July 25 – September 1, 2013 – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE

Run for your WifeThis season The Fireside will be adding a comedy to its line-up – but not just any comedy – possibly the funniest comedy ever written! Unassuming cab driver John Smith is mugged one day and is taken home by a helpful policeman. Unfortunately the policemen takes him to the wrong home – because unassuming John Smith has two homes and two wives and according to his carefully laid out schedule on this particular day he is supposed to be with Wife #2 but he finds himself with Wife #1 while worried Wife #2 searches desperately for him. Confused? Don’t worry because it will all come together in this hilarious collection of mistaken identities as Mr. Smith tries to juggle two wives, two apartments, and two very suspicious police detectives. You will laugh till it hurts and then laugh some more at this rollicking comic masterpiece.

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee – arrival 10:30am; Thursday & Saturday Evening arrival 5:00pm; Sunday midday 2:30pm.


The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson

www.firesidetheatre.com – 800-477-9505



July 26-27, 2013 – Carnival Days

Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer during this annual sidewalk sale.  Bring the whole family for two days of fun and enjoy music and brats, burgers and hot dogs at the Chamber Brat Stand.


Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce

www.fortchamber.com – (920)563-3210



July 27-28, 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

www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com – 608-558-7527



July 27, 2013 – Garden Education Program 

Walk-About in the Museum’s Gardens. The Jefferson County Master Gardeners that are also Museum garden volunteers will walk you through the Museum’s five gardens: the Anderson Intersectional Peony Garden, the Hoard Rain Garden, the Foster House Herb Garden, the Hoard Fence Garden, and the Hoard Entrance Garden. Questions are encouraged in this interactive program. There is no fee to attend this program and no registration is required.



Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson

www.hoardmuseum.org – 920-563-7769



July 27, 2013 – Lake Ripley Ride 

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, Marshall, and London.

Registration includes t-shirt, map/cue sheet, scenic rest stops, sag wagon, a sandy swimming beach, and a FANTASTIC post-ride celebration featuring live music and a tasty Cambridge Lions Club dinner. 8am – 12pm


Cambridge Community Activities Program , Ripley Park, Cambridge

www.cambridgecap.net – 608-423-8108



July 27, 2013 – Umbrella Daze 

Umbrella Daze is a beach-side community festival in Cambridge, Wisconsin at Ripley Park sponsored by the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce which includes live music, good food, cold beer, kids activities, great live music and more.   Also enjoy the Lake Ripley bike ride featuring 3 distances that take you throughout the countryside starting at 8am.   8am – 11pm


Ripley Park – Cambridge

www.cambridgewi.com – 608-423-3780



July 28, 2013 – Motorcycle Swap 

Food Available on site


Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson

www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com – 262-370-1223



July 28, 2013 – Old Settler’s Day 

Arrive at noon, event starts at 1pm.  This honors one of Palmyra’s original settlers.


955 Eighth St. Palmyra, WI. 495-2701


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.