May 01, 2011 – J-Hawks Early Bird Triathlon

Adult Triathlon: 500 yd swim, 13.7 mile bike ride, 3.1 mile run
Child Triathlon: 200 yd swim, 4 mile bike, 1 mile run
Team Triathlon are 2-3 persons and can be co-ed or single sex.

Call for more information.

Whitewater – UW-Whitewater Williams Center (608) 449-5150 –



May 01 – 14, 2011 – Mary Hoard Art Show

The annual exhibit of artwork created by students in grades kindergarten through 12.

Fort Atkinson – 401 Whitewater Avenue (920) 563-7769 –



May 01, 2011 – Mary Hoard Art Show Opening Reception

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Opening Reception to the annual exhibit of school children. Awards program at 3:00 pm.

Fort Atkinson – 401 Whitewater Avenue (920) 563-7769 –



May 04, 2011 – Lake Mills Farmers Market

Every Wednesday May through October starting at 2pm to dusk. Stop by to pick up fresh veggies, flowers, plants, hand made items and so much more.

Lake Mills – Common’s Park (920) 648-2344 –



May 05 – June 26, 2011 – A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline

Relive all the passion, the drama, the glamour, and the songs of Country Music’s greatest legend in the stirring musical tribute to the first lady of Country – Patsy Cline. You’ll hear all your favorites – “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “A Closer Walk With Thee” and many more! Seven shows weekly, see web site for specific times, prices and menus. Group rates and youth packages available.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue
(800) 477-9505 –



May 06 – 07, 2011 – Lake Mills City Wide Rummage Sales

If you enjoy rummage sales, come to Lake Mills for our city wide event. Location list will be available at Sentry on Friday morning.

Lake Mills – City Wide (920) 648-3585 –



May 06 – 08, 2011 – Dairyland Classic Dog Show

Dog show presented by Badger Kennel Club and Janesville/Beloit Kennel Club. Most dog breeds, vendors and food available all three days.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park



May 06 – 08, 2011 – Rummage – Palmyra Village

It’s Rummage Sale Time!
Held rain or shine on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 6th, 7th, & 8th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Palmyra – Village Wide (262) 495-2118 – Village of Palmyra



May 07 – September 24, 2011 – Minneiska Water Ski Shows Minnieska Ski Team

Saturday evenings at 6:30pm the Minneiska Water Ski Team shows off their talent at Whitewater Lake for free entertainment with great music, great costumes and exciting performances.

Whitewater – Whitewater Lake (630) 208-6272 – Whitewater Ski Team



May 07 – November 26, 2011 – Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday morning from 8:00am-12:00pm.
Locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Organically grown produce & honey. Delicious baked goods, fragrant flowers, robust plants, aromatic herbs, quality crafts & more!

Whitewater – Wal-Mart Parking Lot (262) 473-3221



May 07 – October 29, 2011 – Fort Farmers Market

Fort Farmers Market celebrates locally produced foods and artisan crafts each Saturday from 8am to 12pm in downtown Fort Atkinson, 1 block off of Main St. The market boasts almost 45 local producers who sell: locally farmed and organic vegetables and fruits; organic cheese and eggs; grass fed beef & chicken; homemade baguettes, scones and jam-filled donuts; fresh milled wheat breads; honey, syrup and jam; fine jewelry and more. Each Saturday also offers music by regionally acclaimed musicians, like Peter Mulvey and Josh Hardy, as well as FREE art activities at the Kids Creativity Tent. In addition, the market has a special monthly Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers and other special activities like Dairy Day in June. Visit our website for more information or find us on Facebook for weekly updates and specials.

Fort Atkinson – Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1 block off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library (920) 563-3210 –



May 07, 2011 – Jefferson’s City Wide Rummage Sale

City Wide Rummage sale 7am-4pm. Forms are available on our website; click on the newsletter link. Maps will be available listing all the addresses on May 4th at the Chamber office, 122 W. Garland Street, Main Street Station, Citizen Bank, Premierbank, and Dave’s Piggly Wiggly.

Jefferson (920) 674-4511



WI Buckskin Horse AssocMay 07 – 08, 2011 – Wisconsin Buckskin Horse Show

Horse Show Saturday and Sunday. Free Admission for spectators. Food available on site.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park (920) 568-1111 – Wisconsin Buckskin Horse Association






May 08, 2011 – Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast

Pancake breakfast served at the Palmyra Fire Hall 126 N. First St. Palmyra, WI from 7 – 11 a.m.

Palmyra – 126 N. First St. (262) 495-2380

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.