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- Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 16:33
- Written by Lynn Raske
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Viroqua is a Main Street City with the small town charm of only 3 stop lights. Located on Highways 14/61 at the junctions of Highways 56, 82 and 27 we are located at the doorway to the Driftless Region. Our rich history is preserved in numerous museums in our area. Vernon County boasts more round barns than any other county in the nation. The Kickapoo River is a beautiful sight to see, with great canoeing, biking and hiking trails all contributing to bring you to “One with Nature”.
Downtown Viroqua Fairground's Sign
At the north end of Viroqua sits the Vernon County Fairgrounds, host site of the Viroqua Annual Bluegrass & Gospel Festival. This musical event is always held on the second weekend of July. It provides affordable family entertainment and shares the Good News through music and fellowship. There are opportunities to join in or just sit back and listen; informal jam sessions seem to pop up out of nowhere, the workshops on Saturday morning provide an opportunity to hone your porch pickin’ skills and we welcome all musical people young and old alike to take center stage during the Open Stage session!
We hope you take time to visit our shopping district, The Farmers Market, and the many Main Street events of the weekend. Our Viroqua business sponsors invite you to shop till you drop! Be sure to bring your receipts from area business’ back to the Festival Welcome Table. You could be the lucky winner of the $25.00 Shoppers Drawing.
Are you a member of VGBMA? If so, you are eligible for the $50.00 Members Only Drawing held on Saturday night. So why not become a member! Go to our “Join Us” for more information on how to become a member.
As part of our exciting Saturday Night break at 8:00 pm we have the drawing for a beautiful handmade Quilt, Packer Preseason, tickets and a football signed by the 2011 Superbowl team.
In keeping with wholesome family entertainment there will be no alcohol or drug use on the grounds; we also asked that all pets remain on a leash in the camping area so as not to disturb other guests. This festival is for the young and young at heart.
We thank our Lord for all the good music and all the people who come from far and near that bless us with great Bluegrass and Gospel Music.