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Events are subject to change, please call ahead to confirm.

JANUARY 2019

January: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities.

January 1: New Year’s Day Brunch, Prairie du Chien Rotary Club fundraiser, 608-326-5488.

January 4-5: Follies Again, Community-wide talent show to benefit the Marianne Labuche sculpture, held at the new Prairie du Chien High School Theater, admission charged. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 608-326-4326, www.statuepark.org.

January 19-20: Snowball Fest, Come in and pick a snowball for discounts up to 50% off. Sample some warm Mulled Award Winning Wine. Free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

January 19-20: Wisconsin Winter Free-Fishing Weekend, State residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy free fishing.

FEBRUARY 2019

February: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities.

February 2-3: Annual Fisheree, Ice fishing competition on waters near Prairie du Chien, outing for the entire family, fishing prizes, and evening entertainment, (Fisheree WILL BE HELD - ice or no ice), 800-732-1673. Click here for complete infromation.

February 9: Progressive Dinner, Meal and tours in McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

February 9: Sweetheart Pancake Breakfast, Ferryville Village Hall, 8 a.m.-11 a.m., 608-734-9077.

February 9: Sny Magill Ice Fisheree, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2258.

February 16: Prairie Rod & Gun Club Deer Show, Display of deer head mounts and racks, raffles, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 608-326-2718, National Guard Armory, Hwy 35 N, Prairie du Chien.

February 16-17: Cabin Fever Weekend, Register for a $50 gift certificate and discounts all weekend. Free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

February 22-23: Bald Eagle Appreciation Days, Live Bald Eagle and raptor programs, educational programs by birding experts, exhibits, outdoor viewing of Bald Eagles through spotting scopes, life-sized Bald Eagle nest, activities for children.  Free Friday evening educational programs at local hotels. Saturday programs run 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and are held at Hoffman Hall, Prairie du Chien.  All programs Friday and Saturday are free and open to the public. This is a fun educational event for the whole family. For details on the event call 800-732-1673 or visit the web site http://prairieduchien.org/?q=visitors/eagles, The event is co-sponsored by Effigy Mounds National Monument and the Prairie du Chien Tourism Council.

February 23: Villa Louis Eagle Appreciation Day, Join Villa Louis and area attractions and businesses as they celebrate our national bird! Villa Louis will open at 10:00 a.m. with tours at the top of the hour starting at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 3 p.m. Admission charged. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

February 23: Bald Eagle Day Special Museum Exhibit Tours, sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Historical Society, tours from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Crawford Museum, 717 S. Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6960.

MARCH 2019

March: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities.

March 2: Bald Eagle Day, Programs and activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ferryville Village Hall, Ferryville, WI, visitferryville.com, 608-734-9077.

March 16: Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Come enjoy the celebration of the green, 10 a.m. parade with festivities to follow at many local businesses, downtown Prairie du Chien, sponsored by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce, 608-326-8555.

March 16: Shamrock Shuffle 5K, 3.1 mile fun run/walk. Registration from 7-7:40 a.m. Race starts at 7:45 a.m. Held at Hoffman Hall, Prairie du Chien. Contact Prairie du Chien Park & Rec, 608-326-7207.

March 16-17: Leaping Leprechauns, Come sample a wine-a-rita and pick a shamrock for discounts up to 50% off. Free Wine Tasting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

March 23-April 27: Timberdoodle Dance, Courtship of the American Woodcock, La Riviere Park, 62036 Vineyard Coulee Rd, Prairie du Chien, various evenings during these dates, call for information or guided tours, 608-326-2718.

APRIL 2019

April: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities.

April: Timberdoodle Dance, See March 24 listing for details.

April 5-6: Quilt the Day Away, Largest quilting event in the Tri-state area. Get together to share quilting techniques, socialize and have fun! Held at Hoffman Hall, Prairie du Chien. Contact Prairie du Chien Park & Rec, 608-326-7207.

April 6: Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen, Tour included, reservations required, adults step into a working Victorian kitchen. This hands-on cooking workshop takes participants on a culinary tour of the late 1800's, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

April 13: Villa Louis Behind the Scenes, This special Behind the Scenes tour presents an in-depth look at the  Dousman family's music and instrument collection. Tours are two hours and include visits to the nooks and crannies of the restored mansion, including the attic! The tour also includes a short concert on the restored 1879 Steinway grand piano in the parlor. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Reservations required. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

April 25-28:  Prairie du Chien City-Wide Garage Sales, maps available two days prior at the Wisconsin-Iowa Shopping News, 405 N Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2457.

April 26: Arbor Day, Come celebrate Arbor Day in the gardens at St. Feriole Island.

April 27: Indoor Flea Market, over 40 vendors, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., fundraiser for Hoffman Hall and PdC Skateboard Park. Hoffman Hall, Prairie du Chien, sponsored by the Park & Rec Department, 608-326-7207.

April 27-28: Spring Fling Weekend, Come in and pick a flower for up to 50% off, free wine tasting 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

MAY 2019

May: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

May: Ranger Program, Ranger led hikes, short talks and demonstrations, call for the day's schedule, Effigy Mounds National Monument, N of Marquette, IA, Hwy 76, 563-873-3491 ext. 202.

May: Banding of the Hummingbird (Date to be determined) Wyalusing State Park, call for more information. 608-996-2261.

May 3: Special Exhibit, The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, McGregor, IA 563-329-2010.

May 10-12: Spring Festival/Folk Fest/Antique Tractor Pull, Gays Mills, WI, 608-735-4379.

May 11: Spring Bird Migration Hike, Area birding experts lead hike at Sugar Creek Bluff, hosted by Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Ferryville, meet at the Ferryville Village Hall at 7:30 a.m., 608-734-9077.

May 11: Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-noon, St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, Prairie du Chien, proceeds go toward the gardens, 608-326-8602.

May 11: International Migratory Bird Day, Bird Walks held at La Riviere Park, meet at the park barn prior to 8 a.m. Wear appropriate clothing and foot gear. Binoculars and bird identification book recommended. 62036 Vineyard Coulee Rd, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2718.

May 11-September 29: Froelich 1890's Village Tours, Home to the first gas propelled tractor-1892, tours 5 days a week, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, admission charged, 24397 Froelich Road, McGregor, IA (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841.

May 17: PdC UnCorked, Prairie du Chien wine tasting event, limited tickets available, 5-8:30 p.m. Contact Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce for more information, 608-326-8555 ext. 10 or 12.

May 17-18: Rummage Along the River, 70 mile garage sale along Highway 35 including the communities of Stoddard, Genoa, De Soto, Ferryville, Lynxville, Seneca, and Mt. Sterling, WI, 608-734-9077.

May 18-19: Uff Da Fest, Celebrate Norwegian Independence Day 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sample Uff Da wine, free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA,  563-873-1905.

May 18-October 26: Farmers Market, every Saturday, Sugar Creek Park, Ferryvile, 608-734-9077.

May 24-August 10 (Fridays): Friday Night Music on the River, Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours, Two hour river cruise leaving Marquette Marina, call for times and availability, 563-880-8970.

May 25: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

May 25-27: Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Various handmade arts and crafts, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

May 25-27: Flea Market, food stand, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3735.

May 27: Memorial Day Parade & Festivities, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

JUNE 2019

June: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

June(Date to be determined): Crawford County Dairy Breakfast, Location: TBA, Cost: Adults $2.00, Children 6-12 $1.00, 6-10 a.m., 608-326-8555 ext. 12.

June 1: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

June 1-2: Wisconsin's Free Fun Weekend, State residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy free fishing, free admission to state parks and trails, and free ATV riding on public trails.

June 6-July 25(Thursday Evenings): Free Summer "Concerts in the Park" series, Held each Thursday evening on the banks of the Mississippi River at Lawler Park’s South Gazebo, Prairie du Chien, from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and snacks. Sponsored by Prairie du Chien Park & Rec 608-326-7207.

June 7: Special Exhibit, The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, McGregor, IA, 563-329-2010.

June 7-August 10 (Fridays): Friday Night Music on the River, Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 7 p.m., leaving Marquette Marina, 563-880-8970.

June 8: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

June 12: Chautauqua Summer Series, 6:30 p.m., Ron Copher-"Railroading along the Mississippi: Then and Now. Refreshments served. Ferryville Village Hall 608-734-9018.

June 13-16: Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous, Fur Trading era environment recreating life as it was in 1840’s when Prairie du Chien was the hub of the fur trading, largest re-enactment in the Midwest, open to the public, free admission, St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River. Buffalo Burger Stand serving real buffalo. For participant registration information call 608-537-2394 or mail request to: Big River Long Rifles, PO Box 184, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

June 14-16: Flea Market with over 200 vendors, St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien. For vendor registration, write to Prairie du Chien Fire Association, 720 East Blackhawk, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821, or call 608-379-4551 and leave your name and complete mailing address for registration to be mailed.

June 15-16: Soldiers Grove Dairy Days, carnival, tournaments, live music, dancing, tractor pull, food, and more, Soldiers Grove, WI, 608-624-3264.

June 15: Annual "Pies-A-Plenty" Pie Auction at the Rendezvous.  Over 40 homemade fruit, cream, and dessert pies are offered at auction. Sponsored by Prairie du Chien Historical Society/Fort Crawford Museum. Auction begins at 4 p.m. on St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6960.

June 15-16 Annual New Wine Release Weekend, Be the first to sample new wines, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., live music in the wine garden Saturday from 1-4 p.m., free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

June 21-22: Music Fights Back, Rock music festival held on the beautiful St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien. A music festival with a backyard feel. Performances by regional and national acts from all over the United States. Food and beverage vendors on festival grounds, camping available. Safe Ride and shuttle services offered. Music Fights Back Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides cancer patients with tablets for music therapy! For more information about the event and tickets visit www.musicfightsback.com or call 608-518-1300. Come join us as we fight back against cancer! 

June 22: Annual Lazy River Beer & Wine Festival, A premier wine & beer tasting event featuring handcrafted wine from Iowa wineries and handcrafted beer from breweries, food vendors, live music throughout the day. Marquette riverfront, noon-4 p.m. Must be 21 to attend. For tickets call 800-896-0910.

June 29: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre, The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more, free show 1 p.m., 563-873-2387.

June 29: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA 563-873-1905.

JULY 2019

July: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

July: Ranger Program, Ranger led hikes, short talks and demonstrations, call for the day's schedule, Effigy Mounds National Monument, N of Marquette, IA, Hwy 76, 563-873-3491 ext. 202.

July (Thursday Evenings): Free Summer “Concerts in the Park” series, Held each Thursday evening on the banks of the Mississippi River at Lawler Park’s South Gazebo, Prairie du Chien, from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and snacks. Sponsored by Prairie du Chien Park & Rec, 608-326-7207.

July (Fridays): Friday Night Music on the River, Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 7 p.m., leaving Marquette Marina, cell 563-880-8970.

July 4-7: Marquette 4th of July Celebration, parade Saturday 1 p.m. followed by live music, food stand, and fireworks at dusk; flea market all three days, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3735.

July 4: 4th of July Celebration, Eastman, WI, 608-874-4361.

July 4: 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, Gays Mills, WI, 608-735-4341.

July 5-6: Stump Dodger Bash, Gays Mills, WI 608-735-4379.

July 6: Emma Big Bear's 150th Birthday & Winnebago History Day Celebration, sponsored by the Emma Big Bear Foundation. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Experts on hand, 100-seat attendee capacity and a large exhibit hall of several collector's acquisitions of EBB artifacts, baskets, photos, resource materials, paintings, beaded jewelry, etc. Marquette Community Room in Marquette, IA, 563-880-9190.

July 10: Chautauqua Summer Series, 6:30 p.m., Eric Corson-Geology of the Lower Wisconsin River, refreshments served. Ferryville Village Hall, Ferryville, WI, 608-734-9018.

July 10-14: Crazy Days in Prairie du Chien, Take advantage of fantastic bargains as the merchants in Prairie du Chien get crazy with prices!

July 12: Cannons at Fort Crawford, 1 p.m. until dusk. A timeline of historic cannon from the War of 1812 through the Civil War. Demonstration of cannon firing throughout the day. Free admission to the display. Fort Crawford Museum, 717 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6960.

July 13: Chamber of Commerce Annual Fireworks, At dusk, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-8555.

July 13: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

July 13-14: War of 1812 Reenactment, A historic encampment and battle reenactment on Wisconsin’s only War of 1812 battlefield, now the lawn of the Villa Louis estate. Learn about the British assault on U.S. Fort Shelby in a battle scenario Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tour the camps and learn about military life in 1814. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, admission charged, 608-326-2721.

July 17: Went to a Garden Party, Taste and tour of St. Feriole Memorial Gardens, Business After 5 Chamber of Commerce, 5 p.m. to dusk, public invited, 608-326-8602.

July 19: Special Exhibit, The Left Bank Shop and Gallery, McGregor, IA, 563-329-2010.

July 20: Great River Annual Car Show & Cruise, McGregor, 563-873-2258.

July 20: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

July 20-21: Wine-A-Rita Weekend, Come sample Wine-A-Ritas and enjoy the fun! Free wine tasting 10 a.m.-5 p.m., live music in the wine garden Saturday 1-4 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

July 26-27: Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Two stages in a park-like setting, international, national and regional blues bands performing. Camping on site. Event shuttle runs to motels in town. Food and beverage stands, various vendors with hand-made products, 608-326-0085, www.prairiedogblues.com, online ticket/camping orders begin May 1, ticket hotline opens June 1, 888-567-1567, St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River, Prairie du Chien.

July 27: River Bluff Daze, Tractor pull, Market in the park, fireworks, Ferryville, WI, 608-734-9077.

July 27: River Bluff Daze Nature Hike, Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the boat landing, Ferryville, WI, 608-734-9018.

July 27: Dino Day, Learn about dinosaurs at the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, 9 a.m.-noon, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3537.

July 27: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

July 27: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre, The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more, free show 1 p.m., 563-873-2387.

AUGUST 2019

August: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

August (Fridays): Friday Night Music on the River, Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours, leaving Marquette Marina, 563-880-8970.

August: Ranger Program, Ranger led hikes, short talks and demonstrations, call for the day's schedule, Effigy Mounds National Monument, N of Marquette, IA, Hwy 76, 563-873-3491 ext. 202.

August: Banding of the Hummingbirds, (Date to be determined), Wyalusing State Park, call for more information. 608-996-2261.

August 3: Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Bash, Help Smokey celebrate his birthday, parade through Wisconsin Ridge Campground, various other activities and refreshments, event begins at 6 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

August 3 & 10: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

August 4: Riverfront History Walk, Take a stroll along the Mississippi River and explore the history of Western Wisconsin's oldest town. This guided outdoor tour will share the stories behind landmarks of Indigenous, French-Canadian, and American settlement along the Mississippi River. The tour lasts 90 minutes and covers approximately one mile of level terrain. Tour begins at 10:30 a.m. and again at 2:30 p.m. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

August 14: Chautauqua Summer Series, 6:30 p.m., Bob O'Connor-Dennis Mahan, Pre-Civil War Military Tactical Operations Instructor at West Point, refreshments served. Ferryville Village Hall, Ferryville, WI 608-734-9018.

August 17-18: End of Summer Blast -Wine-A-Rita Weekend, Enjoy the funand sample some wine-a-rita's! Free wine tasting 10 a.m.-5 p.m., enjoy live music in the wine garden Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

August 22-25: Crawford County Fair, Gays Mills, WI (608) 735-4379.

August 24: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

August 24: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

August 31: Labor Day Parade and Festivities, McGregor, IA 563-873-2186.

August 31: Flea Market, food stand, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3736.

August 31: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre, The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more, free show 1 p.m., 563-873-2387.

SEPTEMBER 2019

September: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

September (Fridays): Friday Night Music on the River, Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours at 6 p.m., leaving Marquette Marina, 563-880-8970.

September 1-2: Flea Market, food stand, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3736.

 

September 2: Annual Labor Day Parade & Festivities, 11 a.m., Downtown McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

September 6-8: Annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic, Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events. Learn how this event descends from the Dousman era when the Villa Louis was known as the Artesian Stock Farm and was home to one of the Midwest’s finest racehorse farms. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole, Island, Prairie du Chien, www.carriageclassic.com, 608-326-2721.

September 7: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

September 12-15: Prairie du Chien City-Wide Garage Sales, maps available two days prior, at the Wisconsin-Iowa Shopping News, 405 N Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2457.

September 13: Special Exhibit, The Left Bank Shop & Gallery, McGregor, IA 563-329-2010.

September 14: Mississippi Mud Run, Approximately four miles of mud and obstacles guaranteed to challenge the avid runner as well as the beginner. This is a family event for children and adults of all ages, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien. 608-996-2107.

September 14: Live Music, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free wine tasting, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

September 21: Railroad Days, Telegraphy demonstration, Hole in the Sock Gang shootout, children’s rides, caricature drawings, food, and raffle, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1200.

September 21: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

September 21: Riverfront History Walk, Take a Stroll beside the Mississippi River and explore the layers of history of Western Wisconsin's oldest town. This 90-minute guided outdoor walking tour will step from the foundations of Fort Crawford to the homes and trading posts of the old main village of Prairie du Chien, showing how the Upper Mississippi Valley has been shaped by American Indians, French-Canadians, and American settlers. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission charged, Villa Louis Historical Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

September 21-22: Grape Harvest, Sample award winning wines 10 a.m.-5 p.m., live music in the wine garden Saturday 1-4 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

September 21-22: Driftless Area Art Festival, Celebrating the visual, performing and culinary arts, free admission, held at Beauford T. Anderson Memorial Park, Soldiers Grove), 608-624-3600.

September 21: Fall Fest, Arts & crafts, Farmers market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sugar Creek Park, Ferryville, WI, 608-734-9077.

September 27-29: Gays Mills Apple Festival, Parade, carnival, art & crafts, food, music, flea markets, Gays Mills, WI, 608-735-4341.

September 28: Apple Fest Weekend, Sample our Spiced Apple Wine, live music from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., free wine tasting daily, Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

September 28: Harvest Festival, pumpkin carving begins at 3 p.m., walk will begin at Peterson Shelter, 6 p.m., Wyalsing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

September 28: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880s Street Theatre, The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts, saloon girls and more, free show 1 p.m., 563-873-2387.

September 28-29: Froelich Museum Fall-Der-All, Two day celebration of old-time demonstrations, tractors, tractor rides, and hit-miss engine displays, museum tours, kids fun zone, 24397 Froelich Road, Froelich, IA (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841.

OCTOBER 2019

October: Click here for the attractions listing of daily activities such as river cruises, historic tours, wine tasting, cave tours, museum and garden tours, outdoor recreation rentals, farmer's markets, and more.

October 2-13 Fall Foliage Mississippi River Tours: Open boarding on Maiden Voyage Tours, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m and 3 p.m., 90-minute cruise leaving from Marquette Marina, 563-880-8970.

October 5: “Visiting Our Ancestors”, Costumed interpreters guide a tour through Prairie du Chien’s historic cemeteries.  The tour begins with the Old French Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in existence in the upper Mississippi Valley, and ends at the Brisbois Cemetery atop a bluff overlooking Prairie du Chien.  Admission charged. The tour starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Crawford Museum, 717 South Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, 608 326-6960.

October 5: HawkWatch, 9:30-3 p.m., Co-sponsored by Upper Iowa Audubon, Upper Mississippi River Fish & Wildlife Refuge, and Driftless Wetlands Centre (563-873-3537). Event is held in part at the Driftless Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA.

October 5-6: Shihata’s Orchard Fest, Visit the Apple House with 11 varieties of apples, jams & jellies, award winning cider, pumpkins, Wisconsin wine, cheese and sausage. Weekend outing of family fun with wagon rides in the orchard, U-pick apple, Country Fun Park, and The Pumpkin Patch. Free samples of many Apple House products, six miles north of Prairie du Chien on Hwy 27, left on Limery Rd., 608-326-2785.

October 5-6: Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, various handmade arts and crafts, music, food, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

October 5-6: Froelich 1890s Village Museum Tours, Home of first gas propelled tractor-1892, open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., admission charged, 24397 Froelich Road, McGregor, IA (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841.

October 11-12: The Haunted Halls of Terror, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 7-10:00 p.m. each night, Sponsored by Scream Extreme, www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com.

October 12: Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen, Tour included, reservations required, adults step into a working Victorian kitchen. This hands-on cooking workshop takes participants on a culinary tour of the late 1800's, Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

October 12-13: Flea Market, food stand, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3736.

October 12-13: Leaf Arts & Crafts Festival, Various arts & crafts, music, food, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186.

October 12-13: Froelich 1890s Village Museum Tours, Home of first gas propelled tractor-1892, open Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., admission charged, 24397 Froelich Road, McGregor, IA (four miles east of Monona, IA) 563-536-2841.

October 18-19: The Haunted Halls of Terror, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 7-10:00 p.m. each night, Sponsored by Scream Extreme, www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com.

October 19: Astronomy Program, Huser Astronomy Center, 8:30 p.m., Wyalusing State Park, WI, 608-996-2261.

October 19: Oktoberfest, Celebration to show the German Heritage of the area, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., German food, drink, games, music and more. Parade held at 10 a.m. in downtown Prairie du Chien. Celebration held at St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-8602.

October 19-20: Oktoberfest Celebration, Food, fun and festivities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free wine tasting, live music in the wine garden both days from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

October 25, 26 and 31: The Haunted Halls of Terror, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, Oct 25 and 26: 7-10:30 p.m., Oct 31: 6-9 p.m., Sponsored by Scream Extreme www.HallsofTerrorpdc.com.

October 26: Villa Louis After Dark, This lamplight tour beckons visitors into close encounters with historic figures of long ago. Costumed interpreters will hand out treats and spooky tales. Event begins at the Villa Louis Visitor Center and ends with a bonfire and s'mores. Program runs continuously from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole Island, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-2721.

October 26: Hole in the Sock Gang 1880 Street Theatre, The Old West comes alive in downtown McGregor, IA, with a reenactment of action-packed bank robberies, cowboy shootouts and saloon girls, free show 1 p.m., 563-873-2387.

NOVEMBER 2019

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November 8: Special Exhibit, The Left Bank Shop & Gallery, McGregor, IA 563-329-2010.

November 9: Fall Bird Migration Day, Birding experts from the Audubon Society will be at the River View Park/Observation deck 9-11 a.m. in Ferryville, WI. View migrating swans, white pelicans, ducks and more, 608-734-9077.

November 16: Holiday Craft & Gift Fair, Largest craft fair in the tri-state area, over 50 vendors, music throughout the day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-7207.

November 16-17: Giving Thanks...Home for the Holidays, Award winning wines make the perfect holiday treat! Sample warm mulled wines, free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

November 28: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, Three mile run/walk, 8 a.m., Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-7207.

November 29-30: Black Friday and Small Business House, Check's Antiques celebrating 50 years in business, enjoy refreshments, discounts, and specials, 115 South Dousman Street, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6014.

DECEMBER 2018

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December 1: 8th Annual Open House and Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Planted Tree, 200 W Blackhawk in historic downtown Prairie du Chien, 608-326-8733.

December 3: Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa, Christmas Carols, and treats, Ferryville, 608-734-9018.

December 7: Holiday Parade, Downtown Prairie du Chien along Blackhawk Ave beginning at 5:30 p.m., holiday lighting program at St. Feriole Gardens following parade, 608-326-8555.

December 7-8: Festival of Trees-Taste of McGregor & Spirit of Christmas, contact the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce for details 563-873-2183.

December 15: Christmas at the Wetland Centre, 1-4 p.m., Santa Claus, hot chocolate, and children activities. Hosted by the American Legion, Driftless Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3537.

December 9-January 1: Christmas at the Fort, Lighted Christmas trees and special programs celebrate the holidays. Holiday cookie and candy sale and shopping in the Museum Store beginning at 10 a.m. Fort Crawford Museum, 717 S Beaumont Road, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-6960.

December 15-16: Home for the Holidays, Sample warmed mulled wines and check out our specials while you browse our unique gift shop for that perfect holiday gift! Free wine tasting, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eagles Landing Winery, Marquette, IA, 563-873-1905.

December 27-31: Carp Fest, Week-long family related activities including illuminated sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, ice fishing, Hoffman Hall Dollar Days, and more. For a list of activities contact the City Parks & Rec, 608-326-7207.