Calendar of Events

This calendar includes local events that are all within a beautiful country drive from Pleasant Valley Log Cabins! 

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Anytime is a good time to tour the round barns of Vernon County.  These barns are unique to this area and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. There are 8 round barns within a 5 mile radius of Pleasant Valley Log Cabins!!!!!


January, 2017

Every Day-Snow Tubing at Fort McCoy-12:30 to 7:30.

January 9-Ontario (5 minute drive) Torchlight Ski Night, Wildcat State Park.  Enjoy an evening of torchlight cross country skiing, meet at 5 pm.  608-337-4775

 January 7– La Farge:  Winter Festival, Kickapoo Valley Visitors Center, children’s sled dog/ mutt races – will provide harness and sleds, ice formation guided hikes, horse-drawn historic tours, ice and snow sculptures, chain saw carving, Kickapoo Quick Auction.

The Dam Phunski is a scenic classic and freestyle cross country ski coursealong the scenic Old Highway 131 Trail located within Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR). Obviously, weather dependent. Proceeds benefit the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Education Program.  For Dates go to:

February, 2017

Every day-Snow tubing at Fort McCoy-12:30 to 7:30

February 5th and 6th   Westby:  87th Annual International Ski Jumping Tournament, Snowflake Ski Club, County Hwy P, ski jumpers from all over the world compete starting at 12:30 p.m. both days.  

March,  2017

March 3-Art Canvas Exhibit Grand Opening, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, LaFarge. 6-8 pm.

April,  2017

April 1-Tomah-Antique Toy Show, Recreation Park.  Toy sales and auction.  Scale replicas of farm toys, trucks, cars, antique replicas of combines, threshers and farm related items.  9-3,

April 14-Easter Egg Hunt, Riverside Park, Mauston.  2:30 pm.

April 29-30-Vintage Wine Premiere, Burr Oak Winery,

May,  2017

May 3-Ontario-Discover Alpacas Day.  Kinney Valley Alpaca Farm.  Discover the joy of raising Alpacas.  Shearing Demonstrations, Educational programs on raising and care, more.  608-435-6927.

May 12-14-Spring Festival, Flea market, food stands, folk music festival.  Gays Mills,

May 13- Motorsports Mayhem, Truck /tractor pulls, ATV, snowmobile grass races, demolition derby.  Richland County Fairgrounds, Richland Center.  11 am to 2 am.

May 14-Mother's Day Chicken Q, Community Hall , Cashton.  11am.

May 20-21 Syttende Mai Norwegian Festival, Downtown.  Craft display, heritage tent, ethnic foods, car show, parade.  608-634-4011.

May 20-Wonewoc- Old Fashion Days, Center Street.  608-464-3210

May 27-28-Spring Winery Festival, Burr Oak Winery, New Lisbon.

May 29-Memorial Day Parades in Hillsboro and Sparta.  10:30 am both locations. 

May 31-Music in the Park.  Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.  7-9 pm.

June, 2017

June 2-3-Bike Me Fun Ride, Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Kendall Depot, Ride to benefit Charities, 7-3pm. Kendall.

June 3- June Dairy Breakfast, Wagon Rides Breakfast, Educational exhibits, farm tour.  Mlsna East Town Dairy, 30962 Cty  Rd D, 7-11am.

June 7 Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Free. Sparta

June 9-11-Wisconsin State High School Rodeo Finals, Richland Center,

June 10-June Dairy Days-Rodeo Parade.  10:30, Richland Center.

June 10– Hillsboro25th Annual Cesky Den, Firemen’s Park, Friday at 6:30 p.m. kick-off party with Orv Konop and the OK Dance Band; Saturday, 10 a.m., Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen, 11 a.m. Czech dinner of pork and sauerkraut; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., John Roehl Orchestra from Howard Grove, WI; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Bob and Greg Blecha and Good Times Bouncing Czechs; on stage Saturday Domaci Folk Dancers (children performers), Yuba – Hillsboro Singers, crowning of the king and queen as well as the prince and princess, Miss Cesky Den Pageant, Youth Talent Show. Polka Mass, 5 p.m., celebrated by Monsignor Joe Slepicka; music and dancing throughout the evening.  Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Little German Band, 11 a.m. Ecumenical services honoring our military; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Brian’s Mississippi Valley Dutchmen.   Arts and crafts, flea market, antique cars and antique tractors, thrashing grain, shredding corn, Czech baked goods all weekend.  Men’s and co-ed softball tournament, 150 feet long banana splits.   Week-end pass, $10 advance, $15 at the gate.  Daily gate pass avail.  Children under 18 free.   Contact R. Dale Jones, 608-444-0106. 

June 16-HOPE Fundraiser Cancer Walk, many activities, 6-11pm.  High School Track, Hillsboro

June 21-22-Free Fishing Weekend statewide

June 22-25-Elroy Fair, Annual 4H & FFA Fair, animals, music, food, activities.  Elroy.

June 22-25- Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull, Tomah fair grounds, Tomah.

June 25-Lions Dairy Breakfast-Hillsboro Firemen's Park, Hillsboro. 7-11:30 am.

July, 2017

July 4th-various local Independence day festivals in Hillsboro, Ontario, and more.  Enjoy fireworks, tractor pulls, local fair.

July 5-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

July 7,8,9-Viroqua Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

July 8-Dritless Music Festival-Free outdoor concert, Eckhart Park, Viroqua.  Noon to 10pm.

July 12-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

July 26-30-Monroe County Fair-Tomah.

July 26-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

August, 2017

August 2-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

August 3-6-Wood Turtle Days, Softball, volleyball, 5k, fireworks, crafts, food, parade, music. Wilton.  8:30-10pm.

August 9-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

August 11-12-Hillsboro Charity Tractor Pull-Lucus Oil Champions, Firemans Park, Televised Tractor Pull, Hillsboro.

August 14-29-Juneau County Fair, Juneau County Fairgrounds, Rodeos, draft horse pulls, demolition derbies, pig races, 4-H crafts, music, food.  Mauston, Wi.

August 16-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

August 23-Concert in the Park, Evans-Bosshard Park, Sparta.  Free.

September, 2017

Sept. 1-4-Labor Day Parade and Fair-Hillsboro

Sept. 8-10-Cashton Fall Fest, Tractor pull, crafts, carnival and parade, Village Park, Cashton.  9am to 10pm.

Sept. 13-17-Vernon County Fair-Viroqua

Sept. 15-Annual Wine Walk, sample wines and food, Mauston.  6-9pm.

Sept. 16-17-Driftless Area Art Festival, visual, performing and culinary arts.  Soldiers Grove.

Sept. 22-23-Horse and Colt Show-Viola

Sept. 22-24-Apple Festival-Gays Mills


 October, 2017

October 7 – La Farge:   Dam Challenge Triathlon, canoe, bike and run on the Kickapoo Valley Reserve, individual relay race by age groupings, prizes, entry fee may include canoe rental, 9am to 3pm.

October 6-8 Center Color Fest, Canyoun of lights parade, Richland Center.

October 13-14-Fall Harvest Days, Corn maze, hayrides, animal park, blacksmithing, candle dipping wool spinning, weaving, demos and vendors.  Northwoods Orchard, Mauston.

October14-Colors of Kendall Art Tour and Festival, art tour, crafters, farmers market food, music, Kendall.  608-463-7124.

November, 2017

November 18-Ladies Day Out, Vendors, food, specialty lady items. Community Hall, Ontario 9am-3pm.

November 24-Lighted Holiday Parade-Tomah. 

December, 2017

December 3-Holiday Happening, music and more.  Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge.  3pm-8:30pm.

December 9-Old Fashioned Christmas, Santa visits, food, crafts, horse drawn wagon rides, music.  Community Hall, Ontario.  9am-10pm.

weekends of December-Inner Tubing at Fort McCoy-Snow permitting

Ski packages available at Mt. LaCrosse







The Kickapoo Valley has become renowned for it's fly fishing.  We have even had fisherman travel from Arkansas to stay in our cabins and fish the local trout streams!

Groomed cross country ski trails are located nearby at Wildcat Mountain State Park.   Check with the park for ski conditions and scheduled candle light night skiing.


Tunnels abound on the Elroy-Sparta Bike trail.  Bike rentals are available at numerous locations along the trail. 

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