September 22-24, 2017 – City-Wide Rummage Sale – Fort Atkinson

City-wide Rummage Sale in Fort Atkinson.


Fort Atkinson – all over town



September 24, 2017 – Barktoberfest  

Barktoberfest is  a free and fun canine festival and party for you and your dog(s) held Sunday  at downtown West Side Park. The festival includes vendors, rescue groups, dog demos, a demonstration of lure coursing, costume and trick contests with great prizes, food and more. Join in for a “Howling” good time with fun for humans and their hounds.

The day starts at Westside Park for fun, games and contests. The day ends with Yappy Hour, a raffle and live music for both you and your dog(s).

This event is sponsored by Julie Anderson Photography which each year raises funds for various rescue groups. For more information, contact Julie Anderson at (608) 345-8821 or email

Yappy Hour from 3 pm to 5 pm at a local restaurant.

11am – 3pm

Cambridge – 85 W. Pleasant Street – West Side Park




September 29-30, 2017 – Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Calling all poets, poetry lovers, writers, teachers, and wordsmiths!

The Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers a weekend full of workshops, speakers, open poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and the infamous writers cafe. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970), a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved.


Fort Atkinson – 401 Whitewater Avenue



September 30, 2017 – Run from the Cops

The one time it is OK to run from the cops!  The Run from the Cops is a 10k run, 5k run/walk and 1-mile youth run sponsored by the Coordinated Community Response Team on Domestic Violence in partnership with the Watertown Police Department and Watertown Regional Medical Center. Run from the Cops offers something for runners of all levels… and it is chip timed. Whether you’re a competitive distance runner or want to walk with your kids in their stroller, we encourage everyone to get involved. Join us for a great run that supports a great cause! And of course, enjoy donuts along the way!


Watertown – 106 Jones 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.