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Fall Art Tour Through Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

Southwest Wisconsin’s Fall Art Tour is in five weeks, Oct. 19–21, 2012. Drive through the state’s driftless region of rolling hills and picturesque farmsteads dressed in fall hues as you visit artists’ studios from Baraboo to Spring Green, Dodgeville to Mineral Point, Wis. Meet the artists in their private workspaces, many only open to the public for this annual event, see demonstrations and their work, which will be for sale.

Baraboo has 15 studio stops along the Fall Art Tour’s self-guided excursion, beginning ten minutes from the Inn at Wawanisseee Point.

Besides the artists’ rich array of talents, you’ll discover the buildings some of them have beautifully restored into their creative spaces, farm structures, schoolhouses, breweries and historic storefronts. The tour is as much a historical and architectural one as it is artistic.

A number of the tour artists also host visiting artists, adding more variety to the stops. Learn more about all the artists, and download a map and GPS information at

The 10-day Reedsburg Fermentation Fest concludes the same weekend, featuring the Farm/Art DTour, a 50-mile self-guided tour through the driftless side of Sauk County’s working lands that will be punctuated by temporary art exhibits, artist-built farm stands, spontaneous pasture performances and educational Field Notes. There are also classes and tastings about fermented foods and beverages, including chocolate, which require registration by Oct. 1, 2012.

Fall Color Report

Monitor the fall-color change throughout Wisconsin by viewing a map Web site.

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More Events:

Oct. 19:  Sing Along Sound Of Music, 7:00 p.m. River Arts Center, Prairie du Sac, 15 minutes from the Inn. See the classic movie on the big screen in magnificent Technicolor and cinemascope and join a major audience participation event with subtitles for all the songs. Get ready to yodel and sing along during a funny and liberating evening. Details and tickets here.

Oct. 20:  Annual Fall Harvest Festival, Durward’s Glen Retreat & Educational Center, five minutes east of the Inn, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Walk the peaceful grounds aglow in fall colors, dine at the food court, shop for antiques, arts and crafts, and at a farmers’ market.

Oct. 20:  Steinke Basin Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot, five minutes west of the Inn, to hike through the leaves. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

Oct. 20:  Friends Halloween Hike at Devil’s Lake State Park, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Meet at the north shore’s Rock Elm Shelter, five minutes west of the Inn, for a one-mile torch-lit hike followed by a bonfire with tasty treats for sale. Call 608-356-8301 ext. 140 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.

Oct. 20–21:  Pumpkin Special Train Rides at Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom. Coach and dining service among the Baraboo Hills’ spectacular colors with a stop at the Quartzite Lake Pumpkin Patch to stroll and pick a pumpkin if you wish.

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