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Avoca, a small, beautiful village nestled between lush hills and scenic Wisconsin river straddles the northwest border of Iowa County. Avoca's yearly celebrations include: Fireman's Annual Celebration in February, St. Patrick's Day Parade in March, Memorial Day Celebration in May, Country at the Crossroads Music Festival in June, Fourth of July in July, and Labor Day Celebration in September. Avoca has the biggest Prairie Land east of the Mississippi River, from which you are able to walk to the Wisconsin River and enjoy the natural beauty.
The Avoca Lake is backwater of the Wisconsin River and is great for fishing, no-wake boating, canoeing and kayaking. The lake is approximately 2 miles long and during most of the summer is shallow, with the deepest areas about 8-10 feet. The Avoca Prairie is located about 2 miles east of the village and is one of four Department of Natural Resources public hunting area within 7 miles of the village. Game common to the area are the whitetail deer, wild turkey, waterfowl, pheasants, and other small game. The prairie is the largest contiguous prairie east of the Mississippi River. The bottom-lands are covered with many different grasses, flowers, and other plants.