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 for more information.














Mini Winter Farmers Market

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


Spring/Summer/Fall Farmers Market


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


May 6, 13, 20 – Spring Preview

May 27 – Official Kickoff!  First Arts Saturday plus Trolley Rides*

June 24 – Dairy month activities plus Arts Saturday

July 29 – Arts Saturday, Trolley Rides, Bouncy House, Face Painting and FFA Petting Zoo

August 26 – Arts Saturday, Artist Demonstrations, Face Painting, Kids Art Projects, Paddy’s Paws and Live Music.

September 30 – Arts Saturday, Trolley Rides, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Kids Arts Projects, Paddy’s Paws and Live Music

October 14 – Harvest Festival, Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival Poetry Walk, Poems on Demand, Trolley Rides, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Kids Arts Projects, Paddy’s Paws and Live Music

October 28 – Last market of the season plus kids Halloween contest & activities Winter Market Promo Photo


Winter Farmers & Art Market

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


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


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

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.


Sharing Member to Member Expertise

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

Sessions are held the 3rd or 4th Wednesday morning of the month. 
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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Sidewalk Sales

Held in July, Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer for this annual sidewalk sale. Enjoy the best brats, burgers and hot dogs in town at the Chamber’s Brat Stand. Bring the family for lunch or dinner, great music and good fun.

Friday, July 28 & Saturday, July 29, 2017

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Rhythm on the River

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

Join us for good food, live music and fun. Start your night with a “Taste of Fort” featuring everything from brats to cupcakes from local food vendors. Whether it’s music, food, or an ice cold beverage, we invite you to attend this annual end-of-the-summer celebration! Rhythm on the River is the largest annual fundraising event for the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce and continues to be a social gathering for all ages with free admission to the public.

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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


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