News and Announcements

Fall Heritage Festival

October 4-5, Main Street, Mount Horeb

Hundreds of fine artists and crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street, lined with life-sized mythical creatures.   Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost, an authentic Norwegian Fall breakfast.   Fair and festivities run from 9 to 4 on Saturday, and 10 to 3 on Sunday.  Don’t miss this fabulous fall event for the whole family.

NEW THIS YEAR! A Special Live Auction will take place on Saturday from 12:30-1:00 PM at the Welcome Center.Preview Special Auction items.  Or stop by to view the original artworks  at the Welcome Center, 300 E. Main Street. Pre-Auction bids are being accepted until September 26th.
Find more info at

Host Frokost

October 4, 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Community Center 105 N Grove Street Mount Horeb

Heart waffles, Norwegian pancakes, Hard or Soft Boiled Eggs, Abelskiver, Rulle Polse, Salmon, Smorgrot, Norwegian desserts & more. All home-made. Contact Duane Kittleson 608-845-9423 for more info.

Election Day is November 4, 2014

Voting with Photo ID in Wisconsin
You must provide Photo ID when you vote in order to prove who you are.
Vote absentee BEFORE Election Day, or Vote IN PERSON on Election Day with any one of the following:
• Wisconsin driver license (Not expired before 11/06/2012)
• WI DOT-issued photo ID card (Not expired before 11/06/2012)
• U.S. passport (Not expired before 11/06/2012)
• Military ID card (Not expired before 11/06/2012)
• Certificate of naturalization issued within last 2 years
• Unexpired receipt for a Wisconsin Driver License or a WI State ID
• Unexpired tribal ID card for a federally recognized Wisconsin Tribe
• College ID & Enrollment Proof

    College ID/proof of enrollment must meet these requirements:
    -ID not expired
    -Wisconsin accredited
    -with issuance date
    -with student signature
    -with expiration date
    -Proof of Enrollment varies for each college. It is a separate document (may be electronic), such as a class schedule or enrollment verification form. If you are not sure about your proof of enrollment; please ask your college.

Call Clerk Helen Kahl at 608-437-5311 with your questions.

Farmers Market

Thursdays 3-6:30pm
May 29th – October 30th

New location: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Main and 4th Street

Come experience this weekly opportunity to purchase locally grown produce, meats, dairy products, fresh bakery and more. Listen to local musicians, enjoy activities for the kids, and savor the charm of Mount Horeb! Find more info on the Facebook page.


Now Open

Mount Horeb Area Museum
100 S Second Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
(608) 437-6486

Friday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 12:30 – 4 pm

The museum collections contain a wealth of information, images and artifacts pertaining to Southwestern Dane County. Included in the artifacts collections are furnishings, domestic, business, organizations, farming, medical, military, sporting, music, education, religious, archeological, transportation, and regional craftspeople and artists. Included in the textiles collections are clothing and accessories, uniforms, household cloth goods, flags, sewing and crafting equipment. There is a museum store located just inside the front entrance filled with many unique and interesting specialties. Visit the museum’s website at

2013-2014 Budget

Click here for the final budget expenditure and revenue

Driveway Standards for Emergency Vehicles

Please see this important notice from the Mount Horeb Area Joint Fire Department regarding the width, weight and clearance necessary to accommodate emergency vehicles such as fire and EMS apparatus.

Mailbox Policy

All new mailboxes should be set back 18” face to road edge. The town would provide gravel to make a path for the mailman to get to the box. Present boxes would be grandfathered but if replaced should comply with this rule.

Dennis also reported that when the plow hits a mailbox, not the snow coming off the plow, the township should pay for it, perhaps a limited amount. Dan Peterson moved that if the plow hits the mailbox the town should pay for it up to $30. D C Harned seconded. Motion passed unanimously. (From the 2007 Annual Meeting)