July 23 – September 6, 2015 – Pump Boys and Dinettes at the Fireside Theatre 

Pump BoysTravel with us down Highway 57 to the land of fishin’ holes and homemade pie. To the Double Cupp diner for a double helping of fast-paced, good-natured, foot-stompin’ hand-clapping fun.  It may not be the most famous of shows but it might just possibly be the most fun. This Broadway hit is a mixture of country, rock, western-swing and folk music. The Cupp sisters will tempt you with a second cup of coffee and a song and the Pump Boys will serenade you with hits like “The Night Dolly Parton Was Almost Mine.” With exciting live music, hilarious hi-jinks, down-home common sense, and featuring Steve Watts in the role that first brought him to The Fireside, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is sure to become one of your favorite all-time Fireside offerings!

Fort Atkinson – Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday


July 24-25, 2015 – Carnival Days Chamber Brat Stand

Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer at the annual sidewalk sale. Bring the whole family for two days of fun! Visit the Chamber Brat Stand on South Water Street East for the best brats, burgers and hotdogs! (Remember the Chamber Brat Stand funds all of our main streets Christmas decorations for the holiday season.  Buy a brat and support the beautification of your local community!)

9am – 4pm

Fort Atkinson – Main Street


(920) 563-3210


July 25, 2015 – Lake Ripley Ride

Lake Ripley RideIt’s the 3rd annual Lake Ripley Ride.  Choose between three course distances, all of which started at Ripley Park: 22 miles, 40 miles, or a 62 mile metric century.

The Cambridge Lake Ripley Ride features three distances: a family friendly 22 mile (mostly flat) route, a longer and slightly hilly 40 mile route, and a more challenging 62 mile metric century route. You will ride quiet country roads and visit Cambridge, Rockdale, Deerfield, and Lake Mills. Registration includes a shirt, map/cue sheet, scenic rest stops, sag wagon, a sandy swimming beach, and a FANTASTIC post ride celebration featuring live music by Live at Nine, refreshments, and a tasty dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club. A vegetarian option is available. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Community Activities Program and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Preregister online or at 7am the day of the ride. More than half of the riders choose the toughest route of 62 miles.

With over 200 riders participating in the event, there were cyclists seen all over town. The first rest stop was located at CamRock III. The local Girl Scouts, headed by Amanda Hollis, showered the riders with support and lots of goodies. Riders continuing on the 40 mile course took a tour through the countryside and headed to West Koshkonong church, where Cindy Brady and members of the CHS girls’ basketball team were waiting to help the riders cool down and replenish. Ice cold towels were provided to all the riders to offer relief from the heat.

The ride continued to Marshall Fireman’s park, where the CAP Body FIT crew was stationed to provide support. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with fruit, water, and Gatorade were available to nourish the cyclists.

After trekking their respective miles, riders headed back to Ripley Park for a superb chicken dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club.

The goal of the Lake Ripley Ride was to raise funds for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and the Cambridge CAP.

8am – 12pm

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, N4310 Park Road cambridgecap.net



July 31, 2015 – Brat Sale

Purchase a brat, hamburger, or hot dog!

Whitewater – Discover Whitewater Office – 150 W Main Street


Katie Otto is a freelance writer who provides JCTC with some spectacular content and information. She's previously held the role of Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council, has assembled our Monthly Newsletter and was the Executive Director for the Lake Mills Main Street Program, a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.