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.
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!
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September Tour Events
September 19-20 and 26-27, 2020
Updated for 2020!
The Picturing Sauk County Trail
Updated for the 2020 4th Annual Hill and Valley Exploration Tour!
Take the Hill & Valley Exploration Tour and find the Picturing Sauk County Trail of framed vistas along the way. These decorated metal frames are at various locations on the tour, providing opportunities for photos while enjoying the gorgeous landscape of Northern Sauk and Richland Counties. Make a memory!
This project, inspired by David Wells’ Farm Framed, is supported in part by a grant from the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts & Culture Committee and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.
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Colossal Hay Art Sculptures - New in 2020!
Two Local Farmers with lots of space, talent, and heavy equipment are installing large hay sculptures for your, and their, entertainment. These sculptures are available for your viewing enjoyment for the two weekends of the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour. Come as you are and make memories on the Hill and Valley Exploration Tour!
See our Google Map Colossal Hay Art Sculpture Layer for directions to the Farms!
About Knuth’s Narrow Creek Farm:
Isaac and Stephanie Knuth raise Herefords. They have 3 sons and also own a Concrete company. “We love Farming and living in the country!”
About Joe Meyer and Sons Dairy:
Joe Meyer and Sons is a 5th generation dairy farm dating back to 1918. We currently milk 400 Holstein cows in a double 12 parallel parlor, three times a day. Boer Goats, a hand full of chickens and the occasional pig can also be found on the farm. Our family looks forward to the arrival of fall and creating a new hay sculpture together.
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Meet Your Local Professionals
Branding Iron Roadhouse Farm-to-Fork Eatery, Lime Ridge
Dandelion Ridge Farm, Lime Ridge
Mary Nachreiner and Rob Hare
Mary’s Organic Farm, Plain
Don and Dorothy Harms
Valley Springs Bed and Breakfast and Dairy Farm, Reedsburg
David Wells, Director
Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest, Valton
The Greener Grass Collective at Idaho Valley Farm, Reedsburg
Mel and Sandy Smith
Narrows Creek Garden, La Valle
Russell and Kathryn Preuss
Woodland Valley Farms Country Greenhouses, La Valle
Itsy Fearing and Patty Koenig
Carr Valley Cheese, La Valle
Brad and Monica Kruse
Kruse Farms, Hillpoint
Dean and Vicky Baumgarten
Narrows Creek Winery, Loganville
Julie, Steve and Clayton Proudy
Vintage Camper Restoration, Cazenovia
Where It’s At
Rural Sauk and Richland Counties
South West Wisconsin
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