Immerse yourself in the Greater Prairie Chicken experience and visit the grasslands that they rely upon for survival. Spend a morning in viewing blinds on April 11th, 12th & 13th where you can observe their amusing mating rituals, then enjoy a hot breakfast while you learn more about their habitat and what we're doing to preserve it. After breakfast, join our expert guides for grassland bird tours and demos.
Bring your family April 5th when we start the celebration with the Grassland Gala. This year we're partnering with the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum to bring you tons of family friendly fun:
- Free admission to the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum
- Live music and entertainment by Kelly Bleich
- Kids arts, crafts, sing-a-longs, games, prizes and more!
- Compete in the Greater Prairie Chicken poster and naming contest
- Enjoy movies & popcorn followed by prairie chicken trivia
- Shop for arts, crafts, food and more with local vendors
- Bid on items donated by local businesses and organizations in a silent auction
- Browse green-friendly exhibits and displays by local organizations
- Relax with our specially-labeled Boomin' Brew Ale!
After a long morning of prairie chicken viewing and bird tours, head out to Amherst, WI the evening of April 12th for the Boomin' Brewery Bash at Central Waters Brewing Company. With a new addition, the brewery is bigger and better than ever. Share some suds with your friends and enjoy:
- Live music by Joe.e and the Prairie Sand Band
- A Poetry slam and jam session
- Arts, crafts, food, and more with local vendors
- A silent auction with items donated by local businesses and organizations
- Green-friendly exhibits and displays by local organizations
- Prairie Chicken trivia with prizes and raffles
- A presentation on Management Intensive Grazing by Teal Fyksen
- Lots of great beers, including our specially-labeled Boomin' Brew Ale
Have school-age children? Encourage your school to participate in the Prairie Chicken Poster contest!