Annual Fundraiser – Wild Wild West – Thursday, August 24 & Saturday, August 26



• Thursday, August 24th, Evening Gala

The Kickoff gala of our "Wild Wild West" Adventure at the Gardens—our 2nd annual signature event fundraiser.

We transform the Gardens into a wild west setting with a Chuck wagon buffet featuring roasted pig, barbecue chicken and all the fixings—served 6 to 7:30. Dessert and snacks are available until 9:30.

From 6-10pm quench your dusty thirst with wine and beer at the Moonshine cash bar. Dance and jig to the "Dig Deep" Bluegrass band with western themed activities throughout the evening.  Western attire encouraged!

Plus a big-ol raffle.  

 Cost: $60 per person. Includes meal, entertainment and one complimentary beverage. Adults only.

Purchase Gala tickets at eventbrite (search Wild Wild West Wausau, WI)  or by emailing, or by calling 715-261-6309


• Saturday, August 26, An All Day Wild West Adventure!

We turn the Gardens into the wild, wild west! Enjoy a western jamboree with food and fun for the whole family. Bring out your cowboy boots, bandanas, cowboy hats and get into the spirit of this extraordinary western event at the Monk Gardens.  Square dancing, pony petting, quilting, trading post, life in old Marathon County (Marathon County Historical Museum). Vendors and food and beverage on site.

Held from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tickets sold at the gate: $5 for adults, $3 for kids, 3 and under free.


 • Saturday, August 26, Evening Monarch Saloon with Fandango!

True to an old west lifestyle, the eves bring out the cowboy-cowgirl spirit. Enjoy a western-themed Monarch Saloon with fandango (live music and dancing), chuck (food), hop juice (beer)  for the 21+. 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. Bring out your cowboy boots, hats and bandannas!

Purchase Monarch Saloon Tickets  at, or go to eventbrite and search on Wild Wild West Wausau, WI, or call 715-261-6309.    $15 per person.  

All events held at Monk Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. First Ave., Wausau, WI. Rain or shine.

Please note: Pets are not allowed at this public event sponsored by the Monk Gardens.

Thank you to our wonderful Wild Wild West event Sponsors:

B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, WSAW-TV Channel 7, Jim Kryshak Jewelers, Coca-Cola, Evolutions in Design, Nueske’s, Trig’s Cellar 70, Piper Products, Home Insulation, Wisconsin Public Service, Anonymous

The Monarch Saloon sponsor:  Ruder Ware

 Our Vendors, caterers & partners: Thursday night Chuck Wagon Dinner…Lee’s Famous Recipe, UWMC Food Service, Lil’ Ole Winemaker, Nueske’s, Trig’s Cellar 70, Coca-Cola.

Saturday Western Family Jamboree…Urban Bistro, Butler’s Bramble, JME Eden Enterprises LLC, Girl Scout Troop 1740, Milky Way Coffee Company, Plants by Joan, You’ll See, Wish Steak House Truck, Marathon County Historical Society,  Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Stable Hands, Marathon County Public Library, Coca-Cola.

Saturday night Monarch Saloon… SmokeHouse Barbeque, Sound & Lights, Coca-Cola, Trig’s Cellar 70

Thank you for your support!