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MAY 2019

May. 4, 2019 - Oct. 26, 2019: Fort Farmers Market


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.

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.

Hosted by Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

8am-12pm every Saturday

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

(920) 563-3210

May. 7, 2019 - Oct. 29, 2019: Watertown Farmers Market

Watertown’s Tuesday market is one of the area’s largest and longest-running markets. The market opens the first Tuesday in May and runs through the second week in Nov. (Closed Aug. 6, 2019) in Riverside Park. Market hours are 7 a.m. until Noon. The market offers healthy foods that include meats, cheeses, honey, produce and more. In addition, shoppers will find beautiful plants and flowers. Community programs and events will be planned throughout the year.

7am - 12pm

Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown, WI 53098


May. 8, 2019 - Oct. 16, 2019: Lake Mills Artisan & Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday from 2pm until 6:30pm, Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills comes alive with over 50 vendors selling fresh local produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

Make Commons Park your destination every Wednesday, from May through October . And don’t worry about making dinner on Wednesdays – our Farmers’ Market food vendors have it all! Pizza, barbeque, beverages and much more!

The Lake Mills Farmers’ Market is brought to you by the Lake Mills Main Street Program.

Hosted by Lake Mills Main Street Program

2:00pm - 6:30pm

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills, Commons Park, Lake Mills, WI



Sep. 5, 2019 - Oct. 27, 2019: Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Before the Beatles and the Rolling Stones ever played a note, popular music was forever changed by a bespectacled kid from Lubbock, Texas – BUDDY HOLLY! Now you can witness his story explode onto the Fireside stage in a toe-tapping, hand-clapping extravaganza, which will have you up and dancing. BUDDY tells the true story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs “That’ll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “Everyday,” “Not Fade Away,” “Heartbeat,” “Rave On,” as well as The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” and MANY MORE! Viewed by over 22 million people in over 23,000 performances worldwide, BUDDY opened in London’s West End in 1989 and has been seen on Broadway, throughout the United States and Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Japan, South Africa, and Singapore, winning numerous awards along the way.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538


Sep. 21, 2019 - Oct. 27, 2019: Busy Barns Farm Adventures

Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. Visit the animal barn to feed and hold baby goats, and test your skills at hustling hogs. Launch mini-pumpkins and gourds and conquer the four-acre trivia corn maze. Weekdays/Weekends in October.

10am - 5pm

Busy Barns Adventure Farm, W7675 US-12, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538



Oct. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019: Jones Market October’s Sundae of the Month

Enjoy our October Sundae of the Month:  Pumpkin Spice:

Pumpkin Ice Cream (pumpkin flavored), Cinnamon Ice Cream (cinnamon flavored) with hot caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry.

Store hours

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


Oct. 1, 2019 - Dec. 31, 2019: Jones Market Italian Meatball Sub

Enjoy the seasonal Italian Meatball Sub from Jones Market.  In-house made 3-cheese stuffed meatballs, topped with Rassorio’s tomato sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese. Served on a toasted Bon Ton bun for $7.

Store hours

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


Oct. 15, 2019: You Are What You Eat

We have all heard the saying ‘you are what you eat,’ but with food being sourced across the world, the need to know exactly what you eat is important. Explore how your environment and the environment of your food can improve or deter health. You will develop a plan that guides the decision process for the foods you eat.

Instructors: Cal Bouwkamp, Retired AgED Instructor

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704

(608) 245-3648

Oct. 15, 2019: FACTalks: “Painting Adventures”

The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center presents….

Fall 2019 FACTalks

Tuesday, October 15: Bethann Moran-Handzlik

Painting Adventures”

Bethann Moran-Handzlik has been painting all her life. In the past 8 years she has turned her attention toward painting from direct observation with a special focus on painting outdoors. She sits in the woods for long stretches of time carefully observing her subject. In her presentation at the Fort Atkinson Club she will share secrets of the trade, stories of her adventures and comment on her recent body of work as it relates to climate change and an intimate portrait of place.

Some of Bethann’s work will be on display at the Fort Atkinson Club as part of the Frances Jones-Highsmith Art Show, which will run for one week starting October 17.

Bethann Moran-Handzlik is a painter who works primarily from direct observation and memory with a focus on the quiet beauty all around. Her work explores portraiture, landscape and still life. She spends a great deal of time painting outdoors and is sensitive to the beauty of varied ecosystems. Her paintings have been included in national juried and invitational exhibitions and also exhibited regionally at The Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI, The James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI among others. She currently teaches drawing, painting and design at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and is honored to have been awarded the College’s Teaching Excellence Award.



The Fort Atkinson Club, 211 S. Water St. East, Fort Atkinson, WI

(920) 568-1720

Oct. 18, 2019: Cambridge Fall Girls Night Out

Grab your girls and get ready for an evening of fun!

Cambridge Girls Night Out features an entertaining evening of gifts, in-store specials, a wine walk, tasty treats, and fantastic prizes – all centered around Cambridge’s beautiful historic Main Street.

Only 150 tickets are available for this event, so get your Girls Night Out tickets early! Tickets will be on sale 1 month prior to th event.

Your Girls Night Out ticket includes a “Benefit Bag” (which will get you a free gift from each participating business) and a Girls Night Out Passport. Visit each participating GNO business to get your Passport stamped and you’ll be entered into drawings for fabulous raffle prizes and a grand prize drawing at the Girl’s Night Out After Party.

Girls Night Out at a Glance:

Girls Night Out kicks off with ticket holders picking up their Benefit Bag and Official GNO Passport at the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce Office (102 W. Main St, Cambridge) anytime between 5-7pm the night of the event.

GNO attendees walk up and down Main Street (5-9pm) with their Benefit Bags and Official GNO Passports, visiting each participating business listed in the Passport. Attendees who fill their Passports with stamps from every participating location are entered into a drawing for free prizes at the Girls Night Out After Party.

Attendees collect free gifts from each participating business either already placed in their Benefit Bag at pick up, or while visiting each location. Attendees also enjoy a “wine walk” – sipping complimentary wine samples while visiting participating businesses.

Attendees then head to the Girls Night Out After Party  for additional refreshments, fantastic giveaways, and a grand prize drawing! Drawings start at 9:15 at the After Party and you must be present to win.

(Even without a “benefit bag” you are still welcome to enjoy the store specials from 5-9pm and an evening of fun!)

Hosted by Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

5pm - 9pm

Downtown Cambridge, WI, Downtown Cambridge, Cambridge, WI 53523

Oct. 18, 2019: Little Sprouts Story & Strolls: Verdi the Snake

Meeting mysterious animals with stories by Janell Cannon!

Little Sprouts Story & Stroll classes include a story, theme-related learning activities, and a stroll through the outdoor gardens or conservatory.

Little Sprouts programs are nature and literature-based early childhood programs designed to meet the multidimensional learning and developmental needs of children ages 2-5 years. Each class is designed for children to work side-by-side with their adult caregiver as they engage in hands-on, fun, age-appropriate experiences that support the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards. Sign up for one class or an entire series. Ages 2-5 years with an adult.


10-11 a.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA

(608) 245-3648

Oct. 19, 2019: All About Owls!

Owls are incredible birds! Learn about owl adaptations and what owls eat. Class includes hands-on activities about owl adaptations, an owl pellet dissection, an outdoor guided walk, and a take-home activity. Ages 5-11 with an adult.

Instructor: Sarah Ellis, Olbrich Botanical Gardens

9:30-11 a.m.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA

(608) 245-3648

Oct. 19, 2019 - Oct. 24, 2019: Frances Jones Highsmith Art Show

The Fort Atkinson Club community center, and the Jones Family is honoring the memory and artistry of Fannie Jones Highsmith, by holding this show of local artists’ work. It will highlight the works of Julia Ince, Bethann Hanzlik-Moran and Mary Pratt, and will also feature a couple furniture pieces by Cynthia Bliss.

The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center, 211 S Water St E


Oct. 19, 2019: Historic Bike Tour of Fort Atkinson

Hoard Museum Director Merrilee Lee will lead a 1 hour Historic Bike Tour of Fort Atkinson. The tour will begin at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market (the parking lot across the street from the Post Office, 24 Milwaukee Avenue E) and roll around historically significant spaces throughout Fort Atkinson.

Hosted by Hoard Historical Museum

9 - 10 a.m.

Fort Atkinson Farmers Market, 25 Milwaukee Avenue E, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

(920) 563-7769

Oct. 19, 2019: Lite Nite Hike

Enjoy a Lite Nite Hike and take a stroll in the freaky forest. Fee includes access to trails, live music on trails, some treats for the kids on the trails. Available for purchase: Glow in the Dark Tshirts ($12); Smores on the REAL bonfire ($1 each); Concessions (chili, hot dogs, popcorn, hot beverages & water).


Brandt Quirk Park, near the baseball fields, Watertown, WI


Jefferson County Tourism Council (JCTC)
PO Box 243
Jefferson WI 53549
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