2018 Fort Atkinson Chamber Events and Community Events
JAN-APR: Mini-Winter Farmers Market.
A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local meats, greens, honey, bread, cheese, baked goods and more. Held the first Saturday of the month. 9am-12pm. The Fort Atkinson Club, Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com
MAY-AUG: Fort Atkinson Summer Charity Concert Series.
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening with friends for concerts in the park. Wednesday nights 6-8:30pm. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson.
MAY-SEPT: Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights.
Featuring vintage cars, music, food and fun. Held the second Monday of the month. 5:30-8:30pm. Jones Park, Fort Atkinson.
MAY-OCT: Fort Farmers Market.
A variety of market vendors provide shoppers with local and seasonal produce, meats, cheese, honey, baked goods, and more. Held every Saturday across from the Post Office. 8am-12pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com
MAY 26-27: Fort Koshkonong Rendevous.
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 old-time chores, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. Rock River Park, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org
JUN-AUG: Fort Atkinson Community Band Concerts.
Sit back and enjoy music by the community band in the park. Monday nights at 6:30pm. Barrie Bark Band Shell, Fort Atkinson.
JUN 2: Fishing Derby
JUN 2: Dairy Day at the Moo-seum.
Learn about the dairy industry from the cow to the final products of cheese, yogurt, and milk. Meet local dairy cows and watch the parade of cows representing seven dairy breeds. Enjoy family-friendly activities, including butter churning, cheese tasting, dairy trivia games and barn games. 11am-2pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org
JUN 14-17: Generals Baseball Fest.
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
JUL 27-29: Friends and Family Weekend.
Fort Atkinson retail merchants offer the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer at this annual sale. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com
AUG 4: Fort 14.
AUG 19: Tour de Fort. Jones Park
AUG 25: Rhythm on the River.
The largest annual Fort Atkinson Chamber fundraising event and an end-of-summer social gathering for all ages. Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and food along the Rock River in Downtown Fort Atkinson. 5pm-midnight. fortchamber.com
SEPT 22: Concert on the Lawn.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music while enjoying the beauty of the Hoard Historical Museum lawn and garden. 3pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org
SEPT 29: Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival.
A weekend of workshops, speakers, open mic poetry readings, landmark tours, poetry café and round table discussions with Wisconsin poets. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker. Downtown Fort Atkinson. lorineniedecker.org
OCT 1-29: 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 mini-pumpkins and gourds and conquer the four-acre trivia corn maze. Weekends in October. 10am-5pm. Busy Barns Adventure Farms, Fort Atkinson. busybarnsfarm.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 and kids craft activities. Free and open to the public. 6-9pm. Bark River Park, Fort Atkinson. friendsofhaumersonspond.com
NOV 10: Lighted Holiday Parade and 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. 5:30pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com
DEC 1: Holiday Open House.
Enjoy shopping, holiday goodies, 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. 9am-4pm. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com
DEC 1: Winter Farmers & Art Market.
Find original and homemade gifts, baked goods, and holiday party needs from local artisans during this one day shopping event. 9am-3pm. Downtown Fort Atkinson. fortfarmersmarket.com
DEC 8: Hoard Historical Museum Holiday Open House.
Featuring holiday music and decorations, craft activities, refreshments, seasonal displays of vintage toys and quilts, and a Gingerbread House Contest. 1-4pm. Hoard Historical Museum, Fort Atkinson. hoardmuseum.org