You have probably already noticed the slight color changes in the leaves and the crisp feel in the air as you head off to work. These are all signs that fall is right around the corner. Fall in Sauk City means beautiful colors, cool days, and lots of fun. Here are some great fall events to add to your calendar.
Fall Festival at Durward’s Glen. On Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can peruse the booths of local art vendors, enjoy local food, and even get a tractor tour of the historic grounds. This event is free to the public; however, donations are welcome.
Crafts & Drafts. If painting a picture and drinking wine isn’t your thing, perhaps drinking beer and making a hearty project is more your taste. On Sept. 22, the River Arts Center will host its monthly night of fun. Here, you can create your own rustic wood sign to hang in your home.
Waggin’ Wine Tour. For those who love a good glass of wine, plan on taking the Waggin’ Wine Tasting Tour to benefit the OccuPaws Guide Dogs. The tour takes place Sept. 24 and starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Sauk City Park & Ride. All transportation will be provided. There will also be appetizers, doors prizes, and more.
Are you ready to have some summer fun? We at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City think Sauk City has a lot to offer. Check out these fun day trips in Sauk City you can take with friends or family.
Spend a day on the water of the Wisconsin River. Whether you love canoeing, kayaking, or tubing, you can do it all here. If you want to make it an overnight trip, you can camp out on the river banks.
Bender’s Bluff View Canoe Rentals
If you don’t have you own canoe but still want to enjoy the river, this company will rent out canoes to you as well as give you a specific route to follow along the lower Wisconsin River so that you’re sure to enjoy the scenes.
If you’re looking for an adults-only getaway, this winery is perfect. It’s both a winery and a distillery, so if you’re not a wine person, problem solved! You can tour the winery and vineyards as well as take part in a wine tasting.
Cameo Antique Mall
If you love antiques, or really if you love shopping, this is the place for you. The Cameo Antique Mall is a large antique store with nearly everything you can imagine, from furniture to old books.
Looking to spend an afternoon doing something different? Are you interested in catching a glimpse of Wisconsin history while you’re at it? Then you need to visit the Circus World Museum. Open for the fall season on Mondays through Wednesdays now through November 21st, this museum showcases the exciting, colorful history of the circus.
The museum was started in the 1950s by the Ringling Brother’s attorney, John M. Kelley. At the time, the popularity of railroad circuses was dwindling. Kelley feared that their history would be forgotten, so in an attempt to preserve it he opened the Circus World Museum in 1959.
Today, visitors can explore the story of the Ringling Brothers, who sometimes hunkered down in Baraboo during the winter months to repair their equipment. Ten of their original buildings still stand at the Circus World Museum and are now considered National Historic Landmark Structures. It would have been in these buildings that the Ringling Brothers cared for their huge collection of horses, elephants, tigers, lions, camels and birds.
Perhaps the most unique claim to fame at the Circus World Museum is the largest collection of authentic circus wagons. Over 200 beautiful wagons from near and far are on display. Visitors will also catch a glimpse of rotating exhibits that show anything from artifacts to vintage circus posters. During the summer season, Circus World Museum puts on daily shows featuring acrobats, jugglers, animals and clowns. The Circus World Museum is a must-see Wisconsin gem.
If you’re a football fan, you’re probably also a lover of tailgating, the fine art of cooking out and partying with your fellow fans before a game. Tailgating is tons of fun, but it also requires a lot of preparation, and whether or not you bring all the necessities can make or break your party. Here are five tailgating essentials you’ll never want to be without again.
No one likes a warm beer or soda, and coolers are also good for keeping perishable foods cold, like meat and veggies. Don’t forget the ice! You’ll also want to remember bottle openers (if you’re not just drinking twist tops), kid-friendly drinks, and water. It’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re drinking.
Pre-prepared food (and the grill)
Cook some food in advance! Sides, cooked sandwich toppers, and desserts can all be made the day before so you don’t spend the entire time manning the grill. Don’t forget lighter fluid!
Comforts from home
You will want chairs, blankets for when it’s cold, a tent or some kind of cover in case of bad weather, and a table to eat at. You’ll also have a much better time if you bring some entertainment, like a sound system that hooks up to your truck—especially if you’re listening to the game instead of watching.
Make your truck easy to find for friends who are joining you and celebrate your team with flags and other decorations.
Bring jumper cables, a flashlight, and any tools you might need if you have car troubles. And protect yourself too! Apply sunscreen regularly and don’t spend too much time in the sun.
When you’re shopping for cars, you can build up quite an appetite! After spending a day test driving at a dealership, a great idea is to gather your thoughts over lunch or dinner at a local restaurant. Sauk City, Wisconsin has many scrumptious eateries within driving distance of Courtesy Ford. Here are some of our favorites.
Culver’s: You might have eaten at this fast food chain serving up ButterBurgers and frozen custard, but did you know the first location was founded in Sauk City in 1894? Have a bite of delicious history!
Windmill Pizzeria and Sour Dough Co.: Fresh bubbling cheese, unique toping combinations, and perfectly fired crust make this artisan pizzeria a winner. The pizza tastes so good, you’ll actually eat the crust!
Dorf Haus Supper Club: Everything—from the food to the music to the décor—is German at this scrumptious supper club. Known for its Friday fish fry and schnitzel, this is a favorite of Sauk City locals.
Leystra’s Venture Restaurant: Everyone will feel at home at this casual, family-style eatery. It might not be extravagant, but the home-style grub will make your tastebuds feel like royalty. Save room for pie!
What are your favorite restaurants to eat at in Sauk City?