May 23-24, 2015 – Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

RendezvousTake a step back in time with the early pioneers of the 1800s, as people reenact this historical time period.  Stroll through the park and view demonstrations and exhibits of how tasks were accomplished.  Demonstrations include: black powder shooting, hawk and knife, paddle carving, fire starting, archery, and bull toss.  Visitors will capture the lifestyle, from clothing worn by the pioneers to their housing.  Continue on to see the old fort, a station for local militia units during the Black Hawk War.

This year’s theme is The Importance of the Apple.  Come see Johnny Appleseed, an American pioneer that introduced the apple tree.

Free parking is available.

Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Fort Atkinson – Rock River Park, 1300 Lillian St, Fort Atkinson, WI

(920) 563-3210


May 23, 2015 – Ripley Park Opening Day

The gates of Ripley Park will open at 9 am on Saturday, May 23, 2015, marking yet another wonderful summer in Cambridge, Wis. Located on the west shores of Lake Ripley, Ripley Park is an 18 acre park privately owned by the Cambridge Foundation and managed by the Cambridge Community Activities Program. Ripley Park has something for everyone – sandy beach, swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis and more!

There will be FREE admission, special events and games all day long!


Cambridge – Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Road


May 23, 2015 – Friends of the Cambridge Library Plant Sale

PlantThe annual Friends of the Library Plant Sale is held in May and provides an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to share their spring plantings. Hundreds of plants are available from prairie plants to woodland plants to beautiful garden plants and a variety of hostas. Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions about how, when and where the plants grow best. You are welcome to share your plantings, or attend the sale and purchase inexpensively priced plants and pottery.

9am to 3pm

Cambridge – 200 Spring Street



May 25, 2015 – Cambridge Memorial Day Parade & Firemens’ Breakfast

happy-memorial-dayEnjoy your Memorial Day in downtown Cambridge.

Memorial Day starts with the annual Firemens’ all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Fire Station, with the annual parade down Main Street at 10:30am followed by a Memorial service downtown in Veteran’s Park after the parade, and back to the Fire Station for the continuing French Toast & Eggs breakfast.

Interested in participating in the parade?    You can line up at the Middle School at 10 am and the parade takes off at 10:30am.

Memorial Day breakfast 6am to 11:30am at the Cambridge Fire House, 271 W. Main

Parade starts at 10:30 at the Nikolay Middle school, 211 South St. and heads down Main St.

Memorial Service in downtown Veteran’s Park immediately following the parade sponsored by the Cambridge Historic School Foundation.  The memorial service will include a laying of the wreath, music by the Cambridge High School Band and the Bel Canto Choir and speakers. It is a moving presentation and a beloved Cambridge tradition.

Historic School Museum to Honor 19 Fallen Veterans

The Cambridge Historic School Museum will host a program on Memorial Day. The 19 men listed on the benches in Veterans Park were more than a name, rank and serial number. Find out about them during a presentation at the museum by Russ Amacher. The one hour program will begin about 11 am after the Memorial Day Parade and Services. Refreshments will be served.

Admission is free. Call 920-563-9095 for more information.

6am – 11:30am

Cambridge – 271 Main Street



May 29, 2015 – Phone Photography

Join us for “Lunch and Learn”, a noon hour program that will talk about apps for taking great pictures. Bring your phone and we’ll visit the park to try them out!

Noon- 1:00pm

Jefferson – Jefferson Public Library, 321 South Main Street

920-674-7733 extension 3


May 30, 2015 – Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast

Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Jefferson County Fair Park.

6am – 11am

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 North Jackson Avenue


May 31, 2015 – Battle at Camrock WORS Bike Race

Battle of CamrockWisconsin Off-Road Series Event (WORS) by Capital Off-Road Pathfinders is held at CamRock III.  Capital Off-Road Pathfinders has worked for years to build CamRock Park into one of the hidden gems of mountain biking in Wisconsin. CORP is a volunteer organization that builds and maintains the majority of the off-road cycling trails in Dane County. We are working diligently to make the Battle of CamRock a race that you will look forward to every year.

The trail system at CamRock is a blend of wide and fast flowing single-track that runs through open fields of prairie grass, wooded single-track with bermed turns, and more technical single-track with a touch of roots and rocks. The Battle of CamRock course contains some great downhill sections that will have you begging for another lap. From Citizen to Elite, all courses contain fun single-track, numerous feed zones, and finish with a grass double-track climb before sprinting to the finish.

More information is available at

Camrock III, 68 County Highway B

9:30am – 5pm

Cambridge – CamRock Park 3


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.