A Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians - A Renaissance Faire occurs the second weekend in October. I left for Wisconsin a little early so that I could continue on to Rhinelander, Wisconsin to visit the Hodag.
Aren't these Hodag statues fun? You can learn more about them and where to find them on the Explore Rhinelander website. The largest (and oldest) Hodag statue lives at the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce.
Visit the Rhinelander Brewing Company to learn more about their tasty Hodag beers!
You won't want to miss the Rhinelander Cafe and Pub when you visit Rhinelander.
You can order merchandise from The Hodag Store online.
To learn more on the folklore and history of the Hodag be sure to check out the Fairy Fortunes YouTube Video:
After my Rhinelander visit, I continued on to The Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin for Rogues and Ruffians. And it's been settled: I'm a rogue not a ruffian. Which are you?