The big area event this weekend is the annual Badger Steam & Gas show featuring: antique tractors, steam engines, antique cars, trucks, and snowmobiles, models/miniatures, woodworking and print shops and more. There is also a huge flea market that’s often worth the price of admission all by itself. Food available on the grounds as well. The event runs through Sunday the 17th and is held at their show grounds between Baraboo & Wisconsin Dells. [MAP CLICK HERE] If you’ve never been to the Badger Steam & Gas Show, it is a loud, dusty affair with lots of walking involved. Kids will love the the noise, the machinery, the animals and of course the food. However, if you have allergies or asthma be prepared to deal with thick smoke and dust throughout your day.
Meanwhile at Devil’s Lake State Park, this is the last Archery Weekend event. Drop in any time Saturday or Sunday from 10:30 to 3pm to try your hand with a bow and arrow. Whether you are experienced with a bow or never tried, there will be certified instructors to help kids of all ages with some target practice. The location is easy to find between the north shore bat condo and boat landing. More events at the park this weekend include a presentation by Eric Carson, Associate Professor at the Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey at the University of Wisconsin Extension, who will share what they’ve discovered about Devil’s Lake through the many soil cores they’ve taken, Animal Feeding at the Nature Center, Friday night Fish Fry and a “Stuck on the Rocks” ropes rescue presentation. Click here for event calendar and details.
Oh yes, and don’t forget the Farmer’s Market, Saturday from 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM & the Sunday Market, Sunday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM on the historic downtown square here in Baraboo.
I think that covers the big stuff. Have fun this weekend and be safe out there!