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Mark your calendars for a wonderful celebration over Labor Day weekend. Events include a parade ( Parade entry ), entertainment for all four days, car show (registration form), a quilt show (entry form),  presentations and numerous contests including a Rock, Paper, Scissors game and a cake baking contest (Cake Baking Rules & Registration). More details are coming soon – if you’d like to volunteer or have an activity please contact the Main Street Program or the Chamber of Commerce.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)


Friday, 9/2/11 (Evening)

5:00 to 7:00 pm            Tailgate party at Campus Field (new concession stand will be open)

7:00pm             Lake Mills High School Football game vs. Marshall


Saturday, 9/3/11

Concessions in the park – 11:30 to 8:00

10:30 – 11:30am          Parade down Main Street    Parade entry

12:00 – 2:00pm            Lake Mills Cheese, Please Recipe Contest Presented by Crystal Farms Cheese
(Commons Park)           Click here for entry form and info.

12:00 – 2:00pm            Wet Sponge Toss for the Lake Mills Food Pantry

12:00 – 5:00pm            Quilt and Memorabilia Show (Lake Mills Middle School)
Quilt Show entry_form

2:00 – 3:00pm              Madison Brass Band (Commons Park)

3:00 – 4:00pm              Calamity Janes Historic Costume Contest (1830’s thru 1950’s)

4:00 – 5:00pm              Vintage Fashion Show (L.D. Fargo Library)

5:00 pm – 6:30pm      Viewing of  “When Pyramids Speak” a new film exploring the mysterious stone formations found in Rock Lake (Municipal Building – Council Chambers)

6:00 – 8:00pm              Square Dance (Commons Park)


Sunday, 9/4/11

Concessions in the park – 8:00 to 8:00

8:00am – 2:00pm       Car Show (Commons Park)

12:00 – 5:00pm            Quilt and Memorabilia Show (Lake Mills Middle School)
Quilt Show entry_form

12:00 – 1:00pm            Cake Baking Contest (Commons Park)

1:00 – 2:00pm              Auction of prize winning Cakes followed by a cake walk (Commons Park)

2:00 – ?                        Penguin Productions’ Rock, Paper, Scissors Contest (Commons Park)

2:30 – 3:30pm        “Murder in Lake Mills? The Mysterious Death of Addie Fargo”  presented by Rosemary Thornton (Municipal Building – Community Room)

4:00 – 5:00pm              Vintage Fashion Show – (L.D. Fargo Library)

7:00 – 9:00pm              Main Street Big Band (Commons Park)


Monday, 9/5/11

Concessions in the park – 11:00 to 1:00

11:00am – 12:00pm     Lake Mills City Band

12:00 – 1:00pm            Old Fashioned Kids Games

1:00pm                         Closing Ceremony/burying of Time Capsule


Available for viewing each day:

Lake Mills Photo Contest Display – Lake Mills Arts Center

Fine Art Show by Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills –– Water House Foods Cafe