5th Annual Garlic Mustard Festival


Saturday, May 7, 2011


12:30p until 4p


Start under the Pavilion in August Derleth Park (by the soccer fields)


Everyone is welcome! There is something to do for everyone, whether you are an individual, family, or a civic group!  Here's schedule:

12:30-1p -- check in/registration

about 12:50ish, there will be a short presentation on what garlic mustard looks like, how you should pull, and what you should do to clean-up afterwards.

1p-3p -- the competition

3p-3:30p (while the garlic mustard "processing" is being completed, there will be a Scavenger Hunt!

3:30p - 4p -- the Awards Ceremony with Fabulous Prizes!

You can download the flyer!

So, when you get there, check in with the volunteer under the pavilion, minors will need their parent's permission. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver form.  Pre-registering will help us!

Then, you pick up your supplies:  gloves (if you didn't bring your favorite pair!), trash bags, labels and a pen.  You can check out the "rules" here.

At this point, groups of volunteers will be shuttled over to the 'next' area where volunteers will be working. There may even be time for a cup of coffee while you're waiting for the shuttle to come.

Volunteers should remember:

  • There is definitely poison ivy along the riverbank.
  • There could be high water, since it's spring!
  • There probably mud somewhere!
  • Even though it's the middle of May, it could still be chilly out there!!
  • Wear your grubbies and dress warm.
  • Two types of Volunteers are required:
    • Individuals & groups to come the day of the event and clean up the river bank..
    • Individuals to help plan and work the event by:
      • calling businesses which supply us with the stuff we need to make the event successful.
      • contacting the folks who own the property we'll be working on and get their permission.
      • to work on the day of the event, with set up, check-in, picking up bags of trash, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering behind the scenes, please contact us

Thank you to the following Sauk Prairie businesses and businesses & organizations in surrounding areas who lend their support to this event: 

  • Grobe and Associates
  • Eagle View Dental
  • State Farm Insurance – Jim Marsden Agency
  • Ace Hardware
  • Blackhawk River Runs
  • Green Acres
  • Village Family Dental
  • Klinkner Electronics
  • McFarlane’s
  • Mike’s Disposal
  • Ballweg Automotive Group
  • Cedarberry Inn
  • Bank of Prairie du Sac
  • Sauk Prairie Kiwanis
  • Weaver Auto Parts
  • SP Harley Davidson
  • Sauk Prairie Star Newspaper
  • Community Business Bank
  • Milwaukee Valve
  • Weaver Auto Parts
  • Pro Motions Cellular
  • Consumer’s Coop
  • Ferry Bluff Eagle Council
  • Youth Environmental Projects of Sauk County (YEPS)
  • Capitol Scale company