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Weekends are for wandering Wisconsin. That's what Rick, my guy, and I do. Occasionally we wander during the week, too. Sometimes we just drop in on other people's lives.

This blog is my way of sharing where we've been, neat places and things to do that we've found.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Fall Festivals

Mayville is one of our favorite communities. Young friends of ours, Troy and Amanda, live there so seeing them is always a bonus when we attend Audubon Days, the first weekend in October. This year was the 25th year Mayville has hosted its fall festival and we’ve been there for maybe five of those years. One of the Saturday events is a classic car show and Rick was there with his ’64 Chevy panel truck. 
One of the pretty show cars.
And another one.

Rick's truck. Most of the cars had hoods raised. Guys like to
show off their "prowess."
Sunday’s parade is a highlight of Audubon Days. Bands from area high schools and American Legion posts perform as they march down the street. Community groups throw out candy from their homemade floats to kids viewing the parade. This year was special for us because we were IN the parade. Danielle, a volunteer with Mayville’s Main Street program, was trolling for trucks on Saturday at the car show. She was looking for a vehicle suitable to pull the Main Street Mayville float with its “Happy Days” theme. Rick's truck fit the bill, especially since it has a hitch on the back!

The youngsters on the float were straight out of the TV show.
Parade watchers ready to get the candy.
One of several viewers who gave the truck
a thumbs up.
The parade police had a good time, too.

Mayville's mayor rode in this beauty in the parade.
And here we are in the parade, the '64 Chevy Panel Truck in its glory - photo courtesy of Bridget Brown.
Saturday evening we attended the fall harvest benefit near Ashippun for Tall Pines Conservancy. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and dinner were prepared by Chef Earl who is the Executive Chef at the Audubon Inn in Mayville. The evening concluded with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, performing with his band, the Long Beds, on an International (truck) stage. We had a fun time with Marge who was related to the owners of the farm that hosted the event.
The hosts of the fundraiser live here. 
We stayed at Ledge Park between Horicon and Mayville
once again. While fall colors haven't hit their peak, it was
a beautiful weekend.
Even though the weekend was a bit cool, it was a great time to be wandering. It looks like Indian summer is just around the corner and we are looking forward to a couple more camping trips before the season ends.


  1. Wow u guys sure get around.. where are we off to next

  2. Another vintage camping trailer rally in Woodstock is our next stop. Hope I get some good pictures!