Third Weekend in January
This is the first festival of the year for us. The Ferry Bluff Eagle Council is the main sponsor of this exciting event. We went for the first time in 2011, then came back in 2019 and 2020. This event is free to the public, donations are gratefully accepted! The base of operations is at the River Arts Center.
River Arts Center, Sauk Prairie High School
105 Ninth Avenue
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
The festival includes presentations by authorities in eagle care, a bus tour to eagle watching sites in town. Inside there are exhibits from many agencies.
You can even get an eagle hat!
We took the bus tour and had a great time! We learned a lot about Eagles from the tour guide on board. We stopped at 3 sites,the view across from Eagle Island.
Eagle lookout platform
We also stopped at the dam and the VFW park. See the video of the tour.
After the tour we went down the the VFW again to see Marge Gibson release an eagle back into the wild. There were many people there to see it, so beautiful!
After the eagle release we came back and saw a Birds of Prey presentation put on by the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee. See it here.
Quite an exciting day and we plan on returning in 2020!
Wisconsin in recent years is becoming known as the new Wine Country, California’s Napa Valley has some competition from the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Wollersheim Winery in Prairie Du Sac is a favorite of ours. We went for a tour that day. We went up the stairs to the main building where we began the tour. The store is attractively displayed. There is also a picnic area outside.
We met upstairs, then headed out to the historic wine cave just up the hill. It was where the wine was once aged. 2013-It has been restored, you can now go inside.
As our guide told us the history of the winery, I enjoyed the view from the hill we were on, the vineyard and main building below.
We then went inside to see the modern wine-making room from a viewing window. We then proceeded underground where wines was being aged in barrels.
Wine tasting time! Our favorite is Prairie Fume, one of their most popular wines.
We hope you enjoyed your tour. It’s time to go back again though, it looks even better than 2010. The cave was not open then.
Self-Guided Wine Tour