Weekend Events August 28th – 30th

Friday, August 28th

8:30 p.m. – Bauman, Bragge & The Saltman return to The Gray Dog.

Saturday, August 29th

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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. –  The Iowa County Antique Power Show takes place at the Iowa County Fairgrounds and includes tractor pulls, live music, demonstrations, cars and trucks on display, food & refreshments, and a craft/flea market.

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. –Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

10:00 a.m. – Antique Tractor Parade on High Street

Sunday, August 30th

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – The Iowa County Antique Power Show continues at the Iowa County Fairgrounds.

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

“one of the ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

“where art and history really are the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

“one of America’s coolest small towns“ – Budget Travel

“charming” . . . “pathologically friendly“ – The New York Times

“one of the 10 most British towns in America – the BBC

“one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ – Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

– Contributed by Richie Haase and Josh Berg

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Weekend Events August 21st – 22nd

Friday, August 21

8:30 p.m. – Live music by Rick Harris at the Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 22

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Mineral Point Farmers Market

9:00 p.m. – Boolean Operators Album Release Concert at Gray Dog Deli. After Boolean Operators live performance, DJ F.M.A.V will also be playing music.

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Sunday, August 23

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Spotlight on Mosaic Sculpture at Shake Rag Alley

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

“one of the ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

“where art and history really are the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

“one of America’s coolest small towns“ – Budget Travel

“charming” . . . “pathologically friendly“ – The New York Times

“one of the 10 most British towns in America – the BBC

“one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ – Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

– Contributed by Richie Haase and Josh Berg

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Weekend Events August 14th – 16th

Friday, August 14th

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Lands’ End Summer Clearance Sale at Harris Park in Dodgeville

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Jammin’ on the Porch at Orchard Lawn – Music by The Cajun Strangers

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8:30 p.m. – Music by “Still Strummin'” at the Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 15th

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lands’ End Summer Clearance Sale at Harris Park in Dodgeville

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park.

All Day – Mineral Point City-Wide Garage Sale.

7:00 p.m. – 2015 Mineral Point Driftless Film Festival Preview

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Sunday, August 16th

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lands’ End Summer Clearance Sale at Harris Park in Dodeville

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

“one of the ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

“where art and history really are the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

“one of America’s coolest small towns“ – Budget Travel

“charming” . . . “pathologically friendly“ – The New York Times

“one of the 10 most British towns in America – the BBC

“one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ – Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

– Contributed by Richie Haase and Josh Berg

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Weekend Events August 6th – August 9th

Looks like another jam-packed weekend of fun events in Mineral Point.

IMG_1552Thursday, August 6th

Paint the Point” –  Watch artists painting en plein air throughout the day and into the night for Thursday nights Nocturne Event.

Friday, August 7th

All Day – “Paint the Point” continues with over 50 artists painting pictures to be auctioned on Saturday

photo-4931:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – WI High School Regional Rodeo at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Mineral Point

8:30 p.m. – Musical performance by Dr. Paul Biere & Yvonne McIntyre at the Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 8th

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

All day – “Paint the Point” Watch artists finish their projects and then bid on finished pieces at silent auctions from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m at the Longbranch Gallery, Wantoot Gallery and 103 Commerce Street, and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Green Lantern Studio

11390188_10153200274771077_3166072280388647065_n9:30-3:30 Dairyland Dare – 1000+ bike riders peddle through Mineral Point.

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Live music in Library Park – Dan Libby and Jim Brunett (12-2:30), and Scott Stieber and Don Myers (2:30-5pm)

1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – WI High School Regional Rodeo continues at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Mineral Point.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – First Annual Mineral Point Football Event

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – The Pear will be open late and serving sweet summer treats.

9:00 p.m. – Shannon Williams and Rubilly Wilson perform at Tequila Point.

Sunday, August 9th

12:00 p.m. – 3:30 – WI High School Regional Rodeo continues at the Iowa County Fairgrounds in Mineral Point.

6:00 p.m. Filzmp presents The Encore of Tony Duran at the Mineral Point Opera House. Social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. For information about becoming a member or guest of filmzmp, e-mail info@filmzmp.com or talk to Tom Kelly, in his lair at the Longbranch Gallery.

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

“one of the ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

“where art and history really are the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

“one of America’s coolest small towns“ – Budget Travel

“charming” . . . “pathologically friendly“ – The New York Times

“one of the 10 most British towns in America – the BBC

“one of 5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ – Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

– Contributed by Richie Haase and Josh Berg

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More Cowbell

This Saturday is the 10th Annual Dairyland Dare bicycle ride. Riders will pedal between 50K and 300K from 6am to dusk and can be seen anywhere between Mineral Point and Avoca. Every year as my girls and I are the lone cheerleaders standing along the route I imagine what it would be like to have the excitement of the Tour de France right here in our little town.

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This is what we could look like!

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Ok, maybe this is more like it.

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Those riding 150K+ will be riding through Mineral Point between 9:30am and 3:30pm.  (See the map below).

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Dig out your cowbell and help cheer on the 1000+ riders!

Contributed by Monica Dunn

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