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The Official Guide to

JEFFERSON COUNTY W I S C O N S I N

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More than

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To see Broadway performances this good, you could fly to New York, or you could just visit The Fireside Dinner Theatre in nearby Fort Atkinson! Every ticket to The Fireside includes a sumptuous dinner prepared by our world-class chefs and a professional production of a hit Broadway musical or original revue. If that’s not enough, spend time shopping in one of our spectacular gift shops. It all adds up to a oneof-a-kind experience that’s more than you’d ever expect.

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Bailey at the Jefferson County Fair (photo by Vilma Staude)

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Cruising the Rock River in Fort Atkinson (photo by Kris England)

Elected Board: President MARIE KOCH, Whitewater Chamber/Tourism Director Vice President TAMMI VETRANO, Johnson Creek Chamber of Commerce Secretary KATIE OTTO, Lake Mills Main Street Program Treasurer JANET M. WERNER, Gemuetlichkeit Days Voting Members: LINDA BEGLEY-KORTH, Village of Cambridge JENNIFER WELSH, Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce JULIE NORDEEN, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Fort Atkinson LEIGH PRICE, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce BONNIE HERTEL, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets HEIDI DUESTER, Palmyra Chamber of Commerce KRIS PAAPE, BeefNBeaks Farm, Waterloo ROBIN KAUFMANN, Watertown Chamber of Commerce Ex-Officio DAVID DIESTLER, Jefferson County Fair Park VICTORIA PRATT, Jefferson County Economic Development JOE NEHMER, Jefferson County Parks Dept. MARY NIMM, Jefferson County Parks Dept. DAVID SPIEGELBERG, Wisconsin Department of Tourism Jefferson County: The Official Guide is published annually by the Jefferson County Tourism Council. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication, prices, dates and facts are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm dates, times, and other information. The Jefferson County Tourism Council assumes no responsibility for errors, changes or omissions. For corrections or inclusion in the next issue, please email info@enjoyjeffersoncounty.com. Additional copies and bulk quantities of this publication are available for a nominal charge, contact the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-563-3210. ©2017 Jefferson Area County Tourism Council. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or reprint of this guide, or portion thereof, without written permission of the Jefferson County Tourism Council is prohibited.

Bradley Rupnow at the 4th of July Parade, Watertown (photo by Sue Rupnow)


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Dave and Gabriella Zabel downtown Watertown about to drive Jefferson County Honey Queen in parade (Photo by Apple Jane Zabel)

JEFFERSON COUNTY: Not Just Another Pretty Place

OUR COMMUNITIES: Cambridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Fort Atkinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13 Jefferson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 Johnson Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-21 Lake Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Palmyra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Waterloo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Watertown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-35 Whitewater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-39 WHAT TO EAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-67 PLACES TO GO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-74 WHERE TO STAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-79

JEFFERSON COUNTY BY THE SEASON: Spring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Summer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51 Fall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Winter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55

Al and Laurie Kutil enjoying fried cheese curds and wings at Fat Boyz in downtown Fort Atkinson. (photo by Laurie Kutil)

Sadie and Ireni at the Gemuetlichkeit Days Parade in Jefferson (photo by Kari Borne)

EVENT CALENDAR: Rides and Runs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-57 Local Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-65 JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS: Parks & Trails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-45 Area Lakes & Ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Public DNR Wildlife Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 COUNTYWIDE MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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CAMBRIDGE Nestled among farm fields in beautiful south central Wisconsin lies Cambridge – the lakeside village where the arts thrive RECREATION The crystal clear, spring-fed waters of Lake Ripley are ideal for swimming, power-boating, canoeing, jet skiing, waterskiing, sailing and fishing. A true sportsman’s paradise, Lake Ripley boasts the Wisconsin state record for large mouth bass. Enjoy a day at the beach at Lake Ripley Park with basketball courts, playground, tennis courts, and a disc golf-course. Running through downtown is Koshkonong Creek, a favorite for canoeists and kayakers. Bicyclists can spend a few hours or an entire day exploring nearby Glacial Drumlin State Bike Trail and peaceful country roads. CamRock County Park includes a 3.5 mile main trail with 10+ miles of single track mountain bike trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Hiking and picnicking are also high points offered at CamRock Park. Bike rentals are available at CamRock Cafe & Sport as well as ski, snowshoe & fat bike rentals in the winter.

galleries, Scandinavian gifts, jewelry and more. Looking for a great place to dine? Try our coffee houses and full-service restaurants. A diverse collection of local pubs and cafes, plus awardwinning bed & breakfasts also adorn Cambridge.

THE ARTS & OUR HISTORY Cambridge is an artisan community with many rural art studios, a thriving arts council and a tradition of hosting fabulous artist tours and events. Enjoy a theatrical performance in the historic gym of the Cambridge School Museum, listed on both the Wisconsin and National Registers of Historic Places. Learn something new at the wine & art nights. Visit art studios and get to know where they get their inspiration at the many events held throughout the year. PHOTOS: (clockwise): Cambridge Classic Christmas, Midwest Fire Fest, Cambridge Public Boat Launch (All Courtesy JulieAnderson Photography), Dip for Dozer (Courtesy John Maniaci).

SHOPPING, DINING & LODGING Cambridge boasts a wide variety of quaint shops and specialty stores. Throughout town, anchored by historic Main Street, shoppers will find hand-made furniture, salt-glazed and art pottery, clothing, home accessories, antiques, 4

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: CAMBRIDGE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-423-3780 • cambridgewi.com


CAMBRIDGE

FRESH - FAST - HOT FREE DELIVERY! 275 W. Main St., Cambridge

Serving the Cambridge & Deerfield Area Daily Homemade Soups & Sandwiches Friday Fish Fry 11am-8pm Sun-Thurs 6am-2pm • Fri 6am-8pm • Sat 6am-2pm

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608-423-3600

ORDER: PIZZAPITOFLAKEMILLS.COM

W9644 Hwy. 12 • Cambridge • 608-423-4523

FAN CLUB HEADQUARTERS + MUSEUM

PREMIUM WINES & DELIGHTFUL FOOD

210 W MAIN STREET, CAMBRIDGE Visit the official museum of NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth and see our collection of race cars, hundreds of trophies, family collection of memorabilia, and more.

Enjoy high quality boutique wines in our beautiful Tasting Room & Event Center.

608-423-3626 | MATTKENSETHSTORE.COM

700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge

608.819.6672 • cambridgewinery.com

Unique Specialty Shop FOR WOMEN WITH A PASSION FOR FASHION

The Garment Shop has been offering personal 125 W. MAIN ST. service with friendliness and expertise since C A M B R I D G E 1978. Featuring stylish, fashionable and M-TH 10AM-5PM quality clothing for all sizes including missy, F-SA 10AM-4PM petites and plus sizes with a wonderful SUN 12PM-4PM selection of accessories. (608) 423-3740 BackDoor Gifts: Gourmet Kitchen Supplies • Unique Art • Cards www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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FORT RESTORE & RECREATE Enjoy the series of bronze sculptures that accentuate the Glacial River Bike Trail on this scenic converted rail bed. The downtown portion connects to the city’s Riverwalk with access to quaint shops and restaurants. Cycle over to 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor (see pg 57) where you can rent canoes and kayaks and navigate the Bark and Rock Rivers; both of which lead to Lake Koshkonong, where fishing and boating opportunities abound. Whether your passion is fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, or just appreciating nature, visit TPF Outdoors (see pg 9) for your outdoor needs. Stop by the historic Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (see pg 49), where golfers can enjoy lake views and a challenging 18-hole course situated near native effigy mounds. Skydiving, miniature golf, bowling, fat bike riding, snowmobiling, skiing and skating are available to adventurers and explorers of all levels.

TALENT & TUNES Experience a top Wisconsin attraction and a taste of Broadway at The Fireside Dinner Theatre (see pg 1), where you’ll also get a mouthwatering meal and the opportunity to shop one6

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of-a-kind gift shops. If live music is your forte, plan to attend our summer concerts in the park, Rhythm on the River music festival, or dine at Paddy Coughlin’s Pub, Café Carpe and Brock’s River Walk Tavern & Grill, which feature regional and national talent.

FEASTS & FINDS Fort Atkinson offers a variety of unique finds. Discover distinctive shops and restaurants, score a bargain at the Nasco Catalog Outlet Store (see pg 11) and stock up on locally-made meat products and fresh brats at Jones Market (see pg 10). Then venture on to our “feasting” establishments. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant at Mangiami Italiano (see pg 13), a traditional supper club, or a hometown ice cream shop, Fort Atkinson provides many delectable options. We hope you find a great taste for Fort Atkinson!

PRESERVATION & PROGRESS Fort Atkinson showcases a rich heritage through carefully-preserved landmarks and traditions. A must-see is the Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Museum (see pg 13), where visitors can meet a young soldier named Abraham


ATKINSON

Explore Fort Atkinson where historic sites meet Broadway lights! From Broadway entertainment to unique historical attractions, to exciting recreation and shopping, Fort Atkinson offers the perfect mix of big city amenities and small-town charm.

Lincoln and learn about his role in the 1832 Black Hawk War, or discover who was responsible for making Wisconsin known as “The Dairy State.” On Memorial Day weekend, experience what life was like in the 1800’s at the annual Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous at Rock River Park. This fur trading re-enactment is complete with authentic costumes, tools, food and games. Go even further back in time with a walk through Indian Mounds Park, or get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the top of the historic water tower.

FAMILY FRIENDLY As a big little city, Fort Atkinson caters to families in every stage. The great outdoors beckon on lakes, rivers, trails and parks. Music, entertainment and shopping are convenient and affordable. Bring your family and explore. Bond with your kids over campfires and sing-alongs at Jellystone Park (see Inside Back Cover), recall the simple pleasure of a hot dog and ice cold soda at a Generals baseball game, take the slippery slide at the Family Aquatic Center, cycle the Glacial River Bike Trail in autumn, and snow-shoe in winter. Visit our website for detailed information on things to do and places to see, or feel free to give us a call and we’ll help arrange a fun-filled itinerary.

AN INVITATION Small towns aren’t always small places. A full calendar of events, diverse lodging options, clean and safe parks, and close collaboration between business, health care, education and city services have resulted in a modern day Mayberry for those of us who love where we live. Fort Atkinson is small-town living at its best, but don’t take our word for it. See for yourself. Whether you’re planning a weekend visit or considering relocation, we invite you to experience some of what makes Fort Atkinson such a treasure. Welcome. We hope you’ll stay for a while, or maybe longer. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: Downtown Riverwalk, Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous, Kayaking on the Rock River, Tour de Fort Bike Ride, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club. RIGHT PAGE: The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Snowmobiling, Bronze Sculpture, Fort Farmers Market

FOR MORE INFORMATION: FORT ATKINSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-563-3210 fortchamber.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Jimmy John’s

• Open Year Round • MaMa Mary’s Homemade Pies Center open ORCHARDS • Garden May-October FAR M M AR KE T • Apples, Cider, Homemade Since 1948 Caramel Apples (920) 563-8254 H • Summer Fruits, Pumpkins, N 3rd St Colored Corn, etc. • Christmas Wreaths

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Dwight Foster Public Library

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Fresh and Silk Floral Bouquets Flowering and Green Plants Fine Wines and Gift Baskets Unique Jewelry, Scarves & Accessories

201 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson • 920-563-9231

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WHERE YOUR FAVORITE CRAFT BEER MEETS A GREAT BURGER Great “Burgers, Beer & Camaraderie”, that’s what Mr. Brew’s Taphouse is all about! With a menu of 48 taps and 11 burgers (with endless customization), one visit won’t be enough to take in everything we have to offer.

Sun-Thurs: 11am-11pm Fri. - Sat: 11am-1am

Cindy Milanovich, Proprietor

201 N. Main Street – Suite 220 – Fort Atkinson

920-542-1319 - mrbrewstaphouse.com

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD

Dine In or Carry Out Open Sun-Thur 9-9; Fri-Sat 9-10

213 WASHINGTON ST. FORT ATKINSON

920-542-1039

Do stupid stuff faster with more energy! • Gourmet Coffee & Tea • Multiple Tanning Beds • Chicago Style Hot Dogs • Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Located next to Festival Foods 300 Washington St., Fort Atkinson 920-568-9330 • www.capputan.com

Hoagies • Hot Oven Grinders Outdoor Seating • Local Delivery

Celebrating 20 Years!

41 W. Sherman Ave., Fort Atkinson kenandbettys.com

920-568-1582

Pizzas – Calzones – Teasers Entrees – Salads – Wings ORDER ONLINE WE DELIVER! Use Promocode "FORTPIZZA" for 10% OFF your whole order when ordering online. Not valid with other discounts

1501 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson

920-397-7640 • fortpizza.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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FORT ATKINSON Beauty Shop

FORT FARMERS MARKET

204 S. Water St. E. Fort Atkinson 920-563-4937

Coffee House 207 E. Milwaukee Fort Atkinson 920-563-4938

beautyandthebean.net

Love Where You Live... Shop Fresh, Shop Local

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SATURDAYS, MAY to OCTOBER 8am to Noon Downtown Fort Atkinson Across from the Post Office

Explore Your Local Library! – Helpful Staff – Books, Movies, Music – eBooks – Free Programs – Free WiFi – Meeting Rooms – Fax & Copy Service Mon.-Thu. 8am-8pm Fri. 8am-6pm – Sat. 9am-2pm

209 Merchants Ave. Fort Atkinson www.fortlibrary.org 920-563-7790

TRY OUR NEW MARKET Tues – Sat 8:00am – 6:00pm Closed Sundays & Mondays

601 Jones Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

920-563-2963

www.JonesDairyFarm.com

Helping with all Your Personal & Business Financial Needs FORT ATKINSON JEFFERSON JOHNSON CREEK SULLIVAN 262-593-2227 920-563-6616 920-699-6900 920-674-4500 Member

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Award Winning Steaks, Burgers, Appetizers, Char-Broiled Sandwiches, Homemade Pizzas, and More Friday Fish Fry 15 HDTV’s to watch the game Full Service Bar

WE CAT E R!

HOURS:

Tues-Sun 11am-11pm

(920) 568-0909 855 Lexington Blvd., Fort Atkinson

www.capnsroadhouse.com

Open Year Round – Wed 10-4 – Thu-Sun 10-6

Simple Life Country Storellc

Natural and Organic Farm Raised Beef • Produce • Baked Goods Rolled Butter • Homemade Soap • Canned Goods Spices • Honey • Gluten-Free • Antiques & Gifts Amish Style Bulk Foods

Located west of Fort Atkinson off Hwy C, just past Hwy J, left on Ebbert Lane N2795 Ebbert Lane, Fort Atkinson 920-563-4469

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BadgerBank.bank Fort Atkinson Johnson Creek

920.563.2478 920.699.2905

Cambridge Jefferson

Member

608.423.3241 920.674.2406

Stop in at Tuttle’s when you’re in Fort Atkinson - a Hallmark and Pharmacy all under one roof! Filled with gifts to surprise & delight!

Free Prescription Delivery Photo Supplies Film Developing Vitamins • Cosmetics • Baby Needs

104 S. Main St. • Fort Atkinson

102 S. Main St. • Fort Atkinson

920-563-3954

920-563-2458

102-104 S. Main Street • Fort Atkinson • www.tuttleshallmark.com Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 8am-5pm • Sun 8am-1pm

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Homemade Italian Dinners

Dine-In & Carryout

Spaghetti • Mostaccioli Lasagna • Tortellini

Homemade

Italian Beef Meatballs • Calzone

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“A Piece of Italy in Every Bite”

1245 Madison Ave Fort Atkinson

920-563-9217

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We “DELIVER” free in town! Dining Hours:

Sun, Mon, Wed, Thur: 4pm-10pm Fri-Sat: 4pm-11pm (Closed Tuesdays)


FortHealthCare.com/FindADoctor 611 Sherman Avenue East Fort Atkinson – 920-568-5000 SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER

AN ITALIAN BISTRO IN A COZY URBAN SETTING SERVING CUISINE FROM ALL THE REGIONS OF ITALY. HOURS: TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY 5-9

HIGHLY RATED AWARD WINNING ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES

www. jellystonefort.com

SEE OUR AD ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER YOGI BEAR and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s16)

A Place for All

• Civil War • Dairy Pioneers • Dairy History • 1841 Foster House

• Gift Shop • Local History • Lorine Niedecker • Native American History

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FREE ADMISSION

Open Tuesdays-Saturdays 9:30am-4:30pm year round • Closed Sundays and Mondays

On Hwy. 12 in Downtown Fort Atkinson • 401 Whitewater Ave.

(920)563-7769 • www.hoardmuseum.org

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JEFFERSON

Jefferson, Wisconsin is nestled where the Rock and Crawfish Rivers join together providing a picturesque backdrop for year round activities and outdoor activities—visit soon!

Walking bridge over the Rock River.

EVENTS The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce sponsors several events throughout the year including the Jefferson Home Expo at Jefferson County Fair Park (March 25-26) and the 21st Annual Parade of Lights (Dec. 2) when Santa arrives at his house for the Christmas season. Gemuetlichkeit Days (see pg. 17) will be held September 15-17. Throughout the weekend, community members will don their dirndls and lederhosen to celebrate their heritage with German food, contests and a huge parade on Sunday at noon. The celebration kicks off at the May Ball (May 13th) when the 2017 Gemeutlichkeit King and Queen will be crowned. The city of Jefferson will host the 2017 Harry Potter Festival (October 20-22), dress up as your favorite Potter character and join us for a weekend of Quidditch matches, Wizardry, magic and fun. This family-friendly event kicks off with a lighted parade on Friday night. More info is available at harrypotterfestivalusa.com. Concerts in the Park are held every Thursday evening (June 1-August 31) in the Rotary Park pavilion. The Farmers Market is held on Thursdays (June-October) in the parking lot on the corner of E. Racine and Center Streets. 14

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The Jefferson County Fair (see pg 80)will be held July 12-16 and the Madison Classics Car and Swap Meets (Spring April 28-30) & (Fall September 22-24) (see pg. 15) both at the Jefferson County Fair Park. The Council for the Performing Arts (see pg. 16) presents national and local talent throughout the year. The year ends with the Winter Nights, River Lights holiday light display the month of December at Rotary Park.

SHOPPING/DINING Visit our antique and retail shops, restaurants, pubs and local winery (see pgs. 15-17).

RECREATION The Rock and Crawfish Rivers provide ideal canoeing and kayaking opportunities and fishing year round. Biking enthusiasts can hop on the Glacial Drumlin Trail and enjoy miles of paved paths and beautiful scenery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: JEFFERSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-674-4511 jeffersonchamberwi.com


JEFFERSON One Stop Center for Employers and Job Seekers

Employment Resources • Labor Market Information • Training Apprenticeships • Career Planning • Employment Laws

874 Collins Road • Jefferson, WI 53549 (920) 674-7500 • FAX (920) 674-7520 worksmartnetwork.org • jobcenterofwisconsin.com

- Garden-Fresh Produce - Top Brands - Full Service Deli - Party Subs ORDER - Pharmacy ONLINE FREE - Snacks and Beverage PICKUP - Vision Center

Family Favorites. For Less.

OPEN 24 HOURS 1520 State Hwy. 26, Jefferson STORE: PHARMACY: PHOTO CENTER: VISION CENTER:

920-674-2258 920-674-2873 920-674-3066 920-605-3004

40th Annual

SPRING JEFFERSON April 28-30, 2017

Jefferson Cty Fairgrounds 503 N. Jackson Ave Jefferson, WI 32nd Annual

SUMMER ELKHORN August 5-6, 2017

Walworth Cty Fairgrounds 411 E. Court St. Elkhorn, WI 40th Annual

FALL JEFFERSON

September 22-24, 2017 Jefferson Cty Fairgrounds 503 N. Jackson Ave Jefferson, WI

INFO: Call (608) 244-8416 or visit www.madisonclassics.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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JEFFERSON

132 S. Main St., Jefferson

Convenient rear entrance parking lot MED PACKAGING & DELIVERY

Quality meats, cheese, processing, and catering services to the surrounding Jefferson County area for over 25 years. Locally owned by Scott & Linda Fischer.

920-674-5733 thedrugstoremuellerdrugs.com

521 S. Main St., Hwy 26, Jefferson 920-674-6466 www.riversedgemarket.com Providing quality, affordable and accessible entertainment in and around Jefferson County.

Serving Jefferson County Since 1977

(920) 674-2179 Check out the 2017-2018 season and order tickets online at

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Jefferson County

FAIR July 12-16

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 80

FIND MORE ONLINE! GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR THE MOST CURRENT LIST OF EVENTS

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

Walk through 15 rooms of Jefferson history Open Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons year-round Open Saturdays during the summer Groups Welcome

317 S. Main, Behind City Hall Turn on W. Linden • Jefferson jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org For appointments, call

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Join us for Gemuetlichkeit Days! A German-Heritage Festival

Sept 15-17, 2017

J E F F E R S O N FA I R PA R K , W I

www.gdays.org

Woolen Mills Downtown Jefferson

Located on the West Bank of the Rock River, a 19th century woolen mill has been transformed into an exquisite site to entertain guests and create memories that will last a lifetime!

SINCE 1911

100s of choices. Interactive, instructor-led.

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance.

Add a foreign language to your skill set.

www.jeffersonwilibrary.org 321 S. Main St. • 920-674-7733

Friday Night Fish Fry Saturday Night Prime Rib Chef Specials Daily Pizza Outdoor Patio on the Jefferson Dam

200 West Milwaukee St., Jefferson 920-675-1650 • heronslandingjefferson.com

Our remodeled building is perfect for every occasion! • Family gatherings, formal wedding receptions and more. • Businesses can hold training classes and seminars. • Non-profit Fundraisers • Bring Your Favorite Caterer • Hardwood Floors (perfect for dancing!) Woolen Mills Events • deannewelper@gmail.com

262-352-5759 woolenmillsevents.com

Jefferson Café & Pizza Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Daily Specials New-York Style Pizza – Calzones Friday Night Fish Fry – Saturday Night Ribs Full Breakfast Menu Fresh Soup & Salad Specials Full Senior and Children Discount Menu Serving Jefferson Area Since 2010 Open 6am Daily 339 E. Racine St, Jefferson • 920-541-3377

Jefferson Area Business Center

920-674-9000 JeffersonABC.com 222 WISCONSIN DRIVE JEFFERSON www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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JOHNSON The fastest growing community in Jefferson County… Johnson Creek is known as “A crossroads with a future.” Over 100,000 people work, stay and travel here each day.

Located at the corner of I-94 and State Hwy 26, Johnson Creek is in the center of Jefferson County. Location drives business and commercial growth within the community. The population grew 73% within the last U.S. Census. Residential growth has exploded based on a convenient location and new public schools.

HERITAGE While Johnson Creek offers many of the attractions of a large metropolitan area, it possesses something that large cities typically lack - a “small town feel” that we value deeply. Named after Timothy Johnson one of its first settlers, the Village is laid back, friendly, community-oriented, familiar, soulful and infused with nature - a “livable small village with heart”. Visit the Johnson Creek Historical Society to see artifacts and learn more.

RECREATION If hiking or biking is your thing, you can hop on the Glacial River Trail and enjoy the scenic beauty riding to the surrounding communities. Combine history with hiking at Aztalan State Park (see pg 24) with ancient pyramid mounds and archeological history, just 5 miles west of 18

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Johnson Creek. Bring your canoe or kayak along and take a leisurely paddle down the Rock River. If you like hunting, several public hunting grounds are within minutes. Practice your skills at the Milford Hills Hunt Club. When old man winter arrives, bring your cross-country skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to travel the over 472 miles of well-marked trails in Jefferson County. Visit Rob’s Performance Motorsports (Honda, Can-AM, Sea-Doo, SkiDoo and KTM), John Hartwig Motor Sports (Polaris) or Rock River Power Sports (Yamaha) for all your motorsports needs. The Jefferson County Dog Park (see pg 48), which promotes recreation and overall health and welfare for companion dogs and their caregivers, is located just off of Highway 26 between Jefferson and Johnson Creek. The entire park is 109 acres in size and contains two large dog areas and two small dog areas.

LODGING & SHOPPING Comfort Suites offers opportunities for the business and pleasure traveler with beautiful suites at competitive prices. Amenities include a pool/hot tub, family-friendly water park and a hot breakfast.


CREEK Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, A Simon Center welcomes bargain shoppers from all over the world with a collection of over 60 outlet stores! Come shop and enjoy everyday savings of 25% to 65% off retail prices. Just South of I-94, Menards is conveniently located for your building and hardware needs.

RESTAURANTS AND DINING Dine in or have a drink at Hi-Way Harry’s (see Inside Front Cover) and enjoy the ambiance of this beautiful restaurant designed by James Dresser, a Frank Lloyd Wright protégé. If you enjoy Mexican, Fiesta Garibaldi’s (see pg 20) offers a great lunch and dinner menu. Midpoint Eatery and Sports Pub (see pg 21) is a great stop to enjoy a tap beer and burger while watching the game on several big screen TVs. Familystyle dining at the Pine Cone Restaurant (see Inside Front Cover) with daily specials and world famous baked goods. For a quick meal, there are many fast-food opportunities from Culver’s (see pg 20) to Subway, and more.

ENTERTAINMENT The newly rennovated Gobbler Theatre provides theatre seating to enjoy premier music

and comedy performances for your evening pleasure. If you would like to view one of the latest movies on the big screen, AMC Entertainment Movie Theater is just the place.

CONVENIENCE Johnson Creek specializes in convenience with Mobil, Kwik Trip, Linmar BP and Pine Cone Travel Plaza available to serve your driving needs. Automotive service is available at J&L Tire Service. If you are in need of a different car or truck, just stop by Kearns Motor Car Company (see pg 20). If you are a do-it-yourselfer, stop by AutoZone to pick-up the parts you need. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: Biking in Johnson Creek; The Gobbler Theatre; Snowmobiling. RIGHT PAGE: Baseball at Fireman’s Park, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, Centennial Park, Terri Tinsley Exercise Area for Dogs, Milford Hills Hunt Club.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: JOHNSON CREEK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-699-4949 - johnsoncreek-wi.us info@johnsoncreekchamber.com johnsoncreekchamber.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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LAKE RECREATION AND LEGENDS Legendary Lake Mills, in beautiful Jefferson County, Wisconsin, is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. From the mysterious waters of Rock Lake to the scenic Glacial Drumlin Bike Trail to historic Aztalan State Park and Museum to the picturesque downtown shopping and dining district, Lake Mills has something for everyone! Why are the waters of Rock Lake mysterious? Many tales have been told of the stone structures that are reported to be found on the bottom of Rock Lake. One such legend says that after suffering a long and terrible drought, natives appealed to their gods for help by building and using sacrificial pyramids. In answer to their prayers, great waters soon covered the pyramids and created the beautiful lake the Indians came to call Tyranena, meaning “Sparkling Waters.” Legends aside, Rock Lake is a crystal clear 1,371-acre recreational oasis, beckoning funseeking visitors and residents to its cool waters and tree-lined shores. The lake is surrounded by five parks which offer fishing, swimming, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, waterskiing, or a leisurely sunset cruise, all part of your next legendary experience. 22

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Located on the southern edge of Lake Mills, the Glacial Drumlin Trail offers recreation for hikers and bikers alike. The 47 mile trail follows the old Chicago and Northwestern railway. It is open 365 days a year – trail pass needed. Navigating the trail, you will find one of Lake Mills’ treasures, the Zeloski Marsh.

HISTORY Just east of Lake Mills lies Aztalan State Park (see pg 24), one of Wisconsin’s most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village that thrived between 1000 and 1300 A.D. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. Just north of the state park is the Aztalan Museum, operated by the Lake Mills-Aztalan Historical Society. The site features two pioneer churches as well as other 19th century structures and displays. The displays feature historic items dating back to 1000 A.D.

SHOPPING & DINING In the heart of downtown is Commons Park. It is surrounded by charming 19th century buildings that house unique shops


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Discover what the ancients knew: Lake Mills is a special mystical place. Forget your everyday cares and enjoy the natural beauty, friendly people, fabulous food and unique shops. Come feel the magic. and restaurants. Lake Mills is a designated Main Street Program Community. This program has guided the renaissance of downtown Lake Mills since 2006. Dining in Lake Mills offers a number of culinary experiences, from legendary sliders to artisan breads and Friday night fish fries. For those who crave ethnic fare, we have Creole, Italian, Chinese, and Mexican. And of course, we have traditional family favorites, sit down and fast food. Shopping opportunities abound! Lake Mills is home to many galleries, jewelry and specialty shops. It is also headquarters for a number of nationally recognized businesses Ephraim FaĂŻence Pottery, Tyranena Brewing Co., James J. Chocolate and Lewis Station Winery.

October; Legendary Classic Christmas shopping and events in December; Winter Market in December and for more family fun, the Knickerbocker Ice Festival the first weekend in February. Visit lakemills.org for a full listing of events.

DISCOVER LAKE MILLS... AND UNLOCK THE LEGEND Lake Mills lies on the shores of Rock Lake just 25 miles east of Madison and 55 miles west of Milwaukee. Take I-94 exit #259. Hwy 89 is our Main Street - what could be easier! PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE Lake Mills Farmers Market; Lake Mills Bandstand (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design), Lake Mills Library (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design). RIGHT PAGE: 1935 Ford Cabriolet at Cars and Coffee (photo by Jed Hahn), Ice Carving at the Knickerbocker Ice Festival, Commons Park in Winter, Lake Mills Arts Festival.

EVENTS Lake Mills hosts many wonderful events throughout the year: Farmers Market every Wednesday, May-October; City Band Concerts every other Wednesday evening in the summer; Town & Country Days the last weekend in June; Lake Mills Arts Festival (see pg 24) in July; Fall Festival of Color in

FOR MORE INFORMATION: LAKE MILLS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 920-648-3585 lakemills.org www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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PALMYRA Palmyra appeals to the senses. A place to walk, bike, browse and enjoy. Every season has its charm here. Whether you’re an outdoor or indoor enthusiast, Palmyra has something for you to enjoy. Palmyra is a small-town community of 1,800, situated at the extreme upper end of the Scuppernong River. It’s near the heart of the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest which has more than 20,000 acres of glacial hills, kettles, lakes, prairie restoration sites, and forests. History buffs are welcome to visit the Turner Museum and McKenzie/Carlin Historical House at the corner of Third and Main Street. Visit the Museum gift shop, 262-495-4406. Take a short walk to see our natural freshwater flowing mineral springs that made Palmyra famous in the late 1800’s for its medical and therapeutic properties. Horse enthusiasts can enjoy camping at Horseman’s Park alongside their horse, ride the Kettle Moraine trails then ride into town and tie your horse at the horse corral while you grab lunch or attend the annual Horse Pull sponsored by the American Legion. Come Stay with Circle K Campground (see pg 27) for a day, a weekend, or a Summer. Enjoy swimming, fishing, human hamster balls, archery tag or corceling the pond. Lots of fun things to do. Cross country bike riders will enjoy the winding country roads of the Kettle Moraine while mountain bikers and hikers will enjoy 26

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the great trails in the woods. Take your special someone on a candlelight walk through wooded trails lined with candles in paper bags. Like airplanes? Stop in at the annual Father’s Day breakfast with hundreds of planes flying in - it’s become so popular that we serve more breakfasts than there are people in our village! Reel in one of the thousands of Northern Pikes that have been stocked by the Lion’s Club, who host an annual Ice Fisheree at the beachfront. During the warmer months, have a family picnic at the beach and swim out to the raft to soak up some sun. Enjoy food, music and an awesome fireworks demonstration by Bartolotta Fireworks, Inc. at the Annual Street Dance at the park. Looking for a steal of a deal? Check out the annual village-wide rummage sale. Come for a day, a week or a lifetime in historic Palmyra. PHOTOS: (clockwise) Fishing at Rushing Waters; Standard Process organic farm; The Palmyra Airport; Lions Club Chicken BBQ, Main Street shopping and good eats!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: PALMYRA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 262-495-8316 • palmyrawi.com


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Delicious Lunches • Daily Specials Taco Wednesdays • Happy Hour Wednesdays 4-6pm Wing Night Thursdays 5-9pm All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Fridays Bring a friend or meet a friend. Best drinks in town, the coldest beer around!

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Fort Atkinson Municipal Airport N3465 County Road K Jefferson 920-563-8940 Palmyra Municipal Airport Gutzmer Twin Oaks Airport Hwy 106 Palmyra, 262-495-2837 755 N. Tratt Street Whitewater Watertown Municipal 262-473-7890 Airport/Wisconsin Aviation McDermott Airpark/Ideal 1741 River Drive Watertown Helicopter Service 920-261-4567 200 Main Street Sullivan 262-593-8612

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WATERLOO Find Your Path Here. Small town charm just a short drive from Madison & Milwaukee.

Visit Waterloo, population 3,371. Our little hamlet offers easy access to bike trails and the great outdoors – explore the Waterloo Wildlife Area; enjoy the historic 60-acre Firemen’s Park overlooking the Maunesha River and experience our 40-acre nature preserve. Whether it is a kayak adventure on the Maunesha River, a wedding reception or softball tournament at Firemen’s Park, relaxing at a live outdoor concert, or the Holiday Parade, Waterloo wraps it all in an easy-going, small town atmosphere. The home of Trek Bicycle, McKay Nursery, Sussek Machine, Sheehy Mail Contractors, Van Holten Pickles, Jim’s Cheese, Ascend, Crave Brothers Farmstead and many others, Waterloo is building business success stories each day.

PARKS & RECREATION The historic Fireman’s Park, est. 1905 features a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. It has a 500 seat Pavilion constructed in 1909. Throughout its history, the Pavilion has hosted events ranging from weddings to corporate events. Firemen’s Park is also home to a 105-yearold C.W. Parker Carousel. This city treasure, 28

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listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, has been restored to its original beauty. This marvel brings a smile to the faces of all who ride, whatever the age. The Waterloo Regional Trailhead is your starting point to the pristine 40-acre Dr. J.S. Garman Nature Preserve. The Trailhead features a conference room, an open air canopy, and restrooms. Hold your wedding or party at the Trailhead and have summer blossoms or fall forest colors for your background.

EVENTS The Cinco De Mayo Celebration is May 7th. A day of live music, mouth-watering food and fun for all ages. Join us for the July 4th Independence Day Celebration. You will experience the best fireworks in the area. Catch a baseball game. Dance to live music. Food, fun, games and prizes too! Don’t miss the 2017 Firemen’s Parks Summer Concert Series. Relax and enjoy great tunes, food and friends. Check event listings in this publication. Since 1959, the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce has hosted Wiener and Kraut


Day on the second weekend in September. Take it all in on September 9th at Firemen’s Park and throughout Waterloo. Come for the famous wieners and kraut and stay for the family activities and city-wide rummage sale.

HISTORIC & CONTEMPORARY SAMPLINGS You can experience Waterloo’s past and present indoors too. The Waterloo Antiques Mall, a renovated red brick warehouse, showcases an ever changing selection of antiques. Visit Jim’s Cheese for its large selection of specialty, aged and cut out cheeses. Take the Trek Bicycle Tour at its world headquarters. Get an inside look at this global company that started in a Waterloo barn in 1976. Tours are available at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, are wheelchair accessible, last approximately one hour and are open to anyone 4 years of age and up. Call ahead to confirm your tour. 920-478-2191 x 12049 Step into the Waterloo Historical Museum and relive Waterloo’s history. The museum collection is located in the former St. Joseph’s Church erected in 1869. Open from Memorial Day through mid-September, Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Call 920-478-8015 for more information.

GET A BITE TO EAT Finding a friendly, casual bite to eat at a homegrown Waterloo restaurant is easy. Soular Pizza & Grill (see pg 31) features locally sourced meats & veggies, the Eastside Cafe and MT Bar offer daily specials. Scott Hartwig is behind the grill at Hartwig’s Diner making it fast, fresh & delicious. And yes, Jim’s Cheese Pantry & Café (see pg 30) has LOTS of cheese, but it also serves homemade sandwiches and ice cream. Adventurous? Try an Apple Jack sandwich (Limburger Cheese and Onion). Whether you live, work, are a returning friend or a first time visitor, Waterloo welcomes you to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime. Find your path here. Photos: LEFT PAGE: A wedding party at the C.W. Parker Carousel, Farm to Table dinner at BEEFnBEAKS farm. RIGHT PAGE: (top row) Erin Ziaja, Adeline Ziaja and Brenda Kress enjoy Summer Concerts in the Park, Downtown Waterloo (photo by Kris Paape). (bottom row) Waterloo Roundhouse & Bandstand during Summer Concerts in the Park, Jim’s Cheese Pantry, Trek Headquarters.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WATERLOO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 920-478-3025 • waterloowi.us www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Saturday, Sept 9th A one day event featuring the heritage of Waterloo with delicious Wieners with or without Kraut and Music Festival. Along with a wonderful vendor market and activities for all ages.

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WATERTOWN Watertown is home to five National Register historic districts, both residential and commercial, that showcase the city’s rich heritage and unique architecture. OUR RICH HERITAGE History enthusiasts will delight in Watertown’s rich heritage and historical sites, including the Octagon House Museum and America’s First Kindergarten which are open to visitors from May through October with guided tours. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August. Nine walking/driving tour brochures guide you through historic neighborhoods and commercial districts, highlighting historical architecture, ghost signs and murals, and local haunting legends. Brochures and commemorative postcards are available through the Chamber of Commerce. The Dodge-Jefferson Counties Genealogical Society offers assistance for beginners and experienced family history researchers.

A CITY FOR ALL SEASONS Kayakers will enjoy paddling the Rock River Trail. Watertown’s ample park system is sure to impress visitors with 22 parks covering over 263 acres. Wooded walking trails, an 21-hole Frisbee golf course, skate park, fishing areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, ice skating, cross country skiing, and 32

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playgrounds are among the many amenities offered. Don’t miss the Watertown Aquatic Center, featuring water slides and other wet and wild activities for all ages. If golf is on the agenda, visit Windwood of Watertown, a public golf course, which includes outstanding amenities and appeals to a variety of skill levels. For indoor activities, bowl a few frames at Watertown Bowl, catch a movie at Towne Cinema, or have some fun at Skate Express Family Roller Rink. Visitors may also take a coffee class on select dates at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters (see Inside Back Cover), learning how to roast, grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee.

ART, ANTIQUES & SHOPPING GALORE! Our downtown makes for a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy crafts, antiques, art, jewelry (fine or artisan), music, or anything in between! The Watertown Farmers Market is held in Riverside Park every Tuesday (May through midNovember) 7am-12pm, with a second weekly Farmers Market each Thursday (August through October) in the parking lot of the Watertown Public Library on Water St. 3-6pm.


MUSIC AND THEATER The talented Watertown Players provide the city with theatrical productions. There is always music in the air, with the Watertown Municipal Band playing seasonally. Watertown is the home base for the 1st Brigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.

DINING Try one of the “Best 101 Burgers in America” at Zwieg’s Grill or favor a true Wisconsin dining experience at Elias Inn or Donny’s Girl (see pg 34), both excellent supper club choices! Other choices for dining in Watertown include: Rock River Pizza, Amados, El Mariachi, PJ’s Pizza, Sake House Japanese Restaurant and so many more. Many offer excellent facilities for groups and parties. Be sure to visit Tribeca GalleryCafe & Books to browse the art and shop for books while you get a bite to eat. A trip to Watertown wouldn’t be complete without visiting Mullen’s Dairy Bar!

MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS Riverfest (see pg 61), a FREE four-day music festival is held annually in August. It features

nationally known entertainers, a carnival, classic car show, craft show, fireworks, and the popular “Taste of Watertown” food pavilion. Watertown’s beauty lends a great backdrop for the many races the city hosts. Participate in a 5k, 10k, or half marathon, bike through the countryside in Tour da Goose, or run/bike/run in the Share the Road Duathlon. The views won’t disappoint! Watertown has many fall and winter events including Pumpkin Palooza, Women’s Only Weekend, the Holiday Parade of Homes, Holiday Parade of Lights, visits with Santa and so much more! Visit our online calendar for details on even more events throughout the year. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: Model T by Towne Cinema (photo by Watertown Daily Times), Octagon House at night (photo by Scott Hainstock). RIGHT PAGE: 1st Brigade Band, M2N Bicycle Series, Fall Riverside Park, Watertown Aquatic Center (photo by Watertown Park & Rec).

FOR MORE INFORMATION: WATERTOWN TOURISM COUNCIL 920-261-6320 watertowntourism.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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WATERTOWN A family tradition of welcoming warmth and, of course, very good food! Prime Rib Fish Fry Steaks Seafood Salad Bar Nightly Specials

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WHITEWATER

A perfect blend of past, present and future. Historic landmarks, proudly preserved, stand firmly beside state-of-the-art facilities for businesses, education and entertainment. There are few places as dynamic, yet as quaint and picturesque as Whitewater, Wisconsin. Situated on Cravath and Trippe Lakes, nestled within the Kettle Moraine State Forest’s glacially carved landscape, Whitewater offers endless vacation and cultural opportunities. Whitewater is also home to the University of WisconsinWhitewater, a premier, comprehensive university that takes pride in its regional leadership, national presence and global vision.

RICH IN HISTORY Proudly preserved historic landmarks stand firmly throughout the community. Effigy Mounds Preserve is one of the most diverse and unusual collections of animal and geometric mounds in the nation. The effigy mounds are believed to have been constructed around 1000 AD. The Whitewater Historical Society Museum is located in the Historic Train Depot. Calvary Cemetery, associated with St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, is where some of the city’s most notable historic figures are buried. Touring Historical Whitewater guides are available free of charge at the Whitewater Tourism Council office located at 150 W. Main Street (the corner of First and Main). 36

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BEAUTY As the gateway to Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater provides opportunities to experience the peacefulness of rolling hills and beautifully clear lakes during the day and to dine in a fine restaurant and enjoy a worldclass performance at night. You are a short walk away from our unique hometown stores where everyone is treated like family and a short drive away from the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.

ENTERTAINMENT The arts are alive and well in Whitewater. Enjoy world-class shows and productions by visiting Young Auditorium or take a stroll through the various art galleries, such as Crossman Gallery. Visitors can also take some time to experience the community art projects along historic Main Street, especially during the annual Main Street Festival (Sept. 16th), where the downtown area comes alive with artists of all ages painting the streets and playing music for all to hear. Many free entertainment opportunities exist throughout the year. Whether it’s a Saturday evening on Whitewater Lake watching the


Minneiska Ski Show, or a Thursday evening in the summer listening to musicians at Concerts in the Park. Whitewater has a variety of events that are worth the visit such as the annual Freeze Fest Polar Plunge, the Discover Whitewater Marathon Series, Maxwell Street Days, or the annual Spirit Tour. This year, due to high demand, the Spirit Tour has expanded to two nights. During each tour, October 13th & 14th, the tour will explore the rich history of Whitewater, also known as “Second Salem”. Whitewater is also home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in southern Wisconsin. Our multi-day event is not to be missed and features live music, food, a carnival and two spectacular firework shows. Find out more at www.ww4th.com

HIGHER EDUCATION Excellence in education has always been a focus in Whitewater as the University of Wisconsin Whitewater joins with our outstanding school district, the business community, and city to offer continuing education for all ages. Students and community members also keep a creative spirit alive by hosting exhibits, contests, events and cultural events throughout the year. Whether you are just visiting or plan to make Whitewater your home, we invite you to look around and Discover Whitewater. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: UW-Whitewater Football Team, Maxwell Street Days. RIGHT PAGE: Whitewater City Market, Maxwell Street Days, Ghoul’s Night Out, Main Street Festival, Spirit Tour, Historic Train Depot (courtesy Dave Saalsa).

ADVENTURE Challenge yourself at one of the nation’s top twelve par three golf courses; a round of disc golf; an hour or two of biking; a day of hang gliding or perhaps a family afternoon at Whitewater’s very own indoor Aquatic Center, featuring a 20 foot tall slide, lazy river and interactive play structure. However you choose to spend your time in Whitewater, you are sure to like what you find!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Request your free Whitewater travel guide. 1-866-4WW-TOUR (499-8687) DiscoverWhitewater.org WhitewaterChamber.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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PARKS & TRAILS Dorthy Carnes Park, Fort Atkinson

GLACIAL RIVER BIKE TRAIL The 31.5 mile Glacial River Bike Trail extends the full length (North to South) of Jefferson County. The trail extends seamlessly beyond Jefferson County into Rock and Dodge Counties offering users even more distance, scenery and outdoor recreational opportunity. The trail is connected by an on-road portion of the Wild Goose Trail in Dodge County. A portion of the Glacial River Trail from downtown Fort Atkinson to the Jefferson/Rock County line is set on a former rail bed that features a covered bridge. The majority provides an asphalt paved, separated grade trail. It is a mix of trail and onroad connections from Fort Atkinson. This spectacular attraction features an archway, bronze sculptures, rest areas and fountains making it a relaxing and scenic adventure.

GLACIAL DRUMLIN STATE TRAIL Developed in 1986, the trail starts in Cottage Grove (just east of Madison) and heads east for 52 miles where it connects with other trails in the Fox River Sanctuary in Waukesha. The trail is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers, roller bladers and snowmobiles. A pass is required before using the trail and is valid on all other 40

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state trails. Annual fee: $20; daily fee: $4. No pass is required for hikers or children under 16. glacialdrumlin.com.

THE ROCK RIVER TRAIL The trail runs along the Rock River from the headwaters in Fond du Lac County, to the Mississippi River at Rock Island in Illinois. Following on its 2013 designation as a National Water Trails System by the Secretary of the US Dept. of the Interior, the 320-mile Water Trail began an effort to connect the many communities together through a joint initiative. There has been a great deal of cooperation between both states as it crosses 11 counties and 37 municipalities. The Rock River Water Trail begins at two trailheads in the Wisconsin headwaters: Waupun County Park on the South Branch of the river in Waupun and Rivers Edge Park on the East Branch in Theresa. It meanders down a gentle gradient to safely carry the water traveler and recreational enthusiast alike past picturesque rural and scenic landscapes, natural wilderness areas and vibrant urban riverfronts. Not only does it provide recreational activities, but it also gives


the recreationalist access to various retail, restaurants and events along its river banks. There are a plethora of routes within the river corridor to provide access for all to the natural resources, recreational opportunities, scenic beauty and historic and cultural assets of the Rock River Valley. We invite you to paddle it, drive it, bike it, hike it, taste it (chocolate tour), appreciate it (art tour), ride it (horse trails) or fly it. There’s virtually something for everyone! The Rock River Trail Initiative is planning a grand opening celebration on National Trails Day - Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Rotary

River Center, 1160 S Riverside Drive in Beloit, WI with events held in both Beloit, WI and South Beloit, IL. Be sure to check our calendar on pages 56-65 for more events that will be held at our area communities that are on the Rock River the week of June 3-10. rockrivertrail.com

THE GLACIAL HERITAGE AREA (GHA) The GHA is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, historic and cultural sites, waterways and preserves – all connected by trails and waterways. It’s located primarily in Jefferson County with some portions in Rock, Dodge, and Dane counties and supports high-quality grasslands, wetlands and forests, interspersed with productive agricultural land. The mission is to connect more people to the land through conservation parks, linking trails, wildlife areas and river-based recreation. glacialheritagearea.org.

CAMROCK PARK Located between Rockdale and Cambridge along the Koshkonong Creek, this 422-acre park has three areas with shelter facilities and play areas. It’s suitable for hiking, crosscountry skiing and some of the best singletrack in the area. The park can be reached via several access points with connector trails to all parks, access points located trailhead adjacent to Westside Park on Water Street in downtown Cambridge, County Hwy B and Highland Drive in the village of Rockdale.

EMMA CARLIN TRAIL The trail is comprised of three loops, with difficult sections covering nearly 40 miles. The west end of the Green Loop has a particularly tough uphill grind. For a total challenge, take the formidable Connector Trail south to the John Muir Trail (Palmyra). Refer to the parks grid on pages 42-47 for park specific ammenities and services. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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1213 S. Main Street, Lake Mills

JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS - 920-674-7260 Altpeter Park ■ 4 W7786 Lamp Rd, Fort Atkinson; 1 block

East of North Shore Rd at Lake Koshkonong

Burnt Village Park

N2028 Cty N, Fort Atkinson; 1.5 miles North of Cold Spring along CTH N

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Cappie’s Landing

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N8625 Jefferson Rd, Watertown

Carlin Weld Park

N1841 Cty Z, Palmyra; 2 miles Northeast of Palmyra on CTY Z

Cold Spring Creamery Park

N1501 CTH N, Fort Atkinson; North boundary of Cold Springs along CTH N

Dorothy Carnes Park

(East) N3220 Radloff Lane, (West) W6509 Jones Ln, Fort Atkinson

Garman Nature Preserve

701 Fox Ln, Watertloo; Southwest side of Waterloo on Fox Lane

Indian Mounds & Trail Park

W7561 Koshkonong Mounds Rd, Fort Atkinson; 3.5 miles SW of Fort Atkinson

Jefferson County Dog Park

W5098 K-9 Drive, Johnson Creek; 1 mile South of Johnson Creek, off of HWY 26

Joy Park

N6881 CTH F, Oconomowoc; 1.5 miles North of I-94 on CTH F, located on Spence Lake

Kanow Park

N8248 Rock River Rd, Ixonia; 500' on the Rock River 500’; North of HWY 16, 10 miles East of Watertown, 3 miles West of Oconomowoc

Korth Park

W8930 Korth Lane , W8282 Elm Point Rd, Lake Mills

Pohlman Park

M4809 Duck Creek Rd, Helenville; US HWY 18 and Duck Creek Road

Rock Lake Park

W8050 Park Lane Rd (Lower); N6999 Rock Lake Rd (Upper); North end of Rock Lake, Lake Mills

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FITNESS STATION

STATE TRAILS Glacial Drumlin State Trail

SKATE PARK

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Lake Mills, 920-648-8774

PET EXERCISE AREA

Sandhill Station State Park

ICE SKATING RINK

CAMPING

OPEN AREA

22,000

Southern Unit - Eagle

LAKE / POND / RIVER

Kettle Moraine State Forest

DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

X-COUNTRY SKIING

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W7664 Island Road, Waterloo

SWIMMING

Holzhueter Farm State Park

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RESTROOM

BIKING

DRINKING WATER

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BOAT ACCESS

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STATE PARKS Aztalan State Park

PLAY AREA

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Ripley Park

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Village Veterans Park

West Side Park

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Bicentennial Park

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Endl Park

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Jones Park

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Klement Park

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McCoy Park

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SKATE PARK

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

CAMPING

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X-COUNTRY SKIING

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BIKING

FISHING

TRAILS

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RESTROOM

N482 CTH D, Whitewater; Junction of CTH U, CTH D and STH 59, just North of Whitewater

DRINKING WATER

Welcome Travelers Park

GRILLS

W1637 CTH F, Sullivan; On CTH F, North of Rome on the Bark River

SHELTER

Rome Pond Park

PICNIC AREA

W5281 CTH B, Johnson Creek; West side of the Rock River, east of Johnson Creek

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Memorial Park

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Ralph Park

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Rock River Park

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Oakridge Park

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Rivers Edge Nature Preserve

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Riverfront Park

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Rotary Park

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Schiferl Park

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Stoppenbach Park

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Tensfeldt Park

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Utility Park

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VFW Park

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Bell Park

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Centennial Park

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Faville Park 2

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Memorial Park

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Millpond Area

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Sandy Beach

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Tyranena Park

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Wallace Park

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Wetland Park

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Veterans Park

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Youker Park

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Waterloo Regional Trailhead

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Planting trees for Arbor Day as Watertown is a Tree City

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Morrison Field

East Lakeland Heights

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Commons Park

Spring Lake Beach Park

VOLLEYBALL

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - LAKE MILLS - 920-648-2344 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 4 Bartels Beach Brookstone Park

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MUNICIPALITY PARKS - JOHNSON CREEK - 920-699-2296 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 13 Fireman’s Park

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BIKING

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Brandt-Quirk

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Clark Park

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Deer Trail Park

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East Water Street Park

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Fannie P. Lewis Park

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Grinwald Park

20.1

Hunter Oaks Park

4.3

Kalota Park

10.8

Lincoln Park

4.7

MaryRose Park

4.5

Pet Exercise Area

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Riverside Park

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River Walkway

1.5

Schaller Park

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Silver Creek

0.2

Skateboard Bike Park

2.76

Timothy Johnson Park

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Tivoli Island Park Union Park

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Washington Park

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Clay Street Nature Park

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Cravath Lakefront Park

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East Gate Park

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Flat Iron Park

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Minneiska Park

20.0

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Optimist Turtle Mound Park

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Ray Trost Nature Preserve

2.0

Skyway Park

2.6

Starin Park

34.2

Trippe Lake Park

24.2

Walton Oaks Park

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Moraine View Park

Whitewater Creek Recreation Area 59.8

Mill Race Park

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Meadowsweet Park

OPEN AREA

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DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

X-COUNTRY SKIING

SWIMMING

VOLLEYBALL

TENNIS

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TRAILS

FISHING

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PLAY AREA

RESTROOM

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GRILLS

SHELTER

PICNIC AREA

ACRES

MUNICIPALITY PARKS - WATERTOWN - 920-262-8080 ■ ■ ■ 11.8 ■ ■ Brandenstein Park

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For more information on Jefferson County area Parks and facilities or public participation opportunities, contact: 920-674-7260, jeffcoparks@jeffersoncountywi.gov, or contact municipal or state park offices directly. Visit the Parks Department website for maps, news and more at jeffersoncountywi.gov/parks

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1074 Reservoir 33 6 X Bean Lake 151 12 X Blue Spring Lake 68 10 BR Cravath Lake 48 7 X • Cushman Pond 8 5 X Fireman Park Pond 250 46 BR Golden Lake 144 6 Goose Lake 82 10 X • Hahns Lake Haumerson’s Pond Heiden Pond 12 6 X Hoopers Millpond 142 24 Hope Lake Lake Koshkonong 10,460 7 BR 418 44 BR Lake Ripley 30 • Mud Lake 93 23 X Mud Lake 318 X Mud Lake 359 6 BR Red Cedar Lake 137 10 BR Rice 1,371 56 BF, P Rock Lake 446 7 X Rome Millpond 140 10 Rose Lake 8 6 Spence Lake 104 11 BR Spring Lake, Lower 113 8 BR Trippe Waterloo Millpond 4 X Watertown Millpond 84 640 38 BF Whitewater

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NW Navigable Water. Navigable access is provided by the presence of an inlet or outlet stream which furnishes adequate boat access to a lake. A small stream not large enough to float a boat does not provide effective navigable access.

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Concord Concord DG Grellton Reservoir Fort Atkinson Watertown DG Lake Mills SE Cambridge • DG Fort Atkinson • DG Cambridge DG Rome DG Fort Atkinson DG Lake Mills SE Oakland DG Richmond • DG Lake Mills DG Rome SE Fort Atkinson DG

BW Barrier-free Wilderness Access. Sites have a firm surface to gain access to the water, but no special piers or ramps.

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BR Boat Ramp. Sites have a defined public boat launching facility which may or may not have parking.

Barrier-free Pier. Designed to accommodate wheelchairs.

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BF Barrier-free Boat Ramp. Sites have a boarding dock or means of wheelchair access to boats.

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ROADSIDE ACCESS

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R Roadside. Sites do not include any access developments. Public roads with a marked right-of-way extending to the water provide a limited degree of access. T

Walk-in Trail. These access sites are partially developed, excluding a boat ramp, and are entirely within public lands.

W Wilderness in Public Ownership. A lake is in a wilderness area if there are no roads or buildings within 200 feet of the waterbody. Wilderness lakes have no defined walk-in trail to the water. X A few counties do not have detailed access information. For those waters marked with an “x,” some type of access, other than navigable water access, is available. Regulations governing boat usage are effective on certain lakes and are posted at the public access sites.


CANOEING

FISHING

WILDLIFE VIEWING

BIRD WATCHING

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

CAMPING

BERRY PICKING

BIKING

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

HIKING

TRAPPING

HUNTING

ACRES

HABITAT

WILDLIFE

PUBLIC DNR WILDLIFE AREAS

3,328 • • • • • • • • • • Jefferson Marsh Waterfowl, pheasants, Diverse wetland ranging Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, from open water marsh in squirrels, rabbits, the south to a 900 acre turkeys, cranes, tamarack bog in the north. grassland and woodland songbirds. Travel east of Jefferson on US Hwy 18 about one mile and watch for a parking lot on the south side of the road. Another option is to head east of Jefferson on US Hwy 18 and turn south on county Hwy Y. Continue approximately 2.5 miles southeast on Hwy Y to 3 different parking lots centrally located within the property. 846 • • • • • • • • • • Koshkonong Waterfowl, pheasants, High quality deep water Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, marsh which transitions into squirrels, rabbits, shrub carr and bottomland turkeys, cranes, hardwoods. grassland and woodland songbirds. Travel South of Fort Atkinson on US 26 and watch for access to OLD 26 on the west side of the highway. Head south on OLD 26 to Mounds Road, turn west and the southern most parking lot is immediately on the right or north side. 2,644 • • • • • • • • • • • • Lake Mills Waterfowl, pheasants, Open water marsh, large Wildlife Area & furbearers, deer, areas of wet prairie, lowland Zeloski Marsh squirrels, rabbits, hardwoods with tamarack, turkeys, cranes, and some oak savanna grassland and uplands. woodland songbirds. The eastern unit is located immediately southwest of the City of Lake Mills. The western unit is about 2 miles further west. To find a parking area to use as a starting point, travel to the southwest of Lake Mills on Hwy A, go north on Hwy S approximately 1 mile and turn west on Alley Road. Continue west 1 mile to the parking lot on the north side of Alley Road. 2,329 • • • • • • • • • • Prince’s Point Waterfowl, pheasants, Mostly bottomland Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, hardwoods and open water squirrels, rabbits, marsh. turkeys, cranes, grassland and woodland songbirds. Located just off of County Hwy D three miles northeast of Whitewater. • • • • • • Rome Pond Waterfowl, pheasants, Central feature is a large open 2,390 • • • • Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, water cattail marsh surrounded squirrels, rabbits, by rolling hills covered with turkeys, cranes, upland hardwoods like oak and grassland and hickory. Interspersed in the woodland songbirds. uplands are agricultural fields and areas restored to prairie or savanna. The wildlife area is easily found immediately east of the Village of Rome in Jefferson County on County Road F. Approximately one mile east of Rome is a park with a picnic area, pit toilet, boat launch, and easy access to the wildlife area. 4,006 • • • • • • • • • • Waterloo Waterfowl, Open water marsh, sedge Wildlife Area pheasants, turkeys, meadow, fens (including a deer, squirrels, state natural area), lowland rabbits, furbearers. and upland hardwoods, some native prairie, and extensive shrub carr. The property is located in northwestern Jefferson County and southwestern Dodge County approximately one mile east of the city of Waterloo. Waterloo Wildlife Area is a sprawling set of state owned properties spread across an area about 2 miles east to west and 7 miles north to south.

PET NOTE: It is illegal to allow dogs to run on DNR lands from April 15 - July 31 unless the dog is on a leash 8 feet or less. All dogs must be under their owner’s control at all times on state-owned and leased lands. Any questions on public hunting in Jefferson County should be directed to the DNR office in Lake Mills, 920-648-3054. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Spring

Spring Creek Golf Center, Highway N, Whitewater (photo by Judy Majewski)

Ahh, spring. The grass starts growing, flowers start blooming and we all spend a lot more time outside. Jefferson County is no different - there’s a lot to see and do throughout the area!

TOP SPRING EVENTS Shake off the winter cobwebs as organized runs and rides kick off for the season. The March to November 5k Series starts with the Irish JigJog 5k, kids run & a great post-race party on March 11th in Watertown. Stick around for the afterparty with brats, Irish stew, music and lucky drawing for big prizes. Running not your thing? Get on your bike and Pedal for Proceeds in Whitewater on April 29th. The Easter Bunny hops in the beginning of April as he hosts breakfasts and egg hunts in both Johnson Creek and Waterloo. Then at the end of the month, stop over to Cambridge’s Girls Night Out for great shopping deals and an after party with the Cambridge Winery on April 21st. Come to one of the midwest’s largest swapmeets and car shows at the Jefferson County Fair Park hosted by Madison Classics on April 28-30 (see pg 15). You can buy and sell cars or finally get those hard to find car parts you’ve been looking for. 48

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The end of spring is marked by Memorial day which is on May 29th this year. The weekend will be filled with parades and events throughout the county including Ripley Park Opening Day on May 27th in Cambridge and Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous on May 27th and 28th in Fort Atkinson.

THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DOG PARK The 109-acre dog park is located just off of Highway 26 between Jefferson and Johnson Creek and contains two large dog areas as well as two small dog areas. The first phase, 23 acre Terri Tinsley Dog Exercise Area, opened in November 2003. A major expansion that added 36 acres of fenced ground was completed in 2009. A daily permit or annual tag is required. Registration forms are available online or at the park at all entrances. All fees collected are used to support the dog park.

COMMUNITY GARDENS Jefferson County Parks Department, in partnership with local coordinators, operates two community gardens within Jefferson County’s Park System. Hearty Gardens is located in Dorothy Carnes County Park at the East entrance


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and Harvest Gardens is located in Korth County Park at the Elm Point entrance. Both locations offer individuals a chance to grow produce and flowers, to maintain a rented garden plot or plots, learn sustainable gardening practices from experienced gardeners, share knowledge and bounty with others and enjoy the beauty of our many Jefferson County parks (see pgs 42-45).

BIRD WATCHING Bird watching has become more popular than ever, and Jefferson County is rich with areas for bird watchers to explore. Friends of Rose Lake and the Madison Audubon Society hold regular bird watching activities at Rose Lake (adjacent to Dorothy Carnes Park). The Zeloski Marsh just outside Lake Mills is a favorite spot for bird watching as well. Visit Apple Jane and Gabriella Zabel enjoy their drive to River Bend Resort, Watertown (photo by Apple Jane Zabel)

W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson

920-563-2823 • www.kmccgolf.com

madisonaudubon.org/education/field-trips for area activities, bird walks and more. Be sure to also visit the City of Whitewater who officially received its recognition as a Bird City Wisconsin community in September of 2014.

GOLFING Jefferson County has more golf courses to choose from than ever before and the number of holes keeps expanding. Courses vary in topography and difficulty but pure golf enjoyment is a constant. Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (see above) utilizes many of the native effigy mounds as navigational hazards and has developed a course that allows you to experience the history and beauty of our beautiful county. Ice cream at Jones Market, Fort Atkinson

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Summer

Fort Atkinson Farmers Market

We wait a long time for summer to come and when it’s here, we rejoice!

TOP SUMMER EVENTS Local outdoor concerts in Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson and Waterloo kick off the beginning of summer. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring chairs and a picnic basket as you enjoy the musical entertainment under the stars. A truly unique event, the Midwest Fire Fest in Cambridge July 22-23 features all things fire including pit fired pottery, clay sculptures, fire performers and live music at West Side Park.

FARM FOOD AND FARM FUN Farmers markets provide a wide variety of organic and fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, nuts and other produce directly from their farms. Vendors are local entrepreneurs who set prices that allow them to reasonably cover their costs and typically price their products equal to or less than the grocery store. While their cost is competitive, their products have greater nutritional value and taste amazing! Many of the County’s area farms also offer tours and activities to see their farms in action. Watch our calendar for specific events and contact them direct to see what they offer.

FARMERS MARKETS COMMUNITY

WHEN

WHERE

DAYS

TIMES

Fort Atkinson

May - Oct

Across from Post Office (Milwaukee Ave. E.)

Saturdays

8am-12pm

611 Sherman Ave (McMillen & 4th St.)

Wednesdays 2:30-4:30pm

Fort HealthCare Jefferson

June 8 - Oct 12 Corner of S. Center Ave and E. Racine St.

Jefferson Speedway

Thursdays

12-5pm

Sundays

7am-12pm

Lake Mills

May - Oct

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills

Watertown

May - Nov

Riverside Park Parking Lot (850 Labaree St.) Tuesdays

7am-12pm

Watertown

Aug - Oct

Watertown Public Library (Water St.)

Thursdays

3-6pm

Whitewater

May - Oct

1415 W. Main St. (True Value Parking Lot)

Saturdays

7am-11am

Whitewater

May - Oct

City Market, Whitewater Historical Depot

Tuesdays

3pm-7pm

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Wednesdays 2pm-6:30pm


FARMSTANDS, FARM STORES AND SPECIALTY STORES NAME

WHEN

WHERE

BeefnBeaks Farm

Open year round

N8248 Hwy O

Waterloo

SEE OUR AD

See pg 30

Busy Barns Adventure Farm

Open year round

W7675 US Hwy 12

Fort Atkinson

See pg 53

Esther Schroeder Farmstand

June - Oct

W. Main St., across from State Bank

Cambridge

June - Oct

504 South Main Street

Jefferson

June - Oct

Commons Park

Lake Mills

June - Sept

501 East Main Street (Latte Donatte parking lot)

Watertown

Jelli’s Market

May - Oct

N5648 S. Farmington Road

Helenville

Joe Skelly Farmstand

July - Aug

Raceway Food Mart parking lot

Karberg Apple Orchard

Sept - Nov

355 Hwy 12 and 18

Cambridge

Loefer’s Acres Farmstand

July - Oct

Main Street at H & 59

Palmyra

Maynard Pribbenow Farmstand

June - Oct

N9660 Peschel Road

Waterloo

Poyer Orchards Farm Market

Open year round

323 N. 4th Street

Fort Atkinson

See pg 8

Rivers Edge Farm Market

Open year round

843 S. Whitewater Ave.

Jefferson

See pg 16

Schuster’s Playtime Farm

Sept - Oct

1326 Hwy 12 & 18

Deerfield

Simple Life Country Store Amish / Specialty Store

Open year round

N2795 Ebbert Lane

Fort Atkinson

Straubhaar’s Farmstand

May - Oct

47 Canal Road

Waterloo

See pg 53

See pg 11

FORT FARMERS MARKET Love Where You Live... Shop Fresh, Shop Local

SATURDAYS MAY to OCTOBER 8am to Noon Downtown Fort Atkinson Across from the Post Office

FEATURED PRODUCTS Tomatoes • Beets • Greens • Onions • Carrots Apples • Berries • Melon • Honey • Bread • Sweets Beef • Chicken • Pork • Cheese • Eggs • Salsa Jam • Coffee • Flowers • Plants • Handcrafted Art

LIVE MUSIC & KIDS PROGRAMS Every Saturday 9am to 11am

Celebrating Jefferson County’s Local Goodness Special Community Programs include: Dairy Days, Arts Saturdays, Hayrides & Bouncy House, Facepainting, Gardening & Cooking Demos, Community Art Projects, Costume Contests, Wellness Programs, and Live Music

A program of the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce For information on the Holiday and Mini-Winter Market, visit or call:

www.fortfarmersmarket.com • 920-563-3210 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Main Street, Lake Mills (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design)

FALL IS FESTIVAL TIME!

As summer is to boaters and swimmers, autumn is to those who love festivals! From pumpkin carving to art exhibits, you’ll find a number of activities throughout the county at Cambridge’s Fall Fest September 16th, Lake Mills’ Fall Festival of Color October 1st and Watertown’s Pumpkin Palooza October 28th. Art lovers will be drawn to the Main Street Festival in Whitewater on September 16th where they can explore galleries, local shops and restaurants. The Earth, Wood and Fire Artist Tour on October 28-29 features a scenic Wisconsin drive that highlights our local talented artists. earthwoodandfiretour.com. The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival (see pg 63) in Jefferson on September 7-10, welcomes people of all ages who will enjoy exceptionally smart Border collies bossing sheep, sheep shearing demonstrations, and the Country Store with everything from yarn to spinning wheels to animal supplies. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com One of the premier fall festivals in Jefferson County is Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson (see pg 17). The community festival’s goal is to build spirit and unity by celebrating our 52

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community’s German heritage in a family friendly atmosphere. Three days of fun September 15-17 will be sure to make you enjoy every event. gdays.org Over 1,700 bike riders converge September 16th for the Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride. Live music, lots of food and plenty of beer flow when the wheels return to home base at Tyranena Brewing Company. Get a little sleep, then return downtown on Sunday morning for the annual Fall Festival of Color on October 1st in Commons Park. Friendly dogs and their humans are invited to attend Barktoberfest September 24th in Westside Park in Cambridge for costume & trick contests, vendors, rescue groups, dog sport demos and a “Yappy Hour” on the patio of a local restaurant. Enjoy a weekend of workshops, speakers, open mic poetry readings, landmark tours, poetry café and round table discussions with Wisconsin poets at the Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival, September 29th and 30th. Last, but not least, Jefferson will be hosting the 3rd Annual Harry Potter Festival, October 20-22. Festivities begin with a lighted parade on Friday night and will continue throughout the weekend. harrypotterfestivalusa.com


Romantic Rustic Farm Weddings Corn Maze, Hay-wagon Rides Animal Barn - Petting Zoo Great Family Fun - Visit Today

Book a School Field Trip

Pick-Your-Own Fruits & Vegetables Greenhouse • Home Raised Meats Farm Store • Fall Produce & Activities

Great for Birthday Parties

W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson • 920-691-6742

www.busybarnsfarm.com

FALL FARM FUN Experience a day of fun on the farm with the whole family. You’ll be able to interact with the animals, play in the fields, sit on the farm equipment, enjoy some entertainment and more! You’ll have a fun day learning how a farm works and even be able to milk a cow! While most farms are open April through October, fall is probably the most popular time of year to visit. Jelli’s Market in Helenville (see above) is a great place for kids of all ages in fall. In addition to your standard fall fare, they also have kids activities like a scavenger hunt and lawn jenga, a corn maze and a farm animal tour. Many of their activities are free so be sure to make this a stop on your tour of the county! Make a visit to Silver Creek Farm (see pg 35) in Watertown to shop in their Alpaca Tundra Gabriella Zabel, Watertown (photo by Dave Zabel)

N5648 S. Farmington Rd., Helenville www.jellismarket.com

262-593-5133

Ask about our tours for Daycares, Preschools & Girl Scouts

Store for a variety of items like socks, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, yarn, and more all made from the Alpacas on their farm. While you’re there, visit with the Alpacas! Jefferson County is rich with farm stands and farm stores (see pg 51). Visit Simple Life Country Store (see pg 11) in Fort Atkinson for their farm grown produce and beef as well as products made on Wisconsin Amish farms.

SPOOKY TIMES Whitewater’s 4th annual Spirit Tour (October 13-14) brings Whitewater’s unusual historical stories to life! Take part in a mobile tour as you learn all about the blood curdling stories that made Whitewater known as Second Salem. Watch your step as you enter the crypt of Mary Worth and hold onto your seats as you learn all about the Poison Widow. whitewaterchamber.com Whitewater’s Spirit Tour

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Dip for Dozer, Cambridge (photo by John Maniaci)

TOP WINTER 2018 EVENTS

Partake in a full schedule of frozen activities at the Knickerbocker Ice Festival in Lake Mills’ Commons Park on February 2-3. The entire family can enjoy golfing on frozen Rock Lake, watching artists sculpt ice, a chili cookoff at Lewis Station Winery, a 5k and many more activities to cure that winter Cabin Fever! legendarylakemills.com Jefferson County’s own version of the polar bear club can be seen in two communities raising money for their own special causes. Dip for Dozer is an annual event that takes place on Lake Ripley in Cambridge on February 10th. The event raises money for the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund (in honor of Dustin Zuelsdorf) to award senior football players who exhibit an outstanding commitment to the Cambridge Football Program, their fellow classmates, family and community. dipfordozer.com Join hundreds of brave Wisconsin Winter Warriors as they plunge into the icy water of our 18,000 gallon pool at Cravath Park in Whitewater as a part of Freeze Fest on February 10th. Every plunger and non-plunger takes the leap to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes. polarplungewi.org 54

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Looking for a taste of summer in the middle of winter? Visit Lake Mills on December 9th for their Winter Market. A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local meats, greens, honey, bread, cheese, baked goods and more at the MiniWinter Farmers Market held the first Saturday January through April in Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com

SLEDDING Sled at the top of the hill adjacent to the shelter at Korth County Park. You’ll have the added benefit of being able to enjoy a magnificent view of Rock Lake while you speed down the hill on your sled of choice. Korth Park is located off of CTH S at the end of Korth Lane, west of the City of Lake Mills.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING AND HIKING TRAILS The Jefferson County Parks Department maintains cross country skiing and hiking trails in 4 of its 16 parks boasting over 16.5 miles of groomed classic and skate ski trails, as well as groomed hiking trails. Dorothy Carnes County Park East and West Access have designated ski and hiking/snow shoeing groomed trails for the winter season. The routes are posted at each of


the trail head facilities and are easy to follow. East and West Carnes Park feature moderate rolling hills with gentle grades and great views of Rose Lake and the surrounding glaciated plains. Trails are groomed and set for classic style cross country skiing and take you through majestic oak forests, restored prairies and savanna grasslands. Plenty of parking, a great shelter and restrooms are available at the West trailhead facility. If you’re not familiar with Carnes Park’s East Access, head north from Fort Atkinson on Banker Road, and turn left onto Jones Lane. The Park begins at the end of the road, with more than 4.9 miles of groomed trails that meander throughout the properties beautiful landscape. Carlin Weld County Park, located in southeastern Jefferson County, has an excellent trailhead facility with a shelter, restroom, large parking lot and a playground for the kids. Cross country ski trails are groomed and set for skate skiing with 2 miles of groomed trails following along the parks spring fed pond, restored grasslands, wetlands, and savanna prairies. Korth County Park currently has over 2.25 miles of groomed trails. The trails meander along the shore of Rock Lake and through the restored savanna, prairies and woodlands of the park. Park facilities include the Korth and Elm Point shelters, parking lots, and year-round bathrooms at the Elm Point Road park entrance. The final location of our trail grooming program is the County’s highly acclaimed Dog Park, located North of Jefferson on Hwy 26. The Jefferson County Dog Park and Terri Tinsley Dog Exercise Area boasts four separate dog exercise areas totaling 109 acres, with a total of 3.1 miles of groomed hiking trails. We recommend hiking or snowshoeing only in this park due to the high number of our four-legged friends running around and creating unassuming obstacles. This is a great area to get out into the white stuff with your dogs and stretch those neglected cold weather legs for some great outdoor fun.

The Glacial Drumlin State Trail, traveling east/west through the middle of the county, is open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. However, the trail is not groomed and skiers and snowshoers must share the trail with snowmobiles. Skiers do not need a trail pass while using the trail.

SNOWMOBILING Jefferson County is the place to be for snowmobilers in the winter. With over 472 miles of well-marked trails that traverse every nook and cranny of the countryside, snowmobile enthusiasts will never get tired of the scenery. Beautiful Jefferson County is divided into four quadrants. State Highway 26 divides the county east and west; the Glacial Drumlin Trail divides the county north and south. All of the Jefferson County snowmobile trails (public and club) are put in, taken out, and maintained by the Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance, which is made up of 19 different snowmobile clubs in the county. You can call their hotline at 920-699-SNOW for current trail information. Due to our unpredictable Wisconsin winters, it’s always best to find out before your snowmobile jaunt if the trails are open or closed! The public trails are funded through an annual grant from the Wisconsin DNR, through the Outdoor Motorized Recreation Trail Aids Program, providing trails with great signs and grooming for public use and enjoyment. jcsawi.org See pages 40-47 for more information about the Parks of Jefferson County.

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RIDES & RUNS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT: Group Rides and Cookout. Departs from Fort Atkinson and Watertown 2

Rivers Bicycle & Outdoor stores. Multiple paces (hybrid and road riders). Sat group ride 15-18 mph pace. 2riversbicycle.com EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT: Night Ride. 6pm, CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, camrocksport.com

Irish Jig Jog, Watertown

MAR 11: M2N Race Series: Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5k. 9:30am/5k start, 10:30am/kids fun run start. After party/brats, irish stew, music and lucky drawing for big prizes. Watertown. watertownjigjog.com APR 22: WiSport Friendly Century. Whitewater. wisportcycling.org

APR 23: M2N Race Series: Share the Road Duathlon or 5k Run/Walk. Both run/bike run

duathlon AND separate 5k run/walk. Watertown. watertownsharetheroad.com

APR 26: CamRock Youth Mtn Bike Club Information Meeting. CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, camrocksport.com

APR 29: Pedal for Proceeds. Whitewater. wisportcycling.org

MAY 20: Fiesta 5k. Run to promote positive cross-

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cultural attitudes in our multicultural community. Will be followed by cultural entertainment including live Mariachi music and Mexican food. Watertown fiestacultural.org JUNE 3: 28th Annual Trek 100. 100/62 mile ride 7:30am, 36/19 mile ride 9:30am. $45 entry +$2 per mile pledges. Proceeds benefit the MACC Fund. Trek Bicycles, 801 W. Madison St., Waterloo. trek100.org JUNE 4: Battle of CamRock. CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, camrocksport.com

JUNE 24: Tour da Goose: Ride for the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. 100, 62, 42, 22 and 12 miles through picturesque countryside south of Watertown, with all beginning and ending in Riverside Park. tourdagoose.com

JULY 8: Cambridge EMS Cannonball Run 5K & 10K. Run, jog or walk the family friendly 5K or 10K

options. Winds through the pristine Dane County CamRock Park along the Cannonball Rail bed. Proceeds benefit the Cambridge Area Emergency Medical Services Registration begins at 6:30am with the run starting at 7:30am, caemscannonballrun.com


please visit enjoyjeffersoncounty.com/events to verify dates and times of each event.

JULY 8: M2N Race Series: The Prick 5k. Run to

benefit juvenile diabetes thru Watertown’s beautiful Brandt Quirk Park. The course has a mix of hills, flat land, shaded path, and open trails. Only 5k trail run in Watertown. theprick5k.com

JULY 15: Jefferson County Bicycle Club Easy Century Bike Ride. Fort Atkinson. jcbc.info JULY 21-22: Jefferson Hope Fest Ride With a Buddy. The Walk, Night Light Bicycle Ride, Dirty Fit and Kids Fit are a few of the activities hosted during Hope Fest 2016! Build stronger, healthier communities through Tomorrow’s Hope. 920-674-8967 info@tomorrowshope.org

JULY 29: Fort Atkinson Youth Triathlon Fort Atkinson. Fort Atkinson. fortparksandrec.com JULY 29: 4th Annual Lake Ripley Ride. 22 miles,

40 miles, or a 62 miles metric century. Pre-register online or at 7am the day of the ride. Chicken dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club after the ride. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Cambridge CAP. 8am-12pm. N4310 Park Rd. Cambridge, cambridgecap.net

AUG 12: M2N Race Series: Watertown Riverfest Half and 5k. The half marathon will begin at 7:30am

and 5k at 8:30am. Both finish back in beautiful Riverside Park where you can enjoy live music, beer, food and fun! Watertown. march2november.com AUG 20: Tour de Fort Metric Century. 63-mile, 32mile, and 16-mile bike rides on paved and scenic roads through Jefferson County. Enjoy breakfast treats before the ride and rest stops with refreshments along the way.

Following the bike ride is an all-you-can-eat sweet corn and chicken dinner. 8:30am start. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson. e-clubhouse.org/sites/fortatkinson AUG 20: Try Cambridge Tri. This sprint-distance triathlon guides participants down the shores of Lake Ripley, along scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. The event will start and end at Ripley Park. Athletes receive a medal and t-shirt for participation. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place in each race category. N4310 Park Rd, Cambridge, cambridgecap.net SEPT 16: Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride. Live music, lots of food and plenty of beer flow when the wheels return to home base at Tyranena Brewing Co., Lake Mills. SEPT 17: Discover Whitewater Marathon. Half Marathon, 5K, and fit kid shuffle. runwhitewater.com OCT 7: Run from the Cops. The one time it is OK to run from the cops! 10K run, 5K run/walk and 1K youth run. Watertown, watertownrunfromthecops.com OCT 7: Take a Kid Mountain Bike Day. CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, cafeimba.com/kids OCT 28: Halloween Night Ride. CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, camrocksport.com NOV 23: M2N Series: Run Turkey Run 5k. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday with a scenic 5k run through the city streets of Watertown. therunturkeyrun.com DEC 2: Global Fat Bike Day. CamRock Cafe, Cambridge, camrocksport.com

FORT ATKINSON (920) 563-2222 WATERTOWN (920) 261-4400 www.2riversbicycle.com

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REPAIRS • PROFESSIONAL FITS • GROUP RIDES • FITNESS CLASSES BICYCLE, PADDLE SPORT AND SNOW-SPORT RENTALS www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Town & Country Days, Lake Mills (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design)

ONGOING EVENTS

MARCH 2017

JAN-APR: Mini-Winter Farmers Market. A variety of

MAR 2-APR 16: Beauty and the Beast. The most

MAY-AUG: Fort Atkinson Summer Charity Concert Series. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an

MAR 11: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot.

market vendors provide shoppers with local meats, greens, honey, bread, cheese, baked goods and more. Held the first Saturday of the month. 9am-12pm. The Fort Atkinson Club, Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com evening with friends for concerts in the park. Wednesday nights, 6-8:30pm. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson. facebook.com/FASummerCharityConcerts MAY-SEPT: Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights. Featuring vintage cars, music, food and fun. Held the second Monday of the month. 5:30-8:30pm. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson. MAY-OCT: Fort Farmers Market. A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local and seasonal produce, meats, cheese, honey, baked goods, and more. Held every Saturday across from the Post Office. 8am-12pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com MAY 2-OCT 31: Whitewater City Market. Every Tuesday from 3-7pm, Downtown Whitewater hosts a city market full of fresh produce and creations by local producers! Featuring live music, games and refreshment!

MAY 10-OCT 25: Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers Market. Local produce, baked goods, crafts and more. Every Wednesday from 2-6:30pm, Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills. LegendaryLakeMills.com,

JUN-AUG: Fort Atkinson Community Band Concerts. Sit back and enjoy music by the community

band in the park. Monday nights at 6:30pm. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson. fortatkinsoncommunityband.org JUNE 1-AUG 31: Concerts in the Park. Presented by the Jefferson Live Music Foundation. Free concerts every Thursday at Rotary Waterfront Park, Jefferson from 7-9 pm. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. Refreshments available for purchase. 58

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revered love story sprinkled with a healthy dose of Disney magic and get a sparkling, hilarious, touching, dazzling, and endearing musical! 7 shows weekly Wed-Sun. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm. 414-507-9755. MAR 19: The Young Irelanders. Direct from Ireland singers, dancers and musicians for a night of fun. Jefferson High School Auditorium, 2pm.

MAR 23: Hoo’s Woods Raptor Education Show. cambridgecap.net/our-programs/specialevents

MAR 24: Watertown Players presents Monkey Business Institute. Improv Comedy Troupe from Madison. 7pm showtime. The Market, at 210 S. Water St., Watertown. watertownplayers.org MAR 25-26: Jefferson Home Expo. See what’s new for building, remodeling, decorating and landscaping your home. Sat 9-5, Sun 10-3, Admission is FREE. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148. MAR 28-29: The Booth Brothers. Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Southern Gospel music and believe it touches the soul with encouragement and hope. Tuesday and Wednesday matinee arrival 10:30am; Tuesday evening arrival 5pm. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com

APRIL 2017 APR 8: Breakfast with the Bunny and Egg Hunt. Hosted by the Lions Club and The Scouts. Johnson Creek High School, 9am-12pm. 10:30 Egg Hunt. $5 in advanced. $6 at the door and 3 and under free for breakfast. All are welcome for the egg hunt.


please visit enjoyjeffersoncounty.com/events to verify dates and times of each event.

APR 8: Spring Fling. Beer, wine, cheese, tour of Jefferson County Tasting. Comfort Suites Hotel, Johnson Creek, 6pm-9pm. APR 8: Waterloo Parks Spring Clean. The 2nd Annual Firemen’s Park, 8am-1pm. APR 13: Underwater Egg Hunt. cambridgecap.net

APR 13-15: Maranatha Baptist University Spring Play. 745 W Main St., Watertown, 7pm, mbu.edu APR 15: Easter Egg Hunt. Waterloo Parks is taking over for the Chamber of Commerce and running an Easter Egg Hunt at Firemen’s Park at 10am. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. APR 15: Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt. 10am Sharp - Hunt for eggs and prizes. Palmyra Village Park, 262-269-6225.

APR 15: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot.

Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am -3pm. 414-507-9755. APR 20-JUNE 4: South Pacific. Epic tale set during World War II, told with humor, passion, beauty, action-one of Broadway’s most impressive musical scores. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com

APR 21: Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Casino Night. Professional dealers will teach you how to play. Nacho buffet and cash bar. 6-8pm. Windwood of Watertown, W5710 County Rd CW. APR 21: Girls Night Out. Get one of 150 gift bags and fill it with gifts, sales and specials galore! Great prizes, after party at the Cambridge Winery. Portion of proceeds donated to local charity. Downtown Cambridge, cambridgwi.com, 608-423-3780.

APR 21-22: Watertown Players presents Radio Daze Part 3: Oh, Here We Go Again. An original

radio show, written by W.F. Jannke, III. The Market, at 210 S. Water St., Watertown, 7pm. watertownplayers.org

APR 23: World’s Largest Potluck Record Breaking Attempt. Whitewater Fire Department, 262-473-2200.

APR 28-30: 40th Annual Spring Jefferson Car Show and Swap Meet. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, madisonclassics.com

APR 29: Rummage. Johnson Creek.

MAY 2017

MAY 2-3: Jim Brady Trio. They are living proof that

God’s ways are higher than ours, and He has great plans for them! Tuesday matinee arrival 10:30am; Tues and Wed arrival 5pm. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com MAY 6: Jefferson City Wide Rummage Sale. 7am4pm. Maps available at the Jefferson Daily Union. MAY 5-7: Dairyland Classic Dog Show. All breed dog Show presented by Badger & Janesville/Beloit Kennel Clubs. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148. MAY 6-7: Clay Collective Studio Tour. An all clay, driving tour of seven area studio potters, with over 250 years combined experience. Studios and galleries will be open with new work on display. 10am-5pm. theclaycollective.org, 608-423-4507.

MAY 6-8: City Wide Rummage Sale. Palmyra.

Applications available at villageofpalmyra.com MAY 7: Cinco De Mayo Celebration. A day of live music, great food and fun for all ages. 9am-7pm Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. MAY 13: Touch A Truck Bike Rodeo. Emergency and military vehicles, farm equipment, race cars, bike rodeo and bike safety check. Free bike helmets to the first 50 participants. Prize drawing. 10am-12pm. 403 Blue Jay Way, Cambridge, cambridgecap.net, 608-423-8108.

MAY 13: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot.

Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm. 414-507-9755 MAY 20: Concert on the Lawn. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music while enjoying the beauty of the Hoard Historical Museum lawn and garden. 3pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org

MAY 20: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale. Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times. wdtimes.com

MAY 20: Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast.

Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148. MAY 20-21: Watertown Military Show. Watertown Veterans Council’s display of historic military vehicles and airplanes. Fundraising event includes war reenactments, static vehicle display, vendor booths with memorabilia, a USO-style swing dance band and a pancake breakfast. Watertown Municipal Airport, watertownmilitaryshow.com

MAY 25: Summer Concert Series: Rusty Hearts. One Barrel Brewery Roundhouse 5pm with concert at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. MAY 27: Street Dance. Live Music, Food, Dancing. Village Park, 955 Eighth St., Palmyra. 6pm Food, Music 7-11pm.

MAY 27: Bartolotta Fireworks Demo Night.

Village Park, 955 Eighth St., Palmyra. Dusk. Community Band to Perform. Rain date May 28th. MAY 27: Ripley Park Opening Day. Located on the West shores of Lake Ripley, Ripley Park is an 18 acre park privately owned by the Cambridge Foundation and managed by the Cambridge Community Activities Program. 9am. Special events and games all day long! Ripley Park, N4310 Park Road, Cambridge, cambridgecap.net MAY 27-28: Fort Koshkonong Rendevous. An authentic reenactment of life as early pioneers step back in time to the 1800s. Activities include black powder shooting and competition, pioneer demonstrations, interactive oldtime chores, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Rock River Park, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org

MAY 29: Cambridge Memorial Day Parade & Firemen’s Breakfast. Breakfast 6-11:30am at the

Cambridge Fire House, 271 W. Main. Parade at 10:30am, Nikolay Middle School - heads down Main St. Memorial Service in downtown Veteran’s Park immediately following. Sponsored by the Cambridge Historic School Foundation. cambridgewi.com, 608-423-3780. MAY 30: 7th Annual Watertown Art Walk. From the Watertown Arts Council and the Watertown Unified School District. Downtown Watertown.

MAY 29: American Legion Memorial Day Parade. 10am Main St., Palmyra. Service to Follow at Hillside Cemetery, 262-495-2632. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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JUNE 2017

JUNE 2: Jefferson Parks and Rec Free Movies in the Park: Moana. JUNE 3: Lions Club Golf Outing. Lauderdale Lakes Country Club, Palmyra, 262-495-8137.

JUNE 3: Dairy Day at the Moo-seum. Meet local

dairy cows and watch the parade of cows representing seven dairy breeds. Butter churning, cheese tasting, dairy trivia games and barn games. 11am-2pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org JUNE 8-JULY 23: Back to the 50’s. Celebrate the decade that brought us TV dinners, hula hoops, quiz show scandals, talk show legends, and the birth of Rock and Roll. 7 shows weekly Wed-Sun. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com

JUNE 9: Summer Concert Series: The Moon Gypies Free. Bring chairs and a picnic basket. 6:30-

8:30pm. Veterans Park, Main St., Cambridge. JUNE 9: Ladies Night Out. Music, raffles, unique shopping, wine tasting and more! 6-8pm, Downtown Jefferson.

JUNE 10: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot. Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm. 414-507-9755

JUNE 12-JULY 17: Shakespeare for Kids in the Park: Hamlet. Kids 5 and up learn Shakespeare’s most

famous play and have performing in the park in Lake Mills. The play has been rewritten for kids to make it fun, but the main plot, famous quotes and characters are all left intact so the kids will understand and have fun. Mondays, 1-2:30pm, mrspoppysartclasses.com, 920-478-2045. JUNE 15-18: Generals Baseball Fest. Hosted by the Fort Atkinson Generals Baseball team, a Home Talent League tournament spanning four days over Father’s Day weekend. Enjoy family fun festivities from carnival rides to live music, and of course baseball. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson. fortgenerals.com JUNE 17: Garden Walk. 9am- 3pm, Tickets can be purchased at Powers Memorial Library, Palmyra. Friends of the Library Fundraiser, 262-495-4605.

JUNE 17-18: Watertown Agri-Business Club Dairy Breakfast. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at area businesses and include an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Ice Cream, raffle drawings, and family activities are also available. Mike and Anna Gudenkauf farm, N8232 Little Coffee Rd, Watertown.

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of American Legion Beer Tent then watch the annual Town & Country Days Parade in the morning, and bands, food, kid’s rides and more. 4-11pm Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday, until 5pm Sunday. lakemills.org, 920-648-3585.

JUNE 23: Summer Concert Series: Patchoulie Free. Bring chairs and a picnic basket. 6:30-8:30pm. Veterans Park, Main St., Cambridge.

JUNE 24: River Bend Resort 4th Annual Car Show. Open to the public, no entry fee, prizes awarded, drinks and concessions. Show runs from 11am-2pm. W6940 Rubidell Rd, Watertown. riverbendrvresort.com

JUNE 28-JULY 2: Plein Air Painting Competition.

Sponsored by Arts Alliance of Greater Jefferson. 60 artists capture historic buildings, churches, landscapes and the Rock & Crawfish Rivers. Entries judged and available for purchase July 1-2 at Jefferson Area Business Center. JUNE 29: Concerts at Rotary Park. Rotary Waterfront Park-Jefferson, 7pm.

JUNE 30-JULY 2: Independence Softball Tournament. FS Gaming host a 3 day Softball Tournament for Men’s and Co-Ed. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo.

JUNE 30-JULY 4: Whitewater’s 4th of July Festival. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers for an exciting and enjoyable day by the lake.

JULY 2017 JULY 1: Palmyra’s Independence Day Celebration. 2pm Parade at Triangle on Blue Spring Lake Dr. to Battle Creek School House. Trophies Awarded, Free ice Cream for All. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 2.

JULY 4: Waterloo’s July 4th Independence Day Celebration. The day will be filled with baseball, music, great food and activities for all age groups. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. JULY 4: Lower Spring Lake Boat Parade. 1pm on Lower Spring Lake, Palmyra.

JULY 7: Summer Concert Series: All that Jazz Free. Bring chairs and a picnic basket. 6:30-8:30pm. Veterans Park, Main St., Cambridge.

JULY 7: Jefferson Parks and Rec Free Movies in the Park: E.T. JULY 12-16: Jefferson County Fair. Jefferson

County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Avenue, Jefferson. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148.

planes fly in from all over while you eat a great breakfast! Plane Rides and Helicopter Rides Offered. Performance by Community Band, 10am. Palmyra Airport, Hwy 106 (Second Street), 262-470-3057.

JULY 13: Summer Concert Series: Pupy Costello and the New Hiram Kings. One Barrel Brewery

JUNE 22: Thursday Nights at Cravath Lakefront Park. Cravath Lakefront Park-Whitewater, 7pm. JUNE 22: Summer Concert Series: Aaron Williams and the HooDoo. One Barrel Brewery

JULY 14: Summer Concert Series: Oak Street Ramblers. Bring chairs and a picnic basket. 6:30-

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Roundhouse opens at 5pm with concert at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. 8:30pm. Veterans Park, Main St., Cambridge. JULY 15: Lake Mills Arts Festival. This juried art show features a wonderful mix of artists and media, great food, music and kid’s activities. By Lake Mills Main Street Program. Commons Park, Lake Mills, 10am-4pm. LakeMillsArtsFestival.com, 920-648-6721.


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JULY 17-AUG 11: Weekly Farm Camps for Kids.

Morning and afternoon sessions. Do farm chores, harvest fruits and veggies and make farm-to-table foods to eat, learn about nature, create nature journals and farm-related art projects. Chicken butchering demonstration on Aug 11. BeefnBeaks Farm, Waterloo, beefnbeaks.com JULY 19-22: Maxwell Street Days. Store specials, sidewalk sales and more! Main St, downtown Watertown.

JULY 20-23: CD Players Summer Musical: Hello, Dolly. A whimsical story about Dolly, the famed New York

City matchmaker, who receives her toughest challenge yet when rich, grumpy Horace seeks a suitable wife. 213 South Street, Cambridge, cdplayerstheater.com, 608-212-0672. JULY 21-22: Tomorrow’s Hope Fest. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148. JULY 22: River Bend Resort Concert. Jacob Martin, opening for Josh Thompson. $15 per person W6940 Rubidell Rd, Watertown. riverbendrvresort.com JULY 22: Chicken BBQ and Pie Sale. Great Food and Fun. Palmyra Village Park, 10am. 262-495-8137. JULY 22-23: Midwest Fire Fest. Demonstrations of iron pours, pit fired pottery, and a clay sculpture that will be fired during the event and revealed in a performance style art event. A master artist level art show, fire performers, live music and on site concessions. West Side Park, 85 W. Pleasant St., Cambridge, midwestfirefest.com JULY 23: Old Settler’s Day Picnic. Sunday, arrive at 12noon. Event Starts at 1pm Honors One of Palmyra’s Old Settlers. Palmyra Village Park, 262-495-2701.

JULY 27-SEPT 10: Church Basement Ladies.

We watch as the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com JULY 27-29: Rhythm N Ribs. Music, Ribs, and lots of family fun at Rotary Waterfront Park. jeffersonlivemusic.com JULY 28-29: Sidewalk Sales. Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer at this annual sidewalk sale. Stop by the Chamber brat stand for the best brats, burgers and hotdogs in town. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com JULY 29: Watertown Geomania. Enjoy the city as you search for geocaches, solve puzzles, and compete for prizes in the first Geomania. Watertown.

JULY 29: Big Boy Rummage Sale. Bake sale and quilt

raffle. Poulson Farm, N795 Tamarack Rd, Palmyra, 8am5pm. Donations for Leukemia/Lymphoma. 262-495-2439. JULY 30: Blue Spring Lake Ski Club Show. Blue Spring Lake, Palmyra.

AUGUST 2017 AUG 1: National Night Out. Strengthens relationships in neighborhoods, raises crime prevention awareness, and continues relationships with public safety. Riverfront Park, 601 Wisconsin Dr., Jefferson, 920-674-7707.

AUG 2: Joint Concert with Lake Mills City Band. Lake Mills Band Shell, Commons Park, Lake Mills, 7pm. AUG 3: Ladies Night Out. 5:30-9pm. Join us for an evening of shopping, fun, food and flowers! Ebert’s Greenhouse, W1795 Fox Rd, Ixonia. ebertsgreenhouse.com AUG 3: Child Safety Fair. Fireman’s Park, Johnson Creek, 5-7pm.

AUG 3: Summer Concert Series: Beatles Tribute Band The Mania. One Barrel Brewery Roundhouse opens at 5pm with concert at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo.

AUG 4: Jefferson Parks and Rec Free Movies in the Park: Finding Dory. AUG 4-5: Maxwell Street Days. Purchase a brat or

hot dog on Friday, then the fun begins on Main Street on Saturday! Join us for hands-on art activities, great sales in local stores, music, taste local foods and many more events all day long! Whitewater. AUG 4-5: Cambridge Maxwell Street Days. Get the best deals of the year at sidewalk sales overflowing with goodies. Friends of the Library Book Sale. 10am-5pm, cambridgewi.com, 608-423-3780. AUG 5: River Bend Resort Concert. Opening for Josh Cracin is Austin Allsup of The Voice. $15 per person. W6940 Rubidell Rd, Watertown. riverbendrvresort.com

AUG 5-6: 32nd Annual Summer Elkhorn Car Show and Swap Meet. Jefferson County Fairgrounds, madisonclassics.com

AUG 6: Watertown Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream and Homemade Cake Social. Civil War

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uniforms and gowns. 1:30-4pm. Octagon House Museum, 919 Charles St., Watertown. watertownhistory.org AUGUST 8-9: Southern Raised. A group of award winning kinfolk, trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass soaked Ozark Mountains. Tuesday matinee arrival at 10:30am; Tuesday and Wednesday evening arrival 5pm. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com AUG 10-13: Watertown Riverfest. Featuring several national acts along with quality regional entertainment. A Taste of Watertown, Carnival, Craft Fair, Classic Car Show, Fireworks, Half Marathon, 5k, and much more. Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown. watertownriverfest.com

AUG 11: Summer Concert Series: The Driftless.

Bring chairs and a picnic basket. 6:30-8:30pm. Veterans Park, Main St., Cambridge. AUG 12: Fireman’s Festival. Centennial Park, Johnson Creek. AUG 18-20: Spyder Rendezvous. Guided rides, vendors, tech-talks, fish fry, Comedy Show at the Gobbler and Silent Auction to benefit the Road Warrior Foundation. Rob’s Performance, Johnson Creek. joinsoar.com

AUG 19: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot.

Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm. 414-507-9755.

AUG 19: Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show. Food, raffle, music. Palmyra Village Park, 9am3pm, 262-495-2118 or 262-441-9653

AUG 24-27: CD Players Children’s Musical: The Wizard of Oz. A classic story about how a tornado whisks Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to the land of Oz. 213 South St., Cambridge, cdplayerstheater.com

AUG 26: Legion Horse Pull, Craft/Flea Market, Pancake Breakfast. 7 pancakes and flea market. Rain

date Sept 10th. Palmyra Village Park, 262-495-2638. AUG 26: Rhythm on the River. Largest annual Fort Atkinson Chamber fundraising event and an end-ofsummer social gathering for all ages. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and food along the Rock River in Downtown Fort Atkinson. 5pm-midnight. fortchamber.com

AUG 31: Summer Concert Series: The Soggy Prairie Boys. One Barrel Brewery Roundhouse opens at

5pm with The Soggy Prairie Boys to begin at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo.

SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPT 1-3: Gun Show. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148.

SEPT 3: Blue Spring Lake Ski Club Show. Blue Spring Lake, Palmyra.

SEPT 7-10: Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival.

Stock dog shows, shearing demos, sheep shows, The Country Store, quilt show, educational sessions for producers and more. Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com. 920-674-7148/608-868-2505 SEPT 8-9: DorothyFest. A 2 day annual Volleyball Tournament to help celebrate the life of Dorothy Jensen, a long time citizen of Waterloo, loving mother and wife, 62

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advocate for Firemen’s Park and great author. Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave. SEPT 8-9: Stand Tall and Remember. Live music, raffles, drinks, and an amazing BBQ! All profits donated. Marine Corp Aero Park, Watertown. standtallrememberbbq.com

SEPT 8-9: Wiener & Kraut Day Softball Tournament. 2 day Co-Ed Softball Tournament hosted by FS Gaming. Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Avenue, Waterloo. SEPT 9: Wiener & Kraut Day. Sponsored by the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Waterloo Parks Department. A one day event featuring the heritage of Waterloo with delicious Wieners with or without Kraut and Music Festival. Along with a wonderful vendor market and activities for all ages.

SEPT 9: Watertown Historical Society Antique Show. Outdoor antique show accompanied by a

silent auction of quality antique items. 9am-4pm. Historic Octagon House, 919 Charles St., Watertown. watertownhistory.org

SEPT 10: Wisconsin Aviation Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast. 8am-3pm Watertown Municipal Airport.

SEPT 14: Wine Walk Stroll. Participating businesses

offer a 1oz sample of featured wine with food pairings. Sip, shop, and enjoy. 5:30-8:30pm. Tickets at the Watertown Chamber. Downtown Watertown. watertownchamber.com SEPT 14-OCT 29: Elvis Lives. Champions and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, a live band, and exciting and talented singers and dancers. 7 shows weekly Wed-Sun plus extra performances in December. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com

SEPT 15-16: The Story of Hansel and Gretel.

A forty year musical tribute to great community theatre. Jefferson High School Auditorium, 7pm. SEPT 15-17: Gemuetlichkeit Days. Gemuetlichkeit means good times, good fun and good fellowship. The theme for 2017 is Lichterfest “Festival of Lights”. Join the fun and enter the contests going on throughout the weekend. Enjoy great music, German food, beautiful German costumes and a huge parade on Sunday at noon. Jefferson County Fair Park. 920-747-0081, gdays.org SEPT 16: Main Street Festival. Historic architecture and natural beauty serves as the backdrop for exploring galleries, local shops and restaurants and to experience the many diverse forms of the arts. Throughout Whitewater. SEPT 16: Cambridge Fall Fest Fall. Tractor hayrides, scarecrow building, chain saw artist live demo, live music, bee keeping demo, face painting, and the FFA farm animal petting zoo. 10am-3pm in downtown Veteran’s Park, 100 E. Main St., Cambridge, cambridgewi.com

SEPT 16: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale.

Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times. wdtimes.com SEPT 17: Farm-to-Table Dinner and Tour C hef Tyler Salisbery of The Black Sheep of Whitewater will highlight the farm’s food with a five-course meal served under a tent right on the farm. Take the “Folks, This Ain’t Normal” tour to find out how crops and animals are raised using no chemicals. BeefnBeaks Farm, Waterloo. beefnbeaks.com.


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SEPT 18: Spaghetti Dinner/PE Community Band Concert. Palmyra United Methodist Church, 122 N. 5th St., Palmyra, 5-6:30 Concert, 262-378-1523

SEPT 22-24: 40th Annual Fall Jefferson Car Show and Swap Meet. Walworth County Fairgrounds, madisonclassics.com

SEPT 23: Timothy Johnson Founders Float/Hops for History. Johnson Creek Historical Society, 8am. SEPT 23-24: Ebert’s Greenhouse. Quaint and rustic

village featuring artisans and crafters who are delighted to show you their unique specialty gifts and décor. W1795 Fox Rd, Ixonia. ebertsgreenhouse.com SEPT 24: Barktoberfest. Free and fun canine festival and party for you and your dog(s). Vendors, rescue groups, dog demos, lure coursing demo, costume and trick contests with great prizes, food and more. Sponsored by Julie Anderson Photography. West Side Park, 85 W. Pleasant St., Cambridge, 11am-3pm, 608-345-8821.

SEPT 29-30: Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival. A weekend of workshops, speakers, open mic

poetry readings, landmark tours, poetry café and round table discussions with Wisconsin poets. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker. Downtown Fort Atkinson. lorineniedecker.org

OCTOBER 2017 OCT: Haumerson’s Pond Haunted Hike. For a scary

good time, take an evening stroll on a haunted candlelit trail in the woods. Activities include ghost stories and kids

craft activities. Free and open to the public. 6-9pm. Bark River Park, Fort Atkinson. friendsofhaumersonspond.com OCT 1: Fall Festival of Color. Over 150 vendors selling pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts, artwork, and jewelry. Food vending by local nonprofit organizations. Back by popular demand will be the musical group Borderlands. Commons Park, Lake Mills, 9am-3pm. lakemills.org, 920-648-3585. OCT 1-29: Busy Barns Barnyard Adventures. Take 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 minipumpkins and gourds and conquer the four-acre trivia corn maze. Weekends in October. 10am-5pm. Busy Barns Adventure Farms, Fort Atkinson. busybarnsfarm.com OCT 7: Jefferson City Wide Rummage Sale. 7am4pm. Maps available at the Jefferson Daily Union. OCT 7-8: Rock & Gem Show. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148. OCT 7-8: Kettle Moraine Studio Tour. Free Admission, Palmyra, 10am-5pm, 262-495-8003. OCT 13-14: Spirit Tour. Take part in a night of creepy stories on the bus to tour the stories of Whitewater’s past. Control your fear as you enter the tomb of Mary Worth, the rumored leader of the Whitewater Witches and hold your breath as you hear the tale of the Poison Widow. OCT 20: Girls Night Out. Get one of 150 gift bags and fill it with gifts, sales and specials galore! Great prizes, after party at the Cambridge Winery. Portion of proceeds donated to local charity. Downtown Cambridge, cambridgwi.com, 608-423-3780.

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OCT 20: Art on Main Banner Auction. Custom,

hand-painted lamp post banners are auctioned off to raise money for downtown beautification. Lyon’s Irish Pub, 201 E Main St, Watertown. OCT 20: MBU 50th Year Celebration. Marantha Baptist University, 745 W Main St., Watertown. mbu.edu

OCT 20-22: 3rd Annual Harry Potter Festival.

Dress up as your favorite Potter character and join us for a weekend of Quidditch matches, Wizardry, magic and fun. This family-friendly event kicks off with a lighted parade on Friday night. harrypotterfestivalusa.com OCT 21: Artrogeous. A spectacular event combining various art forms and music with dramatic and exciting lighting. Jefferson High School Auditorium, 7pm.

OCT 23: Palmyra-Eagle Community Band Concert. Fairhaven Senior Services, Whitewater, 7pm. OCT 26: Ghoul’s Night Out. Bring your costumed kids

and pets for an evening of sweets, spooks, and laughs! Climb through the giant clown’s head to collect a prize, and visit local businesses to partake in activities such as pumpkin bowling! Whitewater. OCT 28: Murder Mystery Dinner. Fundraiser, Johnson Creek, 5:30pm. OCT 28: Pumpkin Palooza. Main Street trick-ortreating, costume parade, crafts, sidewalk games, crafts, pumpkin lighting, and more. Downtown Watertown. OCT 28: Pumpkin Day. Eagle Firehouse (outsideweather permitting) 12noon.

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NOV 2: Annual Turkey Dinner. Palmyra United

Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St., Palmyra, 4:30-7pm Craft & Bake Sale, 262-495-2540. NOV 4: First Brigade Band Harvest Ball. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the band will teach you the steps. Come in costume or wear modern clothes. 7pm, $40 per person. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., Watertown. 1stbrigadeband.org

NOV 4: Friends of the Cambridge Community Library Art & Craft Fair. Over 90 vendors with

quality handmade merchandise, raffle, luncheon, bake sale, craft demonstrations and live music. 9am-3pm, Cambridge High School, 403 Blue Jay Way, Cambridge, cambridgelibraryfriends.org, 608-423-3900. NOV 4: Winter Arts & Crafts Fair. Shop for one of a kind holiday gifts and treats. Jefferson County Fair Park 9-4pm. NOV 7-8: The Hoppers. Formed in 1957 in the rural-farm town of Madison, NC, the group has grown continuously for decades, touching countless lives around the world. Tuesday matinee arrival at 10:30am; Tuesday and Wednesday evening arrival 5pm. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com NOV 9-11: Maranatha Fall Play. Marantha Baptist University, 745 W Main St., Watertown, 7pm. mbu.edu

NOV 11: Lighted Holiday Parade and Chili CookOff. Featuring music, dancing, a reindeer dash, and a visit

Take a ride to the gorgeous rural landscapes of Jefferson County to 20 different art studios on a self-guided driving tour. 10am-5pm, earthwoodandfiretour.com

from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Following the parade, vote for your favorite chili at the United Way Chili Cook-Off. 5:30pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com NOV 17: Lake Mills Wine Walk. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting and Open Houses in downtown Lake Mills, 5:30-8pm. WhyLegendary.com, 920-648-6721.

OCT 29: Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Parade.

NOV 17-19: Women’s Only Weekend (WOW).

OCT 28-29: Earth, Wood and Fire Artist Tour.

Start at the Palmyra Fire Hall, 3:30pm. Trick-or-Treat to Follow until 6:30pm, 262-495-8316.

NOVEMBER 2017 NOV 2-DEC 23: Miracle on 34th Street. Macy’s

Thanksgiving Day Parade needs a new Santa. Enter Kris Kringle, a sweet and jolly old man who claims that he is the real Santa Claus. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun plus extra performances in December. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com

Designed for women. Store specials, SWAG bag filled with coupons and Ladies Loot for spending at participating businesses, craft fair, event celebration with raffle prizes, entertainment and more! Downtown Watertown.

NOV 18: Mini Bazaar & All Church Bake Sale. 9am-4pm, Community Supper. Palmyra Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St., Palmyra, 5pm.

NOV 18: White Elephant & Church Bake Sale.

9am-4pm, St. Mary Catholic Church, 909 W. Main St., Palmyra.

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NOV 18: Palmyra Holiday Bazaar. , 9am. Palmyra

High School, 123 Burr Oak St., Palmyra. Over 100 booths, all over town, great fun for all shoppers. 262-594-5922. NOV 19: Turner Hall Craft Fair. Two floors of crafts, collectables, and more from your favorite local crafters as well as some new ones. Fresh decorated wreaths, snowman crafts, rustic decor, crochet and knit items, jewelry, and much more. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., Watertown.

NOV 24: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot.

Trap Shooting competition. Food and Soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm. 414-507-9755.

NOV 25: Watertown Holiday Parade of Lights. Parade begins at 5:30pm. Visit Santa in his house after the parade. Downtown Watertown.

NOV 25: Small Business Saturday in Cambridge. One-of-a-kind finds and some of your favorite brands. Browse our new shops and enjoy breakfast or lunch at one of the local eateries. cambridgewi.com

NOV 25-26: Octagon House Annual Christmas Play. Four scene play set in historic Octagon House Museum. Performances from 11am-3pm each day, with a new performance every half-hour 919 Charles St., Watertown. watertownhistory.org

DECEMBER 2017 DEC 1: Whitewater Holiday Parade of Lights.

Hear the marching band as they fill the town with music, and see creative Christmas themed floats as they pass by. S’more roasting and other activities will make for an evening full of Christmas cheer. Downtown Whitewater. DEC 1-2: MBU presents The Messiah. Begins at 7pm. Marantha Baptist University, 745 W Main St., Watertown. mbu.edu DEC 1-3: Cambridge Classic Christmas. Fabulous shopping, free horse-drawn hayrides, visits and photos with Santa, fat tire ride, elf shelf kids activities and shopping, caroling, cookies, strolling Madrigal Singers, magical holiday lights display at Lake Ripley Park, traditional tree lighting ceremony, CAP’s Breakfast with Santa, Pet Portraits with Santa and more. cambridgewi.com, 608-423-3780. DEC 1-3: Gun Show. Jefferson County Fair Park. JcFairPark.com, 920-674-7148.

DEC 2: 22nd Annual Holiday Parade of Lights.

Downtown Jefferson 5:30pm. Refreshments, entertainment and Santa house after the parade. 920-674-4511. (Sponsored by Jefferson Chamber of Commerce). DEC 2: Holiday Open House. Enjoy shopping, holiday goodies, strolling carolers, trolley rides, and hayrides with Santa while finding treasures for everyone on your holiday list. Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at area retailers for a chance to win Chamber gift certificates and the Giant Gift Box. 9am-4pm. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com DEC 2: Children’s Festival. Visit with Santa and enjoy the kids activities. Johnson Creek, 9:30am. DEC 2: Lioness Christmas Parade. Start your Christmas Spirit Early, Main St., Palmyra, 5pm. Chili Sale 6-8pm, Free Hot Cocoa, Cookies and Coffee, 262-495-4279.

DEC 2: Palmyra’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. In Front of Turner Museum, 112 N. Third St.,

Palmyra. Right after the Christmas parade. Refreshments will be served. Palmyra Historic Society DEC 2: Winter Farmers & Art Market. Original and homemade gifts, baked goods, and holiday party needs from local artisans during this one day shopping event. 9am-3pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com DEC 3: Christmas Concert. Palmyra Community Band at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 122 N. Fifth St, 7pm. 262-378-1523. DEC 3: Annual Holiday Parade of Homes. Now in its 24th year, five to six beautiful Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best will be open for viewing. Watertown.

DEC 9: Hoard Historical Museum Holiday Open House. Featuring holiday music and decorations, craft

activities, refreshments, seasonal displays of vintage toys and quilts, and a Gingerbread House Contest. 1-4pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org DEC 9: Lake Mills Winter Market. Over 100 artists, crafters, growers and food vendors are there with their best wares. Enjoy holiday music all day, from live music to popular seasonal recordings. 9am-3pm, Lake Mills Middle School, 318 College St. LegendaryLakeMills.com DEC 9: 6th Annual Lioness Craft Fair. Raffle, food and refreshments. Cornerstone, 300 W Main St, Palmyra. 10am-3pm, 262-903-6983.

JANUARY 2018 JAN 1: Lioness New Year’s Day Breakfast. Full

Breakfast Menu. Squidy’s Sport Bar, corner of Main and Second St, Palmyra, 9am-12:30pm, 262-495-4279. JAN 13: BRITBEAT. A spectacular multi-media event that covers all the great Beatles hits from the early days to the psychedelic era. Jefferson High School Auditorium, 7pm. JAN 27: Lion’s Club Fisheree. Spring Lake, Palmyra. Food supplied by the Palmyra Lioness. Raffle, Fish Prizes, Food, 262-495-8137.

FEBRUARY 2018 FEB 2-3: Knickerbocker Ice Festival. A weekend

full of indoor and outdoor events to connect Lake Mills with its icy past. Fun activities starting with a trivia contest on Friday evening and ending with the fisheree awards at 5pm Saturday. There are fun activities for the entire family during the legendarylakemills.com, 920-648-6721.

FEB 2-3, 2018: Wish I Got It for Christmas Sale.

Get all the things you didn’t get off your Christmas list. Participating stores have special offerings and deals to save you money after the holidays! Whitewater. FEB 10, 2018: Freeze Fest & Polar Plunge. Put on your snowpants and warm clothes and head down to Freeze Fest for fun games and activities. All funds raised help support our Special Olympics! Cravath Lakefront Park, Whitewater.

FEB 10, 2018: Dip for Dozer Plunge into Lake Ripley. Turkey bowling, Kites on Ice & Ice Sculpting at

11am. Dipping & Dipper Costume Contest at 1pm. Dip Awards, Raffles, Food & Music at Rockdale Bar & Grill at 4pm in downtown Rockdale. Proceeds benefit The Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund. Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Road, Cambridge, dipfordozer.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Tuscan smoked trout and prosciutto flat bread pizza at The Trout House at Rushing Waters, Palmyra

AMERICAN Culvers of Johnson Creek 525 Village Walk Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-8420 culvers.com We specialize in frozen custard treats and our famous Butterburgers. We offer seating in-house, on our patio, and take-out or drive-thru service. We offer great food and friendly service! Hours: 10am-10pm daily SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 20

The Heron’s Landing 200 West Milwaukee St. Jefferson, WI 53594 920-675-1650 •heronslandingjefferson.com A full service restaurant and bar on the beautiful Rock River. Warm atmosphere, indoor/outdoor dining, the best Friday night fish fry and Saturday night prime rib. Homemade pizza sauce makes our pizzas a must have! Seasonal drink specials, chef specialties. A great place to host a party or enjoy casual dining. Check out our new wine list. Hours: Closed Mon; Tues-Sun food 11am-10pm, bar 11am-close SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

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Hi-Way Harry’s Steakhouse 710 Glover Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-9999 • hi-wayharrys.com A full service restaurant featuring prime rib, steak & seafood, sandwiches, salads, a wine cave, and an extensive wine list. Hi-Way Harry’s is great for a romantic dinner, casual outing or just a visit to the bar. Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm SEE OUR AD ON INSIDE FRONT COVER

The Lakeview Restaurant at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson 920-563-2823 • www.kmccgolf.com Enjoy fine dining with a casual twist! Whether you’re dining after a round of golf or just looking for a nice dinner with an incredible view, the Lakeview Restaurant is an “off the beaten path” destination. Nestled atop the eastern bluffs of historic Lake Koshkonong, our clubhouse restaurant offers award-winning sunset views and a delectable food and spirits selection. We offer our daily lunch and dinner menu 7 days a week from April through October. Our traditional Friday Fish Fry dinner service is offered every Friday night year round. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 49

Midpoint Eatery 385 Wright Road, Johnson Creek 920-699-9174 • midpointeateryandsportspub.com Enjoy a glass of wine, one of our 17 taps featuring craft breweries or select from our specialty house drink menu as you relax by our soft seating area around the fireplace


or around the outdoor gas firepit. View your favorite sports games on one of our 11 TVs. Variety of pub style sandwiches and appetizers and Friday night fish fry. Indoor and outdoor seating. Meeting room for up to 36. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 21

ITALIAN/PIZZA

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 1727 South Church St., Watertown 920-261-9080 • perkinsrestaurants.com Daily All-You-Can-Eat specials including: Chicken on Monday, Kids Eat Free on Wednesday, Grande Pasta Bar on Thursday, Roast Chicken and Fish Fry on Friday, Grande Fajita Bar on Saturday and Pig Roast on Sunday. Deliveries and carry-out available. Hours: Sun-Thur 6am-9pm, Sat-Sun 6am-10pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

Pine Cone Restaurant 665 Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-2767 • pineconejohnsoncreek.com

Mangiami Italiano 226 South Main St., Fort Atkinson 920-397-7790 • mangiamiitaliano.com Cozy Italian bistro set in a welcoming downtown location. With warm, richly painted walls, dark, well-worn floors, tables illuminated by candlelight and music set to that perfect background level we are the ideal location for a romantic evening out or a relaxing meal with friends or family. Enjoy our delicious dishes and delectable wines. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-9pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 24 hours a day. All food is made to order from scratch. We also offer a made-fromscratch bakery including our famous cream puffs, and eclairs. Open 24 hours all year. SEE OUR AD ON INSIDE FRONT COVER

BREW PUB 841 BrewHouse 841 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater 262-473-8000 • 841brewhouse.com Full menu of salads, sandwiches, incredible burgers, seafood and more. Enjoy great atmosphere and a comfortable bar - just think high-end sports pub. We currently offer a Wheat, Amber, IPA and a Stout beer that we brew ourselves and our 12 tap system always has 4 taps designated to our beers. 841 BrewHouse is the area’s newest triple threat for atmosphere, food, and drink. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 34

Pizza Pit W7655 CTH V, Lake Mills • 920-648-4333 275 W. Main St., Cambridge • 608-423-3600 pizzapitoflakemills.com FREE DELIVERY! Our Pizzas are handcrafted from the finest and freshest ingredients and 100% Real Wisconsin Cheeses, made as you order it, and baked to perfection with tender oven care. Order online! Hours: Sun-Thu: 11am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 11am-10:30pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 24

CAFE/BAKERY Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Cafe 202 Air Park Drive, Watertown 920-261-6554 • coffeepartyinacup.com Where people, food and coffee come together. We’ll help you feel yourself just by holding a mug in your hands. It’s that simple. Let us introduce ourselves along with our family of coffees. You might discover something you didn’t even know you were missing! We offer over 100 types of specialty coffee, a full lunch menu and espresso bar. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm SEE OUR AD ON INSIDE BACK COVER

Salamone’s Italian Pizzeria 1245 Madison Ave, Fort Atkinson 920-563-9217 • salamonespizza.com Authentic Italian cuisine made with the freshest ingredients. Delicious sauces and our famous pizza dough made fresh daily. We offer a full menu in our relaxing atmosphere as well as the spacious bar. Carry out and delivery available. Find us on Facebook! Hours: Sun-Thurs 4-10pm; Fri-Sat 4-11pm; Closed Tues. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Junior Beef Exhibitor Alexis Timmel with her steer after the Jr. Beef Show at the Jefferson County Fair. (photo by Mikayla Kind)

ANTIQUE, RESALE & CONSIGNMENT SHOPS Cambridge

Cambridge Furniture Traders Cambridge Gold & Antiques

Fort Atkinson

2nd Take Five Star Antiques Mall Goodwill Industries The Quilt Patch St. Vincent de Paul Vermillion Emporium

608-219-7921 607-339-1212 920-397-7395 920-568-9313 920-563-8950 262-593-8462 920-568-1266 920-691-6066

Jefferson

Another Round Antiques & Consignments 920-675-0545 Antique Auctions (at Fair Park) 920-674-7148 Jefferson Bargain Fair (at Jefferson Speedway) 920-648-2705 Jefferson Indoor Flea Market (at Fair Park) 262-679-2293 Once and Again Consignments 920-723-9411 St. Vincent de Paul 920-674-4546 Tea and Textiles Quilt Shop 920-674-9017 Twice is Nice Resale Shop 920-674-6868

Consignment Resale Shop

This is FUN Shopping!

Tues 10-6; Wed-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4 Closed Sunday & Monday

251 Parkview Dr. (Hwy 59 Exit), Milton 608-868-3035

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Calamity Janes Opera Hall Antiques Center St. Vincent de Paul

920-650-8560 920-648-5026 920-648-2800

Waterloo

Waterloo Antiques Mall & Artisan’s Gallery 920-478-7379

Watertown

Bethesda Thrift Shop Clara’s Antiques The Closet Hanger St. Vincent de Paul

Whitewater Area

The Corner Closet The Fuzzy Pig Lodgewood Mfg. Civil War Memorabilia Ollabee’s Vintage Market Pickers Market Re-Invintage Rose Reflections of the Past Stand By Me Home Consignment Thrift Shoppe When Pigs Fly

920-261-7030 920-262-2007 920-262-0062 920-261-2691 608-868-3035 262-473-4574 262-473-5444 608-295-0450 262-930-0400 608-669-3570 262-473-6050 262-458-2642 262-473-3138 262-473-2711

ART GALLERIES/STUDIOS Cambridge

Broadwing Clay Studio Cambridge Woodfired Pottery The Clay Collective Glen Cutcher Studio, Potter Little Cabin Creative, Paintings Mystic Earth Designs, Art Scarves and Surface Design Studio Rock Eagle Pottery Rowe Pottery Works Sprout Artisan Marketplace

608-884-8099 608-423-4507 608-423-4507 608-335-9194 608-423-4690 608-423-9517 608-423-7026 608-423-3935 608-492-2140


Treasures Galore!

RESALE - ANTIQUE - CONSIGNMENT Collectibles, remade and well-made 127 N. Main St. Lake Mills, WI 53551 920-650-8560 www.calamityjanes-antiquities.com

Fine new, used and upstyled furniture and art. 214 W. Main St., Cambridge, 608-219-7921 cambridgefurnituretraders.com A shopping experience like no other that has you coming back!

Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 907 W. Racine St. Jefferson 920-674-6868

Estate Sales • Locked Vendor Space Available Consignments Welcome Shop 2 Floors of Antiques and Collectibles 50+ Vendors • 2nd Floor Large Vinyl Record Store Hours: Tu-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-4pm; Mon by Appt.

100 E. Main St. • Watertown • 920-262-2007

Sun-Mon 12-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm 125 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson 920-568-9313 • 5starantiques@charter.net Estate Sales

Tea and Textiles Quilt Shop

Open Daily 10am-5pm, Tuesday 10am-7pm Closed Monday and Thursday

107 S. Main St., Jefferson 920-674-9017

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Atkinson

“Helping our neighbors in need”

Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9-4

1525 Summit Dr., Fort Atkinson, 920-568-1266 www.facebook.com/svdpfort

St. Vincent de Paul Jefferson “People Helping People”

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-3pm

1438 S. Ryan Ave., Jefferson 920-674-4546

109 N. Main St., Jefferson • mlelk@hotmail.com 920-723-9411 • onceandagainresale.com

Cambridge Gold & Antiques

STAND BY ME HOME CONSIGNMENT

Specializing in antique watches, pens, estate jewelry, signs, electric fans, appliances, and general line antiques. Hours: Tues- Sat 10am-6pm, Closed Sun and Mon

143 W. Main St., Cambridge 607-339-1212

Furniture & Home Furnishings Tues. Thurs. Sat. - 10am-3pm Wed. 10am-6pm; Fri. 10am-5pm standbymeconsign@gmail.com

159 W. Main St. Whitewater 262-458-2642

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Wakefield Studio, Ceramics & Garden Pottery 608-423-4065 White Dove Farm, Feltmaker/Fiber Artist 608-884-4301

Fort Atkinson Chroma Art Bar

Jefferson

Derek Hambly Fine Art Studio Terrence Coffman Studio

Lake Mills

Bungalow Jo’s Market (SEE PG 26) Ephraim Faience Pottery Lake Mills Arts Center Wallflower Market

Whitewater

Crossman Gallery, UW-Whitewater Studio 84 Whitewater Cultural Arts Center

920-215-0180 920-723-3893 920-541-2365 920-945-0114 920-648-5269 608-843-3308 920-648-6549 262-472-1207 262-473-9845 262-472-0204

ATTRACTIONS

42nd Dairy Breakfast on the Farm June 17-18, 7am-1pm - Gudenkauf Farm N8232 Little Coffee Rd., Watertown watertownagri-businessclub.com Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, cheese, ice cream, coffee, milk, juice and water. Wonderful raffle items, live band, petting zoo, tractor drawn rides and bus shuttles. Directions: East of Watertown off of Hwy X. Advanced tickets at local Watertown businesses: Adult $7 ($8 at door); Children $3 ($4 at door). Watertown Agri-Business Club.

BANKING & FINANCIAL

Jefferson County Fair Park 503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson 920-674-7148 • JcFairPark.com The Jefferson County Fair Park will host over 100 events this year. This includes an Antique Auction the first Tuesday of each month; Car Shows, Horse Shows, Gun Shows, Dog Shows, Rock & Gem Show, Flea Markets, Trade Shows and more!! See Page 79 for camping information and view our website for upcoming events. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 80

Helping with all Your Personal & Business Financial Needs. 70 N. Main St 100 E. Sherman Ave 910 S. Main St 1505 Madison Ave 320 S. Center Ave 1491 S. Hwy 26 100 Grell Lane 154 Main St

Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Jefferson Jefferson Johnson Creek Sullivan

920-563-6616 920-568-4068 920-568-4071 920-568-8646 920-674-4500 920-674-3010 920-699-6900 262-593-2227

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 10

Madison Classics Held at the Jefferson & Walworth County Fairgrounds 608-244-8416 • madisonclassics.com Madison Classics will host 3 great shows in 2017: the 40th Annual Spring Jefferson - April 28-30, the 32nd Annual Summer Elkhorn - August 5-6 and the 40th Annual Fall Jefferson - September 22-24. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15 70

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BUSINESS SERVICES Jefferson Area Business Center 222 Wisconsin Dr., Jefferson 920-674-9000 • jeffersonabc.com When you come to visit one of our 22 tenants stop in the authorized FedEx shipping center for a tour of all we have to offer: from heated mini storage units, a moving company, warehouse storage, offices spaces and meeting rooms. Not


only will you appreciate the aesthetic nature of our building, you’ll also see our concern for livable working space with the day lighting spine, atrium area, photo voltaic cells and choice of building material. A few not so obvious details: R-62 insulation rating in all the ceilings, geo-thermal cooling from the lower level, state-of-the-art restroom equipment to minimize water usage, recycled water for atrium plants, high quality fixtures and materials to reduce the cost of maintenance and provide relaxing break areas for all the tenants. That means - all electricity (some is even produced by our own photo voltaic system), all heat, all common area maintenance, all bathroom needs, sidewalk and parking care are all provided at no extra monthly fees. Bring your ideas and great attitude. Our staff waits to welcome you and make you sustainable! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

GOLF COURSES

ALSO SEE THE PARKS INFORMATION ON PAGES 40-47 Jefferson Golf Club 913 Golf Drive, Jefferson

920-674-2783

Koshkonong Mounds Country Club (See pg 49) W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson kmccgolf.com 920-563-2823 Spring Creek W4787 Yandry Rd, Whitewater

920-563-4499

Lake Mills Golf Club 800 S. Main St., Lake Mills

920-648-5013

Watertown Country Club 1340 N. Water St., Watertown

920-261-5009

Whitewater Country Club N9035 Hwy 89 S

262-473-3305

Woolen Mills Event Center at the Jefferson Area Business Center 222 Wisconsin Dr., Jefferson 262-352-5759 • woolenmillsevents.com

Windwood of Watertown W5710 County Highway CW, Watertown

920-262-0702

Reserve the Atrium Room, the Hall on the West Bank or the City View Room for up to 350 guests. Let us show you something as old as Jefferson’s History in the textile industry, then we will surprise you with something as new as Photovoltaic panels making our electricity and finish with a sky blue view of the city. All framed in a whimsical pattern of colors, art work and craftsmanship. You plan your event; we will give you the space to make it (a success) (incredible) (extraordinary) (fantastic) (remarkable) (amazing) (phenomenal)! SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 17

Fort HealthCare 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson 920-568-5000 • forthealthcare.com

FOOD, RETAIL

ALSO SEE FARMERS MARKETS ON PAGE 50

Jones Market 601 Jones Ave., Fort Atkinson 920-563-2963 • jonesdairyfarm.com Pick up a little farm fresh goodness at the all-new Jones Market. Featuring Jones Dairy Farm sausage, ham, bacon, liver sausage, Canadian bacon and exclusive deli meats made on-site. Enjoy a cold drink and old fashion handdipped ice cream from the bike path service window. Hours: Tues-Sat, 8am-6pm, Closed Sundays & Mondays Visit the website for seasonal bike path hours SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 10

HEALTHCARE

Fort HealthCare is a health system providing quality health care in an environment of trust, value, and convenience. We serve individuals, families, and businesses in locations throughout Jefferson County and surrounding communities. With a dedicated team of professionals, Fort HealthCare strives to improve the health and well-being of the community. Fort Memorial Hospital Emergency Department & Urgent Care 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson 920-568-5330 Fort HealthCare Advanced Pain Management 1604 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson 888-901-7246 Fort HealthCare Audiology 512 Wilcox Street, Fort Atkinson 920-563-6667 Fort HealthCare Cambridge 704 Katie Court, Cambridge 608-423-1100 Fort HealthCare Center for Women’s Health 650 McMillen St, Fort Atkinson 920-563-8900 Fort HealthCare Dermatology 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson 920-568-1000 Fort HealthCare Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists 512 Wilcox Street, Fort Atkinson 920-563-6667 Fort HealthCare Integrated Family Care 1520 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson 920-563-5500 Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics 1520 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson 920-563-5571 Fort HealthCare Jefferson 840 West Racine Street, Jefferson 920-674-6000 Fort HealthCare Johnson Creek 400 Doctors Court, Johnson Creek 920-699-4000 Fort HealthCare Lake Mills 200 West Tyranena Park Road, Lake Mills 920-648-2391 Fort HealthCare Lake Mills Urgent Care 200 E Tyranena Park Rd, Lake Mills 920-648-3113 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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PLACES TO GO Fort HealthCare Orthopedic Associates 1504 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson Fort HealthCare Specialty Clinic 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center 1504 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson Fort HealthCare UW Cancer Center 250 Doctors Court, Johnson Creek Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center 400 Doctors Court, Johnson Creek

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920-563-7888 920-563-5334 920-563-9357

Matt Kenseth Museum 210 West Main Street, Cambridge

920-699-3500

Octagon House, 919 Charles St., Watertown watertownhistory.org 920-261-2796

920-699-4245

SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS Bark River Woods Historical Society W30087 Green Isle Dr., Hebron

Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society N6264 Hwy Q, Lake Mills 920-648-8575 orgsites.com/wi/aztalan/ or 920-248-9327 lakemills.org/community/lake-mills-aztalan-historicalmuseum/

920-563-4773

Cambridge Historic School Museum 213 South Street, Cambridge cambridgehistoricmuseum.org 608-423-3327 Concord Historical Society W1185 Concord Center Dr. Sullivan concordwisconsin.org 262-593-8099 Heritage Military Music Foundation 504 S. 4th St., Watertown 1stbrigadeband.org 920-262-1864

608-423-3626

Town of Sullivan Historical Society rome-sullivanhistoricalsociety.com 262-563-7171 Turner Museum, 112 N. Third St., Palmyra 262-495-2412 Waterloo Area Historical Society Museum 130 E. Polk St., Waterloo

920-478-8015

\Whitewater Historical Society 301 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org 262-473-6820 Other points of interest: Aztalan State Park, Aztalan C.W. Parker Carousel, Waterloo Fort Koshkonong Replica, Fort Atkinson Governor Peck Marker, Cold Spring Lincoln Marker, Cold Spring Panther Intaglio, Fort Atkinson St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Palmyra

LIBRARIES Cambridge Community Library 200 Spring St., Cambridge

608-423-3900

Dwight Foster Public Library (See pg 10) 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson

920-563-7790

Jefferson Public Library (See pg 17) 321 S Main St, Jefferson

920-674-7733

Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Museum 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson 920-563-7769 • hoardmuseum.org

Johnson Creek Public Library 125 Lincoln St, Johnson Creek

920-699-3741

Karl Junginger Memorial Library 625 N Monroe St, Waterloo

920-478-3344

The Hoard Historical Museum is A Place for All! Explore the exhibits and learn about: • Native American History • Civil War History • Local History • Dairy Past and Present SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 13

L.D. Fargo Public Library 120 E Madison St, Lake Mills

920-648-2166

Powers Memorial Library 115 W Main St, Palmyra

262-495-4605

Jefferson Historical Society Museum 317 S. Main St., Jefferson jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org 920-674-7731 Johnson Creek Historical Society johnsoncreekhistory.com 920-699-2325 Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library and Museum 211 South Street, Cambridge 608 423-4272

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Watertown Public Library 100 S Water St, Watertown Whitewater Public Library 431 W Center St., Whitewater

920-262-4090 262-473-0530

PERFORMING ARTS Cambridge Deerfield Players Theater cdplayerstheater.org 608-423-4442 Cambridge Reader’s Theatre cambridgewiarts.org 608-513-0479


Council for the Performing Arts councilfortheperformingarts.org Our continued mission is to provide culturally valuable, affordable and accessible entertainment. That mission has been accomplished over the many years of continued performances within the community. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16

Tuttle’s Hallmark 104 S. Main Street • Downtown Fort Atkinson 920-563-3954 • tuttleshallmark.com

Fireside Dinner Theatre 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson 800-477-9505 • firesidetheatre.com Browse the unique gift shops, enjoy award-winning cuisine, and top off the evening with one of the best professional theatre experiences Wisconsin has to offer, featuring talent straight from Broadway and the regional stage. Celebrating 53 years of family hospitality, The Fireside Dinner Theatre is a favorite destination for couples, families and tour groups. Seven shows weekly plus Friday Night Fish Fry. SEE OUR AD PAGE 1 Fort Community Theatre fortfact.org Penguin Productions penguin-productions.com 920-285-1986 Rock River Theatre Guild rockrivertheatreguild.com 920-563-9811 Watertown Players watertownplayers.org 920-261-1176

You’ll love shopping our unique selection of thoughtful gifts to celebrate life’s special occasions. Proud to be celebrating over forty years in business, we care about our community and our customers and look forward to helping you. Find us on Facebook! Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 8am-5pm; Sun 8am-1pm SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 12

SCHOOLS School District of Fort Atkinson 201 Park St., Fort Atkinson Jefferson School District 206 S. Taft Avenue, Jefferson Madison College 827 Banker Rd. Fort Atkinson 1300 W. Main St., Watertown Maranatha Baptist University 745 W. Main St., Watertown University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater

920-563-7807 920-675-1010 920-568-7200 920-206-8000 920-261-9300 262-472-1234

SWIMMING

CALL AHEAD TO VERIFY HOURS AND PRICING

Cambridge Area Community Pool Located in the Cambridge Elementary School 802 W. Water St., Cambridge, 608-423-8097

Young Auditorium uww.edu/youngauditorium 262-472-2222

8 lanes and a 13’ diving well. Swim lessons, certification courses, open and lap swim, water fitness classes, swim team and much more! Open year round.

RETAIL SHOPPING

Fort Atkinson Family Aquatic Center Rock River Park (Hwy. 106) 1200 Lillian St., Fort Atkinson, 920-563-7799

St. Vincent de Paul Store 1525 Summit Dr., Fort Atkinson 920-568-1266 • facebook.com/svdpfort

175 foot waterslide, Baby Duck waterslide, Whale waterslide, Watering Palm Tree, Shallow water “beach” entry, 6 lane pool with basketball hoop, 2 diving boards, 3 Jumbo Shade umbrellas, 100+ lounge and deck chairs, sand playgrounds, heated water. Open June-August.

ALSO SEE PAGES 4-39 FOR MORE SHOPPING LOCATIONS

Located on the south side of Ft. Atkinson. Take Bus. 26 to Highland Ave. (next to Shopko), east on Highland Ave., right on Ridge Dr. to Summit Dr. Outstanding bargains on everyday essentials and more, including newly refurbished mattress sets. Proceeds are given back to the community through our mission work. Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5; Sat 9-4 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 69

Jefferson Family Aquatic Center 518 Fifield Avenue, Jefferson, 920-674-7732 Zero depth pool, 148 foot water slide, floor fountains, overhead water raindrop, wooden sun deck, sand volleyball court, wet/ dry sand play area, concession stand. Open June-August. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Waterloo Community Pool Located near North entrance of High School 865 N. Monroe St., Waterloo, 920-478-3511

WINERIES, BREWERIES AND BREW PUBS

Open swim, lap swim and aquaerobics held throughout the year. Open June-September.

841 Brewhouse (See pg 38) 841 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater 841brewhouse.com 262-473-8000

Watertown Aquatic Center Riverside Park (1009 Perry St.), Watertown 920-262-8085 Large zero depth area to enjoy the heated water in depths from 0’ to 5½’ in the main pool. 12’ Mushroom Waterfall, several floor fountains, 216’ waterslide and 24’ dropslide, one-meter diving board and 25-meter lap lanes. Sand playground area, concession stand with adjacent eating areas, sand volleyball court, sun arbors, large deck and grass area with chairs and bathhouse. Open June-August.

Whitewater Aquatic Center 580 S. Elizabeth St., Whitewater 262-473-4900 Water playground, leisure pool, lap pool, diving well, handicap accessible family locker rooms, concessions and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Available for groups and parties. Open year round.

TOURISM CONTACTS Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce 102 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 572, Cambridge, WI 53523 cambridgewi.com 608-423-3780 Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce 244 N. Main Street, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 fortchamber.com 920-563-3210 Jefferson Chamber of Commerce 230 S. Main Street, Suite B, Jefferson, WI 53549 jeffersonchamberwi.com 920-674-4511 Jefferson County Tourism Council enjoyjeffersoncounty.com Johnson Creek Chamber of Commerce 520 Hartwig Blvd., P.O. Box 527, Johnson Creek, WI 53038 johnsoncreekchamber.com 920-699-4949 Lake Mills Area Chamber of Commerce 200 C Water Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551 lakemills.org 920-648-3585 Palmyra Chamber of Commerce 100 W. Taft Street, P.O. Box 139, Palmyra, WI 53156 palmyrawi.com 262-495-8316 City of Waterloo 136 N. Monroe St., Waterloo, WI 53594 waterloowi.us 920-478-3025 Watertown Tourism 519 E. Main Street, Watertown, WI 53094 watertowntourism.com 920-261-6320 Whitewater Tourism Council 150 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 discoverwhitewater.org 1-866-4WW-TOUR 74

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Bent Kettle Brewing 10 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson

920-542-1012

Cambridge Winery (See pg 5) 700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge cambridgewinery.com 608-819-6672 Lewis Station Winery 217 N. Main St., Lake Mills

920-648-5481

Mr. Brews Taphouse (See pg 9) 201 N. Main Street, Suite 220, Fort Atkinson mrbrewstaphouse.com 920-542-1319 Second Salem 111 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater

262-473-2920

Staller Estate Winery W8896 County Hwy A, Delavan

608-883-2100

Tyranena Brewing Company 1025 Owen Street, Lake Mills

920-648-8699

Vetro Winery 1414 Vino Lane, Jefferson

920-674-9650


VENDING MACHINES

COFFEE MAKER

PETS ALLOWED

REFRIGERATOR

FITNESS CENTER

MICROWAVE

GAME ROOM

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

IRON/IRONING BOARD

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

SWIMMING POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

ROOM SERVICE

FULL BREAKFAST

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

WHERE TO STAY

CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Country Motel 608-423-3246

10

$4050

Village Motel

10

$50

Courtyard Inn & Suites 920-563-6444

57

$69129

Holiday Inn Express 920-563-3600 hiexpress.com/fortatkinsonwi

78

$99189

Mile-Away Motel 920-563-6326

16

$4050

River Walk Inn & Suites 920-397-7888

28

$6590

The Villa Inn 920-568-4552

28

$4599

FORT ATKINSON

1680 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson At Hwy 12 & 26 Bypass Intersection

• Complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar • Fitness Center • Deluxe Whirlpool Suites • 2 Phone Lines in Every Room • Frequent Guest Program • Indoor Pool and Whirlpool

• Meeting Space for up to 40 People • Iron and Board in Every Room • Refrigerator and microwave in every room • Game Room • Guest Laundry

• Executive King Suites • Voice Mail/Speaker Phones • 40" Flatscreens with Cable & HBO • Free Wireless High Speed Internet

920-563-3600 • www.HIExpress.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites • 1680 Madison Ave. • Fort Atkinson • Fax: 920-563-3030

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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FITNESS CENTER

GAME ROOM

IRON/IRONING BOARD

REFRIGERATOR

COFFEE MAKER

MICROWAVE

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

SWIMMING POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

ROOM SERVICE

FULL BREAKFAST

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CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

WHERE TO STAY

JEFFERSON

Hilltop Motel 920-674-4610 Rodeway Inn 920-674-4404

28

$3850

41

$65120

100

$89159

45

$65150

43

$5480

4

$325 $1700/wk

JOHNSON CREEK

Comfort Suites 920-699-2800 Days Inn 920-699-8000

LAKE MILLS

America’s Best Value Inn 920-648-3800 Aztalan Fields Guest House 920-988-1910 Bartel’s Beach Cottage 920-648-8421 bartelsbeachcottage.com Setz Motel & Cottages 920-648-5515

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123 East Main Street Cambridge, Wi.

Deluxe Fireplace Whirlpool Suites Indoor Pool • Whirlpool Cable TV • Free WiFi In-Room Hair Dryers, Coffee Makers, Refrigerators Free Continental Breakfast No Pets

608-423-7008 www.cambridgehouse.us email: cambridgehouse@charter.net

• 79 Deluxe Guest Rooms • Free Hot Breakfast Including Pancakes • Event Space for Rehearsal Dinners, Gift Openings & Bridal Showers • Indoor Heated Pool, Spa & Sauna • Fitness Room • Free High Speed Wireless Internet • Free Parking 76

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Off Route 26 - South End of Jefferson One Mile from Jefferson County Fair Park

1456 S Ryan Ave., Jefferson 1-800-972-5530 920-674-4404 choicehotels.com

101 Aviation Way Watertown, WI 53094 Off I-94, Exit 267

(920) 262-1910

gm@hiewatertown.com


VENDING MACHINES

PETS ALLOWED

FITNESS CENTER

REFRIGERATOR

GAME ROOM

MICROWAVE

IRON/IRONING BOARD

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

COFFEE MAKER

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

IN-ROOM WHIRLPOOL

SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

SWIMMING POOL

KITCHEN/KITCHENETTE

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FULL BREAKFAST

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

NUMBER OF ROOMS

Not all rooms have all amenities listed. Ask to be sure.

WATERTOWN

Candle-Glo Motel 920-261-2281

12

$5070

Heritage Inn 920-261-5700

38

$66130

Holiday Inn Express 920-262-1910 hiexpress.com/watertownwi

79

$99159

Nite-Cap Motel 920-261-2452

16

$5065

Super 8 Motel 920-261-1188

45

$65115

Baymont Inn & Suites 262-472-9400 baymontinns.com

60

$69134

Super 8 262-472-0400

50

$64119

WHITEWATER ■

917 E Milwaukee St Whitewater

(262) 472-0400 super8.com

• Newly Remodeled • 100% non-smoking • Located less than 2 miles from UW-Whitewater • Free continental breakfast • Free wireless high-speed Internet • Microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, cable TV with HBO • Children age 17 and younger stay for free in their parents room with existing bedding

- Indoor Pool - Free Expanded Continental Breakfast - Free High Speed Internet - Microwave & Refrigerators in Every Room - Premium Movie Channels - Fitness Center - Guest Laundry - 32" Flat Screen TV's

(262) 472-9400

1355 W. Main St. ~ Whitewater www.baymontinns.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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$149315

3

$150175

3

$90125

3

$85115

4

$115170

5

$104185

3

$99129

6+ bunk

$50100

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ASK

QUEEN BED

KING BED

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

4

ASK

4

$139209

OFF-STREET, ON-SITE PARKING

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

FULL BREAKFAST

$149199

AIR CONDITIONING

8

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KIDS ALLOWED

IN ROOM WHIRLPOOL

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

$125165

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4

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TV

$155175

(CONT.)

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IN ROOM FIREPLACE

PRIVATE BATH

5

SHARED BATH

PRICE RANGE

BED & BREAKFASTS

NUMBER OF ROOMS

WHERE TO STAY

ASK

Cambridge House 608-423-7008 cambridgehouse.us Covington Manor 608-417-9554 Lake Ripley Lodge 1-877-210-6195 Oscar H. Hanson House 608-423-4379 Victorian of Cambridge 847-269-6515

ASK

CAMBRIDGE

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Kosh’s Lake View 920-563-7476 The Lamp Post Inn 920-563-6561 Rock River Inn 920-563-6987 The White Pelican 920-568-8663

ASK ASK

FORT ATKINSON

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Fargo Mansion Inn 920-648-3654 Sweet Autumn Inn 920-648-8244

ASK ASK ASK

LAKE MILLS

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Kettle Moraine Country Inn 262-337-2863

ASK ASK

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WATERTOWN

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$125- ■ Hamilton House 8 199 262-473-1900 $82- ■ ■ ■ Victoria on Main 3 120 262-473-8400 Not all rooms have all amenities listed. Ask to be sure.

ASK

WHITEWATER ■

Come for the Lake Mills Arts Festival and stay the weekend! (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design)

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ACRES

Hebron Campground 262-593-8765

48

6

$25-30 $1,200/ season

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Island Bar & Campground 920-563-2757

25

6

$1,800/ season

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Jellystone Park 920-568-4100 - jellystonefort.com

569

80

$45-169

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CAMPGROUNDS & CABINS

PRICE RANGE

NUMBER OF SITES

RESERVATIONS CREDIT CARDS CABINS DUMP STATION ELECTRIC / WATER SHOWERS BEACH BOAT LANDING BOATS / CANOES NATURE TRAILS BIKING TRAILS PICNIC AREA PLAYGROUND MINIATURE GOLF GAME ROOM POOL RESTAURANT BASKETBALL COURT VOLLEYBALL COURT HORSESHOES FISHING BOCCE BALL HORSES ALLOWED PETS ALLOWED

Not all rooms have all amenities listed. Ask to be sure.

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Overnight/seasonal camping, sleeping & park model cabins, 2 pools, 3 playgrounds, 18 hole mini-golf, activity facility and supervised activities, fishing, store, tennis, water balloon wars, jumping pillow, gem stone mining, skate park, snack bar and dunk tank. Call or visit our website for information/specials. See our ad on the Inside Back Cover. Pilgrim’s Campground 920-563-8122

90

50

$25-28

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Bark River Campground & Resort 262-593-2421

270

120

$26-36

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Jefferson County Fair Park 920-674-7148 - JCFairPark.com

199

90+

$20-40

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Rome Riverside Campground 262-593-8663

125

35

$20

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Sandhill Station State Campground 16 920-648-8774

100

$12-14

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Woodland Beach Resort (Cabins Only, No Camping or RV Sites) 920-648-5513

15

7.5

$500900/ week

98

80

$25-45 $1,620/ season

348*

22,000

$18-33**

350

$50185

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NEARBY

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ASK

NEARBY

NEARBY

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PALMYRA AREA

Circle K Campground 262-495-2896 Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit, Eagle 888-947-2757 reservations 262-594-6200 local info

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River Bend RV Resort 920-261-7505 - riverbendrvresort.com 170

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River Bend is an RV park/campground that features a waterpark and swimming pond. We are located just 7 miles outside Watertown, WI. You can come for the day and use the waterpark and all the amenities, or you can camp for the weekend as well. River Bend also has an excellent restaurant and lounge for all your dining needs. See our ad on the Inside Back Cover.

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NEARBY

Snug Harbor Lakefront Campground W7772-2C Wisconsin Park, Delavan 608-883-6999 Whitewater Lake Campground

257

NEARBY NEARBY

Scenic Ridge Campground (Seasonal /Weekend Sites) 608-883-2920

SNACK BAR

WHITEWATER AREA

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(see Kettle Moraine State Forest)

*56 sites are equestrians only. **Vehicle admission sticker also required www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Area Tourism Contacts E PG 74

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CAMBRIDGE 102 W. Main Street 608-423-3780 cambridgewi.com FORT ATKINSON 244 N. Main Street 920-563-3210 fortchamber.com

JEFFERSON 230 S. Main Street, Suite B 920-674-4511 jeffersonchamberwi.com JOHNSON CREEK 520 Hartwig Blvd. 920-699-4949 johnsoncreekchamber.com LAKE MILLS 200 C Water Street 920-648-3585 lakemills.org PALMYRA 100 W. Taft Street 262-495-8316 palmyrawi.com

WATERLOO 136 N. Monroe St. 920-478-3025 waterloowi.us

WATERTOWN 519 E. Main Street 920-261-6320 watertowntourism.com

WHITEWATER 150 W. Main Street 1-866-4WW-TOUR discoverwhitewater.org


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