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Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend. The holiday was borne as a response to the unprecedented bloodshed of the civil war; in which, an estimated 620,000 men lost their lives in the line of duty. The devastating effect this had on communities throughout the country led to spontaneous commemorations of the dead.

Traditions of decorating headstones to honor the fallen started when women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, put flowers on soldiers’ graves following the Battle of Gettysburg. Because of this practice, the holiday was originally called Decoration Day until the federal law declared “Memorial Day” the official name in 1967.

To help continue this long-standing tradition, we would like to invite you to stop in on Memorial weekend and pick up a free rose to place on the grave of a veteran in your local cemetery. If you don’t have a deceased family member who is a veteran, you’re more than welcome to take a flower and decorate the headstone of ANY solider to commemorate the memory of our fallen heroes and bring awareness to the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day.

Come by to receive a rose from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday. There are 250 flowers available, so be sure to stop in early while supplies last (limit 1 flower per family). Participants are encouraged to take pictures of you and your families decorating the graves and post them on our facebook page, or send them via email to wisconsindairyland@dellsfudge.com. We would love to help honor a veteran you know by sharing your photos.

We’ve teamed up with the Memorial Day Flower Foundation (MDFF) to place 150 additional roses on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. The non-profit organization has been doing this since 2011 with over 250 participating businesses in hundreds of communities across the country to thank those who have served and remember the many sacrifices made for the protection and welfare of our nation. For more information about MDFF visit: http://memorialdayflowers.org/.

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A Toast To Spring

Stroll through the heart of Wisconsin Dells while sipping fine wines from around the world, spending time with friends, and celebrating all that Downtown Dells has to offer.



  • Affordable Leather and  More (513 Broadway)
  • Alpha Beta Karma (212 Broadway)


  • $25 in advance
  • $30 the day of the event

Any profits made from the event will go to benefit the American Legion. 

Start your evening by checking-in at Wisconsin Dells Realty (319 Broadway). Redeem your ticket for a souvenir wine glass to use for the event, along with a booklet featuring participating businesses and wines that will be served. The fun begins at 5 pm! Over 20 locations will be participating, allowing attendees to easily explore and enjoy all that Downtown Dells has to offer.

At Wisconsin Dairyland Fudge, our Chocolate-Dipped Grapes will be back by popular demand and served along with other hor d’oeuvres to enhance the flavors of the Astica Malbec (Argentina) and Re Midas Soave (Italy) wines we will be pouring. Don’t forget to enter to win our FREE GIVEAWAY when you stop in! Sign up for our eNewsletter for a chance to win a handcrafted chocolate box with a mystery gift card inside ($25 total value of box and gift card). The winner will be announced on Monday, April 27.

A good cause, free giveaways, delicious wine, complimentary confections, and a fabulous Friday evening, what more could you want? For additional event information visit: facebook.com/WisconsinDellsWineWalk