Monthly Archives: June 2015

Weekend in Rome – A weekend of food, fun & fireworks

Weekend in Rome

Have you been wanting to visit the Lake Petenwell area to learn more about the lake and surrounding area?  Are you looking for something amazing to do this weekend…? Discover Rome, Wisconsin and enjoy an extended weekend of food, fun, and community!  Weekend in Rome is a family-friendly event for all to experience and learn more about the great recreational opportunities in the Town of Rome!  Starting on Thursday, June 25th and going through Sunday, June 28th, join other families and friends and experience anything from ATV poker runs, to golf, to live music, to great food…

Or, perhaps you would like to leisurely explore the area’s natural beauty by visiting the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association’s Shooting Complex and Learning Center located at 1312 Akron Drive… This facility sits on 280 acres of forest land in the Town of Rome.  There are 30 trap fields that offer a wide variety of trapshooting experiences. There is American style trapshooting as well as an Olympic bunker for international-style trapshooting.  Practice shooting is open to anyone who would like to participate. Hours are 11am-5pm and there is a fee.

Dyracuse Recreational Area will also be open and offering FREE tours from 3-6pm on Thursday, 6/25.  This 334-acre motorcycle and ATV (all-terrain vehicle) park located at 1047 County Rd O, is open from early April until the last weekend in October.  There is a peewee track, a motocross track, supercross track, and over ten miles of trails.  There are also picnic grounds, grills, tables, a shelter house, children’s playground, restrooms, and hot and cold water provided.  The park is funded by the State of Wisconsin and operated jointly by the Town of Rome and the Rapid Angels Motorcycle Club.

To experience more of the area’s natural beauty, the highly anticipated Sand Valley Golf resort is offering guided nature walks on Sunday, 6/28, including flora and fauna (plants and wildlife distinct to the area) handouts.  The 45-minute tours leaving at 10am, 11am, 12noon, and 1pm.  The first course on this 1500-acre sand barren (a prairie-like habitat that once formed the bed of a massive prehistoric lake in Central Wisconsin) is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in 2017.  Work has also begun on the second course which is scheduled to open in 2018.  Developer Mike Keiser hired golf course architect David McLay Kidd to design the second course.  Kidd is best known for his designs at the Castle Course at St. Andrews and the highly acclaimed Bandon Dunes in Oregon, ranked 8th on Golfweek magazine’s 2014 list of Best Modern Golf Courses.

Even though Sand Valley is not yet ready for play, Lake Arrowhead is offering an “All Weekend Golf Special” including 18 holes, cart, and practice balls for only $55 when you mention the code “ROME.”  Lake Arrowhead was selected as Course of the Year for 2013 by the Golf Course Owners of Wisconsin… Staff members of the Wisconsin State Golf Association and the Wisconsin PGA joined together in selecting Lake Arrowhead’s Pines and Lakes courses for their exceptional quality and competitive play, outstanding management staff members and customer service team, recognized community involvement and significant efforts to grow the game of golf in Wisconsin.

After exploring some of the natural beauty the area has to offer, be sure to take in the Rome Farmer’s Market open from 8am-1pm on Friday, 6/26.  In addition, around 9:30am on Friday, there will also be a “Chef on the Square” featuring Chef Christian of Christian’s Bistro in Plover…  Other area restaurants offering fantastic food and drink specials throughout the weekend include the Lure Bar & Grill, Lake Arrowhead, the Dirty Oar Supper Club, Camelot on the Lake, Trail’s End Bar & Grill, Stagecoach Café, Friar Tuck’s, Romano’s Pizza & Pub, Sherwood Lodge, and Pritzl’s Trading Post…  Visit Weekend in Rome Facebook page for more specific details…

In addition to many activities available throughout this 4-day event, the main celebration will be Saturday, June 27th, starting at 6pm at the Lure Bar & Grill.  They will be featuring music by “Copper Box” and a spectacular fireworks show with new and exciting nautical fireworks.

“When in Rome… do as the Roman’s do…” and have a wonderful time! There’s something for everyone in Rome!

Masters Walleye Circuit coming to Lake Petenwell






On June 26-27 Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit will be hosting a walleye tournament on Lake Petenwell.

More details and a fact sheet can be found at

A little information about Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit taken from their website.


If you’re looking for world-class walleye fishing and the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes, plus great competition—all in a professionally-run tournament atmosphere—look no further than the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit.

Since 1984, the Cabela’s MWC has set the standard for team walleye tournament fishing. Each season, we visit the finest walleye fisheries at peak fishing times to give our MWC teams the best possible experience during pre-fishing and competition.

Plus, MWC events are more than two- or three-day tournaments. Many teams arrive early for pre-fishing and experience a week or more of great walleye action while fine-tuning their patterns and exploring the wonderful host communities. And because camaraderie is an MWC hallmark, you’ll also enjoy getting to know other MWC teams. This is not just a Circuit, it’s a family. Even though the competition is intense and the stakes are high, our teams share a common bond in their passion for walleye fishing, and many of our anglers form friendships that last a lifetime.

Another great benefit is the MWC’s proven team format—which lets you share all the fun (and expenses) with your favorite fishing partner as you compete for nearly a $1 million in cash and prizes and well over 100% payback in cash and prizes each season, with great contingency cash and prizes from our valued sponsors and a no-entry-fee, World Walleye Championship for the season’s top finishers, the MWC offers excellent odds of cashing some serious checks.

MWC Making A Difference

Fisheries conservation and teaching kids to fish are cornerstones of the Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit foundation. And each season, our MWC Conservation Fund and Youth and Family Fishing Clinics help make the walleye world a better place.

Since 1984, the MWC Conservation Fund has generated more than $350,000 for fisheries conservation projects in states where our tournaments are held. Monies are derived from a $15-per-boat contribution from the MWC and the anglers, and distributed to state fisheries agencies, walleye clubs, and other community organizations.

To encourage the next generation of anglers, the Cabela’s MWC holds a Youth and Family Fishing Clinic at each tournament. MWC anglers and representatives of the NPAA volunteer their time to teach kids and their parents about fishing. The MWC and our sponsors also donate products—including rods, reels and tackle—to help get these budding anglers’ fishing careers off to a great start.

By fishing the Cabela’s MWC, you’ll help both of these wonderful programs make a difference in the future of walleye fishing!