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I’m getting this out a little early this week as I plan to have a fun, family filled, Holiday weekend! I hope it helps you make some plans to enjoy the local festivities in the Madison area to do this weekend – Just let me know if I missed something!
Farm Adventure Weekend at Sassy Cow Creamery
Sassy Cow is hosting an open house–Farm Adventure Weekend–on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Sassy Cow open house is a great family event for all ages and it’s FREE!
Come to the creamery for product sampling, farm and creamery tours, and to learn about agriculture. The family-friendly event will have an assortment of activities such as:
- Become a “Farmer for a Day”
- Farm and Creamery Tours
- Hay rides
- Contests included: mooing, ice cream eating, and coloring !
- Pedal tractors
- Product Sampling!
- Pictures with a baby calf
- Prize Giveaways!
- Help name the new release ice cream–winner will get a year’s supply of the new flavor
Kids in the Rotunda
Every Saturday October thru May – Overture Center for the Arts
Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. The popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers.
**The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. Kids in the Rotunda takes place on the Rotunda Stage. This week: Magic Morgan & Liliana
Badger Sports Kids Fair: April 23 – McClain Center (adjacent to Camp Randall)
The Wisconsin football team will hold its annual Spring Game; kickoff is set for 1pm and admission for the game is just $5. Bring the kids to the McClain Center from 11am – 1pm for the FREE annual Kids’ Fair to enjoy interactive displays and meet UW student athletes & coaches from many varsity sports teams. www.uwbadgers.com
Notice: Expect all Easter egg hunts to start promptly. Arriving late will likely mean missing the fun! Kids should bring a basket or a bag for collecting eggs/treats.
Angell Park, Sun Prairie
***We have been to this one and it’s tough for little kids – they are told to only get four to five eggs so there are enough for everyone. Try telling a (then three year old) that…I let Ms Sarah pick up a bunch (ten) and then she shared them with kids that didn’t get very many – but three other parents chewed her out for breaking the rules as I kindly told them to “bite me…”
Roundy’s Stores Egg Hunt – All locations!
Your local Copp’s and Pick N Save stores will have different aisles marked off for different age groups – to collect chocolate eggs and a few “prize” eggs! Check with your local store but the egg hunt should begin at 7:30
Kids’ Spring Celebration – Great Dane Pub
10am to 1pm The downtown Great Dane is sponsoring family-friendly activities, which normally follows
the annual Easter egg hunt on the capitol lawn, unfortunately canceled for the year due to grounds’
conditions. The entire family is welcome to the pool hall downtown location, beginning at 10:00am for
face painting, balloon sculpting, caricature artists and more – all for FREE! www.greatdanepub.com
10th Annual Easter Hat Parade – Capitol Square
Noon – Kids can wear their favorite Easter hat, bonnet or come to make a hat and join the parade in front of the store at Noon. Workshops to make hats begin at 10:30, along with activities including animal visits from A-Z Farms. Other workshops are being held throughout April to help prepare kids for the Easter Hat Parade. www.capitolkids.com
America’s Best Flowers, Cottage Grove
10am to 2pm, for kids age 6 and under, rain or shine! Hunt for plastic eggs and turn them in for candy, bring your camera to get pictures of kids with the Easter Bunny. ABF is located at 4311 Vilas Hope Rd. Opens April 1st for season, call for more info (608) 222-2269 or visit www.americasbestflowers.com
McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg
1pm – The Fitchburg Lions sponsor this annual egg hunt for children 10 & under. The grounds will be separated by four age groups, and children will collect eggs containing candy & prizes. www.fitchburgchamber.com
Winnequah Park, Monona
10:00am – Egg hunt event and other fun for children ages 9 & under. Grounds near the Dream Park playground will be divided into separate areas for ages 1-3; 4-6; and 7-9 years. If weather doesn’t permit outside activities, the event will be held inside the Monona Community Center. For more info, call Monona Recreation Dep’t. (608) 222-4167 or www.monona.wi.us
10:15 to Noon – Enjoy a 60 minute bounce session, then move to the party rooms where kids can
prepare and Easter gift bag (while eggs are being hidden in the bounce rooms), then participants
return to the bounce rooms to find eggs filled with candy and prizes. Egg hunt will be divided in age
groups; 5 & under; then 6 & older. Cost $9.95 per child, reservations strongly recommended.
And then for Sunday: