There's lots of fun stuff to do around town if you want to get away from the music for a while. Here are some suggestions of things to do if you get restless. Refer to the locations tab above if you aren't sure where to go. Also, check back as we continue to add to the list!

Walk two blocks down 4th street from the festival and as you cross the Yahara River at the old dam you'll see Mandt Park stretching off on your left. Sit by the river or check out the Carnival and Stoughton Junior Fair. Click here to see the fair schedule. There are lots of old fashioned country fair events - from tractor pulls to pie eating - and of course plenty of carnival rides.


Stay for the FIREWORKS! The Stoughton Fair puts an exclamation point on the weekend with a fireworks display on Sunday July 7th at dusk. You'll be able to see them from the music festival, but if you're up to it - take the chance to explore the fun at Mandt park.

New this year! The Catfish River Festival will provide fireworks at dusk on July 4th in addition to the fair’s fireworks on July 7th. Twice the boom boom and all the ahhhhh!

Go for a hike or ride your bike down the Yahara River Trail. There is a nice stretch of the trail between Amundson Park and Viking Park. Around dusk you're more likely than not to catch some deer or cranes in action so take some time to enjoy. Viking Park is just across the road from Viking Village which offers family camping. If you can still get a spot you can ride your bike back and forth all weekend.

Play some disc golf - it's free! Just about where the Yahara River Trail meets Amundson Park you'll find the Kiwanis Disc Golf Course. Bring your own gear as none will be provided. Be respectful of fellow players and keep in mind that open containers of alcohol are prohibited in the park.

Take a walk down Main St. and check out the stores. If you're into architecture check out the building facades - Main Street Stoughton is a designated historic area and home to award winning restoration efforts!

Go for a SWIM! Troll Beach is in Mandt Park and is a great place to take the whole family for a swim. The swim pond is man-made (don't tell the kids), so each year it has a brand new sandy bottom along with treated water. Make sure to follow the posted rules and keep in mind there is a small fee.


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