Local Area Attractions
The best way to experience the beauty and grandeur of Wisconsin's Capitol building (located at 2 East Main Street, Madison) is to see it for yourself. Free tours are offered daily, year round. Tours start at the information desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. A 4:00 p.m. tour is offered weekdays (Monday - Friday) excluding holidays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The sixth floor museum and observation deck are open during the summer months. Groups of 10 or more should call for reservations. (608) 266-0382
Free public tours are conducted April through August. Call for details. (608)246-5501
State Street - Downtown Madison
Linking the Capitol and the UW campus is a pedestrian mall dotted with interesting shopping and dining opportunities, as well as museums and galleries. Come see for yourself what makes Madison such a vibrant living and learning community.
Dane County Farmers' Market
Wisconsin agricultural products direct from producers and much, much more. The Capitol Square Farmers Market is open every Saturday - Rain or Shine! The Market is located outdoor around the Capitol building. Hours are 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is also a Wednesday Farmers' Market on the 200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Hours are 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visit www.dcfm.org for more information.
Local Area Activities
Activities in our local area
- Local Golf Courses - Lake Windsor Country Club in Windsor & Meadows of Six Mile Creek in Waunakee
- Hiking and biking on the Upper Yahara River Trail in De Forest
- Canoeing, boating and fishing on many local rivers and lakes
- DeForest Farmers Market every Tuesday 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
DeForest Area Farmers Market
DeForest Area Farmers Market
Tuesday evenings from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Veteran's Memorial Park. Enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and farm goods. Stay for the DeForest Area Public Library's Summer Concerts in the Park in Fireman's Park.
Discover the Dinosaurs
Is a unique hands on exhibit that consists of up to forty moving and replica museum quality dinosaurs.
At the exhibit Hall Alliant Center
Dragon Art Fair
Dragon Art Fair, Student Film Festival & Car Show - De Forest
Hosted on Market Street and in Fireman's Park. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age or older that exhibit fine art and fine craft works of original concept, design and execution by the exhibiting artist
A silent auction of donated items, hand created by our artists, is held in addition to the DeForest Fire and EMS Activity Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Firemans Park.
Movies in the park
Movies in the Park. New and improved for 2015. Please visit www.vi.deforest.wi.us for more information.
July 4th Celebration
Fireman's Park, DeForest. The fun begins on Friday, July 3, at 6 p.m. with children's inflatables, beer garden, food court and live entertainment by Shotgun Jane. Saturday, July 4, the park opens at 11:30 a.m. with food, beer garden and live music beginning at noon. The Freedom Run sponsored by DMB Community Bank is at 8 a.m.. De Forest parade is at 10:30 a.m.. Token Creek Parade is at 1 p.m..Car Show and Firehouse bingo are from noon to 4 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.