To promote a strong economy
and high quality of life for our
chamber members and the
Cross Plains area communities
Annual Events
Chamber Annual Dinner & Meeting (mid March)
This is a fun and educational night to network, learn about your Chamber and community.  We will highlight what we've accomplished over the last year and our goals for this year.  
The night's festivities start with registration and networking.  The business meeting will be followed by a delicious buffet dinner.  During the meeting we'll thank the outgoing Board, and announce the proposed new Board.  We will also present the award to our Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award.

Trout Days  (first Saturday in May)


Fishing contest, village-wide garage sales, plant sale, brat stands, vendor fair, hike the Cross Plains section of the Ice Age Trail. Saturday Only at the American Legion Hall: free adult vision screening, organ donor registration, child fingerprinting, Lions Kiddie Train.

CPACC Annual Memorial Day Chicken BBQ
  Years ago, the The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce started the tradition of the Memorial Day Chicken Barbecue to help pay for the municipal swimming pool.  Many years later - with the pool paid for - CPACC still runs the annual event. 
  The day begins at 11am with a parade organized by the Legion Post #245 followed by a service at the Legion Hall. Immediately following the service is the chicken barbecue, served from about 12:30 to 4:30 by the Chamber Board, Event Team and many Chamber volunteers. There are activities for the whole family: the opening of the pool for the first day of the season, the nearby skate park, pie and ice cream sale sponsored by the Cross Plains Stingrays swim team, a beer tent, DJ and kids entertainment to entertain both young and old. The proceeds of this event are used to help the Chamber achieve its mission
.  Want to volunteer to help? E-mail CPACC executive director Amy Hansen

World's Fair
   (last weekend in June)

  The World's Fair is the signature summer festival in the Village of Cross Plains. It lasts an entire weekend, and volunteers spend an entire year planning it. This community festival  holds something for every  member of the family. There are carnival rides for the kids. Rock and roll or country bands play Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  There is typically a co-ed softball tournament, a youth baseball tournament, face painting, and last but not least, the fireworks display on Sunday night.

St. Francis Xavier Parish Festival (late July)
   St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church has been holding this festival as long as anyone can remember. It's a year in the planning, and organized entirely by volunteers. The highlights are Friday and Saturday night's live music, the Home Talent games and the chicken dinner Sunday. You can get it to go, eat outside or inside the air-conditioned, beautiful new addition to the church. 

   Kids love the free train rides given by the Lions Club at the St. Francis Festival

CPACC Annual Golf Outing (mid July)

  The CPACC holds this extremely popular day-long event at the gorgeous Lake Wisconsin Country Club where the views from the course are spectacular.
Participants enjoy a day of networking, golfing and supporting our community. Companies and organizations sponsor holes on the course and most pay for their employees to golf. The CPACC is always seeking donated promotional products. Get a foursome together or register solo and be matched with other local business people for a fun-filled productive day. Contact Amy Hansen by email or by phone at 843-3166 for more information.

Spike Rett Syndrome fund raising event at Kurt's On Main

                                                  (first weekend in August)

  This fund raiser is chaired by Doug and Paula Brunner. and raises donations for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. This popular summer event held the first weekend in August includes a six team luck of the draw, double elimination volleyball tournament, silent auction, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, and Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament. 
  Rett syndrome is a developmental disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Rett syndrome has been most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specific developmental delay.
www.rettsyndrome.org for more information.

Hill and Valley Antique Auto and Americana Show

This celebration in Cross Plains' Baer Park is a trip down memory lane with cars from every era since the invention of the automobile. Don Chandler has spent nearly 20 years organizing this event that marks the summer's close in Cross Plains.
   The highlight of the day is the Hill and Valley Tour in which a long parade of vintage cars traverse the rolling terrain surrounding the Village of Cross Plains.
There are craft booths, brats, sweet corn steamed from a classic locomotive steam engine, and a tear-down and rebuild of a Model-T.

Taste of Cross Plains (mid-September)
 The "Taste" of Cross Plains highlights our downtown, the Black Earth Creek, local food and drinks and our breathtaking views.  This family fun day will include building little boats to set sail down the Black Earth Creek.   Visitors can take a walking tour along the Black Earth Creek and learn about the creek.  In the midst of all this fun we'll have some local food and drink samples, live music, Lion's train rides, kids games and more!  Please come out for a day of family fun!  Activities start at 10am and go till 3pm.  Registration will be on Lagoon Street, right behind Century 21-Roessler at 2034 Main Street.
Chamber Business Fair (mid-November)
The annual Business Fair showcases area businesses and allows them to promote their local products and services.

* Get to know neighbor businesses and people
* Shop local-buy gift cards & local goods, learn about area services
* Food, Giveaways, and most importantly Networking
* Informative and Fun booths 

 Support Local Business - Invest in your Community
 Showcase your products & services - Create brand awareness
 Generate Sales & Leads
 Meet new potential clients with Face to Face interactions
 Specials and discounts
 Announce new products and services
 Build Valuable Relationships
 Win fabulous door prizes!
 FREE to the public, ensuring lots of foot traffic

Santa's Visit to Cross Plains Fire Department
The first Saturday of each December Santa comes to the Cross Plains Fire Department.Plan to bring your children and enjoy cider, cookies, and general holiday fun. Weather permitting, the Lion's Train Rides are also a favorite.  The Chamber Event Team and Cross Plains Optimists work to organize this event.  Volunteers are needed to help out the day of the event.  It is a very fun and rewarding event to give your time & support.  Please contact Sherri Sarbacker 798-4000 if you are able to help