Harvest Fest | September 25 & 26, 2021 No matter what time of year it is, everyone looks forward to Harvest Fest! This two-day celebration transforms downtown Green Lake into a haven for all things fall! With a craft fair, market, food vendors, a parade, car show, and live entertainment…what more could you ask for! CRAFT FAIR: Print out the application here: 2021 HF Craft Vendor App FARMERS MARKET: Print out the application here: 2021 HF Farmers Market App CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Print out the application here: 2021 Classic Car Show HARVEST FEST PARADE: Print our application here: 2021 HF Parade Schedule: All information below is subject to change – please check back often. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 6-10 Oktoberfest at The Tap | Featuring live music by Tuba Dan’s famous polka band on Mill Pond Terrace from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Other activities include a brat fry, stein holding contest, polka competition, and fastest pint-drinking contest! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 9-3 Book Sale | Caestecker Public Library 9-2 Wooden Boat Tours | Deacon Mills Park 10-7:30 Taste of Green Lake | Festival Square 10-3 Harvest of Bargains | Thrasher Opera House 10-3:30 NEW Antique Tractor Show | Mill St. 10-4 Farmers Market | Water Street 10-4 Craft Faire | Festival Grounds 10-4 Sink the Bismarck | Playground Park 11 Cornhole Tournament | Goose Blind 11-2 Swing Crew-Dennis | Mill St. & Hill St. 11:30-3:30 Live Music | Remington’s Ride | Festival Square 11:30-3:30 NEW Betsy Cow Chip BINGO | GL Chamber Lawn 12-3 Live Music TBD | Deacon Mills Park 1-4 Bahama Bob | Mill St. 4 Parade | Downtown Green Lake 5-7:30 Live Music | The Del Rays | Festival Square 6-10 Street Dance | Presented by Goose Blind 6:30 BINGO | Town Square SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 6:30-11 Pancake Breakfast | American Legion Post 306 9 Outdoor Church Service | Deacon Mills Park 10-4 Book Sale | Caestecker Public Library 10-3 Harvest of Bargains | Thrasher Opera House 10-3 Classic Car Show | Downtown Green Lake 10-4 Taste of Green Lake | Festival Square 10-4 Farmers Market | Water Street 10-4 Craft Faire | Festival Grounds 10-4 Sink the Bismarck | Playground Park 11:30 Kid Show | Playground Park 11-2 Live Music | Whiskeybelles | Festival Square 12 Carshow Awards | Festival Square 12-3 Live Music | Hannah Rose | Deacon Mills 1 Raffle Drawing | Festival Square 1 Kid Show | Playground Park 12-3 Live Music | Deacon Mills Park 2:30 Kid Show | Playground Park Thank You, Sponsors! Adashun Jones Real Estate | Special Properties| Green Lake Title & Abstract Co., Inc | Heidel House Hotel & Conference Center KDR Wood Design Co. | Fortifi Bank | Generac | Noton’s Dry Dock Mike & Jill Havey | The Wave – Hometown Broadcasting | Horicon Bank | Kinas Excavating | Design Specialty Builders, LLC | Alliance Laundry Systems Hummingbird House | The Collection | Lake Street Marina | McConnell Inn | Greenway House Bed & Breakfast | The 300 Club of Green Lake | Hoekstras Market & Green House LLC | Adams Rib | Hillside Dental Associates | The Diedrich Agency Save the Date! Bike 100 June 4, 2022! Community Sponsored Festivals For more information on these festivals, feel free to call us at 920-294-3231 or consult the event’s website. Angler Young Angler Angler Young Angler For the ninth consecutive year Norton’s Dry Dock will be sponsoring AYA this is an opportunity for the whole family to spend the day together on Green Lake, while giving youth an introduction to competitive sport fishing in a fun, friendly and family-oriented atmosphere. Boat Jam Boat Jam It’s the party of the summer: Boat Jam on Norwegian Bay! Every year, Shoreline Boat Center puts a band on a barge, puts the barge on the bay, and celebrates the lake lifestyle. Bring your boat or walk the boardwalk to join in the fun. There’s never a cover charge so bring the whole crew! Fine Arts Fair Fine Arts Show – canceled for 2020 The Green Lake Fine Arts Show is heralded as one of the best art shows in the Midwest. Taking place in beautiful Playground Park, vendors have a variety of beautiful products and visitors will certainly connect with one vendor’s products…if not them all! Freeland Film Festival Freeland Film Festival – held virtually for 2020 A fun weekend that includes films, panels, live music, local food, and workshops presented to the public, critics, students, aspiring filmmakers, and activists. This event is a global storytelling platform featuring films about people, wild animals, and ecosystems that are facing daunting challenges. These are stories of hope and inspiration. Freeland is a frontline, counter-trafficking organization working for a world that is free of wildlife trafficking and human slavery. Freeland’s team of law enforcement, development, and communications specialists work alongside partners in Asia, Africa and the Americas to build capacity, raise awareness, strengthen networks and promote good governance to protect critical ecosystems and vulnerable people. Green Lake County Fair Green Lake County Fair – August 2021 The Green Lake County Fair is a county-supported Fair that offers a fun, safe, family-friendly event. It is held annually on the first weekend of August. The Fair is a long tradition that locals and visitors wait for. Known as “the best little fair around,” bring your family and see why! Green Lake Festival of Music Green Lake Festival of Music Since its founding in 1979, the Green Lake Festival of Music has proudly presented world-class artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Audiences love the intimate and relaxed nature of performances at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake, Wisconsin, and in Demmer Hall at Rodman Auditorium at Ripon College. The GLFM boasts a reputation of discovering rising stars and featuring the artistic talent of the highest quality. Green Lake Half Marathon Green Lake Half Marathon The Green Lake Area Half Marathon and Fun Run is an event that provides a great opportunity for a picturesque run through the City of Green Lake and west along wooded lanes and the breath-taking shoreline of Green Lake. Green Lake Tour of Homes Green Lake Tour of Homes – canceled for 2020 Local builders and homeowners alike graciously open their doors to the public to showcase the beautiful landscapes, architecture, and natural beauty of our Green Lake. Kick-off your shoes and make yourself “at home” with us for a day! Market at Town Square Market at Town Square | Friday Nights The Market at Town Square is located on Town Square Lawn/Mill St. Homegrown, handmade and organic, the Market at Town Square offers a festive atmosphere with the best in fresh-from-the-farm produce, meats, and one-of-a-kind, handmade items from area artisans. The Market hours are 3 pm-6:00 pm on Fridays. Splash Into Summer Splash Into Summer Green Lake community’s Splash into Summer event in Playground Park where local businesses and organizations lead a family-fun event featuring games, prizes, food, a fishing contest, and so much more! Whopping Crane Festival Whooping Crane Festival – canceled for 2020 An exciting fun-packed weekend full of festivities along with exploring nature at its finest are all part of the Whooping Crane Festival, located in Princeton, Wisconsin. Cranefest is a one-of-a-kind event families and festival goers and nature lovers do not want to miss. Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off Wisconsin State Chili Cook-off – canceled for 2020 The Wisconsin State Chili Cook-Off has grown from a few dozen people partying in the park into one of those can’t miss events that brings people back to Green Lake year after year. Hot chili, live music, and cold beverages on the waterfront—what more could you need? Wooden Boat Show Wooden Boat Show At the Annual Wooden Boat Show in Green Lake, there are no judging or awards, just fellowship with other wooden boat enthusiasts, and sharing the workmanship of these classic boats with the public. This show is open with free admission to the public.