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50th Annual Lavalle Celebration

Aug 10, 2014 11am

LaValle, WI
Parade at 11:00 a.m. BBQ Chicken to follow! Food, refreshments, DJ, kid's activities, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments!

David Doering 608-985-8383

3rd Annual Arts & Ales Festival

Aug 3, 2014 9a-9p

100 Dickason Blvd, Columbus, WI
“Celebrate the Craft In Everyone” and also raise money for Cancer Research. On Sunday August 3rd in downtown Columbus is the 3rd Annual Arts & Ales Festival. Join us for a day of arts & crafts, food and craft beer, not to mention Free music from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
The live music stage will showcase Lion’s Mouth, The Big Bang String Thing, A Royal Clark, The Madpolecats and headlining is Owen Mays and the 80 Proof Boys.
A beer tent will be offering craft-brewed beer from Hydro Street Brewery of Columbus. Sweet Mullets Brewing of Oconocomowoc, One Barrel Brewing from Madison, Stonefly Brewing from Milwaukee, Driftless Brewing Company from Soldiers Grove and Public Craft Brewing Co from Kensosha will also be serving their beers.
Sandye and Aaron Adams of Hydro Street Brewery initiated the event in 2012 which was hosted on International Beer Day to help broaden the horizon of the local business spectrum and to help raise funds for the Columbus school district music program. For the second time we are proud to announce our other sponsor, Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders, who are donating their time and resources to benefit the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Hydro Street Brewery will be serving BBQ, and brats and burgers will be served by the American Legion. A bake sale will also be sponsored by the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. Other scheduled activities include a kid’s activity tent, bean-bag tournament and poker tournament. The event will take place from 9am to 9pm on Dickason Boulevard in front of City Hall and the Columbus Senior Center.

Another highlight of the festival is a homebrewer’s competition featuring celebrity judge and craft beer aficionado, Phil Dawson of The Big 1070am, Madison’s Sports Station.
To help sponsor this event, sign up for an event, or become a vendor please contact Sandye Adams at (920) 350-0252 or stop in at the Hydro Street Brewery at 152 W James Street.

Mary Grall, 920-319-1636
Sandye Adams, 920-350-0252

Cambridge Maxwell Street Days

Aug 1, 2014

Aug 2, 2014

Downtown Cambridge
Get the best deals of the year in Cambridge at the sidewalk sales overflowing with goodies at Maxwell Street Days! Find a treasure at the Community Wide Garage Sale and get a favorite book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. St. James Lutheran will be handing out their cookies and lemonade. 4H will be doing some face painting and Oakland Cambridge Presbyterian Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday. Maxwell Days 2014 poster

Sidewalk Sales Blast
Cambridge Arts Council, Wine & Art Night Friday 8/1 at 7-9 pm at Camrock Cafe.
Live Music Friday and Saturday Night at Camrock Cafe & Sport
Oakland Cambridge Presbyterian Church is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday 7 to 11 am **BRING YOUR RECEIPT FROM MAXWELL STREET PURCHASE TO THE BREAKFAST FOR $1 OFF**
Friends of the Library Book Sale (Fri 9am to 5 pm and Sat 9am to 3 pm)
Community Wide Garage Sale. Here’s more information on the community wide garage sale. CACC Garage Sale FormOR Pay online for your participation:

Jody Wilke

43rd Annual Utica Fest

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

Utica Community Park. between Stoughton & Cambridge
FRIDAY. Live music. Madison County
Horse Pull
SATURDAY Tractor and truck pulls
Softball and baseball games
Live music Shotgun Jane
SUNDAY. Softball
Tractor and truck pulls
Live music. Jesse Walker and D.J. Karaoke
Fireworks at dusk

Lynn Halverson 608 772-2770

Southwest Wisconsin Book Festival

Sep 13, 2014

Mineral Point, WI
The 2014 event will feature fourteen engaging workshops that span a range of literary topics held throughout the day in downtown Mineral Point. The day will conclude with New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host, Michael Perry at the Mineral Point Opera House. Pre-registration online is encouraged.

Workshops • Mineral Point Public Library & Mineral Point Opera House • $20 per workshop
Session A: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Session B: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presenter Book Signing/Lunch Break: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Session C: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session D: 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Evening Speaker - Michael Perry • Mineral Point Opera House • $20 for floor seating and $15 for balcony seating
7:00 p.m.

Kristin Mitchell

Watertown Riverfest

Aug 7, 0014 Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-11pm

Aug 8, 0014 Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-11pm

Aug 9, 0014 Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-11pm

Aug 10, 0014 Thursday 4-11pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-11pm

Riverside Park, Watertown, WI
A free music festival held at picturesque Riverside Park. Food, drinks, rides, fireworks, craft fair, classic auto show, kids casting contest, raft race, bean bag tournament, 5k, tennis tournament. Visit for bands and schedule.

Allison Batterman, 920-279-5867

10th Annual Janesville Fall Festival - Community, Craft and Vendor Event

Nov 8, 0014 9 am - 3 pm

Pontiac Convention Center 2809 N. Pontiac Dr. Janesville, WI 53545
Please join us for a fun filled day of holiday shopping Local business owners come together for a one-stop shop. We will also feature a bake sale by a local Autism Speaks! group and Rockin' Kids Christmas will be there accepting donations to make the holidays a little brighter for Rock County kids.

There will be over 50+ vendors, free admission, door prizes and local entertainment.

For a list of confirmed vendors or to request an application to be a vendor, please contact me at

Stacy Snow

Thirsty Troll Brew Fest

Sep 13, 0014 1-5 PM

Grundahl Park, Mount Horeb, WI
Sample hundreds of beers by 25 different brewers. Food, Jorgen the Troll, live music, and more!

Melissa Theisen
608-437-5914, toll free @ 1-888-765-5929

Sweet Corn Festival

Aug 14, 0014 Thurs/Fri 6-11pm; Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-9pm

Aug 15, 0014 Thurs/Fri 6-11pm; Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-9pm

Aug 16, 0014 Thurs/Fri 6-11pm; Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-9pm

Aug 17, 0014 Thurs/Fri 6-11pm; Sat: noon-midnight; Sun: noon-9pm

Angell Park, Sun Prairie, WI
Parade Thursday night on Main St., carnival, family entertainment stage, food vendors, craft fair, animal tent, live bands Fri/Sat in beer shelter, bungee jump/attractions, Tractor Pull Fri. night; midget auto racing Sun. night; Sweet corn served Sat & Sun.

Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce


Sep 28, 0014 9am - 5pm

Westside Park, Cambridge, WI
Barktoberfest is a free and fun canine festival and party for you and your dog(s) held Sunday 9/28 at downtown West Side Park. The festival includes vendors, rescue groups, dog demos, a demonstration of lure coursing, costume and trick contests with great prizes, food and more. Join in for a “Howling” good time with fun for humans and their hounds.

Julie Anderson

Cambridge Fall Fest

Sep 20, 0014 10am - 4pm

Veteran's Park, Cambridge
Fall in downtown Cambridge has unique activities that are fun for the whole family. Enjoy scarecrow building, shopping for antiques and hand-made items, rockin' to live music, riding on tractor hayrides, face painting, petting some farm animals, entering a pie-baking contest and auction and enjoying great food with friends

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

Susie the Duck Day

Aug 9, 0014 Throughout the day

Lodi, Wisconsin
Come Celebrate the 31st Annual Susie the Duck Days on August 09th in Lodi, Wisconsin. Enjoy a wonderful family day that starts off at 8 a.m. with the Lodi Library run and continues at noon with the Lodi Rotary Parade. Immediately after the parade we launch Duck Derby dropping 3,000 rubber ducks into Spring Creek where they begin their journey traversing waterfalls and rapids on their way to the finish line. The afternoon continues in Lodi’s two beautiful parks with Goeres Park an adventure land for children with games galore. Relax with a bite to eat at “Taste of Lodi-Lake Wisconsin” providing a wonderful assortment of tasty treats while you enjoy Music in our beer garden. Admission is Free!
Chamber office: (608)592-4412

Kathleen Hartman Chamber Coordinator
Lodi & Lake Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

14th Annual Boxer Bash

Sep 20, 0014 10am - 3pm

Columbus Firemans Park, 1049 Park Ave., Columbus, WI 93925
Green Acres Boxer Rescue of Wisconsin is holding its 14th Annual Boxer Bash. Family and dog friendly, there will be kids games, a lure course, silent auctions, raffles, vendors and much more! has all the information. Click on Boxer Bash, then 2014

Ann Janssen

Green County Cheese Days

Sep 19, 0014 Throughout the day

Sep 20, 0014 Throughout the day

Sep 21, 0014 Throughout the day

A celebration of cheesemaking, dairy farming, and the Swiss traditions of Green County. September 19 - 21, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the festival, which has taken place in downtown Monroe since 1914. Cheese Tent, Family Farm Adventure Tent, Cow Milking Contest, Old Time Copper Kettle Cheesemaking Demonstration, Arts & Crafts, Children's Parade, vendors, three entertainment stages (yodeling, alphorns, accordions, rock'n'roll, blues), dairy farm and barn quilt tours, brewery and distillery tours, food booths (deep fried cheese curds, gourmet grilled cheese, cream puffs, brats, cheesecake on a stick and much more) and Wisconsin's only parade led by a herd of Brown Swiss cows.

Green County Cheese Days, 1016 - 16th Ave., Monroe, WI 53566. 608.325.7771

Fête de Famille - Family Festival

Aug 9, 0014 1pm to 7pm

Mandt Community Center - Stoughton, WI
This family festival is to support the continual operations of the Stoughton Area Youth Center

Greg Hoyte -
Derek Westby - - event organizer

Annual Fall Heritage Festival

Oct 4, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Oct 5, 0014 Saturday, October 4, 9am-4pm, Sunday, October 5, 10am-3pm

Downtown Main Street, Mount Horeb
The first full weekend in October. Dozens of crafters line “The Trollway”, Mount Horeb’s historic Main Street, lined with life-sized mythical creatures. Experience our Norwegian heritage with farmer’s market, buggy rides, quilt show, heritage demonstrations, live music, food, antique tractor show, mini pedal tractor pull, and the Sons of Norway Host Frokost–an authentic Norwegian Autumnal breakfast. Fair and festivities run from 9 to 4 on Saturday, and 10 to 3 on Sunday. Don’t miss this fabulous fall event for the whole family.

Melissa Theisen