2018 Pepin County Town and Country Dairy Breakfast

Support local agriculture at the Four C Dairy LLC Saturday, June 23 from 7-11am.

Join the community for a pancake breakfast on the farm complete with maple syrup, butter, milk, cheese curds and pudding. Breakfast is free will donation. Ice cream cones and deep fried cheese curds will also be available.

There’s lots of fun for everyone! Activities and entertainment include farm tours, milk drinking and ice cream eating contests, face painting, caricatures, and the Moo Mania ventriloquist and comedy show. There will be plenty of door prizes to win and antique tractors and cars on display.

Special thanks to local farmers and businesses for supporting this event.

Four C Dairy LLC
W4034 State Hwy 85
Durand, WI  54736

Information: 715-597-3173

40th Annual Arkansaw Creek Park Days

The Arkansaw Fur Fish & Game Club is hosting the 40th annual Arkansaw Creek Park Days Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16 at the Arkansaw Village Park.
Friday night fireworks and live music by Contingency.
Saturday will include a parade and other fun events and wrap up with a charcoal chicken dinner and live music by Lassos & Lace.
Admission is free!

Stockholm Art Fair Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 am – 5 pm

For 45 years now artists have been filling the lovely Stockholm Village Park overlooking Lake Pepin on the third Saturday each July. On Saturday, July 21 this year the charming little village of Stockholm will once again host one of the best art fairs around —over 100 artists with exceptional art including paintings, jewelry, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, wood, leather, photography and more. Food vendors entice you with many locally made and unusual offerings such as wood fired pizza, portabella mushroom sandwiches, locally roasted coffee and a variety of food choices! Talented regional musicians perform onstage throughout the day, and there are activities for children as well. Please join us for a Wisconsin “Happening” a fun day in a small town on the Mississippi!

Find more information at: https://www.stockholmartfair.org/ 

Great River Road Wine Trail

Visit 11 Great Wineries along the Great River Road as part of the June Bloom Wine & Food Event June 2 & 3, 2018 from 10am to 5pm.

The Great River Road Wine Trail is a collection of 11 wineries all located near the Upper Mississippi River in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The Great River Road is a pair of designated scenic highways located along both sides of the river. Plan to spend an afternoon, a weekend, or why not an entire week visiting the many villages, towns, and small cities located along the Great River. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and try the over 100 wines made by our 11 wineries. Please drink responsibly. Always have a designated driver.

More information at: https://www.greatriverroadwinetrail.org/

Spring Fresh Art Tour

JOIN US ON THE SPRING FRESH ART TOUR!

June 1-2-3 from 10am to 5pm

Come explore the Great River and the Chippewa River Valley’s woodlands, wildflowers, fields and farmlands which have nourished our souls for generations.  The artists who live and work in the area’s villages and backroads open their doors to share their inspirations, offer their works, and enchant you with some of the best views that spring has to offer on this relaxing self-guided tour of Western Wisconsin.  Enjoy the journey! 

The tour is self-guided. Watch for the FRESH ART logo signs or check this map before leaving https://arcg.is/0n5uT5.

More information at https://www.freshart.org/ 

GoPaint! An Outdoor Painting Event

The annual GoPaint Chippewa Valley Event will be held May 5-11, 2018

GO Paint! Chippewa Valley is our region’s premier plein air paint event. Numerous regional and national artists are drawn to the area to create beautiful works of art based on lovely, local landscapes. Whether you’re just starting your creative journey or have lifelong training, creatives of all ages are welcome! Be a part of the regional arts scene by participating in one or all of the many events. This event recently expanded to include the greater Chippewa Valley, some events may be held in Eau Claire.

Highlights in Pepin County include riding into the Tiffany Wildlife Area on rail motorcars in Durand to paint the scenery this unique landscape along the Chippewa River. (Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 8 am -1 pm).

For more information and schedule of events go to http://www.eauclairearts.com/gopaint.phtml

100 Mile Garage Sale

Lake Pepin historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around! Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale that spans all towns along Lake Pepin. Find participating sales from Hastings, MN south on Hwy. 61 to Winona, MN, across the river to Fountain City, WI and North on Hwy 35 to Prescott, WI you’ll find deals, steals and fun. The 100 mile garage sale runs May 3 through May 6, 2018

More information and site registration available at www.100milegaragesale.org

 

Durand Area Garage Sale

The Durand Improvement Group organizes a community garage sale annually at the end of April. This year’s garage sale will be held Friday April 27th from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday April 28 from 8 am to 2 pm. Participants include residents of Durand, Arkansaw, and the surrounding rural area.

Flyers with a directory map will be available at select businesses throughout town. Please contact 715-672-5211 if you have questions about participating.

 

1885 Artifact uncovered at the Corral Bar-Riverside Grill in Durand!

An artifact from 1885 had been uncovered during the special events room expansion at the Corral Bar-Riverside Grill.  A 9-foot high by 55-feet long multi-sheet full color paper lithograph circus poster advertising the Great Anglo-American Circus exhibiting in Durand on Monday, August 17, 1885 is now on display. This is believed to be the only surviving billboard for the Great Anglo-American Circus and Menagerie!  A MUST SEE if you enjoy circus nostalgia, history or viewing one of a kind artifacts.

In honor of Miles Orton (owner & manager of the circus), the special events room has been named the “Orton Room”.  The Orton Room is available for special events such as anniversary parties, birthdays, class reunions, retirement parties and meetings which will seat 80 -100 people.

Please call ahead to ensure viewing availability or to schedule an event at 715-672-8874 and ask for Lori, Sharon or Ron.  The room will not be available to view when occupied or being prepared for private parties.