2019 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 25-26: 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 1: Fishing Derby
JUN 15: 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 13-16: 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 6: Fireworks
AUG 18: Tour de Fort. Jones Park. Offering riders an option of Quarter Metric (16 mile), Half Metric (32 mile) and Full Metric (63 mile) bike ride. Includes rest stops, SAG support, Radio Communication, Marked routes, detailed maps, and a ticket to the Lion Corn & Chicken Dinner. Visit fortchamber.com for more information.
AUG 24: 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
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 25-26: Haumerson’s Pond Haunted Hike.
Haumerson’s Pond Haunted Hike. For a family friendly “spooktacular” time, take an evening stroll on a haunted candlelit trail in the woods. Activities include ghost stories and kids craft activities. Bark River Park, Fort Atkinson, 6-9pm, https://www.facebook.com/friendsofhaumersonspond/
NOV 9: 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
NOV 9: FROST ROCK Challenge: Welcome to the 7th annual Frosty Rock Challenge, the only race of its kind! Take on the challenge as you amble your way through the oak savannah, past the marshes and wetlands, and over the prairie on this 12K mixed course.
NOV 30: Small Business Saturday
DEC 7: Holiday Open House & Market
Enjoy shopping, holiday goodies, strolling carolers, trolley rides, and hayrides with Santa while finding treasures for everyone on your holiday list. Find original and homemade gifts, baked goods, and holiday party needs from local artisans during this one day event. Enter the Holiday Red Box drawings at area retailers for a chance to win Chamber gift certificates and the Giant Gift Box. 9am-3pm. Fort Atkinson. fortchamber.com
DEC 14: 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