See Viroqua: Art Unveiling!

See Viroqua Arts Unveiling is just around the corner! With funding and support from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and Arts Wisconsin, The Viroqua Chamber Main Street has launched the “See Viroqua” Arts Project.  Inspired by iconic WPA Posters of the 1930’s and 40’s, the Viroqua Chamber Main Street has commissioned six local artists to create a unique poster celebrating and promoting Viroqua.

On Thursday, October 14 from 6-8pm, the original pieces will be unveiled at a public reception at Rooted Spoon in downtown Viroqua. Art will be revealed at 6:30, followed by a reception. The artists will be present to reveal their art and inspiration, hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and Rooted Spoon will open the bar for refreshments.  Prints of the art will be available at the event, and throughout the holiday season. 

For more information, please contact the Viroqua Chamber Main Street at (608)637-2575 or infodesk@viroqua-wisconsin.com

 

Live Trivia!

Mark your calendars and round up your crew! Stump Live Trivia is coming to the Historic Fortney Lounge every Wednesday. There are two trivia time slots with entirely different questions: The first runs from 7-8pm and the second from 8-9pm. Come for one or stay for both!

Rural Recharge: Speaker & Discussion Series

Join us for the first of our Rural Re-Charge speaker series where we will focus on what it will take for us to be fueled 100% locally produced and renewable energy. Visit VCED.energy to attend virtually!

Identity Theft Protect and Prevent Presentation

Can you recognize identity theft? At this presentation, you will learn how to identify and prevent identity theft – including information about credit reports, fraud alerts, and security freezes. You will receive practical tips for safeguarding personal and financial information, and learn how to spot the red flags before you fall for a scam. 

Presentation by Jeff Kersten, the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. 

Quarterly Connection

Join the Viroqua Chamber Main Street and our partner businesses at one of two locations for our next Quarterly Connection Meeting. 

Wednesday, Oct 6; 5:00-6:00 PM  

The Historic Fortney Lounge 

or 

Tuesday, Oct 12; 8:00-9:00 AM 

Western Technical College, room 126.

We’ll introduce our new Executive Director, Chris Clemens, new Assistant Director, Larkin Breckel, and get you up to speed on the state of the Chamber today.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions, offer suggestions, and identify ways you can get involved. 

Coffee and light snacks will be available at both meetings and the Historic Fortney bar will be open for service as well.

For more information, please contact the Viroqua Chamber Main Street at (608)637-2575 or infodesk@viroqua-wisconsin.com

 

Harvest Celebration

Come out to Eckert Park on October 9th at to celebrate the harvest season! Nobody has come forward to organize the parade portion of this event, and for good reason. We gather in close proximity to watch the parade and to put on costumes. But the park portion of the event offers a safe opportunity to still get together before the season comes to a close. We plan to run music until the Driftless Fire Tribe performs at 8pm to close the event. Bring out your kids and enjoy a nice day of music, dance, and a fire show in the park!
 
2pm Michael Zernia
3pm Suzuki Strings
4pm Firefly Brass Band
5pm Group Hug
6pm The Iowans
7pm Murder Kween
8pm The Driftless Fire Tribe (Official)

Bad Axe Vintage Flea Market

Vintage Flea Market in downtown Viroqua, Wisconsin on October 9, 2021. Check out Vintage Clothing and Antique vendors from across the Midwest! Email driftlessartifacts@gmail.com for more information or with questions.

PertNear Bike Races 2021

Join Bluedog Cycles for the 9.5th annual pertNear 20 Mountain Bike Race: a fun filled race/ride that showcases the best of the best of the best of the trails at Sidie Hollow, Hubbard Hills and Rusty Ridge. 10 and 20 mile entry fees are $35, kids race fee is only $5!
 
10:15am: Kids Race
11:00am: pertNear 10 Mile Race
11:00am: pertNear 20 Mile Race
More information and registration available on the Bluedog Cycles website!

Live Trivia!

Mark your calendars and round up your crew! Stump Live Trivia is coming to the Historic Fortney Lounge every Wednesday. There are two trivia time slots with entirely different questions: The first runs from 7-8pm and the second from 8-9pm. Come for one or stay for both!

Quarterly Connection

Join the Viroqua Chamber Main Street and our partner businesses at one of two locations for our next Quarterly Connection Meeting. 

Wednesday, Oct 6; 5:00-6:00 PM  

The Historic Fortney Lounge 

or 

Tuesday, Oct 12; 8:00-9:00 AM 

Western Technical College, room 126. 

We’ll introduce our new Executive Director, Chris Clemens, new Assistant Director, Larkin Breckel, and get you up to speed on the state of the Chamber today.  This will be your opportunity to ask questions, offer suggestions, and identify ways you can get involved. 

Coffee and light snacks will be available at both meetings and the Historic Fortney bar will be open for service as well.

For more information, please contact the Viroqua Chamber Main Street at (608)637-2575 or infodesk@viroqua-wisconsin.com