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1  Village Wide Rummage Sales—Soldiers Grove. Listings and map available at the Lions Shelter, 7 a.m.  608/624-3243.

Car Show, Flea Market, Open House Bowler Bowler Area Historical Society, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. 715/793-4460.

Northwoods Classic Car Show Park Falls Tourist Park, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Trophies, 22 classes, model car contest, dash plaquest, shuttle bus, food by Fifield Lions. 715/762-3237.

1  Ingram Days—Ingram. Softball games, horseshoe, volleyball, car and snowmobile show, parade, music, food. 715/322-5610.

1–2  Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition Eau Claire Expo Center, Sat. noon–5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 715/839-4712.

2  Emily Franz Memorial Scholarship Fun Night—Shullsburg.

Arts and Ales Festival Columbus Downtown under the clocktower, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Vendors, arts/crafts, live music, food, home brewers competition, bean bag and poker tournaments, craft beer.  920/350-0252 or

2–8  Random Acts of Kindness Week—Fennimore.

5, 12, 19, 26  Farmers Market—Park Falls. Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, every Wed. 2–5:15 p.m. through Sept. 715/762-2792 or

5  Chamber Back to School Business Showcase—Fennimore. Memorial Bldg. Fill the bus with school supplies and backpacks. 608/988-6909.

5, 12, 19, 26  Farmers Market—Adams. Hazel Street, 2–6 p.m. Weds., June–Oct. 608/339-6989.

6  The Crazy Loon Paddle Outing—Phillips. Sailor Creek Flowage, 6 p.m. Bring your own kayak or canoe or $15 rental. 715/339-6254 or

6-8  Country on the River Music Fest—Prairie du Chien. Four miles south on Hwy 18. Camping fee, held rain or shine. Tickets available online or call 800/864-1771.

6–9  Rusk Co. Junior Fair—Ladysmith. Fairgrounds. Exhibits, animals, tractor/truck/horse pull, mud bog, lawnmower races, bands, carnival rides, more. Fun for all ages! 715/532-2225.

6–9  Festival—Arlington. Softball, volleyball, horseshoe tournament, tractor pull, kiddie parade and Main Street parade on Sunday. 

7–9  Pioneer Days—Eau Claire. S4964 Porterville Road. Seamon  and odd tractors, engines, steam engines, antique tractor pulls, crafts, flea market, kiddy tractor pull, silent auction, live music, food. 715 /723-9524, 715/214-8857 or 715/832-3977.

7–9  York-Northfield Rodeo—Northfield. York Ball Park/Ormond Kinning Park. New this year, Friday horse pulling contest. 715/533-0749 or 715/797-1610.

8  LutherRUN 4 Derek—Fennimore. St. Peter Lutheran Church, race begins at 9 a.m. 608/822-6036.

8  Kiwanis Cut Corn and Bean Sale—Cambria. Tarrant Park, 8:30 a.m.–noon. 920/348-5443.

8   Master Gardener Plant Sale—Eau Claire. Expo Center, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 715/878-4585.

8  Flea Market—Portage. Veterans Memorial Fields next to and inside the Bidwell Bldg., 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/742-2178.

8  Sidewalk Sales—Pardeeville. Come check out the local businesses, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/429-2700.

8  Augustfest—Wautoma. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Free pony rides, quilt show, art show, used book sale, food, craft/artisans, homemade donuts, silent auction, more. 920/787-0080 or 920/765-3731.

8  Kiwanis Ride to Read Fundraiser—Portage. Park along the canal on Mullett Street, 6 a.m.–2 p.m. Pedal through scenic Amish country. Proceeds used to purchase books. Pre-registration $25; day of $30. 608/742-8841 or

8  Walls of Wittenberg:  Moving from Traditional to Art Quilting Discussion—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE, 2 p.m. 715/253-2737 or

8, 9  Melrose Corn Broil—Melrose.  Hwy 108. Fun, games for all, free sweet corn, flea market, charcoal chicken, live music, more.  715/284-4658.

8, 9  Butternut Lake Musky Tournament—Park Falls. The Lanes Pub & Eatery, Sat. 6 a.m.–p.m.; Sun. 6 a.m.–noon. Cash prizes based on 60, two-person teams, plus drawings, prizes, food. 715/762-3237.

8, 9, 15, 16, 22  Walls of Wittenberg:  “Fiber Friends Fabrication” Quilt Show—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. 715/253-2737 or

9  Family Fun Fest—Owen. Clark Co. Rehabilitation & Living Center, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Grilled chicken, music, bucket and 50/50 raffles, kids’ activities. Held rain or shine. 715/229-2172.

9  Little Hearts for Life Corn Roast—Oconto Falls. The O’Harrow’s home (8187 Gray Lake Rd.), noon–6 p.m. Tickets $10 adults; $5 children 4–12; free under 3. All you can eat corn on the cob, huge sandbox, games, petting zoo. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of WI pediatric cardiac research. 920/373-4541 or

12–16  Price Co. Fair—Phillips. Fairgrounds. $10 admission includes live entertainment, carnival, parking, 4-H and antique displays, animal barns, demo derby, more.

13  Corn Boil—Lodi. Fitz’s on the Lake (W11602 Cty Hwy V), 5 p.m.–10:30 p.m.

13–16  Sawyer Co. Fair—Hayward. Sawyer Co. Fairgrounds. Entertainment, demolition derby, poor man’s racing, junior livestock, carnival, kids’ games, tractor pull, ATV rally, live music, food. 715/934-2721 or

14, 15  Ride to Remember Motorcycle Rally—Neillsville. The Highground, Fri., opening ceremony, 5:30 p.m.; registration, American Legion #73, 10 a.m. Guided rides begin at 11a.m. 715/743-4224.

14–16  Buffalo River Valley Mostly Bluegrass, All Gospel Festival—Mondovi. Shady Lane Acres (W579 US Hwy 10), Fri. 6 p.m. to Sun. noon. Bluegrass gospel groups from across the US, outdoors rain or shine, food, rough camping. 715/926-5854 or

15  Beginning Beekeeping Class—Apple River, Ill. Apple Creek Apiaries, 2 p.m. Course costs $140; advanced enrollment necessity. 815/594-2306.

15  Main Street Car Show & Burnout Contest—Owen. Central Ave., registration 10 a.m.–noon; car show at noon. Free to public, trophies awarded 3 p.m., cruise follows. Burnout contest 5 p.m., food, drinks, music, crafters/vendors at Mill Pond Park, evening street dance. 715/229-9939.

15  Silver Lake Triathlon—Portage. Races starts at Silver Lake and continues through the gently rolling Portage countryside. 608/742-4888 or

15  Music Fest—Portage. Lawton Field, 6 p.m. Tickets $10, supports the Greater Portage Youth Education Foundation.  Food and beverage available.  608/393-9945.
15  Chicken in the Park—Necedah. Lions Park, 3–7 p.m. Fundraiser for community projects. 608/853-2552 or

15   Colfax Founder’s Day Main Street Block Party–– Colfax. 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Craft fair, car show, Colfax Railroad Museum tours, food vendors and live music. Free event. 715-308-6336

15, 16  Family Fun Fest Car Show & Open House—Babcock. Jeremiah’s Crossing, 715/884-2551 or

15, 16  WI D16 Observed Trials—Cuba City (Dickeyville). 2885 McAdam Rd. 319/330-6700.

16  Ice Age Trail Presentation--Amherst Junction. South New Hope Church (Cty. Rd. T), 2 p.m. 715/824-2509.

16  Corn & Tater Festival—Grand Marsh. Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Live music and games until 8 p.m. 608/339-2083.

16  The Flood of 1965 – 50th Anniversary—Prairie du Chien.  St. Feriole Island. Exhibits, photographs, music, program commemorating the anniversary of the record-setting flood on the upper Mississippi. 608/326-6960

16  Fall Festival—Medord. Chelsea Conservation Club, charcoal chicken dinner 11 a.m.; horse pull 12:30 p.m.; bean bag tournament 1 p.m. Kids’ games, refreshments available. 715/748-4613 or 715/748-3393.

16–23  Grant Co. Fair—Lancaster. Grant Co. Fairgrounds.

19  Hobo Supper—Shennington. St. Peters ( Highway 21), 4–7 p.m. Meal of meats and vegetables steamed together. 608/427-3864.

20  Walls of Wittenberg:  Concert in the Art Park—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE Art Park, 6–8 p.m. Featuring Skip Jones, rain or shine. 715/253-2737 or

20  The Crazy Loon Paddle Outing Phillips Brumley’s Resort on Soo Lake, 6 p.m. Bring your own kayak or canoe or $15 rental. 715/339-6254 or

20  Walls of Wittenberg:  “Susan’s Concert”—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE Art Park, 3–6 p.m. Concert in memory of Dr. Susan Hanson, rain or shine. 715/253-2737 or

21  Jolly Mixers Dance Club—Clintonville. Clintonville Lanes & Banquet Hall, 7–11 p.m. Admission $8. Dancing, food, door prizes. 715/823-6555.

21, 22  Taste of Portage Market Fair Portage Downtown Portage in the Market Square parking lot. Food, live music, kids’ activities, art/craft show, car show. 608/742-6242 or

22  Dump Poker Run—Cambria. The Dump Bar. 920/348-5733 or  –

22  Threshing Bee Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Celebrate an old-time Threshing Bee in an authentic pioneer setting. 608/452-3424 or

22  Charity Classic Musky Tournament Phillips Chain of Lakes. Register at Ross’s Sport Shop. Catch and release, cash and prizes total $14,400. 715/339-3625 or

22  Prairie Days Parade Clinton Downtown, 1 p.m. Horse rides, petting zoo. 262/296-1667

23  Bazaar & Dinner Willard. Holy Family Church, 9:30am mass; 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. chicken dinner, rummage and bake sale, religious articles, music, crafts.  715/267-7524.

26-30  Crawford Co. Fair Gays Mills Carnival, demo derby, rodeo, food; many free activities, music. 608/412-4748.

28, 29  Community Fair Fennimore High School, Fri. dog show 5 p.m.; Sat. fair 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 4-H and FFA exhibits. 608/822-3245 ext. 3205.

28, 29  Villa Louis Behind the Scenes Prairie du Chien Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, tours 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

28–30  Fall Festival Brackett St. Raymond of Penafort Parish. 715/877-3400 or

29  Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club Chicken Dinner New Lisbon
 Community Center, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 608/572-0629.

29  Cajun in the Country Columbus Shepard’s Barn, noon–6 p.m. Cajun and Zydeco music, dancing, craft brews, locally-sourced food. 920/350-0252 or  

30  American Indian History & Culture Upper Mississippi River Cruise Prairie du Chie Mississippi Explorer Cruises, St. Feriole Island, 2 p.m. Historical cruise featuring tales of the American Indian people along the banks of the upper Mississippi River.877/647-7397.