As the seasons shift from summer to fall, there is still plenty to do in the Ripon area this weekend, including the big Green Lake Fall Festival, live music, and markets.
Find out what’s happening this week:
Harvest Fest returns to Green Lake this weekend
Every year during the last week of September, downtown Green Lake is filled with vintage tractors, farmer’s market stalls, live music and a music fan.
Each year during the last week of September, downtown Green Lake is filled with vintage tractors, farmer’s market stalls, live music, and a craft fair for the annual Harvest Fest.
Taking place on Saturdays and Sundays, Harvest Fest celebrates local farmers and the region’s agricultural industry.
The 33rd year of the festival will be a bit different from previous years with a few more events and a changed layout.
âWe’re running the two-day festival as always, but we’ve added some new elements to it,â said Lisa Meier, executive director of the Green Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (GLACC).
Click on the story above for more details on the annual Fall Festival.
Town Square spices things up with Harvest Fest Bingo
Spice things up at Town Square Community Center on Saturday with Harvest Fest Bingo. The games start at 6:30 p.m. at 486 Hill Street in Green Lake.
Harvest Fest Bingo, which takes place on the Saturday night of Green Lake’s popular Harvest Fest, is one of the busiest games of the year.
The 13-game series features a progressive prize starting at $ 508, plus half the night’s sales for an estimated jackpot of $ 750.
The night will also feature quick bingo and a progressive blackout final game, along with a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and plenty of fall-themed family fun. Minors are welcome to play bingo in Wisconsin, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Concessions will be available for purchase, including $ 2 Sheboygan hot dogs, fries, beer and wine. Doors open at 5 p.m. Card sales begin at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds from bingo go to Town Square, an award-winning community center located in the historic County Courthouse buildings in the heart of downtown Green Lake.
Treasures available for the annual Thrasher Opera House sale
The Thrasher opera is brimming with two years of treasure accumulation and is ready to sell at the annual Harvest of Bargains sale during Green Lake’s Harvest Fest on Saturday and Sunday.
The bargain hunter’s paradise will be located in two locations and will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year will be a âsale of overstock tentsâ in the city center.
âThere will be an impressive display of items at every location, so stop by to shop for quality items of all kinds,â said Thrasher Opera’s executive director, Martha Janz. âWho knows, maybe you will find this special treasure while helping to support the local community treasure, Thrasher Opera House. “Home decor, dinnerware sets, kitchen and food service items, glassware, handbags, jewelry, vintage items, children’s furniture, stuffed animals, puzzles and games and seasonal items will be available at the Thrasher Opera House, while furniture, framed artwork, Christmas decor, pillows, afghans, quilts, garden art, vintage tools / tools, outdoor furniture, lamps, Sporting goods, bicycles, office furniture and accessories, vintage typewriters and sewing machines will be on sale at the Shoreline Boat Center, 540 Commercial Ave., Building # 4. “
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the historic Thrasher Opera House.
For more information, call the office at 920-294-4279.
Ripon Emmanuel announces the celebration of Homecoming
Ripon Immanuel Church (United Methodist Church Emmanuel), established over 175 years ago, celebrates Sunday, September 26.
Located at 401 West Fond du Lac Street, the church is known for the messages on its sign just down the hill from downtown, according to a press release.
“Since its inception, Ripon Immanuel Church has provided a solid foundation for the town of Ripon and was once one of the largest and most active Methodist congregations in Wisconsin,” the statement said. âHer strength has been her relationship with the community, as Ripon Immanuel Church continues to provide support through education, community engagement and fellowship. “
Although times and seasons have changed over the past 175 years, Ripon Immanuel Church’s impact in the community has left a legacy in the Ripon area, the statement added.
The Homecoming celebration coincides with Ripon High School Homecoming Weekend and will include an open house on Sunday, September 26 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Homecoming worship service will be celebrated at 8 a.m. with a hymn singing service under the direction of Reverend Harsha Kotian.
The large pipe organ, prominently in the sanctuary of Ripon Immanuel Church, will be presented after the hymn singing service. Other open day highlights include tours of church windows and historical memorabilia on display.
The Ripon Immanuel Praise Band will play worship music in the parking lot from 9:30 am. A short program will start at 10:00 am with former pastors, speakers and music.
“The community is invited to join in the celebration,” the statement added. âRefreshments will be served. “
Live music at Vines & Rushes Friday and Saturday
Hannah Rose will perform live of classic acoustic country Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Vines & Rushes Winery.
âSavor 100% Wisconsin wine, wood-fired pizza and a lovely atmosphere as Hannah brings back those warm country songs from the past,â said the Vines & Rushes website.
Sam Luna & The Federalhippies will follow the performance a day later with a concert Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Pizza is available on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.
Summer Market in Town Square
The Town Square Market is an outdoor event every Friday from May 14 to September 24, which will feature fresh produce and handmade items.
The market takes place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Town Square.
âGet away socially and enjoy the delicacies as local producers and artisans show off their products that you and your family will love,â Town Square said of the event. âThank you for buying local. “
Princeton’s famous flea market on Saturdays
âThe World’s Biggest Flea Marketâ is back this summer, every Saturday from 6 am to 1 pm at Princeton City Park. The market is open from mid-April to October 16.
âA destination in itself, the Princeton Flea Market is the largest open-air flea market in central Wisconsin; enjoy a Saturday stroll through Princeton to browse hundreds of supplier giveaways, âthe Princeton Chamber of Commerce website said of the event. âTreasures abound every week as new vendors enter the mix, so make it your weekly stop to find that much sought-after item or just grab a delicious snack at the food stall.â
Entry and parking are free and there is an abundance of dining options. Local service groups and organizations serve snacks, sandwiches and drinks at the food stand in the center of the park. Other vendors serve a wide variety of delicious treats, including egg rolls, heavenly hot donuts, and more. The information center is also housed in the food stand.