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Sparta Quest Winter Fest

This two-day outdoor recreation bash embraces the winter season of Wisconsin. We jam pack two days of entertainment and recreation fun for a much-needed weekend of fun! At this event we host, fat tire bike and snowshoe races, snow sculpture carving contests, Broom Ball tournaments, a snowmobile poker run, a vintage snowmobile show, and we even bring in those old-fashioned fur traders to demonstrate skills that were essential to living in a simpler time. Of course, no event is complete in Wisconsin without some food to warm your soul. With booths of food options, you won’t go hungry!

Butter World

Butter World was born of an idea to bring Butter back to Butter Fest. In our inaugural year, we provided Butter Festers with a place to unwind with kids’ activities & games, the opportunity to learn how to make your own butter, the chance to purchase a bouquet of butter flowers for that special someone in your life, and activities such as carving buttermilk soap, and butter tasting. Every year our goal is to grow Butter World with grand ideas of lumberjack shows, contests, and all things butter!

Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the park is a summer staple in the Sparta community. Beginning the Wednesday following Memorial Day through the Wednesday before Labor Day, we invite you to join us on Wednesday's for an evening of free music in the park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come ready to unwind with the areas top bands. Concessions are available and support a local non-profit group each week. The Beer Shop is also on park grounds with their Beer Truck and a selection of beer on tap.

Kayak Rendezvous

The Pedal, Paddle, Fish Kayak Rendezvous is an annual group paddling trip down the La Crosse River. We begin our trek at Evans Bosshard Park and paddle to Rockland. Along the way there are games, activities, and prizes! This adventure combines luck, fun, and the natural beauty of Wisconsin’s river scenery off the beaten path. The day concludes with an after party at Rockland’s finest bar & grill, The Vault.

Fall Fest

Fall Fest is a farmer’s market, a craft show, an art contest, all rolled into one and sprinkled with food trucks and family-friendly autumn themed activities.


Experience a traditional European-style winter market without leaving Wisconsin. Taste authentic German food & spirits. Shop local vendor boutiques. Perfect gifts, handmade with love.

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