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Annual Gala @ Shoreline Boat Center Showroom
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Annual Gala @ Shoreline Boat Center Showroom | Green Lake | Wisconsin | United States

Slap on some lipstick and curl your mustache – The Green Lake Association’s hosting a bootlegger’s bash! A little party never killed nobody so mark your calendar for our 9 annual gala on Saturday, August 4 from 5-10 PM at the Shoreline Boat Center Showroom.


August 4, 2018
Shoreline Boat Center Showroom
750 South Street, Green Lake
From five o’clock until the cops raid the joint

Reserve your spot for $85 and enjoy signature cocktails at an open bar and savory cuisine, live music from the Gatsby Gang, a live auction, project pledge, and bucket and booze raffles. Gather a group of eight friends and enjoy a Bootlegger’s Table for $680.

Think fringe, cloche hats, bow ties and fedoras. Compete for best dressed male or female for your chance to win a fun prize! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Reserve Your Spot

Help underwrite the cost of the event by becoming a gala sponsor!

PLATINUM/ $10,000/ 10 complimentary tickets
GOLD/ $5,000/ 6 complimentary tickets
SILVER/ $2,500/ 4 complimentary tickets
BRONZE/ $1,000/ 2 complimentary tickets

Want to join this growing group of all-stars? Give us a call at (920) 294-6480 or email at to become a gala sponsor today.

Havey Communications, Inc
Mike and Jill Havey
Jerry and Judy Specht
303 and STA-BIL products by Gold Eagle
Gary and Lynn Mecklenburg
Joe and Tina Pregont
David and Kathleen Cullen
Graham-Saravis Families
Green Lake Cold-Water Fishery Council
Dick and Linda Martens
McClone Insurance
Bill and Patty Miner
Outdoor Impact
TranzAct Technologies, Inc
Second Annual Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day @ Pollack Farm
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Second Annual Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day @ Pollack Farm | Ripon | Wisconsin | United States

Landowners in the Green Lake area have a lot to be proud of. That is what a multi-organizational group representing farmers, shoreline owners and the public plans to highlight at the second annual Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day on Saturday, August 18 in Ripon, Wisconsin.

The Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day is a free event to showcase these practices to a broad audience – for farmers and land owners to consider on their own property, or for the public to gain a deeper appreciation for what is being done to improve soil and downstream water resources.

Attendees will see soil health demonstrations and a rainfall simulator, which show how tillage, cover crops and other management practices affect storm water runoff quality and infiltration capacity. The event will also include a nutrient management panelist discussion featuring:

  • Jamie Patton, Senior Outreach Specialist, Northeast Wisconsin, Nutrient and Pest Management Program
  • Chris Pollack, Fourth-Generation Farmer at Pollack-Vu Dairy
  • Becky Wagner, Agronomist, Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Department

The Green Lake Area Conservation Field Day is on Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM at the Pollack Farm, W13109 Reeds Corner Rd in Ripon. Participants are encouraged to RSVP online to provide an accurate headcount for lunch.

Apple Orchard Tour @ Pineapple Hill Orchard
Aug 30 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Apple Orchard Tour @ Pineapple Hill Orchard | Green Lake | Wisconsin | United States

Fresh, hand-picked apples are the flavor of fall!  There’s no better way to prepare for the season than to join the Green Team on a tour of Pineapple Hill Orchard, owned and operated by Barb and Greg Becker. You don’t want to miss this! These locally grown apples serve as the perfect ingredient for delicious pies, torts, apple sauce, and so many other seasonal treats. This tour is the ideal time of year to view the unique system being used by the Beckers while apples are still on the trees.

Learn about the apple growing season and what it takes to successfully produce apples year after year. Pick your own bushel or two for purchase at the end of the tour and enjoy!

Pineapple Hill Orchard sits on the corner of Honeysuckle Ln and Princeton Rd.  We ask that you head north on Honeysuckle Ln, where a volunteer will be stationed to help you angle park along Honeysuckle Ln.

Green Lake Community Street Bash @ Water Street (Behind Town Square)
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Green Lake Community Street Bash @ Water Street (Behind Town Square) | Green Lake | Wisconsin | United States

A popular end-of-summer tradition is in its second year in downtown Green Lake this September. The second annual Green Lake Community Street Bash is a free street party featuring live music, food trucks, lawn games and drinks.

The rain-or-shine, tented event will take place overlooking the Green Lake Mill Pond on Water Street on Saturday, September 1. The event will feature food trucks, street games, a cash bar, and live music by the Davidson County Band. The Davidson County Band is a six-piece, high-energy band from Chicago whose repertoire spans new country to well-known classics.

Mike and Jill Havey, local philanthropists, are sponsoring the community-scale party to benefit local nonprofit organizations. “We were planning on throwing a party for our friends, and then realized we had an opportunity to expand the event to benefit the community and organizations we care deeply about,” said Mike Havey.

The admission-free Street Bash will collect free-will donations to benefit three non-profit organizations: Green Lake Association, Green Lake Renewal and Green Lake American Legion Post 306.

The Green Lake Association works to improve Big Green Lake’s water quality through conservation projects, research and outreach. Green Lake Renewal operates the Town Square Community Center, Green Lake Fitness 24/7 and the Green Lake Kitchens Business Incubator. The Green Lake American Legion continues to support youth and Veteran programs and, with a new building, many of the area’s non-profit organizations.

Contact the Green Lake Association at (920) 294-6480 or for questions about the Street Bash.

Mitchell Glen Tour @ Mitchell Glen
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mitchell Glen Tour @ Mitchell Glen | Green Lake | Wisconsin | United States

Explore Mitchell Glen for the first time or revisit this popular Green Lake Conservancy Partnership Property with the Green Team! Local biologist and educator, Tom Eddy, will lead participants down to the glen that features 12.2 acres of maple-basswood climax forest, unique geological formations, outstanding biodiversity and spring-fed waters flowing into Green Lake. This tour includes walking steep, descending steps into the ravine.

Space is very limited and reservations are required by calling the Green Lake Sanitary District at (920) 295-4488. There are two tours available, one from 8-10 AM and the other from 10 AM-12 PM. Please call if you need to cancel to make room for others to attend.

Falconry Demonstration – OFFICIAL DATE TBD @ TBD
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Falconry Demonstration - OFFICIAL DATE TBD @ TBD | Ripon | Wisconsin | United States

*Please note that the official date is TBD at the moment. While the event is currently scheduled for Saturday, November 17, it may be pushed back. We will provide an update as soon as Dr. Eric Ratering is completed with training his new falcon! We will also provide the exact location at that time as well. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Come and witness the majestic flight of the falcon! Join the Green Team and Dr. Eric Ratering for this memorable falconry field demonstration. Learn about the historical art of falconry as Eric presents his prized feathered friend and demonstrates how he has meticulously trained him to hunt for game.

Participants will have the unique opportunity to witness this magnificent bird up close and personal. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing species in person with the Green Team!


Moonlight Walk to Sugar Island
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Discover the splendors of Green Lake in the winter with a moonlight walk with the Green Team on Saturday, February 16 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Candles illuminate the way as participants make their way across the ice to Sugar Island.

Following a short hike, participants can warm up and chat with friends and neighbors in front of a roaring bonfire, while sipping hot chocolate. Hot chocolate will be provided by the Green Team, but please be sure to bring along your own cup or thermos. Make the experience complete Moonlight Walk3 1-11-14by bringing along your own sandwiches, s’ mores, or hot dogs to cook over the fire.

A nearly full moon and a candlelit trail will provide light, but participants might want to bring a flashlight for additional light while walking.  Please note that the walk to and from Sugar Island is about half a mile.  Have snowshoes?  Want to bring a sled for children?  Bring them along!

Stay up to date on these event details by checking out the Events Calendar of the Green Lake Association at



Bring a cup or thermos for hot chocolate, and a flashlight for hiking.  Feel free to bring snowshoes, though they are not required. Sleds are also welcome.


Parking will be at Sunset County Park along CTH A in Green Lake, located next to the Green Lake Sailing School.  From there, cross CTH A onto the frozen Silver Creek Inlet and follow the candlelit luminaries that form a walking path.  Volunteers will also be there to help guide participants. The walk is conducted at each individual’s leisure.


This event is weather dependent. In the event that conditions are unsuitable for the event, the event will be rescheduled. Please visit our Event Calendar for the latest updates.

Money Matters on the Farm Workshop @ Green Lake UW-Extension Office
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Golden Sands RC&D Council, Inc. and Wisconsin Farmers Union are presenting educational workshops for farmers. Topics include grazing and profitability, business management, EQIP and other cost-sharing opportunities.


These workshops provide opportunities to network with other farmers, as well as educators and experts involved in agriculture. Cost for the workshop is $20, which includes lunch. Registration is required.
To register visit: Golden Sands RC&D or call 715-343-6215
Your Farm Future Workshop @ Green Lake UW-Extension Office
Mar 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension Program presents “Your Farm Future: A blueprint to move your farm forward.”

This program is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their business in the context of current challenging economic conditions.

During this workshop attendees will hear from farm financial management specialists, legal resource experts and agricultural educators. Topics will include finances, business development, how to use legal resources, and family business dynamics.

Cost is $10, which includes lunch. Pr-registration is required by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
To register CLICK HERE or call the Green Lake County Extension Office at 920-294-4032
This program is partially funded by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability and the UW-Extension FARM Team.

Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour (Exact Date TBD)
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tap into Sweetness: Maple Syrup Tour

March TBD (dates are weather dependent, approximately mid-March to early April, 10:00 – 11:30 AM)

As temperatures begin to warm, maple sap starts flowing!  Experience the process of making maple syrup in the woods with the Green Team. Led by the Roeper Family, this annual process includes tapping Sugar Maple trees for sap collection, then boiling the sap into syrup right in the middle of the woods.  Taste test dark and light maple syrups and other maple syrup treats!



This is a popular event that fills up quickly.  The event is free, but space is limited and reservations are required.  Reserve your spot by calling the Green Lake Association Office M-F, 9 AM-5 PM at (920) 294-6480.



Participants should wear boots suited for mud or snow and crossing a small stream. The weather can vary in March, so be sure to dress warmly and bring plenty of layers.