Area Animal Fun:
June Dairy Days – In most counties in Wisconsin, we celebrate June Dairy Days with either a breakfast on a dairy producer’s farm or a festival celebrating the Dairy products and the producers that spend every day with the animals. June – (Vernon County, Crawford, LaCrosse & Monroe Country the first three weekends of June)
County Fairs – Along with all the rides and food, these fairs wouldn’t be the same without the animals brought from the many farms. June – mid of September (Vernon County, 2nd weekend of September)
Tucker & Becky’s Pumpkin Patch – Due to the August 2018 flood, 2018 offered visitors just a two day benefit event. This year, they are already rebuilding buildings and playful items for kids and adults of all ages. The site has changed but not the spirit of the fun they give to their visitors remains. Animals were safe on the ridge around their organic dairy farm at the time so no llamas, pot-belly pigs, rabbits and lots of friendly goats were hurt during this historical event. You can follow them on facebook for updates on the pumpkin patch. Cashton, WI - Open from the end of September – end of October
Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Museum – Norwegian historical settlement is open year round with many events that including Fjord driven wagon rides. Enjoy the day with using many of nature paths to see natural native grasses & flowers and the animals including whitetail deer, blue birds and much more!
Kickapoo Valley Reserve – A huge nature reserve full of trails for walking, horseback riding and mountain biking in this vast area. An educational center brings the history and the reason why such a big area is necessary to our area towns. Rockton-LaFarge
Kickapoo Valley Ranch – Guest cabins overlooking the Kickapoo Valley Reserve and a pasture full of horses that visitors get to enjoy. Many visitors come to the area for motorcycling, biking, hiking or canoeing. Cowboy David & Cowboy Joe also are known for their bake goods & coffee on Saturday mornings. Call for details.
Blue Barn – A pizza joint in the middle of Amish Country near the KVR that not only has ice cream & pizza but a petting zoo with ducks, mini-horses and funny goats. They also have a Doll Museum too! Cashton, WI - Seasonal hours
Area Food & Flowers Fun:
Amish Produce Auction: A location for Amish and English to bring their products to be sold to the public, auctioneer style. Huge sales on Mother’s Day weekend, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Cashton, WI
Flower & Vegetables Sales: Numerous farmers sell flowers & plants from Mother’s Day tulips & baskets to the fall mum season. Deep Rooted of Westby and Coon Valley’s Main Street Market and Amish farms in the Cashton & Westby area are hot spots for beautiful flowers, plants (annuals & perennials) & produce. Farmers Market in Viroqua on Wednesday afternoons & Saturday mornings.
Wineries & Wine Bar: Branches Winery, Vernon Vineyards, and Tangled Hickory Wine Bar invites visitors to their farm tasting rooms & in the downtown Viroqua wine bar to enjoy great wine, music and a farm experience. Westby, WI & Viroqua, WI
Sustainable Food: Vernon County is home to many organic companies including Organic Valley, Westby Co-op Creamery, Kickapoo Coffee, Driftless Café, Wisco Pop, Viroqua Food Co-op and many more…ours included! Be a part of something great and enjoy your food knowing that we keep it local & chemical free the best we can!