Passport required!

Many of the shopkeepers in Alma will have the Alma Passport available in their shops, which will provide a wealth of information about this event and serve as your guide around town. Please pick one up and be sure to have it stamped (or signed), as you hike through town. Once you have them stamped (at least 10 out of 16 of them), you can drop them off or place your contact information on a separate card and it will be entered in a drawing to win the ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ALMA SWISS DOLLARS which can be spent at any of the participating shop or shops in town!  Passports must be dropped off at any participating business by 3pm on July 29th after which we will rush door to door and pick them up to hold a drawing by 4 pm at the Hotel de Ville/Fire & Ice.  The Hiking Trail can begin anywhere, but the list below runs from the north end of town to the south.   Sales and special events will be found along the way including occasional concerts by our Alphorn players, The Edelweiss Alphorn Duo and Ray Rubenzer, our one man polka band!  There will be an accordion player, Mike Opitz, at our BEER GARDEN PATIO  at the EMPIRE ROOM as well.  He will yodel and perform Swiss songs and sing a longs as well.

1. The Burlington Hotel & Quilt Shop

         809 N. Main St.  Kathi Korum: 608-685-3636

                Fabric, quilting supplies, gifts and regional artists' works.

.The Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop is sponsoring a fiber-arts contest. The only requirement is that 

your completed project must use something relating to chocolate in the design (because of Swiss 

expertise in this field). You may embroider, knit, crochet, dye, weave, sew, quilt or otherwise use your 

skills with fiber arts to create any item for this contest. There is no size minimum or maximum. All 

entries delivered to the shop by WednesdaySeptember 5, will be displayed at this fall’s quilt show in 

Cochrane and three Viewers’ Choice awards will be given, with $50, $25 and $15 shop gift certificates 

given as prizes.

2. Weaving Studio

         411 N. Main St. Marcia 608-685-4151

                 Creative weaving, mosaics & art.  Her shop is a "must see" event if only because she puts on such an effort

 to welcome everyone to her town!!



        305 North Main Street Dan Kordiak 612-423-3653

                When in Alma, try our ice cream which is first rate! Our Italian Espresso Machine is also a treat. Do not miss our European style

                French formal and Italianate gardens behind the shop. The limestone walls were built by the Swiss settlers in 1867-69.

                Don't miss our GYPSY WAGON CURIOSITY SHOP full of antiques and a few Swiss themed items (jewelry box, music box, bells, mugs etc...)

  4. Art & Soul

        303 N. Main St.  Gail Pommerening 715-279-1480

                 Original artwork, prints, framing, jewelry, international crafts & apparel.  Gail will be selling her latest Sketch

 entitled, "Happy are They), The Hills Fill My

                 Heart", along with prints of her prior years commemorative works,  "Edelweiss, Edelweiss...." , and "High on a Hill....." andThe Hills  I wonder if she will

                 have those cute little goats in the garden again this year?


5. Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry Co.

        125 N. Main St. Call: 651-301-1204

                   We design jewelry with natural Mississippi River pearls.

                   Original oil paintings & prints by Nadine.

6. Alma Leather

        121 N. Main St. Check us on Facebook. Call: 608-685-4775

                    Custom leather goods and lederhosen repair.

7. bluebird

        117 N. Main Street

                  Original creations by area jewelers, potters and painters mingling with clothing, hats, handbags, cards and other surprises.


8. Wings Over Alma

        110 N. Main Street

                  Nature & Art Center and tourist info.  This will be the site of the Swiss pancake breakfast.

9. Water Lily Gifts

         111 N. Main St.  Call: 608-685-4911

                  Unique gifts & home decor and a grand array of items from Switzerland and t-shirts.

10. Alma General Store

         100 N. Main St. Call: 608-685-2652

                  Local artisan collection along with global textiles from South America & Europe.

11. Stump Town Gallery

         109 S. Main St.  Call: 608-685-3697

                    Contemporary paintings, ceramics, textiles & jewelry.

12. 3 G Gallery

        100 S. Main St. Ann Matchey: 715-495-8531

                  Handcrafted items made by 3 generations of the family.  

13. Etta's Place

         300 S. Main St.  Call: 608-418-0797

                   A consignment shop for men and women.  High quality clothing, jewelry & household items.  Also wares from local artisans.

14. The Commercial

         305 S. Main St. Kristine Kjos: 608-418-0144

                  Contemporary art, exceptional glass, ceramics, textiles & jewelry.  Swiss flag themed pillows.

15. Shanty on Main

          323 S. Main St. Facebook     612-251-3581

                 Redesigned, restyled, repurposed. An amazing selection of one of a kind items which change weekly.

16. The Junk Market & Siam Traditions  

            325 S. Main Street  New, used, refinished.  An eclectic mix never to disappoint a treasure hunter.