September 8 through October 30, 2016 – Fireside Dinner Theatre presents Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar QuartetThe Tony Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny.  Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more. This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Ave


Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday


September 8-11, 2016 – Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

2012 a sheepWisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival – Spend the weekend with us as we celebrate the diversity of the sheep and fiber industry.

The Midwest’s premier sheep & fiber event, all within an easy drive from Madison, Milwaukee or Chicago, on the beautiful grounds of the Jefferson County Fair Park, in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

New! – Wonders of Wool fiber art classes Thursday to Sunday. Show open to public Friday to Sunday.

Over 90 fiber arts classes to choose from, along with sheep shows, shearing demonstrations, the Crook & Whistle Stock Dog Trial, newborn lambs, fleece shows and sales, plus educational clinics and workshops for shepherds of any age and level of experience. Shop in comfort in the Country Store, where over 130 vendors from across the nation offer everything from knitting needles to sheep cheese. For complete details and hours, go to Parking, kid’s 8 and under are free. WATA Member.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park

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September 10, 2016 – Main Street Festival

Main Street FestivalThe Whitewater Main Street Festival is an annual event celebrating the Arts. Created through a partnership between multiple organizations and businesses the event is held throughout the city of Whitewater. The historic architecture and natural beauty serves as the perfect backdrop for exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many diverse forms of the arts we support in our city.

2016 will bring sidewalk sales, art exhibits and art activities for all to enjoy with art and craft booths, hands on activities for the family, music, food and so much more.


Whitewater – Whitewater Tourism Council, Main Street



September 11, 2016 – LURE Coursing for Dogs 


Sunday, September 11, 2016

8:00AM UNTIL 12:00PM



Lure coursing was developed in the early 70’s as a sport for sighthounds, but any dog big or small that likes to chase will love lure coursing. Racing across a field free as the wind in the quest of an artificial lure, it doesn’t get any better than that.

Jim Perry, dog training expert, will explain how lure coursing works and then the fun begins as your dog is welcome to try out this fun activity.

Free to dogs with a 2016 Jefferson County Dog Park tag or a September 11 day pass receipt. Small dogs are welcome.

Come join the fun.

Any questions please contact the Parks Department at

920-674-7260 or email


September 12, 2016 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights

Join us for the 13th season of Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights for music, food, old cars, and more! Featuring over 400 vehicles including restored vintage trucks, tractors, and classic automobiles. The Fort Atkinson Generals will provide the food stand and Kent’s Ice Cream will have their famous Big Bar available for purchase.

5:30pm – 8:30pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park


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.