Annual Barre Fest benefits Lions Club, Barre Park

Fest included run/walk, chicken-Q, music, and more

La Crosse area residents and visitors got together to have some fun on Saturday.

The 6th annual Barre Fest took place at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall in West Salem.

It started up at 11 Satuday morning and lasts through 2 am Sunday morning. The fest includes a 5k run/walk, a chicken-Q, music, and more.

Organizers say the payoff is well worth the effort of hosting the fest each year.

“To put this on together takes quite a bit of work, but when you know all the money stays local it’s really rewarding,” said Barre Coed Lions Club President Matt Batzel.

All proceeds raised at the event will go to the Barre Park and the Barre Coed Lion’s Club.