Summer packed full of flying chickens, beer, fleas, parades, chalk and more


A RUBBER CHICKEN flies through a goalpost as part of Princeton’s Chicken Fling. This year’s event will take place Sunday, May 28.

by Reagan Zimmerman

Summertime is here.

That means it is time for endless amounts of fun.

This summer, stay on top of the events happening around you.

In Princeton, mark your calendar for the annual Rubber Chicken Fling Sunday, May 28 at 11 a.m. This activity of tossing around rubber chicken toys is fun for ages 2 to 92.

While in Princeton, make time to visit its famous flea market, open every Saturday morning until Oct. 7.

Are you a beer lover? Check out the annual Brew Ha-Ha in Princeton Saturday, July 15 from noon to 4 P.M.

The Annual St. John’s Polish Picnic and Car Show will be held Sunday, Aug. 20. It will include festivities such as live music, games and raffles starting at 11 a.m.

Princeton also is famous for its birds. Whether bird watching or scouting out the endangered Whooping Crane, who calls Princeton it’s home, individuals can set aside time to learn about one of Princeton’s attributes and attractions.

In Green Lake, there is always something going on.

If you happen to be in the area for the 4th of July, Bayview landing, Deacon Mills Park and downtown Green Lake will be packed with activities, including live music, food and parade goers.

Join the city of Green Lake in celebrating “Splash into Summer” Saturday, June 10. It includes the annual Chalk Walk, where artists of all ages gather to paint the sidewalks of Green Lake with pictures.

Every Wednesday night from June 14 to Aug. 16, Deacon Mills Park will host concerts featuring local bands of all genres.

Looking for water ski shows? There is one in Green Lake Saturday, July 29 that may be enjoyed with live music, swimming, food and sun.

Toward the end of summer is Harvest Fest in Green Lake, a huge celebration dedicated to everything fall. Slated for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, Harvest Fest includes vendors, farmers markets, live music and more

In Berlin, mark the calendars for the third-annual Fox Festival Saturday, Aug. 26 at Riverside Park alongside the Fox River. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

In Markesan, set aside the weekend of Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11 to explore June Dairy Days — one of the largest agriculture and agribusiness celebrations in the area.

Music, food and a family-friendly atmosphere invite a multitude of people from many different places and have all leaving with a smile.

Located on the corner of Margaret and West John streets is the Markesan Farmers Market, serving up fresh produce every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Also, don’t forget to celebrate Augustfest with the city of Markesan. Individuals may treat themselves to sweet cornwhile listening to live music and playing games.

Make sure also to visit Dalton, Kingston and Brandon to taste fresh baked goods, shop in traditional Amish stores and experience the deli at Brandon Meats.

The events above are only a select few from each city.

Stay up to date on upcoming events by visiting each cities’ chamber of commerce websites or by checking out the Green Laker’s Calendar of Events on page 16.

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