October 01 – 31 – Premium Outlets Pink Event

Pink Premium Outlets will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, outreach, research, and treatment programs in local communities. Shoppers who donate $10 receive a discount card filled with offers from participating merchants good through October. Cash or credit donations will be taken onsite.


Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane

920-699-4112 – http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek  



October 2-3 – Palmetto State Quartet in Christian Concert


Palmetto State Quartet has been a mainstay in Southern Gospel Music Palmetto since the 1940s. With nearly 70 years of history behind them, PSQ is regarded as one of the premier Christian recording artists in the industry. Over the years, many wonderfully talented men have represented PSQ, always delivering the finest vocal harmony and superb stage presence. That tradition continues today under the leadership of owner Larry Strickland. After years of managing the career of his wife, Naomi Judd, Larry decided to return to Gospel Music as Bass singer for PSQ. Together with Lead singer Paul Lancaster, Tenor Robert Fulton and Baritone David Darst Palmetto State Quartet sets a high standard for vocal quality. With sixteen years in the pulpit Darst also serves as the group’s pastor and gives PSQ the ability to seamlessly transition from Christian entertainment to ministry. Their concerts are a true blessing to everyone who hears them. Tuesday and Wednesday matinee arrival 10:30am, Tuesday evening arrival 5:00pm.


Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre
800-477-9505 – http://www.firesidetheatre.com  



October 5-8 – Columbus Day Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets 


The Columbus Day Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held October 5-8. A weekend of savings on top of everyday low outlet prices.


Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets – 575 W. Linmar Lane

920-699-4112 – www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek



October 5-8 – Spook-Tacular Halloween III 


Trick or Treat Join us for arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, spooky games, cute and ghoulish ceramics, candle making, night vision volleyball, costume contests and trick or treating. Decorate your campsite in its ghostly best and scare our judges – you could win a free weekend of camping! Don’t forget to bring a bag of candy to share as the children trick or treat in the campground.


Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park

920-568-4100 – www.jellystonefort.com



Through November 01 – Watertown Citizen’s Police Academy


Our 2012 Citizen’s Police Academy is accepting applications at this time. The program is free and the requirements are pretty easy, 18 yrs or older, live or work in Watertown (though exceptions are made on this one) and no major criminal background. We meet every Thursday night for 10 weeks starting September 6, 2012 at 6:30pm and go until about 9 or 9:30pm. This is for people of all ages. There is lecture, class demonstrations and hands on activities. This program is designed to give citizens a look behind the scenes of our police department and really get to know what we do, why we do it and who we are as a department and individuals.


Watertown – Watertown Police Department 106 Jones St. Watertown, 920-206-4210 – http://www.watertownpolice.com


October 6 – Pork in the Park 


A family fun fall festival with a pig roast, live music all day, beer and wine tasting, arts and crafts, quilt and knitting show, 5Krun/walk, safety fair, kid’s activities and inflatables, BBQ Pork Cookoff. 10am-11pm.


Whitewater – Cravath Lakefront Park – 314 S. Fremont Street

262-473-0121 – www.porkinthepark.info

Pork in the Park




October 6 – 4th Annual Run from the Cops 5K Run/Walk 


The event will kick off at 8am with a one mile youth run, followed by a mascot race at 8:30am and the 5K run/walk at 9am. Registered participants will receive a dri-fit shirt, along with other goodies and coupons. The goal of the event is to raise awareness for the victims of domestic violence. All proceeds are donated to PADA (People Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse).

Watertown -behind the Watertown Police Department – 106 Jones St.

920-262-4004 – www.watertownrunfromthecops.com


October 6 – 7th Annual East Elementary PTO Rummage Sale


East Elementary School in Jefferson is hosting a rummage sale in conjunction with the City-Wide Rummage Sale and Autumn Fest. Many vendors selling items. Lots and lots of children and adult clothing, shoes, toys, household goods, furniture and misc. Entire school gym full of great finds at bargain prices. This is one stop shopping (inside) and a portion of all proceeds benefit the East Elementary PTO. You don’t want to miss this one!

Jefferson – 120 S. Sanborn Ave – 8am-1pm


October 6 – Norm’s Shout Out for Shelter Animals


Shelter Cats Join Norm in giving a SHOUT OUT for the shelter animals of the Humane Society of Jefferson County! Either kick back on the deck at his fantastic hideaway or find a good spot inside this phenomenal establishment to enjoy some good conversation with other animal lovers! Acoustical folk rock band Bathtub Mothers will entertain attendees from 3-6pm, and Lite 107.3 WSJY will broadcast live to let listeners who are unable to attend in on what they’re missing!

Dog attendance is welcome and encouraged as long as they are “people friendly,” “dog friendly,” current on all vaccinations, and leashed with a 4′ – 6′ non-retractable leash. Pet portrait photography opportunities by local artist Kandy Watson of “Who Shot Your Dog” will be available from 2-5pm.

Donations of HSJC Wish List items are welcome and there’s plenty of room in the shelter van that will be on site, so attendees are issued the challenge to CRAM IT! A 50/50 raffle, plenty of “chance” drawings and drink specials will add to the fun!

Fort Atkinson – Norm’s Hideaway, W8639 Kuehn Road
(920) 674-2048



October 6 – Jefferson’s Autumn Fest 


Come be our guest, slaes, vendors on the street, horse drawn wagon rides. Check our website for more details.

Jefferson – downtown Jefferson

920-674-4511 –  www.jeffersonchamberwi.com




October 6 – Fall Festival


Fall Festival is from 9am-5pm. Craft fair and fall family fun.

Watertown – downtown – 920-261-6320


October 7 – Jefferson Kiwanis Turkey Shoot 


The 56th annual Kiwanis Turkey Shoot will be held Sunday, October 7 from 9am-3pm at the Jefferson Speedway, between Jefferson and Cambridge. There will be shooting for both turkeys and sausages, hourly turkey drawings, a card tent and food and beverages available.


Jefferson – 920-541-3332



October 07, 2012 – Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color

Arts, crafts fair, pumpkin coloring contest, live music 9am to 3pm


Lake Mills – Common’s Park

(920) 648-3585 – http://www.lakemills.org 

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.