Visit Beaver Dam Year Round For A Variety of Events & Festivals

Beaver Dam is proud to host a variety of festivities year-round, from seasonal festivals like the Cabin Fever Fest, Fall Downtown Fest, and the Holiday Parade to unique Beaver Dam events like the Wisconsin Arts and Peony Festival, Best Dam Fest, and Pepper Fest. We invite you to join us for any of our family-friendly and adult-only events. We love visitors! 

Farmers Market

The Beaver Dam Farmers’ Market exists to provide an open-air, outdoor market in downtown Beaver Dam for consumers to purchase a variety of fresh food and produce and locally crafted products directly from farmers, producers, crafters, and artisans.

How about some fresh veggies or yummy baked goods? Shopping for farm-fresh meats or farm-fresh eggs? Our crafts producers specialize in unique gifts for your home or garden, and our plant growers always have seasonal offerings from cut bouquets to nursery stock.

2023 Season Begins May through October 
Saturdays: 8 AM – Noon
Tuesdays: 4 pm – 7 PM

The Beaverland Must-Skis were founded in 1994 by a small group of people that were interested in starting a show ski team on Beaver Dam Lake. It all started with just 10 people, but membership slowly grew to 42 members by the end of the 1995 season. During the winter they practice indoors at the YMCA where they learn how to climb pyramids in the pool. During the summer they perform exhibitions at Tahoe Park and practice across the bay at a personal residence.

Today they have about 90-100 members and typically perform 14 free shows a year at Tahoe Park in Beaver Dam. In addition, they sponsor a learn-to ski clinic during Best Dam Fest, with the team donating their time, boats, gas and equipment to assist young skiers to learn or advance in the sport.

Wisconsin Arts & Peony Festival | June 8th - 11th

Enjoy the sights and smells of Wisconsin’s largest stem cut peony farm with Floral And Art Workshops, a “Picnic in the Peonies,” and Live Music at the Ovan’s Peony Farm.

After (or before!) your farm visit, be sure to stop at the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show, which will be featuring an Art Deco Challenge Exhibit sponsored by PBS and Nancy Zieman Productions at the Dodge County Center for the Arts. 

Wind your way through our unique and delightful retail shops and have brunch at participating restaurants downtown by signing up for our Brunch & Blossoms Stroll and purchase unique items and gifts at our Art Market.

Listen to Live Music, grab a bite at one of our many Food Trucks, and sign up for an Art and/or Sewing workshop! Plan a day or spend the weekend with us! You won’t want to miss out on this event! 

Taste of Wisconsin

The Original Taste of Wisconsin™ is always held the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend from Noon-4 pm downtown Beaver Dam.

This ever-popular Beer & Cheese tasting event is a favorite tradition of the locals, while also bringing in visitors from all around the state!  You’re likely to find your new favorite Wisconsin cold brew and pair it with your newfound favorite Wisconsin cheese. It’s a Cheesehead paradise! 

Two hundred feet of tent prevent exposure to weather extremes. Enjoy live music, games, raffles, and four hours of sampling Wisconsin Beer & Cheese!

Beaver Dam Best Dam Fest Fireworks

Best Dam Fest

This family-friendly event features fantastic food, music, and entertainment activities for people of all ages! The festival’s focus is to allow for greater participation of businesses and organizations to bring the community together in a fun, fresh way.

Day in the Park Craft Fair

Support the Women’s Affiliate of Beaver Dam by attending Art In The Park! Over 250 crafters from across the country gather to display their beautiful talents to our community.

Beaver Dam Pepper Festival

You will always find apple pepper pancakes, apple pepper pies, pepper beer, and-of course-the original Beaver Dam Pepper brat at every Beaver Dam Pepper Festival, held on the 2nd Saturday of September.

Live entertainment, a chili cookoff, the longest pepper contest, pancake breakfast served all day, pies by the slice, entertainment from Mr. Steve, and more await you!

Annual Corn Roast Event

Welcome to Corn Roast Beaver Dam, with all you care to eat & drink corn, brats, beer, and soda! You’ll have ears of fun at this family-friendly event with activities for all ages: Live music, corn hole, volleyball, bowling, and more!

Wine Tour

The Beaver Dam Wine Tour is an evening event that encourages attendees to choose their own path as they enjoy the downtown area while tasting a variety of wines from Wisconsin.

Explore the shops and businesses in Downtown Beaver Dam while walking between 12 “Sip Stops”. Registration includes a commemorative wine glass, wristband, wine samples, raffle ticket, and specials at a variety of the 12 “Sip Stops”.

Fall Downtown Fest

Enjoy Fall Downtown Fest in Beaver Dam! Celebrate Fall in style with our family-friendly event packed with fun activities for all ages.

Beaver Dam Holiday Parade

Holiday Events

Come to Beaver Dam for the holidays! We have several family-friendly events to celebrate with a Holiday Parade, Cocoa Walk, local shopping, and so much more!