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MAY 2017

May 2, 2017 - November 14, 2017: Watertown Farmers Market

Visit Watertown at your leisure every Tuesday from 7am to 12pm at Riverside Park. The market features vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, meat and cheese. Follow us on Facebook.

7am - 12pm

Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown, WI 53098

www.watertownchamber.com

920-261-6320

May 6, 2017 - October 28, 2017: 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 Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Fort Atkinson, WI (across from the Post Office)

fortfarmersmarket.com

(920) 563-3210

May 8, 2017 - September 11, 2017: Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights

Join us for the 14th season of Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights for music, food, old cars, and more! Featuring over 400 vehicles including restored vintage trucks, tractors, and classic automobiles. The Fort Atkinson Generals will provide the food stand and Kent’s Ice Cream will have their famous Big Bar available for purchase.

The second Monday of the month from May to September, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

, Jones Park, Fort Atkinson, WI

www.kentsbigbar.com

920-563-7501

JUNE 2017

June 2, 2017 - September 29, 2017: Cambridge Open Air Market

Join us for our Open Air Market held on Fridays from June through September! Enjoy the aromas, visit with friends and get some of the freshest produce available. Vendors will be there from 8 am- 1 pm. Located downtown in Veteran’s Park.

8am - 1pm

cambridge chamber of commerce, 100 East Main St Cambridge, WI 53523

www.cambridgewi.com

608-423-3780

June 8, 2017 - October 12, 2017: Jefferson Farmers Market

Join us Thursdays, June 8 thru October 12 for family fun at the Jefferson Farmers Market! Check out our vendors from the local and surrounding communities that offer sustainable products.

  • Fresh fruits and veggies
  • honey and cheese, eggs, bakery
  • Meats and seafoods,
  • fresh cut flowers, plants and herbs
  • homemade crafts and wood products
  • live entertainment
  • childrens activity tent.

For market inquiries, call City Hall at 920-674-7720

Thursdays, 12pm-5pm

, Muncipal Parking Lot, East Racine and South Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI

www.jeffersonwis.com

920-650-7841

JULY 2017

July 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017: Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours

1901 Water Tower Open Houses are held the first Saturday of the month (Weather Permitting). Other tours are by appointment. Please contact Tammy Doellstedt at 568-8069, or Doellstedt@sbcglobal.net to reserve your spot. Find more info at www.fortpreserves.org

Age and height restrictions apply, for those wishing to ascend the 120 steps to the viewing platform. The 1901 Water Tower is not wheelchair accessible. The tower is located at the corner of South High Street and South 4th Street. Parking available on the street or in the Fort Atkinson Middle School parking lot. Tours conducted by Fort Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission.

Scheduled water tours are:

Saturday, July 1 from 10am – noon

Saturday, August 5 from 10am-noon

Saturday, September 2 from 10am – noon

Saturday, October 7 from 10am – noon

10am - Noon

, corner of South High Street and South 4th Street

www.fortpreserves.org

920-568-8069

July 27, 2017 - September 10, 2017: Church Basement Ladies

The church basement kitchen throughout much of America is often the heart and soul of any church. In CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES we meet the pastor, three cooks and one daughter who run the kitchen and care for the congregation. As in any kitchen, problems arise. We watch as the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. They stave off potential disasters, have loads of fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on a steady course. This musical comedy, which has charmed audiences all over the nation, is funny, heart-warming, and down to earth. It will bring back memories of many people you know and love.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

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

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

AUGUST 2017

August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017: August Sundae of the Month: S’MORES SUNDAE

Come try Jones Market’s Sunday of the Month for August.  This month – it’s S’MORES SUNDAE!  Yum!! Rocky Road Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream, almonds, marshmallow swirl), graham cracker, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. I can hear the crackle of the campfire now!

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

August 17, 2017: Lego City: Community Build

Grab your hard hat and come to the Watertown Public Library ready to build! Imagine having enough Legos to design and build an entire city! Explore architecture, design, and city planning with architect John Peine as you do just that. Each participant creates and adds his/her own building to the city throughout the day. Watch the city grow as the day goes on.

Drop in throughout the program to help us build! No registration required. For all ages – Duplos will be available for the younger set.

3 pm

, 100 S. Water St., Watertown, WI 53094

www.watertownpubliclibrary.org

(920) 262-4090

August 20, 2017: 31st Annual Tour de Fort Metric Century Bike Ride

Join us for the 31st Annual Tour de Fort Metric Century. New scenic route through Jefferson, Rock and Walworth Counties, featuring beautiful Whitewater Lake Loop.

Metric Century Course (63 mile) with a Half-Metric Century (36 mile) and Quarter-metric Century (18 mile) options on paved roads.

> General Mass start at 8:30 a.m. for all biker from Jones Park at the corner of Janesville Ave and Park Street on Fort’s South side. Look for Lions Club Chicken Feed Tent!
> “Breakfast Treats” before you start the ride.
> Rest Stops with refreshments and a lot of good biking food! Please keep in mind that rest stops will have cut-off times.
> Detailed maps and very well-marked routes. You’d have to try real hard to make a wrong turn.
> One ticket to the Lions Club Chicken and Corn Feed. Boy, will all the corn you can eat taste good after all you’ve been biking!

> Great support!

Please Note: Helmets are required. No-Refunds! Ride will be held rain or shine, come “heck” or high water.

Corn and Chicken Dinner includes chicken, rolls & butter, coleslaw, beverage, ice cream, and ALL YOU CAN EAT CORN!

 

Starts at 8:30am

, Jones Park, 615 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/fortatkinson

(920) 222-9127

August 20, 2017: Try Cambridge Tri -Triathlon

This sprint-distance triathlon guides participants down the shores of Lake Ripley, along scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. The event will start and end at Ripley Park, an 18-acre, beachfront park complete with restrooms, showers, multiple shelters, disc golf course, playground, and much more! Athletes receive a medal and t-shirt for participation. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place in each race category.

times to be decided see website for details

Ripley Park , N4310 Park Rd, Cambridge, WI 53523, USA

www.cambridgecap.net

608-423-8108

August 21, 2017: Solar Eclipse Viewing

See the eclipse at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson!
We won’t see the total eclipse here but over 80% of the sun will be covered. We have eclipse glasses and helpers from the Whitewater Makerspace.
We will meet on the lawn behind the library beginning at Noon on Monday, August 21. The maximum coverage of the sun will be at 1:19 pm. You are welcome to come and stay to view this event as long as you like.

12-2 pm

, 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.fortlibrary.org

920-563-7790

August 24, 2017 - August 27, 2017: CD Players Children’s Musical

Children’s Summer Musical is the Wizard of Oz, Jr.

This is a classic story abot how a tornatdo whisks Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to the land of Oz.
Please check out our website for surther details.

 

to be determined

, 213 South Street, Cambridge WI 53523

cdplayerstheater.com

August 26, 2017: Rhythm on the River

Join us for an end-of-summer social celebration at the annual Rhythm on the River along the Rock River in downtown Fort Atkinson. Enjoy a “Taste of Fort” with good food by local food vendors, live musical entertainment by Katie Mack and the Moan and the Love Monkeys, dancing and fun. Free admission to the public.

 

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5:00pm - midnight

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Fort Atkinson municipal parking lot across from the U.S. Post Service Office between South Water Street East and East Milwaukee Avenue along the river

www.fortchamber.com

(920) 563-3210

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017: September Sundae of the Month: CARAMEL APPLE PIE

Come try Jones Market’s Sunday of the Month for September – CARAMEL APPLE PIE!  Yum!! Deep Dish Apple Pie Ice Cream (cinnamon crunch in apple ice cream with apple swirl) with hot caramel, whip cream and 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

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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