Seven Things to do this May in Wisconsin

There’s a lot going on across Wisconsin this May, from bird watching festivals to lawn mower races, and a chocolate fest to a farm-themed 5k. Here are seven of the events we’re most excited about this month:

1. Horicon Marsh Bird Festival – Horicon (May 9-12, 2014)

Shake your tailfeather and head to the Horicon Marsh to observe over 300 species of birds during their spring migration. Hop on a guided tour by boat, bus or set out on foot. There will also be scavenger hunts for the kids and ‘night sounds’ bus tours or hikes. Remember to pack those binoculars! Registration required for some events.

2. Morel Mushroom Festival – Muscoda (May 16-18, 2014)

This tasty honeycomb-like mushroom is considered a delicacy and can sell for up to $20 a pound! Spring is harvesting time in Wisconsin and Muscoda is the place to be for this three-day event.

Experience an array of mouthwatering mushroom dishes and plenty of entertainment including a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts, fireworks, flea market, geocaching, custom car show and more – so bring the whole family.

3. Hillbilly Hustle – Lancaster ­­(May 17, 2014)

This non-competitive 5k race starts and finishes at Vesperman Farms and offers an adventurous course with farm-themed obstacles. Yeehaw your way across the finish line as you head to the after-race party for food, beverages and DJ who will have you gettin’ down on the farm until the cows come home.

4. Fresh Paint – Durand (May 18-24, 2014)

This nature-themed painting competition attracts artist from across the state to the charming town of Durand. Nestled along the Chippewa River, artists find inspiration from the beauty of Mother Nature and cover their canvases with their best rendition for a chance to win cash prizes. Like what you see? These original works of art will also be available for purchase.

5. ChocolateFest – Burlington (May 23-26, 2014)

Two words melted into one delicious event. Treat your taste buds to an array of delectable treats as you enjoy a weekend of fun, games, cooking demonstrations and chocolate carving. There will also be events like chocolate eating contests, the Chef Meltdown competition, a Chocolate City Flash Mob, Family Feud: Choco-style and so much more.

6. Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day – Spooner (May 24, 2014)

FUN FACT: In 2010, the Wisconsin State Legislature proclaimed the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend as Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day. Where better to celebrate than a festival at the one and only Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum? Patrons can enjoy live music, a canoe and?wooden boat show, food, workshops, museum tours and a splash of other fun activities.

7. Lawn Mower Races – Fifield (May 25 & July 5, 2014)

Gardeners – start your engines! If you’re looking for excitement, fierce competition and non-grass cutting action – then the Fifield lawn mower races are perfect for you. Drivers battle it out over the 1/6-mile oval track for a chance to be crowned the racing champion of Fifield. With the overgrowth of popularity – two dates have been scheduled this summer, so mark your calendars. 

What fun-filled events are you looking forward to this May? Comment below and let us know!

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