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Dickens of a Christmas

Experience the Victorian era by strolling up and down the streets Ripon's downtown historic district. The festival begins on Friday evening with "living windows." Over 40 storefronts are decorated with characters depicting old time settings.  Carolers will stroll through the streets spreading holiday cheer. Santa will greet children at Ripon Drug, handing out cookies to all the good little girls and boys. Saturdays activities include Breakfast with Santa and a holiday tour of homes.  Other weekend highlights include the Enchanted Forest, Gingerbread House Contest, and the Dickens of a Quilt Show. 

For information on this festival, contact the Ripon Chamber of Commerce at (920)748-6764, which sponsors the event.

Website: http://www.ripon-wi.com/ripon-wi/page.asp?p=dickens_christmas

 

RiponFest

Ripon's annual celebration features bands, games, food, tournaments and the crowning of Miss RiponFest at the parade. Held the second weekend of July, be sure to call for exact dates and times of events.

Downtown Ripon
Phone: 920-748-6764
Website: http://www.riponfest.com/rf/page.asp?p=Home

 

Septemberfest

You'll have a "spittin' good time" at this unique fall festival. Cruise into Historic Downtown Ripon and check out the Pumpkin Fest Custom Car Show. Car collectors in 15 different classes showcase their vehicles, ranging from antique to late-model trucks. The Pumpkin Fest Pet Parade is another must see event. Activities include contests for best costume, best pet trick, most unusual pet, and more. Pumpkin Fest is organized by Ripon Main Street, Inc. with proceeds used to enhance downtown revitalization activities.

Downtown Ripon
Website: http://www.riponmainst.com/riponmainst/Pumpkin%202004.html

 

Taste of Fond du Lac

Hometown Bank's Taste of Fond du Lac was created to provide an opportunity for restaurants in the Fond du Lac County area to showcase their signature food or perhaps introduce a new appetizer, entree, or dessert.

For more informaion please contact the office of Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. at 650 North Main Street Fond du Lac or call (920) 923-6555.

Website: http://www.fdlfest.com/taste_of_fdl_information.html

 

Walleye Weekend

Walleye Weekend was born in 1978 as a way of creating a Fond du Lac community identity by promoting the 140-acre Lakeside Park and the Lake Winnebago fishery during the Mercury Marine National Walleye Tournament. The first event drew statewide and national media attention, as well as anglers and visitors from the United States and Canada. A core of 800 community volunteers stepped forward to help assure a successful event, and many of those volunteers still work Walleye Weekend each year. The family atmosphere of the event has attributed to the success and growth of Walleye Weekend which attracts over 100,000 visitors each year, making Walleye Weekend the second largest festival in Wisconsin. Held the second Sunday in June each year, the three day free family festival features sporting events, national musical acts, fishing tournaments, attractions for all ages...and of course...WALLEYE. The large variety food and beverages available at Walleye Weekend are sold by local civic organizations and the money stays in the Fond du Lac community. Festival proceeds are also used to make improvements to Lakeside Park. So, be part of the Fond du Lac community, even if for just one weekend...Walleye Weekend!

For more informaion please contact the office of Fond du Lac Festivals, Inc. at 650 North Main Street Fond du Lac or call (920) 923-6555.

Website: http://www.fdlfest.com/walleye_weekend.html