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Wonewoc’s 20th Annual Old Fashioned Day

5-14-16 2nd Saturday in May

Wonewoc city sign

Old Fashioned Day schedule

Wonewoc is a community that celebrates simpler times with its annual Old Fashioned Day Festival.  Several blocks of Main St. are closed for many kinds of old-fashioned entertainment and activities.  We did visit Wonewoc last year, but on an ordinary day.

We got to town at 8:30. It was a cold day of around 40 and windy but that didn’t stop the fun, Wonewoc people are hearty!  The dunk tank was still there though, there were no takers. A large array of classic cars and tractors were on display.

Wonewoc Car Show

Tractors at Wonewoc Old Fashioned Day

We also enjoyed shopping at the stores downtown.  The Curiosity Shop should be one of your stops if you like antiques, collectibles and practical items. I found a durable backpack that will be used on future travels.

Curiosity Shop in Wonewoc

Curiosity Shop in Wonewoc inside

The Wonewoc Public Library had a great book sale and we got some books from there. There was also a raffle for baskets of goodies.

Wonewoc Public Library

There were a great many old-fashioned activities young and old enjoyed.  There was a bean bag toss,  Pinewood Car Derby, Kindschi Pedal Pull competition (never saw that before),  and crosscut saw competition.

Wonewoc Old fashioned Day activities

Kindschi Pedal Pulls in Logansville

Face painting by Clowns for Fun, $2.

Clowns for Fun face painting in Wonewoc

A bounce slide and house too.

Bounce Slide in Wonewoc

Enjoy the video of these activities at this wonderful festival.

The Wonewoc Bakery outdid themselves with their famous cream puffs. They sold so many that they ran out and had to make more.

Wonewoc Bakery and Old Blues Pizzeria

Wonewoc Bakery Cream Puff

Free wagon rides were given by Jenell Snyder of Horse Cartwheels, LLC. You can hire her out for one of your events too. The horse has a name, it’s Sugar and she was friendly and “talked” a lot during the ride.  here they are during the parade.

Horse cart Wheels info Wonewoc

Jenell and Sugar in Parade WM

Somebody horsing around.

Horsing around in Wonewoc

Our exciting day concluded at American Legion Post 206 for their famous post-Old Fashioned Day Chicken Supper.

American Legion Post 206 in Wonewoc Chicken supper

We had a great time and hope to return next year.

Old Fashioned Day in Wonewoc 5-14-16

Wonewoc Old Fashioned Day sign



DeForest-The North Star of Dane County

DeForest Wisconsin sign

DeForest is a community of 9000 just north of Madison.  Left of the sign is a Mobile gas station, also the site of the  village’s first well.

DeForest Wisconsin First well historic marker

The DeForest Historical Society has carefully been preserving the history of this village. DeForest WI Depot DeForest Depot Historic Marker

Hansen-Newell-Bennett House

Hansen-Newell-Bennett House

Lyster House

Lyster House

Also the house of Andreas Dahl, formerly of Valdres, Norway. Andreas Dahl Early DeForest Settler Andreas Dahl house

Many businesses also use creative advertising to pull travelers off the highway.  There is a Citgo sporting a LARGE Pink Elephant named Andy.  He wears glasses. Pink elephant 400

Just across the overpass from the station you can refuel on cheese and snacks at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet. Sissy the Cow is the mascot here. Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet Sissy Cow

DeForest also hosts many restaurants. We enjoyed going to the Sunset Grill in October 2014.

Sunset Grill in DeForest

Our favorite is the Pine Cone, also a truck stop.  Get a great meal here.  The other one is in Johnson Creek. Both open 24 hours.

Pine Cone Truck Stop in DeForest

Also, you can’t miss the big truck out in the strawberry field luring people to come pick them at UPICKSTRAWBERRYFARM. We had a lot of fun there June 24, 2014.

Us and Strawberries

DeForest also goes all out to celebrate July 4th. They have a huge parade and a big celebration

in Fireman’s Park.

. DeForest July 4th DeForest July 4th Parade 2013 DeForest Parade 2013

This was so funny,  we were located by the fire department. The high school football team were spraying the crowd with water guns. One of the firemen grabbed a fire hose and sprayed THEM.  I was desperately shielding my two cameras from the onslaught of water.

Fireman's Park in DeForest

Doodlebug the Clown

Doodlebug the Clown

Fireman’s Park had a lot going on too.

Doodlebug the Clown made many balloon animals and hats for the kids.

The DeForest Lions Club serves up a great Chicken Dinner, we had that too.

DeForest WI Lions Club

DeForest Lions Club

DeForest Wisconsin July 4

Live music , Shotgun Jane performed this year.

Shotgun Jane

We have fun every time we come to DeForest, you will too!

DeForest Wi water tower