Tag Archive | Muscoda

Summer 2013


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Wow, what a great summer! I don’t think we could have packed much more in. Wisconsinites tend to start summer in May since there is so much going on and warm days don’t last long. We were no exception. Our summer began May 13 with our trip to Cedarburg.

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May 16 – Milwaukee sightseeing 

 

May 18 – Muscoda Morel Mushroom Festival.

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May 27- World’s Largest Brat Fest

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June 1 – Cows on the Concourse  and Cars on State Street

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June 11 – Paoli and Stoughton

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June 15 – Cottage Grove (Fireman’s Festival)

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June 20 – Waterloo

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June 23-Cedarburg  and Hartford

June 28 – Pendarvis and Shake Rag Alley

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Mineral Point Pendarvis House

6-30 Sauk City  Wollersheim Winery

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7-4 Independence Day in DeForest

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7-8 Marshall

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Marshall Wisconsin Train Track

Marshall Wisconsin Train Track

7-13 Le Fete de Marquette and Art Fair on/off the Square

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7-18  Madison Mallard’s Baseball  and Waunakee

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7-22 Oregon

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7-27 Greek Fest , Clean Lake Festival and Atwood Summer Fest 

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7-28 Fennimore

Fennimore Railroad Museum

8-3 Middleton Mustard Festival

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8-9 Algoma and Green Bay and Rosendale

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8-10 Susie the Duck Day in Lodi

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8-15 Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

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8-18 Triangle Ethnic Fest 

8-23 Orton Park Festival

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8-24 Town of Burke Picnic 

8-25 Circus World Museum

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8-31 Taste of Madison

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Whew!  🙂

 

31st Annual Morel Mushroom Festival in Muscoda


5-18-13

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This was our first time in Muscoda (pronounced Mus – co – day), located in Grant County by the Wisconsin River. Muscoda means “Prairie of Flowers”. They earned the status, “Morel Mushroom Capitol of the World.”  The village is on the Lower Wisconsin River Road.

At 10:00 am we arrived downtown at Mushroom Headquarters. They sold lots of souvenirs of the festival. I got a brown hoodie with the festival logo on it.  I wish I could say we ate some, but we didn’t.  They are VERY expensive.

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The first thing we saw was a kid’s parade celebrating the Morel.

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A lot of fun things were going on, arts and crafts vendors had lots of great items, plenty of morel gifts. Here is a $150 bench and walking sticks.

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Muscoda also has a delightful cafe and gift shop called The Pink Spot.  We stopped there for lunch and conversation.  Owner Katy Grimm loves chatting with her customers and even posing for a picture.  She would love it if you would stop by 🙂

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The festival also had a small car show and helicopter rides.  Even chainsaw wood carving demos.

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This festival was great fun, we hope to go back next year.  At the northern edge of town is a great park and campsite, Victoria Riverside Park and Campsite. Its right at the edge of the Wisconsin River for easy access to water recreation. The park also has a beautiful gazebo overlooking the river. It even has a  Little Free Library just before you turn in.

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Here is the gazebo from across the river in winter. Beautiful!

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I hope you enjoyed your visit, we sure did!