The mission of the Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate and enhance business development through a partnership with our community to achieve growth and prosperity.
Reedsburg is a community that likes to celebrate and have fun, and we have four great seasons to do it! We have several fun festivals, and they each offer something different to the people who come out and participate in them. We’re sure there is one meant just for you – so come on out and enjoy!
VET FEST: Our April festival celebrates activity and healthy living. This well-organized fest features a half marathon through the scenic Reedsburg area, in addition to a 5K run/walk, a 1 mile walk and a kids race. Vet Fest continues to grow in popularity and profits from the event support local veteran's activities and the Reedsburg Area United Fund. Organized by a group of people who just love to run for the fun of it, the Vet Fest committee has thought of everything a serious runner looks for in a race, so if running or walking is your passion, you won't want to miss Vet Fest! For more information contact Jeff at (608) 524-6459.
BUTTERFEST: Reedsburg is proud to have been the "Butter Capital of the World" in the late sixties, seventies and eighties, when our local milk processing plant produced more butter than any other place in the world! To celebrate that fact, our week-long Butter Festival was born, and for over 40 years Butterfest has been one of the great traditions of Reedsburg. Organized by a dedicated group of volunteers who, for one week in June, (Dairy month – of course!) pull together an old-fashioned festival consisting of the Miss Reedsburg contest, tractor pulls, arts and craft show, demolition derby, several live bands, a carnival with concessions, a Saturday parade and their famous Knights of Columbus Chicken Barbeque! Great family fun!
FREEDOM FEST: This great Fourth of July celebration begins in the afternoon at Nishan Park, where food vendors, kid's games and live entertainment will keep the family busy until dusk. While the final schedule of events varies slightly each year, the Freedom Fest committee brings in several bands, food vendors and fireworks professionals to guarantee a great family experience for our community. Sometimes Uncle Sam even shows up to make an appearance! A grand fireworks show tops off the evening as thousands of onlookers watch the beautiful and brilliant display light up the dark night sky. For more information contact (608) 524-2850 or go to reedsburg.org.
FERMENTATION FEST: Join the 20,000 people who come each year to Fermentation- A Live Culture Convergence, which will be held on October 1-9, 2016! This is a food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation. Authors, chefs, bakers, scientists, chocolatiers and cheesemakers will provide plenty of food for thought. From bread baking, beer making, and chocolate tasting, Fermentation Fest is loaded with food events, live demonstrations, cooking classes and brewing seminars. Attendees will learn take-home skills, enjoy samples and experience hands-on what fermented foods have to offer. Also, the first Saturday of October features a great craft show and hot chili waiting for you at the Fire Department!
You also won't want to miss the signature event of the fest, the amazing Farm/Art DTour! This one-of-a-kind, nationally acclaimed 50-mile self-guided driving tour along the back roads of rural Sauk County will provide you with breathtaking views as you travel along the way. Along the DTour, you will see working farm fields punctuated with imaginative farm-based temporary art installations, informational Field Notes, and Roadside Culture Stands selling farm-fresh produce. You might also just happen upon a Pasture Performance! Visit fermentationfest.com or call (608) 524-2850. Come spend the day in Reedsburg amid the pumpkin and scarecrow decorations, tasty hot cider and warm hospitality! You’ll be glad you did!
Clink on a link for details and more information