Rich in Norwegian history, Mount Horeb features several annual art festivals:
Spring Art Tour – second weekend in June: Take a rare look into the studios of talented artists whose lifestyles and creativity will inspire and uplift you while you explore the unique glacially driftless hills and valleys of Mount Horeb, Blue Mounds, Black Earth, Cross Plains, Mazomanie, and Verona. Studios are open 10-5 daily, Fri-Sun.
Art Fair – third weekend in July: The Art Fair features art, music, entertainment, and outdoor dining, as well as the work of 150+ artists exhibiting mixed media, ceramics, drawings, graphics, prints, fiber, leather, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, photographs, sculpture, and wood. Experience our Norwegian culture with the Sons of Norway Kaffe Stue, an authentic Norwegian buffet. Fair and festivities run from 9 to 5 on Saturday, and 10 to 4 on Sunday.
Fall Heritage Festival – first weekend in October: 75+ crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street. Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations, music, food, antique tractor show, and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost – an authentic Norwegian Fall breakfast. Fair and festivities run from 9- 5 Sat, and 10-4 Sun.
Holiday Craft Bonanza – second Saturday in November: The Holiday Craft Bonanza is our kick-off to the Holiday Season in Mount Horeb along with the Small Town Holidays event in the downtown area. The Craft Bonanza includes 50+ artist/vendors, bake sale (yum), raffle, silent art auction, horse and buggy rides, and visits from Jorgen the Troll and Julenisse (Scandinavian Santa).
The small quaint village of Mount Horeb is also known as the “Troll Capital of the World”. Located in southern Wisconsin, just 20 miles west of Madison, Mount Horeb is the destination of choice for thousands of travelers from all over the world every year.
Distinctive shops, antique malls and galleries, located in authentic restored buildings and Victorian homes, line its historic Main Street. Also located on the Trollway, are quaint eateries featuring homemade entrees and baked goods such as Danish pastries, chocolates, Swedish meatballs and rye bread, Norwegian lefse and rosettes.
Recreation is abundant in the Mount Horeb area. Tucked among the deep valleys and farmland of southern Wisconsin visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and a 39-mile recreation trail great for biking, hiking and jogging. In winter one can go to Tyrol Basin’s Ski and Snowboard area.
By Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce