Welcome to the 4th Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour!

September 19–20 and 26–27, 2020 | Northern Sauk and Richland Counties, WI

Two Autumn weekends to explore farm traditions. Area farms, rural artist studios, and rural businesses open their doors to welcome you. Experience farm living first hand! Occurring on the last two full weekends in September.  MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

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Announcing the 4th 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! Due to weather challenges we are moving the 4th Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour to the last two full weekends in September.

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

September Tour Events
September 19-20 and 26-27, 2020

Community Kickoff Event

Supported in Part by Compeer Financial
Friday, September 18, 2020
Reedsburg City Park Band shell

 

Updated in 2020!

The Picturing Sauk County Trail

     The Picturing Sauk County Trail is an Art Project by the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour developed in 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. Vistas and Frame placement will be updated for the 2020 tour!
     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

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

Julie, Steve and Clayton Proudy
Julie, Steve and Clayton Proudy

Vintage Camper Restoration, Cazenovia

David Wells, Director
David Wells, Director

Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest, Valton

Dean and Vicky Baumgarten
Dean and Vicky Baumgarten

Narrows Creek Winery, Loganville

Mel and Sandy Smith
Mel and Sandy Smith

Narrows Creek Garden, La Valle

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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