Welcome to the 3rd Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour!

October 5–6 and 12–13, 2019 | Northern Sauk and Richland Counties, WI

Two Autumn weekends to explore farm traditions. Area farms, artist studios, and rural businesses open their doors to welcome you. Experience farm living first hand!

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About the 3rd Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour

The Hill and Valley Exploration Tour: A celebration of rural living is a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant and resilient small farm economy of Northern Sauk and Richland Counties! On the tour you can easily find local food and art producers, learn about the changing face of rural America, dine at a true Farm‐to‐Fork country eatery, find hidden gems, and visit a historic Folk Art site. Don’t forget to bring your cooler to hold all your farm fresh purchases, an extra sweater, and the mud boots; this is country fun — rain or shine!

Watch, Follow, and Join Us

Watch our website, follow our blog and facebook page, and join our email list for updates including special attractions and events at participating farms, artist studios, restaurants, and businesses!

Explore, Learn, and Buy Local; Come and Join the Fun!

Events Schedule

October Tour Events
October 5-6 and 12-13, 2019
New This Year!

The Picturing Sauk County Trail

     The Picturing Sauk County Trail is an Art Project by the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour 2019! Take the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour and find the Picturing Sauk County Trail of framed vistas along the way.
     These decorated metal frames are set up at various locations on the tour, providing opportunities for photos while enjoying the views of the gorgeous landscapes of Northern Sauk and Richland Counties.
     This project, inspired by David Wells’ Farm Framed, is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts and Culture Committee, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
     Share your photos to the Official Instagram Account @picturingsaukcounty

 

Tour Venues

Meet Your Local Professionals

Lisa Buttonow
Lisa Buttonow

Branding Iron Roadhouse Farm-to-Fork Eatery, Lime Ridge

Peter Kinsman
Peter Kinsman

Dandelion Ridge Farm, Lime Ridge

Mel and Sandy Smith
Mel and Sandy Smith

Narrows Creek Garden, La Valle

David Wells, Director
David Wells, Director

Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest, Valton

Dean and Vicky Baumgarten
Dean and Vicky Baumgarten

Narrows Creek Winery, Loganville

Don and Dorothy Harms
Don and Dorothy Harms

Valley Springs Bed and Breakfast and Dairy Farm, Reedsburg

Itsy Fearing and Patty Koenig
Itsy Fearing and Patty Koenig

Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle

Steve Fearing
Steve Fearing

Fearing Angus Beef, La Valle

Patricia Duren
Patricia Duren

PM Duren Art Studio, Cazenovia

Sue Louis and Randi Osborne
Sue Louis and Randi Osborne

Weston Schools, Cazenovia

Russell and Kathryn Preuss
Russell and Kathryn Preuss

Woodland Valley Farms Country Greenhouses, La Valle

Where It’s At

Rural Sauk and Richland Counties
South West Wisconsin

Get in Touch

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