The Farm/Art DTour has 42 official numbered stops on the map. They are grouped into categories.
Art Works: Installations by invited professional artists
Farm Forms: Creative contributions by farmers, landowners and community groups
Field Notes: Rural educational sites
Food Chain: A Marketplace of Food, Art and Ideas
Vendors: Places to shop or dine
Attractions: Places to play and explore
Be sure to buy a map – only $5 at many Reedsburg and other Sauk County locations
Vendor & Attraction Hours (except where noted):
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm; Friday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
1 REEDSBURG AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Fermentation Fest Headquarters: 240 Railroad Street
Stop here to purchase the DTour map, pick up a Visitors Guide and get tips on places of interest. Don’t miss the mosaic archway made using fermentation-related items such as bottle caps, beans, wine corks, and corn. Led by Baraboo artist Beth Persche, creative hands from across Sauk County came together to create this piece.
2 FIELD NOTES: Wetland
Landowner: Sauk County Habitat Restoration Area
3 FIELD NOTES: Soil
Landowner: Clack Farms LLC
4 PASTURE PERFORMANCE: Stage A
A variety of short performances will take place here on weekends October 1 & 2 and 8 & 9.
Landowner: Clack Farms LLC
5 (OFFSHOOT) ATTRACTION: Zion Lutheran Stone Church
E6787 Stone Church Dr, Rock Springs
6 ART WORK: The Last Supper
Created by: Matthew Mazzotta, Canton, NY
Landowner: Paul Klipp
Paul grew up on the adjacent farm west of this property. The previous owners were like second parents to Paul. Paul helped farm this property in the 1980s.
7 VENDOR: St Peter’s Lutheran Church: The Shepherd’s Café & Market
325 Mill St, Loganville
8 ATTRACTION: Loganville Historical Museum
145 Main St, Loganville
9 (OFFSHOOT) VENDOR: Tobey’s Sand Hill Fiber Farm and New Haven Naturals
E5349A Sand Hill Rd, Reedsburg
10 FARM FORM/ATTRACTION: Gallery of Stitches II
Created by: Vicky Baumgarten & Ruth Roecker
Landowners: Dean & Vicky Baumgarten
11 ART WORK: The Gambrel Farm
Created by: Michael Kautzer, Milwaukee, WI
Landowner: Gerald Radke
Radke’s farm has been in the family 150 years. He and his wife operated a dairy until her passing 15 years ago. Jerry drove for Reedsburg School District for 44 years, served on Lake Redstone POA Board, and is a frequent blood donor.
12 FIELD NOTES: Beans
Landowner: Schulte Farm
13 VENDOR: Neumann’s Bar & Grill
S6082 State Rd 154, Hill Point (Closes at 2 pm daily)
14 (OFFSHOOT) VENDOR: Branding Iron Roadhouse
132 S Main St, Lime Ridge (Opens at noon daily)
15 VENDOR: Miller’s Leather Shop
S6405 Hwy 154, Hillpoint (Closed Sundays)
16 ART WORK: Love Your Honey
Created by: Brian Sobaski, Minneapolis, MN
Landowner: McCluskey Brothers-Shillelagh Glen Farm
POINT OF INTEREST: Our Lady of the Fields Chapel
17 FIELD NOTES: Apples
18 VENDOR: McCluskey Brothers Farm Store
Shillelagh Glen Farms: S7544 Hwy G, Hillpoint
FARM FORM: ‘Til the Cows Come Home
Created by: McCluskey Brothers
Landowner: McCluskey Brothers-Shillelagh Glen Farms 100% grass-fed, organic family farm producing cheese, maple syrup and beef. Kevin, Brian, Patrick & Mary Ellen are fourth generation on the farm.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Anchored by Roadside Culture Stands (artist-built mobile farm stands), food trucks and church ladies offer fresh local edibles for now and later. Wireless hot spot provided by Buggtussel Wireless.
Landowner: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
The first mass was celebrated here Oct 28, 1888, with local area Irish families. The current church continues to serve our rural faith community.
POINT OF INTEREST: White Mound County Park
20 FIELD NOTES: Ethics
Landowner: White Mound County Park
21 FIELD NOTES: Hay
22 ART WORK: Verge
Created by: Sara Black, Amber Ginsburg, Lia Rousset, Chicago, IL
Landowner: Eileen Schutz
Eileen’s late husband, Ken, grew up on this 175 acre farm. Together, they bought the farm in 1968 and raised six children while running dairy and beef operations. Eileen now rents her fields to neighbors.
23 FARM FORM: Child’s Play
Created by: Larry & Tina Wilkinson
Landowner: Larry & Tina Wilkinson
Larry milks 50 organic Jersey cows, Tina milks 80 Holsteins, and boy, do their border collies get a workout! Stop by and visit Larry & Tina—they will be happy to tell you all about dairy farming.
24 ART WORK: Mystery Spot
Landowner: The Nature Conservancy
Lawrence & Wanda Klingenmeyer Memorial Park
Anchored by Roadside Culture Stands (artist-built mobile farm stands), food trucks and others offer fresh local edibles for now and later, with special appearance by Kohler Art Center’s Culinary Art Car.
Landowner: LaDell Shimniok
The grandparents of LaDell’s late husband, Raymond, farmed on what became the Baraboo Ammunitions Plant. Evicted in the 1940s, they resettled nearby; Raymond and his brother purchased this property, where LaDell and her son, Mark, raise hay, corn, and beans.
26 ART WORK: Fields of our Fathers
Created by: Faheem Majeed, Chicago, IL
Landowner: Dick and Jane Dana
27 FIELD NOTES: Silo
Landowner: Carl and Louise Faivre
28 FIELD NOTES: Corn
Landowner: Kevin and Liz Pikar
29 (OFFSHOOT) ATTRACTION: Mid-Continent Railway Museum
E8948 Museum Rd, North Freedom
30 VENDOR: North Freedom Farmers’ Market
100 E Walnut St, North Freedom
31 VENDOR: North Freedom Market LLC
32 VENDOR: Basketry
Walnut St, in downtown North Freedom
33 VENDOR: North Freedom United Methodist Church
301 E Walnut St, North Freedom (Closed Tue & Wed)
34 ART WORK: The Milky Way Residential Complex
Created by: Suzanne Husky, San Francisco, CA
Landowner: Mark & Elaine Shimniok
Mark and Elaine raise cows, pigs, and crops on their 200 acre diversified farm where Mark’s great grandparents settled in the 1940s after their eviction from what became the Baraboo Army Ammunitions Plant.
35 (OFFSHOOT) VENDOR: The Byers Studio
300 Pine St, Rock Springs
36 FARM FORM: Red Piano
Created by: Reedsburg ArtsLink
Landowner: Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
This State Natural Area is a small-scale model for interpreting the geological history of the entire Baraboo Range. Here, the Baraboo River cut through Baraboo quartzite, Cambrian sandstone, and conglomerate, revealing a cross-section of the range.
37 FARM FORM: Chopperpillar
Created by: Vierbicher & Associates and Brian Bender
Landowner: Brian Bender
Bender’s operation currently milks 130 cows, but is home to 400 Brown Swiss, Black & White and Red & White Holsteins, Jerseys, and Dairy Dutch Belts. Brian’s favorite tractor is the International Harvester.
FIELD NOTES: Dairy
Landowner: Brian Bender (see above)
38 FARM FORM: How Corn was Grown
Created by: Good Ol’ Boys & Their Good Ol’ Toys
Landowner: Doug Knuth
Doug owns five acres of land adjacent to the Reedsburg Industrial Park, home to his private residence and a dedicated wetland area where neighbors pasture cattle.
39 VENDOR: BC Arts Gallery
310 Railroad St, Reedsburg
40 VENDOR: Reedsburg ArtsLink
Harvest Park: 265 Railroad St, Reedsburg
41 ATTRACTION: Fermē Lab
42 ART WORK: To Re-Wild
Created by: Austen Weymueller, Alvin, Texas