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NOVEMBER 2017

November 2, 2017 - December 23, 2017: Miracle on 34th Street

Based on the beloved Christmas movie, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET is a big brassy Broadway musical with a heart. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade needs a new Santa. Enter Kris Kringle – a sweet and jolly old man who claims that he is the real Santa Claus. Thus begins this funny, warm, tuneful, and inspirational musical as Kris has to prove his claim in court and teach his cynical neighbor and her daughter to believe in the goodness and love that is Christmas. Written by Meredith Willson, the creator of THE MUSIC MAN, this is an unforgettable musical version of a classic Christmas tale.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday plus extra performances in December.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

November 21, 2017 - December 14, 2017: Watertown Window Wonderland

Watertown Tourism and the Watertown Main Street Program are proud to bring you “Watertown Window Wonderland.”  Over 20 downtown shops have decorated their storefront windows in an attempt to win your vote as the best holiday window.  Ballots can be picked up at any of the participating shops.  Choose your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite, and drop off your ballot at the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce or the Watertown Public Library.  Gather the family and stroll our historic downtown, enjoying the holiday displays made just for you.  It is sure to be Watertown’s most festive season yet! Voting starts now and ends on December 14th at 5pm.  Happy Holidays!

, E Main St, Watertown WI

https://www.watertownmainstreet.org/

DECEMBER 2017

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017: December Sundae of the Month: PEPPERMINT STICK

Come try Jones Market’s Sunday of the Month for December – PEPPERMINT STICK!  Yum!! Peppermint Stick Ice Cream (red and green peppermint candy in vanilla), hot fudge, whipped cream & a cherry.

Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jones Market, Jones Market, 601 Jones Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.shopjonesmarket.com

920-691-0253

December 12, 2017: “Guitarchaeology”-Music for the Holidays

Join us as the Jefferson Public Library hosts the Fort Atkinson Guitar Ensemble “Guitarchaeology”.  This performance is a great way to start your holiday season!

5:15-6:15 pm

Jefferson Public Library, 321 South Main Street Jeffeson, WI 53549

www.jeffersonwilibrary.org

920-674-7733 ext. 3

December 29, 2017 - February 18, 2018: Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom

For over a century, audiences have been captivated by the tragic story of the disfigured genius who makes his home in the cavernous underground of the Paris Opera House and falls in love with Christine – the beautiful soprano he can never have. Hailed as “the finest PHANTOM of them all,” Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston’s moving presentation digs deep into the life of this tortured soul in a show filled with romance and mystery, thrills and excitement, colors and humor, and of course, their lyrical and luxurious music. Your heart races, your soul soars, and you fall in love all over again. It is, quite simply, an unforgettable theatrical experience!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

JANUARY 2018

January 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018: Mini-Winter Farmers Market

Join us for the 4th Annual Mini-Winter Farmers Market at the Fort Atkinson Club from 9am-12pm featuring local food vendors. Stock up on fresh produce, cheese, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, scones, butter, eggs, chicken, beef, potatoes, winter squash and more!  Mini-Winter Farmers Markets are held the first Saturday of the month through April.

9am - 12pm

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, 211 S. Water Street East, Fort Atkinson

www.fortfarmersmarket.com

(920) 563-3210

January 13, 2018: BritBeat: A Tribute to the Beatles

The complete history of the Beatles from 1962-1970 in a specatular concert event. Six costumes changes and songs covering the Beatles’ beginnings in Liverpool at the Cavern Club, the British Invasion and appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the attendance busting concert at Shea Stadium, the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper, the experimental stages in India, the EMI Recording Studio sessions and the final breakup of the Beatles. The ultimate Beatles show and complete Beatles experience.

7pm

Jefferson High School Auditorium, Jefferson High School (auditorium), 700 W. Milwaukee St., Jefferson, WI 53549

www.councilfortheperformingarts.org/home

920-674-2179

FEBRUARY 2018

February 10, 2018: Dip for Dozer Plunge into Lake Ripley

The Dip for Dozer is one of Cambridge’s most loved and fun event.  Take a dip into frozen Lake Ripley in the middle of winter for a great cause!  Dress up in your favorite themed costume and jump with friends. The day starts with turkey bowling, Kites on Ice & Ice Sculpting at 11 am, then the Dipping & Dipper Costume Contest at 1 pm.  Dip Awards, Raffles, Food & Music at Rockdale Bar & Grill at 4 pm in downtown Rockdale.  This even this always held the second Saturday in February.

 

Dozens of Dippers jump in the lake to raise funds and have fun in this annual Cambridge tradition.

Dip registration and events begin at 11 am. Dipping starts promptly at 1 pm. Events on the ice include:

  • Ice Sculpting
  • Turkey Bowling
  • Kites on Ice
  • Costume Contests
  • Hot Food and more!

Raffles begin at 3 pm at Rockdale Bar & Grill, along with prizes for the most Dip pledges raised and the Dip costume contest. Live music starts at 7 pm.

Additional information and resources:

Minimum pledges are requested in order to Dip: $52.00 for individuals, $352.00 for teams (maximum of 4 people). Team pledges must be turned in collectively by team captain. Make checks payable to DOZER 52 FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Proceeds from the Dip for Dozer benefit The Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund, a non-profit fund of the Cambridge Athletic Booster Club for the purpose of providing post-secondary scholarships to Cambridge High School Football players. Please direct questions to Jana Evans at 608-423-3241 or 608-423-2013.

Check out the Dip for Dozer Website HERE.  Download registration forms, etc.

11am - 4pm

Lake Ripley Park, Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Road, Cambridge WI

www.dipfordozer.com

608-423-3241

February 14, 2018: Third Lake Trio

A Valentine evening includes fabulous classical music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction Valentine gifts and more!

6pm

Jefferson High School Auditorium, Jefferson High School (auditorium), 700 W. Milwaukee St., Jefferson, WI 53549

www.councilfortheperformingarts.org/home

920-674-2179

February 22, 2018 - April 8, 2018: Disney’s Newsies

Adapted from the Disney film set in New York at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what’s right. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version includes eight brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film such as “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York,” and “Santa Fe.”

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

MARCH 2018

March 17, 2018: Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks

It may be impossible to crown any one performer as country music’s biggest, most beloved, or most influential star but few would argue that Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash would all be near the top of any list. Sweet Dreams and Honky Tonks is a new revue that presents the best loved hits of these classic artists along with stories of their colorful lives and amazing careers.

6pm

Jefferson High School Auditorium, Jefferson High School (auditorium), 700 W. Milwaukee St., Jefferson, WI 53549

www.councilfortheperformingarts.org/home

920-674-2179

March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018: The Browns

It’s truly a family affair when The Browns hit the stage. The musical stylings of Shelly, Michaela, Adam, and Andrew exude excitement and offer a life-changing experience to all who hear them. They deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engages audiences of all ages. Touring the United States for the past 15 years, The Browns have received the prestigious honors of Top Horizon Group three years and Top 10 Mixed Group of the Year four years in a row! They are very honored to receive this award that comes from the fans. From singing over 30 shows at the Americana Theatre in Branson to Dollywood stages and on board ten Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise ships this award winning family will inspire you with their close-knit family harmony and talent. The Browns love what they do, love each other, and the audiences to whom they sing. While the traveling can be hard; Shelly said, “Because we know we’re called, it’s been worth it all. God has opened the doors and there are adventures and blessings behind each one.”

Tuesday matinee arrival at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday evening arrival 5:00 p.m.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

APRIL 2018

April 12, 2018 - May 27, 2018: 42nd Street

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? With a score chock-full of Broadway hits, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street,” this show is every musical lover’s dream come true!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

April 27, 2018 - April 29, 2018: Madison Classics 41st Annual Spring Swap Meet & Car Show

Madison Classics will be featuring Street Rods. The feature cars will be displayed in the main activity center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

The Swap Meet and Car Corral are all three days and the Car show is Saturday and Sunday. The spectator gates for the Swap Meet and Car Corral are open Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 6am-4pm, and Sunday 6am-3pm. The Car Show gate opens at 6am on Saturday & Sunday. All makes and models and specialty vehicles are invited to participate in the Car Show.

Spectator admission for adults is $8 and children under 12 are free. Spectator parking is available for $4, but is limited so please arrive early. No campers will be allowed in the parking field, but camping is available near by. Swap spaces will be available at the gate. Car corral spaces will be available at the Car Corral entrance all weekend. There is an ATM on the grounds as well as concessions. No pets please.

Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 6am-4pm

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, WI 53549

www.madisonclassics.com

608-244-8416

MAY 2018

May 5, 2018 - October 27, 2018: Fort Farmers Market

FARM & BAKED GOODS

Organic Cheese, Cheese Curds, Grassfed Beef, Organic Chicken, Local Elk, Sausage & Fish, Shrimp Platters, Wheat Bread, Specialty Breads, French Artisan Baguettes, Honey, Jam, Mustard, Hot Fudge Sauce, Syrup, Pancake & Bread mixes, and more.

ARTS & CRAFTS SATURDAYS
Enjoy over 10 additional arts and crafts vendors including woodworkers, knitters, quilters, jewelers, ceramists and more!

Each Saturday offers live music by regionally acclaimed musicians.  Special Community Programs include Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers, Dairy Days in June, monthly educational programs such as gardening and cooking demonstrations, Community Arts Projects, Hayrides, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Costume Contests, Wellness Programs and more!

Milwaukee St. Municipal Parking Lot
Across from the Post Office. 1 Block off of Main St next to the River Walk. Downtown Fort Atkinson.

8am-12pm every Saturday

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Fort Atkinson, WI (across from the Post Office)

fortfarmersmarket.com

(920) 563-3210

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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