Festivals and Events


REPRESENTATIVES OF SHORELINE Boat Center donned cowboy garb during last year’s Harvest Fest Parade. Pictured are, from left, Matt Bond, Erik Brockman, Jeremy Schatner, Ryan Meiborg, Bailey Patterson, Loni Meiborg, Steve Koplin and Abby Gedville. This year’s parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. RCP File photo […]

Harvest Fest returns Sept. 26 & 27


FREELAND FOUNDATION FOUNDER Steve Galster speaks to last year’s festival attendees before the opening night film. While this year’s festival will be a virtual event, Galster will yet again introduce the festival’s opening night film and discuss Freeland’s mission of eliminating trafficking. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Even though […]

Digital stories to inspire



CELEBRATING THE INSTALLATION of a trailhead and bike repair station for Lauree’s Trail are, from left, Larry Gundrum, Erik Taylor, Garrett Clark, Tom Beatty, Ethan Carter, Dennis Clark, Erik Olmen and Michael Taylor. submitted photo by Joe Schulz For the last three years, a parade of cyclists tested their stamina […]

Slow roll around GL Sept. 27


The No Walk Dog Walk will have contests for largest dogs, this dog won the contest at a previous dog walk. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Each fall, during Ripon’s Septemberfest celebration, pet owners dress up their dogs to enjoy a pet parade up and down Watson Street. The annual […]

No dog walk this year



PHIL BURKART MOWS the lawn at the Town Square Community Center. He started taking care of the grass in 2012 to reduce costs and is doing it again this year to help out amid the COVID-19 pandemic. submitted photo by Joe Schulz If you walked through downtown Green Lake on […]

Just mowing along


Erin Bryan, soprano, sings as Scott Gendel plays piano inside the Thrasher Opera House. The performance will be aired Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. on YouTube as part of the Green Lake Festival of Music’s “Cabaret & Cabernet: A Celebration of Songs, Sweets & Sharing.”  submitted photo by Joe […]

The show must go on



TWO LADIES CLANK glasses at a past Sip & Shop on the Fox event. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The Princeton Chamber of Commerce hosts two wine walks each year, one in spring and one in fall.  This year, however, the coronavirus pandemic put a damper on those plans as […]

Sip & Shop on the Fox


THE GREEN LAKE Association’s Shine a Light Celebration began with a video that premiered live just before sunset on Aug. 1. Green Lake Association photo by Jennifer Fjelsted  Two months ago, when the Green Lake Association (GLA) reimagined its 11th-annual gala into its first-ever virtual fund-raiser in response to coronavirus, […]

Shine a Light was a glowing success



The Community Street Bash is one event that is in jeopardy of joining a long list of other events in Green Lake County to be canceled or moved virtually due to COVID-19. As of right now, Harvest Fest still is on as scheduled. submitted photo  by Joe Schulz Green Lake’s […]

GL events continue to fall victim to COVID-19


FIREWORKS ERUPT over Big Green Lake during the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Right, a crowd gathers outside of the Town Square Community Center to watch the parade. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz While many communities across Wisconsin had Independence Day celebrations canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Green […]

GL celebrates Independence Day



Loading their boat for this year’s White Hot Boat Party are, from left, Thomas Clydesdale, Joan Lloyd, Laura Clydesdale, David Lloyd and Jo Ellen Madden. The party was moved to the water this year to make social distancing earlier. For more information on the event, see page 14. Joe Schulz […]

All Aboard the White Hot Boat Party


A crowd at Deacon Mills Park anxiously awaits the firework display over Dartford Bay. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz After deciding to cancel the Fourth of July Parade in early June, the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (GLACC) announced last week Friday that a parade will, in fact, […]

Fourth of July won’t be a dud in Green Lake



THE UW-MADISON Marching Band plays at one of Green Lake’s Concerts in the Park. The Wednesday concert series is scheduled to start July 8, nearly a month later than normal due to COVID-19 The marching band is set to return Aug. 12. submitted photo by Joe Schulz While many events […]

Concerts in the Park begin July 8


Visitors to the Princeton Flea Market peruse a vendors table last year. The flea market is set to open for the season July 18, with some social distancing guidelines. by Joe Schulz When the Princeton Chamber of Commerce announced in May that the city’s famous flea market had been postponed […]

Princeton Flea Market will open for season July 18



FIREWORKS REFLECT ON the waters of Dartford Bay as Green Lake commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake’s summer event calendar continues to shift, as the Green Lake Fine Arts Show, Green Lake Triathlon and annual Fourth of July parade through downtown Green Lake have […]

GL Fourth of July parade, fine arts show and triathlon ...




FIREWORKS ERUPT OVER Dartford Bay last year. As of right now, the Fourth of July celebration in Green Lake is still scheduled. Joe Schultz photo by Joe Schulz The coronavirus pandemic has forced event planners and community leaders across Green Lake County to tear up their initial plans for this summer. […]

Local leaders provide tourism outlook


A FOOTBALL AUTOGRAPHED by the Green Bay Packers will be one of the silent auction items at this year’s Harvest Fest. The silent auction will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz At the end of September each year, more than 100 […]

Celebrate Fall at Harvest Fest



Folks participate in a papermaking workshop at last year’s festival. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Those coming to Town Square this October will be treated to a variety of new artwork. Arnold Grummer’s third-annual Midwest Paper Fest brings paper artists and art enthusiasts together Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 […]

For the love of paper


Thrasher Opera House fills before the opening night’s film begins. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Cars lined Green Lake streets and the Thrasher Opera House was packed last week Friday for the return of the Freeland Film Festival. Event Coordinator Evelyn Galster noted festival attendance was better the second […]

Let the film roll