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Mount Horeb Special Events


Mount Horeb has a full slate of events scheduled year-round. Come to Mount Horeb on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, when the village becomes a garage! Who knows what hidden treasures you will find at the ANNUAL VILLAGE WIDE GARAGE SALE!

Summer kicks off with the ANNUAL FROLIC (June 9-12). Come and enjoy rides, games, music and a wonderful parade. On July 16 and 17 the town hosts the 38th ANNUAL ART FAIR. Over 100 artists and crafters line Main Street on this festive weekend to sell their creations to the public. You'll find everything from rosemaled items to paintings to pottery in downtown Mount Horeb. SONS OF NORWAY KAFFE STUE takes place on July 16. If you hanker for some good Norwegian food, come to the Community Center where Vennelag Lodge hosts their Kaffe Stue. You can sample genuine foods of the old country, such as lefse, rommegrøt, sandbakkle, smørbrod, sotsuppe and more.

FIRE MUSTER, held Saturday, September 4, is sponsored by the Mount Horeb Volunteer Fire Department & Emergency Medical Service. This interesting fund raising event helps them maintain one of the finest departments in the country.

When autumn color begins to show, you will enjoy the 28th annual FALL HERITAGE FESTIVAL, held October 1 and 2. This annual event features live music, folk art demonstrations, a display by the Historical Society, a wonderful quilt show, and much more. Come buy produce right off the farm truck. Take a horse and buggy ride around the block, and enjoy fall color. Vennelag 513 will have their sixth annual Host Frokost, or Norwegian Fall Breakfast on October 4. The breakfast will be held at the Mount Horeb Area Community Center and is open to the general public. The event, held in conjunction with the Mount Horeb Fall Festival, gives the opportunity to share Norwegian culture and heritage with friends and neighbors. The menu can consist of such items as Norwegian pancakes, heart waffles with lingonberries, aebleskiver, soft or hard-boiled eggs, rollepølse, lefse, breads, ham, dried beef, salami, cheeses, herring, salmon, fruit salad, flavored Victor Allen coffees, and Norwegian cookies and cakes.

Hospitality is at its finest when merchants begin the Christmas holiday season during the annual Holiday Craft Bonanza, November 14. The village is decorated in Christmas greenery and white lights. Merchants serve typical old-world treats as you shop.

Special event weekends in Mount Horeb are always fun, but remember that Mount Horeb is a great place to visit any time. There's always an interesting attraction to tour, place to shop, restaurant to dine, or lodging to stay!