Click your heels together three times and say ‘There’s no place like Holmen’ and you’ll be there! But seriously… just follow the All American Great River Road just like Dorthy to find your own land of Oz.
The yellow brick road of Holmen, Wisconsin is made of delicious yellow sweet corn that celebrates their annual Kornfest Festival surrounded by towering bluffs and an outstanding community!
With an awarding-winning local meat market and deli, festivals that celebrate their community’s history, and endless opportunities to see stunning views while getting active at your own pace; we know you’ll find your own sense of home in Holmen!
When the third week of August comes around, run, don’t walk to Holmen’s annual Kornfest! Enjoy three days of Kornfest festivities from Golden Knight Jumps, car shows, the Kornfest Parade, Volleyball tournaments, live music, and OF COURSE, fresh buttered sweet corn… we’re already drooling.
Then, the summer festival season keeps getting better because the weekend following Kornfest marks The Great River Folk Festival’s, returns to the Great River. Since 1967 string bands and blues music have entertained and echoed the waves of the mighty Mississippi, bringing travelers from all over to dance and dine in Riverside Park.
Hungry in Holmen?… Never!
If you’re as big of a fan of fresh local produce as we are, then you MUST go to the Holmen Locker & Meat Market. You’ll be astonished by their Boutique Wine Bar with over 200 different varieties of domestic and imported wines (*bonus sample their wine of the week). Next, find your perfect snack pairs to your pour in The Holmen Locker and Meat Market’s cheese showcase and deli. Artisan cheeses from cheese processors across the State of Wisconsin, farm fresh eggs, and locally sourced Knockwurst, Andouille Sausage, and Smoked Pork Chops… uh oh, we’re drooling again.
Ready to dine-in? Family-style restaurants with fabulous food, that’s what Holmen is all about! The Holmen American Legion Post 284 is known for its special events for families, live music, and their Friday night Fish Fry. For the pizza lovers in your family, Pizza Corral has Holmen Area’s favorite pan crust pizzas such as the Califonia cheeseburger, Fiesta chicken, or build your own.
These Holmen hangouts are the ideal environment for catching up with friends and family while enjoying the crisp Midwest fresh air!
There are plenty of opportunities for scenic hikes near Holmen so make sure to bring comfortable shoes for your trip! McGilvay Seven Bridges road, listed on the country’s rarest bowstring truss bridges was built from 1905-1908. Bring along your Holmen Locker & Meat Market favorites and find the perfect spot in their picnic area to take in the beauty of your historic hike! After seeing the sites, continue your hangout around Holmen with ziplining at Camp Decorah, golfing at Drugan’s Castle Mound, or pedaling to your local bars on the Tolley Pub!
The Trolley Party Pub is an excursion you’ll be talking about for years to come! Hop on and start peddling with up to 16 people as you start your eco-friendly pub-crawl – TROLLEY STYLE! Rent the trolley for a private party or make new friends on the mixer tour! Don’t forget to pack a cooler for your favorite drinks!
A campers paradise lies along the banks of the Black River! Their waterfront location, climbing tower, zipline, nature center and athletic field are perfect for single or multi-day events available for public rental. Stay under the stars in lodges, campsites, and mini-cabins, and get ready for the camping experience of a lifetime!
Drugan’s Castle Mound
Drugan’s Castle Mound is a hole-in-one for all your golfing dreams! The challenging 18-hole, par 72 public golf course showcases well-edged bunkers, countoursed fairways and bent grass tees and greens. Off the green, stop into Drugan’s restaurant to wrap up the perfect game with fabulous steaks, seafood and more.