We offer a unique perspective on wine tasting. As a fruit winery we try to use locally harvested and fresh fruit whenever possible. The winery hosts music, Festivals and weddings during the summer months. Please pay us a visit..there's always something new at Munson Bridge! Events - Music nights during the summer months, Harvest Fest in October, Girls Night Out, Halloween party, and Christmas Open House.
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
A nature and heritage center dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the natural environment and cultural heritage of the area surrounding Coon Valley in southwest Wisconsin. Norskedalen has so much to offer in so many different ways, exploring the natural beauty, regional history and traditional pioneer heritage of the region. Historic 1890's pioneer log homestead, nature areas and trails, heritage farm museum, cabin rental, special events - classes - programs.
The maple trees are on Ruth's farm located 8 miles east of Westby on one of the highest of the Ocooch Mountains, overlooking the Kickapoo River Valley, near the trout fishing village of Avalanche. The farm was deeded from the US government to the first European immigrant farmer, John Phillips, in May 1854. There are 1000 maple tree taps in the forests on steep hillside that run the length of the farm. Tours begin at "Logan Mill Lodge & Conference Center" in downtown Westby. Logan Mill Lodge includes 3 vacation rental condos, a conference center and a caboose.
Welcome to a time traveling adventure through the rural Midwestern 1800s and early 1900s. Period-clad interpreters plow the fields, work the blacksmith's forge and prepare meals on wood-fired stoves--just like Wisconsin's original settlers. The ten working farmsteads, organized by immigrant ethnic group, are stocked with heritage breeds of animals; many feature heirloom gardens. At Life on the Farm you can put on a pair of wooden barn shoes and help the farmer or farm wife do chores. Catch Wheel Fever!, an interactive 1890s cycling experience, is now open. Adults and children may ride reproduction tricycles, visit a simulated 1890s bicycle repair shop and have photo taken aboard a high wheeler for a fun, family friendly experience. Time Travelers Adventure Camps and Heritage Arts Workshops allow children and adults to try hands-on activities and crafts. The Clausing Barn Café serves light fare and is a great spot for a barn wedding.
Winery in a Restored Dairy Barn
Bill and Ruth Lautenbach purchased the family farm in 1955 and raised 3 children along with caring for 75 milking cows and acres of cherry orchard.
Their eldest son Robert (Bob) Lautenbach and his family took over the farm in the mid 70's and established a roadside market in 1975. The dairy barn was restored and became the working winery in 1985. The Lautenbach family recently added estate-grown grape wines to their offerings, with these wines named after their three grandchildren.
Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy is the largest single family owned dairy in Wisconsin. The farm was established back in 1946 when John Pagels father Carl Pagel borrowed the money from a neighbor to buy the farm. Since then the farm has stayed in the family and is thriving with many generations to come! Take a tour of the Ponderosa and learn all about the latest innovations in milk production (735 - 750 cows are milked per hour!) and alternative energies. Pagels' Ponderosa will host Breakfast on the Farm in 2016.
Pleasure Valley Llamas
Our farm has been in the family since 1865 as a dairy farm. In 1996 we sold our dairy cows and ventured off in a different direction. Today we have over 100 full chilean show llamas currently gracing our pastures. Fall activities: corn maze, petting zoo, haunted house, egg collecting.
Located in beautiful Sauk County, the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce supports a number of rural members who have blended agriculture and tourism and have developed it as their primary business enterprise. We are excited about their efforts to both educate and entertain our urban visitors.
With three generations of cheesemakers, the Renard Family has owned and operated this business since 1961. Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Chris Renard is certified in Cheddar and Mozzarella. Renard's features a wide variety of handcrafted artisan cheese - including a line of flavor-infused cheddars (Cherry Chipotle Cheddar, Cracked Pepper Cheddar, and more), their famous 15-year Cheddar, fresh curds, and specialty Door County products. Deli - dine in or take out. Factory tours also available - call ahead for reservations.
A family owned and operated winery/vineyard on 40 acres in Poynette. Free tours and wine tastings. Feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy wine and a meal in our pine forest.
Experience the day-to-day operations of a dairy farm first-hand. Walk through the calf barns, free-stall barn and parlor and see where we store our milk, feed and manure. Roden Barnyard Adventures also offers "Barnyard Buddies" area, similar to a petting zoo, where the kids (and adults) can pet and feed the animals. Check out the website for info on day camps, parties, and events.
Have you ever wanted to live on a farm, bottle feed a calf or watch cows being milked? Then call for reservations, (608) 687-8575 for your own private homestead. Guests stay in a 3-bedroom secluded farmstead with a complete kitchen and central air. Beautiful scenery in all seasons.
Rural Arts Roadtrip is the 2nd weekend in October each year. It is a self-guided art trip to rural Calumet County. Visit artists in their studios while they offer demonstrations of their work. Meander along rustic pathways and through cornfields. Savor local and organic foods that include grass-fed beef, artisan cheeses, raw honey and so much more.
More than 50 eclectic artists representing one of a kind arts: stained, leaded, etched, enameled, and hand blown glass; stitched and beaded jewelry; hand-spun, handwoven apparel and household furnishings; hand-painted yarns; hand-felted apparel; spritzers and bath salts; yard art, willow furniture and more. Enjoy organic, local foods including grass fed beef and poultry, pure maple syrup, honey, and artisan cheeses.
Sassy Cow Creamery is a farmstead milk bottling business owned and operated by brothers James and Robert Baerwolf and their families. Sassy Cow provides organic and traditional bottled milk, heavy cream, half and half and ice cream, all derived from farm-fresh, rBGH-free milk produced on both of their farms. Visitors can view the production area through large viewing windows in the store. During the summer we offer tours of the creamery and farm. Taste the Local Difference!
Schairer's Autumn Acres offers Fall Fun for Everyone! 7 acre corn maze with 3.2 miles of trails, including 10 checkpoints, corn maze trivia, smartphone games, and GPS characters - Wagon Rides, Pumpkin Picking, Petting Zoo, Apple Launcher, Bale Fort, Children's Play Area and Concessions available on site - Open Friday through Sunday, mid-September through October. School trips available Monday through Friday - call for appointment.
Schuett Family's Famous Painted Bales
The family current farms 1500 acres of corn, soybeans, and hay, as well as 20 acres of pumpkins. The Schuett Family features fresh vegetables including sweet corn at their roadside stand, a corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, Christmas trees, grass-fed beef. Groups welcome.
Schuster's Playtime Farm blends nature, agriculture and pure entertainment in a manner uniquely its own. Our centennial round barn is a sight to behold and stories of its past capture the attention of kids (young and old). The rolling hills, woods and cropland make a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch about more than just getting a pumpkin. It gives our guests the opportunity to sit back, take a deep breath of the country air and relax. Our "backyard" feels like a bustling county fair from shooting cannons to pig races to feeding the goats plus gobs of activities you've just never quite experienced this way before. The smells and tastes of fall abound at the farm with our own cider donuts, hand-dipped caramel apples, farm-made apple crisp and pumpkin cake and fresh fudge. October isn't just for the daytime crowd though either. For years now, Schuster's Haunted Forest has been THE outdoor haunt attraction in south central Wisconsin-from the wagon ride to the heart stopping walk through the forest. Our Fall Festival season runs mid-September through October. We also host private engagements--weddings, parties, field trips, company picnics, and birthdays from May through October.
Seaquist Orchards is a 5 generation family business, raising, harvesting, packing, processing, and retailing cherries, apples, related products and other specialty foods. We have an in store bakery, fudge kitchen, and greenhouse. With over 1,000 acres of cherries, and dozens of varieties of apples, our products are locally grown, locally processed, and loved worldwide!
Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery is located in the beautiful hills of Southwest Wisconsin. It is the nature of hills to drain away cold and water thus rendering the hilltops an excellent location to grow grapes. The winery is nestled in the valley below. Spurgeon Vineyards offers free wine sampling, a chance to relax on the deck, or a tour the facilities. In 1977, owners Glen and Mary Spurgeon planted corn on the hilltops as well as a half row of grapes. In 1978 they made a serious dent in the planting of their vineyards by putting in 5 acres of grapes. This was followed by a 5 acre planting in 1979, another 5 acre planting in 1981 and a final acre in 1982. Each of those acres contains 600 or more vines.
Stepping Into the Past at Stonefield Village
Rural village - learn about turn-of-the-century dairy farming and see a large collection of antique implements, explore the many facets of life on a Wisconsin family farm in the early 1900's. Also onsite - blacksmith shop, carpenter shop, and summer estate of Wisconsin's first governor - Nelson Dewey. Visit on the 3rd weekend in August for Railroad Days. Field trips welcome.
Meet an Emu in Brodhead
Farm tours & emu product sales at the on-farm store, by appointment, from May 1st thru September 15th. 2015 marks the final season that Sugar Maple Emu Farm will be offering tours to the public. Website sales and on-farm pick-up available all year. Retail sales include emu oil and emu oil products, emu meat, emu eggshells, emu jewelry, emu leather products and other emu related products. Visit their website and facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SugarMapleEmus
Sunrise is a "family fun" destination for all ages. Located high upon the hill of the Kickapoo Valley in the driftless area. Sunrise is a fun a fun place to visit with apples, cider, bakery (don't miss the apple cider donuts), and WI food products galore!! There is a children's play area and a pick your own pumpkin patch. Add to the fun each fall while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage. "Our family growing for your family for over 75 years"
Orchard with some trees dating back to 1890) and farm market, bakery featuring home-grown apples in muffins and pies that are baked fresh daily, pumpkins, special events including live music, school tours welcome.
The Meier Inn is truly a wonderful Bed & Breakfast, nestled on 40 acres of peaceful land. The charming front porch is the perfect place to enjoy a full home-cooked breakfast using food largely raised on the very land you see. You would be remiss to pass up an evening relaxing on the back stone patio, sipping coffee around the pergola or relaxing by the chiminea. If you are looking for even more outdoor time, you are welcome to enjoy the wooded trails in the back and will perhaps even be visited by the friendly, outdoor-loving cat, Oscar or the grass fed cattle, grazing on the rolling hills. The Meier Inn is a Bed & Breakfast that absolutely makes you feel at home. Whether you choose to curl up with one of the numerous books offered to you in the peaceful sunroom, prefer to sit beside the Europeanstyle, soap-stone fireplace in the plush and inviting living space or choose to relax in your uniquely decorated bedroom with a private bathroom, you will not be disappointed. The artisan bread made fresh daily and homemade cookies before bed will only complete your home away from home feeling. Any season during which you choose to visit will instantly become your favorite. The blooming new life in the spring is both refreshing and rejuvenating to witness, and you may even see new calves frolicking in the pastures. Summer offers an abundance of growing fruits and vegetables on the land, and trees so lush and full they appear to be painted onto the rolling hills. Fall will truly delight you with colors you could only dream of and brisk days just right for walking through the wooded trails. Winter will leave you feeling as though you are living out the scene of fairy tale within a snow globe, peaceful and breathtaking. No matter when you come, you will be treated with the utmost care of a prized guest, and most certainly leave as a friend.
15 acre corn maze, 13 acre pumpkin patch, horse drawn wagon rides, farm animals, tractor tire playground, giant tube slides, fall foods.
Welcome to Valley View
Full line of Emu oils, lotions, craft products, and meats (burgers, jerky, wieners, roasts, steaks, and summer sausage). Starting with just a few pairs in 1994, Betty Lou's herd has grown to more than 100 birds.
According to Vernon County citizens, the Vernon County Fair is :
1. the best in the state
2. great food, local food stands
3. family picnics and prize-winning exhibits
4. numerous people sacrificing time and talents to make it possible
5. lots of fun, many exhibits and fond memories
6. harness racing, demo derby, tractor pulls, draft horse show, Free Stage shows, Mr. Ed's Midway and exciting time.
All of these are accurate of the Vernon County Fair, one of the oldest county fairs in the state. However, you cannot get the full scope of the event until you delve into the long and varied history of the 159-year old extravaganza.
Located just outside of Lancaster in Southwest Wisconsin. We have u-pick Strawberries in June. Our fall season, Mid-September through October, includes a corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, farm animals, a trebuchet and air canon launching pumpkins. We also make caramel apples, apple cider donuts, kettle corn and more.
Farms, cheese factories, wineries - the perfect combination of ag and tourism. Call 715.832.0025 or visit the website for lodging in the area.
Grape Stomping Competition
Wisconsin's oldest winery, twenty-five varieties of grape and fruit wines, winery tours, special events like Harvest Lunch and live music, wine club. tour includes a visit to the Civil War era underground limestone caverns where wine is fermented and aged.
The Walworth County Fair is one of Wisconsin's oldest county fairs (established 1849) and is an industry leader in agricultural education and competitive exhibits. Nestled on nearly 100 acres, the Walworth County Fair features a variety of family-friendly entertainment, featuring barns filled with horses and livestock, small animals, horticulture, antiques, arts and crafts, needle arts, photography, pantry, youth and indoor and outdoor commercial exhibits.
Must-see Farmers Market & Old World Artisan Village, Butterfly Barn, Barnyard Adventure and Discovery Barn are award-winning areas of the Fair. North American Midway Entertainment presents a midway full of rides and games sure to please fair guests of all ages.
Grandstand schedule includes a rodeo, Truck & Tractor Pulls, harness racing, horse pulls, demolition derby and big-name musical entertainment. Don't miss the auctions and the wonderful array of local and regional entertainment on the side stages. And food-food-food! Fresh cream puffs, cinnamon rolls, tempura, barbecue, gyros, elephant ears, funnel cakes, hot Wisconsin cheese on a stick, brats, corn dogs, lemon shakeups, full meals, great deals ... and so much more!
Alice in Dairyland - Cooking with Cranberries
The Warrens Cranberry Festival - a tradition for more than 40 years. Giant arts, crafts, antique and flea market. Held annually at the end of September. 2015 marks the 43 annual Cranberry Festival - Sept. 25-27, 2015.
Public Harvest Day
Fresh cranberries, cranberry wine, cranberry harvest day first Saturday in October, group tours welcome. Started in 1903, the Wetherby marsh is owned by Jim & Nodji Van Wychen. The Van Wychens not only market their own fresh cranberries, but also make cranberry wine.
Vineyard and Winery that hosts regular wine dinners, free work shops, weddings and private parties.
Featuring a 10-acre corn maze, 7-acre u-pick pumpkin patch, and wagon rides. Kids will enjoy the play area with bouncy house, kid-friendly activities and a petting zoo. Concessions, treats, and fire pits available. Fall decorations and vegetables available seasonally. Haunted House and Haunted Corn Maze last few weekends in October (if you dare!) Wilke's is open mid-September through October - 7 days a week. Visit the website for hours and special events. Call to make arrangements for school groups.
The Wisconsin Aquaculture Association is the voice of aquaculture in the State. It is industry-led, producer-centered, and actively promotes, educates, and advocates for the economic vitality and environmental sustainability of aquaculture. WAA hosts farmer oriented workshops and sponsors the annual Wisconsin Aquaculture Conference and Aquaculture Day-the first such state resolution passed in the U.S. Legislators and state officials look to WAA for input on legislation and regulations and often seek opinions from the Board regarding new research, marketing, and financing programs designed to assist the expansion of aquaculture in the State.
Wisconsin Association of Fairs provides resources for fair boards - including food and safety, regulations, auctions, entertainment options and more.
Wisconsin's Berry Best Tour
Learn how cranberries are grown and harvested, see a cranberry canoe, test your cranberry skills, eat cranberry pie and cranberry icecream, purchase other cranberry products. Check website for hours.
Wisconsin River Meats is a family owned company offering locally raised Wisconsin beef, pork, lamb, poultry, buffalo, elk, and venison at its Mauston Store. We have a large variety of our own sausages, including summer sausage, snack sticks, bratwurst, jerky, bologna, and game processing along with catering.
Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival - held annually at the beginning of September. The Midwest's premier sheep & fiber event, all within an easy drive from Madison, Milwaukee or Chicago, on the beautiful grounds of the Jefferson Fair Park, in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Over 70 fiber arts classes to choose from, along with sheep shows, shearing demonstrations, the Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial, newborn lambs, fleece shows and sales, plus educational clinics and workshops for shepherds of any age and level of experience. Shop in comfort in the Country Store, where over 130 vendors from across the nation offer everything from knitting needles to sheep cheese. Spotlighting the artistic and entrepreneurial skills of over 30 consignors from throughout Wisconsin. Hand knit sweaters, children's books, sheep pelts, scarves, rovings, yarn, fleece-lined jackets, vests, hand creams with lanolin, dusters, cuddly stuffed animals, home accents, rugs, hats, quilts, blankets, and more... For complete details and hours, go to www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com.
The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place August 6 - 16 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI. The annual Wisconsin State Fair is the state's largest agricultural showcase, offering endless family entertainment at an exceptional value. The State Fair features the exciting SpinCity Amusement Ride and Game Area, 30 FREE stages, numerous educational exhibits, plenty of shopping and hundreds of food and beverage options. For more information, "stick with us" at WiStateFair.com, /WiStateFair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and /theWIFair on YouTube.
The Wollersheim Winery sits on a scenic hillside overlooking the Wisconsin River. This national historic site was first selected for vineyards in the 1840's by the Hungarian Count Agoston Haraszthy. The property was purchased by the Wollersheim Family in 1972. Winemaker Philippe Coquard, a native of France, has led the winery to many awards - including a platinum medal at the 2011 Jerry D. Mead New Word International Wine Competition for their most popular wine - Praire Fume. Guided tours are available - visit the website or call for hours - which vary per season.
Wormfarm Institute is dedicated to integrating culture and Agriculture along an urban-rural continuum. Hosted annually - the "Live Culture Convergence" - known as Fermentation Fest.