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Villa Louis Carriage Classic

The Midwest’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events.

September 8-10, 2023

Held Annually the weekend after Labor Day, the Villa Louis Carriage Classic highlights competitive carriage driving in arena and obstacle classes.

The Villa Louis Historic Site was once home to the "Artesian Stock Farm", a premier Standardbred-training facility. The Carriage Classic celebrates the zenith of the stock farm with carriage-driving classes on the lawn.

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, offers outstanding attractions and activities for families. Contact the Tourism Council for more information about visiting the Prairie du Chien area.


Single Day Cost

Adult (18-64): $17.50
Teen (13-17): $17.50
Senior (65+): $17.50
Child (5-12): $10
Child Under 5: Free

Weekend Cost

Adult (18-64): $27.50
Teen (13-17): $27.50
Senior (65+): $27.50
Child (5-12): $15
Child Under 5: Free

Tickets may also be purchased onsite. Both daily and weekend admission allows spectators to view the Carriage Classic competitions, seating provided. Tours of the Villa Louis Historic Site are also included with admission to the Carriage Classic.

What time is the event happening?
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day (September 9-11)

Is there food service available?
Yes, food is served by Carriage Classic volunteers under the food tent. Lunch is served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with a variety of sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages. Breakfast is served Friday, Saturday and Sunday under the food tent as well. Cash and credit card accepted. Gluten-free options available.

Is the event held rain or shine?
The event is scheduled to run in good and bad weather. Should lightening occur, rain delays will be utilized.

What is the address for the venue?
The physical address for the Villa Louis Historic Site is 521 N Villa Louis Road, Prairie du Chien, WI  53821

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