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Sparta is located in Monroe County (of which it is the county seat), between Viroqua and Black River Falls along Hwy 27 on the banks of the La Crosse River near Tomah, La Crosse, and West Salem.

The historical development of Sparta is seen in its architecture with buildings dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places are the Monroe County Courthouse, the Masonic Temple, and the Sparta Free Library, a Carnegie library. The City's downtown area is in the National Register as the Water Street Commercial Historic District. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 8,308, an increase of 520 since 1990.

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Montello's Fish-n-Fun Montello WI May3-5 Fly over the city in a helicopter, paddle down the Fox River like Marquette and Joliet in a guided canoe, munch on cotton candy between thrilling carnival rides, send the kids fishing with the pros on Montello Lake.
DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival Dubuque IA May17-19 DubuqueFest's juried fine art fair features the work of over 70 artists and artisans from throughout the region offering the very best in fine art and fine craft. Meet the artists, learn about their process, and invest in hand-crafted pieces.
Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro MN June1 Taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. Be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, vote. Winners of Peoples Choice Awards win great prizes!
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
Sparta Butterfest Sparta WI June6-9 Carnival, arts, craft, flea market, antiques, buttermaking demonstration.
My Waterloo Days Festival Waterloo IA May30-June12 My Waterloo Days is a community-wide, annual festival organized by volunteers to showcase and celebrate Waterloo's cultural and recreational opportunities.