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hidden valleys events
11/23/2017
Turkey Trot
5K Fun Run & Walk. For more information call 608.326.7207.... (more info)

11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017
Cassville Alumni Basketball Tournament
Annual get together of former CHS Comet alumni coming back home to showcase their basketball skills.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 608.847.7833.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 877.427.3719.... (more info)

11/23/2017
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings hosted by the Westby Lions. Details call 608.634.4405.... (more info)



If you have ever visited a dairy farm, met an Emu, tasted a squeaky-fresh cheese curd still warm from the vat, got lost in a corn maze, or picked your own strawberries under the same summer sun that sweetened them then you've been involved in ag-tourism! With Agriculture and Tourism among the top revenue generators in Wisconsin, combining the two into "Ag-Tourism" makes good business sense and offers unlimited potential for growth.
www.wiagtourism.com


ITBEC-SW - The International Trade, Business and Economic Development Council provides participating counties in southwest Wisconsin with a mechanism to identify and formulate regional goals and strategies leading to improvements in tourism, economic development and exporting.
www.southwestwisconsin.net


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November
2 -
11/5/2017
5
Driftless Film Festival
Mineral Point, WI
Independent and student films shown in the historic Mineral Point Opera House, along with conversations with filmmakers. For more information call 608.987.3201.

www.mineralpointoperahouse.org
4 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
Tours at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Reservations required for adults to step into a working Victorian kitchen. This hands on cooking workshop takes participants on a culinary tour of the late 1900's. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
4 Fall Arts & Crafts Fair
Elementary and Middle Schools, Brodhead, WI
9 am - 3 pm
Sponsored by Jaycees. For more information call 608.295.9698.
www.brodheadchamber.org
4 Don Greenwood
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Come and join us for Don's Birthday Revue, featuring musicians from across the driftless region. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
4 Historical Society Fall Craft Show
Sparta High School, 506 N. Black River St, Sparta, WI
8 am - 4 pm
300 vendors and 4,000 attend this annual event. For more information call 608.269.3233.
www.bikesparta.com
4 Fall Bird Migration Day
River View Park Hwy 35, Ferryville, WI
9 am - 11 am
Birding experts from the Audubon Society at River View Park/Observation Deck. See the migrating swans, white pelicans, ducks of many species and more. Spotting scopes at the Observation Area in the heart of Ferryville. See many migrating waterfowl and raptors migrating south. For details call 608.734.9018.
www.visitferryville.com
4 Chunky Monkey Walk/Run
Argyle, WI
Epilepsy fund raiser. For more information call 608.214.0848.
4 Silent Auction Gift Baskets
Argyle Women's Club, FNB Community Room, Argyle, WI
For more information call 608.558.8464.
4 Jaycees Fall Arts and Crafters Fair
Brodhead Middle and Elementary Schools, Brodhead, WI
9 am - 3 pm
For more information call 608.295.9698.
5 Rails to Trails Marathon
Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail, Norwalk, WI
7 am
Full & half marathon, 5k, and fun run. Qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.
www.railstotrailsraces.com
5 Swissfest
Turner Hall, Monroe, WI
2 pm
Sponsored by Monroe Swiss Singers. Swiss music variety show, followed by dance. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
5 Acoustic Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 pm - 3 pm
Acoustic Jam. Come to listen or play. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
5 Norwegian Supper
Yellowstone Lutheran Church, Argyle WI
Noon - 4 pm
Serving rommegrot, klub, lefse & more. For more information call 608.543.3088.
5 Fall Dinner
United Methodist Church, Belmont, WI
11 am - 1 pm
Serving ham, beef & pork roast dinner with carry-outs available and featuring a Country Craft Corner. For more information call 608.762.5783 or 608.762.5157.
www.belmontwi.com
8 WOW! Day
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School, Viroqua, WI
8:10 - 9 am
Waldorf Open Wednesday offers a glimpse into classrooms and the magic of Waldorf education. For more information call 608.637.7828.
www.pleasantridgewaldorf.org
10 -
11/12/2017
12
Holiday Shopping Open Houses
New Glarus WI
Retailers are open to assist you with all your holiday shopping needs. For more information call 608.527.2317.
www.swisshistoricalvillage.org
11 Kids in a Victorian Kitchen
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
Tours at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Reservations required for children entering grades 3-8 to learn about yesteryear with lots of food and fun. This hands on cooking workshop takes kids back in time by using the utensils, recipes, and technology of the 1890's. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
11 VFW Steak Supper
VFW Hall, Main Street, Benton, WI
4:30 pm - 7 pm
Held the 2nd Saturday every month, January through November.

www.Bentonwi.us
11 Bluegrass Jam
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Come to play or listen. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
11 Holiday Craft & Gift Show
Mauston High School, Mauston, WI
9 am - 3 pm
Festive holiday shopping for the whole family. For more information call 608.847.4142.
www.mauston.com/chamber
12 Omelet Breakfast
Sparta American Legion, Sparta, WI
8 - 11 am
Come on out to the Omelet Breakfast. $6.00 for a three egg omelet. Proceeds go to children & youth and veterans programs. For more information call 608.269.1390.
jeanne0611@centurytel.net
12 Fall Dinner
United Methodist Church, Belmont, WI
11 am - 1 pm
Serving ham, beef & pork roast dinner with carry-outs available and featuring a Country Craft Corner. For more information call 608.762.5783 or 608.762.5157.
www.belmontwi.com
14 Community Supper
New Lisbon Community Center, New Lisbon, WI
4:30 - 6 pm
Complimentary meal open to all. Come for the fellowship, stay for the meal. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 608.562.3555.
www.sharingsupper.org
15 Community Supper
125 Royall Ave, Elroy, WI
4:30 - 6 pm
United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Complimentary meal open to all. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call 608.847.7924.
www.sharingsupper.org
18 Ladies Day Out
Community Hall, 104 N Garden St, Ontario WI
9 am - 3 pm
Vendors, food, specialty lady items. For more information call 608.337.4763.
18 Grilled Steak Dinner
Memorial VFW Post 10911 & Auxiliary, Camp Douglas, WI
4 - 8 pm
Just $10/plate every 3rd Saturday. Email Renee with questions or call 608.427.3355.
VFW10911@yahoo.com
18 -
11/19/2017
19
13th Annual Christmas Open House
Spurgeon Vineyards & Winery, Highland, WI
10 am - 4 pm
For more information call 608.929.7692.
www.spurgeonvineyards.com
18 Potosi-Tennyson Back Home for Christmas
Potosi, WI
9 am - 3 pm
Visit with Santa, crafters, and Holiday open house at local businesses. Silent auction. Call 608.763.2300 for more information.
www.potosiwisconsin.com
18 VFW Steak Fry
De Soto Community Center, De Soto, WI
4:30 - 8 pm
Steak to order, baked potato, relishes, bread & refreshments from VFW Post 8123. For more information call|08.648.2127.
18 Holiday Craft & Gift Fair
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
9 am - 2 pm
Largest craft fair in the tri-state area, over 50 vendors, music throughout the day. For details call 608.326.7207.
18 Craft Fair
American Legion Building, 800 Wisconsin Ave., Tomah, WI
9 am - 3 pm
Lunch available. Benefits local veterans. For more information call 608.343.5935.
18 Bake Sale
FNB Community Room, Argyle Women's Club,Argyle WI
9 am - 11:30 am
For more information call 608.558.8464.
18 Hunter's Spaghetti Dinner
United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive, Mauston, WI
4:40 pm - 6:30 pm
All you can eat spaghetti dinner. For more information call 608.847.5964.

www.MaustonUMC.com
18 Tristan Friedes
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
2 - 4 pm
Songwriter and guitarist Tristan Friedes describes his style as "softer folk meets upbeat Pop." Known for his strong guitar work and ambitious vocals, Tristan lives to create songs that people can resonate with, be inspired by, and rock out to. Come and join us. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
18 Annual Area Craft Fairs
Richland Center, WI
Do some Holiday Shopping at several area craft fairs located throughout Richland Center. For more information call 608.647.3466.
www.richlandcentertourism.com
18 Chili Feed
Necedah, WI
4 - 8 pm
Held at the Armenia Fire Department. For more information call 608.565.2261.
www.necedah.us
18 Retailer Opening Day Sale
Lancaster, WI
Downtown Lancaster businesses with huge retail sales on opening deer hunting day. For more information call 608.723.2820.

www.lancasterwisconsin.com
18 Hunter's Spaghetti Dinner
United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Dr, Mauston, WI
4:30 - 6:30 pm
All you can eat spaghetti dinner. For more information call 608.847.5964.
www.maustonumc.com
18 Bake Sale
Argyle Women's Club, FNB Community Room, Argyle, WI
9 am - 11 :30 am
For more information call 608.558.8464.
18 -
11/30/2017
30
Christmas Tree Sales
Belmont, WI
10 am - 5 pm
Poller's Parlor yard. Can be by appointment. Sponsored by Belmont Lions Club. For more information call 608.762.5393.
belmontlions53510@gmail.com
www.belmontwi.com
19 The Basement Band
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
1 - 3 pm
The Basement Band is Michael Connors, Tim Dement, Bill Scott, Ron Poast and Bill Ronne who play "Americana" with elements of Country, Roots-Rock, Folk, Bluegrass, Old Time, R& B, and Blues. You'll find them upstairs or downstairs depending on the store crowd. When downstairs you may have the chance to witness their creative musical process as band members meet and rehearse new and original material. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
21 Squeezbox Night
Turner Hall, Monroe, WI
6 pm
Come enjoy Squeezbox Night with an accordion jam. For more details, 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
21 Bingo Night
City Hall Community Room, New Lisbon, WI
5:30 pm
Refreshments will be for sale. BINGO will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information call 608.562.3555.
nlchamber@mwt.net
www.newlisbonchamber.com
22 -
12/31/2017
December 31
Rotary Lights in the Park
Krouskop Park, Richland Center, WI
6 pm - 9 pm
You will be amazed by the Christmas Light display featuring several trees decorated by local businesses with many animated light displays. For more information call 608.647.3466.
www.richandcentertourism.com
23 Turkey Trot
Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien, WI
8 am
5K Fun Run & Walk. For more information call 608.326.7207.
23 -
11/24/2017
24
Cassville Alumni Basketball Tournament
Cassville High School, Cassville, WI
Annual get together of former CHS Comet alumni coming back home to showcase their basketball skills.
23 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Juneau County Moose Lodge,
Mauston, WI
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 608.847.7833.
www.lodge1913.moosepages.org
23 Thanksgiving Dinner Feast
Harmony Bistro, Hustler, WI
11 am - 2 pm
Enjoy a scrumptious meal with community and friends. For more information call 877.427.3719.
www.fountainchateau.com/bistro
23 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 306 S Main St, Westby, WI
11 am - 1 pm
Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings hosted by the Westby Lions. Details call 608.634.4405.
23 Sparta's Community Thanksgiving Dinner
1116 Angelo Rd-Hwy 21, Sparta WI
11 - 1 pm
For more information call 608.269.4123 or 608.269.6949.
www.bikesparta.org
24 -
11/26/2017
26
Victorian Home for the Holidays
Villa Louis, 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI
Tours run from 12 pm - 8 pm. The afternoon and evening tours will get you into the holiday spirit. For more information call 608.326.2721.
www.villalouis.org
24 -
11/25/2017
25
Christkindlmarkt
Turner Hall, Monroe, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Old World Holiday Market; vendors with crafts & baked goods for sale, artisan demos. For more information call 608.325.3461.
www.turnerhallofmonroe.org
25 Small Business Saturday
Platteville, WI
Support your local small businesses. For more information call 608.348.8888.
www.Platteville.com
25 42nd Annual Christmas Creations Craft Show
860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI
9 am - 3 pm
For more information call 800.822.1131.
www.fennimore.com
25 Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl
New Glarus, WI
For more information call 800.527.6838.
www.swisstown.com
25 The McDougal Concert
Spring Green General Store, 137 S Albany St, Spring Green, WI
5 - 7 pm
Madison's Mike and Patty McDougal visit the General Store for their annual post-Thanksgiving concert. Guitar, harmonica, accordion and vocals. Special chili menu available before & during the event. Call for more information 608.588.7070.
www.SpringGreenGeneralStore.com
25 Holiday Home Tour
Spring Green, WI
9 am - 4 pm
Location Varies. $20 includes luncheon at The Shed and fashion show by Nina's Variety & Department Store. For more information call 608.588.2054.
www.springgreen.com
25 A Bit of Yesteryear Christmas
Shullsburg, WI
10 am - 6 pm
Various locations. Tour homes, lighted Christmas parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, fire department chili supper, scavenger hunt and kids activities.
www.shullsburgwisconsin.org
25 VFW Auxiliary Craft Show
Community Hall, Cashton, WI
9 am-5 pm
For more information call 608.654.7828.
26 Chicken Shoot
Argyle Rod & Gun Club, Argyle, WI
9 am - 4 pm
For details call 608.543.3986.
26 3rd Annual Tree Lighting
Leahy Memorial Park,Belmont, WI
5 pm
Featuring Christmas caroling and community fellowship with cookies and hot cocoa served. For more information call 608.762.5142.
www.belmontwi.com
28 Christmas Tree Lighting
River View Park Hwy 35, Ferryville, WI
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Light the Village Christmas Tree. Santa hears Christmas wishes from the children. Sing Christmas Carole's and have hot chocolate as the lights of the Holiday Season are turned on. For details call 608.734.9077.
www.visitferryville.com
30 A Christmas Carol
Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 - 16th Ave, Monroe, WI
7:30 pm
For more information call 608.325.1111.
www.monroetheatre.com



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Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Eagles, Bird watching, Fishing, Canoeing, Shopping, Meetings/conventions, Rails to trails, Birding, Mississippi River, River Boats, Museums, River Tours, Southwest Wisconsin, Star Spangled Celebration, Center Color Fiesta, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center, WI HS Rodeo Finals, Country Living Showcase, UW-Richland, Red Door Gallery, Pine River, Rockbridge, Lone Rock, Viola, Horse & Colt Show, Country in the Country, Sugar River, Green County Cheese, New Glarus, America's Little Switzerland, Cheese Days, Cheese Country Trail, Limburger, Monroe, Badger State Trail, Yodel, Alphorn, Mississippi River, Mississippi River Cruises, Grandad Bluff, Riverboat, Historic Downtown, Great River Road, Oktoberfest, Riverfest, City Brewery, Holiday Lights, Jazz Fest, Irishfest, Deke Slayton Airfest, Sunfish Days, Paddlewheel boat, Wild West Days, Czesky Den, Wildcat Mountain State Park, Kickapoo River, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Vernon County, Elroy Sparta Bike Trail