Chamber Programs & Events

Fort Farmers Market

Held Saturday mornings from May – October.  A variety of vendors provide shoppers with local and seasonal produce, meats, bakery, cheese, and more. There are also craft vendors, kids activities, and live music.  A Mini Winter Farmers Market is held January – April and a Winter Farmers & Art Market is held in December. Visit fortfarmersmarket.com for more information.

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Mini Winter Farmers Market

January – April, First Saturday of the Month, 9-12pm, The Fort Atkinson Club

 

Spring/Summer/Fall Farmers Market

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May – October, Every Saturday, 8am-12pm, Market Square on S. Water St.

 

May 6, 13 & 20 – Season Preview

May 27 – 15th Anniversary Season Kick Off, seed giveaways, trivia contests, customer appreciation giveaways, family games, and live music

June 24 – Arts Saturday and Dairy Days including free milk, ice cream samples and ice cream making demonstration

July 29 – Arts Saturday and 15th Anniversary Birthday Bash, giant market pie, acrobat and hoolah hoopers, carnival games and contests, customer appreciation day, and live music

August 26 – Arts Saturday and Community Art Day, puppet making ceramic tile project, art demonstrations, and live music

September 30 – Arts Saturday and Harvest History Festival Pennyfarthing, Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival poetry walk, poems on demand, Hoard activities, ag history trivia, and live music

October 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Fall Harvest

October 28 – Last market of the season! Arts Saturday, Harry Potter Halloween, Harry Potter costume contest, trick-or-treating, kids mini-pumpkin decorating, and live musicWinter Market Promo Photo

Visit fortfarmersmarket.com for more information.

 

Winter Farmers & Art Market

Saturday, December 2, 9am-3pm, held at multiple downtown locations

Visit fortfarmersmarket.com for more information.

Annual Chamber Dinner

The Annual Dinner, held in January, offers Chamber members the opportunity to network and socialize. It is also a time for celebrating and recognizing our member milestones. In addition, the new Board of Directors are introduced at the Annual Dinner.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at The Fireside Dinner Theatre

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Business After Hours

Business After Hours events are hosted by member businesses and provide the perfect opportunity for our members to network. They’re typically held four times per year from 5 to 7 PM. Call the Chamber of Commerce office for more information. 

All Chamber members and employees are welcome!

2017 Business After Hours Schedule:

February 16:  Aster Assisted Living

May 18:  Rock River Dental

August 17:  Jones Market

December:   Mike Foerester Real Estate Group

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Business Over Breakfast

Expand your networking circle, build important business contacts, and join fellow chamber members from the Fort Atkinson, Whitewater, Jefferson and Palmyra Chambers at Business Over Breakfast. Enjoy breakfast while getting to know the businesses in neighboring communities.

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Speed Networking

Speed networking is a 30-minute gathering for chamber members to give their two-minute elevator pitches on who they are, what they do, and what they hope to gain from their association with other chamber members. Registration is limited to 15 people, and participants are encouraged to bring business cards and brochures for everyone in attendance.

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Sharing Member to Member Expertise

Chamber Members are encouraged to use their expertise to teach a 1 hour morning session for fellow Chamber Members.

If you are interested in attending or teaching a session, please contact the chamber at (920) 563-3210.

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Annual Chamber Golf Outing

Save the Date!

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club

More details to come.

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Rhythm on the River

Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual Rhythm on the River on August 26, 2017!

Enjoy an evening of music, dancing, food, and fun at this end-of-summer celebration. Start your night with a “Taste of Fort” featuring everything from brats to cupcakes from local food vendors. Kicking off the night’s entertainment is Katie Mack and the Moan, followed by headliner The Love Monkeys, a pop rock band from Milwaukee. Back by popular demand, The Balloon Guy will be offering balloon animals and airbrush tattoos for the kids. Admission is free and open to the public. Beverage tickets and food are available for purchase.

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Holiday Parade

Held on the second Saturday evening in November, historic Main Street is the setting for the Lighted Holiday Parade, which kicks off the holiday season.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Merchants Holiday Open House

Held in early December, catch the spirit and share the warmth of an old-fashioned Christmas. Enjoy carolers, hayrides with Santa and holiday treats while you shop historic Fort Atkinson. The day coincides with the Winter Farmers & Art Market.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Winter Farmers & Art Market

Held in early December, Fort Atkinson’s annual Winter Farmers & Art Market brings the spirit and energy of our Farmers Market indoors. With a diverse group of local vendors, this Winter Market is sure to please. The day coincides with the Merchants Holiday Open House.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

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