Events
What's happening

October 2018

En Guete Evening

Dutch treat menu - monthly themed gathering sponsored by Turner Hall's New World Swiss Club. First Tuesday of the month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

First Thursday

Downtown Monroe's retail stores open for evening shopping.

Arsenic and Old Lace - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

AutumnFest

Pearl Island 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 am. Pontoon Rides on the Mill Race 9 am - 3 pm. Famrers/Crafters Market 9 am - 3 pm. Pumpkin bowling and kids' activities like bouncy house and petting zoo 9 am - 3 pm. Trick or treat at participating businesses 10 am - noon. Food Stands 10 am - 3. Costume parade at noon. Chili Contest, Beer Stand, Hayrides and more. Info: brodheadchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Swiss Historical Village Harvest Fest

Connect with 19th century Swiss immigrant life at our annual Harvest Fest where daily routines and responsibilities of the past - cheese making, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, basket weaving - are re-created. Enjoy a Swiss brätzeli cookie-making demonstration. Talk to Civil War re-enactors, the "Bee Man," a wheelwright and a sausage maker. (You can even buy their products!) For those of you who are feeling ambitious, practice your three Rs in a one-room schoolhouse. After all that work, relax and enjoy some live music on our picturesque grounds. Enjoy special event reduced admission.

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Arsenic and Old Lace - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians

Renaissance Faire - Performers of all kinds waiting to entertain you. Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description. Crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets (all dressed in period garb) are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. Military and other re-enactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. Of course our perennial favorite, the Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers will also be in attendance, where patrons of all ages can learn to throw knives and axes, sticking them is something again.

Sponsored by Shakespeare on the Edge Inc.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Artifact Show

  • Monticello Schools, 334 S. Main St.
  • Monticello
  • 10/21/2018
  • 8 am - 3 pm
  • 608.329.4781
  • monticello-wi.com

Native American Indian & Pre-Columbian Artifacts - dealers & displays. Associated with the Badger State Archaelogical Society. Info: Steve or Janet 608.329.4781 or sjgobeli@tds.net.

Open House - Fall Festival

Hosted by Green County Humane Society.

Midday Masterworks Series

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.  She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985.

Established in 2002 as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme.  A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ.

Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts.

Midday Masterworks Series

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.  She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985.

Established in 2002 as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme.  A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ.

Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts.

UFO Day

Parade, family fun, costumes, craft show, glow-n-bowl.

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade

Parade at 4:30 followed by "trunk or treat" - line up on the west side. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.