Where to Eat, Stay, and Play

WELCOME TO SAUK COUNTY – The Heart of Our Cultureshed

 

CULTURESHED (kul’cher-shed) n.

  1. A geographic region irrigated by streams of local talent and fed by deep pools of human and natural history.
  2. An area nourished by what is cultivated locally.
  3. The efforts of writers, performers, artists, scholars, farmers and chefs who contribute to a vital and diverse local culture.

– Jay Salinas, Co-Founder, Wormfarm Institute

 

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Be sure to visit all Sauk County Chambers of Commerce: Reedsburg, Baraboo, Spring Green and Sauk Prairie.

Explore the wealth of attractions within our Cultureshed from Devils Lake to Circus World Museum, Dr. Evermore’s Sculpture Park to Aldo Leopold’s Shack, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin to Wisconsin Dells and a whole lot more.

 

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Events

 

DT_spacer_1REEDSBURG BEER WALK
Fri Sept. 30, 5 – 9 pm | Reedsburg Chamber Depot, 240 Railroad St.
Tickets $25 at Reedsburg Chamber Depot, 240 Railroad St. Wisconsin craft beer, food, souvenir glass.

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REEDSBURG ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW AND CHILI LUNCHEON
Sat Oct. 1, 8am – 3pm | Arts & Crafts at Fire Station, 131 Park St.
Chili Luncheon at Rec Center, City Hall at 134 S Locust St. | (608) 495 1820

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MICHAEL PERRY & THE LONG BEDS: Benefit for The Kids Ranch
Fri Oct. 7, 7 pm | CAL Center, 1100 S. Albert Ave, Reedsburg
Tickets $15 at midwestix.com or thekidsranch.org

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Sat Oct. 8, 7 pm | Reedsburg High School, 1100 S. Albert Ave | (608) 985-7307
Tickets $20/$17/$10 at calcenterpresents.org or at door.

DT_spacer_1HOPS & CURDS AT TOUCHDOWN TAVERN
Sat Oct. 8, 11 am – 5 pm | 125 E Main, Reedsburg
Central Waters beer and hand-battered Carr Valley curds, $12.

DT_img_1LITTLE EAGLE ARTS FOUNDATION (Map Stop No. 40)
Sat & Sun Oct. 8 & 9 | Harvest Park, 265 Railroad St, Reedsburg
Selling Native arts and crafts.

DT_spacer_1ERNEST HÜPEDEN’S PAINTED FOREST
Sat & Sun Oct. 1 & 2 and 8 & 9, 11 am – 4 pm | Painted Forest Dr, Valton
Hüpeden’s imaginative folk art murals from 1898.

DT_spacer_1COMING SOON! FALL ART TOUR
Oct. 14 – 16 | Helen’s Daughters Studio, Baraboo | helensdaughters.com
Stop #2.

DT_spacer_1COMING SOON! THE VERY MERRY HOLIDAY FAIR
Dec. 9 & 10 | Baraboo | theverymerryholidayfair.com

 

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Attractions

 

DT_img_1GALLERY OF STITCHES II (Map Stop No. 10)
E5296 Narrows Creek Rd, Loganville | 608-393-0066
By Vicky Baumgarten & Ruth Roecker, Colorful barn quilts by quilt artists.

DT_img_1LOGANVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, Historic Grocery Store (Map Stop No. 8)
125 Main St, Loganville, in Judd Realty | 608-727-2227
Photos and artifacts representing 150 years of Loganville history.

DT_img_1MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY MUSEUM, Golden Age of Railroading (Map Stop No. 29)
E8948 Diamond Hill Rd, North Freedom | 608-522-4261
Outdoor living museum, operating trains, exhibits, restorations.

DT_img_1HARVEST PARK: PUBLIC ART & APPLE CIDER (Map Stop No. 40)
265 Railroad St, Reedsburg  |  Sat & Sun, 9 am – 4 pm, Wed – Fri, 8 am – 2 pm
Wild apple cider and organic coffee. Home of public art piece Ruminant (The Grand Masticator), a harvesting combine.

DT_img_1THE BYERS STUDIO / HANDMADE STONEWARE (Map Stop No. 35)
300 Pine Street, Rock Springs | thebyersstudio.com
Win & Sandra Byers’ studio in old schoolhouse. Periodic demonstrations.

DT_img_1TOBEY’S SAND HILL FIBER FARM AND NEW HAVEN NATURALS (Map Stop No. 9)
E5349A Sand Hill Rd, Reedsburg | 608-415-2351
Working fiber farm, handmade items, natural bath & body products.

DT_spacer_1INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION: GUIDED TOURS & GIFT SHOP
E11376 Shady Lane Rd, Baraboo | savingcranes.org
Working to safeguard cranes & their amazing landscapes. Open daily, 9 am – 5 pm.

DT_img_1ZION LUTHERAN STONE CHURCH (Map Stop No. 5)
E6787 Stone Church Dr, Rock Springs | 608-727-2242
Built in 1872, is first Lutheran church in Sauk Co. Homemade goods for sale.

DT_spacer_1RIVER ARTS ON WATER GALLERY
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac | riverartsinc.org
Inspiring, enriching & educating the community through the arts. Tue – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm

 

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Dining

 

DT_img_1BRANDING IRON ROADHOUSE (Map Stop No. 14)
132 S Main St, Lime Ridge | 608-986-2807
Wood-fired oven pizza. Burgers from locally grown beef. Wisconsin microbrews.

DT_spacer_1CORNER PUB & BREWERY
100 Main St, Reedsburg | 608-524-8989
Locally owned. Brewing beer onsite, serving excellent pub fare.

DT_spacer_1DRIFTLESS DEPOT ORGANIC MARKET, DELI & CAFÉ
140 S Winsted St, Spring Green | 608-628-1001 | driftlessdepot.com
Lunch menu, artisan cheese, gelato, coffee, wine, micro brews.

DT_spacer_1FLOODZONE BAR & GRILL
109 W. Broadway, Rock Springs | 608-522-5277
Open 11 am for lunch specials, pizzas, burgers, sandwiches.

DT_spacer_1GREENWOODS CAFÉ
116 S. Walnut St, Reedsburg | 608-524-6203
41 years serving home cooked meals, omelettes, biscuits & gravy, lunch specials.

DT_spacer_1J’S PUB & GRILL – FOCUS ON LOCAL PRODUCT
280 Viking Dr, Reedsburg | 608-768-0623 | jspubgrill.com
Full bar, steaks, wraps, burgers, salads, pasta. Eat in/take out.

DT_img_1NEUMANN’S BAR & GRILL (Map Stop No. 13)
S6082 State Rd 154, Hill Point  |  608-727-2060
Pulled pork sandwiches from Premium Meats, soup, loaded baked potatoes.

DT_img_1NORTH FREEDOM MARKET LLC (Map Stop No. 31)
100 E Walnut St, North Freedom  |  608-737-1025
Stone-baked pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, produce, and baked goods.

DT_img_1NORTH FREEDOM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (Map Stop No. 33)
301 E Walnut St, North Freedom
Raising money for church repairs! Salads, soups, sandwiches, homemade desserts, and crafts.

DT_spacer_1REEDSBURG COUNTRY CLUB – HOUSE 1924 RESTAURANT
3003 E Main St, Reedsburg  |  608-524-6000 | reedsburgcountryclub.com
Drink & dine overlooking championship golf course.

DT_img_1ST PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: THE SHEPHERD’S CAFÉ & MARKET (Map Stop No. 7)
325 Mill St, Loganville  |  608-727-3721
Handicap-accessible. Sit down/carry out. Home made sandwiches, wraps, soups, cookies. Handmade items for sale.

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VIKING VILLAGE FOODS: DINE IN/CARRY OUT
150 Viking Drive, Reedsburg | vikingvillagefoods.com
Deli restaurant inside grocery store with daily hot meal specials.

DT_spacer_1TOUCHDOWN TAVERN – CRAFT BEER HEADQUARTERS
125 E Main St, Reedsburg  |  608-524-6724  |  touchdowntavern.com
Gourmet burgers & sandwiches.

DT_spacer_1LAVALLE FAMILY RESTAURANT
205 W Main St, LaValle | 608-985-7300
Just minutes from the DTour. Breakfast all day & lunch. Closed Monday.

DT_spacer_1THE RIVER MILL FOOD & SPIRITS
305 W. Main St, LaValle | 608-985-7723
Thurs/Steak Night, Fri/Fish Fry, Sat/Prime Rib. Facebook @River Mill Food & Spirits

 

FOOD CHAIN I: A Marketplace of Food, Art, and Ideas (Map Stop #19)

DT_img_1St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
S8280 County Highway G, Loreto |  608-546-5153
Fresh local edibles for now & later from array of regional vendors.

 

FULL TIME VENDORS:

ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Booyah Soup, BBQ pork sandwiches, chips, treats, coffee, soda and water. Church open for Mass Thursday at 9 am.

FIZZEOLOGY FOODS
PO Box 401 Viroqua, WI 54665  |  fizzeology.com
Offering a range of wholesome fermented local and organic, veggies, both delicious and nutritious.

HIDDEN VALLEY MUSHROOM FARM, LLC
S270 Birchwood Rd, WI Dells
Locally owned/operated organic mushroom producer since 1992. White button, crimini, portobello, oyster & shiitake mushrooms, wild rice soup mix & medley dip.

ECHO VALLEY FARM / FAMILY FARM DEFENDERS
Baked goods and granola, herbal teas, salves and lip balm, jellies and apple butter, and array of crafts sourced from Echo Valley Farm or local ingredients, with Family Defenders’ hearty grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

PART TIME VENDORS:

BRANDING IRON ROADHOUSE  |  Wood fired pizza.

WISCONSIN RIVER MEATS  |  Cured, custom processed meats.

SLOW FOOD UW  |  Student-Run Not-for-Profit, fermented fare, and treats.

 

WIFI HOT SPOT COURTESY OF BUG TUSSEL WIRELESS

 

FOOD CHAIN II: A Marketplace of Food, Art, and Ideas (Map Stop No. 25)

DT_img_1Lawrence & Wanda Klingenmeyer Memorial Park
County Highway PF, LaRue
Fresh local edibles for now & later from array of regional vendors.

 

FULL TIME VENDORS:

CHEF K CLARK PICKLES & PRESERVES
chefkclark.com
Unique small batch pickles and preserves lovingly crafted with local produce and herbs. Creator of beer jelly using Wisconsin’s finest nano and micro brews. Stop by for samples!

ROOTS CHOCOLATES
W13668 Hwy 127, WI Dells  |  rootschocolates.com
International Chocolate Awards winner! Fun, creative chocolates and confections made with passion in small batches on 4th generation-owned farm with ingredients sourced from farm, locally, and internationally.

LODGE COFFEE ROASTERS
lodgecoffeeroasters.com
Hand crafted & locally roasted. A passion project, purely artisanal.

KAMO KITCHEN W/ CHEF AJ
608-253-2701  |  KAMOkids.org
Locally sourced fresh food by Chef AJ of Whimsy Dish Catering, LLC. in WI Dells. Kids And Mentors Outdoors (KAMO) works to develop appreciation for nature, a stewardship ethic and knowledge of outdoor traditions.

CULINARY ART CAR
Blending the art-car tradition and the commercial food truck, this Connecting Communities collaboration created through a partnership of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Lakeshore Technical College addresses challenges some people face in bringing nourishing food to the table. Created by Mac Maker, Jason Saunders and Robert Johnson. Food purveyors to be determined.

 

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FOUR ELEMENTS ORGANIC HERBALS  |  Organic herbal products and tea.

 

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Shopping

 

DT_img_1BASKETRY (Map Stop No. 32)
114 Franklin St, North Freedom  |  608-522-5020 or 608-434-0650
Complete line of handcrafted functional and sculptural baskets.

DT_img_1BC ARTS GALLERY LOCAL ART & ODDITIES (Map Stop No. 39)
310 Railroad St, Reedsburg  |  608 415 5239
26 local artists’ work—acrylics, oils, prints, wood, metal, plastic.

DT_spacer_1DIETZ CABINETRY
26 E. Main St., Reedsburg  |  608-524-4899  |  djdietz.com
Cabinetry, countertops, expert design & installation

DT_spacer_1JANIS K. PEARSON STUDIO (FORMERLY VILLAGE ARTWORKS)
200 W Main St, LaValle | 608-985-7365
Open every day during Fermentation Fest. janispearsonstudio@yahoo.com

DT_spacer_1THE GRAINERY: WHOLE FOODS & SUPPLEMENTS
127 Third Street, Baraboo | grainery.biz
Organic & GMO-free groceries. Mon – Fri, 9 am – 6 pm; Sat, 9 am – 4 pm; Sun, 11 am – 3 pm

DT_img_1EAGLEGLEN FARM
4898 County Road GG, Loganville  |  608-415-8516
Family-owned farm. Annual, perennial, vegetable plants, with hanging baskets.

DT_spacer_1CARR VALLEY CHEESE
S3797 County G, La Valle | carrvalleycheese.com
Hand-crafted the old fashioned way since 1902. Free samples & tours daily.

DT_spacer_1WILDSIDE ACTION SPORTS
880 Hwy 12, Baraboo | wildbaraboo.com
Cycling, climbing & skiing shop. Only Trek dealer in Baraboo/Dells area. Sun – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm; Sat, 10 am – 6 pm.

DT_spacer_1HARTJE’S INC. FARM, HOME & MARKET
S1428A Hwy 33, LaValle | 608-985-8500 | hartjefarmhomesports.com
One-stop recreation, travel & shopping center.

DT_img_1MCCLUSKEY BROTHERS FARM STORE, Shillelagh Glen Farms (Map Stop No. 18)
S7544 Hwy G, Hillpoint  |  608-495-2552
In historic Drea’s Bar. Maple syrup, cheese & curd, and organic grass-fed beef.

DT_img_1MILLER’S LEATHER SHOP (Map Stop No. 15)
S6405 Hwy 154, Hillpoint  |  Closed Sundays
Amish handicrafts, baked goods, wagon rides. Select live, free-range turkey for later dressing & pickup.

DT_img_1NORTH FREEDOM FARMERS’ MARKET (Map Stop No. 30)
100 E Walnut St, North Freedom  |  608-737-1025
Local tomatoes, pumpkins, veggies, pickles, jams, honey, and artisanal wares.

 

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Lodging

 

OLD CENTURY FARM HOUSE
N2397 County Hwy K, Mauston  |  608-548-8788  |  oldcenturyfarmhouse.com
Vacation home just minutes from area attractions

PARKVIEW BED & BREAKFAST
211 N Park, Reedsburg  |  608-495-9046  |  parkviewbb.com
1895 Queen Anne Victorian 4-room inn with gourmet breakfasts.

RINGLING HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
201 8th St, Baraboo  |  608-356-4229  |  ringlinghousebnb.com
Built in 1901 by Charles Ringling. Relax, rekindle, relish!

MILL HOUSE ON MAIN BED & BREAKFAST
203 Main St, LaValle | 608-985-7900 | millhouseonmain.com
In beautiful hill & lake country.

SEPTEMBER FARMS BED & BREAKFAST
S1472 McKinney Rd, LaValle | septemberfarms.com
1880s farmhouse, 90 acres of woods, marshes & farmland.

VALLEY SPRINGS FARM BED & BREAKFAST
E4681 County Road S, Reedsburg  |  608-524-2421  |  valleyspringsfarmbb.com
Simple country pleasure nestled in rural Reedsburg.

 

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