Rich in history, agricultural prowess, and connection to the land, Boscobel is centrally nestled along the Lower Wisconsin Riverway – the very heart of the state’s driftless area. It’s difficult to experience all of these lively aspects of our community in a single visit, but a great place to start is a relaxing Saturday morning at the Boscobel Farmers Market.
Beginning each year in mid-May and running through mid-October, the Boscobel Farmers Market is held on Saturdays from 8am to Noon at Depot Park. This weekly event has become a staple of the region in recent years, providing a variety of produce, crafts, and activities to browse.
“I’m amazed at how quickly it’s grown from a small, local gathering to a multi-community occasion. We’re thrilled to provide a weekly event that literally anyone can come and enjoy!” – Katie Reynolds, Boscobel Farmers Market Coordinator
Expect no shortage of options when it comes to produce. Our area boasts one of the largest concentrations of traditional and organic farmers in Wisconsin, and the number of vendors has grown steadily each year. They offer:
You may also want to peruse the tents and tables for a distinctive craft or seasonal item. These are available throughout the market with many local items for sale, such as:
If you grow tired of shopping, our market also features entertainment that the whole family will love. Though these activities vary from week to week, each provides its own insightful touch of family fun. Visitors can expect:
Thought the farmer’s market couldn’t get any better? Think again. There’s also an annual occasion held on the second full weekend in June called Boscobel’s Heritage Depot Day.
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, come down to Depot Park for a historically great morning. Built in 1857, Boscobel’s Depot Station was once the beating heart of the region, serving as a marshaling point through three major wars and bringing in/sending out the vital supplies and industrial goods our region required to survive.
Folks came and went on the trains as well, including several citizens of note. The founders of the Gideon Bible arrived in 1898, and John Blaine, a three-term Wisconsin Governor and eventual adversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt, also left town through the station.
All that said, our historic depot is now a Turn-of-the-Century Railroad and Early Rural America walk-through museum. Significant efforts have been made to create an immersive experience for visitors, giving you a glimpse of what early life was like in our area.
On Depot Day, the heritage museum plans to offer:
The list goes on and on! The combination of the Boscobel Farmers Market and Depot Day brings history buffs, shoppers, gardeners, and families together for a morning of fun and festivities. It would certainly be a shame to miss out!
Looking for additional happenings in our area? Boscobel and our neighboring communities hold several intriguing historical reenactments, festivals, fun runs, parades, fireworks, wine walks, and more throughout the year for you to attend.
Start planning for one of these exciting events today!