Through September 2, 2018 – Disney’s The Little Mermaid

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable of Ariel and her colorful friends will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

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


September 1-30, 2018 – Jones Market Seasonal Sandwich and September Sundae of the Month  

 Jones Market has two September specials to delight your taste buds:


  • September Seasonal Sandwich is made with farm grown ripe tomatoes, Jones smoked bacon, fresh lettuce and mayo on toasted Fireside Dinner Theatre cheese bread. Yum!
  • September Sundae of the Month is a Caramel Collision – made with caramel ice cream with a caramel swirl and chocolate coated caramel mini cups, hot fudge, hot caramel, whipped cream and a cherry.


Fort Atkinson – Jones Market – 601 Jones Avenue, 920-563-2963


September 1, 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, 920-563-7769


September 2, 2018 – Lake Mills Cars & Coffee

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.

Spend the first Sunday morning of each month (May through October) with car enthusiasts in beautiful downtown Lake Mills.

Lake Mills – Church Street
Lake Mills Cars And Coffee Facebook Page


September 2, 2018 – World’s Greatest Junk Parade

A community parade that goes back many years is now put together by volunteers of the Rome Sullivan Community Connect (RSCC) nonprofit organization. Parade participants try to outdo each other with the junkiest entry in the parade! No entry fee for your float.

Registration begins the morning of the parade. In 2017 we had 43 entries and we are always welcoming more each year! Prizes are awarded after the parade. Spectators line the streets of Rome and Sullivan to watch this one-of-kind parade!

The Official World’s Greatest Junk Parade 2018, 262-443-2672


September 6, 2018 – 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, 800-477-9505


September 7-8, 2018 – Stand Tall Remember BBQ

This annual fundraiser takes place in remembrance of 9/11.  Live music, raffles, drinks, and an amazing BBQ!  All profits to be donated.

Friday 6pm-close Saturday 12pm-close
Watertown – 984 Boomer Street


September 7-9, 2018 – Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

Three wonderful days are in store for you at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, each year on a September weekend at the Jefferson County Fair Park in Jefferson, Wisconsin! Fill your days with an array of activities at the multiple venues across the festival.

The Activity Center is the hub of activity, including contests, auctions, Shepherd’s Workshops and Wool Show and topping that off with a Lamb Dinner on Saturday evening. Education abounds in the two buildings full of Wonders of Wool classes. Follow the sheep to the Sheep Barns and Stock Exchange and show ring.

The Country store has over 130 exhibitors from across the country, offering everything from sheep supplies and products; baskets to drop spindles; yarn to jewelry; rug looms to roving.

One indoor arena houses the Used Equipment Auction. The second Indoor Arena provides both sheep and education with displays and demonstrations throughout the festival.

There is plenty of activity outside the buildings. Watch stock dogs entered from across the Midwest compete on the open field. Several knitting and fiber activities take place outside as well.

Visit all the areas of the festival and enjoy, even be amazed, at the diversity of the sheep industry and the enthusiasm of those who support it.

GATE HOURS: Friday-Saturday 7am-7pm, Sunday 7am-3pm
Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds, 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson, WI 53549, 920-623-3536


September 8, 2018 – Watertown Historical Society Antique Show

Outdoor Antique and Art Show with presentations on vintage Christmas collections at 11am and 1pm. Shop from the many antique and art dealers, and enjoy a silent auction and a fixed-price sale table of duplicate items from the historical society’s collection.  Food and ice cream will be available from Mullen’s Dairy Bar. $5 entrance donation for adults 18 and older.

Children are free., 9am-4pm
Watertown – 919 Charles Street, 920-261-2796


September 8, 2018 – Jones Market Produce Picnic

  • Music and Outdoor Seating
  • Free Yard Games Including: Ladder Golf, Bags, Frisbee & Yahtzee
  • Ice Cream Floats & Sundae’s topped with Jones bacon
  • Free local vendor samples
  • 20% OFF ALL RETAIL BACON, August 20th through September 8th
  • Drawings every hour for free packages of bacon!



  • Jones Farm Grown Sweet Corn – $2/ear
  • Seasonal Mega BLT Sandwich made with Jones grown ripe tomatoes and Jones smoked bacon – $5
  • Old World Wieners – $3
  • Fresh German Brats – $4

Fort Atkinson – Jones Market – 601 Jones Avenue, 920-563-2963

Jones Produce Picnic Fort Atkinson


September 9, 2018 – Watertown Municipal Airport Open House & Pancake Breakfast

Aviation enthusiasts will not want to miss this opportunity.  The Watertown Municipal Airport will be hosting its annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast.  It is going to be a full day with drone races, airplane rides, helicopter rides, displays and demos.

Watertown – 1741 River Drive, 920-206-0634


September 10, 2018 – String Quartet Program at Maranatha Baptist University

Former Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Violist and MBU Professor, Lewis Rosove, will be joined by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra confreres for a string quartet program at Maranatha Baptist University in Old Main, Burckart Hall on Monday, September 10 at 7pm.

The program will prominently feature the violist in Johannes Brahms’ String Quartet in B-flat Major. Also on the program is Franz Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Ludwig van Beethoven’s string quartet in C Minor. Make sure your calendars are marked to attend this one-night showcase of MBU strings professor Lewis Rosove with his MSO colleagues!

Admission to this recital is free. If you have any questions, please call Maranatha’s music department at 920-206-4047.

Watertown – Maranatha Baptist University – 745 West 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.