Scores of carriage drivers are set to gather at a southwestern
Wisconsin historical site this weekend.
Villa Louis in
Prairie du Chien will host the Villa Louis Carriage Classic on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to
commemorate the era of horse-drawn carriages.
includes obstacle races, show competitions and picnic rides.
Spectators will get to vote on the best picnic. More than 100
drivers of new and restored carriages are expected to attend.
Villa Louis is
a mansion that serves as the centerpiece of a grand Victorian
estate that fur trader Hercules Louis Dousman's family built in