Yahara Riverfest

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6822 Yellowwood Lane - DeForest, WI 53532
Information: 608-846-6751

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Enjoy this fun-filled day of outdoor exploration with nature themed activities, live music, petting zoo and amphibian exhibits, and food and beer. The event begins Conservancy Commons Park in DeForest. Kids young and old will get a hands-on experience of river life through an amphibian presentation by the Madison Herpetology Society, as well as a river critter exploration and fishing clinic provided by the Friends of the Yahara River Headwaters. You won’t want to miss the fish stories that emerge from the young anglers at Sunfish Pond. Prize for biggest and smallest fish caught! New this year, Riverfest will feature creative local artists who have transformed old DeForest Area Middle School Library chairs in to works of art for a fundraising auction. The event will serve as the final opportunity for interested parties to bid on the chairs. Activities returning this year include: prairie thunder cloggers, rubber duck decoration and race down the river, back-yard bass fishing game, pumpkin painting, tractor and horse-drawn wagon rides on the Upper Yahara River Trail, and crafts that combine elements of nature and individual creativity. Kids meals and food items from Slide and Melted food carts will be available for purchase during the family activities. For the adults, the DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce will be selling fall inspired beer and wine.
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts

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Lake Windsor Golf Club Windsor - 0.75 miles away
Mousehouse Cheesehaus Windsor - 1.85 miles away
Ehlenbach's Cheese Chalet DeForest - 2.11 miles away
Token Creek County Park DeForest - 2.4 miles away
Drumlin Ridge Winery Waunakee - 2.73 miles away
Gentle Breezes LLC Sun Prairie - 3.71 miles away
Mayr Family Farms Corn Maze De Forest - 3.79 miles away
LD's Guide Service De Forest - 4.06 miles away