Summer Events

  • Hutchinson House Museum, Waupaca - At South Park; Open Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays, 10-4pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. Take a step back in time with a visit to the historic Hutchinson House with its impressive collection of Victorian artifacts.  Free admission.  (715) 256-9980, www.WaupacaHistory.org
  • Chapel on the Lakes, King - 1 hour Chief Waupaca cruise with church service every Wednesday at 6pm, Mid-June through Mid-August,  Cty Road QQ in King on the Chain O' Lakes. (715) 258-7688.
  • Band Concerts on the City Square, Waupaca - Every Friday evening at 7pm, June 13-July 25, 2014, located at the gazebo in front of City Hall, downtown Waupaca.  In existance since 1887.  Final concert is at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.  (715) 252-7280.
  • Webfooters Water Ski Shows, Fremont - on the Wolf River: Every Sunday and Wednesday at 6:00pm.
  • Chain Skiers Water Ski Shows, Waupaca -In front of Wisconsin Veterans Home on Rainbow Lake; Saturdays @ 6:30PM (Junior Show @ 6pm)

June

  • Free fishing weekend, Statewide, June 7-8, 2014
  • Annual Lions Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast, Waupaca - June 15, 2014- Breakfast, bake sale, raffle, airplanes viewing and rides.  Fun! (715) 258-2710
  • American Legion King Day, June 15, 2014, 10-3pm, WI Veterans Home King, Chicken BBQ, band concerts and a parage. (715) 258-4247, www.WVHKing.com
  • Strawberry Fest, Waupaca - June 21, 2014 - Held annually on the third Saturday in June, Strawberry Fest  features an art/craft fair with 150 vendors, strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, great food and more, providing a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!
  • Railroad Depot Open House, June 21, 2014, Waupaca.  Visit Waupaca's historic railroad depot and see the recently acquired caboose.  (715) 256-9980, www.WaupacaHistory.org
  • Strawberry Fest Train Show- June 21-22, 2014 - Two gyms of model railroad layout and sales tables.  Food stand and model contest.  Model railroad related demonstration tables. Held downtown at the Waupaca Recreation Center. (715) 824-2045, www.wamrltd.com
  • Waupaca Area Garden Walk & Art Stroll, Waupaca - June TBD 2014 9am-5:00pm-A rare chance to stroll some of the area's most scenic gardens while viewing work by area artists. (715) 258-3289 or (715) 256-4145
  • Annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair, Amherst - June 20-22, 2014 - The Midwest Renewable Energy Association organizes this "Energy Fair", the world's largest venue for learning about renewable energy and sustainable living technologies, in Amherst, WI. The fair features hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, and exhibits. www.the-mrea.org

July

  • Chain of Lakes Antique & Classic Wooden Boat Show & Parade, Waupaca, TBA, 2014, Clear Water Harbor In-water boat show and parage through Waupaca's Chain O' Lakes. (715) 258-3414,  ww.WaupacaBoatShow.com
  • Manawa's Midwestern Rodeo, July 3-5, 2014 - It's big, it's wild, it's western!  Voted the Great Lakes Circuit best medium rodeo.  Bull and bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and tie down roping, women's barrel racing, pony rides, vendors, free dances after the evening rodeo performances, chicken bbq, stampede 5K/10K fun run/walk, rodeo parage and more.  (800) 74RODEO, www.ManawaRodeo.org
  • Hometown Day Celebration, Waupaca - July 4, 2014 - The annual Waupaca July 4th celebration, features a parade on downtown Main Street, food stands at South Park, a 6:30 p.m. Chain Skiers Show at the Veterans Home, and a 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over Shadow Lake. www.WaupacaAreaChamber.com, (715) 258-7343
  • Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet, Iola - July 10-13, 2014 - Midwest's largest old car show held the 2nd weekend of July. 2,500+ show cars, 4,430 swap meet spaces, old cars for sale, great food and more. (715) 445-4000, www.IolaOldCarShow.com
  • Thresheree & National Tractor Pull, Symco, July 25-27, 2014, Demonstrations and entertainment throughout the weekend.  www.symcoutc.com, (920) 757-6995
  • Annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Fly-In at Oshkosh - July 28-August 3, 2014 - Whether you are interested in building, buying or owning an airplane; seeing the world's greatest air show performers; meeting aviation personalities; or just enjoy being around airplanes. Less than 40 miles from Waupaca. Held annually and draws 3/4 million spectators and participants from around the world. www.airventure.org

August

  • Scandinavia Corn Roast, Scandinavia -August 1-3, 2014 - Held the 1st weekend of August, lots of live music and entertainment, carnival rides, tractor pull, pie social, baseball games, roasted sweet corn (Free corn on Sunday only), and much more fun. (715) 445-4149, www.CornRoaast.net
  • John Hatherly Mid-Century "Ride Waupaca", August 17, 2014--One of the most scenic Century Rides in the Midwest, 12,20,50,62,70, and 100 mile routes. Well-stocked rest stops, rolling country roads. All proceeds benefit Waupaca High School scholarships. Event details and registration at www.321goevents.com.
  • Iola Vintage Military & Gun Show with Vintage Tractors & Equipment, Iola - August 9-10, 2014 - Held annually the 2nd weekend in August, this event has military vehicles & equipment, tractors, machines and a professional vehicle exhibit, re-enactor encampments, WWII and Vietnam era battle re-enactments and pyrotechnics, swap meet, speakers, entertainmnet and parades of vehicles. www.iolavms.com
  • Kid's Mini Triathlon, August 15, 2014 - Special event for children ages 4- 10. Distances will vary according to age groups. South Park, Waupaca www.WaupacaAreaTriathlon.com, 715-258-7343
  • Waupaca Area Triathlon, Waupaca - August 16, 2014 - Waupaca's annual triathlon, a 1/2 mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 5K run, will start at 7 a.m. on beautiful Shadow Lake. Short course also. Registration forms available at the Chamber. Online registration available from event website. www.waupacaareatriathlon.com. Art on the Square described below takes place the same weekend.
  • Art on the Square, August 15-16, 2014 - An eclectic celebration of the arts! A full weekend of art, music, theater, dance, great food and more. This event takes place on the downtown Waupaca in the city square. www.WaupacaArts.org
  • Waupaca County Fair, Fairgrounds in Weyauwega - August 20-24, 2014 -Waupaca County holds its county fair at grounds in Weyauwega. This traditional rural fair offers animal exhibits, home making exhibits, races, grandstand shows, a midway, and all the other things you associate with this great slice of Americana. Grandstand show tickets available after May 1. (920) 867-3395.
  • Amish Quilt, Craft & Furniture Auction, August, TBA 2014 - This popular quilt and consignment auction features traditional hand-made Amish quilts, furniture, baked goods and more. Location: Portage county Fairgrounds, Amherst, WI
  • RumbleFest-2014-Portage County Fair Grounds, Amherst- A celebration of the American hot rod. Enjoy hundreds of traditional and custom hot rods, more than a dozen bands, food & beverage stands, and more. 920-915-4946, www.rumblefest.net

*Dates subject to change please call for more information*