August 23, 2018 – Brew with a View

Nestled in the heart of south-central Wisconsin, just a stone’s throw from both Madison and Milwaukee, Jefferson County is home to rolling hills,grassy prairies and lovely shorelines offering enjoyment and recreational opportunities to residents and visitors alike.

With over a dozen county parks highlighting the natural beauty of the area, it’s hard for anyone to pick a favorite. But, perched atop a lush hill, withsweeping views of a resplendent Rock Lake, lays Korth Park.

Located minutes west of downtown Lake Mills, the 89-acre park boasts a massive timber frame pavilion, miles of prairie walking trails, spectacularlake views and… a beer hall? Well, not typically, but for three evenings this summer, Korth Park will not only showcase Rock Lake in all its summerglory but also the county’s only microbrewery for a series of special events appropriately coined “Brew with a View”.

For one Thursday evening in June, July and August, Korth Park will be reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten… but with a modern twist.From 5 to 8:30 pm, there will (of course) be a great outdoor space, with picnic tables and fresh air, where patrons can gather to sip a variety of locallybrewed craft beers from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal. But rather than polka and pretzels, each Brew witha View will host more eclectic flavors.

Brew with a View will provide a family-friendly environment; not only does Korth Park offer a large playground for children to enjoy but, for non-alcoholic options, Tyranena’s house-made Root Beer Soda will be available.

Due to limited parking, the Parks Department requests that attendees carpool whenever possible, and there is additional parking at the shelter on Elm Point Road. The park is also accessible via an offshoot of the Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail.

Those interested in attending can find more information on each Brew with a View event on Tyranena Brewing Company’s website: (link under “Events & Happenings”)

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Lake Mills – Korth Park – W8390 Korth Lane




August 25, 2018 – Rhythm on the River

Rhythm on the RiverJoin us Saturday, August 25th from 5-11pm along the Rock River in Fort Atkinson. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and food at this end-of-summer celebration for all ages.

Plan on having dinner with the “Taste of Fort” featuring a variety of menu items from your favorite local spots. Kicking off the night’s entertainment is Fort Atkinson’s own Groove band Mr. Burgundy, and dust off those cowboy boots for headliner Zac Matthews Band.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Beverages tickets and food available for purchase.

5:00pm to 11:00pm

Fort Atkinson – Rock River



August 26, 2018 – Dog Dayz of Summer CANCELLED

Editor’s Note:  Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to new state regulations.  Hopefully they’ll be back next year!

Bring your dog to the Jefferson Family Aquatic Center for some fun contests and to support the Jefferson County Dog Park.  Only dogs will be allowed in the pool for the day.


Jefferson – 518 N. Fifield Avenue



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.