We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.
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)
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.
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.
Come visit the Market!
September 18 ~ Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
October 16 ~ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
November 20 ~ Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
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.
Fall is a busy time of year at the Horicon Marsh as hundreds of thousands of fall migrants pass through the internationally recognized wetland on their annual journey south toward warmer climes and open water. Wildlife education staff from Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area invite the public to two free evening educational programs that highlight the arriving waterfowl. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.
September 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Waterfowl identification. Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, Paul Samerdyke, will lead a program teaching multiple methods for quick and easy waterfowl identification in hand, on the wing, and by sound. Fall migration is almost upon us and there is no better time to practice your ID skills. “Proper waterfowl identification is extremely important for waterfowl hunters and bird watchers alike,” says Samerdyke. “With practice waterfowl ID can become second nature”.
Let’s Hang On ~ American’s #1 Frankie Valli Tribute Show
Saturday, September 26, 2:00 & 7:30 pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page
“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.
WEEKEND CAMPING AVAILABLE
Saturday, October 25 ~ Monsters on the Marsh ~ Halloween-themed family event ~ 9 am to 5 pm
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
Saturda, October 18, 8:00 pm
Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs ~ Basked on the folk tale
Sunday, October 19, 3:00 pm
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.
The 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.
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.
ZOMBIE 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.
Check out the Horicon Historical Society facebook page
DiNO-Light ~ A Glow-in-the-Dark Adventure
Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm
Friday, November 21, 8:00 pm
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
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.
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT AUTUMN ART ON THE MARSH ~ SEPTEMBER 28TH
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!
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
Friday, January 30, 8:00 pm
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.
The Diamonds ~ Bandstand Boogie!
Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm
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
Doug Davis ~ Juggling Extravaganza
Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm
Cherish the Ladies ~ Enchanting Celtic Music
Sunday, March 15, 7:00 pm
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
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! ~ Action-packed illusion
Sunday, April 12, 3:00 pm
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
Charlotte’s Web ~ Based on the book by E.B. White
Friday, May 1, 7:00 pm
Friday, May 8, 7:30 pm
Dueling Pianos International ~ Fast-paced Entertainment
Friday, May 29, 8:00 pm