Category Archives: Traditions

County Fair Starts Today!

The big event this weekend is the County Fair, at the beautiful fairgrounds in Mineral Point. The Iowa County Fair started in 1856 and seems to grow every year.  Just check out the jam-packed schedule below, which includes a Sunday … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the Mineral Point Market

This weekend the Mineral Point Farmers’ Market celebrates its 20th anniversary. Below, Jenny Bonde provides a little history and Lois Federman shares some photos as they look back on some of the people who helped make the Mineral Point Market … Continue reading

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Breaking News . . . About Breaking Sticks

This weekend at Shake Rag Alley is the 14th Annual Woodlanders Gathering — the event that got Shake Rag started in the first place. (See The Story of the Woodlanders Gathering, from 2013). The traditional Woodlanders classes involve twigs and wood, … Continue reading

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Pointer Community Pride

Recently Mineral Point High School students fanned out across the community donating their time and energy to a Day of Service. Approximately 150 students and 20 teachers and adult volunteers participated in a variety of ways at 19 different sites. … Continue reading

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Under the Water Tower

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On a summer day, nearly twenty years ago, the first Mineral Point Farmers Market was held.  Check out the notice as it appeared in the Democrat Tribune.  (Photo courtesy of the Mineral Point Archives.  Thank you to Joel Gosse for … Continue reading

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