If you or your dad is a history enthusiast, celebrate Father’s Day 2013 by attending the Civil War Re-enactment in Sauk City, Wis., June 15–16, 2013. And treat yourselves to a stay at the bed and breakfast closest to Sauk Prairie, the Inn at Wawanissee Point.
The Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee will host for the 10th year one of the largest Civil War re-enactments and encampments in Wisconsin, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Musket fire, cannon booms and clanking metal from blacksmiths’ anvils will fill the air throughout the Sauk City Historic Park and August Derleth Park, both on Water Street in Sauk City.
You can relive the 1860s clash between the North and South by watching hundreds of soldiers, cavalry, infantry and artillery during two authentic battles daily, among other activities and displays depicting civilian life, politics and economics of this period. Call 608-643-4168 with questions.
Reserve a guest room soon because summer weekends are now filling quickly.
Click on the Check Availability box at the top of this page or call us at 608-355-9899 to book your room.
More Events Father’s Day Weekend:
- June 14: Friday Night Fish Fry at Devil’s Lake State Park, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., at the north shore Chateau, by Baraboo’s Elite Catering. $10 per person for two pieces of fish and one piece of chicken with three side dishes. Dine inside or outside. June 7–August 30.
- June 14: Kayak Tour at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. A 90-minute guided tour paddling Devil’s Lake to explore for birds, fish, mammals, geology and history. Tour begins at the park’s north shore, five minutes west of the Inn. The first half hour is to gather and learn how to use kayaks. Space is limited and prior registration is encouraged. Kayak rental $25 if needed. To register contact the Chateau (North Shore Concessions) at 608-356-3381.
- June 14: Arsenic And Old Lace at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, 7:00 p.m., a fund-raiser for the theatre. Tentatively a 1940s car display, and lecture and discussion of the era before the show. Tickets: $12.00. Call 608-356-8864 or visit alringling.com.
- June 15: Historic Walking Tour of Baraboo, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Stroll through Baraboo’s historic downtown, following the Ringling Brothers’ footsteps. Meet at the Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak Street, Baraboo. $7.00/person. Call 608-963-2821 with questions.
- June 15: Big Band Dance In The Park at Devil’s Lake Sate Park’s north shore Chateau, Baraboo, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Dance to the big-band sounds of The Hal Edwards Orchestra in Wisconsin’s most romantic dance pavilion. Tickets: $10.00.
- June 15: Arsenic And Old Lace at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, 7:00 p.m. Details above.
- June 15: Explore The Night Sky, Devil’s Lake Sate Park, Baraboo, 8:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m. Meet at the north shore boat launch parking lot, five minutes west of the Inn. Join the Madison Astronomy Society to learn about the night sky. Telescopes will be available to view the moon and winter constellations. Informal program, come anytime.
- June 15: Universe In The Park, Mirror Lake Sate Park, Lake Delton, dusk. Slide show, discussion and explore the night sky with University of Wisconsin-Madison astronomers. Telescopes will be available to view the night sky. Call 608-254-2333 or e-mail [email protected] with questions.
- June 16: A Salute To Fathers at Wollersheim Winery 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Winery open for tours and tasting plus fathers receive a complimentary tour when accompanied by their family.
- June 16: History Hike: South Shore Hotels at Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Meet at the south shore Red Cedar Shelter, seven minutes west of the Inn, to go back in time and imagine what it would have been like to stay in one of the Park’s hotels.
- June 16: Arsenic And Old Lace at the Al. Ringling Theatre, Baraboo, 1:00 p.m. Details above.