Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Festival
June 14 – 22, 2024






Experience Monona

Experience the vibrant charm of Monona, Wisconsin, while attending the Harry Whitehorse International Wood Sculpture Festival. Monona offers outdoor adventures and local culinary delights, from scenic lakeside vistas to bustling bike trails. Explore Lake Monona, bike along picturesque trails, and savor the flavors of our local eateries. Whether you’re admiring the stunning views of the state Capitol or indulging in the rich culture of our community, Monona promises an unforgettable experience for all festival attendees. Come and discover the wonders of Monona!



AmericInn by Wyndham Madison South

101 West Broadway, Monona, WI
Festival Rate: $103 plus tax – Must book by May 15, 2024
Call front desk (608) 222-8601 and mention the Harry Whitehorse Sculpture Festival to receive the discounted rate.

Country Inn & Suites

400 River Place, Monona, WI 53716
Front desk (608) 221-0055
Festival Rate: $115 plus tax – Must book by May 22, 2024
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Avid Hotel

900 West Broadway, Monona, WI
Front desk (608) 957-7600
Festival Rate: $115 plus tax – Must book by May 15, 2024
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Monona offers more than just cheese curds and fish fries—although we have those too! Explore our diverse culinary scene during your festival stay, from cozy coffee shops to charming eateries serving up Midwest favorites and beyond. Indulge in classic Wisconsin fare like cheese curds and Old Fashioneds, or discover new flavors at our local bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. Whatever your craving, Monona has something delicious waiting for you!.

Get Active

E Bike Rental: Discover the Lake Loop, a 13 mile route around Lake Monona you can bike, walk, or run. Get the details here.
Kayak Rental: Explore the the Lake Monona shore from the water by renting a kayak at Olbrich Beach, within walking distance of the Festival. More information.

Family Attractions

Start with the Monona Dream Park, a children’s playground built through a community effort. The central area of the Dream Park resembles a large castle with turrets, walls and bridges, a painted moat at the entrance and a dragon sculpture rising from it. A wizard statue welcomes you into this magical land. A wooden fence surrounds the Dream Park. It contains many different kinds of play equipment, including a tire swing, two suspended bridges, tree house, fire pole, tunnels, a chain bridge, monkey bars, 2 swing sets and 3 slides.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
A 16-acre oasis of sprawling gardens and hidden treasures including the only Thai Pavilion in the continental US! Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a year-round destination for nature-lovers, green-thumbers and respite-seekers. The Gardens, voted one of the top 10 most inspiring gardens in North America by Horticulture Magazine, sit on Madison’s eclectic, quirky eastside across from the expansive Olbrich Park..

More Family Attractions. 

Best Sunset View in Monona

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Monona’s sunset vista from San Damiano Monona. Watch the sun descend behind Madison’s skyline and the majestic state capitol building. Before soaking in the view, indulge in a sweet treat from the Monona Bait & Ice Cream Shop or the Below Deck Concession stand at Grand Crossing Park.

Follow The Festival

San Damiano Monona
4123 Monona Drive, Monona, Wisconsin
Bike or walk a short distance to San Damiano Monona from Monona Grove High School.