Category Archives: Events Around Manawa

Southwest Cooking Class

April 10, 2011 by Judy Trull

An update to our post for our Southwest Cooking Class….we are full up! We have had alot of excitement about the class, my friend Pat will be arriving on Friday and then let the games begin.  We will have our “action plan” in place and will be eager to get rolling on Saturday at 4 p.m. The musical trio Ivory Winds has agreed to come and play for us, they will be starting at 5:15 ish (the ish gives us a window of time(;) !  So looking forward to spending time with Pat in the kitchen and enjoying the laughter of the ladies who are attending the class.

A classic Tom Sawyer experience?

March 28, 2011 by Judy Trull

AbandonedDo you remember when Tom Sawyer sold his friends on the idea of helping him whitewash the fence?  You will have your chance to live that “sawyer like” experience on Saturday April 9th at Gunner’s Great Garage right here in Manawa.  Shane Hanke- who runs Shane’s Classic Sports Cars at the Garage will play the role of Tom Sawyer, only instead of a fence, you will be learning how to detail with a wide variety of products and techniques Shane’s white Triumph TR7 that is in need of a little TLC. Shane and the crew (which certainly could include you and your friends) will be cleaning the TR7 with Meguiars Clay Bar and other cleaning and polishing products they have been testing. 

Dave Collard of Diamond Dave’s Detailing in Green Bay, WI, has offered to lend his professional assistance in overseeing the “whitewashing” operation as well as sharing some of the techniques they use in house at his shop. This is a rare opportunity to learn some trade secrets before the old car show season is upon us.  Gunner’s Great Garage will supply clay bar, wax, polish, towels and tools to add to your “hands on” experience.  With any luck and Diamond Dave sharing his knowledge and experience…Shane’s Triumph will indeed be just that.

The “hands on” seminar is free and refreshments will be served. Just call Gunner at 715-281-5925 or Shane at 715-281-1089 to let them know you’re planning to be there. It’s Saturday, April 9, at 9 A.M.

Don’t miss it.

Southwest Cooking Class part dos

March 18, 2011 by Judy Trull

Homemade EnchiladasOnce again our Inn will be featuring my good friend Pat Latch and her love of southwest cuisine on Saturday April 16th beginning at 4 p.m.  This time we will be featuring chicken enchiladas, a tasty and Pat assures me an easy recipe…that she is well known for.  Putting together guacamole in a new way, and a new spin on pico de gallo. Add in some liquid libation to wet your whistle, and you have the recipe for a fun way to learn. Space is limited and  again the cost will be $35, this year each participant will have a goodie bag to take home with them to enjoy!

Big Whopper Weekend

March 18, 2011 by Judy Trull


This weekend long event is held at Riverside Park in New London.  Compete for prizes while fishing for walleye, northern and black pike.  Enjoy food, beverages and a weekend full of live entertainment.

Moon Madness at Mosquito Hill

March 9, 2011 by Judy Trull

Can You Hear Me Major Tom?????An informative 2 hour program especially for families will explore all about our only natural satellite ,the Moon and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mosquito Hill Nature Center on Friday, March 18th.  Through hands-on activities many questions will be answered, learning has never been so much fun.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students, or $12 per family.  Please register by March 15th, by calling 920-779-6433.

Leapin’ Leprechauns

February 28, 2011 by Judy Trull

It is that time of year again to celebrate the Irish heritage in New London. An entire calendar of events is planned for March 14th thru the 19th, beginning with the 14th, when Leprechauns change the name of the City to New Dublin for the week, you can see them appear at different locations around the City, including in Northport, which will be named North Dublin for the week. Perhaps you’d be more inclined to celebrate “Hooligan Day” on Tuesday and enjoy a tastey plate of corned beef and cabbage at various local eateries around the New Dublin area. On Wednesday, Irish Caroling will be featured at St. Joseph residence and Franklin Park apartments, song sheets are provided and it begins at 5 p.m. in the lobby of St. Joseph. On Thursday March 17th at the New London High School Auditorium there will be Irish Entertainment, featuring the songs, dances and infectious irish humor. Admission is free and the public is welcome. On Friday at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall they will be having and Irish Ceili (kay-lee), a traditional gathering of family and friends celebrating music & dance, at 7 p.m. Perhaps you’d like to celebrate in even more of an Irish tradition, bring on Finnegan’s Wake, it begins at Pup’s Irish Pub in Northport at 8 p.m. and travels to different local establishments. You will see plenty of kilts and listen to plenty of Irish humor. It is quite a sight and alot of fun is had by the participants as well as the public every year. Saturday will bring Irish Fest under the big top near Festival Foods in New London from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with entertainment featuring Sheamus Fitzpatrick and Reilly. Entrance fee to Irish Fest is $5 for the entire day. The largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wisconsin will be held at 1 p.m., including bagpipes and marching bands. Additional information can be found at

2010 Holiday Craft & Gift Show

November 25, 2010 by Judy Trull

It is that time of year again for the Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show at Little Wolf High School right here in Manawa.  It will be held on Sunday December 5th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. located at Little Wolf High School at 515 E. Fourth St right here in Manawa.  There are over 85 vendors this year offering a great variety of items, many of them are handmade.  Admission for Adults is $1, children 12 and under are admitted free.  There will be babystitting and craft activities available as well.  Lunch and homemade desserts are for sale as well during the event. The Holiday Craft & Gift Show is sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Also going on during this event will be Santaland, which will be held right here at Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast.  Santa will arrive on a horse drawn wagon and you can meet Santa and talk with him from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and cookies served and wagon rides being offered as well, they will leave the Bed & Breakfast and ride up to the High School where the Craft Fair is being held.  You may also have a tour of the Bed & Breakfast all decked out for the holidays.  They will be accepting donations for the Manawa Food Pantry, so please bring an unwrapped toy and/or non perishable food item.  Santaland is sponsored by the Manawa Chamber of Commerce

Photography Exhibit

October 7, 2010 by Judy Trull

For those of you who are from the Waupaca County area, you may know Trey Foerster, who was for many years the editor of the Iola Herald and the Manawa Advocate.  What some of you may not know is that Trey is a very talented photographer, constantly shooting pictures and working to show Waupaca County in the best light.  We would like to celebrate along with Trey an exhibit of his work at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega.  Meet Trey this Friday October 8th @ 5 p.m. and view his photographs which will be on display thru the month of October Fridays 4 to 6 and Saturdays 12 to 4.  You can also check out Trey’s work at  It is exciting when we have these exhibits and shows in our communities around the county.  Waupaca County is a very large artisan county and this is just one more example of that.  The Gerold Opera House is located at 136 E. Main St. in Weyauwega, and check out their website @  They also have other events and even movies.  This is a jewel in the Weyauwega community as well as a wonderful offering within the county.  Get out and see what all the communities within Waupaca county have to offer…and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

Farm Market & Craft Fair

September 14, 2010 by Judy Trull

It’s true, who can believe that fall is here already.  It seems that just yesterday we were celebrating the beginning of summer, however time certainly marches on thru the change of seasons.  Cooler days and nights, sleeping with the windows open and yes even pulling back out the cooler weather duds.  Here in Central Wisconsin it is festival time, all different sorts.  In Manawa you know that fall has arrived not only due to the cooler weather and the changing leaves but it is the Farm Market and Craft Fair, held the third Saturday in September each year.  In year’s past we have had alot of fun with the pie eating contest, too funny to see people digging into pies face first and showing their enthusiasm for all things pie.  This year we will mark the day with our first annual chili cook-off, a way to showcase all the different and delectable ways that chili can be made.  I have encountered people who are big fans of noodles in their chili, you have the standard chili lovers, and then those who like to crank up the heat factor.  We hope to have all different genres of chili competing at our chili cook-off. The entrants will be vying for a $100 first prize, $75 second prize and $50 third prize all paid in Chamber Bucks, as to support local businesses.  After the judging, we will be selling the chili for $1 per bowl and the proceeds will be donated to the Manawa Food Pantry.  There is no charge to enter as this is our first year of holding the chili cook-off.  It is a good warm up (pardon the pun) or practice run if you will, to also compete in the annual chili cook-off held at the Zion Lutheran Church here in Manawa, it is their major fund raiser that they hold each year.  They serve other food along with the chili and it is one price to sample all of the different chili’s that they have entered each year.  So come on out to the Farm Market & Craft Fair this Saturday September 18th, there will be a variety of vendors, pumpkin bowling for the kids and much more.  On 2nd Street in Manawa.  Come out and enjoy the beautiful fall here in Central Wisconsin.

Friday Hot Rod Arrivals

August 14, 2010 by Judy Trull

We had some additional guests checking in and were again pleasantly surprised to find them driving Hot Rods.  Arrive in style they did, and here are the photos to prove it.  I enjoy this part of this business in a big way, people sharing their hobbies or should I say more accurately their passion for all things automotive.  They are heading for the Symco Shakedown today, which despite some weather challenges is having a phenomenal turn-out.