September 17, 2012 – Spaghetti Dinner/ Band Concert


5-6:30pm. Concert at 7pm.


Palmyra – Palmyra United Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St.

(262) 495-4406



September 20, 2012 – Third Thursday: a poetry event


Third Thursday is a monthly poetry reading. Each month there will be a featured poet followed by an open mic poetry reading. All poets and poetry lovers are encouraged to attend. Those reading for the open mic do not need to read their own work. The event begins at 6 pm in the FCCU Community Room.


The featured poet in September will be Robin Chapman.


Fort Atkinson – Dwight Foster Public Library 209 Merchants Avenue (920) 563-7790 – 



September 21 – 23, 2012 – Spook-Tacular Halloween I


Join us for arts and crafts, pumpkin painting, spooky games, cute and Halloween 1 2012 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 



September 21, 2012 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights –  

Year 9 “Friday Night Under the Lights”


Special Event! Music, food, great old cars and more!

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park, Janesville Ave. (Business Hwy 26 South) (920) 563-7501 – 



September 22, 2012 – AAA Member Appreciation Day at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets


AAA members are invited to “Show their Card and Save” at the Johnson Creek Premium Outlets Information Center at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Members will receive a one-day saving flyer, light refreshments and a chance to win great prizes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 –



September 22, 2012 – Cambridge Fall Fest


Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday 9/22 from 10-5. There will be an
Antiques and Arts Market including Demos from artisans in Veterans Park, family fun in Westside Park with a Petting Zoo hosted by the FFA, a Family Wellness Expo by CAP from 10 to 1, Hot Cider, Carmel Apples and other fall treats, Scarecrow Contest, Face & Pumpkin painting, family fun games, Hayrides and Farmers Market, live music and the Cripple Creek Cloggers dance group.

Cambridge – Downtown Cambridge (608) 423-3780 



September 22, 2012 – Rockman Challenge


Rockman Challenge 2012 The Rockman Challenge is a sprint triathlon with a twist. Paddle on the Rock River, bike in Jefferson County, then run through the woods is the triathlon. A military style obstacle course with drill sergeants at the end provides the twist. It is a one of a kind event held in Watertown, Wis.

The event will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 beginning at 9:30am. Participants can go solo or with a partner. Groups of up to four members can compete as a team. Registration is limited to the first 500 entries.
Registration begins on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Early registration is an affordable $55. Registration prices will increase after Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Rockman Challenge benefits Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Bethesda offers services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, including a variety of residential settings, supported-living programs, employment assistance, camps and outreach services.
For more information, visit or


Watertown – Bethesda Lutheran Communities (414) 704-9969 

September 22, 2012 – Fall Expo


Free admission with non-perishable food donation. Visit home vendors and shop the marketplace. Kids enjoy the craft area sponsored by Nasco Arts and Crafts. Accepting slightly new coat donations for the Koats for Kids project.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fairpark Activity Center (920) 674-2679

September 22, 2012 – Family Wellness Expo


The day starts off with a group walk. Then enjoy demonstrations, talks, exhibits throughout the day. Healthy refreshments and food will be available.


Cambridge – Downtown Westside Park (608) 423-8108 


September 22, 2012 – Mason Jar Jamboree


Immerse yourself in a day of local history at the Mason Jar Jamboree! The event will be held near the farm buildings located on the property and will feature live acoustic music, a historical presentation on the farm, a demonstration of traditional log building techniques and children’s activities. The goal is to raise funds for the upcoming restoration project of the original Mason log house. It is a two-story log structure from the 1850’s, built by the family of Elias Mason. This is the first step in a long-range plan to preserve and improve this unique Jefferson County Park.

11am – 4pm – Food will be provided for purchase
11am – Presentation on history of Mason Farm log cabin
12pm – Demonstration on traditional log building
1-4pm – Music
Kids activities will occur throughout the event.


Funds raised will help restore the log cabin! Bring the whole family out to enjoy a day of history!


Fort Atkinson – W6509 Jones Lane (920) 674-7260


September 22, 2012 – Friends of the Powers Memorial Library Chili Cook-off


Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 in the Lions Pavilion at Spring Lake, Palmyra, WI. Serving from 11:00AM-3:00PM. $5.00 per person to sample competing chilis and children three and under are free with purchase of full price ticket. Raffle tickets and bake sale items available.

Palmyra – Lions Pavilion at Spring Lake-Hwy. 59

(262) 903-3782 – 


September 22, 2012 – Arts and Sparks in the Park


Presented by the Loeb-Lorman Metals and the Fort Atkinson Arts Fort Fine Arts Fair Council. This event combines a unique live action Welding Rodeo and a Fine Arts and Crafts Fair. Watch 8 teams of welders and artists put their skills to the test in this competition, to transform metal scrap into public sculpture. Spectators can bid on sculptures at the end of the Rodeo in the Silent Auction. During the day at the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair, browse the creations of quality artists and craftsmen. Children activities include Kids Creativity Tent, by building their own “scrap sculpture using recycled household materials. Live music, food,and crafts all in one park.

The Welding Rodeo runs from 8am-5pm and the Fine Arts and Crafts Fair is from 10am-5pm. 


Fort Atkinson – Ralph Park (262) 472-0411



September 22, 2012 – Friends of the Library Chili Cook-Off


Chili cook off contest. 11am-3pm. Contact Reyn for more details.


Palmyra – 115 W. Main St. (262) 903-3782




September 22, 2012 – City-Wide Rummage Sale  


Rummage *Rain or shine


*Over 100 sale participants


*Some sales open on Sunday also


*Maps & listings will be available at the Fort Area Chamber of Commerce located at 244 N. Main Street and on our website


*Maps and listings will also be available at Pick n Save and Sentry in Fort


*Sales include a wide variety of items including: Household items, Electronics, Toys, Antiques, Snowmobiles, Sporting Goods, Clothing…


*All rummage sales will be plotted on the map with numbers (all participants will post their #’s outside their rummage sites or homes)


*Fort Atkinson will be broken into 4 zones and listed as zone A-D


Fort Atkinson – Fort Atkinson area (920) 563-3210 

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.