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Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Date: May 26, 2018 to May 27, 2018
Timing: Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Location: Rock River Park, 1300 Lillian St, Fort Atkinson, WI

Take a step back in time with the early pioneers of the 1800s, as people reenact this historical time period.  Stroll through the park and view demonstrations and exhibits of how tasks were accomplished.  Demonstrations include black powder shooting and Read More

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Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Dairy Day at the MOOseum

Date: June 2, 2018
Timing: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Location: 401 Whitewater Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

The Hoard Historical Museum and the National Dairy Shrine Museum will host the 4th Annual Dairy Day at the MOOseum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2.

Inga from PBS Around the Farm Table will be here to talk about dairy Read More

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The Moving Wall Exhibition

The Moving Wall Exhibition

Date: June 21, 2018 to Jun 25, 2018
Timing: June 21st, 12pm through June 25th

Location: 1741 River Dr, Watertown Wi

Visit the half-scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.  The wall will be available for viewing around the clock from setup to takedown.

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Watertown Military Show

Watertown Military Show

Date: June 23, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Timing: Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

Location: 1741 River Dr, Watertown Wi

Display of historic military vehicles and airplanes.  Fundraiser includes war reenactments, static vehicle display, vendor booths and memorabilia, a USO-style swing dance band, and a pancake breakfast.

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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: June 30, 2018
Timing: 8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Fort Atkinson Farmers Market Fort Atkinson, WI

See where the history of Fort Atkinson happened! Join the Hoard Historical Museum’s Director, Merrilee Lee, on a walking tour of downtown Fort Atkinson. Tours will meet on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Farmer’s Read More

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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: July 14, 2018
Timing: 8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Fort Atkinson Farmers Market Fort Atkinson, WI

See where the history of Fort Atkinson happened! Join the Hoard Historical Museum’s Director, Merrilee Lee, on a walking tour of downtown Fort Atkinson. Tours will meet on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Farmer’s Read More

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Octagon House Ice Cream Social and 1st Brigade Band Performance

Octagon House Ice Cream Social and 1st Brigade Band Performance

Date: August 5, 2018
Timing: 10am - 4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown, WI 53094

Enjoy ice cream and homemade cake while listening to the 1st Brigade Band on the grounds of the Octagon House Museum.  The band MAKES HISTORY LIVE by presenting period brass band music, performed on antique instruments. Attired in uniforms and gowns, the Band’s musicians, Read More

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Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Atkinson

Date: August 11, 2018
Timing: 8 - 11 a.m.

Location: Fort Atkinson Farmers Market Fort Atkinson, WI

See where the history of Fort Atkinson happened! Join the Hoard Historical Museum’s Director, Merrilee Lee, on a walking tour of downtown Fort Atkinson. Tours will meet on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. at the Fort Atkinson Farmer’s Read More

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Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Date: September 8, 2018
Timing: 9am-4pm

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown WI

The picturesque grounds of the historic Octagon House will be the setting for an outdoor antique and art show accompanied by a silent auction of quality antique items.  Listen to presentations on several topics, and enjoy discounted tours of the Read More

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2nd Annual Timothy Johnson's Founders Float for Johnson Creek Historical Society

2nd Annual Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float for Johnson Creek Historical Society

Date: September 15, 2018
Timing: 9:30 a.m.

Timothy Johnson’s Founder’s Float
benefiting Johnson Creek Historical Society
Along the Rock River
Saturday, September 15, 2018
9:30 a.m. Start Time

A canoe and kayak event on the beautiful Rock River in Jefferson County. A 10-mile event will be held for Read More

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1st Brigade Band Harvest Ball

1st Brigade Band Harvest Ball

Date: November 3, 2018
Timing: 7pm - 10:30pm

Location: Turner Hall, 301 S. 4th St., Watertown, WI

Come join the 1st Brigade Band at its Harvest Ball on Saturday, November 4th. Everyone is welcome at Turner Hall in Watertown to join in this wonderful tradition. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the Read More

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A Holiday Play-performed at the Octagon House Museum

A Holiday Play-performed at the Octagon House Museum

Date: November 24, 2018 to Nov 25, 2018
Timing: 11am-3pm with new performances running every 30 minutes

Location: 919 Charles St, Watertown, WI 53094

The Watertown Players and the Watertown Historical Society Present a Christmas play.  Each scene of the show takes place in the four main rooms on the first level of the Octagon House Museum. The actors will lead the audience through Read More

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WHO WE ARE:

The Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC) is a grass roots organization made up of area Chambers of Commerce and Businesses all interested in promoting tourism throughout the County.

WHERE WE ARE:

PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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