September Area Events

Wisconsin Dells Area Events

Wisconsin Dells, Baraboo and Reedsburg, WI Area Events

September 2011

September 2- 4th  Baraboo River Rendezvous, 9am-5pm. Reenactment of the pre-1840 fur trade era. Events include kids games & Candy Cannon, hawk & knife throws, pie baking contest, flint fire starting, trap toss, fry pan throw (women only), fishing on river, blanket bow shoot. No pets allowed. Period food available on site. Located at Spirit Point (behind Circus World Museum). Follow signs to Circus World, then Baraboo River Rendezvous signs to site. 608-356-8172. Admission: $1 per person, 5 and under are free.

September 2nd-Devil’s Lake Friday Fish Fry, 5:30-8pm, Dinner includes: 2 pc battered fish and 1 pc baked chicken or 3 pieces of chicken. Potato salad, baked beans, bread & butter. Salads vary. The Stand and The Chateau will be open for drinks and desserts, and the Chateau now serves draft beer and wine. Dinner catered by Elite Catering & Bakery. Devil’s Lake State Park, North Shore by the Chateau, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo. Admission: Adults $9.50, Children 6 to 10 $5, Children 5 and under 60 cents per year.  You must have a state park sticker to attend event.

September 3rd- Reedsburg Community Picnic, 12 Noon. In Celebration of Labor Day, and as a kick-off to a great fall season filled with food, fun and fermentation the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing “Red Gingham Days–a Picnic in the Park”.  You, and everyone you know, are cordially invited to attend.  Join us for an old-fashioned, come-as-you-are picnic at Webb Park, North Webb Ave in Reedsburg and bring everything you need!

September 3, 2011- Grupo Xpress – Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Formed in 2006, Grupo Xpress has quickly become a standard in the burgeoning Latin music scene with its strong salsa. Merengue, bachata and cumbia are also featured in the salseros’ repertoire. The group’s prolific musicians hail from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and the U.S.  Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 223-3557

September 3rd- Three Dog Night at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 8:00 PM. 430 Munroe St, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999

September 4th-Big Band Entertainment at Devil’s Lake, 7:30-10:30pm, Reminisce with music from a bygone era. The Hal Edwards Orchestra will perform. Devil’s Lake State Park, North Shore Chateau, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo. 608-356-3381. Admission: $5 cover charge plus WI State Parks sticker

September 4th – T.J. Howell 7-9pm. T.J. Howell combines comedy juggling with exceptionally skilled technical juggling, creating a  unique one-of-a-kind presentation. This high-energy performance is packed with plenty of crazy juggling, extreme unicycle riding and even some amazing magic!  Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway. (800) 223-3557

September 9 – 10th Music Fest (formerly Polish Fest) at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Parks. Make plans to attend the ALL NEW Wisconsin Dells Music Fest at Mt. Olympus and enjoy two days and nights of great music! Tickets include ALL attractions, rides and entertainment. Gates Open both days at 10:00 am, Friday: Live music begins at 5:00 pm, Saturday: Live music begins at 1:00 pm. Admission: $20 Per Person/Per Day (includes ALL attractions, rides & entertainment) 1701 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 497-9316

September 10th- Elroy Apple Dumpling Day Fest, 7am – 11am. Scenic Elroy is hosting the Elroy Lions Half Marathon run, 5K funrun/walk and kids runs. Along with the races, there is a pancake breakfast, food and craft vendors, kickball tournament, kids pedal pull, demo derby, and live band.

September 10th- Celebrate Life – American Society Cancer Fundraiser at Marleys – A Taste of the Caribbean. 1-7pm. The Dells area’s only American Cancer Society event. Win $1000 CASH PRIZE with a raffle ticket! Enjoy live music by the talented Brian Beebe! Bring the kids, eat wonderful food. You can bid in the silent & live auctions to win exciting Dells Area dining, luxury hotel stays, passes to attractions or one of many cool prizes. Event tickets and raffle tickets may be purchased in advance at Marley’s. All proceeds from the day go to the American Cancer Society.  Admission: $15 Per Person (Suggested Donation), Free: Kids 5 & Under. Marley’s, 1470 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 254-1800

September 15th-Swing for the Red, 10am- 12 Noon. 4 person scramble golf tournament presented by Ho-Chunk Gaming in order to raise awareness and funds for local disaster relief provided by the American Red Cross Badger South Central Chapter. Several Hole-In-One prizes including an all inclusive trip to the Masters. Prizes at each hole, door prize for each golfer of their choice of a Calloway Iron or Driver, $50 travel voucher and so much more! Lunch, dinner, 18 holes +cart included for each golfer at $400 registration free. 100% of the money raised at this event through sponsorship, registration fees and silent auction will go directly to disaster relief in Adams, Columbia, Juneau, and Sauk Counties. Gold sponsorship was provided by Kraemer Brothers of Plain. Reedsburg Country Club, 608-232-5834 ($400 per corporate team with many benefits included, $100 per indvidual noncorporate)

September 16 – 18th Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival. All of downtown Wisconsin Dells marks the end of summer with this huge festival named for the Ho-Chunk phrase “to have fun”. Carnival rides, food stands, sidewalk sales, an arts, antiques and crafts fair, and other festivities culminate with the Wo-Zha-Wa parade on Sunday.  Free spectator admission. Washington Avenue – Start Point, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 223-3557

September 17th-Heritage Day Potluck and Ice Cream Social, 10am – 3pm, Join us as we thank our volunteers and take pride in our area heritage. Everyone is welcome, bring a dish to pass and enjoy the day! Demonstrations of old time crafts and skills and school room etiquette, Reedsburg Writers group readings, Cazenovia German Band plays 2-3pm, Lots of exhibits, history, gardens, and artifacts! Raffle of handmade local goods to raise money for running  water at the Village. Reedsburg Pioneer Log Village, 3 miles east of Reedsburg on Hwy 33. Donations encouraged.  The Village currently operates solely on donations and grants.

September 17, 2011- Charley Pride at Crystal Grand Music Theatre. 3pm. 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999

September 17th- Sauk County Heart Walk, 9-11am, Walk, Jog, Run, Hop or Skip Your Way To A Cure. Pump up the fight against cardiovascular disease with St. Clare Hospital, Baraboo National Bank, Teel Plastics, Foremost Farms and other local businesses. Your stride will begin at Circus World and continue on a 1 – 3 mile route down along the river.  The river walk is a paved walkway so bring your little ones along!  People of all ages are welcome.  Circus World Large Parking Lot, Water Street, Baraboo

September 17th- Smelt Feed (Sponsered by Baraboo River Runners Snowmobile Club),  4- 10pm, This is a smelt feed with Chicken, Lasagna and the fixin’s! All you can eat-Everyone welcome! Hooty’s in Baraboo, Wi on Hwy 123. 608-963-4193. Admission: $12 Advance, $14 Day of event.

September 18th- Wisconsin Triathlon Series LLC “Devil’s Challenge Triathlon. 8am. The annual Devil’s Challenge Triathlon includes a 1/4 mile swim, 15 mile bike and 3 mile run. Whether a novice triathlete or a seasoned triathlete, this is a race for everyone! There is No Race Day Registration    Registration is only online at   Online registration closes on Sept 15th, 2011 at 10pm Central Time. Devil’s Lake State Park, S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo. Admission: Individual-$75 on or before Sept 9th and $80 on or after Sept 10th, 2011. Relay-$105 on or before Sept 9th, 2011 and $120 on or after Sept 10th, 2011

September 20th- Universe in the Park at Devil’s Lake. 8:45pm, Astronomers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Program will present an evening of exploring the universe. The park naturalist will be on hand to answer questions about the park until dusk falls and the astronomy programs begins.  Park vehicle admission sticker is required. Devil’s Lake State Park Outdoor Amphitheatre in the Northern Lights Campground, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. 608-356-8301

September 23-24th 8th Annual Fall Trail Ride – La Farge, 3-11pm. Soak up the beauty of the Kickapoo Valley and enjoy the spectacular fall colors on miles of equestrian trails. A special camp area will be prepared to accommodate trailers, horses, mules, and their riders. A fee of $40 per horse & rider ($20 per horse & rider for ages 16 & under and non-riders) includes program events, 2 nights of camping, trail pass, and Saturday evening meal & Sunday morning coffee and rolls. Registration deadline September 16! Attendance limited to 40 riders. Current negative Coggins test necessary for all horses/mules. Bring original and leave a copy. Call 608-625-2960 to register.

September 23 – 24th- Dells Ducks Hockey vs Maple Grove Energy. 7pm. Poppy Waterman Ice Arena, 104 Miller Dr, Lake Delton, WI (608) 253-8339

September 24th- Phantom of the Opera, Silent movie with professional theatre organist. This is part of the Lively Arts Series. For over forty years Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music.  He began professional film accompaniment at Indiana University while he was a music student.  James is renowned for providing the most comprehensive selection of authentic  silent films with live music presentations available today. The Phantom of the Opera is undeniably Lon Chaney’s most famous role.  It has inspired five remakes (in 1943, 1962, 1983, 1989 and 1990) and the blockbuster Andrew Lloyd Weber musical. The film is listed by most historians as one of the 10 greatest films of all time. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 Fourth Ave, Baraboo, WI 608-356-8864

September 24 – 25th Virgil’s Fallfest. Fun filled weekend with 50+ vendors set up. Delicious food from Cindy’s Cafe, Over 250 indoor crafters, Over 200 antique dealers. S2270  Hwy 12, Wisconsin Dells, WI. 608-356-3916

September 24th- Sauk County Alzheimers Walk, 9am – 12 noon, This event raises awareness and funds to support critical programs and services for local families coping with memory loss and dementia and to promote research towards early detection, prevention and a cure. Enjoy entertainment, food, awards, prizes, a commemorative program, and an optional 2-mile walk along the Baraboo Riverwalk. New this year is a silent auction and a presentation by the Purple Cow Poets for those who choose not to walk. Irish music will be provided by the Mossman family band, Wrannock. Sara Strozinsky is this year‘s painting artist. Those who contribute at least $10 can have a name added to the painting. Event T-shirts are awarded to those who raise at least $50. All funds raised stay in Wisconsin. Ochsner Park in Baraboo, WI. 742-9055 Register as a team or as an individual online at or at the event.  Donations accepted.

September 24 – October 30th- Haunted Halloween at Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable. Enjoy the fall colors with family and friends! Something for everyone! Day Activities: Inflatable Moon Walk, Pumpkin Painting, Hay Maze, Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Hay Rides & Campfires: 10 am – 5 pm Daily. Haunted Hay Rides & Haunted Corn Maze: Oct 7-8, Oct 14-15, Oct 21-22, Oct 28-29: Starting Oct 7 from 6 pm – 10 pm. Horse Drawn Hay Rides to Pumpkin Patch: Sat & Sun Only from 11 am – 5 pm. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable, W4881 State Rd 82, Mauston, WI (608) 847-2273

September 24th- Cranes of the World – International Crane Foundation, 9-5pm. Celebrate the world’s cranes with fun, learning and festivity for the whole family! Enjoy wildlife humorist, David Stokes and his live animal show. Take guided bird and prairie hikes. Hear from our Conservation Heroes that travel the world to save cranes. Tai Chi, arts and crafts and more! Lunch available for purchase. View full schedule on our web site. Admission: $9.50; $8 (ages 62+); $5 (ages 5-11); Free to ICF Members. E-11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo, WI (608) 356-9462, ext. 121  Web Site:

September 24th- Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers at Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 8:00 PM. 430 Munroe Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI (800) 696-7999

September 27th- 2011 Reedsburg Utility Public Power Walk, 3:30 – 6pm. Register to win prizes Grand Prize:  ENERGY STAR clothes washer. 2nd Prizes:  ENERGY STAR table & floor lamps. Walkers get free goodies & treats! (While supplies last) Bring the whole family for a fun event! Eighth Street Entrance to Nishan Park, Reedsburg

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