As Summer sunshine is a welcome addition to our Hidden Valleys area community. The streets are abuzz with activity as shop owners and restaurants open their doors in anticipation of another wonderful Summer season in Sparta.
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Mark your Calendars, great your friends and get out for this Summers outdoor concert in the park, just two block from the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast on Wednesdays during the summer months from our band shell located in tree -hearty Evans Bosshard Park, Hwy 16 East right here in Sparta, WI. Be sure to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Hearty Concessions will be offered at each Concert -enjoy dinner and music in the beautiful park.
Start time: 7 PM Concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Enjoy these fab performances at the 2011 Concerts in the Park:
June 15 Maggie Mae & The Heartland Country Band
June 22 The Dang-its
June 29 3 Beers til Dubuque
July 6 312th Army Band
July 13 Rusty Star
July 20 The Copperhollow Band
July 27 Gary & The Ridgeland Dutchmen
Aug 3 Red Sky Warning
Aug 10 Orange Blossom Special
Aug 17 The Pat Watters Band
* In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Sparta High School Auditorium.
June 9-12, 2011 – Sparta, WI VISIT US ONLINE! http://www.spartabutterfest.com/ and on Facebook.
Butterfest is excited to bring you so many events: The greatest fest food, Exciting Rides & Games, Art/Craft/Flea market, Spartafest Poker Run/Ride, Lumberjack Shows, Great Entertainment and Bands, The Freezers on Friday, The Pat Watters Band on Sat, and Bob & the Beachcombers on Sunday, A Wonderful Car Show, Butterfest Royalty, Miss Sparta Pageant, Parade on Sunday, Men’s Hockey Tournament , Quilt Show, Softball Tournament, Sparta Stampede Run/Walk Firemen’s Water Fights, and the famous Milking Contest to just mention a few….
Simple things you can do to plan a biking trip. A fun and active way to spend quality time with your friends, family or spouse.
A Week or Two Ahead of Time
There are many things that should be planned in Advance.
- We provide a bike shuttle service for our guests to so you can ride the whole trail. Talk to the innkeepers to arrange or have more questions.
- Bring snacks for the trail so go shopping with your lists.
The Night Before the Biking Trip
- Make the lunches and put them in the refrig. till morning.
- Check over the bikes to make sure they are safe to ride. Put air in the tires if necessary.
Monroe County Historical Society’s
72nd Arts-Crafts Country Gifts Show
Great show for Spring and Easter Items
225 Outstanding Booths!
Saturday March 5, 2011
9 a..m.-4 p.m.
Sparta Senior High School
506 N. Black River St, Sparta, Wisconsin
Free Admission! Everyone Welcome! Food Served!
Excellent Parking – With Parker’s
Handicapped Parking near Building (bring your card)
Garden items, country home decorating, many kinds of jewelry, homemade candy, soaps, lotions, sweatshirts, dips/mixes, wood, barnwood, benches, needlework variety, rugs, scrapbooking, and MUCH MORE! Wonderful Early “Think Spring” Shopping!
- Surprise the Love of your Life
- A Romantic day Kayaking or Canoeing down the Kickapoo River
- Go Biking on the Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail
- Day or Night time Horse Back Riding together
- A dinner cruise in La Crosse, WI
- Go Snow skiing before Spring comes!
- Take a trip to a beautiful local area Wineries
- Take a tour of the many Wisconsin Cheese makers and Shops
- Enjoy the area Bird Watching and State Parks
- Romantic Dinner and a Show
- Go out Dancing or take Dancing lessons together
You can make a secure on-line reservation, see availability on our website or give us a call 888-594-FVBB.
There are a lot more unique date night ideas, above are some highlights. Please contact us if there is an activity that interests you and you would like more information about.
During the month of February, boredom easily sets in. The long evenings seem to stretch on forever. Why not utilize this time of the year? The cold weather outdoor activities make a great winter sport season. Many things can be done indoors during the cold dark period. Instead of moping around the house, make the best use of your time having fun Outdoors.
Finish Your Wish List for the Winter by coming to the Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Sparta, Wisconsin where there are ski areas, winter sports during the winter season. Do you like to cross-country and downhill skiing? This area has that available too. Finish this winter, doing something that interest you or perhaps you have always wanted to try.
Reading, Knitting, Quilting, Birding are other wonderful winter activities you can do in Sparta. Pack up your books, magazines and your knitting project and come here to quilt, knit, read, relax and explore more at the bed and breakfast and the Sparta area shops.
Don’t worry if there is no occasion to celebrate. We are sending you a invitation to come stay with us, soon winter will be over and you will be thinking on what an awesome stay you had this past winter at an Award-Winning Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast and had a great vacation you loved!
Sparta’s newest business, the Yarn Stash, held its grand opening December 17, 2010. Owner Judy Lichter had the honors of cutting the ribbon. The Yarn Stash, located in Historic downtown Sparta, Wisconsin on Water Street next to the food pantry. She sells everything one needs for knitting and crocheting. Beginning this week, the yarn Stash will conduct a variety of classes.
The Yarn Stash phone number is 608-269-KNIT
Look for more information coming soon from the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast on Knit’Inn classes and workshop weekends with the Yarn Stash. If you are interested please call Jennifer at 608-366-1427 if you would like to attend a Knit’Inn workshop and stay with us and knit with your friends or make new friend knitting and relaxing.
For more information, call 608-388-3517 or toll-free 800-531-4703.
When you are done GeoCaching, skiing, or tubing at Whitetail Ridge Ski area for the day come and warm up and stay with us at the Franklin Victorian Bed & Breakfast just a few miles away. 608-366-1427.
Have fun on your hunt and then relax and enjoy your stay with us!
Murder Mystery Weekends January 2011 Thru April 2011
We offer many different themes of Murder Mystery packages (see below) as an extra feature of a night’s stay at this elegant bed and breakfast. No, we don’t actually kill somebody. It’s our Murder Mystery Weekends where guests participate in solving a fictional murder. You’ve always wanted to find out “who dun it”, so come and find out…and don’t be too surprised if it’s you!
Friday & Saturday Murder Mystery
Get a group of your friends, family, co-workers for great time at the inn. If you’re interested in planning a murder mystery weekend, give us a call at 888-594-FVBB.
Come spend a Friday and Saturday night with us, your friendly hostess will guide you through the game. As the game starts, you will receive your script and clues. Prove your innocence and solve the mystery in fun and laughter. Come gather your friends (or associates in crime as it were!). Our murder mystery weekend includes two nights’ accommodations, full breakfast each morning, individual Murder Mystery packets, and a 4-course Murder Mystery dinner served Saturday evening– salad, soup,
and entrée of Italian, wine, & dessert. Gather your friends, dress your part, and get set for a fantasy getaway you’ll never forget! We will top off the evening with the solution to the mystery.
About two weeks prior to your mystery, you will receive your character information and costume suggestions in the mail.
Incredible value $258-$298. Perfect for unique romantic getaways! The price of the two-night weekend will vary depending on the amenities of the guest room you choose.
2011 Couples Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party
Couples…do you have a group of people who know each other? We have put together a Couples’ Murder Mystery one-night stay slumber party. This is for a group of 8 people;
This package includes the mystery, a four-course dinner, one-night accommodations, and a full breakfast. Come, laugh, and create memories! The price is $90 plus taxes per Person.
2011 Ladies Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party
We have put together a Ladies’ Murder Mystery Weekend slumber party, with no men allowed. This is for a group of 8 ladies.
“A Chocolate-covered Killing”
“Bump Off at the Beauty Shop”
This includes the mystery, four-course dinner, one night’s accommodations (2 ladies per room), and a full breakfast. Come, laugh, and create memories! The price is $90 plus taxes per lady.
Sign up early & reserve the room or suite of your choice, the seasons fill up fast!
608-366-1427 ~ 888-594-FVBB Call with any questions