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• Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac and Dodge County • National Exchange Bank • Norwex • Dodge County ADRC • Modern Woodmen • Pregnancy Support Center of Dodge Co.,Inc. • Waupun Chiropractic • Park Village Shopping Center • Green Valley Enterprises Trosten Haus Adult Day Care • Affiliated Counseling Center, LLC • Glacier Valley Campground • Wildtree • Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services • YogaOma • Aspire, Inc. • Young Living • Chippy’s Popcorn Creations • Hometown Glass & Improvement, Inc. • Lilla Rose Hair Clips • WBEV/WXRO • Relay For Life • LuLaRoe • AHT Windows • Clearview Long Term Care & Rehabilitation • Tupperware - Brittany Haas • Summit Credit Union • Thrivent Financial - Jonathan Leonard • Leaf Filter Gutter Protection • Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre • Rechek’s Food Pride • 5 - Stones • Help At Home • United Way of Dodge County/ Volunteer Dodge • Beaver Dam Hometown Pharmacy • Juneau American Legion • Unshackled

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Beaver Dam Murals

Stroll downtown and enjoy murals steeped in rich history

Location: Stormy’s Music Venue, 208 Front St.

Table of Contents 3 Day Trip to Experience Beaver Dam’s Murals 5 Beaver Dam 6 Calendar of Events 8 Day Trip to the Horicon Marsh Explorium 8 Markesan 9 Day Trip to Amish Country 10 Columbus 12 Homegrown Goodness 13 Fox Lake 14 Antique & Thrift Stores 15 Waupun 16 Horicon Marsh Bike Route/Auto Tour Map

Location: The Watermark, 209 S. Center St.

In June of this year, the famous Walldogs came to Beaver experience the murals, see page 4 for the addresses of each Dam to “Decorate the Dam”. They painted 15 murals in mural and a little bit of the history behind each mural. five days. There are now 17 murals located around Beaver Dam. The • Newly Renovated murals are all steeped in rich Beaver • Indoor Pool & Whirlpool • Free High Speed WIFI Dam history. These historical stories • Hot AmericInn Perk Breakfast are depicted in an eye-catching, Suites • Exercise Room • Whirlpool W larger-than-life format. Take a day to • Group Rates • Pool Parties stroll through downtown, enjoy the Ask about beautiful murals and learn a little bit our Sportsmen about Beaver Dam’s history. While 325 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam Rate! you are here, stop and get some ice Exit 134 off Hwy 151 from South Exit 135 from North cream at Annabelle’s or do a little shopping at Twisted Sister, maybe 920-356-9000 find a treasure at Beaver Dam tique Mall. To plan your day trip to


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Location: Beaver Dam Paint and Glass, 112 S. Center St.

Williams Free and Community Library

Location: Beaver Dam Community Library, 311 N. Spring St. The first library in Beaver Dam opened Dec. 1, 1884, in a room of the old city hall on North Spring Street.

History of Industry Location: Boost Mobile 203 N. Spring St.

Beaver Dam has enjoyed the benefits of countless jobs provided by local industries over the course of its past 175 years including Rowell Manufacturing, Breuer Metal Manufacturing, Paramount Knitting Co./Bear Brand Hosiery, Weyenberg Shoe Mfg. Co. and Beaver Dam Overall Mfg. Co.

Monarch Range

Location: Richards Insurance 123 N. Spring St. The first scene, painted by Walldog muralists in 2013, depicts a cozy kitchen with information related to the Monarch Range factory that ignited Beaver Dam’s economy for generations.

Ziegler Beer

Location: Stooges Bar and Grill 112 N. Spring St. Ziegler Brewery was formed in 1905 when Louis Ziegler, of the Mayville brewing family, purchased the former Goeggerle Brewery on Madison Street.

Dodge County Fair

Location: Ming’s Garden Buffet 150 Front St. The Dodge County Fair began in 1886 at a site east of University Avenue and south of Park Avenue (now the athletic fields of Wayland Academy).

Moraine Park Technical College Location: Ming’s Garden Buffet 150 Front St.

Moraine Park Technical College began with the appointment of a board in 1911, and was launched in 1912 as the Continuation School. Classes were taught at various locations.

Mischler’s Harley Davidson Location: Stormy’s Music Venue 208 Front St.

Mischler’s began in 1958 when William Mischler obtained a franchise for Harley Davidson motorcycles. He opened a shop on Center Street. In 1962 he purchased the building at 113 Parallel St.

Swan City Park

Church History

Dr. George E. Swan arrived in Beaver Dam in 1876. He developed a resort, Vita Park, which included an elaborate spring house, a bottling plant, a bandstand, lagoons for fishing and boating, and “Castles in the Air” with observation platforms in the treetops.

While traveling between churches he established in Milwaukee and Green Bay, the Rev. Moses Ordway stopped in Beaver Dam. Around 1841, he purchased land and built a house for his family. In 1843, he formed a congregation of eight members, and a Sabbath (Sunday) school of nine children.

Location: The Watermark 209 S. Center St.

Crystal Lake Beach Location: The Watermark 209 S. Center St.

Dr. Swan’s influence in Beaver Dam was not only felt with Vita (Swan City) Park. It was furthered by the purchase of Drake’s Pond, later to become Crystal Lake Park.

Location: 116 S. Spring St.

Kamrath’s Radio Store Location: Inter-Quest 304 S. Spring St.

The mural theme is related to early technology and the building’s longtime occupant, Kamrath’s Radio Store.

Raymond Gallun

Gould Nursery

History of McKinstry’s

Ingraham Gould was born in Maine, and eventually he became a farmer. Owing to a physical injury, he left the farm and traveled extensively throughout the expanding west, selling fruit trees and shrubs in newly settled communities.

McKinstry’s Home Furnishings is the oldest family-run business in the state. John McKinstry came from Quebec, Canada, in 1855 and started manufacturing furniture and caskets for early settlers. J. McKinstry Co. began in 1858.

Raymond Zinke Gallun was an American science fiction writer. He was born in Beaver Dam. He left college after one year and traveled in Europe, living a drifter’s existence, working a multitude of jobs around the world in the years leading up to World War II.

Glider Pilots of WWII

The American National Bank

Visit Beaver Dam / Vintage Racing

Location: Beaver Dam Paint and Glass, 112 S. Center St.

Location: Beaver Dam Paint and Glass, 112 S. Spring St. The veteran’s mural depicts the history of the glider pilots of World War II. Harold Reif, owner of Beaver Dam Paint and Glass, was a glider pilot in World War II. He is shown between fellow glider pilots.

Location: McKinstry’s Warehouse 131 Front St.

Location: Inside American National Bank, 115 Front St. The German National Bank opened for business on June 30, 1891, at 115 Front St., where the building remains. At that time, it had $50,000 in capital, no surplus and two employees. Its first day deposits totaled $24,500.

Location: Raaske’s Renewed Appliance, 305 S. Spring St.

Location: Don Cigelske Transmission, 1249 Madison St. The logo for Downtown Beaver Dam Inc. welcomes visitors to Beaver Dam off Highway 151 on Beaver Dam’s south side. To its right is Fred MacMurray in the flying car that he invented in the Disney film, “The Absent-Minded Professor.”


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Beaver Dam Whether you visit for a day or stay for a weekend, make yourself at home in Beaver Dam.


isitors to Beaver Dam will enjoy recreation in 18 city parks including a disc golf course, auto racing at Beaver Dam Raceway, fishing and boating on Beaver Dam Lake, birding in the nearby Horicon Marsh and much more. Enjoy changing exhibitions at the Seippel Center for the Arts, shop at one of the city’s quilting/sewing stores, including the headquarters of Nancy’s Notions for sewing enthusiasts. New businesses complement old favorites in downtown Beaver Dam, offering a wide range of products and services for shoppers young and old, including antique stores, a variety of restaurants and the Historical Society Museum for history buffs. The Downtown Beaver Dam Holiday Parade steps off on the first Saturday in December, with nearly 50 entries in a celebration of Beaver Dam’s citizens, businesses, industries, service providers and civic groups. An “After Party” brings the community together for songs, treats and a large dose of holiday spirit. Enjoy the area’s natural attractions, our cultural offerings, great restaurants, fine lodging and the warm, friendly service that greets you at our local businesses. There is something for everyone in Beaver Dam.

• Yarn • Supplies • Classes Focused on the beauty of natural fibers, our store offers fine yarns and accessories in a relaxing contemporary atmosphere. 112 Front St. Beaver Dam, WI 920.356.8859

For more information go to or, become a fan of the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or contact the chamber at (920) 887-8879.

Twisted Sisters

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Open Wed.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-3

112 So. Spring St. • Beaver Dam • 920.356.8984


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FALL/WINTER 2017 - 2018

Calendar of Events september SEPT 22-24 Waupun

Fall Living History Festival

Visit the encampment and learn more about Wisconsin’s history and join us for educational programs throughout the weekend. Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49 920-324-5818


Autumn Art on the Marsh


oct 14-15 Horicon Marsh


Held at Harnischfeger Park. Family fun activities. Wagon rides, vendors and entertainment. W3048 Crawfish Rd, Ixonia.

Buckskinners encampment, atl-atl throwing, fire starting, artifacts, a drum circle, expert speakers, vendors and more! Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center - N7725 State Road 28, 920-387-7893

Hustisford Community Hall


october OCT 1 COLUMBUS

Columbus Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Discher Park, 800 North Cedar St. 40 year old Art and Craft Fair with over 100 vendors. 920-485-3200

7am - 12:30pm. Fire equipment on display. Held at 123 W. Harrison Street – Columbus Fire Department. 920-623-5914


oct 6 Waupun

Ashippun Town Hall. Re-enactment camps, Native American, Highlanders, Buckskinners, 4 different war camps: War of 1812, Civil War, Revolutionary War, Spanish American War, Native American Tipi Village, food, traders and it is free. Free 28’ Voyageur Canoe Rides.

by Jim Curry and band Waupun’s Historic City Hall Auditorium (920) 324-5818



10th Indian Summer Living History Event

Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest

Held at Columbus Fireman’s Park pavilion. 2pm - 10pm. Free Admission. • Authentic food and beverage served by the Odd Fellows and guest community service organizations. Live music by Carol & the Key Notes and the Tom Brusky Bank. 5K Run / 1-mile walk! Local Artist Fair & Kids Activities. 920-623-2285

John Denver Tribute Concert

oct 6-8 Mayville Audubon Days

Weekend long fall festival Foster Park, Main Street 920-387-5776

Autumn Fest

9am -3pm The day kicks off with the Pink Pumpkin Run at 9am along with shopping, artisans, crafters, food, and live music.


14th Annual Boat House Hayride

Ride around Fox Lake on hay wagons. 920-928-3470

Archeology Weekend

oct 19 beaver dam

Dodge County Women’s Expo

Join us for wine tasting, retail therapy and connect with over 60 local businesses.


oct 21 columbus

Soccer Club Halloween Dance

oct 28 Watertown Pumpkin Palooza

Main Street trick-or-treating, costume parade, crafts, sidewalk games, crafts, pumpkin lighting, and more. Downtown 920-261-6320

OCT 28 HARTFORD Trick or Treat

1 – 2:30pm.

Horses in the Park


oct 22 Waupun

Downtown Fox Lake, Tons of kids’ activities throughout the downtown area including costume contest, pumpkin carving, face painting and much more. Plus there is trick or treating from 4-6pm.

10am - 4pm. Columbus Fireman’s Park Complex – 1049 Park Ave. Come learn about Horses in Wisconsin.

Monsters on the Marsh

Visit in costume for games, scavenger hunt, haunted woods, and prizes during this family friendly event at Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Hwy. 49 920-324-5818

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Beaver Dam Sportsman’s Expo

4-8pm at the Beaver Dam Country Club, W8884 Sunset Dr.

oct 26 Mayville

Downtown Business Trick or Treat

Business Trick or Treat, games, and costume contest 6-7pm Main Street, 920-387-1167

Spooktacular Fall Event and Citywide Trick or Treat

oct 29 Juneau

Pumpkin Drop Contest

Airplane ride and pumpkins N6491 State Rd. 26 920-386-2402

november nov 4 Watertown

First Brigade Band Harvest Ball

Held at Turner Hall. Polkas, Schottisches, Jigs, Reels, Waltzes and more will be played and the band will teach you the steps. 7pm, 301 S Fourth St. 920-261-6320


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nov 25-26 Watertown


American Legion, Flag Memorial at 11am.

Performances from 11am-3pm - 919 Charles St. 920-261-6320

Juneau Public Library. Admission is free

Softball Tournament on the Ice Call The Boat House for details.


JAN 6 fox lake

Noon-6pm including parade at 5pm, as well as tree lighting, chili lunch, raffles/silent auction, bake sale and free kids activities. 920-928-3777

JAN 27 fox lake

Veterans Day Program

NOV 11 HARTFORD Christmas Parade



Downtown Holiday Open House

Downtown Columbus. Local retailers will have sales, drawings, refreshments and special hours.

Octagon House Annual Christmas Play


Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration Parade down Main St. at 6:30pm. Entertainment, Festival of Trees, Santa and refreshments are offered Tues.-Fri. evening at Waupun City Hall Auditorium.


nov 17-18 Markesan


Huge craft fair, silent auction, kids activities and more Markesan Elementary School - 100 E Vista Blvd 920-229-8057

Downtown. Parade on Center St. at 5:30pm. Holiday open house at Dodge County Historical Society.

Homespun Holidays

Holiday Parade

Parade of Trees

12th Annual December to Remember

DEC 9 RANDOLPH Santa’s Workshop

dec 9-10 Waupun

1-4pm at Crystal Lake Park

Nature craft sale, horse-drawn sleigh rides, family photos, cookie decorating and crafts Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Highway 49 (920) 324-5818

JAN 28 mayville


Christmas at Marsh Haven

Parade at 6:30pm.

1-5:30pm at the Watermark, 209 S. Center




6pm-midnight. Horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment.

Downtown Columbus Enjoy Shopping and Sipping at various downtown businesses.

Tree Lighting and Caroling. Hustisford Community Hall. Memorial Park.


Wine Walk & Small Business Saturday

nov 25 Watertown

Watertown Holiday Parade of Lights

Parade begins at 5:30pm. Visit Santa in his house after the parade. Downtown 920-261-6320

Visit with Santa

Midnight Madness

Buffett Brunch with Santa

dec 2 Mayville

Festivities begin at 11am at the Boat House. 920-928-3470

Free daylong event with crafts, activities, live music, food, parade, and fireworks Main Street 920-387-1167


It’s a Wonderful Life on Main

DEC 2-3 HORICON Christmas Open House

Satterlee Clark Historical House, 322 Winter St. 920-485-0483.

Fox Lake Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Winter Fisheree Prizes for largest fish. Silent auction and raffles inside The Boat House.

jan 27-28 beaver dam

dec 2 beaver dam

Midwest Cream Cheese Competition

Kitty Kat Snowmobile Races In front of The Boat House.

Randolph Village Hall, 248 W. Stroud St.


Columbus Holiday Parade

JAN 6 fox lake

january Winterfest “Toilet Bowl”

Hustisford Community Hall and downtown.

Cabin Fever Fest

Rock River Bierfest

Held at the Mayville Park Pavilion. For more infor go to

FEB 3 fox lake Ice Golf on the Lake

Contact The Boat House for more information 920-928-3470

FEB 10 fox lake

Fox Lake Fire Department Annual Fisheree

Open to the public. Launch from The Boat House. Prizes awarded, including for kids. Proceeds benefit the Fire Department and EMS.




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Hands On Experiences

at the Horicon Marsh Explorium

Markesan A Grand Community - Come to Enjoy Life.

Within the marsh there are hiking and bicycling trails, driving trails, two boardwalks, fishing piers, boat launches and canoe/ kayak trails. (See back page for Bike/Auto Tour map) Geocaching is enjoyed on the southern end of the marsh. Of course birding, photography, hiking, hunting, site seeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and fishing are popular activities on the marsh as well. The Horicon Marsh Explorium is a must see on your day trip to the marsh. It is located at N7725 Hwy. 28 in Horicon. Guests of Horicon Marsh’s Explorium will get a glimpse of life at Horicon Marsh thousands of years before European settlement and witness how the current wetland came to be. The experience is narrated by a Clovis point arrowhead, that keeps visitors company throughout the journey as they view, listen to, touch, and even smell exhibits that document the changes to the marsh over time. Videos and interactive displays greet you at every turn, encouraging audiences of any age to learn more about the history and ecology of Horicon Marsh. A wooly mammoth replica that children are free to touch and climb represents wildlife that roamed the land during the Ice Age and also served as an important food source for early Native Americans. Relics from the age of European settlement as well as modern hunting and trapping equipment illustrate the marsh’s popularity as a waterfowl hunting site. Games encourage visitors to learn about wildlife identification. Viewers can also gain a singularly thrilling perspective on the management and conservation activities currently occurring on the marsh before heading out to enjoy it for themselves. Go to www.horiconmarsh. org for more information.


arkesan’s intriguing past of missing gold, murder, and love of the land can be experienced by visiting the Grand River Valley Museum and Train Depot. The Grand River winds through town, highlighting the city with nature and wildlife. Take a walk through our downtown city streets and discover nostalgic Victorian homes as well as unique stores. Head to the countryside to find horse-drawn buggies and distinct craftsmanship, prepared by the large Amish population of the area. Explore their unique lifestyle by visiting their old-fashioned stores filled with hand made goods. An active approach to experiencing Markesan might involve fishing in Little Green Lake or Lake Puckaway for walleye, bass, perch, bluegill or muskie. Hunters and snowmobilers will find plentiful game and excellent trails. Come for the day and attend one of our fun family events this fall or ter: Heritage Days at the Grand River (920) 398-8023 Valley Museum, Homespun Holidays Celebration or Winterfest. Restaurant

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Enjoy a Quiet Drive


Take a day trip to Amish Country this Fall. There are many small Amish businesses in the area, as well as businesses supporting the Amish heritage. The Markesan and Kingston/Dalton Historical Societies can provide visitors with information on where these settlers came from, their traditions and customs and how they have integrated into their neighboring communities, as well as what trades they are known for (woodworking, baking, cheese making, greenhouses to name a few). Enjoy a quiet drive through Amish country and discover a simpler time and an area rich in heritage.

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Locate the Amish businesses below by finding their correlating number on the map. 1- Pine Lumber 2 - Bontrager Cabinets 3 - Metal Buildings 4 - CVS Buildings 5 - Kingston Custom Cabinets 6 - Happy Hollow Bakery 7 - Weaver Cabinets 8 - Katie’s Carpet Shop 9 - Schrocks Sawmill 10 - Miller Greenhaus 11 - Millers Small Engine

12 - Miller Cabinet 13 - Mast Buggy Shop 14 - Mast Bend & Dent 15 - Sloping Acres Greenhouse 16 - Mishler’s Country Store 17 - Pleasant View Bakery 18 - Jr. Miller Chair Shop 19 - Miller Harness Shop 20 - Millers Bent & Dent 21 - Yoder Candy 22 - Townline Greenhouse

23 - Sunshine Jam Shop & Greenhouse 24 - Hillside Hardware & Greenhouse 25 - Otto’s Produce & Greenhouse 26 - Hershberger Sawmill 27 - Maple Lane Furniture 28 - Hill Top Repair 29 - Shady Lane Furniture 30 - Maple Grove Cabinets 31 - Weaver Harness Shop 32 - Oven Fresh Bakery

33 - Miller Cabinet Shop 34 - Whitetail Ridge Woodworking 35 - D&L Metal Buildings 36 - Sandhill Cabinets 37 - Tiny Acres Greenhouse 38 - D&E Sharpening 39 - Salemville Cheese Factory 40 - Salemville Greenhouse 41 - Sunrise Buggy Shop

42 - Grand River Greenhouse 43 - Mullet Furniture Finishing 44 - Wayside Repair 45 - L&L Furniture Shop 46 - Chair Shop 47 - Pine Grove Greenhouse 48 - A&E Bulk Foods 49 - GreenhouseGary Swanke

50 - BP Lumber 51- Pride Originals 52 - Rugs 53 - Bakery 54 - Lilac Furniture Gallery 55 - South & Main 56 - Bull Pen 57 - Ms. Bouvi’es Vintage Market 58 - Butterfly Antiques


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Columbus You’re always welcome to discover Columbus and all it has to offer.


olumbus is built along the Crawfish River and nestled among gently rolling hills, woodlands and prime agriculture land. Columbus is located in the southeast corner of Columbia County and presents an almost perfect portrait of the 19th century. More than 200 historically significant homes and buildings in Columbus are on the National Historic Registry. You will find that Columbus strives to preserve and promote its proud heritage. Columbus as it is now offers an impressive array of community assets; an Amtrak station that serves 17,000 passengers annually, a low-depth aquatic center for families to enjoy, two golf courses, the

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Christopher Columbus Museum, the largest antique mall in Wisconsin which attracts 120,000 people annually and other quality antique and specialty shops. Columbus is Located on five major highway corridors, Highways 151, 16, 60, 73 and 89. In other words we’re an easy destination to get to and enjoy.

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Columbus Community Hospital Emergency Department


Call/Text: 920.210.2121


270 Commerce Dr. Suite 1, Columbus, WI Preferred Each office independently owned and operated.

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Offering 24/7 Emergency and Urgent Care 1515 Park Avenue, Columbus WI 53925 920-623-2200


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Upcoming Events

September 30 November 24 Early December

Columbus ‘Odd’toberfest 2pm-10pm Columbus Fireman’s Park Pavilion Oktoberfest themed event hosted by the Odd Fellows (Tri County Lodge) Live polka music, German food & beverages Columbus Holiday Parade 6:30pm - sponsored by Columbus Chamber of Commerce & Columbus Downtown Development Corporation & City of Columbus 920-623-3699 for more information Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Visit for info.

Historic & Vibrant City!

Wisconsin’s Largest Antique Mall 200 DEALERS 78,000 sq. ft. over 400 booths! • • • •

Antiques Collectibles Used Books Largest Selection of Glassware in the Midwest • 3rd Floor Furniture


Ethnic Food & Beverage Live Music

Sept. 30

“World ClAss exhibit”


Open 362 Days a Year • 8:00am - 4pm

Free Admission

2000 Quality Souvenirs from 1893 Chicago’s World’s Fair 239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992 Phone & Fax

Tour buses are always welcome ATM on site

Customer AppreCiAtion Week Oct. 2-8, 2017

20% Off Nov. 6-12, 2017

20% Off Dec. 4-10, 2017

20% Off Feb. 5-11, 2018

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March 5-11, 2018

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April 2-8, 2018

Local Artist Fair Odd Brat Trot 5K Run/Walk Fireman’s Park Pavilion

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June 4-10, 2018

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August 6-12, 2018

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• Beautiful Architecture • Amtrak Station (hub for the Empire Builder Line) • Nationally Recognized Schools • Prosperous Industry • Gorgeous Parks & the Crawfish River • Two Golf Courses • Modern Aquatic Center • Charming restaurants and supper clubs • Many other establishments throughout the city

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Dodge County's

Homegrown Goodness

HONEY Honey Acres N1557 St. Rd. 67, Ashippun (800) 558-7745

Jeanne Malterer W3507 County Road R Iron Ridge (920) 349-8853 Marshview Honey and Alpaca Farm W4343 Wild Goose Rd., Waupun (920) 517-8156 Melvin Saeger W6140 State Rd. 33, Juneau (920) 386-2063

ORCHARDS Columbus Discovery Orchard W11888 Behan Rd., Columbus Sept. - Oct.

Golz Orchard W5961 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-5308 Pieper’s Fruit Farm W2423 State Road 49 Brownsville (920) 583-3056

Tom Dooley Orchard W5759 St. Rd. 49, Waupun (920) 324-3664

Park Cheese Co. Inc. W6521 County Road F Brownsville (920) 583-3401


Schultz’s Cheese Haus N6312 Hwy 151 South, Beaver Dam (920) 885-3734

Eberle’s Produce W5548 St. Rd. 33, Horicon (920) 485-2702

Hoekstra’s Market & Greenhouse, LLC N10348 Cty. Hwy. A Fox Lake (920) 928-2398 Tietz Family Farm Market W4500 Cty. Rd. CW Watertown (920) 206-0940

Waldvogel’s Farm N7416 Cty. Rd. I, Juneau (920) 885-9590

CHEESE Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese 1173 N. Fourth St., Watertown (920) 261-6363

Old Fashioned Foods Cheese Factory & Outlet 331 S. Main St. Mayville, WI 53050 920-387-7924.

Specialty Cheese Company 430 N. Main St., Reeseville (920) 927-3888

Widmer’s Cheese Cellars 214 W. Henni St., Theresa (920) 488-2503


Beaver Dam Tower West Parking Lot 200 S. Center St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-8262 Saturdays, May - Sept 8:00 a.m. - noon Beaver Dam 1645 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-3106 Weds./Sat., Mid-May - Oct 8:00 a.m. - noon Columbus 409 N. Ludington St. Columbus (920) 623-5540 Sundays, June - Oct 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Fall River Savanna Oaks

Hwy. 16 across from Village of Fall River

920-484-6257 Saturdays, May - Oct 8:30 a.m. – noon Fox Lake Flea Market Main St., Fox Lake (262) 353-1704 Saturdays, April - Oct 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hartford 147 N. Rural St., Hartford Hartford Recreation Center parking lot (262) 673-7193 Saturdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Hartford Indoor Farmer’s Market Link Building 33 N. Main St., Hartford Saturdays, Nov 12 - Dec 17 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Horicon Bethesda Mall 620 Washington St., Horicon Thursdays, May – Fall 8:00 a.m. - noon Horicon Kiwanis Park S. Hubbard St., Horicon (920) 485-3200 Wednesdays, June - Oct 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Horicon Winter Farmer’s Market American Legion Post #157 735 S. Hubbard St., Horicon

2nd Wed. of the month Nov thru March Hustisford Hustis St., Hustisford (920) 349-3188 Saturdays, May - Oct 7:00 a.m. - noon Juneau Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot Juneau (920) 386-3359 Fridays, May - Oct 8:00 a.m. – noon Watertown Riverside Park, Watertown (920) 261-6320 Tuesdays, May - Nov 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Watertown Library Parking Lot 100 S. Water St., Watertown Thursdays, August – Oct 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Waupun Tanner Park 510 E. Spring St., Waupun (920) 324-7915 Thursdays, May - Oct 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


DAY TRIPS fall & winter 2017-18

Fox Lake While you may hear a fish tale or two, Fox Lake has a unique experience to offer all.


rom the ripple of a wave to the roar of a snowmobile, the lake has many activities for all interests in all seasons. Our lakeside community hosts fishing events, ice races, and guided or rented boat tours. While visiting our lake community, be sure to venture downtown. Peruse our vintage and specialty shops or dine at one of the area’s many restaurants. Fox Lake is a city rich in history. The Fox Lake Depot building houses many historical displays, as does the Car Shed. The Car Shed houses a 1940s-era Fairbanks gas-engine-powered track car, the summer kitchen, working blacksmith shop, and Sinclair Gas Station building on the Depot grounds.They house items related to the theme of each building as well as farming and local business artifacts, Native American arrowheads, tools, weapons, military uniforms and equipment, an extraordinary Civil War artifact collection, a Bunny Berrigan collection dedicated to the famous jazz musician, and photographs of the people, places, buildings, and businesses that made Fox Lake what it is today.

Stop in at our Chamber office at 305 W. State St. (inside Nehls Realty) or give us a call at 920-928-3777.

Unexpected Home Decor

• Painted Furniture • Home Décor • Local Artists & Vendors • Naturally Made Soaps and Lotions • Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Line Follow us on Facebook for Creative Paint Classes

211 W State Street, Fox Lake, WI 53933 920-520-0202 Open Thur., Fri., Sat., 10-5 & Sun. 11-3

Great Style for the Whole Family •Highlights • Perms •Color • Cuts

Kathy Schumacher & Jaime Woreck

- Hair Specialists

Kathryn’s Salon 205 State St., Fox Lake


Fish Tales


Large selection of Large selection of fishing lures and equipment, fishing lures and equipment, beer, wine and liquor!

beer, wine and liquor!



Monday - All You Can Eat Wings Tuesday - All You Can Eat Spaghetti Wonderful Wednesday - $125 Specials Thursday - Tacos Friday - Fish Fry • BIG Screen TV’s • Game Day Specials Live Music Outside Patio Dining Sat. Nights!

Including Full Tiki Bar!

Cottage For Rent • Boat Launch Boat Rentals • Year-Round Lake Access N10575 Chief Kuno Tr., Fox Lake, WI 53933

(920) 928-3470

Open Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - Close • Monday 3:00 pm - Close


DAY TRIPS fall & winter 2017-18

Antiques and Thrift Stores Beaver Dam Antique Mall

142 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-1116

Bullfrogs & Butterflies

106 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-1759

Crosswalk Antiques 124 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 887-9586

Dusty Attic

108 Front St., Beaver Dam

Goodwill Stores

130 Frances Ln., Beaver Dam (920) 885-3109

Here's The Thing

114 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 296-2240

St. Vincent DePaul Society 123 & 125 Dodge Dr., Beaver Dam (920) 885-6971

Tree City Antiques 126 Front St., Beaver Dam (920) 885-5593

Twisted Sisters

112 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam (920) 356-8984

Antique Shoppes of Columbus 141 W James St., Columbus (920) 623-2669

Carousel Antiques 132 W. James St., Columbus (920) 623-5309

Columbus antique Mall

239 Whitney St., Columbus (920) 623-1992

St. Vincent DePaul Society 110 Meister Dr., Columbus (920) 623-2004

Granny Annie’s

303 W. State St., Fox Lake (920)210-1135

On Lake Time

211 W. State St., Fox Lake (920)520-0202

Old Crow

223 State St., Fox Lake

The curiosity shop 225 State St., Fox Lake

the yellow rose 213 State St., Fox Lake

willoughby's antiques

215 State St., Fox Lake

St. Vincent DePaul Society

31 South Main St., Hartford (262) 673-6980 •

The Gathering of Hartford

326 W. Prospect St., Hartford (262) 673-3772

Bethesda Thrift Shop 620 Washington St., Horicon (920) 485-4113

Westside Tattoo and Treasures

301 East Lake St., Horicon (414) 659-8803


109 S. Lake St., Hustisford (920) 349-3533

Mayville Vintage Marketplace 102 S. Main St., Mayville

Mayville Vintage Marketplace Annex 40 S. Main Street (920) 889-1184, (920) 960-1965

Sweet Ginger Vintage 26 S. Main St., Mayville (920) 579-0367

american collections

133 Stark St., Randolph (920) 319-3660

Simply thrift

151 Stark St Randolph

smart shop

349 Stark St., Randolph

Bethesda Thrift Store

800 S. Montgomery St., Watertown (920) 261-7030

Clara’s Antiques

100 E. Main St., Watertown (920) 262-2007

St. Vincent DePaul Society

1181 N. 4th St., Watertown (920) 261-2691 •

Trader Tom's

101 E Main St., Watertown

Bargains Galore Thrift Store

810 W. Main St., Waupun (920) 324-8677


DAY TRIPS fall & winter 2017-18

Waupun City of Sculpture


ong known as the “Wild Goose Center of Wisconsin”, you’ll find Waupun nestled on the southern branch of the Rock River. Small town charm and a strong sense of community abound and beckon you to enjoy the unexpected things Waupun has to offer. Whether birding or simply learning, nature lovers will delight in a stop at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Waupun is home to the largest collection of outdoor sculptures in the United States. Regular live events bring both music and theatre venues to Waupun’s Historic City Hall Auditorium. With a growing Fine Arts Community, you’ll find classes and art displays to satisfy your creative side. A variety of shops and dining options are also available to complement your visit.

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Festi nts & Eve

• Saturdays thru September: Downtown Farmers Market • September 23-24: Fall Living History Festival • September 28: Waupun Senior Expo • October 6: John Denver Tribute Concert • October 9: Community Services Open House • October 14: Rockin 60’s Dance Party featuring The Ricochettes with Rob and the Rest • October 20-21: Waupun Community Players present: “Drinking Habits” • October 22: Monsters on the Marsh • October 28: Halloween on Main • October 28: Waupun Trick or Treating • October 28: Nightmare in WARPed Woods V – Disc Golf Tournament • November 18: Riders in the Sky • November 28: Avenue of Angels Christmas Parade • November 28 – December 1: Avenue of Angels Christmas Celebration • December 9: An Irish Celtic Christmas with the Tartan Terrors (920) 324-7900 • Like Waupun Festivals-Wisconsin Events on Facebook!


Fall is no time to be indoors. Unless you’re recharging with a free hot breakfast, comfortable rooms, indoor pool and hot tub and so much more!

AmericInn Hotel & Suites Waupun 204 Shaler Dr | Waupun, WI 53963 920.345.1140|

Hot, homestyle breakfast Hotel-wide, high-speed Internet Indoor pool and whirlpool Easy Rewards loyalty program


Horicon Marsh Bike Route/Auto Tour HORICON MARSH BIKE ROUTE / AUTO TOUR

Key Overlook Sites

Key Overlook Sites - Bud Cook Hiking Area - Federal Refuge Office/ Visitor Center - Rockvale Overlook - DNR Horicon Marsh Education Center - Palmatory Overlook - Dodge County Ledge Park - Marsh Haven Nature Center (tower)

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Old Marsh Road Open weekends only June- August

Bud Cook Hiking Area

• Dodge County Ledge Park • Marsh Haven Nature Center (tower)

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Playful Goose Campground


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To Hustisford Map sponsored in part by the Friends of Dodge County Parks, Inc. in memory of Frank Dummann (1924-2007); teacher and entrepreneur. Frank owned The Bike Shop in Mayville and was a long time supporter of the Wild Goose Trail and biking in the Horicon Marsh area. Map sponsored in part by Horicon Bank – The Natural Choice –

Map Produced By: US Fish & Wildlife Service Dodge County Land Resources & Parks May, 2011

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