Weekend Events – August 18-21, 2016

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Mineral Point, WI looks quiet now, but over the next few days, the streets will be filled with bargain shoppers for the City-Wide Garage Sale.

In addition, on Friday night, as part of a preview of the Driftless Film Festival the locally-filmed movie Halfway will be shown at the Opera House.

Here’s the line-up of weekend activities, with links.

Thursday, August 18th

City Wide Garage Sale starts – Click HERE for the Map

4:00 Fresh Bread for sale at Popolo Pizzeria

7:00 Knit Night at The Pear

Friday, August 19th

City Wide Garage Sale continues – MAP

12:00 – 2:00 Fresh Cheese Curd available for sale at Hooks Cheese

7:30 p.m. Halfway Movie will be screened as a Preview of the Driftless Film Festival at the Mineral Point Opera House.  Click here to read Eve Studnicka’s interview with the director Ben Caird.  Ben will be on hand to take questions Friday night after the screening.

8:00 p.m. Live music performed by Shekinah King at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 20th 

City Wide Garage Sale continues – MAP

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

Don’t forget to buy your favorite street signs this weekend only at the market. (Read Street Sign Sale.) Signs start at $25. Cash and check only! Be sure to get there early to get your favorites!

Sunday, August 21st 

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 “Wisconsin’s most charming small towns to visit” – Orbitz 

One of “nine historic villages in Wisconsin that will transport you into a different time” – Only in Your State 

One of the “10 most underrated towns in Wisconsin” – Wausau Daily Herald

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

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

One of “America’s coolest small towns“ Budget Travel

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 Lisa Hay and Makenzie Wells

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