Horicon, Wisconsin


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

~Calvin Coolidge

  • 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

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

     Collin Ray ~ Country Music Super Star

    Friday, October 3, 7:30 pm

    The Lady with All the Answers ~ Drawn from the life of Ann Landers

    Friday, October 17, 2:00 and 7:30 pm

    corkeyCorky Siegel ~ Blues Harmonica Virtuoso

    Saturda, October 18, 8:00 pm

    Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs ~ Basked on the folk tale

    Sunday, October 19, 3:00 pm








  • Fire Station Open House
    October 4, 2014
    10 am  –  2 pm
    Horicon Fire Station, 220 Ellison
    Contact: Dave Boersma ,

    Open House October 2014

  • Music at the Market ~ The Summer Concert Series
    October 1, 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 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 

  • Kiwanis Park Farm Market
    October 1, 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!

  • Horicon Marsh Bird Club ~ October Events
    October 11, 2014 – October 18, 2014
    Horicon Marsh International Education Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon
    Contact: Jeff Bahls, 920-210-4832 ,

    Families and youth are encouraged to join in observing and studying Wisconsin Birds.

    Meetings and Field Trips:

    BIG SIT ~ October 11, 6 am-ish…Tailgate Party for Birders ~An annual, international.noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest.  Every team that observes this year’s “Golden Bird” has a chance to win $500.  This free event is open to every person and club in any country! 

    HORICON MARSH CRANE WATCH ~ October 18, 5 to 7 pm at Palmatory Street Overlook.  Join our naturalist and members of the Horicon Marsh Bird Club an hour before sunset for an informative talk on the cranes and other birds you will see flying overhead.  After the talk, sit back, relax and enjoy the splendid show.  Picnic dinners are encouraged and don’t forget your cameras.  Sunset is at 6:12 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. WeekendThe Rock River Archeology Society will hold its annual Archeology Weekend October 11 and 12. This is a family event for all ages and is focused around the archeology, history, and pre-history of the Horicon Marsh and surrounding area. Admission is free to this event. Join us from 10 a.m – 4 p.m at the Horicon Marsh International Education Center located between Mayville and Horicon on Highway 28. Activities are held both outdoors and inside on both levels.

    Check out our new additions this year. They include an International Wolf Center Info/Display, birchbark biting/ moose hair tufting/old art forms, learning how to make a dream catcher, seeing a Voyageur canoe display, finding out how a wigwam is constructed and watching a flintknapper. If you get hungry or just need a treat, The Horicon Ice Cream Station will be at the lower level with hot dogs, ice cream, nachos, and soda available for your purchase. Purchases can also be made for face painting, fry bread, stone age replicas, water, dream catcher kits, books, natural stone jewelry, Native American items and more.

    Also featured will be local collectors with museum quality artifacts, corn grinding, fire starting techniques, corn husk doll making and children’s activities. See an atlatl demonstration and test your skills throwing the atlatl at a target.

    A buck skinners encampment featuring Dirty Kettle and friends will educate young and old about the customs of Native Americans and early frontiersmen. Walk into the tepee, sit around the fire, and listen to the drums as Dirty Kettle and friends share information and answer questions. View the flag display of Wisconsin’s 11 Sovereign Nations, and try throwing a tomahawk.

    Saturday Speakers:

    • 11:00-12:30  Debbie Hinchcliffe  and Jerry Sanders “Wolves and Humans: Past, Present and Future”
    • 2:00-  3:30  Kristin Ashley – “Native American Totem Animals”
    • Jim Kendros   – Native American Flute Music
    •  Corn husk doll making demonstrations throughout the day
    •   4:30 Join Dirty Kettle in a Flute Circle Ceremony with a Drum Circle Ceremony to follow a the encampment.

    Sunday Speakers:

    • 11:00 – 11:30 Karen Hartman – “ The Dream Catcher Lady Who Bites Bark”
    • 12:30 -1:40  Julie Flemming –“How the Black Hawk War Impacted the Winnebago Tribe”
    •  2:00 -3:30  Debbie Hinchcliffe  and Jerry Sanders “Wolves and Humans: Past, Present and  Future”

    Archeology Weekend is sponsored by the Rock River Archeology Society (RRAS).  If you are interested in becoming a member please speak to a representative at any point during the weekend. The admission is free but donations to RRAS are always accepted and appreciated in order to keep this fantastic educational event going for future years.  For more information please call 920-387-7893. Visit us at http://rockriverarch.blogspot.com.



  • 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.

  • Horicon Public Library 2014 Adult Book Discussions
    October 16, 2014 – November 20, 2014
    Third Thursdays of the Month , 6:30 pm
    Horicon Public LIbrary
    Contact: (920) 485-3535 ,

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

    October 16 ~ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    November 20 ~ Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

  • 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

  • Trick-or-Treat in the City of Horicon
    October 31, 2014
    5:00 pm  –  8:00 pm

    Breaking from one tradition to go back to another tradition,  the Horicon Common Council changed Trick or Treat from a Sunday to the night of Halloween.  This will make for a more authentic ghostly event and for porch lights to be seen easier.  Everything else will be the same…parents taking their little ones around and older kids trying to shock with their costumes…yeah for traditions!!

    • Remember to turn on your porch light if you want to participate.
  • Horicon High School 5th Annual Craft Fair
    November 1, 2014
    9 am  –  3 pm
    Horicon High School, 841 Gray St.
    Contact: Linda Kane ,

    HS craft fair 14

  • November Schauer Arts & Activities Center
    November 2, 2014 – November 21, 2014
    Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 147 N. Rural Street, Hartford
    Contact: Brenda Lee Johnston,262-670-0560, ext. 3 ,

     DiNO-Light ~ A Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure

    Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm

    copperCopper Box ~Accordion fueled Roots Rock

    Friday, November 21, 8:00 pm


  • 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 ,

    santa alone

    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!



  • 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