August 20, 2013 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Night

Music, food, old cars, and more!

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park




August 24-25, 2013 – Wisconsin Paint Horse Association-Horse Show

Two day horse show. Food available on site.

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson




August 24-25, 2013 – CORPfest – a Family Mountain Biking Festival

CORPfest 2013August 24th & 25th; noon to midnight Saturday and 8am to noon Sunday.

“CORPfest is a family-friendly mountain bike festival that has something for every level of rider.  There will be games and a mini-race for kids, trail tours for novices, group rides for more experienced riders, and a three-hour Pitch Black Singletrack night race and midnight scavenger hunt (racing lights required) for the more adventurous.  Come hang out with Capital Off-Road Pathfinders (CORP) and celebrate mountain biking in Dane County!” states Timothy Barber, the secretary and public relations director for CORP.

Events will be held in CamRock Park with live music during the day. Registration fee for night race with camping available nearby.

Saturday 12pm – 12am; Sunday 8am – 12pm

Cambridge – Highway B




August 24-25, 2013 – Cambridge Parks & Rec Weekend

Visit Cambridge the last weekend in August to experience and explore
one of the best kept secrets in the state for enjoying the outdoors.

Two family friendly recreational events will be highlighting the area’s parks, trails, lakes, country roads and the charming Village of Cambridge. The First Annual CORPfest will be held Sat & Sun in the 300-acre CamRock Park, which is home to one of Wisconsin’s top single-track mountain bike trails, and will be featuring the Pitchblack Single Track night time off road bike race.  This park is also known for a wonderful array of hiking trails, panoramic views and Koshkonong Creek, a scenic creek to canoe or kayak. Please see the above calendar entry for additional information.

On Sunday, the Cambridge Triathlon will be held on the shores of beautiful Lake Ripley.  This sprint distance tri has categories for all ages and experience levels. Cambridge is your recreation destination the last weekend in August to experience and enjoy the great outdoors.

Saturday 12pm-12am and Sunday 7am-12pm

Cambridge – 102 West Main Street




August 24, 2013 – Pitch Black Single Track

PitchblacksingletrackThe Capital Off-Road Pathfinders and The Viking Biking Club are proud to present the  Wisconsin Endurance Mountain Bike Series – The Twelve Hours of Pitch Black Singletrack. Mass start for all classes. So, grab your rig, charge your lights and challenge your friends for bragging rights!

Cambridge – CamRock Park 3




August 24, 2013 – Rhythm on the River

Experience an evening of live music, great food, and fun on the river walk in beautiful downtown Fort Atkinson from 5-11pm.  APEX will perform from 7:30-11pm.  The Balloon Guy will be on hand from 5-9pm, offering balloon animals and face painting for kids!

Fort Atkinson



August 24, 2013 – Michael & Amy

Michael and AmyFour hands~two voices~one brain.

An evening filled with music, clean comedy and dueling pianos!
One moment you’re singing at the top of your lungs, the next you are doubled over in laughter…

Michael and Amy masterfully combine an eclectic mix of musical genres with humor and personal charisma.  Their diverse range of popular and familiar music, some of which should never have been attempted on one piano, much less two, across-the-board humor, stand-up and improvisational comedy and complete disregard for the fourth wall instantly bring a diverse audience together in song and laughter.  One moment you’re singing at the top of your lungs, the next doubled over in laughter, and then….breathless.  Always fun.  Always exciting.

A Completely entertaining evening!


Jefferson – 700 W. Milwaukee St.




August 25, 2013 – Try Cambridge Tri -Triathlon 

This sprint distance triathlon will take you along the shores of Lake Ripley, traveling scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge.  The event will start and end at Ripley Park, an 18 acre beach front park complete with a bathhouse, multiple shelters, a disc golf course, a playground for the kids, and much more!

Times to be decided – see website for details

Cambridge – N4310 Park Rd.




August 25, 2013 – American Legion Horse Pulls

Great fun for the whole family!  Pancake breakfast, flea market, horse pulls.  7am-4pm

Palmyra Village Park – 955 Eight St.



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.