Weekend Events October 19 -21st Art Tour & More!
The Fall Art Tour, Devil’s Lake State Park’s Halloween Hike, Good Neighbor day at the Aldo Leopold Foundation, Fermentation Fest, Ice Age Trail Alliance’s volunteer days and more! This is going to be a busy weekend here in the Baraboo Hills. In fact, we’ve heard rumors that representatives of the National Park Service & US Fish & Wildlife will be checking out the area as well, so it’s all go around here this October weekend! Let’s get right at it….
Devil’s Lake State Park
October 18th – 21st – ICE AGE TRAIL ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER WEEKEND! Help Improve 14.2 Miles of the Ice Age Trail in Devil’s Lake State Park with the Ice Age Trail Alliance – Volunteers will be coming from miles around to do a major upgrade of the 14.2 miles of Ice Age Trail in the park. Click here for press release.
October 20th – LAST OF THE FALL COLORS! During the day on Saturday, you and your family are invited to join Devil’s Lake State Park’s Naturalist/Educator, Susan Johansen on the last fall hike of the year out on Steinke Basin. Put on your boots and bring your curiosity as you explore and discover nature! The free event will begin at 12:30 at the Stenkie Basin parking lot on county road DL just east of the park’s campgrounds.
October 20th – HALLOWEEN HIKE!! Saturday evening from 6 pm to 9 pm Join the Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park for a family friendly 1 mile torch lit hike. Show off your costume by the campfire while roasting a marshmallow or two; enjoy some tasty treats sold by the friends group (Including some pretty fine homemade chili I might add!) This year’s theme is “All About Owls”. Learn what they do when they are awake at night! You can even make your own owl to take home! Join us at the Rock Elm Shelter near the boat landing on the north shore of Devil’s Lake.
IN THE DEVIL’S LAKE REGION
October 20th – BADGER AMMO PLANT / SAUK PRAIRIE RECREATIONAL AREA FREE AUTO TOURS! – This is your first chance to get inside and have a look around what it soon to become the new “Sauk Prairie Recreation Area” on the former Badger Ammo Plant just south of Devil’s Lake State Park. There are two tours, one taking about an hour and a half, the other closer to 3 hours. Maps will be available at the gate. Hours are from 9am to 4 pm. Visitors must be out by 4.
October 19-21st – FALL ART TOUR – Join Southwest Wisconsin’s finest artist as they open their private studios for on of the Midwest’s most popular events. 3 tours are set up in the area; Baraboo, Spring Green/Dodgeville & Mineral Point. In Baraboo the headquarters is located at the Cornerstone Gallery in Downtown Baraboo. Click here for maps and details.
October 20th – GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY – Aldo Leopold Foundation. Free admission for our public. Guided Shack tour on Saturday to residents of Sauk county, Wisconsin Dells and Portage townships. You may also receive free admission to the tour by bringing in a donation for the local food pantry. Hours: 9 am to 5 pm. Tour starts at 1 pm. For more info call 608-355-0279. Visit their website here.
October 20th – Downtown Baraboo Farmer’s Market on the square in Baraboo. 7:30 am to 1 pm.
October 20th – TOUR OF BARABOO’S HISTORIC HAUNTS – Who murdered Mrs. Gollmar in her own home? Why was the home of the Ringling Brothers’ mother robbed after she died? Where was the Baraboo Magnetic Infirmary? These questions and more will be answered during the seventh annual Tour of Historic Haunts. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. Tour runs from 7 pm to 10 pm. Fee is $8.00 per person. For more details visit www.saukcountyhistory.org.
October 20th – Sauk Prairie Farmer’s Market – A variety of local goods and produce for sale in the green space across from the Blue Spoon Cafe on Water Street in Prairie du Sac. For more details visit www.saukprairie.com
October 18-21st – Reedsburg’s Fermentation Festival and Farm/Art DTour continues through Sunday. Click here for details on this event.
October 21st – Downtown Baraboo Sunday Market on the square in Baraboo. 10 am to 3 pm.
Fall Color Report – Well, the rain has done quite a bit to take the leaves off of the trees around the Baraboo area in the last few days. However, there are plenty of Oak trees out there clinging to their deep blood-red and orange leaves. Some areas of Devil’s Lake Still have plenty of color, especially on the south-east end of the park near the group camp area. There are some spectacular views still available from the top of the east bluff!
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