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Holiday Events

Scandihoovian Winter Fest

EMBRACE YOUR INNER TROLL! Brought to you by the Mt. Horeb Chamber of Commerce.

Mount Horeb gets silly during SCANDIHOOVIAN Winter Festival.

Put on your red hat and join us!

Underground Glow EggSTRAVAGANZA ​

  • Hundreds of glowing eggs will fill the deepest part of the Cave called the “Meanders”! The eggs will light your way along the tour path and create a magical atmosphere.
  • Tour Guides will be handing out colorful rocks along the Cave Tour route!
  • Enjoy our FREE Do-It-Yourself face painting station before your tour featuring glow-in-the-dark face paints!
  • Glow-in-the-Dark accessories will be available for sale in the Quarry’s Edge Gift Shop.
  • We can’t wait to see you at this year’s Glow Quest Eggstravaganza!

Under the Earth Day

Help celebrate the conservation of our planet!  Take the time to see the beauty of the earth above AND below ground!  Head below the earth’s surface on a tour, then hike our trails and try out our Earth Day scavenger hunt! Kids eco-friendly crafts and activities will be available.

Founder’s Day at Cave of the Mounds

Join us in celebrating our founder, Ebenezer Brigham!

Ebenezer Brigham was the first permanent European settler in Dane County. He came to the Blue Mounds in 1828 in search of lead!

Discovery Days​ at Cave of the Mounds

Help us CELEBRATE! Explore the Cave just as the first explorers did – with flashlights! Discovery Tours are offered all weekend for adventurers of all ages! Get a FREE mining bag for each child with ticket purchase.  Special exhibits and demonstrations including a visit to the Barn Discovery Center will provide an in-depth look at caves and Wisconsin’s Driftless Area.   Enjoy our Interpretive Trail System.  Hours of fun for the whole family await at Wisconsin’s favorite National Natural Landmark!

HOLLOW-een at the Cave

Don’t be afraid of the dark – join us for the month of October for HOLLOW-een at Cave of the Mounds! Anyone who wants to join can for an extra $2 charge per person when buying a ticket.  This includes a reusable cloth bag, 4 crystals/fossils that you will get in a trick-or-treat style throughout the cave! Plus 1 “bonus crystal” if guest is in costume.

Purchase at Ticket Desk!

Caroling in the Cave

Discover the unique acoustics found underground! Caroling at the Cave offers visitors good cheer through a serenade by local choir groups. This event has limited seating options, so reserve your tickets today! Holiday shoppers will enjoy extended hours in our amazing Rock & Fossil Shop with unique natural gifts for that someone special on your list. Children will enjoy a visit with Santa while making a holiday craft in our Visitor Center! Winter enchantment for the entire family!