A fun-filled event intent on bringing friends, family, and community together for the New Year! Proceeds going to Dropping the Carp Fund and City Park and Recreation Youth Enrichment/Hoffman Hall Activities.
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Additional Information: Contact Prairie du Chien Tourist Info 1-800-732-1673 (www.prairieduchien.org)

Dropping of the Carp Photos - 2015

12391268_10205326457096206_4925952974098577119_nLucky The Carp Coloring Contest
The Lucky the Carp Coloring contest is sponsored by Prairie du Chien, WI, Parks and Rec Department. It is open to all children and young adults under the age 17 and younger. The contest usually runs from the second week in December to the third week.  (Additional Photos)

Carp Fest Euchre Tourney 
Despite the snowy conditions 24 people participated in this year CarpFest Euchre Tournament at City Hall sponsored by the PdC Eagles Club . The Top winners (left- right) were: 1st-Lucky Lenny Zabel(94),2nd-Pat Check(93), 3rd-Ron Vick(92),4th-Ruth Morris(85),5th-Joan Davis(84), Euchre Guru/ Coordinator Butch Pedretti.
Loner Hand Winners were: Ron Trautsch(6),Pat Check(5), and Matt Davis(4)
Thanks for everybody that participated and don’t forget the other CarpFest Events: Open Gym/Swim for a $1 continue at Hoffman Hall all week(1-4pm) and the Family Bowling Party starts at 12noon today and Lucky jr Carp drop Party on Thursday at 6:30 and the big Droppin of the Carp finale on New Years Eve at Lucky Park beginning at 9pm with bonfire and new free Snowmobile rides for those interested beginning at 10pm!! (Additional Photos!)

Carp Fest Bowling
Following "The BIG Snow" bowling turned out to be a fun way to spend an afternoon at Leisure Time Sports Bar and Grill. The lanes were busy with families in friendly competition. Fun and laughter were shared by all. There is only 2 days left of Carpfest with open Gym/Swim from 1-4pm both days at Hoffman hall for $1 and then the Big Lucky Jr. Carp Drop Party on Thursday(6:30-8:30pm) at Hoffman Hall followed by the Grand Finale Lucky Drop at Midnight with pyrotechnics, bonfire, and new this year free snowmobile rides!!
Come join the fun and give Lucky a Kiss for good luck for the New Year!  (Additional Photos!)


Hoffman Hall - Early Carp Party
Lots of children and their adults celebrate the "Early Bird" celebration held at Hoffman Hall. Food, games, thrills and spills. A nice way to begin the celebration for the young ones. (Additional Photos!)







GRAND FINALE DROPPIN' OF LUCKY THE CARP
Hard as it may be to believe, 2015 is all but gone – which, here in the Driftless Region, can mean only one thing: Carp Fest and the Droppin’ of the Carp!
We all know about the big crystal ball that drops in New York’s Times Square but, in Wisconsin’s Prairie du Chien, it’s the Droppin’ of the Carp and Carp Fest that folks wait for to mark the end of their year.
A carp? They drop a carp? (Additional Photos)