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Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Portage Co. Fair—Rosholt. Fair Park. 715/667-4702.

1 3C’s Car & Bike Show—Randolph. Participants follow yellow signs to show. Registration $10. Sweet corn, music, family fun.

2 MS Golf for a Cure Tournament—Wisconsin Dells. Trappers Turn Golf Club, registration 9:30 a.m.; shotgun start 10:30 a.m. 608/339-3346.

4–6 Garage Sale—Mauston. Stewarts Chapel (Cty. O), 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Potluck picnic, Sat. 12:30 p.m. 608/847-4450.

5 Homemade Cake Donuts Sale—Jim Falls. United Methodist Church. Not necessary to place an order, but appreciated. $3.50/dozen. To place an order, call 715/382-4549 or 715/382-4397.

5, 6 Gun Show & Rummage-A-Rama Butternut Park, Fri. 4–8 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 715/264-2074.

5, 6 Rummage O’Rama—Tigerton. Village-wide. Trail ride. Pick up maps at 1905 Village Hall. 715/535-2110 or

5, 6 Sunset Cruise on the Mississippi River—Prairie du Chien. Mississippi Explorer Cruises, St. Feriole Island river front, two-hour cruise departs 5:30 p.m. 877-647-7397.

5–7 Historic Reenactment Platteville. Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Featuring military demos, period food, music. 608/348-8888.

5–7 Dairy Days Platteville Legion Field. Festivities and live entertainment. Parade on Main Street, Sat. 9:30 a.m. 608/348-8888.

5–7 Carriage Classic Prairie du Chien Villa Louis Historic Site. Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. 608/326-2721 or

6 Celebrating 100 Years Under the Dome Medford Taylor Co. Courthouse, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Rededication, chalk art contest, children’s games, tug of war, blacksmithing demo, historical tours, trial re-enactments, county history, music, food, crafts, more. Period costumes welcome. 715/748-1403.

6 Winx Club Wildlife Benefit Neillsville. Apple Valley, 5:30–9 p.m. Food, prizes, raffles. 715/743-3639.

6 Mud Bogging Rosholt Fair Park, 12 p.m. 715/667-4702.

7 Coin Show Menomonie.. Econo Lodge Motel (Exit 41) Conference Room, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 715/231-4075.

7 Car Show, Swap Meet, Chicken Dinner Lake Holcombe. Lions Pavilion, 9 a.m. Charcoal chicken dinner, 10 a.m. 715/403-3288

7 Twilight Tour—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. Advanced reservations required. 608/452-3424 or

7 Sometimes on a Sunday—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center, 2 p.m. Roger Olson and Norwegian Coastal Steamer (Hartigruten). 608/452-3424 or

11 Salad Luncheon—Boscobel. Congregational Church, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Large variety of salads. Tickets $9. 608/375-5541.

11 Special Day for Veterans Neillsville. Coach bus trip to the High Ground. Pick up in Waupun, Cambria, and Portage. Program at the High Ground starts at 11 a.m. with a program and lunch. 920/348-5258.

12, 13 Cannons at the Fort Prairie du Chien Fort Crawford Museum, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. A living history event. 608/326-6960.

12–14 Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival Hayward/Cable Mountain bike racing, vendor expos, bicycle parade, food, awards, children’s events, demos. 715/798-3594 or

12–14 City-Wide Garage Sales—Prairie du Chien. Maps available two days prior at the Wisconsin-Iowa Shopping News.

13 FOCUS on Photography—Necedah. National Wildlife Refuge, 9–10 a.m. Discover photography techniques, share tips and tricks. 608/565-2551.

13 Migratory Bird Walk Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, 10–11 a.m. Join a refuge naturalist to see what birds are visiting. New and experienced birders welcome. 608/565-2551.

13 Spree Flea Market, Small Animal Swap, Bingo—Plainfield. Flea market, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; Animal Swap, 8 a.m. until sold out; Bingo at Veterans Park, noon. 715/335-6800.

13 Astronomy Program—Bagley. Wyalusing State Park, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m. 608/996-2261.

13, 14 Northern Aged Iron Antique Tractor & Threshing Show High Bridge Paul Hill Farm. $3 show button admission, good for both days.715/274-7807.

13, 14 Maple Fall Fest Marshfield Wildwood Park. Vendors, crafts, TV personalities Mad Dog and Merril, food, Oktoberfest at Blue Heron Brew Pub, petting zoo, inflatable bouncy houses, zoo tours, more.

13, 14 Fall Festival Bloomington. St. Mary Parish. Food, road rally, large silent auction, raffle, games, more. 608/994-2526.

13–15 Fall Festival Brackett/Fall Creek. St. Raymond Parish. Fish fry, chicken dinner, live auction, raffles, games. 715/877-3400 or

15 A Patriotic Concert—Cambria. The barn on Vaughn Rd., 7 p.m. Presented by the Friesland Men’s Chorus. Fundraiser for the Badger Honor Flight, a percentage of funds will be matched by Dodge Thrivent.

16 Alliance Brass Quintet Concert—Medford. Senior High Theater (Red/White Room), 7 p.m. 715/748-5244.

19 Jolly Mixers Dance Club—Clintonville. Lanes & Banquet Hall, 7–11 p.m. $8/person for dancing, lunch, door prizes. Music by Hayes Boys. 920/525-3713.

19, 20 Yellowstone Art Trail Cadott, Boyd, and Stanley. A free self-guided art tour, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 24 artists at 13 locations. Brochures and maps available. 715/289-3404.

18–20, Oct. 3–5, Oct. 10–12 Boeing, Boeing Production—Tomah. Area Community Threatre. Thurs., Fri., Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun matinees 2 p.m. A special dinner theater performance on Fri., Sept. 19 will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. 608/374-7469 or

20 Chicken in the Park—Necedah. Lions Park, 3–7 p.m. BBQ chicken. Fundraiser for the Lions Club. 608/853-2552.

20 Fall Festival Hayward Main Street. Fine arts and crafts, microbrew garden, food, music, kid’s games. 715/634-8662 or

20 Great River Road Festival Cassville Stonefield Historic Site (Cty. VV), 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The festival was designed to celebrate the establishment of the Great River Road back in 1938. 608/725-5210.

20 Threshing Bee Coon Valley Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center. Meal reservations required. 608/452-3424 or

20 Mississippi Mud Run Prairie du Chien St. Feriole Island. Approximately 4 miles of mud and obstacles guaranteed to challenge the avid runner as well as the beginner. Family event for children and adults of all ages. 608/996-2107.

20, 21 Driftless Area Art Festival Soldiers Grove

21 Dinner and Bazaar—Sheldon. St. John’s Catholic Church, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 715/452-5817.

21 Fall Festival Cassville St. Charles Borromeo Parish. BBQ dinner, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Cake walk, craft & produce rooms, raffles, silent auction, games, food, refreshments, Bingo. Family fun for all. 608/725-5595.

21 Polish Dinner—Hawkins. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Dinner, bazaar, raffle. 715/585-6513.

21 Fall Festival—Whittlesey. OLPH Church, 9 a.m. Car/truck/tractor show, breakfast, hamburgers, raffles. 715/785-7879 or 715/748-4785.

26, 27 Once Upon a Lifetime Quilt Show—Stanley. Trinity Christian Fellowship, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily. 150 of Linda Wirtala’s quilts, food, quilt raffle, more. $4 admission. 715/669-3396.

27 HOGS 4 Rescued Cats and Dogs—Janesville. Kutter Harley Davidson, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Silent auction, raffles, bake sale, live music, beer garden. Scenic Poker Run held 10 a.m.–noon for only $10. 608/295-7907 or

27 Christmas Tree Festival—Ogema. Lions Club, 11 a.m. parade. Chicken dinner, arts & crafts sale, softball, kids games. Evening play, 7 p.m. 715/767-5989.

27 Antique Adventures—Richland Center. Community Center. Educational programs, paintings of Paul Seifert (primitive watercolors), and Badger Ordnance history. Evaluation of antiques, collection displays indoors and outdoors. 608/647-6453 or 608/536-3796.

27 Bike Tour and Run/Walk—Potosi. 608/763-4002 or

27 Applefest—Tigerton. Vendors, apple pies for sale. 715/535-2110 or

27 Luminary Walk Along the Bluff—Bagley. Wyalusing State Park, Peterson Shelter, 7 p.m. 608/996-2261.

27 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

27, 28 Apple Festival Arts & Crafts Fair—Gays Mills. 608/735-4643.

28 Fall Harvest Dinner—Seymour. Zion Lutheran Church (Cty. Q & 150th Ave.), 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Church service, 9 a.m. Produce and bake sale, ham and roast pork dinner, all you can eat. $8/person, kids eat free.

28 Heritage Day—Fennimore. Railroad Museum, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Display of antique tractors and farm equipment, hit and miss engines, classic cars. 608/822-3446.

28 Brat Stand and Pedal Tractor Pull—Fennimore. Doll and Toy museum, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/822-7920.

28 Pancake Breakfast—Fennimore. Legion Annex, 7 a.m.–noon 608/822-3245 Ext. 3205.

28 Toy Show & Sale—Fennimore. Memorial Building, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Show, sell and trade. 608/822-7806.

29 Trick Hoops & Alley Oops—Cadott. High School, 7 p.m. Harlem Wizards vs. Cadott Stingers. 715/313-0667 or

30 Fall River Cruise—Dubuque, IA to Prairie du Chien. Day-long trip aboard the Celebration Belle, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Reservations required. Transportation will be provided for returning to Dubuque. 800/297-0034.