Through October 28, 2018 – Grease

An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the sound track of a generation.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue



October 1-29, 2018 – Busy Barns Farm Adventures

Busy Barns Adventure Farm with Pumpkins and Fall DecorTake a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. Visit the animal barn to feed and hold baby goats, and test your skills at hustling hogs. Launch mini-pumpkins and gourds and conquer the four-acre trivia corn maze. Weekdays/Weekends in October.

Fort Atkinson – Busy Barns Adventure Farm – W7675 US-12



October 6, 2018 – Historic Bike Tour of Fort Atkinson

Hoard Museum Director Merrilee Lee will lead a 1 hour Historic Bike Tour of Fort Atkinson. The tour will begin at the Fort Atkinson Farmers Market (the parking lot across the street from the Post Office, 24 Milwaukee Avenue E) and roll around historically significant spaces throughout Fort Atkinson.


Fort Atkinson – Fort Atkinson Farmers Market – 25 Milwaukee Avenue E

(920) 563-7769


October 6, 2018 – Foster House Open House

The Dwight and Almira Foster House will be open for FREE tours from 10 am to 12pm.  The Foster House was built in the 1840s and tells the story of the Foster family, the house, and the growth of Fort Atkinson. While at the Foster House, you will be able to tour the fully furnished first and second floors. A knowledgeable volunteer will be able to answer questions about the family, house, and early years of Fort Atkinson.

The Foster House is located on the grounds of the Hoard Historical Museum facing Foster Street.

10am to 12pm

Fort Atkinson – Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue



October 6, 2018 – 2nd Annual Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float for Johnson Creek Historical Society – Timothy Johnson’s Founder’s Float benefiting Johnson Creek Historical Society along the Rock River

9:30am Start Time

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 15 (due to poor river conditions from recent weather)!

A canoe and kayak event on the beautiful Rock River in Jefferson County. A 10-mile event will be held for experienced paddlers starting at 9:30 a.m. and a 2-mile event for beginners and families starts at 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Johnson Creek Historical Society. See event website for more information.


Johnson Creek



October 7, 2018 – Lake Mills Cars & Coffee

It’s the last Cars & Coffee of the 2018 season!

Are you ready? Fire up your engines and cruise on out to the September Rock Lake Motors Cars & Coffee.

Cars & Coffee has grown from event to event, year to year, with our unique atmosphere combining great coffee from Roast Coffee Company, an amazingly diverse group of gear heads with very cool machinery, and last but not least, our own Rock Lake Motors music mix to set the vibe!

8am to 11am.

Lake Mills – Church Street


October 7, 2018 – Fall Festival of Color

Over 150 vendors will be selling pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts, artwork, and jewelry.  A large variety of food vendors can also be found in the park, all of which are local nonprofit organizations. Back by popular demand will be the musical group Borderlands. This is a great community event for all ages!

Hosted by Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce

9am to 3pm

Lake Mills – Commons Park downtown


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.