Horicon, Wisconsin


We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. 

~Calvin Coolidge

  • 2014 Labor Day Weekend Celebration
    August 30, 2014 – August 31, 2014
    River Bend Park, South Valley St.
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    The Phoenix Group will tip their hats to Horicon and the Workers that drive our economy with a weekend full of sparkling family entertainment.

    • Due to the forecast for rain we have changed the Labor Day Weekend Celebration schedule. Here is the revised schedule, and this will not change so you can plan accordingly.


      5k Run / Walk: Will be held as scheduled
      Ace Race: Will be held as scheduled



      4:00 p.m. Talent Show and kids atcitivies
      5:00 p.m. Ice Cream social and Legion Post 157 cookout
      5:00 p.m. Musical performance by Roxie Beane
      6:30 p.m. Musical performance by the Alex Wilson Band
      8:45 p.m. Best Fireworks Display In Wisconsin

      Thank you for your understanding, and please share this with your friends so that everyone is made aware.

    River Bend Park Map

  • Community Farm Market ~ Bethesda
    August 30, 2014 – October 25, 2014
    8 am  –  noon
    Bethesda Mall Parking Lot, 620 'Washington St., Horicon
    Contact: Jim Dais, (920.485.4113) ,

    produceFind the best of Wisconsin fresh produce each Saturday morning at the Bethesda Thrift Store parking lot.

  • Music at the Market ~ The Summer Concert Series
    September 3, 2014 – October 8, 2014
    Every Wednesday June through August , 6 pm
    Kiwanis Park, Horicon
    Contact: Dan Buchner ,


    The 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series will again be held in Kiwanis Park, Horicon and sponsored by the Horicon Phoenix Program.  Held every Wednesday night, June through the beginning of October, this event has been a crowd pleaser since day one.

    (Date/Band/Local Group Providing Food)

    • September 3 ~ Mike Maimone of Mutts/ Activity: Pet Grooming
    • September 10 ~ Boo Bradley of Cajun Strangers/ Activity: Kim’s Pets
    • September 17 ~ Open Mic/ Apple Desserts? Hot Apple Cider
    • September 24 ~ Macyn Taylor/Activity: Scarecrow decorating & dress-up Photo Booth
    •  October 1 ~ Pumpkin Carving/ pumpkin decorating / pumpkin bowling
    • October 8 ~ Musical Performance TBA / Activity: Bonfire/Smores

    The Farmers Market is held at the same time, so you can shop and dance to your hearts content.   Or enjoy the vintage cars on show the first Wednesday of each month.

    Check out the Phoenix Facebook page 

  • Horicon Custom Car Cruise
    September 3, 2014 – September 3, 2014
    First Wednesday June through September , 6 pm
    Kiwanis Park
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    The Horicon Phoenix Group is sponsoring the Custom Car Cruise again at Kiwanis Park.  Held the First Wednesday of the summer months June through September, it is totally free for car owners and admirers.  In conjunction with the Summer Concert Series and the Kiwanis Park Farm Market, you can come and celebrate all Wednesday evening.

  • Kiwanis Park Farm Market
    September 3, 2014 – October 29, 2014
    4 PM  –  8 PM
    Kiwanis Park, Horicon
    Contact: Dan Buchner (920-485-0216) ,

    Horicon Farmers’ Market offers a range of goods, from fresh produce, to locally produced honey, to hand-sewn goods. The Market is held June through the end of the growing season and runs 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

    Check our the Phoenix Facebook page to see the produce available  now.  

    Come visit the Market!

  • Marsh Haven September Events
    September 6, 2014 – September 28, 2014
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,

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    Saturday & Sunday,September 6 & 7 ~ Grandparents weekend 9 am to 5 pm. All grandparents and grandchildren receive free admission to the nature center.

    Saturday, September 13 ~ Day Gone to the Dogs Event (Waupun Area Animal Shelter)

    Sunday, September 21 ~ Family Nature Club Meeting 1-3 pm ~ End of Season Party ~ Free to Marsh Haven members or regular admission fees for non-members.

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 26-28 Fall Living History Festival ~ Friday School groups and students only.  Saturday & Sunday the general public is invited.

  • Sacred Heart Parish Harvest Fest
    September 7, 2014 – September 7, 2014
    950 Washington St.
    Contact: 920-485-0694 ,

    Save the date…more information later!harvest fest

  • Waterfowl Learn to Hunt
    September 8, 2014

    waterfowlThirty young hunters, from ages 12-17 will have the unique opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime duck hunt on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge (HNWR).  In addition, select closed hunting areas on the Horicon State Wildlife Area, which is operated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will be opened this year for hunters ages 10 and up, including adults.

    A drawing of the applications will be held on September 8th, 2014 to determine successful and eligible candidates.  First time applicants will be given priority.

    Prior to the hunt, successful applicants must also complete a mandatory four hour orientation and training session, which will be hosted by Ducks Unlimited (DU), Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).  This class will include waterfowl identification, gun safety, water safety, duck calling, range estimation and hunting tactics.  Lunch will be provided to all that attend.

    The hunts will be mentored by experienced waterfowl hunters.  There will be one mentor per hunter and only the successful applicant will be allowed to hunt.

    The Learn to Hunt application may be downloaded from the Friends of Horicon Marsh Education & Visitor Center website at www.horiconmarsh.org and then typing in “Learn to Hunt”.  If you have any questions please call (262)567-1300.

    Submit application to:  Waterfowl Learn to Hunt, N55W37090 Harvard St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066

     Successful Learn to Hunt applicants will be notified by phone by September 8th, 2014.  There will be a $15.00 non-refundable registration fee for successful applicants.



  • No Other Name Concert
    September 13, 2014
    Doors open 6pm  –  Concert begins 7 pm
    Dodgeland High School. 401 S. Western Ave., Juneau
    Contact: Dave at 920-210-0320 ,

    No Other Name Poster

  • Horicon School District Annual Meeting
    September 15, 2014
    7 pm
    Van Brunt Elementary School, Second floor meeting room
    Contact: Gary Berger 920-485-2898 Ext. 241 ,

    horicon schoolsThe Horicon School District annual meeting will take place in the second floor meeting room at Van Brunt Elementary School.  The board meeting will bein at 6 pm and the annual meeting at 7 pm.  If the regular meeting has not been completed by 7pm it will be reconvened after the conclusiong of the annual meeting.

  • Horicon Public Library 2014 Adult Book Discussions
    September 18, 2014 – November 20, 2014
    Third Thursdays of the Month , 6:30 pm
    Horicon Public LIbrary
    Contact: (920) 485-3535 ,

    ordinaryAdults are invited to gather the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm to discuss the current book  All are welcome.

    September 18 ~ Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

    October 16 ~ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    November 20 ~ Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

  • Autumn Art on the Marsh
    September 28, 2014
    Fourth Sunday of the 9th month , 10:00 am  –  4:00 pm
    Discher Park

    ~Celebrate Fall ~ Celebrate Nature ~ Celebrate Art ~

    IMG7016It would be hard to come to Autumn Art on the Marsh and not find anything that tricks your fancy.

    ~Art ~

    The Horicon Chamber is proud of all the vendors who produce art that highlights the Horicon Marsh, as well as vendors who sell their own crafted pieces of art that make life easier and more beautiful.

    ~ Music ~

    The  Horicon High School Pep Band, Community Voice and Jeff Pockat, the Gaelic Harpist, provide a variety of background music as you saunter around Discher Park.  We also have a vendor or two who play samples from their own recorded CD’s.

    ~ Food ~

    The Chamber Food Stand has been declared the best art show food around and that’s because of the high quality food served that comes from Leroy Meats and the creative minds of the Chamber Board. NEW this year is a Pig Roast!  The Horicon High School Band Boosters will once again offer their Bar Stand…which is quite frankly decadent….rich fall dessert bars cut in mega sizes.

    ~Raffle & Drawings~

    Spend as little as $2.50 and come home with a John Deere X300 Riding Lawn Tractor or the other 27 generous gifts from the Chamber members.  For no cost at all, you can sign up for our hourly door prices which consist of vendor products.

    ~ Football Party~

    American Legion Post 157 is hosting a football party at noon.  Come to the Band Booster Bar Building and when they are sold out of bars, the party begins.  For a buck, buy a 32 ” TV raffle ticket, drawing held at the end of the game.  You must be present to win.  Dr. Steve Eidem will do spinal checks/trigger points for donations to go to the Phoenix for the Discher Park Pavilion restoration.  Drinks, Snacks, Football and Friends on the Marsh!


    Located on the Horicon Marsh at Discher Park in Horicon, this arts and crafts fair helps you experience autumn in Wisconsin.  As the leaves crinkle underfoot, you can relax, enjoy and participate in this City on the Marsh’s fall arts and craft celebration.

  • Satterlee Clark Museum September Tour
    September 28, 2014 – September 28, 2014
    1 pm  –  4 pm
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    bedroomThe Satterlee Clark Museum open their doors and garden each  Fourth Sunday May through October.  FREE Admission.  FREE Memories.  FREE Fun.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page

  • Marsh Haven October Events
    October 3, 2014 – October 25, 2014
    Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 State Hwy. 49, Waupun
    Contact: 920.324.5818 ,


    Marsh Haven OctoberFriday, October 3 ~ Brad Fitch John Denver Tribute Concert & Silent Auction ~

    “Cowboy” Brad Fitch, from Estes Park, Colorado, performs a John Denver Tribute Concert at the Historic Waupun City Hall Auditorium ~ 201 E. Main St. Silent Auction to benefit youth education programs at Marsh Haven Nature Center. Tickets $12/advance, $15/door, $40/family package.

    Saturday October 4  ~ Wild Birds of Prey program, EARTHcamp activities, luncheon, campfire sing-a-long with Brad Fitch ~ all events at Marsh Haven.

    Sunday October 5 ~ Naturalist programs, music, and closing celebration at Marsh Haven.


    Saturday, October 25 ~ Monsters on the Marsh ~ Halloween-themed family event ~ 9 am to 5 pm

  • Archeology Weekend
    October 11, 2014 – October 12, 2014
    10 am  –  4 pm
    Horicon Marsh International Education Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon
    Contact: 920-387-7893

    arch weekend       Buckskinners encampment with Dirty Kettle and friends will both fascinate and educate young and old about the customs of the Native Americans. Walk into the tepee, sit around the fire, and listen to the drums as Dirty Kettle and friends share information, and answer questions. Sample fry bread.


    • Tomahawk throwing
    • Flag display of Wisconsin’s 11 Sovereign Nations
    •  Atl-atl demonstrations – test your skills in hitting the target
    • Local collectors with museum quality artifacts
    • Corn grinding
    • Fire starting techniques
    • Face Painting
    • Corn husk doll making 11:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30

    Check out the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/RockRiverArchaeologicalSociety

  • World Zombie Day
    October 11, 2014
    10 am
    Riverbend Park, South Valley St.
    Contact: 920-485-0216 ,

    zombieZOMBIE RUN ~ Test your speed and agility against the zombie horde.  Lose all your flags and you die.  Zombies and survivors welcome.  Prizes for best zombie make-up, fastest runners, and zombie with the most flags.  Registration begins in August.

    ZOMBIE WALK ~ Lurch down the street with other zombies.  Exchange cans of food to enter booths for zombie make-up and games.  Prizes for best costumes.  All food donated to local food pantries.

  • Satterlee Clark Museum October Tour
    October 26, 2014 – October 26, 2014
    1 pm  –  4 pm
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    Satterlee Clark Fall PixThe Satterlee Clark Museum open their doors and garden each  Fourth Sunday May through October.  FREE Admission.  FREE Memories.  FREE Fun.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page

  • Satterlee Clark House Historical Museum’s Annual Christmas Open House
    December 6, 2014 – December 7, 2014
    Noon  –  4:00 pm
    Satterlee Clark House Historical Museum (322 Winter St.)
    Contact: Lahnie Neu, Curator ,

    christmas 4Celebrate Christmas the old fashioned way at the Satterlee Clark House Museum. Indulge in hot spiced cider, coffee and Christmas cookies while participating in the live music caroling.

    The Museum Gift Shop is a timeless adventure where you can purchase Christmas items, gifts, crafts, books and more.

    Check out the Horicon Historical Society on facebook.

    Special Demonstrations in the past have been:

    Mary Ann Mason of Beaver Dam ~ Spinning Wheel

    Vicki Maaske of Horicon ~ Antique Pump Organ

    Louise Budde of Beaver Dam ~ Rug Hooking

    Gary Blankenheim of Horicon ~ Blacksmith

    Shannon Barniskis of Beaver Dam ~ Knitting

    JoAnn Moyle ~ Scherenschnitte


    Free Admission to all!  AGAIN this year…open Saturday and Sunday.

  • Chamber Christmas Chicago Bus
    December 6, 2014 – December 6, 2014
    7 am  –  8 pm
    Bethesda Mall Parking Lot, 620 'Washington St., Horicon
    Contact: Karen Boersma, 920-485-3200 ,


    Poster 2014

    Download Application for Tickets 2014

    Bus Information Sheet

  • Cookies and Milk with Santa
    December 13, 2014
    9:45 am  –  Noon
    Horicon City Hall
    Contact: Horicon Chamber, (920) 485-3200 ,

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    Dear Children of Horicon,

    I had such a wonderful time in Horicon that I have already instructed my secretary, Cookie, to mark Horicon down on on the North Pole Master Calendar of Events for December 13th, 2014.

    I heard that Elf Helen Neitzel is already sewing stockings…what a wonderful person, do you think she could come work for me at the North Pole?

    I really liked being the Santa from Higbees Department Store this year except Mrs. Santa went shopping afterwards and bought so much it was hard to get our sleigh off the ground when we left.

    Keep the Snow on the ground and the Christmas Spirit in your hearts!



  • Candlelight Snowshoe & Hike
    January 17, 2015 – January 17, 2015
    6 pm to 9 pm
    Horicon Marsh International Education Center
    Contact: Liz Herzmann (920) 387-7890 ,


    Hiking and snowshoeing by candlelight, a roaring bonfire, and complimentary warm refreshments await couples, singles and families at the Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center’s 3rd annual candlelight hike/snowshoe. The Education Center will also be open for people to warm up, view the 20 minute “Horicon Marsh Story”, visit the gift shop or have the kids do a fun craft to bring home! Northern Cross Science  Foundation astronomers will be on site to help you view the night sky through telescopes or to talk about the stars if it is cloudy. Members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will be on the trail conducting short owl talks and calling for owls. Warm beverages and light snacks will be available inside the center.

    The Friends of Horicon Marsh International Education Center will line the trails with candle-powered luminaries to welcome and guide hikers and snowshoers. Volunteers will be on hand for assistance and information. The lighted trail starts at the Bachhuber Impoundment trailhead behind the education center. Hiking and snowshoeing are free to the public. Don’t have your own snowshoes? Thanks to a generous Wisconsin Environmental Education Board grant and matching funds from the Friends group, snowshoes will be available to the public on a first come first serve basis at no charge.  There is no guarantee however that they will be available when you arrive. You may have to wait until a pair is turned in.

    The Friends and staff hope for a big crowd this year and invite everyone to join them for the fun event! The snowshoe/hike is free and open to the public.