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!

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