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A driving derby contestant.

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Midwest Horse Fair in Madison. There's a Friday-night rodeo, blacksmith championships, stagecoach rides, Texas trick riders, music and performances, including the Wisconsin Mounted Police Team. At Alliant Energy Center. April 2022.

U.S. Grant's Birthday in Galena, Ill. The former home of the Civil War general celebrates his 196th birthday with free admission to the Grant Museum, an artillery encampment, Main Street walking tours with Gen. Grant, a pie auction, a spy trial and appearances by President and Mrs. Lincoln. April 2022. 

Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival in Kenosha, Wis. There's cheese and beer from around the state plus live music at the Brat Stop. April 21. 

Earth Day Birding Festival near Hastings, Minn. This festival at Carpenter Nature Center above the St. Croix includes bird-banding demonstrations, a raptor class and guided birding trips. Reservations are required. April 21.

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Last updated on April 16, 2018