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THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE COUNTY

JEFFERSON COUNTY W I S C O N S I N

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OUR 20TH ANNUAL GUIDE – 2018-19 Cambridge | Fort Atkinson | Jefferson | Johnson Creek | Lake Mills Palmyra | Waterloo | Watertown | Whitewater | & Surrounding Areas

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A glamorous but comfortable restaurant designed by Frank-Lloyd Wright protegé James Dresser

920-699-9999

www.hi-wayharrys.com

Open Daily at 11am Serving Lunch & Dinner Sunday Brunch at 10:30am

Restaurant & Bakery

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Pine Cone Travel Plaza

OPEN 24 HOURS EXIT 267 • Intersection of I-94 & Hwy 26

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Extensive Menu & Wine List Featuring Prime Rib, Steak & Seafood Sandwiches & Salads 2 Private Meeting/Party Rooms Wine Cave, Outdoor Patio

I-94 & Hwy 26 Intersection Johnson Creek


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you’d ever expect.

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.

Visit FiresideTheatre.com

for our 2018 Season including Disney’s Newsies and The Little Mermaid, 42nd Street, Church Basement Ladies 2, Grease, and Elf the Musical!

Superb Musicals | Memorable Dining | Spectacular Shops | Fabulous Service

Celebrating 54 Years of Family Hospitality Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 1-800-477-9505 FiresideTheatre.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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Geoffrey Butz of Watertown painting during the Jefferson Plein Air. (photo by Ellen Waldmer)

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P.O. Box 243, Jefferson, WI 53549 enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

Cover Photography Camrock Youth Mountain Bike Club, Sherie Nelson

Beauty and the Beast at The Fireside Dinner Theatre

Whitewater’s 4th of July Parade

Canoeing along the Rock River and the Harry Potter Festival Emily Walsh, Watertown Daily Times

Sunset at the Jefferson Walk Bridge, Margaret Burlingham

Layout & Production JENNIFER ERDMAN, jennifererdman.com Ad Sales

JENNIFER ERDMAN SUE HALL KELLY KRAUSE REBECCA PIPER

County Map

Jefferson County Land Information Office

Hot rod racer Karl Von Neumann sits on his pickup at the Jefferson Swap Meet. (photo by Emily Walsh, Watertown Daily Times)

Elected Board: President TAMMI VETRANO, Johnson Creek Chamber of Commerce Vice President MARIE KOCH, Whitewater Chamber/Tourism Director Secretary KATIE OTTO, Lake Mills Main Street Program Treasurer JANET M. WERNER, Gemuetlichkeit Days Voting Members: LINDA BEGLEY-KORTH, Village of Cambridge CARRIE CHISHOLM, Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce JULIE NORDEEN, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Fort Atkinson LEIGH PRICE, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce KATIE NEWCOMB, Village of Johnson Creek ALISA SMITH, Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce HEIDI DUESTER, Palmyra Chamber of Commerce GABE HABERKORN, Waterloo Parks Dept. ROBIN KAUFMANN, Watertown Chamber of Commerce Ex-Officio AMY LISTLE, Jefferson County Fair Park 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. ©2018 Jefferson Area County Tourism Council. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or reprint of this guide, or portion thereof, without written permission is prohibited.

Fort Atkinson water tower tour. (photo by Shauna Wessely)

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A Gringotts Bank goblin stands at the crosswalk to greet Harry Potter enthusiasts. (photo by Emily Walsh, Watertown Daily Times)

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Aztalan State Park. (photo by Mark Bernhardt)

OUR COMMUNITIES: Cambridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Fort Atkinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13 Jefferson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 Johnson Creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-21 Lake Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Palmyra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-30 Watertown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-35 Whitewater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-39

JEFFERSON COUNTY BY THE SEASON: Spring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Summer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51 Fall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Winter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-55 EVENT CALENDAR: Local Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-63 Rides and Runs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

WHAT TO EAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-73

JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKS: Parks & Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-45 Area Lakes & Ponds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Public DNR Wildlife Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

WHERE TO STAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-79

COUNTYWIDE MAP . . . . Inside Back Cover

Jones Dairy Farm, Fort Atkinson, ham carving demonstration by Chef Shaun Edwards.

John Zorn, Royce Marks, Katie Marks at the Family Hunt Milford Hills, Johnson Creek.

PLACES TO GO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-71 Hidden Treasures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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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 and Sport as well as ski, snowshoe and fat bike rentals in the winter.

galleries, jewelry and more. Looking for a great place to dine? Try our coffee houses and fullservice restaurants. A diverse collection of local pubs and cafes, plus award-winning bed and breakfasts also adorn Cambridge.

THE ARTS AND 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 and art nights. Have a picnic in the park at the summer outdoor concerts. 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 AND 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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CAMBRIDGE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 608-423-3780 • cambridgewi.com


CAMBRIDGE

A specialty store offering eclectic gardening tools, flowering plants, and other fantastically useful goods.

136 W Main St, Cambridge avid-gardener.com • (608) 423-3991

PREMIUM WINES & DELIGHTFUL FOOD

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

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

700 Kenseth Way, Cambridge

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

608.423.2348 • cambridgewinery.com

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

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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 TUES-FRI 10-5 quality clothing for all sizes including missy, SATURDAY 10-4 petites and plus sizes with a wonderful (608) 423-3740 selection of accessories. BackDoor Gifts: Gourmet Kitchen Supplies • Unique Art • Cards www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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FORT RESTORE AND 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 9) 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 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.

music festival August 25th, or dine at Cafe Carpe, Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (see pg 8), and Brock’s River Walk Tavern and Grill which feature regional and national talent.

FEASTS AND FINDS Fort Atkinson offers a variety of unique finds. Discover distinctive shops and restaurants, score a bargain at the Nasco Retail Store and stock up on locally-made meat products and fresh brats at Jones Market (see pg 11). Visit the Farmer’s Market for home grown produce, baked goods and handmade crafts every Saturday, May through October (see pg 13). Then venture on to our “feasting” establishments. Whether you’re looking for an authentic Italian restaurant, a unique smokehouse, a traditional supper club, or a hometown ice cream shop, Fort Atkinson provides many delectable options.

TALENT AND TUNES

PRESERVATION AND PROGRESS

Experience a top Wisconsin attraction and a taste of Broadway at The Fireside Dinner Theatre (see pg 1), where you’ll also get a mouth-watering meal and the opportunity to shop one-of-a-kind gift shops. If live music is your forte, plan to attend our summer concerts in the park, Rhythm on the River

Fort Atkinson showcases a rich heritage through carefully-preserved landmarks and traditions. A must-see is the Hoard Historical Museum and National Dairy Shrine Museum (see pg 10), where visitors can meet a young soldier named Abraham Lincoln and learn about his role

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ATKINSON

From Broadway entertainment and historic lures to scenic recreation and inviting shops, Fort Atkinson offers the perfect mix of big city amenities and small-town charm.

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, May 26-27, 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’seye 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 (see pg 40), and snow shoe, ice skate or cross-country ski at Haumerson’s Pond 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: The Fireside Dinner Theatre, Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous, Driftskippers Snowmobile Club, Glacial River Bike Trail, Paddleboarding on the Rock River. RIGHT PAGE: Downtown Riverwalk, Bronze Sculpture.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

FORT ATKINSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE tourism@fortchamber.com 920-563-3210 • fortchamber.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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LUNCH SPECIALS Starting at $5.99 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm

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201 N. Main Street Fort Atkinson 920-542-1319 mrbrewstaphouse.com

50 EVER CHANGING TAPPERS! $2.50 DOMESTIC PINTS ALL DAY EVERY DAY HAPPY HOUR: 3-6PM MON-FRI $3.50 Craft Beers • $1 off 10oz. Crafts

Jones Market/Mr Brews BURGER OF THE MONTH Includes Fresh Cut Fries or Chips

$7.99

DARTS • AHOLE TOSS LIVE MUSIC • KARAOKE OUTSIDE DECK BINGO MONDAYS MEAT RAFFLE

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

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)


Our elegant and historic building is available for weddings, parties & meetings year-round. Rooms overlook the river with fireplace, patio, theatre, bridal suite and kitchens. Reserve soon.

FORT ATKINSON (920) 563-2222 WATERTOWN (920) 261-4400

SHOP ONLINE 24/7 2riversbicycle.com

211 S. Water East, Fort Atkinson 920-568-1720 | fortatkinsonclub.org Visit us on Facebook! @FortAtkinsonClub

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

The Gathering Barn, a rustic, romantic venue, perfect for your one-of-a-kind wedding day. Enjoy the fun and relaxing atmosphere of the farm for your Barn Wedding, Corporate or Special Event.

“Imagine Rustic Elegance in the heart of Wisconsin.”

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

www.thegatheringbarn.com

Open May, September & October

Join us for Great Family Farm Fun

Get lost in the corn maze, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and don’t forget to feed, cuddle and hug all the new baby animals. Then explore our Acres of Adventures with over 40 fun activities for the Kid in all of us. W7675 US Hwy 12 • Fort Atkinson • 920-691-6742

www.busybarnsfarm.com

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FORT ATKINSON HIGHLY RATED AWARD WINNING ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES

FortHealthCare.com/FindADoctor 611 Sherman Avenue East Fort Atkinson – 920-568-5000 SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER • Open Year Round • MaMa Mary’s Homemade Pies Center open ORCHARDS • Garden May-October FA R M MA RKE T • Apples, Cider, Homemade Since 1948 Caramel Apples (920) 563-8254 • Summer Fruits, Pumpkins, Colored Corn, etc. • Christmas Wreaths

POYER

Open Daily 9am-6pm Closed Sundays Jan.-Apr. Only

323 N. 4th St., Fort Atkinson • CORNER OF N 4TH & BUS 26

A Place for All

www. jellystonefort.com

SEE OUR AD ON THE INSIDE BACK COVER YOGI BEAR and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s18)

Simple Life Country Storellc Farm Raised Beef • Baked Goods • Spices Rolled Butter • Homemade Soap • Jarred Goods 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

Open Year Round – Wed 10-4 – Thu-Sun 10-6 920-563-4469

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• 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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Proudly Serving Jefferson, Rock & Walworth Counties JANESVILLE FORT ATKINSON 608-756-1111 920-563-6616 JOHNSON CREEK SULLIVAN 920-699-6900 262-593-2227

JEFFERSON 920-674-4500 WHITEWATER 262-473-1111

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601 Jones Avenue Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

920-563-2963

www.ShopJonesMarket.com

Jefferson, Rock & Walworth Counties 70 N. Main St. 100 E. Sherman Ave. 910 S. Main St. 1505 Madison Ave. 1400 Black Bridge Rd. 320 S. Center Ave. 1491 S. Hwy 26 100 Grell Lane 154 Main St. 200 S. Fremont St.

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Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Janesville Jefferson Jefferson Johnson Creek Sullivan Whitewater

920-563-6616 920-568-4068 920-5684071 920-568-8646 608-756-1111 920-674-4500 920-674-3010 920-699-6900 262-593-2227 262-473-1111

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Humphrey Floral & Gift Make

and the ATRIUM at Humphrey Floral a “must see destination”!

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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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FORT ATKINSON 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 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

x Rock River BaFuitn!Bo Family, Fishing, ion better select People tell us we have a old ! res sto box of lures than big hickory buildings .com

Open 7 Days a Week! N2290 Rock River Rd. • Fort Atkinson

rockbaitbox.com • 920-691-2602

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Hoagies • Hot Oven Grinders Outdoor Seating • Local Delivery

Celebrating 20+ Years!

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

920-568-1582

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

“The Importance of the Apple” featuring Johnny Appleseed

May 26-27

Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous Fort Atkinson

FORT FARMERS MARKET

15 Years Of Local Goodness

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

Celebrating Jefferson County’s Local Goodness LIVE MUSIC & KIDS PROGRAMS Every Saturday 9am to 11am

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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JEFFERSON

Located at the convergence of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers. Join us for year round outdoor activities. EVENTS

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce sponsors several events throughout the year including the Jefferson County Home Expo at The Jefferson County Fair Park (March 24-25) and the 22nd Annual Parade of Lights (Dec. 1) when Santa arrives at his house for the Christmas season. Gemuetlichkeit Days (see pg. 16) will be held September 14-16. 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 12th) when the 2018 Gemeutlichkeit King and Queen will be crowned. The city of Jefferson will host the 2018 Harry Potter Festival (October 19-21), 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 7-August 30) 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

The Jefferson County Fair (see pg. 80) will be held July 11-15 and the Madison Classics Car Show & Swap Meet (Spring April 27-29) and (Fall September 28-30) (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

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Ron’s Market 132 S. Main St., Jefferson

Convenient rear entrance parking lot MED PACKAGING & DELIVERY

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm - Sat 8:30am-12noon

920-674-5733 - thedrugstoremuellerdrugs.com

Corner of Hwy 18 and County Trunk D Helenville

262-593-5830 SODA • COLD BEER • LIQUOR LOTTERY • DAIRY GROCERIES

Jefferson Café & Pizza Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Join us for Gemuetlichkeit Days! A German-Heritage Festival

September 14-16, 2018 J E F F E R S O N FA I R PA R K , W I

www.gdays.org

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

41stAnnual

SPRING JEFFERSON April 27-29, 2018

Jefferson Cty Fairgrounds 503 N. Jackson Ave Jefferson, WI 33rd Annual

SUMMER ELKHORN August 4-5, 2018

Walworth Cty Fairgrounds 411 E. Court St. Elkhorn, WI 41st Annual

FALL JEFFERSON

September 28-30, 2018 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

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

521 S. Main St., Hwy 26, Jefferson 920-674-6466 www.riversedgemarket.com

Friday Night Fish Fry Saturday Night Prime Rib Chef Specials Daily Pizza Join us for Sunday morning breakfast and see our new expanded patio

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

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317 S. Main, Behind City Hall Turn on W. Linden

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Jefferson

Open Wed mornings and Sun afternoons year-round Open Sat during the summer • Groups Welcome

jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org For appointments, call

920-541-3332 • 920-674-6463 Providing quality, affordable and accessible entertainment in and around Jefferson County. Serving Jefferson County Since 1977

(920) 674-2179 Find us on

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Check out the 2017-2018 season and order tickets online at

www.councilfortheperformingarts.org

One Stop Center for Employers and Job Seekers

Employment Resources • Labor Market Information • Training Apprenticeships • Career Planning • Resource Room

874 Collins Road • Jefferson, WI 53549 (920) 674-7500 • FAX (920) 674-7520 worksmartnetwork.org • jobcenterofwisconsin.com 16

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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!

Travis Tritt Friday, July 13

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

Randy Houser

262-352-5759 woolenmillsevents.com

Saturday, July 14

JcFairPark.com (920) 674-7148 503 N. Jackson Ave. Jefferson, WI

Jefferson Area Business Center

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

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JOHNSON At the center of Jefferson County, Johnson Creek welcomes you year-round with warm smiles, historic trails and waterways, ultimate shopping options, and tasty dining offerings.

Explore Johnson Creek as you discover rich natural attractions, fantastic shopping experiences, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and dream comfortably of your next adventure. Known as the “Crossroads With A Future,” Johnson Creek is Jefferson County’s fastestgrowing community where small-town charm meets big ideas. Located midway between Milwaukee and Madison to the east/west, and Oshkosh and Rockford to the north/south, it is the perfect location for travelers to escape the big city.

ACTIVELY EXPLORE Rich in history and natural wonders, reconnect with Mother Nature’s beauty as you bike along the Glacial River Trail, then hike your way to Aztalan State Park (see pg 25) to uncover ancient pyramid mounds. If waterways are more your speed, bring your canoe or kayak and spend the day exploring beautiful Rock River. Looking for an upland experience? Milford Hills Hunt Club (see pg 20) is one of the Midwest’s premier hunt clubs, plus there are several public hunting grounds within minutes of Johnson Creek. Come wintertime, Jefferson County has over 472 miles of well-marked trails for you to journey by ski, snowshoe, or snowmobile. Be sure to stop by Rob’s 18

Performance Motorsports (Can-AM, Honda, SeaDoo, Ski-Doo, and KTM), John Hartwig Motor Sports (Polaris), or Rock River Power Sports (Yamaha) to fine tune or add to your motorsports equipment. Brought your four-legged friend along for adventure? No problem! You and your furry pal can stretch your legs (and paws) at the 109-acre Jefferson County Dog Park. For an energetic twist at your next family reunion, group outing, or company event, check out Johnson Creek Community Center at Firemans Park and take advantage of onsite baseball fields, tennis courts, ponds, and green space with picnic areas.

SHOPPING AND LODGING Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, A Simon Center, happily invites budget-savvy style seekers to peruse over 60 outlet stores and take advantage of up to 65% off well-known and sought-after brands. Just south of I-94, you’ll also find great brands and deals for you and your home at Wisconsinbased Kohl’s. Next door is Menards to help revamp your home, lawn, or décor with large selections of hardware and building materials. The perfect place to unwind after a full day of exploring, shopping, or business dealing is Comfort Suites Johnson Creek. They pamper guests with

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CREEK 100 lovely suites and offer family and business traveler amenities such as: complimentary fullservice breakfast, a pool/hot tub, family-friendly water park, and 10 meeting areas for your next party or business meeting.

CULINARY DELIGHTS With restaurants to cover any craving, Johnson Creek offers both fine and casual dining options. Visit Hi-Way Harry’s (see Inside Front Cover) for brunch, lunch, or dinner and appreciate the atmosphere designed by James Dresser, a Frank Lloyd Wright protégé. Have an appetite for authentic Mexican cuisine? Try Fiesta Garibaldi for lunch or dinner inside or out on their patio (weather permitting). Or if you want to grab a burger, beer, and the big game, stop by Midpoint Eatery and Sports Pub. Conveniently open 24/7, the Pine Cone Restaurant (see Inside Front Cover) features familystyle dining and their world-famous, made-fromscratch bakery items. When pressed for time, there are also many fast-food options to choose from.

BE ENTERTAINED Make a night of it as you sing and laugh with national musical and comedy touring acts in the historic and newly renovated Gobbler Theater. Or

if you want to watch the latest movie with popcorn and a snack, AMC Entertainment Movie Theater has you covered.

QUICK CONVENIENCE Being at the crossroads of major transportation connections, Johnson Creek provides fast and easy options for getting back on the road. Mobil, Kwik Trip, Linmar BP, and Pine Cone Travel Plaza can serve your gas and driving needs. Need a new ride? Kearns Motor Car Company can help. If your vehicle needs a tune up or major repair, the friendly experts at J&L Tire & Service Center can be of service. If you’re more the do-it-yourselfer type, AutoZone has the parts you need. PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: Biking in Johnson Creek; The Gobbler Theater; Snowmobiling. RIGHT PAGE: Baseball at Firemans Park, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, Centennial Park, Terri Tinsley Exercise Area for Dogs, Milford Hills Hunt Club.

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A 109-acre fenced dog park. 4 Exercise Areas: Area 1: Recommended for Large Dogs Area 2: Recommended for Large Dogs Area 3: Small Dogs Only Area 4: Small Dogs & Medium Dogs and Handicap Accessible Picnic tables, 3 hand water pumps, benches, entrance and exit shelters and parking for 100 cars. Drinking water and restrooms available!

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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

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 25), 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 AND 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 (see pg 24).

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 Rock Lake; Lake Mills Bandstand (photo by Eli Wedel Photo & Design), Wine Walk. RIGHT PAGE: 1935 Ford Cabriolet at Cars and Coffee (photo by Jed Hahn), Lake Mills Winter Market, Ice Carving at the Knickerbocker Ice Festival.

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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 community consisting of both the town and village with a combined population of approximately 2,900. It’s situated at the upper end of the scuppernong river near the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which consists of more than 20,000 acres of hills, lakes, prairie and forest. Enjoy many skiing, biking, and hiking trails throughout the forest. Camping enthusiasts will enjoy Circle K Campground (see pg 27) as well as many horse trails for riders. The Turner Museum and Mckenzie/ Carlin House welcomes people searching for the history of Palmyra. Sheppard’s Flooring, Taft Square, Affordable Hair Care, Squidy's Bar (see pg 27), the Cornerstone Bar/Palmyra Bowl, Subway and Powers Memorial Library are all within walking distance while Heidi’s Hobbies Floral is just 3 miles north of town. Palmyra offers many fine organizations to join such as Palmyra Lions, Palmyra Lioness, Thomas Holcomb American Legion Post 304, Palmyra Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club, Palmyra United Methodist Church and Friends of the Powers Memorial Library. If it’s insurance or banking needs you have, contact Banco Insurance Agency, Deb Ball Insurance or First Citizens Bank (see pg 38). 26

Need car repairs or routine maintenance, stop by Dan's Auto Repair or K&D Auto Repair. Perhaps you’re looking to relocate to Palmyra? Let Fort Real Estate Company or Shorewest Realtors help you with finding the perfect property. Maybe you’re just looking for something fun to do. We have the Father's Day Breakfast at the airport, Ice Fisheree on Spring Lake in January, the Street Dance and Fireworks Memorial Day weekend at the Village Park, our Annual Classic Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show held the 3rd Saturday in August, the Annual Horse Pulls Labor Day weekend also at the village park, the Annual Holiday Christmas Parade the first Saturday in December and the Holiday Craft at Cornerstone the 2nd Saturday in December. PHOTOS: (clockwise) Fishing at Rushing Waters; Standard Process organic farm; The Palmyra Airport; Lions Club Chicken BBQ, Main Street shopping and good eats!

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

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

Visit Waterloo, population 3,334. 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 AND 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 107-yearold C.W. Parker Carousel. This city treasure, 28

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 5th and 6th. 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 2018 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

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on the second weekend in September. Take it all in on September 8th at Firemen’s Park and throughout Waterloo

HISTORIC AND 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. Open from Memorial Day through mid-September, Sundays 1 to 4pm Call 920-478-8015 for more information.

GET A BITE TO EAT Finding a friendly, casual bite to eat at a home-grown Waterloo restaurant is easy. The Eastside Diner and MT Bar offer daily specials. Scott Hartwig is behind the grill at Hartwig’s Diner making it fast, fresh and delicious. And yes, Jim’s Cheese Pantry and Café 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 and Bandstand during Summer Concerts in the Park, Jim’s Cheese Pantry, Trek Headquarters.

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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 MayOctober with guided tours. Don’t miss the Octagon House Ice Cream Social with 1st Brigade Band Concert held every August, and the Antique and Art Show held in September. Nine walking/driving tour brochures guide you through historic neighborhoods, commercial districts, highlighting historical architecture, ghost signs and murals, and local haunting legends. The brochures 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, a 21-hole Frisbee golf course, skate park, fishing areas, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, ice skating, cross country skiing, and playgrounds are 32

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, get creative at Set-Apart-Art, or have some fun at Skate Express Family Roller Rink. Visitors may also take a coffee class at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters (see Inside Back Cover), learning how to roast, grind, and brew the perfect cup of coffee.

ART, ANTIQUES AND SHOPPING GALORE! Our 9-block historic downtown makes for a memorable shopping experience whether you fancy boutiques, 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 to 12pm, with a 2nd weekly Farmers Market held each Thursday (August through October), in the parking lot of the Watertown Public Library on Water St. from 3-6pm.

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Try one of the “Best 101 Burgers in America” at Zweig’s Grill or favor a true Wisconsin dining experience at Elias Inn or Donny’s Girl (see pg 35), both excellent supper club choices! Other choices for dining in Watertown include: Sprecher’s Restaurant and Pub (see pg 34), Amados, El Mariachi, Two Sisters Café, Sake House Japanese Restaurant, and so many more. Many offer excellent facilities for groups and parties. Specialty coffee shops are always a favorite and offer more than just coffee, including jewelry, books, coffee accessories, and fresh ingredient menu items. Get your first cup at Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, Tribeca Gallery Café and Books, or Latte Donatte. To complete your dining experience, a stop at Watertown’s iconic Mullen’s Dairy Bar is a must!

Each year, Watertown is host to over 50 public events and festivals. Riverfest (see pg 60) is a FREE four-day music festival 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. 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, Christmas Parade of Lights, visits with Santa and so much more! PHOTOS: LEFT PAGE: 1st Brigade Band, Octagon House at night (photo by Scott Hainstock). RIGHT PAGE: Watertown Airport, Kayaking, Waterslide (photo by Watertown Park & Rec), Tour da Goose Bike Ride, Riverfest.

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 enjoys the privilege of being home base for The 1st Brigade Band, a nationally known Civil War era band which plays 19th century music on period instruments.

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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 Whitewater is now an Ice Age Trail Community, we will be celebrating with a ribbon cutting and presentation of the new Ice Age kiosk on May 6th. We will be sponsoring at least two large events each year a long with weekly hikes. The two events will take place on June 2nd for National Trails Day and September 29th on National Lands Day. This venture works well with Whitewater’s Bird Watching Community. Many birds can be spotted along the hike. The hikes will also promote exercise and better health. 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 36

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).

BEAUTY As the gateway to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater provides opportunities to experience the peacefulness of rolling hills and beautifully clear lakes during the day then dine in a fine restaurant and enjoy a world-class performance at night. You are a short walk 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 (September 15th), where the downtown area comes alive with artists of all ages painting the streets and playing music for all to hear.

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Many free entertainment opportunities exist throughout the year from a Saturday evening on Whitewater Lake watching the Minneiska Ski Show to a Thursday evening 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. The annual Spirit Tour, October 12-13, explores 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 ww4th.com

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! 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, 4th of July Parade. RIGHT PAGE: Whitewater City Market, Maxwell Street Days, Ghoul’s Night Out, Ice Age Trail, Polar Plunge at Freeze Fest, Historic Train Depot (courtesy Dave Saalsa).

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. The University will be celebrating it’s 150th anniversary of higher education.

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 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 on-road 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 state trails. Annual fee: 40

Ice Age Trail

$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.

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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!

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.

THE GLACIAL HERITAGE AREA (GHA)

CAMROCK PARK

The GHA is a network of parks, wildlife and natural areas, historic and cultural sites, waterways and preserves – all connected by trails

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, cross-country 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 amenities and services.

Lake Ripley and Ripley Park on the far West side of Cambridge - a beautifully groomed and maintained 500-ft. beach. (photo by Chad Holpfer)

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STATE PARKS

W7664 Island Road, Waterloo Southern Unit - Eagle

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Glacial Drumlin State Trail 1213 S. Main Street, Lake Mills

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Altpeter Park

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W7786 Lamp Rd, Fort Atkinson; 1 block East of North Shore Rd at Lake Koshkonong

Burnt Village Park

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, 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

SKATE PARK

125

PET EXERCISE AREA

ICE SKATING RINK

CAMPING

22,000

Sandhill Station State Park

OPEN AREA

Kettle Moraine State Forest

LAKE / POND / RIVER

DISC GOLF

SNOW SHOEING

175

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Holzhueter Farm State Park

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BALL DIAMONDS

RESTROOM

BIKING

DRINKING WATER

TRAILS

GRILLS

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N6263 Co Rd Q, Jefferson

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

RESTROOM

Welcome Travelers Park

DRINKING WATER

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

GRILLS

Rome Pond Park

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Haumerson’s Pond at Bark River Park Barrie Park Bicentennial Park Endl Park Jones Park Klement Park McCoy Park Memorial Park Ralph Park Rock River Park

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Firemans Park Veteran’s Park Bell Park Centennial Park

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Bartels Beach Brookstone Park Commons Park East Lakeland Heights Faville Park 2 Memorial Park Millpond Area Rotary Park Sandy Beach Tyranena Park Wallace Park Wetland Park

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Brandenstein Park Brandt-Quirk Clark Park Deer Trail Park East Water Street Park Fannie P. Lewis Park Grinwald Park Hunter Oaks Park Kalota Park Lincoln Park MaryRose Park Pet Exercise Area Riverside Park River Walkway Schaller Park Silver Creek Skateboard Bike Park Timothy Johnson Park Tivoli Island Park Union Park Veteran’s Memorial Washington Park

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Big Brick Park Brewery Hill Park/Armory Clay Street Nature Park Cravath Lakefront Park East Gate Park Flat Iron Park Meadowsweet Park Mill Race Park Minneiska Park Moraine View Park Optimist Turtle Mound Park Ray Trost Nature Preserve Skyway Park Starin Park Trippe Lake Park Walton Oaks Park Whitewater Creek Recreation Area Whitewater Effigy Mounds Preserve

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Whitewater

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Rome

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Johnson Creek

SP

Concord

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Reservoir Fort Atkinson

Heiden Pond

Watertown

Hoopers Millpond

12

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Hope Lake

142

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Mud Lake

30

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BF BARRIER-FREE BOAT RAMP. Sites have a boarding dock or means of wheelchair access to boats. BR BOAT RAMP. Sites have a defined public boat launching facility which may or may not have parking. BW BARRIER-FREE WILDERNESS ACCESS. Sites have a firm surface to gain access to the water, but no special piers or ramps. 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. P

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Cravath Lake

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Blue Spring Lake

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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.

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FISHING

WILDLIFE VIEWING

BIRD WATCHING

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

CAMPING

BERRY PICKING

BIKING

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

HIKING

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ACRES

HABITAT

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PUBLIC DNR WILDLIFE AREAS

Jefferson Marsh Waterfowl, pheasants, Diverse wetland ranging 3,328 • • • • • • • • • • Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, from open water marsh in the squirrels, rabbits, south to a 900 acre tamarack turkeys, cranes, 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. Koshkonong Waterfowl, pheasants, High quality deep water 846 • • • • • • • • • • 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. Lake Mills Waterfowl, pheasants, Open water marsh, large 2,644 • • • • • • • • • • • • 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. Prince’s Point Waterfowl, pheasants, Mostly bottomland 2,329 • • • • • • • • • • 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 2,390 • • • • • • • • • • Wildlife Area furbearers, deer, open water cattail marsh squirrels, rabbits, surrounded by rolling turkeys, cranes, hills covered with upland grassland and hardwoods like oak and woodland songbirds. hickory. Interspersed in the 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. Waterloo Waterfowl, pheasants, Open water marsh, sedge 4,006 • • • • • • • • • • Wildlife Area turkeys, deer, meadow, fens (including a squirrels, rabbits, state natural area), lowland 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

Families Enjoying Madison Classic’s Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show. (photo by Erick Esse )

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 and a great post-race party on March 17th 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. Your home remodeling projects can get a jump start at the Jefferson County Home Expo at the Fair Park on March 24-25. The Easter Bunny hops in the end of March 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, drawings and a fabulous after-party on April 20th. Come to one of the midwest’s largest swapmeets and car shows at the Jefferson County Fair Park hosted by Madison Classics on 48

April 27-29 (see pg 15). You can buy and sell cars or finally get those hard to find car parts you’ve been looking for. Also for the car enthusiast is Cars and Coffee held the first Sunday of every Month on Church Street in Lake Mills, 8-11am. It’s a great place for friends to gather and talk cars! As we head into May, celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Waterloo at Firemen’s Park May 5-6. The end of spring is marked by Memorial Day which is on May 28th this year. The weekend will be filled with parades and events throughout the county including Ripley Park Opening Day on May 28th in Cambridge and Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous on May 26-27 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.

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JEFFERSON ROCK RIVER COMMUNITY GARDENS If you have limited outdoor space, rent a garden plot to grow your own fresh food and enhance your health a the same time. The Community Gardens are located at West Riverview Drive and Garity Street in Jefferson. For more information, call the Jefferson Recreation Department at 920-674-7720. Spring is also the start of Farmer’s Markets and Farm Stands! Pick your own strawberries at Jelli’s Market (see pg 53) and stroll through all the packed greenhouses for your spring flowers at Ebert’s Greenhouse Village (see pg 34) in Ixonia.

W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson

920-563-2823 • www.kmccgolf.com

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 madisonaudubon.org/youth-education/ for area activities, bird walks and more.

GOLFING

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

Jefferson County has more golf courses to choose from than ever before and the number of holes keeps expanding (see pg 68). 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 incredible county. Be sure to also stop in at KMCC’s Lakeview Restaurant (see pg 72) after (or instead of) your round of golf for a great meal and a great view.

Brooks and his doggies, Goose and Charley, getting some exercise at the Jefferson County Dog Park. (photo by Amanda Wallace)

Maddy Garvey picks strawberries for a customer at Jelli’s Market.

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SUMMER

Midwest Fire Fest, Cambridge July 28-29 (photo by Andrew Wallman)

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! Get a farm tour of Rushing Waters in Palmyra to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of our country’s leading producers of Rainbow Trout complete with hands-on activities.

Rushing Waters,Farm Tour, Palmyra

Many other 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

Jefferson

June 7 - Oct 4

Corner of S. Center Ave and E. Racine St.

Thursdays

12-5pm

Sundays

7am-12pm

Jefferson Speedway Lake Mills

May - Oct

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills

Wednesdays 2pm-6:30pm

Watertown

May - Mid Nov

Riverside Park Parking Lot (850 Labaree St.)

Tuesdays

7am-12pm

Garden Tales Farmers Aug - Oct Market Watertown

Watertown Public Library (Water St.)

Thursdays

3-6pm

Waterloo

May-Oct

100 Block S. Monroe Street

Sundays

Midday

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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FARMSTANDS, FARM STORES AND SPECIALTY STORES NAME

WHEN

WHERE

BeefnBeaks Farm

Open year round

N8248 Hwy O

Waterloo

Busy Barns Adventure Farm

Open year round

W7675 US Hwy 12

Fort Atkinson See pg 9

Esther Schroeder Farmstand

June - Oct

W. Main St., across from United Community 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 and 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 10

Rivers Edge Farm Market

Open year round

843 S. Whitewater Ave.

Jefferson

Schuster’s Playtime Farm

Sept - Oct

1326 Hwy 12 and 18

Deerfield

Simple Life Country Store Amish / Specialty Store

Open year round

N2795 Ebbert Lane

Fort Atkinson See pg 10

Straubhaar’s Farmstand

May - Oct

47 Canal Road

Waterloo

TOP SUMMER EVENTS Bring chairs and a picnic basket as you enjoy Local outdoor concerts in Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson and Waterloo under the stars. The city of Jefferson celebrates it’s Going Outside event June 1-2 with water sports, food, music and a movie in Rotary Park. Town and Country Days offers carnival rides, plenty of food and drinks, a beer tent with live music and the famous Legion slider mobile in Commons Park, Lake Mills on June 21-24. The Lake Mills Arts Festival, July 21, is a juried art show that features a wonderful mix of artists and media, great food, music and kid’s activities. Watch up to 30 artists throughout Jefferson for the painting competition Plein Air, June 27-29. Artists will submit up to three paintings each for judging and sale at the Woolen Mills. artinjefferson.com A truly unique event, the Midwest Fire Fest in Cambridge July 28-29 features all things fire including pit fired pottery, clay sculptures, fire performers and live music at West Side Park.

SEE AD

See pg 53

See pg 16

Watertown Riverfest in Riverside Park on August 9-12, is a FREE 4-day festival that draws over 25,000 people to the event! It features national acts, A Taste of Watertown, carnival rides and games, craft fair, car show, roving acts, and more. watertownriverfest.com Rhythm on the River in downtown Fort Atkinson on August 25th is an end-of-summer social gathering for all ages. Enjoy live music, dancing, and food along the Rock River. Experience Brew with a View at the Hilltop Pavilion at Korth Park in Lake Mills June 14, July 19 and August 23 from 5pm to 8:30pm. It will be reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten with a modern twist. Enjoy a great outdoor space with picnic tables and fresh air where patrons can gather to sip a variety of locally brewed craft beers and house-made Root Beer from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal in a family-friendly environment. But rather than polka and pretzels, each Brew with a View will host more eclectic flavors. tyranena.com www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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FALL FALL IS FESTIVAL TIME! As summer is to boaters and swimmers, autumn is to those who love festivals! From pumpkin carving and hay rides to art exhibits and specialty events, you’ll find a number of activities throughout the county including Cambridge’s Fall Fest at Veteran’s Park September 15th, Lake Mills’ Fall Festival of Color in Commons Park October 7th and Downtown Watertown’s Pumpkin Palooza October 27th. Art lovers will be drawn to the Main Street Festival in Whitewater on September 15th where they can explore galleries, local shops and restaurants. The Earth, Wood and Fire Artist Tour on October 27-28 features a scenic Wisconsin drive that highlights our local talented artists. earthwoodandfiretour.com. Enjoy the outdoor market fair, great food and live music at Wiener & Kraut Days September 7-9th in Waterloo Firemen’s Park. The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival (see pg 61) in Jefferson on September 7-10 welcomes people of all ages to enjoy exceptionally smart Border collies bossing sheep, sheep shearing demonstrations, and a Country Store with everything from yarn to spinning wheels to animal supplies. wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com 52

Downtown Scarecrow Contest at Pumpkin Palooza, Watertown

One of the premier fall festivals in Jefferson County is Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson (see pg 16). The festival’s goal is to build spirit and unity by celebrating our community’s German heritage in a family friendly atmosphere. Three days of fun September 14-16 celebrating this year’s theme Jeder Liebt Eine Parade (translated to Everyone Loves a Parade) at the Jefferson County Fair Park. gdays.org Over 1,700 bike riders converge September 15th for the Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride in Lake Mills. Live music, lots of food and plenty of beer flow when the wheels return to home base at Tyranena Brewing Company. Friendly dogs and their humans are invited to attend Barktoberfest September 30th in Westside Park in Cambridge for costume and 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. Jefferson will be hosting the 4th Annual Harry Potter Festival, October 19-21. Festivities begin with a lighted parade on Friday night

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

Get lost in the corn maze, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and don’t forget to feed, cuddle and hug all the new baby animals. Then explore our Acres of Adventures with over 40 fun activities for the Kid in all of us.

Open May, September & October N5648 S. Farmington Rd., Helenville www.jellismarket.com

Join us for Great Family Farm Fun

262-593-5133

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

and will continue throughout the weekend. harrypotterfestivalusa.com Last but not least, enjoy a wine-sipping downtown stroll in Lake Mills for the Wine Walk on November 16th and Jefferson’s Outdoor Winter Market on November 24th.

and exciting kids activities like a scavenger hunt and lawn jenga, a corn maze and a farm animal tour. Many of the activities are free so be sure to make this a stop on your tour of the county! Jefferson County is rich with farm stands and farm stores (see pg 51). Visit Simple Life Country Store (see pg 10) in Fort Atkinson for their farm grown produce and beef as well as products made on Wisconsin Amish farms.

Ask about our tours for Daycares, Preschools & Girl Scouts

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 and Busy Barns Adventure Farm in Fort Atkinson (see above) are great places for kids of all ages in fall. In addition to your standard fall fare, they also have unique Jones Market staff and Pork Chop Jones at their Market Masquerade event

www.busybarnsfarm.com

SPOOKY TIMES Whitewater’s 5th annual Spirit Tour (October 12-13) 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. It’s a must-see and unique event! whitewaterchamber.com Whitewater’s Spirit Tour

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WINTER TOP WINTER EVENTS DECEMBER 2018 - FEBRUARY 2019 Looking for a taste of summer in the middle of winter? For all of your holiday shopping needs, visit Fort Atkinson on December 1st for the Merchants Holiday Open House and Winter Farmers and Arts Market. Then on December 8th, head to Lake Mills for their Winter Market. A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local meats, greens, honey, bread, cheese, baked goods and more at the Mini-Winter Farmers Market held the first Saturday, January through April in Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com Partake in a full schedule of frozen activities at the Knickerbocker Ice Festival in Lake Mills’ Commons Park on February 1-2, 2019. 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 9th. The event raises money for the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship 54

Dip for Dozer, Cambridge

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

SLEDDING 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 at the top of the hill adjacent to the shelter at Korth County Park. The Park is located off of CTH S at the end of Korth Lane, west 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

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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. The newly built warming house at Haumerson’s Pond is a must see, providing shelter and restrooms. Play a pick-up game of hockey or ice skate at your leisure. Nearly 3 miles of trails offer snow shoeing and hiking. Rentals available at 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoor 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 for 2 miles following along the parks spring fed pond, grasslands, wetlands, and prairies. Korth County Park currently has over 2.25 miles of groomed trails along the shore of Rock Lake and through the restored savanna, prairies and woodlands. 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 Annual Global Fat Bike Day at Terri Tinsley Dog CamRock Cafe & Sport, Cambridge

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. 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.

ICE FISHING Jefferson County has great lakes to enjoy in the winter. Visit Lake Koshkonong in Fort Atkinson, Rock Lake in Lake Mills, Lake Ripley in Cambridge, Red Cedar Lake near Cambridge, Mud Lake near Lake Mills, Lower Spring Lake in Palmyra, and the Rock River throughout Jefferson County.

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 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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LOCAL EVENTS The Harry Potter Festival, Jefferson County Fair Park. (photos by Emily Walsh, Watertown Daily Times)

ONGOING

JAN-APR: Mini-Winter Farmers Market. A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local meats, honey, cheese, baked goods and more. Held the first Saturday of the month. Fort Atkinson Club, Downtown Fort Atkinson, 9am-12pm, fortfarmersmarket.com FEB 22 - APR 8: Disney’s Newsies. A tale of a newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged “newsies,” who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com

MAR-NOV: Palmyra Fish & Game Club Meat Shoot. Trap shooting competition, food and soda. Palmyra Village Park, 10am-3pm, 414-507-9755

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

an evening with friends for concerts in the park. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson, 6-8:30pm, facebook.com/FASummerCharityConcerts MAY-SEPT: Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights. Featuring vintage cars, music, food and fun. Held the second Monday of the month. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson, 5:30-8:30pm, kentsbigbar.com/id2.html

MAY 5 - OCT 27: Whitewater Farmer’s Market.

Fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade crafts and baked goods. Winchester True Value parking lot, 1415 W. Main St., Saturday Mornings 8am-12 noon, rain or shine. MAY-OCT: Fort Farmers Market. Farmers and arts vendors provide shoppers with local and seasonal produce, meats, cheese, honey, baked goods, crafts, jewelry and more. Saturdays across from the Post Office. Downtown Fort Atkinson, 8am-12pm, fortfarmersmarket.com MAY-OCT: Cars and Coffee. 1st Sunday of every month, 8am-11am, Church St, Downtown Lake Mills, carsandcoffeelm.com

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MAY-OCT: Lake Mills Farmers’ Market.

Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills, 2-6:30pm, LakeMillsFarmersMarket.com MAY-OCT: Historic Water Tower Tours. 1901 Water Tower Open House tours sponsored by the Fort Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission. Held the first Saturday of the month. Corner of S. High and S. Fort Street, Fort Atkinson, 10am-12pm, fortpreserves.org

JUNE-AUG: Fort Atkinson Community Band Concerts. Sit back and enjoy music by

the community band in the park. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson. Monday nights at 6:30pm, fortatkinsoncommunityband.org/concerts.shtml

JUNE-AUG: Johnson Creek Summer Reading Program. The library features fun incentives, programs,

and contests throughout the summer to keep the love of reading alive. Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St, Johnson Creek, johnsoncreeklibrary.org JUNE-SEPT: Aztalan Free Public Tour. Sundays, 2pm (weather permitting), Aztalan State Park, aztalanfriends.com

JUNE 7 - OCT 4: Jefferson Farmer’s Market. Seasonal and local produce, honey, salsa, cheeses, spices, crafts and more. Thursdays 12-5pm, City Center Parking Lot at South Center Ave. and East Racine St. jeffersonwis.com

SUMMER: AquaGladiators at Jefferson Family Aquatic Center. New this year, an inflatable aqua park water feature in the pool every other Wednesday, 1-5pm and the 2nd Friday of June/July/August, 5:30-7pm. Come and try your skills on the Aquaglide Challenge Track.

MARCH

MAR 20-21: The Browns. The musical stylings of

Shelly, Michaela, Adam, and Andrew deliver the powerful message of the gospel through word and song that engages audiences of all ages. Tuesday matinee arrival

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please visit enjoyjeffersoncounty.com/events to verify dates and times of each event. at 10:30am; Tuesday and Wednesday evening arrival 5pm The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com

MAR 21: Mary Hoard Art Show Opening Reception: Part 1. Art on display from Fort Atkinson

School District students and homeschool students, from kindergarten to 8th grade. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson, 6:30-8pm, hoardmuseum.org MAR 24-25: Jefferson County Home Expo. Visit with a variety of home builders, remodelers, decorators and more! Free demonstrations on furniture, painting, upcycling flea market finds and more. Jefferson County Fair Park, jeffersonchamberwi.com MAR 31: Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt. Hunt for eggs and prizes. Palmyra Village Park, 10am, 262-495-8137

MAR 31: 2nd Annual Waterloo Parks Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 10am, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

APRIL

APRIL 12-14: The Music Man. Maranatha Baptist

University spring musical. 745 W Main St., Watertown, 7pm, mbu.edu APRIL 12 - MAY 27: 42nd Street. A celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com APRIL 20: Girls Night Out. Drawings, tastings and specials galore! 150 “benefit bags” available for our guests 1 month prior. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local Cambridge organization. Downtown Cambridge, 5-9pm, cambridgewi.com

APRIL 21: 3rd Annual Firemen’s Park Cleanup. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 8am-1pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

APRIL 22: Mary Hoard Art Show Opening Reception: Pt 2. Art on display from Fort Atkinson

School Dist students, homeschool students and adults. Hoard Historical Museum, 1-4pm, hoardmuseum.org

APRIL 27-29: 41st Annual Spring Jefferson Car Show & Swap Meet. (The Midwest’s largest swapmeets

and car shows, hosted by Madison Classics. A great place to buy and sell cars and hard to find car parts. madisonclassics.com 608-244-8416

MAY 5-6: Clay Collective Spring Pottery Tour. Members and 15 guest potters will open their studios to the public for a free self-guided driving tour. Cambridge and Jefferson County, 10am-5pm, theclaycollective.org MAY 5-6: Cinco De Mayo. Live music, authentic food and fun for all ages. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 9am-7pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us MAY 12: Gemuetlichkeit May Ball. Euchre in the afternoon, music by Kenny Brandt, and the new King and Queen will be announced for 2018. Fairview Sports Bar, Jefferson, gdays.org

MAY 19: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale. Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times, wdtimes.com MAY 24: Summer Concert Series. Waterloo Parks host the 3rd year of the very successful Summer Concert Series. Food and Beverage 5pm with music from the Rusty Hearts at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 5-9pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

MAY 26: Bartolotta Fireworks Demo Night.

Community Band to perform. Rain date May 29. Palmyra Village Park, Dusk, MAY 26: Street Dance. Live music, food, music and dancing. Palmyra Village Park, 7-11pm, MAY 26-27: Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous. 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 and horse-drawn carriage rides. Rock River Park, Fort Atkinson, 10am-5pm, hoardmuseum.org

MAY 27-28: Beach Opens at Ripley Park, Memorial Day Parade and Firemen’s Breakfast.

All-you-can-eat breakfast at the Fire Station, with the annual parade down Main Street at 10:30am followed by a Memorial service downtown in Veteran’s Park after the parade, and back to the Fire Station for the continuing French toast and eggs breakfast. Downtown Cambridge, 6am-11:30am, cambridgewi.com

MAY 28: American Legion Memorial Day Parade.

Service to follow at Hillside Cemetery. Main Street, Palmyra, 10am, 262-495-2632 MAY 29: 8th Annual Watertown Art Walk. Stroll historic downtown Watertown as you enjoy art displays from local artists, student artists, and alumni artists. Downtown Watertown, 4-7pm

MAY 31 - JULY 15: Church Basement Ladies 2, A Second Helping. Join us as our delightful “Steel

MAY 1-OCT 30: Whitewater City Market.

Magnolias of the Prairie” deal with life, death, and new adventures, finding strength in each other from below the “House of God.” Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com

MAY 4-5: Lake Mills City Wide Rummage Sale.

JUNE 1: Movies in Jefferson Rotary Park: “Grease”. Free family friendly fun! Bring your blankets,

MAY

Whitewater Train Depot, Tuesdays 3:30-7:30pm. MAY 4: Watertown on Tap. Craft beer event hosted by Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters. Preregistration is required at watertownchamber.com. Lake Mills, 8am-5pm,

MAY 4-6: City Wide Rummage Sale. Palmyra. MAY 4-6: Dairyland Classic Dog Show. (Hosted

by: Badger Kennel Club & Janesville-Beloit Kennel Club) Jefferson County Fair Park, jcfairpark.com 920-674-7148

JUNE

chairs, and picnic to Rotary Park on the first Friday in June, July and August for an outdoor movie experience under the stars. Movies begin at dusk. jeffersonwis.com

JUNE 1-2: “We’re Going Outside” Celebration.

Starts Friday night with a movie. Saturday activities will

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(CONT.)

include water sports on the river, food, free music and more. Rotary park, Jefferson, jeffersonwis.com JUNE 2: Jefferson Take a Kid Fishing. Sponsored by Jefferson Kiwanis Club, City of Jefferson and Wisconsin DNR. Jefferson County Fair Park, 8am sign up. Free bait, weigh-in and prizes. Refreshments available. JUNE 2: Lake Mills Junior Fishery. Food, fun, fishing and prizes for kids 12 and under. DNR staff will be available to answer questions on this free fishing weekend. Mill Pond, Downtown Lake Mills, 9am-11pm, lakemillsoptimists.com

Granny Shot at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 5-9pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

JUNE 2: Fishing Derby - Shore or Boat Fishing. A day of fishing followed by a catered

the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., the wall will be available for viewing around the clock from setup to takedown. Watertown Municipal Airport, watertownmilitaryshow.com

meal, raffles, guest speakers, and presentation of earnings to angling class winners. 5am-3pm. facebook.com/American-Legion-Post-166-Fishing-Derby JUNE 2: Dairy Day at the MOOseum. Learn about the dairy industry from the cow to the final products of cheese, yogurt, and milk. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including butter churning, cheese tasting, dairy trivia games and barn games. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson, 11am-2pm, hoardmuseum.org

JUNE 2-3: Wisconsin Free Weekend of Fishing and Fun. Free fishing on all state lakes and streams;

licenses are not required, and free access to state parks and all properties owned by the DNR. No parking licenses/ stickers required. JUNE 7 - AUG 30: Concerts in the Park. The Jefferson Live Music Foundation hosts free concerts every Thursday night in Rotary Park in downtown Jefferson. jeffersonlivemusic.com

JUNE 8: Concerts in the Park: The Dang-Its.

Free Event Veteran’s Park, Cambridge, 7pm, cambridgewiarts.com JUNE 14: Brew with a View. Reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten…but with a modern twist. A great outdoor space with picnic tables and fresh air to sip a variety of locally brewed craft beers from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal. W8390 Korth Lane, Lake Mills, 5-8:30pm, tyranena.com JUNE 14-17: Generals Baseball Festival. 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. Purchase tickets at Powers Memorial Library. Palmyra, 9am-3pm, 262-495-4605

JUNE 17: Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast & Craft Fair. Watch the planes fly in from all over while you eat

a great breakfast. Plane and helicopter rides. Community Band performance 10am. Palmyra Airport, Hwy 106 (Second St), 7am-12pm, 262-470-3057

JUNE 19: Johnson Creek Summer Reading Performance. A special performance TBD. Sponsored

by Bridges Library System. Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St, 3-4pm, johnsoncreeklibrary.org JUNE 21: Summer Concert Series. Waterloo Parks host the 3rd year of the very successful Summer Concert Series. Food and Beverage 5pm with music from the

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JUNE 21: Concerts in the Park: Palmyra-Eagle Community Band. Cravath Lake Front Park, 341 S. Fremont St, Whitewater, 7pm, wwparks.org

JUNE 21-24: Town and Country Days. Carnival

rides, plenty of food and drinks, a beer tent with live music and the famous Legion slider mobile. Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills, lakemillslegion.com

JUNE 21-25: Watertown Veterans Inc Presents The Moving Wall. Featuring a half-scale replica of

JUNE 22: Concerts in the Park: Marc Croft.

Free Event Veteran’s Park, Cambridge, 7pm, cambridgewiarts.com

JUNE 23: 7th Annual Madison Drum and Bugle Corp. Perkins Stadium at UW-Whitewater, 907 W. Schwager Dr., 7pm.

JUNE 23: Town and Country Days Parade. Over

100 entries including bands, floats and local businesses. Downtown Lake Mills, 10:30am, lakemills.org JUNE 23: Tyranena Annual Dog Wash. Dog washes, nail clipping, food and drinks. Benefit for the Humane Society of Jefferson County. Tyranena Brewery, 12-3pm, tyranena.com JUNE 23-24: Watertown Military Show. Display of historic military vehicles and airplanes. Fundraising event includes war reenactments, static vehicle display, vendor booths and memorabilia, a USO-style swing dance band, and a pancake breakfast. Watertown Municipal Airport, watertownmilitaryshow.com JUNE 27 - JULY 1: 2nd Annual Plein Air. The Arts Alliance of Greater Jefferson sponsors their outdoor painting event and competition. Observe up to 30 artists as they capture historic buildings, landscapes and other points of interest throughout Jefferson June 27-29. View and purchase completed paintings June 30-July 1 at Woolen Mills, Jefferson, artinjefferson.com

JUNE 29 - JULY 1: Independence Softball Tournament and Horse Pulls. FS Gaming hosts a 3-day softball tournament for Men’s and Co-Ed. Horse Pulls begin at 5pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., All Day, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

JUNE 29 - JULY 4: Whitewater 4th of July Celebration. Family festival, parade, fireworks, live

music, food vendors, car show, carnival. Cravath Lakefront, 341 S. Fremont St, Whitewater, ww4th.com

JULY

JULY 3-4: July 4th Celebration. Live music begins

Tues, 8pm with baseball, live music, great food and activities for any age group on Wed. Largest Fireworks display in the County, 9:30pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., All Day, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us JULY 4: Watertown 4th of July Parade. Huge 130+ unit parade in historic downtown Watertown. Downtown Watertown, 10am

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JULY 4: Independence Day Fireworks and Lake Mills City Band Concert. Fireworks, music, food

vendors, kids activities. Lake Mills Business Park, dusk. JULY 4: Lower Spring Lake Boat Parade. Lower Spring Lake, Palmyra, 1pm,

JULY 6: Concerts in the Park: Piper Road Spring Band. Free Event Veteran’s Park, Cambridge, 7pm, cambridgewiarts.com

JULY 6: Movies in Jefferson Rotary Park: “Despicable Me 2”. Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic to Rotary Park on the first Friday June-August at dusk for an outdoor movie experience. jeffersonwis.com JULY 7: Blue Spring Lake Parade. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 2. Palmyra, 2pm,

JULY 10: Johnson Creek Summer Reading Performance. A special performance TBD. Sponsored by Bridges Library System. Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St, 3-4pm, johnsoncreeklibrary.org JULY 11-15: Jefferson County Fair. Jefferson County Fair Park, jcfairpark.com 920-674-7148

JULY 12: Concerts in the Park: The Dang-its.

Cravath Lake Front Park, 341 S. Fremont St, Whitewater, 7pm, wwparks.org

JULY 14: Watertown Grinwald Ford’s Annual Car Show. The car show features any year Ford Mustang, and

other cars 20 years old or older. Enjoy music, food, raffles, slot car races, and outdoor vendors. 101 Hwy 16 Frontage Rd, 9am-1pm, 920-261-1800 JULY 15: Aztalan Day. Outdoor exhibits, food and historical points of interest Aztalan Museum grounds, Lake Mills, 11am-3pm, lakemillsaztalanhistory.com

JULY 21: Lake Mills Arts Festival. Enjoy a

summer day with over 60 juried Wisconsin fine artists. Commons Park, Downtown Lake Mills, 10am-4pm, LakeMillsArtsFestival.com JULY 22: Old Settler’s Day Picnic. Honors one of Palmyras Old Settlers. Palmyra Village Park, Arrive at noon, event starts at 1pm., 262-495-2701

JULY 24: Johnson Creek Summer Reading Performance. A special performance TBD. Sponsored by Bridges Library System. Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St, 3-4pm, johnsoncreeklibrary.org JULY 26: Family Fun Night. The Big Gig Gig at Cravath Lake Front Park, 341 S. Fremont St, Whitewater, 7pm, wwparks.org JULY 28-29: Midwest Fire Fest. Demonstrationheavy celebration of all things created with fire, heat, and smoke including but not limited to clay, metal arts, welding, forging, hot glass, food, and performance. West Side Park, 85 Pleasant Street, Downtown Cambridge, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-4pm, midwestfirefest.com JULY 28-29: Shop Fort First. Fort Atkinson retailers and restaurants offer the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com

AUGUST

AUG 2: Johnson Creek Child Safety Fair. A community-wide, family-friendly event to meet firemen, win prizes, and learn about safety. Johnson Creek Library, 125 Lincoln St, 4:30-7pm, johnsoncreeklibrary.org

JULY 18-21: Watertown Maxwell Street Days.

Store specials, sidewalk sales, and more. Participating businesses stay open late on Friday with additional deals! Downtown Watertown, watertownmainstreet.org JULY 19: Summer Concert Series. Waterloo Parks host the 3rd year of the very successful Summer Concert Series. Food and Beverage 5pm with music from the Pupy Costello and the New Hiram Kings at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 5-9pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us JULY 19: Brew with a View. Reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten…but with a modern twist. A great outdoor space with picnic tables and fresh air to sip a variety of locally brewed craft beers from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal. W8390 Korth Lane, Lake Mills, 5-8:30pm, tyranena.com

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JULY 19 - SEPT 2: Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com

JULY 20: Concerts in the Park: The Red Hot Dixies. Free Event Veteran’s Park, Cambridge, 7pm, cambridgewiarts.com

JULY 21-22: Watertown Catholic Parish Festival.

Quality event with music, food, beverages, games, activities, raffles, and more! Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown.

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AUG 3: Movies in Jefferson Rotary Park: “Coco”.

Free family friendly fun! Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic to Rotary Park on the first Friday in June, July and August for an outdoor movie experience under the stars. Movies begin at dusk. jeffersonwis.com AUG 3: Concerts in the Park: The Driftless.Free Event Veteran’s Park, Cambridge, 7pm, cambridgewiarts.com AUG 3-4: Whitewater Maxwell Street Days . Eat, shop, and dance. Walk through the countless sidewalk sales that line downtown area. 150 W. Main Street, Whitewater.

AUG 5: Watertown Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream and Cake Social. Civil War era music performed

by the 1st Brigade Band, playing period music on antique instruments while dressed in civil war era uniforms and gowns. 919 Charles St.,Watertown, 1:30-4pm, octagonhousemuseum.org AUG 7-8: The Booth Brothers. Ronnie, Michael, and Paul love Southern Gospel music. They believe it touches the soul and offers encouragement and hope. Tues matinee arrival at 10:30am; Tues and Wed evening arrival at 5pm The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com AUG 9: Summer Concert Series. Waterloo Parks host the 3rd year of the very successful Summer Concert Series. Food and Beverage 5pm with music from the The Mania Beatles Tribute at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 5-9pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us AUG 9-12: Watertown Riverfest. FREE 4-day festival featuring national acts, A Taste of Watertown, carnival rides and games, craft fair, car show, roving acts, and more. Riverside Park, Labaree St., Watertown, watertownriverfest.com AUG 11: Johnson Creek Fireman’s Festival. Annual family-friendly festival kicks off with a bike ride sponsored by Trek at 9am. At 11am, the grounds open with food and beer tents, live music (including Chasin’ Mason at 7pm), kids activities, petting zoo, Tri-County Mini-Rods at 2pm, Badger Truck Pullers at 3pm, and fireworks at dusk. Centennial Park, 620 Midge Street, Johnson Creek, 9amdusk, johnsoncreekfiremansfestival.com

AUG 17-19: 6th Annual Spyder Rendezvous.

Sypder and want-to-be-Spyder riders are invited to this ridefocused weekend to enjoy the great outdoors, educational seminars, BRP sponsored dinners, auction benefitting Road Warrior Foundation, and more. Open to the public,

registration required. Starting point: Rob’s Performance Motorsports, 601 CR-Y, Johnson Creek, joinsoar.com

AUG 18: Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Show.

Food, raffle, music. Palmyra Village Park, 9am-3pm, 262-495-2118 AUG 23: Brew with a View. Reminiscent of a traditional German biergarten…but with a modern twist. A great outdoor space with picnic tables and fresh air to sip a variety of locally brewed craft beers from Tyranena Brewing Company, listen to music and enjoy a fantastic meal. W8390 Korth Lane, Lake Mills, 5-8:30pm, tyranena.com AUG 25: Rhythm on the River. An end-of-summer social gathering with music, dancing and food for all ages along the Rock River. Downtown Fort Atkinson, 5-11pm, fortchamber.com AUG 26: Dog Dayz of Summer. Dogs only in the pool for fun contests and to support the Jefferson County Dog Park. $5 donation suggested. Jefferson Family Aquatic Center, 12-3pm.

AUG 26: Legion Horse Pull, Craft/Flea Market, Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, flea market and antique

tractor show. Rain date Sept 8. Palmyra Village Park, 7am. AUG 30: Summer Concert Series. Waterloo Parks host the 3rd year of the very successful Summer Concert Series. Food and Beverage 5pm with music from the The Soggy Prairie Boys at 6pm. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 5-9pm, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us AUG 31 - SEPT. 2: Gun Show. (Hosted by: Marv Kraus Promotions) Jefferson County Fair Park. Jcfairpark.com 563-608-4401

SEPTEMBER

SEPT 6 - OCT 28: Grease. Here is Rydell High’s senior

class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com SEPT 7-8: DorothyFest. A 2-day annual Volleyball Tournament to celebrate the life of Dorothy Jensen, long time citizen of Waterloo, loving mother and wife, advocate for Firemen’s Park and great Author. Mens, Womens and Co-Ed teams. Proceeds go to support cancer research. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

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SEP 7-8: Stand Tall Remember BBQ. Fundraiser

in remembrance of 9/11. Live music, raffles, drinks, and amazing BBQ! Proceeds donated. 984 Boomer St, Watertown, Fri 6pm-close; Sat 12pm-close, standtallrememberbbq.com SEPT 7-9: W&K Day Softball Tournament. FS Gaming host a 3-day softball tournament for Men’s and Co-Ed. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., All Day, 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

SEPT 7-9: 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, wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com SEPT 8: Wiener and Kraut Day. Sponsored by the Waterloo Chamber and Waterloo Parks Dept. A one day event featuring the heritage of Waterloo with delicious Wieners with or without Kraut and Music Festival. Vendor market and activities for all ages. Waterloo Firemen’s Park 500 Park Ave., 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us

SEPT 8: Watertown Historical Society Antique and Art Show. Outdoor antique and art show, with

presentations throughout the day, and a silent auction of quality antique items. 919 Charles St.,Watertown, 9am-4pm, octagonhousemuseum.org

SEPT 10: Wisconsin Aviation Annual Open House and Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, displays, demos and more! Watertown Municipal Airport.

SEPT 13: Downtown Watertown Wine Walk.

Enjoy wine and food samplings at over a dozen local

retail locations. Pre-registration is required. Downtown Watertown, watertownchamber.com SEPT 14-16: Gemuetlichkeit Days. Gemuetlichkeit means good times, good fun and good fellowship. The theme for 2018 is Jeder Liebt Eine Parade (Everyone Loves a Parade). Enjoy great music, German food, beautiful German costumes and enter the contests going on throughout the weekend. Huge parade starts at noon on Sunday. Jefferson County Fair Park. 920-747-0081, gdays.org

SEPT 15: Timothy Johnson’s Founders Float.

Canoe and kayak event on the Rock River. 10-mile event for experienced paddlers, 9:30am. 2-mile event for beginners and families, 11am. Proceeds benefit Johnson Creek Historical Society. imathlete.com/events/foundersfloat SEPT 15: Whitewater Main Street Festival . Join us for hands-on art activities, great sales in local stores, live bands, art and craft booths, local foods and many more events all day! Downtown Main St, 11am-3pm, wwmsfestival.blogspot.com

SEPT 15: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale.

Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times, wdtimes.com SEPT 15: Cambridge Fall Fest. Tractor hayrides, scarecrow building, wool spinning, live music, fall food, kids’ crafts, and the FFA farm animal petting zoo. Grab the hayride downtown and get your printed “playbook” at Veteran’s Park for more fun. 100 E.Main St. Veteran Park, Cambridge, 10am-3pm, cambridgewi.com SEPT 15-16: The Story of Hansel & Gretel. A 40-year musical tribute to great community theatre. Jefferson High School Auditorium, 7pm, councilfortheperformingarts.org

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SEPT 21-22: Midwest Yoga & Kirtan Festival.

Jefferson County Fair Park. midwestykf.com SEPT 22: Mason Farm Jamboree. Listen to local music, learn about the plants and animals of our local ecosystems, and stretch your legs on the 4+ miles of mowed hiking paths throughout Dorothy Carnes Park and Rose Lake State Natural Area. Enjoy a pie from the annual pie sale fundraiser. Proceeds used to renovate the park’s Barn. Dorothy Carnes Park, N3299 Jones Lane, Fort Atkinson. 12-5pm. jeffersoncountywi.gov/parks

SEPT 28-30: 41st Annual Fall Jefferson Car Show & Swap Meet. The Midwest’s largest swapmeets and car shows, hosted by Madison Classics. A great place to buy and sell cars and hard to find car parts. Jefferson County Fair Park, madisonclassics.com 608-244-8416

SEPT 29: Ebert’s Greenhouse Village Craft and Artisan Fair. Handcrafted unique specialty gifts and

décor. W1795 Fox Rd, Ixonia, ebertsgreenhouse.com SEPT 29: Wisconsin Poetry Festival. Dwight Foster Public Library and Blackhawk Island. SEPT 30: Barktoberfest. Barktoberfest is a free and fun canine festival and party for you and your dog(s). West Side Park, 85 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, 11am-3pm, cambridgewi.com

OCTOBER

OCT 6-28: 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. Busy Barns Adventure Farms, Fort Atkinson, 10am-5pm, busybarnsfarm.com OCT 7: Fall Festival of Color. Over 120 arts and crafts vendors, fall produce and pumpkins, kids activities and live music. Commons Park, Lake Mills, 9am-3pm, lakemills.org OCT 9-10: Triumphant Quartet. The face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. Tues matinee arrival at 10:30am; Tues and Wed evening arrival 5pm. The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, firesidetheatre.com OCT 12-13: Spirit Tour. A presentation will be given by the Whitewater Historical Society on the history of the Pratt Institute. Then hop on the bus and visit sites around town and hear the tales of the past, maybe you’ll see a “spirit” from yesterday. 262-743-4005, whitewaterchamber.com OCT 13: Governor Hoard Celebration. Celebrate W.D. Hoard’s 181st birthday, meet Sojourner Truth and Civil War reenactors, learn about Wisconsinite’s experiences in battle and the home front during the Civil War. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson, 10am-4pm, hoardmuseum.org OCT 13-14: Kettle Moraine Studio Tour. Free admission. Palmyra, 10am-5pm, 262-495-8003 OCT 19: Girls Night Out. Grab your girlfriends and visit all the hot spots in town offering you drawings, tastings and specials galore! There will be 150 “benefit bags” available for our guests 1 month prior. Downtown Cambridge, 5-9pm, cambridgewi.com OCT 19-20: 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

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OCT 19-21: 4th Annual Harry Potter Festival.

Dress up as your favorite Potter character and join us for a weekend of Quidditch matches, Wizardry, magic and fun. Family-friendly event kicks off with a lighted parade on Friday night. Jefferson. harrypotterfestivalusa.com OCT 20-21: Quidditch Tournament. Tensfeldt Park. OCT 25: Ghoul’s Night Out. Bring your little ghouls in their costumes to local uptown businesses for a howling good time playing games and treats! 4-7pm. OCT 27: Pumpkin Palooza. Main Street trickor-treating, crafts, sidewalk games, pumpkin lighting, and much more! Downtown Watertown, watertownmainstreet.org

OCT 27: Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Parade.

Start at the Palmyra Fire Hall at 3:30pm, trick-or-treat to follow until 6:30pm. Palmyra, 262-495-8316

OCT 27-28: Earth, Wood and Fire Artist Tour.

Prepare yourselves for new experiences in pottery, wood, textiles, painting, rural scenery, creative people, vivid culture, and big inspiration. All around Jefferson County, 10am-5pm, earthwoodandfiretour.com OCT 31: City of Whitewater Trick or Treat. 3-7pm, wwparks.org

NOVEMBER

NOV 1 - DEC 23: Elf The Musical. Based on the

beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy is now a must-see holiday musical. Seven shows weekly Wed-Sun, The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, 800-477-9505, firesidetheatre.com NOV 2: Holiday Craft Fair. Artisan crafted items to get you started on your Christmas list! Marquardt Village, 1045 Hill St., Watertown, 9am-4pm.

NOV 3: 4th Annual “Oh What Fun!” Fall Fundraiser.

Craft fair, raffles, great food and bake sale. Proceeds go toward educational programs and supplies. Jefferson Senior Activity Center (division of the Park and Rec Dept, City of Jefferson), 859 Collins Rd., Jefferson, 9am-2pm.

NOV 3: Friends of the Cambridge Community Library Art and Craft Fair. Over 90 vendors with quality

handmade merchandise, a raffle with gifts donated by local and area friends and business owners, a luncheon, a bake sale for those with a sweet tooth, craft demonstrations and live music. Cambridge High School, 403 BlueJay Way, Cambridge, 9am-3pm, cambridgelibraryfriends.org NOV 3: MBU Craft and Gift Fair. 50 vendors on site for a great start on your holiday shopping. Free admission. 745 W Main St., Watertown, 10am-3pm, mbu.edu NOV 3: 1st 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. $40 per person. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., Watertown, 7pm, 1stbrigadeband.org

NOV 10: Lighted Holiday Parade & Chili Cook-Off.

Featuring music, dancing, a reindeer dash, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Following the parade, vote for your favorite chili at the United Way Chili Cook-Off. Downtown Fort Atkinson, 5:30pm, fortchamber.com

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NOV 16: Lake Mills Wine Walk. Enjoy an evening

of wine tasting, shopping, and light refreshments as you kick off the holidays! Downtown Lake Mills, 5-8pm, LegendaryLakeMills.com NOV 16-18: Women’s Only Weekend (WOW). Store specials, SWAG bag with samples, coupons, and Ladies Loot to be spent at participating businesses. Saturday evening celebration with raffles, entertainment, and more! Downtown Watertown, watertownmainstreet.org NOV 16-18: Sip and Shop Weekend. Special events, sales and open houses. Downtown Lake Mills, lakemills.org NOV 17: Palmyra Holiday Bazaar. Over 100 booths. Palmyra High School, 123 Burr Oak St., Palmyra, 9am, 262-594-5922 NOV 18: Turner Hall Craft Fair. Two floors of crafts, collectables, and more. Fresh decorated wreaths, hand crafted décor, snowmen, jewelry, and much more. Turner Hall, 301 S 4th St., Watertown, 920-261-5481.

NOV 23 - DEC 14: Watertown Window Wonderland. Enjoy Watertown’s historic 9-block Main

Street, dressed in its holiday best. Vote for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd favorite holiday window display. Downtown Watertown, facebook.com/watertowntourism NOV 24: Jefferson Outdoor Winter Market. Shop local vendors, enjoy hot spiced wine and great food. Support local businesses. jeffersonwis.com NOV 24: Christmas Parade of Lights. One of Wisconsin’s last after dark parades, full of unique floats, bands, and lots and lots of lights! Visit Santa after the parade. Downtown Watertown, 5:30pm. NOV 24: Small Business Saturday. Get your holiday shopping done early!

NOV 24-25: Octagon House Annual Christmas Play. Four scene play set in the historic Octagon House Museum. Performances every half hour. 919 Charles St.,Watertown, 11am-3pm, octagonhousemuseum.org NOV 29 - DEC 1: A Christmas Carol. Maranatha Baptist University presents the Christmas classic. 745 W Main St., Watertown, 7pm, mbu.edu

NOV 30: Whitewater’s Christmas Parade of Lights . Lighted holiday parade on Friday night, family fun activities and holiday shopping. Storytelling, cookie decorating, roasted chestnuts, and hot chocolate. Downtown Whitewater, 5-7pm, downtownwhitewater.com

NOV 30 - DEC 2: Cambridge Classic Christmas.

Fabulous shopping, free horse-drawn hayrides, visits and photos with Santa, elf shelf kids activities, 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. Downtown Cambridge, cambridgewi.com NOV. 30 - DEC. 2: Gun Show. (Hosted by: Marv Kraus Promotions) Jefferson County Fair Park. Jcfairpark.com 563-608-4401

DECEMBER

DEC 1: Lioness Christmas Parade. Chilli sale, free hot cocoa, cookies and coffee. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting follows parade. Main Street, Palmyra, 5pm, 262-495-4279

DEC 1: Holiday Open House. Enjoy shopping, holiday

treats, 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. Fort Atkinson, 9am-4pm, fortchamber.com DEC 1: Winter Farmers and Art Market. Find original and homemade gifts, baked goods, and holiday party needs from local artisans during this one day shopping event. Downtown Fort Atkinson, 9am-3pm, fortfarmersmarket.com

DEC 1: Johnson Creek Historical Society’s Children’s Fest. Family-friendly event to celebrate the

holidays with craft projects for kids, caroling, wagon rides, and face painting. Free and open to the public. Johnson Creek Community Center, 417 Union St, johnsoncreekhistory.com DEC 1: Holiday Parade of Lights. Local businesses showcase their holiday spirit and welcome Santa to town. Downtown Jefferson, 5:30pm, jeffersonchamberwi.com

DEC 2: Watertown’s Annual Holiday Parade of Homes. Now in its 25th year, five to six beautiful Watertown homes dressed in their holiday best will be open for viewing. watertownmainstreet.org

DEC 2: Johnson Creek Holiday Tree Lighting.

Winter wonderland with horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting), warm refreshments, baked goods, music, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus on hand to celebrate the lighting of the tree. Veteran’s Park, 121 Lincoln St, Johnson Creek, 3-5pm DEC 8: Lake Mills Winter Market. Artists, crafters, food purveyors and more. Lake Mills Middle School, 318 College St, 9am-3pm, LegendaryLakeMills.com

DEC 8: Holiday Open House and Gingerbread House Contest. Featuring holiday music, decorations,

craft activities, refreshments, seasonal displays of vintage toys and Gingerbread House Contest. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson, 1-4pm, hoardmuseum.org

JANUARY 2019

JAN 1: Palmyra Lioness New Year’s Day Breakfast.

Full breakfast menu. Squidy’s Sports Bar, Corner of Main and Second St., Palmyra, 9am-12:30pm, 262-495-4279 JAN 26: Lion’s Club Fisheree. Raffle, fish prizes, food. Spring Lake, Palmyra, 262-495-8137

FEBRUARY 2019

FEB 1-2: Knickerbocker Ice Festival. Lots of winter

activities. Downtown Lake Mills and Bartel’s Beach Lake Mills, 6am-5pm, LegendaryLakeMills.com

FEB 9: Dip for Dozer Plunge into Lake Ripley.

Dozens of Dippers jump in the lake to have fun in this annual Cambridge tradition and to raise funds for the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Dustin “Dozer” Zuelsdorf. Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd., Cambridge, 11am-4pm, dipfordozer.com FEB 16: Family Candlelight Ski and Hike. Outdoor fun and events for children and adults. Haumerson’s Pond, Fort Atkinson, 6-9pm. Subject to change due to weather. facebook.com/friendsofhaumersonspond

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RIDES & RUNS

MAR 17: Watertown’s Irish Jig Jog 5k. 5k and kids fun run. After party/brats, Irish stew, music and lucky drawing for big prizes. Watertown, watertownjigjog.com MAY 19: Furry Friends 5K. Help homeless pets. Jefferson County Fair Park, 9am, hsjc-wis.com

APR 28: Share the Road Duathlon or 5k Run/Walk.

Both run/bike/run duathlon AND separate 5k run/walk Watertown, watertownsharetheroad.com JUNE 3: Lake Mills Triathlon. This sprint distance race includes a 400-meter swim, 16-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Sandy Beach Park, Lake Mills, 7am, lakemillstri.com JUNE 9: Trek 100 - MACC Fund. Ride for Hope is a charity bicycle ride benefitting Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. The event features ride distances from 19-100 miles starting in Waterloo and stretching from Columbus to Lake Mills. Waterloo Regional Trailhead and Trek Bicycle Headquarters, All Day, trek100.org

JUNE 23: Tour da Goose: Ride for the Watertown Area Cares Clinic. Ride offers supported distances

of 100, 62, 42, 22 and 12 miles through the picturesque countryside. Watertown, tourdagoose.com JULY 14: Cambridge EMS Cannonball Run. Winds through the pristine CamRock Park along the Cannonball Rail bed. Cambridge Fire and EMS Building 271 W. Main Street, Cambridge, 8am, caemscannonballrun.com JULY 28: Lake Ripley Ride. 22 miles, 40 miles, or a 62 mile metric century. Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd., Cambridge, 8am-12pm, cambridgecap.net AUG 4: Fort 14. A 14-mile road race beginning and ending in beautiful downtown Fort Atkinson. 7:30am, racelighthouse.com/fort14

AUG 11: Watertown Riverfest Half Marathon and 5k. Both races start and finish in beautiful Riverside Park.

Stay to enjoy live music, beer, food and fun! Watertown, march2november.com AUG 19: Try Cambridge Tri-triathlon. This sprintdistance triathlon guides participants down the shores of Lake Ripley, along scenic country roads and through beautiful downtown Cambridge. Lake Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd., Cambridge, cambridgecap.net AUG 19: Tour de Fort Metric Century. 63-mile, 32-mile, 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 SEPT 15: Tyranena Octoberfest Bike Ride. Charity fun ride has multiple routes passing through Jefferson County beginning and ending at Tyranena Brewery in Lake Mills, tyranena.com

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A 10-mile event for experienced paddlers starts at 9:30am and a 2-mile event for beginners and families starts at 11am. All proceeds benefit the Johnson Creek Historical Society. Rock River, Johnson Creek, imathlete.com/events/foundersfloat

SEPT 21-23: Trek CX Cup and World Cup Waterloo. The world’s best bicycle racers are coming to

Waterloo from dozens of countries to compete in the very first World Cup Cyclocross race of the season. You don’t need to be a bike racing fan to enjoy this super spectator friendly format of racing. Best of all, it’s family-friendly and free to attend! Waterloo Regional Trailhead and Trek Bicycle Headquarters. All day. trekbikes.com SEPT 22: Run-Walk-Wag 5k. Pet oriented 5k fun run or 1-mile walk, benefitting the Watertown Humane Society. Watertown, runwalkwag.com

SEPT 23: Discover Whitewater Series Half Marathon. Beginning at the Whitewater Aquatic Center

and Whitewater H.S. and travelling through the city to UWWhitewater to see the Warhawk athletic complexes and Perkins Stadium. It will then travel through Fairhaven’s Prairie Village, back to the new Starin Road and through the Whitewater Industrial Park and Whitewater University Technology Park. Finally, the course winds through the South-East part of the city back to the Aquatic Center/High School. runwhitewater.com SEPT 29: Run from the Cops. The one time it’s OK to run from the cops! 10k run, 5k run/walk and 1k youth run. Watertown, watertownrunfromthecops.com NOV 3: Tyranena Beer Run. A charity run with routes featuring beautiful Rock Lake and ending at Tyranena Brewery in Lake Mills, tyranena.com NOV 11: Battle of Waterloo CX Cup. One of the stops on the Tour where racers from around Wisconsin and surrounding states come to battle for supremacy. Free event for all to attend. Waterloo Firemen’s Park, 500 Park Ave., 920-478-3025 or parks@waterloowi.us NOV 22: Run Turkey Run 5k. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday with a scenic 5k run through the city streets of Watertown. Watertown, therunturkeyrun.com

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PLACES TO GO Savannah and Margot coming up with puppet show ideas at Riverfront Park in Jefferson. (photo by Tiffany Bloshenko)

ANTIQUE, RESALE AND CONSIGNMENT SHOPS

Waterloo

Cambridge

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

Cambridge Furniture Traders 608-219-7921 Cambridge Gold & Antiques 607-339-1212 Crocus 920-728-3105

Fort Atkinson

Cornerstone of Hope Five Star Antiques Mall Goodwill Industries The Quilt Patch Something Borrowed-WI, LLC St. Vincent de Paul

608-754-1228 920-568-9313 920-563-8950 262-593-8462 920-605-6545 920-568-1266

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) 262-485-6021 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

Lake Mills

Calamity Janes Opera Hall Antiques Center St. Vincent de Paul The Corner Mercantile The Vintage Flip Two Pistols Trading Post

920-650-8560 920-648-5026 920-648-2800 920-222-1564 920-945-2112 920-253-0282

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

Watertown

Whitewater Area

The Corner Closet The Fuzzy Pig Lodgewood Mfg. Civil War Memorabilia The White Elephant Antique Shop 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 920-261-5594 608-868-3035 262-473-4574 262-473-5444 920-723-7720 262-473-6050 262-458-2642 262-473-3138 608-289-9622

The Corner Closet

Consignment Resale Shop This is FUN Shopping!

Tues 10-6; Wed-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-4 Closed Sunday & Monday 251 Parkview Dr., Milton (Hwy 59 Exit) • 608-868-3035 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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ART GALLERIES/STUDIOS Cambridge

Broadwing Clay Studio 608-884-8099 Cambridge Woodfired Pottery 608-423-4507 The Clay Collective 608-423-4507 Glen Cutcher Studio, Potter 608-335-9194 Little Cabin Creative, Paintings 608-423-4690 Mystic Earth Designs, Art Scarves and Surface Design Studio 608-423-9517 Rock Eagle Pottery 608-423-7026 Rowe Pottery Works 608-423-3935 Sprout Artisan Marketplace 608-207-6672 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

Johnson Creek

Johnson Creek Clay Studio

Lake Mills

Bungalow Jo’s Market Ephraim Faience Pottery Lake Mills Arts Center Wallflower Market

Whitewater

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

ATTRACTIONS

920-215-0180 920-723-3893 920-541-2365

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

920-699-2529 920-945-0114 920-648-5269 608-843-3308 920-648-6549 262-472-1207 262-473-9845 262-472-0204

Madison Classics Held at the Jefferson & Walworth County Fairgrounds 608-244-8416 • madisonclassics.com

Madison Classics will host 3 great shows in 2018: the 41st Annual Spring Jefferson - April 27-29, the 33rd Annual Summer Elkhorn - August 4-5 and the 41st Annual Fall Jefferson - September 28-30. SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 15

BANKING & FINANCIAL

50th Dairy Breakfast on the Farm June 16-17, 7am-12:30pm Norm Eggert / Crave Bros Farms 10412 Hubbleton Rd, Waterloo watertownagri-businessclub.com

Member Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, cheese, ice cream, Badger Bank coffee, milk, juice and water. Wonderful raffle items, live band, badgerbank.bank 920-563-2478 petting zoo, tractor drawn rides and bus shuttles. Between Fort Atkinson Atkinson 920.563.2478 Fort Atkinson Cambridge 920.563.2478 608.423.3241 Cambridg Cambridge 608-423-3241 Watertown & WaterlooFort on Hwy. 19, North on Hubbleton Johnson Creek 920-699-2905 Creek businesses: 920.699.2905 Johnson Creek Jefferson920.699.2905 920.674.2406 Jefferson Road. Advanced ticketsJohnson at local Watertown Adult $7 ($8 at door); Children $3 ($4 at door). Watertown Jefferson 920-674-2406 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11 Agri-Business Club.

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BadgerBank.bank BadgerBa


Treasures Galore!

RESALE, ANTIQUE & CONSIGNMENT WE BUY SELL TRADE N2385 County Road N, Fort Atkinson 107 N. Main St., Lake Mills 920-253-0282

STAND BY ME HOME CONSIGNMENT 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

CROCUS Fine new, used and upstyled furniture and art. 130 W. Main St., Cambridge, 608-886-0732 cambridgefurnituretraders.com

Art, Antiques, Upcycled Goods, Painted Furniture, Consignment, Decorator and Small Items. Thurs. 11-3, Fri-Sat 11-4, Sun 12-4

608-205-7828 137 W. Main St., Cambridge

St. Vincent de Paul Fort Atkinson

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

A shopping experience like no other that has you coming back! Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm 907 W. Racine St., Jefferson 920-674-6868 twiceisniceresaleshop.com

“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

Tea and Textiles Quilt Shop

Open Daily 10am-5pm Closed Monday and Thursday

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

St. Vincent de Paul Jefferson “People Helping People”

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

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

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 9am-3pm 109 N. Main St., Jefferson • mlelk@hotmail.com 920-723-9411 • onceandagainresale.com

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

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

Jefferson, Rock & Walworth Counties

70 N. Main St. 100 E. Sherman Ave. 910 S. Main St. 1505 Madison Ave. 1400 Black Bridge Rd. 320 S. Center Ave. 1491 S. Hwy 26 100 Grell Lane 154 Main St. 200 S. Fremont St.

Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson Janesville Jefferson Jefferson Johnson Creek Sullivan Whitewater

920-563-6616 920-568-4068 920-568-4071 920-568-8646 608-756-1111 920-674-4500 920-674-3010 920-699-6900 262-593-2227 262-473-1111

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

FOOD, RETAIL

ALSO SEE FARMERS MARKETS ON PAGE 50

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11

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

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Jones Market 601 Jones Ave., Fort Atkinson 920-563-2963 • shopjonesmarket.com

The Jones Market pays homage to the Jones family that settled in Fort Atkinson in the 1830’s. The Jones Market offers the entire Jones Dairy Farm product line including favorites like all natural breakfast sausage, dry-aged bacon and naturally smoked hams and Canadian bacon, as well as exclusive chef-made deli meats made on-site. Their pork products are featured in a daily breakfast and lunch menu. Enjoy a cold drink and old fashion hand-dipped ice cream, along with a large selection of specialty food items from around the Badger state. Hours: Tues-Sat, 8am-6pm, Closed Sundays & Mondays SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 11

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

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Lake Ripley Country Club W9575 US 12, Cambridge

608-423-3411

Watertown Country Club 1340 N. Water St., Watertown

920-261-5009

Willow Brook Golf Course N9035 Hwy 89 S

262-473-3305

Windwood of Watertown W5710 County Highway CW, Watertown 920-262-0702

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

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 W Tyranena Park Rd, Lake Mills 920-648-2391 Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates 1504 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson 920-563-7888 Fort HealthCare Specialty Clinic 611 Sherman Avenue East, Fort Atkinson 920-563-5334 Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center 1504 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson 920-563-9357 Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center 400 Doctors Court, Johnson Creek 920-699-4245 SEE OUR AD ON THE BACK COVER

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES AND MUSEUMS

Bark River Woods Historical Society W30087 Green Isle Dr., Hebron 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

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

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 10 Jefferson Historical Society Museum 317 S. Main St., Jefferson jeffersonhistoricalsociety.org 920-674-7731 Johnson Creek Historical Society 110 Aztalan Street, Johnson Creek johnsoncreekhistory.com 920-699-2325 Koshkonong Prairie Historical Society Library & Museum 211 South Street, Cambridge 608 423-4272 Lake Mills Aztalan Historical Society N6264 Hwy Q, Lake Mills 920-648-8575 lakemillsaztalanhistory.com or 920-248-9327 lakemills.org/community/lake-mills-aztalan-historical-museum Octagon House Museum and America’s First Kindergarten 919 Charles St., Watertown octagonhousemuseum.org 920-261-2796 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 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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PLACES TO GO 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 8) 209 Merchants Ave., Fort Atkinson 920-563-7790 Jefferson Public Library 321 S Main St, Jefferson

920-674-7733

Johnson Creek Public Library 125 Lincoln St, Johnson Creek

920-699-3741

Karl Junginger Memorial Library 625 N Monroe St, Waterloo

920-478-3344

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

BECAUSE EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

(CONT.) Watertown Public Library 100 S Water St, Watertown

920-262-4090

Irvin L. Young Memorial Library 431 W Center St., Whitewater

262-473-0530

Performing Arts Cambridge Deerfield Players Theater CDplayerstheater.com

608-239-6948

Cambridge Reader’s Theatre cambridgewiarts.org 608-513-0479

PERFORMING ARTS Cambridge Deerfield Players Theater CDplayerstheater.com

608-239-6948

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

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 54 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 Gobbler Theater gobblertheater.com

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920-699-0003

Penguin Productions penguin-productions.com 920-285-1986 Rock River Theatre Guild rockrivertheatreguild.com 920-563-9811

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Watertown Players watertownplayers.org 920-261-1176 Young Auditorium uww.edu/youngauditorium 262-472-2222

RETAIL SHOPPING ALSO SEE PAGES 4-39 FOR MORE SHOPPING LOCATIONS

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

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: MonFri 10-5; Sat 9-4 SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 67

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

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.

Jefferson Family Aquatic Center 518 Fifield Avenue, Jefferson, 920-674-7732

Zero depth pool, 148 foot water slide, Aquaglide inflatable obstacle course, floor fountains, overhead water raindrop, wooden sun deck, sand volleyball court, concession stand. Open June-August.

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

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

SCHOOLS

School District of Cambridge 403 Blue Jay Way, Cambridge

608-423-4345

School District of Fort Atkinson 201 Park St., Fort Atkinson

920-563-7807

Jefferson School District 206 S. Taft Avenue, Jefferson

920-675-1010

Johnson Creek School District 55 Aztalan Street, Johnson Creek

920-541-4800

Lake Mills Area School District 120 East Lake Park Place, Lake Mills

920-648-2215

Luther Preparatory School 1300 Western Ave, Watertown

920-261-4352

Madison College 827 Banker Rd. Fort Atkinson 1300 W. Main St., Watertown

920-568-7200 920-206-8000

Maranatha Baptist University 745 W. Main St., Watertown

920-261-9300

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 800 W. Main Street, Whitewater

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

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.

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. www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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WHAT TO EAT & DRINK Hot Diggity Dogs from Sprecher Restaurant & Pub, Watertown

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

Hi-Way Harry’s Steakhouse 710 Glover Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-9999 • hi-wayharrys.com

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. Steaks, seafood, sandwiches and wraps. Nightly Chef Specials. Seasonal drink specials. A great place to host a party or enjoy casual dining. Hours: Food: Tues-Sat 11am-Close, Sun 9am-Close; Bar: 11am to close; Closed Mon SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 16

The Lakeview Restaurant at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club A full service restaurant featuring prime rib, steak and W7670 Koshkonong Mounds Rd., Fort Atkinson seafood, sandwiches, salads, a wine cave, and an 920-563-2823 • kmccgolf.com extensive wine list. Hi-Way Harry’s is great for a romantic dinner, casual outing or just a visit to the bar. Two rooms available for meetings, private parties and weddings. Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-8pm SEE OUR AD ON INSIDE FRONT COVER

THERE’S MORE ONLINE!

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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

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WHAT TO EAT & DRINK Pine Cone Restaurant 665 Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek 920-699-2767 • pineconejohnsoncreek.com

ITALIAN/PIZZA

BREWERIES, WINERIES, DISTILLERIES AND BREW PUBS

Mangiami Italiano 226 South Main St., Fort Atkinson 920-397-7790 • mangiamiitaliano.com

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

841 Brewhouse 841 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater

262-473-8000

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 Dancing Goat Distillery 909 Vineyard Drive, Cambridge dancinggoat.com/

Cozy Italian bistro set in a welcoming downtown location. With warm, richly painted walls, dark, wellworn 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

608-467-4905

Lewis Station Winery (See pg 24) 217 N. Main St., Lake Mills lewisstationwinery.com 920-648-5481 Mr. Brews Taphouse (See pg 8) 201 N. Main Street, Suite 220, Fort Atkinson mrbrewstaphouse.com 920-542-1319 Second Salem 111 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater

262-473-2920

Sprecher Restaurant & Pub (See pg 34) 1512 S. Church St., Watertown sprecherspub.com

920-390-4944

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

Pizza Pit • pizzapitoflakemills.com W7655 CTH V, Lake Mills • 920-648-4333 275 W. Main St., Cambridge • 608-423-3600 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 25

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-4pm, 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 8 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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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

NUMBER OF ROOMS

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE

WHERE TO STAY

CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge Country Motel 608-423-3246 Victorian of Cambridge 847-269-6515 Village Motel

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$4050

4

$119315

10

$50

FORT ATKINSON

Country Inn & Suites 920-542-1600 75 83 countryinns.com Courtyard Inn & Suites $6975 60 920-563-6444 129 Holiday Inn Express $99920-563-3600 74 78 189 hiexpress.com/fortatkinsonwi Mile-Away Motel $4016 920-563-6326 50 River Walk Inn 920-397-7888

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$6590

The Villa Inn 920-568-4552

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$4599

Indoor Pool and Whirlpool • Meeting Space for up to 40 People Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar • Fridge and Microwave in Each Room • Free Wireless Internet

920-563-3600 www.HIExpress.com 1680 Madison Ave, Fort Atkinson at Hwy 12 & 26 Bypass Intersection

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WE’RE ONLINE! SEE MORE ABOUT LODGING ONLINE: PHOTOS, AMENITIES AND MORE!

enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

Opening 2018!

Our hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast served on real dining ware, free high-speed internet access, and an on-site fitness center. Discover how our above and beyond service and amenities make you feel right at home.

Banquet/Event Space for 250 People

1650 Doris Drive Fort Atkinson (920) 542-1600 countryinns.com

www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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VENDING MACHINES

PETS ALLOWED

FITNESS CENTER

GAME ROOM

IRON/IRONING BOARD

REFRIGERATOR

COFFEE MAKER

MICROWAVE

INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

CABLE / SATELITE TV

IN-ROOM FIREPLACE

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SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

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FULL BREAKFAST

(CONT.)

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

NUMBER OF ROOMS

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE

WHERE TO STAY

JEFFERSON

Hilltop Motel 920-674-4610

28

$3850

Rodeway Inn 920-674-4404

41

$65120

Comfort Suites 920-699-2800

100

$89159

Days Inn 920-699-8000

45

$65150

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Aztalan Fields Guest House 920-988-1910 Bartel’s Beach Cottage 920-648-8421 bartelsbeachcottage.com

Call for 24 2 weekly rates

Save the

Date

While visiting, shouldn’t your accommodations be just as unique and charming as Lake Mills itself? see for yourself at www.bartelsbeachcottage.com 920.648.8421 ~ lmrst@yahoo.com

Walter Grain Farms Johnson Creek, WI

wifarmtechnologydays.com/jefferson

• Newly Renovated Hotel • 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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101 Aviation Way Watertown, WI 53094 Off I-94, Exit 267

(920) 262-1910

hiewatertown@gmail.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

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SAUNA OR WHIRLPOOL

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MEETING ROOMS

SUITES

PRICE RANGE

NUMBER OF ROOMS

HOTELS, MOTELS & COTTAGES

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE

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

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$99159

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

77 60

Super 8 262-472-0400 super8.com

77 50

Holiday Inn Express 920-262-1910 hiexpress.com/ watertownwi Super 8 Motel 920-261-1188

$69134

$64119

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917 E Milwaukee St Whitewater

(262) 472-0400 super8.com

- 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

• 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 www.enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

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3

$99129

HISTORIC BUILDING

STATE PER DIEM ACCEPTED

$104185

FREQUENT SLEEPER PROMO

5

ASK

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

OFF-STREET, ON-SITE PARKING

$115170

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

4

FULL BREAKFAST

AIR CONDITIONING

PETS ALLOWED

$90125

KIDS ALLOWED

3

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INTERNET ACCESS (WIFI)

$149199

CABLE/SATELLITE TV

8

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FULL BED

$125165

QUEEN BED

4

KING BED

(CONT.)

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$145170

IN ROOM FIREPLACE

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

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Baye Klug adds some blue as she crouches along the sidewalk of Partnership Bank during the annual Watertown Art Walk. (photo by Emily Walsh, Watertown Daily Times)

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ACRES

Hebron Campground 262-593-8765

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Island Bar & Campground 920-563-2757

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Jellystone Park™ 920-568-4100 - jellystonefort.com 569

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$45-169

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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

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Overnight/seasonal camping, sleeping and 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

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Bark River Campground & Resort 262-593-2421

270

120

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

199

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125

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Sandhill Station State Campground 16 920-648-8774

100

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7.5

$500900/ week

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

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

SNACK BAR

WHITEWATER AREA

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

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HIGHLY RATED AWARD WINNING

ACTIVITIES and FACILITIES

Daily & Seasonal Sites Cabins - Park Model & Sleeping YOGI BEAR™ and Friends Character Appearances 2-Pools - 3 Playgrounds - 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course Jumping Pillow & Pad - Bounce Houses Inflatable Slides - and much more!

N551 Wishing Well Ln, Fort Atkinson 920-568-4100 • 877-232-7386 (for reservations)

www. jellystonefort.com YOGI BEAR and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s18)


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AREA TOURISM CONTACTS Jefferson County Tourism Council PO Box 243, Jefferson, WI 53549 enjoyjeffersoncounty.com

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce 102 W. Main St. P.O. Box 572, Cambridge, WI 53523 cambridgewi.com, 608-423-3780

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce 244 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 fortchamber.com, 920-563-3210

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce 230 S. Main St., Suite B, Jefferson, WI 53549 jeffersonchamberwi.com, 920-674-4511 Johnson Creek Chamber of Commerce 520 Hartwig Blvd. P.O. Box 527, Johnson Creek, WI 53038 johnsoncreekchamber.com 920-699-4949 Village of Johnson Creek 125 Depot St. Johnson Creek, WI 53038 johnsoncreek-wi.us 920-699-2296

Lake Mills Area Chamber of Commerce 200 C Water St., Lake Mills, WI 53551 lakemills.org, 920-648-3585 Palmyra Chamber of Commerce 100 W. Taft St. 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 St., Watertown, WI 53094 visitwatertownwi.com, 920-261-6320

Whitewater Tourism Council 150 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190 discoverwhitewater.org, 1-866-4WW-TOUR


2018-19 Jefferson County Wisconsin Official Guide  

Things to do, what to eat and where to stay in Jefferson County Wisconsin.

2018-19 Jefferson County Wisconsin Official Guide  

Things to do, what to eat and where to stay in Jefferson County Wisconsin.