All Roads lead to Fennimore Sept 24 – 27
Drive to Fennimore & Fall into Savings
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce will host their fall Shop Local – Shop Fennimore First promotion Sept 24 thru 27 at Fennimore businesses. Shop our stores and eateries and check out their specials. While most businesses will have in store specials those who have shared their specials include:
Carr Valley Cheese – 1675 Lincoln Avenue – Be sure to stop into Carr Valley Cheese where they will offer a variety of individual samples will be offered of cheese, butter, spreads and more. September 24 thru 27 a Vendor & Craft Market will be held in front of Carr Valley Cheese, 1675 Lincoln Avenue, Thursday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Venders vary so stop by each day.
Fennimore Vet Clinic – Buy 2 Bravecto for dogs and get a chance to win a Yetti cooler. Buy 2 Bravecto for Cats and receive a chance to win a microchip feeder. Buy either and receive a free toy and bandana.
Serendipity Salon and Day Spa – 1155 Lincoln Avenue – Shop and Drop – drop off your product (ie hair spray) and get 20% off your new like product purchase.
Win Fennimore Bucks! Something new that has been added to this year’s promotion is chance to win Fennimore bucks. The more you shop the more chances you have to win. Watch for posters in participating stores with all the details. Turn in your receipts and entry forms at the Fennimore Chamber office where a drawing for Fennimore bucks will be held weekly starting September 30 running through Oct 28.
Sunday Sept 27 Activities from 10 am – 3 pm
Many Outdoor Activities Scheduled
Sunday, September 27 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the day’s activities include Heritage Day at the Railroad Museum and the Fennimore FFA Alumni Tractor and Equipment Showcase held in the parking lot south of Subway.
At the Fennimore Railroad Museum there will be a display of “Hit and Miss” engines, classic car show, fried cheese curds, ice cream, kettle corn and popular rides for youth on the miniature train. At noon the Hole in the Sock gang is expected to be on hand for a train robbery. The museum will be open for open for tours but will be limited to small groups at a time. The Railroad board asks everyone to please wear masks and recommends everyone practice social distancing. A free will offering is appreciated and is used to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Museum.
FFA Alumni Farm Showcase
Just across the street the Fennimore FFA Alumni will host their Farm Tractor and Equipment Showcase where tractors old and new will be on display until 3:30 p.m. At 3:30 many of the tractors will leave on a tractor ride passing by Divine Nursing and Rehab for residents to enjoy and reminisce of days gone by.
The showcase is generally held during the Fennimore Jr Fair which was postponed this year. Adam Jackson felt this would be a great opportunity to incorporate this popular event with Heritage Day. Farmers and equipment owners have an extra incentive to bring in their tractors and equipment as many prizes are offered.
The Farm Showcase is offering cash prizes for their showcase as follows: First prize $300, Second prize $200, Third prize $150, Fourth prize $100 and Fifth prize $50. New this year is a $100 prize for the tractor/equipment in the family the longest! For more details contact Adam Jackson 608-778-7820.
Giant Pumpkin Contest and Auction
Giant Pumpkin Growers Pumpkin Weigh Off Concludes with Pumpkin Auction. Anticipation about who has grown the largest giant pumpkin continues. The weigh off is just another activity going on Sunday, Sept 27. The weigh off will take place at the Hilltop Bar and Grill. Pumpkin growers will start arriving with their pumpkins between 10 a.m. and noon. They will announce the winning growers at 1 pm and will follow with an auction of available pumpkins. Have you ever wanted to decorate for fall with Giant Pumpkin…here’s your chance! To be eligible to participate in the weigh-off you must be a member of the Giant Pumpkin Growers club. Contact Lloyd Tarrell for more details.