Colfax is located nine miles off state Highway 29 and Interstate 94 between Eau Claire, Menomonie, Bloomer and Wheeler.
The nearly 150-year-old village of Colfax is nestled in the midst of the rolling hills of the Red Cedar River and Eighteen Mile Creek, that flows through the community and the rural areas surrounding Colfax.
The community is proud of its heritage of providing a fine school system and a good education along with the heritage of the Scandinavian Heritage in the early days of Colfax.
Colfax also has much to offer in the way of sports, arts, music and healthy living with family and friends.
Two of the events each year include the Farm Toy Show in February sponsored by the FFA Alumni and the Colfax Free Fair in June sponsored by the FFA Alumni & American Legion Post, although the whole community is a part of this over 90-year-old tradition.
The Colfax Kiwanis Club holds a Fall Kick Off for the high school sports season and the beginning of the school year, along with the Kick Off, they also sponsor the Twister Run teh first weekend after Labor Day, the Athletic Banquet along with a scholarship program for the school district.
The Colfax Woman’s Club sponsors Music in the Park during the summer in Tower Park next to the Colfax Municipal Building. The municipal building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Woman’s Club, one of the oldest organizations in Colfax, helps in the beautification of Tower Park with their green thumb talents of planting and maintaining beautiful flower gardens.
In a nutshell, Colfax has something for everyone. It is a place that you will fall in love with, so come and visit this heritage-filled and traditionally-filled Community in West Central Wisconsin.
In 2014 the Village of Colfax hits a Mile Stone of 150years of being a Village. Watch for updates, on what is going on to celebrate this event.
Take a look there may be something you are interested in.
I will be showcasing pictures from a classmate and friend, Gary Swartz throughout the website. Thanks Gary!