TOURS DAILY YEAR 'ROUND

CAVE AFTER DARK

Cave After Dark is a popular series of themed events for adults 21 and older at Cave of the Mounds  National Natural Landmark. Each event includes a unique at-your-own-pace in-cave experience and theme-related reception in our Visitor Center with cash bar.  These special events sell out fast, so reservations are required.

Tickets for the 2018-19 season of Cave After Dark go on sale August 20.

Harvest Hootenanny

Saturday, September 15    6-9 PM

Tickets for Cave After Dark – Harvest Hootenanny are $30 and go on sale August 20. Celebrate the fall harvest with a subterranean hootenanny!  Enjoy floor-stompin’ folk tunes in our historic barn featuring Ken Lonnquist.  Savor local flavors from Mt. Horeb’s Sunn Cafè.  Satisfy your taste buds with an old fashioned fall corn roast.  Head underground for an at-your-own-pace Cave experience and sample delicious hard ciders along the tour route.

  • Island Orchard Apple Lavender
  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa
  • Angry Orchard Old Fashioned
  • Strongbow Apple Rose
  • Starcut Squishy Cherry Cider
  • Brix Craft Cider
  • Ken Lonnquist
  • Corn Roast
  • Island Orchard Apple Lavender

    Island Orchard Apple Lavender

    Island Orchard Apple Lavender Cider begins with an early harvest apple cider base, which has a light body and is low in tannins. The apple base is then infused with freshly dried culinary lavendar buds, grown by Fragrant Isle on Washington Island.

  • Ciderboys Grand Mimosa

    Ciderboys Grand Mimosa

    Sunshine always dances here. Some call this fruitful pairing surreal – ruby red apples uniting with succulent juicy oranges. Unexpected? You bet. Sweet yet tart – tasty and unique. Nothing stops the passion found in a Grand Mimosa​.

  • Angry Orchard Old Fashioned

    Angry Orchard Old Fashioned

    The Old Fashioned is made with a blend of American apples and is aged on oak with dried tart cherries, California grown navel orange peel, and charred bourbon barrel staves, offering citrus and cherry aromas with a bright apple flavor and slight vanilla notes. It has lasting tannins and a full, round mouthfeel.

  • Strongbow Apple Rose

    Strongbow Apple Rose

    A clear, light-coral pink appearance and sparkling rosé-wine-like effervescence with apple notes. Light and refreshing taste with a pleasant tartness balanced by fruity notes of red-fleshed apple and pear.

  • Starcut Squishy Cherry Cider

    Starcut Squishy Cherry Cider

    Squishy is a semi-sweet cider made with Michigan cherries. Ruby red in color with appealing sweet and sugary aromatics, this cider’s initial flavors of dark fruit shift toward a bold tartness that dries the palate between tastes.

  • Brix Craft Cider

    Brix Craft Cider

    Enjoy a very simple, very local and very special craft cider from Barneveld, Wisconsin in the Driftless region of Southwest Wisconsin.

  • Ken Lonnquist

    Ken Lonnquist

    It would not be a hootenanny without some barn stompin’ folk music! Ken Lonnquist and fellow musicians will share original songs celebrating Wisconsin, the environment and more in our historic Barn Discovery Center.

  • Corn Roast

    Corn Roast

    There is no better way to celebrate the fall harvest than with a old fashioned corn roast!

 

Rockstoberfest

Saturday, October 20 6-9 PM

  • Evening Hayrides
  • Oktoberfest Beer Tasting
  • Explore the Cave
  • Bluegrass in the Barn
  • Hooterville Inn Chili
  • Evening Hayrides

    Evening Hayrides

    Enjoy a brisk evening hayride from Cave of the Mounds to Brigham County Park on Brigham Trail.

  • Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

    Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

    Sample six different Wisconsin Oktoberfest beers along the Cave Tour route.

  • Explore the Cave

    Explore the Cave

    Explore the Cave at your own pace tasting Wisconsin Oktoberfest beer at each stop along the way.

  • Bluegrass in the Barn

    Bluegrass in the Barn

    Enjoy live bluegrass in our historic barn by Down from the Hills.

  • Hooterville Inn Chili

    Hooterville Inn Chili

    Enjoy a cup of delicious chili prepared especially for Rockstoberfest by The Hooterville Inn in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.

 

Say Cheese

Saturday, November 17 6-9 PM

  • Wisconsin Cheese Tasting
  • Live Jazz
  • Annual Photo Contest
  • Wisconsin Cheese Tasting

    Wisconsin Cheese Tasting

    Wisconsin cheeses will be paired with each of the wines featured along the Cave Tour route.

  • Live Jazz

    Live Jazz

    Enjoy live jazz inside the Visitor Center with cash bar.

  • Annual Photo Contest

    Annual Photo Contest

    Enjoy an at-your-own-pace tour and capture photos of the Cave. Submit your favorites to our annual photo contest.

Underground Cocktail Lounge – Saturday, December 15 6-9 PM

Underground Blues & Brews – Saturday, January 19 6-9 PM

Love on the Rocks – Saturday, February 9 6-9 PM

Hooley in the Hollows – Saturday, March 16 6-9 PM