Visitors from The Netherlands visit Carp Fest and Droppin of the Carp.

Droppin of the Carp Royalty.

Carp Bowl - Football game.

Carp Fest ice fishing tournament.

Carp Fest Euchre tournament.

Carp Fest arts and crafts in Hoffman Hall.

Carp Fest - night torchlit sledding at LaRiviere Park.

A fun-filled event intent on bringing friends, family, and community together for the New Year! Proceeds going to Dropping the Carp Fund and City Park and Recreation Youth Enrichment/Hoffman Hall Activities.
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Additional Information: Contact Prairie du Chien Tourist Info 1-800-732-1673 (www.prairieduchien.org)

12th Annual Carpfest Activities (2012-2013)*

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10-20th 
  • Lucky The Carp Coloring Contest begins on December 12 and lasts through the 20th Deadline 4:30PM. 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2012
  •  1 - 4 p.m.  ADULT/YOUTH CARP GAMES/ARTS and CRAFTS at Hoffman Hall
  • 6 - 8 p.m. SKATE PARTY & BONFIRE at Lochner Park. Skates available. Cancelled due to unsafe conditions
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
  • POOL/GYM CARP ACTIVITIES 1-4PM Youth Games and open swim.
  • ADULT/YOUTH CARP GAMES/ARTS & CRAFTS 1 - 4 p.m. at Hoffman Hall
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012
  • BOWLING PARTY 12  - 3 p.m. at Timber Lanes Sports Bar & Grill
  • POOL/GYM CARP ACTIVITIES at Hoff man Hall Pool including week long Adult Lap Swim & Walking Contest, Youth Games & Open Swim!
  • ADULT/YOUTH CARP GAMES/ARTS & CRAFTS 1 - 4 p.m. at Hoffman Hall
  • TORCHLIGHT SKI, HIKE, SLEDDING HILL 6 - 9 P.M. at LaRiviere Park
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012
  • YOUTH ICE FISHING FUN DAY 9 - 11 a.m. south of Blackhawk Bridge. Cancelled due to unsafe conditions
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
  • FAMILY FUN DAY AT HOFFMAN HALL 1-4 p.m. 1/2 Price Admission to Gym and Swim
Monday, DECEMBER 31, 2012
  • 10TH ANNUAL CARP BOWL FOOTBALL GAME 3 - 5 p.m. at St. Feriole Island
  • HOT AIR BALLOON AM RIDES  Pending Weather on St. Feriole Island (Canceled due to weather conditions)
  • DROPPIN’ OF THE CARP  Midnight at Lucky Park
  • AREA’S LARGEST MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHT SHOW at Lucky Park 9-12 Midnight
  • GRAND FINALE 12th ANNUAL DROPPIN’ OF THE CARP & PYROTECHNICS  MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31 SHOW at Lucky Park HUGE BONFIRE & HEATED TENT!
NEW YEAR'S DAY, JANUARY 1, 2013
  • 9AM-1 PM NEWS YEAR's DAY ROTARY BREAKFAST- @ Huckleberrys
*All events dependent on weather conditions and participant safety. 

2012 flyers

December 26-Jan. 1: Carp Fest, Week long family orientated activities including lighted sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, hot air balloon rides-weather pending, ice fishing and more. Event cumulates with the annual Droppin’ of the Carp. For a list of activities contact the City Parks & Rec, 608-326-7207.
2012 Activity Flyer





Main Activity flyer. Click to view and download.










Coloring Contest Click to View and download.
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