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
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