If you’re looking for a taste of some 1880’s style, old west fun and excitement, come experience the 17th annual Viroqua Wild West Days in Viroqua, Wisconsin! Held the third weekend of every August since 1997, Viroqua Wild West Days transforms 7 acres east of the Vernon County Fairgrounds into an 1880’s Boom Town.
Stroll the wooden sidewalks and visit the the Marshall in his office. Down a a cold beer or sarsaparilla at the Buckeye Saloon with its dance hall girls. Chat with the Northstar Hotel’s barber or buy some goods at the general store. Check out the fur-traders rendezvous and the Civil War camp of the 1st Wisconsin Company D. Take a ride around the grounds in a carriage or an authentic stagecoach, or hit the gaming street for an opportunity to test your skill, luck, or muscle. Drop by the undertakers to view the recently gunned down outlaw in his coffin. You may even witness a gunfight!
The Viroqua Wild West Days aren’t just for make-believe, either. There are real wild west events to witness or, if you dare, join in on! The popular, crowd pleasing, Hog Wrestling event regularly pulls in over thirty different teams of young men and women just aching to enter a ring of thick muck to try their hand at wrestling a greased pig into a bucket.
Then there’s the Hell On Hooves Ranch Rodeo and Bull Riding Bonanza that truly kicks off the Viroqua Wild West Days weekend. Beginning Saturday at sundown, the Hell On Hooves Ranch Rodeo tests a cowboy’s skills in bull riding, roping, sorting, milking, and more. And don’t miss the Mutton Bustin’ event with kids competing to see who can last the longest atop a running sheep.
Top all of this off with food and craft vendors, parades, concerts, races, and what you’ve got on your hands is one wild, wild west of a good time – guaranteed!
2014 Viroqua Wild West Days
August 15th through the 17th, 2014
925 Nelson Parkway Viroqua, WI 54665
Viroqua Wild West Days Lodging & Dining
Whenever you’re in the Driftless Wisconsin area, whether it’s for Viroqua’s Wild West Days, another event, or just to enjoy the peace of our unique and beautiful countryside, you should treat yourself to a great, local business for your Driftless lodging and dining needs. Driftless Wisconsin’s motels and historic Victorian inns offer you the best in convenience, hospitality, and amenities of both the past and the present, while classic, Driftless dining offers you the kind of local, farm-fresh foods your body and tastebuds deserve. Come vist and see what makes Driftless Wisconsin so special.