“Full of Ginger and Hustle” — so said a local news article in 1891, and it’s still true. Headquarters for Fermentation Fest, Reedsburg features the 400 State Bike Trail, the Baraboo River, the state’s smallest microbrewery and a company that makes electric cars. Once home to TV and film star Agnes Moorehead, it’s now home to the irrepressible Wormfarm Institute. Visit reedsburg.org.
Centrally located between the Wisconsin Dells and Baraboo areas, Reedsburg offers endless opportunities for scenic beauty, a welcoming embrace by small town life, and, of course, is home to the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest. The Baraboo Bluffs provide a beautiful backdrop to the historic downtown shopping district, especially in the breathtaking displays of fall colors.
Leave time to enjoy its natural setting. Relax awhile at one of the many area lakes and ponds, great for fishing, boating, and exploring nature. Have an adventure and take a canoe down the nation’s longest free-flowing river, the Baraboo River, which winds right through downtown Reedsburg.
Reedsburg is the head for the 400 State Trail, a nicely groomed public trail featuring 22 miles of endless scenery to walk, bike, or ride horseback. The 400 Trail connects to a system of trails that stretches across the state of Wisconsin. Or experience abundant wildlife while hiking on various trails, such as those in the Roger Popple Nature Area and the Hartje Center.
But don’t forget to re-set your watch this fall. Lying directly on the 90th meridian, Reedsburg is the only city in the state where the sun and the clock both have the correct time. When the sun is directly at a 90-degrees angle from Reedsburg, the time is exactly 12 noon.
Events and Attractions in Reedsburg during Fermentation Fest:
Country Bumpkin Farm Market’s fun Lil’ Bumpkin Play Village & Petting Farm
E9745 Co Rd P, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On the night of October 10th we will be open again from 6pm to 9pm or later, for our Moonlight Corn Maze and Haywagon Rides! The event starts with live music and face painting available, along with our Play Village & Petting Farm being all lit up for early evening playing! Once darkness takes over, the fun begins with both Haywagon and Train Rides available all around the farm with a friendly ghost or two helping us along the way! We host campfires and complimentary s’more making.Hot apple cider available too. Come join us for a fun night for kids and adults of all ages!