Tag Archive | Classic Car show

Pardeeville – City of Lakes


9-7-13

Pardeeville is located in Columbia County, three miles north of Wyocena and home of their famous Watermelon Festival.  The village was founded by Yates Ashley and John S. Pardee. It was incorporated as a village in 1899. The village has two large lakes, Spring and Park Lake, so plenty of water recreation.

Pardeeville Sign

The downtown has several historic buildings and even a water tower like the one in Oregon

Pardeeville water tower

Here is a mural.

Pardeeville mural

One of their most impressive structures is the Angie Williams Cox Library. These plaques are affixed to the outside of the building.  It also has a beautiful courtyard and clock to mind your time while you read your book!

Angie Williams Cox Library

Angie Williams Cox library historic marker

Angie Cox plaque

Angie Cox Library courtyard

Another historic building is the former Belmont Hotel, now the Myrtle Lintner museum.

Myrtle Lintner Spear Museum

Pardeeville Water Sports will help you make the most of your visit enjoying the lakes. If you like camping,  Indian Trails Campground has lots of activities.

Pardeeville Watersports

If you are hungry, the On the Way Cafe has delicious food.

On the Way Cafe in Pardeeville

Labor Day weekend the popular Car and Truck show takes place.  The next Saturday after that is the Watermelon Festival.

Stop by Pardeeville, it’s a fun place with plenty of things to do!

Lodi – Susie the Duck Day


2nd Saturday in August

LodiSign

My husband and I love going to local community festivals, and one of my favorites is Susie the Duck Day in Lodi, WI.    Last year, the TV show “Discover Wisconsin” came to record the event, It aired April 6, 2013. Watch it here!

It is a great community festival honoring a female mallard that nested in the town’s masonry basket in Spring Creek in the 1940’s.

The story of Susie is on this sign:

SusieHistorySusie-Day-Poster

The big parade is at noon, Then the duck drop in Spring Creek.  Many wonderful floats and enthusiasm for Susie Day. Just before the parade a man dressed in 1776 attire passes out American flags.  Lodi is a very patriotic town.

Passing out American Flag

Lodi Soon to be Famous Band

Vi Bergum Lodi parade

Here is Susie and Maynard G. Mallard of the Madison Mallards riding in a big cart.

Susie and Maynard crop

People buy ducks to win prizes, $5 for one.

Duck drop

Duck drop by Emmy Fink and Susie-2012

Susie and I

Susie and I

People watch the ducks float down the creek, cheering them on.  This is Spring Creek Park.

Lodi-Spring Creek Park

This is the famous masonry basket in Spring Creek downtown. Ducks are floating by.

Lodi Masonry Basket

The finish line at Goeres Park, as well as the other festivities.

Goeres Park in Lodi, WI

Duck derby finish lineWaiting for ducks to arrive at the finish line.

Waiting for ducks to arrive at the finish line. Meanwhile,  there is lots of food and fun to be had. Also a classic car show.

Susie the Duck Day vendors

Rides were given in the pumpkin carriage and the big shopping cart.

Pumpkin Carriage

Model A car

We hope you enjoyed your day in Lodi, Susie hopes you will come back next year!

tiny duck