A Muddy Good Time

6/11/2019 - Denise Bernacki

Mud Day in Kenosha WI
Mud Day in Kenosha WI
Mud Day in Kenosha WI

How will you celebrate International Mud Day?  What?  No plans?  Well, look no further!  This blog post will have you covered in all things mud before you know it.

So in case you didn’t know, International Mud Day is on Saturday, June 29 this year.  I know what you’re thinking, do I have to wait until then to celebrate?  The answer is no!  Here’s a muddy reference guide I sludged together for you:

  • As part of Pringle Nature Center’s Leave no Child Inside series, they are celebrating mud EARLY on Wednesday, June 26 from 1:30 - 3:30pm.  Don't worry about getting messy... that's the point of this day! International Mud Day aims to connect children around the globe through the earth. Young kids will enjoy playing in the mud and exploring. Come and leave as you'd like, just don't forget your towel and a change of clothes!  FREE!
  • Visit one of Kenosha County’s inland lakes perfect for the occasion: MUD Lake!  Slush your way through this 19 acre lake and has a maximum depth of 15 mucky feet!  Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.  Need a Fishing License or additional information? Contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource at (888) 936-7463.
  • Muck it up with a mojito with freshly MUDdled mint at Iguana Wana Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar!  It is made with freshly squeezed lime, pure cane simple syrup and sparkling water.  Exotico Blanco Tequila or Cruz Rum can be added and you can choose from coconut, guava, mango, raspberry, pomegranate or strawberry flavors.
  • Get covered in mud at Moda Bella Salon and Spa with a muddy Body Masque!  This revitalizing treatment begins with a relaxing dry brush exfoliation followed with a rich MUD for a nourishing and hydrating skin wrap. Enjoy a scalp massage during this nourishing wrap and finish with our signature blend moisturizer. Allow 80 minutes for this muddy experience.
  • Drink some mud at La Fogata!  Try a La Fogata MUDslide (with a Kick)…it’s thick and creamy with a dash of kailua, a hint of Bailey’s, a splash of vodka and a giant scoop of ice cream.  Non-alcoholic is available too!
  • If you aren’t quite ready to celebrate mud just yet, you can always wait until the Bristol Renaissance Faire, which will be held between July 6 and September 2, to see MUD beggars in person!  
  • And if you still need a little bit more time, get MUDdy at the Rugged Maniac event on August 24.  The Chicago / Milwaukee event takes place at Wilmot Mountain.  50% FESTIVAL + 50% MUD RUN = 100% AWESOME! 

If wet mud isn’t your thing, how about mud in another form?  That’s right, I’m talking clay!

  • See CLAY in pottery form as sculptures, cups, bowls and jewelry at Pollard Gifts & Gallery located at the historic Rhode Center for the Arts in Downtown Kenosha.
  • Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace has a public CLAY studio!  The Clay Studio is a free, public workspace designed for artists age 16 and older. The cost is just $3/lb for clay which includes glazes and firing. Basic handbuiling tools and potters wheels are available for use.  Or gather four to six of your friends for a private 3-hour class. Choose from stained glass, soap making, soaps for dogs, bath salts, soap felting, flirty flip-flops, clay pinch pots, or mosaic mirror. Classes are scheduled at your group's convenience. 
  • Want to make an artistic expression with clay?  Alpaca Art is the place to be when it comes to painting CLAY!  There’s a huge variety of designs to choose from from coffee cups, soup bowls and beer steins to magnets, figurines and more.

Maybe you’d like mud with a side of clay.  I know what you’re thinking…is she reading my mind?  Well, it must be a match made in mud heaven:

  • The Kenosha County Fairgrounds is the home of Wilmot Raceway and where MUD and CLAY unite!  Wilmot Raceway brings you the best Dirt Track Racing in the Midwest; racing Saturday nights May-September. Events include the racing of IRA Sprints, wingLESS Sprints, Mini-Sprints, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Bandits, and more. This is a 3/8-mile CLAY, semi-banked oval.

So as you can see, it is clear as mud that Kenosha is the place to celebrate International Mud Day whether you prefer mud in its wet form or in its more compacted form of clay.  Visit Kenosha and discover all things mud and clay for marvelous Mud Day!


Community Blog Team 2018

Denise Bernacki

Community Blogger

Brand new Kenosha resident – just relocated here Fall 2017 from NW Indiana. Touring Kenosha for the first time along with my husband and 3-year-old son.