November 1 through December 23, 2018 – Elf The Musical

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy is now a must-see holiday musical. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true spirit of Christmas. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue


November 2, 2018 – Marquardt Village Annual Holiday Craft Fair

The bazaar will feature a wide array of handmade craft & gift items including wood, decorated barn boards, badger and packer metal items, birdhouses, ceramics, artwork, jewelry, hair clips, canvas tote bags, bulletin boards, knit and crocheted goods, ornaments, angels, snowmen, towels, dishcloths, scrubbies, aprons, kitchen gift baskets, homemade soaps & lotions, afghans, quilts, hats, mittens, scarves, baby items, seat belt pillows, table runners, baked goods, Avon, Pampered Chef, Blink Artisan Boutique, The Chic Boutique, Holiday Raffle and much more!

Watertown – Marquardt Village – 1045 Hill Street


November 3, 2018 – 1st Brigade Band Harvest Ball

Come join the 1st Brigade Band at its Harvest Ball on Saturday, November 3rd. Everyone is welcome at Turner Hall in Watertown to join in this wonderful tradition. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the band will teach you the steps. Come in costume or wear modern clothes, you never know who will show up. Maybe Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln or Mr. and Mrs. Grant will make an appearance.

7pm – 10:30pm
Watertown – Turner Hall – 301 S. 4th Street
Harvest Benefit website


November 3, 2018 – 13th Annual Tyranena Beer Run

This charity run has 13.1 (run only) and 4.37 mile (run only) routes featuring beautiful Rock Lake. Each route begins and ends at Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills.

Stations providing water, Gatorade and restrooms are located approximately every two-to-three miles of either route.

Each participant will receive a commemorative Tyranena Beer Run t-shirt, two drink tickets for beer, soda or bottled water, and a ticket for a complete dinner after the race. Free brewery tours will also be offered in the afternoon

Lake Mills – Tyranena Brewing Company


November 3, 2018 – Watertown Rotary Beer and Wine Event

Join us for the 11th Annual Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, November 3th, 2017. Enjoy over 50 Craft Beers and Wines, along with 15 different kinds of cheeses to be sampled. The event also includes a Live and Silent Auction, a 50/50 Raffle, and appetizers will be served throughout the event.

Cost is $40 each before the event or $45 at the door the day of the event.
Proceeds support the Watertown Community
Hosted by Watertown Rotary
Watertown – Watertown Country Club – 1340 N Water Street


November 3, 2018 – Friends of the Cambridge Community Library Art & Craft Fair

The annual Friends of the Cambridge Library Art & Craft Fair is held from 9 to 3 pm at the Cambridge High School.  This event offers over 90 vendors with quality handmade merchandise, a raffle with gifts donated by local and area friends and business owners, a luncheon, a bake sale for those with a sweet tooth, craft demonstrations and live music.


Cambridge – Cambridge High School – 403 Blue Jay Way
Friends of the Cambridge Community Library


November 3, 2018 – MBU Craft and Gift Fair

50+ Vendors on site to give you a great head start on your holiday shopping!

Watertown – Maranatha Baptist University – 745 W Main Street

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.