Festivals and Events


Encouraging folks down to go around the world at the Green Lake County Fair Aug. 1 to 4 are, from left, Caroline Retzlaff, Debra Dowen, Eileen Hochmuth, Miltred Roeder and Debra Dowen. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz The Green Lake County Fair will take folks around the world as it […]

GL County Fair will go ‘Around the World’


Tennessee native Jacob Wheeler reels in a bass. Of the 10 anglers who fished Sunday, only Wheeler took the time for a four-hour ride around Big Green Lake during a day off earlier in the week. Garrick Dixon photo by Joe Schulz During the summer months it’s not unusual to see […]

A bass-tacular event



FIREWORKS REFLECT ON the waters of Dartford Bay as Green Lake commemorates the Declaration of Independence. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake hosted a smorgasbord of events to commemorate America’s Independence Thursday, July 4. SUPPORTING THE RED, white and blue are, from left, Sam Thill, Eleanor Rogers, Betsy […]

Green Lake has a blast on the Fourth of July


Swimmers embark on the first leg of the Ripon Medical Center Triathlon during a past year’s event. The triathlon, set for July 21, will move to downtown Green Lake this year. Jonathan Bailey photo by Joe Schulz Athletes competing in the Ripon Medical Center Triathlon Sunday, July 21 will have some […]

Changing course



RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALING $11,000 after the 11th-annual Angler Young Angler Fishing Tournament in Green Lake are, front row, from left, Blake Meiborg, Jackson Kuehn, Gil Leben, Hunter Judas, Kolsen Whitchouse; back row, Derek Zamzow, Zack Gedville, Max Vande Slunt, Justin Malatia and Caden De Maa. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The […]

Reeling in another successful year


Market-goers rummage through tables of goods at the Princeton Flea Market. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz At 5:58 a.m. Saturday mornings, Princeton City Park is deserted except for one man brewing coffee in the food stand. Mike Jacobi has been organizing the Princeton Flea Market for 38 years and every […]

Flea market offers variety of finds



ADIRONDACK CHAIRS MADE for pleasant perches for riders on a parade unit that recognized all five branches of the armed services last year. Ariana Hones photo by Joe Schulz Green Lake County gives folks plenty of ways — and plenty of days — to celebrate America’s birthday. Patrons can go […]

Independence for all


U.S. NAVY VETERAN and Green Lake 4 on the 4th Race Director Jeff Blair shows his support for the country as he runs. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Looking to kick off the Fourth of July by supporting local veterans? The first Green Lake 4 on the 4th Race offers […]

Running 4 veterans



OUROBOROS’ Lead Guitarist Nick Czar rocks out. submitted photo by Joe Schulz After forming last fall, the 1970s inspired rock group Ouroboros is set to debut its first album Saturday, June 29 as part of the first-ever Wharf Fest at Deacon Mills Park. Wharf Fest is free with doors opening at […]

Ouroboros will rock Wharf Fest June 29


BEFORE THEY ENJOY birthday cake, Caestecker Public Library Director Linda DeNell, left, and library assistant Stephanie Osheim pay homage to the man who made possible the library’s beautiful, multi-faceted facility 25 years ago: Green Lake philanthropist Thomas E. Caestecker. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Twenty-five years ago, people stood […]

Get Your Popcorn Ready



ABOVE, DAWN Toman holds Kyliee Baumgarten’s hand while Kyliee gets a glitter tattoo from tattoo artist Teri Mandel a couple years ago during the annual “Splash into Summer” and Chalk Walk in downtown Green Lake. The two events have been combined the past few years, offering double fun for residents […]

Splash into summer with chalk, fun June 8


FROM LEFT, Maggie Klung, Allison Disch and Caroline Kluge created their brand MAC Chocolates as an acronym that combined the first letter of each of their names. MAC Chocolates had the opportunity to present its brand at the Maker Faire in Milwaukee. submitted photo by Joe Schulz This June, children in […]

Choc(olates) full of good ideas



THE UNIVERSITY OF Wisconsin marching band performs for a full crowd at Deacon Mills Park in a recent year. The band will return Wednesday, July 10 and is one of many music options Green Lake has to offer this summer. submitted photo by Joe Schulz Music lovers can unplug their headphones […]

What’s that sound in Green Lake?


Danielle Boerson, right, sells fresh, certified-organic produce at the farmers market. submitted photo by Joe Schulz The Farmers Market at Town Square offers locally grown organic produce, handmade crafts from local artisans, ready-to-eat food and live music Friday afternoons. The market opened its summer season May 26 and will run […]

Blossoming to new heights



Riders of the Green Lake 100 can ride through scenic Green Lake country. by Joe Schulz Bikers of all skill levels may test their stamina Sunday, May 26 at the third-annual Green Lake 100 bike ride. The event features not only a bike ride around Green Lake, but participants also […]

Green Lake 100


MEMBERS OF MARKESAN Community Band play during a past June Dairy Days parade. submitted photo by Joe Schulz June Dairy Days will return Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 at Hein Park and will feature live music, a parade, carnival games, and ample varieties and quantities of food. June […]

March into summer at June Dairy Days



FREELAND FILM FESTIVAL Event Coordinator Evelyn Galster points towards the Thrasher Opera House stage, which festival films will be screened. Joe Schulz photo by Joe Schulz Lights … Camera … Action! The Freeland Film Festival will bring stories to inspire back to Green Lake Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. […]

Stage is ready for another film festival


by Hannah Tetzlaff Before ThunderBoss Bar & Grill in Green Lake was a twinkle in an eye, owners Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar knew they wanted to create ThunderFest. “I’ve been on this project [planning ThunderFest] since November before we opened up the doors of ThunderBoss,” ThunderBoss head chef Trent […]

New festival thunders into Green Lake



Lynn Pollesch of Ripon shuttles fest attendees up and down South Street in 2017. Pollesch is the founder of the East Central Tractor Cruise, Inc.  Maic D’Agostino photo by Ariana Hones Thirty years ago, the farmers came in from the fields after a long summer of planting, tending and weeding […]

Harvest Fest celebrates 30 years of community


Green Lake Community members work to decorate downtown Green Lake with festive fall decorations in preparation for the city’s biggest event of the year, Harvest Fest. Maic D’Agostino photo by Hannah Tetzlaff When the sky turns gray, the air becomes crisp and the trees are decorated in splashes of red, […]

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