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2015 Events

February 6-7 - Knit In, Delavan - Classes by national instructors and speakers, plus plenty of vendors! Drop in Knitting Saturday at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The Knit In will be a great opportunity to learn more about how to knit and to get new ideas for knitting. 608-235-0175 Lake Lawn Resort (12494)

February 21-22 - Winter Festival, Cedarburg - The first event of the year, Winter Festival, began as an antidote for winter time cabin fever. There is always a silly theme for this weekend festival. Attendees will enjoy viewing the Ice Carving Contest and Bed Racing on Ice Contest. There is also a Chili Contest, a Parade, Hayrides, Pancake Breakfast, the Cool Brew Beer Tasting event and more make up this fun family weekend. 888-894-4001 (12495)

April 9-16 - Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison - 8 days, 7 theaters, and over 150 films. The Wisconsin film festival is a great opportunity to go a watch a variety of movies. It takes place in an exciting atmosphere in the heart of Madison. 877-963-3456 (12497)

May 2-3 - African Violet Show and Sale, Oshkosh - Hundreds of beautiful African violets and related plants for sale. Supplies will also be available. 920-426-3764 Saint Jude the Apostle Church Hall (12498)

June 13 - Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair, Sun Prairie - The Sun Prairie Taste of the Arts Fair is a wonderful art event. It features cheese tasting, as well as a children's playground area and a wide variety of unique arts and crafts displays. 608-837-4547 Sheehan Park (12521)

June 13-21 - Porterfield's Country Music Festival, Marinette - A nine day event with entertainment nightly! Hope to see you there. Entertainment for this year will include Florida Georgia Line, Jon Pardi, and Maggie Rose. 715-789-2130 Green's Green Acres (12499)

June 24-28, June 30 - July 5 - Summerfest, Milwaukee - The Summerfest in Milwaukee features some of the biggest names in music. Held at a lakefront venue, the Summerfest combines natural beauty with great entertainment and activities. Initially thought up as an event to unite Milwaukee the Summerfest has grown to be one of the premier summer events held in the city. This years event will feature bands such as: Rush, Pitbull, FUN, the Eagles and Tim McGraw. 414-273-2680 Henry Maier Festival Park (12502)

June 25-28 - Country Fest, Cadott - The 2013 Country Fest will feature performers such as Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, and Montgomery Gentry. (800) 326-3378 (12500)

July 2-4 - Manawa Mid-Western Rodeo, Manawa - In addition to traditional rodeo events such as calf-roping and bull riding, the Manawa Mid-Western Rodeo features live music and free dances every night. Also, on Thursday night there will be a fireworks show following the rodeo. This year, music will be provided by Buffalo Stomp, Punch and Pie, and Star Fire Family. 800-747-6336 Rodeo Grounds - 110 2nd Street (12503)

July 6-12 - Sauk County Fair, Baraboo - With events ranging from animal judging to tractor pulls and hot air balloon rides, the Sauk County Fair features a number of fun, exciting events which will keep you coming back year after year. This year there will also be a number of live music performances. 608-356-8707 (12507)

July 8-12 - Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Chippewa Falls - The Northern Wisconsin State Fair is characterized by it's clean, friendly, and safe environment. It hosts a number of fun events including musical performances by several top-notch musical groups such as Grand Funk Railroad, Randy Houser, and the Oak Ridge Boys. 715-723-2861 (12509)

July 9-13 - Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson - Activities include: midway rides, grandstand entertainment, a Badger State Tractor Pull, a demolition derby, exhibits, demonstrations, and country music. 920-674-7148 Jefferson County Fair Park (12504)

July 9-12 - Lodi Agricultural Fair, Lodi - The Lodi Agricultural Fair is dedicated to increasing awareness of agricultural practices in a fun manner. The event will include activities such as a truck and tractor pull, a fair royalty contest, a horse show, and a demolition derby. (608) 592-4499 (12505)

July 9-12 - Hodag Country Festival, Rhinelander - The Hodag Country Festival held each year in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This event is dedicated to bringing the best in country music to Northern Wisconsin. As such, the event is one of Wisconsin's premier country music festivals. This year's lineup includes groups such as: Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Dustin Lynch, the Charlie Daniels Band, and Gretchen Wilson. 715-369-1300 Hodag Festival Grounds (12506)

July 15-19 - Barron County Fair, Rice Lake - The Barron County Fair features fun and unique events such as: the kiddie pedal tractor pull, a junior livestock picnic, and harness races. There also will be a "Fairest of the Fair" competition and a Catholic Mass as well as a Sunday Ecumenical Church Service. This event provides fun activities for everyone. 715-736-3247 (12508)

July 15 - 19 - Fond du Lac County Fair, Fond Du Lac - The Fond du Lac County Fair believes that the purpose of a fair is to teach about what the good things in life are. The fair features a variety of fun events including a tractor pull, a BMX stunt show, a demolition derby, and a number of other high quality, fun events. 920-929-3168 (12510)

July 15-19 - Waukesha County Fair, Waukesha - The Waukesha County Fair is the oldest fair in Wisconsin. At the Waukesha County Fair, you will find events ranging from a pancake breakfast to a carnival and live music on the mainstage. There also will be a classic car show, and truck and tractor pulls. Groups performing at this year's Waukesha County Fair include The Spinners and Cheap Trick. 262-544-5922 Waukesha County Fairgrounds (12511)

July 15-19 - Dane County Fair, Madison - Each day includes youth project judging, carnival specials, free grounds entertainment and free outdoor stage entertainment. This year's Dane County Fair will feature performances by groups such as Flippenout, Cirque Mechanics, and Tropical Illusions. 608-224-0500 Alliant Energy Center (12512)

July 18 - 19 - Festival of Arts, Bayfield - Held on the shore of Lake Superior, the Wisconsin Festival of the Arts hosts over 90 artists from across the United States in a setting as beautiful as their works. There will be art works done in the mediums of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, photography, and more at the event. Tours of artist's galleries will also be given during the event, giving participants the opportunity to see how great art is made. 715-779-3335 Memorial Park (12517)

July 21-25 - Washington County Fair, West Bend - The Washington County Fair features a whole slew of fun activities for those who participate. There will be a variety of exhibits, games, and entertainment. This year's concerts will include performances by Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, and Daughtry. 262-677-5060 Washington County Fair Park (12513)

July 29 - August 2 - Monroe County Fair, Tomah - With fun and exciting events, the Monroe County Fair will be enjoyable for all who participate. There will be a hug-a-pig activity, a kids with big wheel race, Motorcross, and a variety of other activities. Additionally, there will be 4-H exhibits, and a variety of other youth exhibits. 608-372-2081 Monroe County Fairgrounds - 1625 Butts Avenue (12514)

July 29 - August 2 - Racine County Fair, Union Grove - The Racine County Fair features a variety of exhibits, games, and animal shows in addition to live entertainment on the grandstand. This year's performers will include Styx, Chris Cagle, and Charlie Brown. 262-878-3895 Racine County Fairgrounds - 19805 Durand Avenue (12515)

July 30 - August 2 - Polk County Fair, St. Croix Falls - The Polk County Fair is a yearly event held in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Activities at the fair include camping, live entertainment, and a variety of horsemanship competitions. This year's event will feature a hypnotist, a yo-yo master, and a talent contest. 715-483-3391 Polk County Fairgrounds (12516)

September 18-20 - Chequamegon Fat Tire, Cable - With 2,500 riders, the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is one of the most popular mountain bike races in the nation. Come enjoy the fresh air, the pretty scenery, and other 715-798-3594 (12518)

September 19-20 - Wine & Harvest Festival, Cedarburg - This colorful weekend is loaded with the bounty of fall. The Cedarburg Harvest Festival features a farmer's market, "arts on the avenue", Cedar Creek Winery's award-winning wines, a scarecrow contest, a giant pumpkin regatta, live bands, food courts, grape stomping, and hayrides. There will also be exhibits at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts and activities for kids that make this a must for a beautiful fall getaway. 888-894-4001 (12496)

September 25-27 - Warrens Cranberry Festival, Warrens - Warrens Cranberry Festival features over 3 miles of shopping and over 1,300 booths, including: arts & crafts, handmade jewelry, wood sculptures, metal garden art, knitted items and much more! 608-378-4200 (12519)

October 1-4 - Oktoberfest USA, La Crosse - Parades, bratwurst, ethnic traditions and musical entertainment at one of the nation's largest Oktoberfests make it a must do autumn event. 608-784-3378 (12520)

October 10-11 - Oktoberfest, Cedarburg - With authentic German bands, dancers, live cuckoo clock shows, a sheepshead tourney and contests; including wife carrying, outhouse racing and beer carrying will demonstrate the fun-loving side of our friendly hospitality, known as Gemuetlichkeit. Come polka with us! Activities for the kids will keep the youngsters happy. Delicious German foods, desserts and specialty beers will be featured throughout the park. The Merchant's Marketplace will showcase various products. On Sunday morning there will be an ecumenical worship service, open to all. 888-894-4001 Cedar Creek Park (12501)