Friday, May 15-Sunday, May 17
Syttende Mai is time to head to Stoughton for Norwegian lefse wraps, meatballs, krumkakke, sandbakkels and herring. There will also be plenty of burgers and brats, but best bets for real Norwegian fare are the Sons of Norway stand at Main and Water streets (Fri.-Sun.), and the Norwegian Dancer Parents stand at the Community Building, 5th and North streets (Sat.-Sun.). The Sons of Norway also serve a sit-down luncheon at the Mandt Lodge, 317 S. Page St., Stoughton, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sun., with lefse, rommegrot, sot suppe, riskrem and more. Reservations are not needed. Full list of stands at stoughtonwi.com/syttendemai/feast.asp.
Soak up the sauce in Sauk
Saturday May 16-Sunday, May 17
The Madison Magazine Barbeque Festival has 30 competitors vying to be top pitmaster. You may not score a sample, but there will, however, be plenty of barbecue on hand from Bob’s BBQ Emporium, the BBQ Company, Heritage Tavern, Eldorado Grill, Famous Dave’s and more. Meyer Oak Grove Park, 780 Phillips Blvd. (aka Hwy 12), Sauk City. Noon-midnight Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Red Elephant Chocolate
119 State St., 608-448-3900
Chocolate baked goods, drinks and other treats.
The Wiener Shop
447 W. Gilman St., 608-665-3782
“Craft dogs and tater tots,” featuring Wisconsin-made beef wieners or tempeh dogs from Bandung, and a variety of specialty toppings that span the continent.