Sauk City, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival

The Labor Day weekend event attracts 40,000 annual visitors and features a 14-foot-tall chip-dropping "Trojan Cow" named Cowabunga.
109 Phillips Blvd, Sauk City, WI
Cow chip souvenirs may be available year-round at the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce at 109 Phillips Blvd in Sauk City. The Chip Throw is held every Labor Day weekend in Marion Park at Grand Ave. and 1st St. in next-door Prairie du Sac.
Saturday of Labor Day weekend (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free to watch, $3.00 to throw
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Wisconsin State Cow Chip Festival: The twin villages of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, proud as they are of their annual Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw and Festival, admit they were not the first to celebrate the bovine natural resource. [08/29/2013] Complete Story...

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Bovine Bingo and Cow Chip Throw

Anyone can take part in the Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw in Prairie du Sac, Sept. 1-2, but it takes a powerful toss to win. The men's record (Greg Neumaier, 1991) is 248 feet and the women's (Terry Wallschleger, 1996) is 150 feet. Kids love chucking a dried cow chip of their own, and gamblers can place their bets on bovine bingo (a wandering cow lets the chips fall where they may on a numbered grid). More than 250 competitors and 40,000 spectators attend.

[Jennifer Schmitt, 05/20/2001]

Bovine Bingo is not held every year, so if you're interested you should call ahead.

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