Horicon, Wisconsin


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

~Calvin Coolidge

  • Horicon National Wildlife Refuge Opens
    November 22, 2014 – May 15, 2015
    9:30 am  –  12 pm
    W4279 Headquarters Road, Mayville
    Contact: 920.387.2658 X 24, Erin Railsback ,

    Federal RefugeThe entire refuge opens for wildlife observations and nature photography via hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing through March 15.

    Exceptions are November 22-30 and December 11-14:  Auto Tour closed for deer gun season to vehicles.  Visitors are still welcome to use the area for hiking and other permissible activities but are required to wear blaze orange.

    December 6:  Winter Open House, 10am to 3 pm.  Two musical performances by popular artists Ken Lonnquist and Dave Adler at 11am and 1 pm, nature crafts, activities and discounts at Coot’s Corner Bookstore.



  • Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center December Events
    December 2, 2014 – December 20, 2014
    2 pm  –  6 pm
    Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
    Contact: 920-387-7890 ,

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    December 2 ~ Stories at the Marsh ~ 6:30-7:15 pm. Two stories and a craft.

    December 6 ~ Movies at the Marsh ~ 6:30 to 8:30 pm ~ Homeward Bound:  The Incredible Journey

    December 13 ~ For the Birds: Winter Bird Feeders ~ 10-11 am.

    December 15 ~ Predator Hunting ~ 6:30 -8 pm.  Learn hunting methods and calling techniques from seasoned predator hunter Gil Arndt.

    December 16 ~ Stories at the Marsh ~ 6:30 – 7:15 pm.  Keep Wildlife Wild.  Two stories and a craft.

    December 20 ~ Movies at the Marsh ~ 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  FernGully 2

  • December Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    December 3, 2014 – December 19, 2014
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

    dance The Nutcracker  ~ Dance Alive National Ballet

    Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 pm

    Thursday, December 4, 7:00 pm

    Jim Witter ~ Christmas Memories

    Friday, December 5, 2:00 & 7:30 pm

    Rockapella Holiday ~ Songs of teh Season

    Friday, December 19, 7:30 pm


  • 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 ,


    smallerDear Horicon Children,

    HAVE I HEARD THIS CORRECTLY????   You have A GRINCH…THE GRINCH running around Horicon????

    Sounds like he needs some kindness, so when I come to Horicon December 13th he can sit on my lap.  Do you think he will bring his dog?

    So don’t be afraid…just come to the city hall before 10 am and welcome me to town…the Grinch will not be a problem at Cookies and Milk with Santa!

    I  will have Christmas stockings for every child and if you want, you can sit on my lap and have your picture taken.   Email the Horicon Chamber to get your number so you won’t need to wait in line at writeus@horiconchamber.com.

    Fresh, home baked cookies to decorate, while drinking Kwik Trip Milk and having fun with legos, playdoh and coloring sheets is on board again.

    Thanks once again to the Horicon Chamber of Commerce and all their great members who pay and volunteer for this annual Christmas Tradition.

    • Curt’s Service Inc.
    • Culligan Water Conditioning ~ Horicon
    • Dodge County Pionier
    • Krizan Insurance Services
    • Klietz Auto Sales



  • January Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    January 11, 2015 – January 30, 2015
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

     Z Puppets Rosenschnoz ~ Feats of Imagination

    Sunday, January 11, 3:00 pm

    Forever Plaid ~ A Deliciously Goofy Musical Review

    Friday, January 16, 7:30 pm

    Saturday, January 17, 3:00 pm

    Sunday, January 18, 3:00 pm

    Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. 

    Friday, January 23, 7:00 pm

    Saturday, January 24, 3:00 pm

    John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party 

    Sunday, January 25, 3:00 pm

    robRob Anthony ~Acoustic Americana

    Friday, January 30, 8:00 pm


  • 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.

  • February Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    February 6, 2015 – February 27, 2015
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

     The Diamonds ~ Bandstand Boogie!

    Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm

    millerMiller & Mike ~ Circus Comedy Duo

    Sunday, February 8, 3:00 pm

    Curious George ~ Based on the books by Margaret and H.A.Rey

    Sunday, February 15, 3:00 pm

    My Funny Valentine ~ Stand-up Comedy

    Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm

    Johnny Beehner & Mike Mercury ~ An Evening of Comedy

    Friday, February 27, 8:00 pm



  • March Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    March 1, 2015 – March 28, 2015
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

    Doug Davis ~ Juggling Extravaganza

    Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm

    Cherish the Ladies ~ Enchanting Celtic Music

    Sunday, March 15, 7:00 pm

    simpklySimply Three ~ Classical Jazz Pop Trio

    Friday, March 20, 7:30 pm

    Reverend Raven ~ Classic Chicago Blues

    Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm

    Church Basement Ladies 5 ~ The Last (Potluck) Supper

    Friday, March 27, 7:30 pm

    Saturday, March 28, 3:00 pm



  • April Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    April 12, 2015 – April 19, 2015
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

    The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! ~ Action-packed illusion

    Sunday, April 12, 3:00 pm

    simonSimon Shaheen & Qantara ~ Near East Music

    Friday, April 17, 7:30 pm

    Meisel Music Collective ~ Soulful Jazz Improvisations

    Saturday, April 18, 8:00 pm

    Ken Lonnquist ~ Music & Laughter

    Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm

  • May Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    May 1, 2015 – May 29, 2015
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

    Charlotte’s Web ~ Based on the book by E.B. White

    Friday, May 1, 7:00 pm

    broadBroadway’s Next Hit Musical ~ Improvisational Music & Comedy

    Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm

    Dueling Pianos International ~ Fast-paced Entertainment

    Friday, May 29, 8:00 pm

  • 7th Annual Horicon Living History Days
    May 8, 2015 – May 10, 2015
    9 am  –  4 pm
    Satterlee Clark Historical Museum, 322 Winter St. & Discher Park, 800 N. Cedar St.
    Contact: Lahnie Neu (920-485-0483) ,

    Bring your family and learn about Horicon’s historic past, and experience the sights and sounds of a fur trade era rendezvous at the Satterlee Clark House Museum and Discher Park.  The Dodge County Antique Power Club will be providing free hay rides between the museum and park.

    Hours Open:

    Friday ~ Reserved School Students Only

    Saturday ~ 9 am to 5 pm

    Sunday ~ 9 am to 4 pm

  • Autumn Art on the Marsh 40th YEAR!
    September 27, 2015
    Fourth Sunday of the 9th month , 9:00 am  –  3:00 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.