Lion’s Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast

Fly in or Drive in for a delicious breakfast. Then shop the bake sale, buy raffle tickets and view the airplanes or maybe even take an airplane ride. Fun for the whole family.

$7 adults ~ $4 Children ~ Under 6 free

Strawberry Fest

Celebrate the beginning of summer with Strawberry Fest! Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features a downtown art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more.  Strawberry Fest is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!

Strawberry Fest is a family festival that features an art/craft fair with more than 100 vendors from across the Midwest, strawberry shortcake, a children’s costume contest, live entertainment, great food and more.  Strawberry Fest is a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer!

Saturday, June 15, 2019, Strawberry Fest

Applications –

  • Artists/Crafter–  (Items that are homemade)- (printable application) (715) 258-7343.  Payment must be made at time of application.
  • This area is full. Vendor Application –  Reseller (printable application) Payment must be made at time of application.

Download a schedule of events.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking volunteers for Strawberry Fest 2019 on Saturday, June 15. To recognize volunteers, a donation will be made to the volunteer’s chosen non-profit organization based on their total hours worked.  Our event volunteers are managed through VolunteerSpot. To sign up go to or contact the Chamber office.

Friday, June 14, 2019

  • Movie In The Park – Ralph Breaks the Internet, Upper South Park – bring your own chairs/blankets

Saturday, June 15, 2019

9am – 4pm Events:

  • Taste of Waupaca in Strawberry Lane Café from 9am-4pm
  • Arts & Craft Show – Artisans from across the Midwest from 9am-4pm
  • Entertainment – Entertainment: 9 AM-12 PM GP/2 Duo, 1 PM-4 PM Townline Bluegrass Band.
  • All Berry Booth – Fresh strawberries for sale from 10am until gone.
  • Trivia contest – Answer strawberry trivia for a chance at a $50 Waupaca Area Chamber Gift Certificate.  9 AM – 4 PM.  Fulton Street
  • Shortcake Tent – Serving strawberry shortcake $3.00/person from 10am- until it’s gone!
  • Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center from 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Waupaca Railroad Depot Open House – 8 AM – 9 PM,  Oak Street, north of Waupaca.
  • Holly History Center – Open 9am-Noon
  • Hutchinson House Museum – Open 1 PM – 4 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest –  Noon. See Waupaca folks eat Strawberry Shortcake in a contest – the winner gets to donate at least $500 to the charity of his or her choice!
  • Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market – 10 AM – 5 PM, Father’s Day treat.
  • Kids Alley –  Dizzy D Clown from 9 am – 3 pm and much, much more.
  • Lil’ Strawberry Sally & Sam Costume Contest – 11:00 am.  All girls & boys 2-5 years old are invited to enter!  $50 savings bond awarded to Strawberry Sally & Sam; prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place; goodie bags for all participants.  Sponsored by First State Bank and Sunny Day Child Care & Preschool, Inc.  Entry Form.
  • Waupaca Chain Skier’s Duck Race – 2:30 pm in Waupaca River/Rotary Riverview Park. Proceeds benefit Waupaca Chain Skiers Water Ski Club.
  • Strawberries at the Raspberry Connection – King Road, strawberries and other seasonal produce available.
  • Chain Skiers Water Ski Show – 6:00 pm Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

  • Model Railroad Show – Located in the Waupaca Recreation Center.  10 am – 3 pm.
  • Waupaca Railroad Depot Open House – 8 AM – 9 PM,  Oak Street, north of Waupaca
  • Strawberry Activities at Turner’s Farm Market – A special strawberry treat for all Dads!
  • Strawberries at the Raspberry Connection – King Road, strawberries and other seasonal produce available.
  • Hutchinson House Museum Open – 1pm-4pm Operated by the Waupaca Historical Society.

Sheridan Amusements – Carnival Rides (Former St. Mary Magdalene Parking Lot)

Friday 4p-9p
Saturday 10a-9p
Sunday Noon-6p

2019 Sponsored by

Faye Wilson Realty, LLC
Farmers State Bank
L&L Propane
First State Bank

Bethany, Community Insurance & Associates
Faulks Bros. Construction
My First Adventure Child Care and Preschool
Waupaca County Dairy Promotion Assoc., Inc.
Waupaca Buyers’ Guide
Wisconsin Public Service

Memorial Day Programs

Ceremonies scheduled in area communities

Memorial Day observances are scheduled on Monday, May 27 in Waupaca, King, New London, Clintonville, Weyauwega, Fremont, Scandinavia, Iola, Manawa, Ogdensburg and Hortonville.

Following are the schedules for each community:

Waupaca The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1037 and Auxiliary will open its Memorial Day program with a waterside ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28, in Rotary Riverview Park, located behind Main Street in Waupaca. Those who are able to walk are asked to park on North Main Street and use the ramp to get to the bandstand. People who do not want to stand may bring lawn chairs.  The Waupaca High School band will perform under the direction of Mark Kryshak. The VFW honor guard will fire rifles in honor of those who have fallen in service to their country. Logan Chelberg and Kelsey Leaf will sound Taps at the end of the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in Waupaca High School’s performing Arts Center.

King The Wisconsin Veterans Home in King will start its Memorial Day ceremonies with the flag placement at 6 a.m. Monday, May 28. A short lakeside service will take place at the Marden Center beginning at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony is set for 10:30 a.m. at the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N2665 County Trunk QQ. Featured speakers are TBA. The Waupaca Middle School eighth-grade band will perform under the direction of Shana Rogney.

New London A ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Taft Park in downtown New London on Monday, May 28. After the program, a brief Memorial Day ceremony will take place at the Floral Hill Cemetery gazebo. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonies will be held at the Legion Post 263 building, 840 E. North Water St. For more information, call 920-572-0158.

Clintonville Memorial Day observances will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28, on Memorial Drive in W.A. Olen Park in Clintonville. After a wreath is placed in the river, the parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. Ceremonies are set for 10 a.m. in Graceland Cemetery in Clintonville and approximately 11:15 a.m. in Riverside Cemetery in Embarrass. 

Weyauwega The Weyauwega Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 28. It will start at 8:30 a.m. from the veterans’ clubhouse on Mill Street. The American Legon and VFW posts, along with the Boy and Girl scouts, Weyauwega Fire Department and Weyauwega-Fremont High School Band, will march to Oakwood Cemetery for the memorial service. Others interested in being part of the parade are welcome to join it.  Music will be provided by the W-F High School Band and Danny Darren. If it rains, the program will be held at 8:45 a.m. at W-F Middle School, which is located on Ann Street.

Fremont Memorial Day observances will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in Fremont. Parade units will assemble at 9:30 a.m. in the Fremont-Wolf River American Legion parking lot behind village hall. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and proceed down Fillmore Street to Wolf River Drive to West Main Street before ending on Waupaca Street in front of the Legion hall. The parade will include the American Legion Post 391 Color Guard and flag bearers representing the American Legion Auxiliary; the Weyauwega-Fremont High School Band, under the direction of Andrew Schmidt; village police, the Fremont-Wolf River Fire Department; Fremont-Wolf River Ambulance Services; Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; 4-H club members; and several antique cars. Anyone who wants to be part of the parade should assemble at the Legion Hall parking lot prior to the parade. Services will be held, following the parade, at Wolf River Cemetery, along County Trunk H. Legion Post 391 will supervise the cemetery services. After the chaplain offers a prayer, students from Fremont Elementary School will read patriotic poems while Scouts place flowers at the graves of veterans. Post 391 will then fire rifles into the air in tribute to America’s fallen soldiers. The ceremony will conclude with the sounding of Taps. A potluck lunch at the Legion clubhouse will follow the ceremony. Those who wish to participate are asked to bring a dish to pass. Grilled sandwiches will be provided.

Iola-Scandinavia Sheveland-Taylor Post 14 of the American Legion sponsors Memorial Day activities in the Iola-Scandinavia area. The Memorial Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, starting at the Iola-Scandinavia High School parking lot and proceeding to Veterans Memorial Park on North Main Street. Following the service in the park, the parade will proceed and end at the Iola Historical Society’s historic village on Depot Street. The dinner will be held at the society’s Machine Shed at 222 Depot St. The pork roast starts at noon and runs until 3 p.m. All veterans are offered a free dinner in honor of their service. Local Legion members will be noting the branch and years of service for each veteran attending. The donation for dinner for spouses and the general public is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. The dinner includes all the trimmings. Sodas and bottled water will also be available for purchase from Iola’s Boy Scout Troop 631.

Manawa Memorial Day activities in the Manawa area include Royalton Cemetery at 9 a.m., Symco Bridge and Cemetery at 10 a.m., a parade through downtown Manawa at 11 a.m. and Little Wolf Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. A different speaker will be featured at each site. Lunch will be served at noon at Union Town Hall, E6592 State Highway 22, Symco, The public is invited. Entries are needed for the Manawa parade. Veterans are needed to help with the activities. A van will be available for those who need a ride. The Manawa area Memorial Day celebrations are sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Manawa Chapter 53. For more information, call Charles Vandenplas at 715-823-5335.

Ogdensburg The Memorial Day program in Ogdensburg will be held in the St. Lawrence Veterans Memorial Park. The Veterans Memorial Dedication will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call Stanley Boutwell at 715-281-5333.

Electronics Recyling Event

Electronics Recycling Event
Friday, April 26, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Swan Park, 909 Brainerd Dr, Waupaca.

FREE Electronics
CPU towers, vacuums, tape players, phones, printers, speakers, coffee machines, CD players, DVD players, power supplies, laptops, scanners, I-pods, drills, shredders, fax machines, record players, game systems, electrical saws, and more.

CHARGEABLE Electronics
Flat and CRT Computer Monitors $20 each
Flat and CRT TVs (29″ and under) $20 each
Flat and CRT TVs (30-49′) $40 each
Flat and CRT TVs (50′ and over) $60 each
Wood console or projection TV $60 each
Large copy machines or printers $15 each
Microwaves $15 each
Dehumidifiers $20 each
Mini refrigerators $20 each
Small A/C units $20 each
Ovens or dishwashers $25 each
Washers or dryers $25 each

**We do not accept full size refrigerators or freezers.


Waupaca County accepts electronics year-round at their Processing and Transfer facility in Manawa.

Waupaca Fine Arts Show

55th annual juried art show and exhibit. Artists from the upper Midwest, Wisconsin and the local area take part in this juried show at the Danes Home in downtown Waupaca.

April 13 – 18, 2019.

Entry forms available at

Waupaca Community Choir and Civic Orchestra

In celebration of their 55th anniversary, the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival presents the Community Choir and Civic Orchestra in the 55th Anniversary Concert on Sunday, April 7th at 2:30pm at the Waupaca High School. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the box window. Students are $4 in advance and $6 at the window.

Questions may be directed to Dan Wolfgram at 715.258.7724 or 715.281.7725.

WDUX Home Show

The annual WDUX Home Show will be Fri. 3-8 pm  and Sat. 9am – 4pm, March 8th & 9th at the Waupaca Rec Center, 407 School Street, Waupaca.

Exhibits for your home, your yard, and your life!

3 rooms featuring over 60 exhibitors! Including a “party room” with direct sales products.

Admission is only $3 for adults. Kids are free.



Waupaca Uncorked Wine Walk 2019

Saturday, February 16th, 11a-3p

$25 Ticket: includes wine glass

Tickets available through the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.  Only 100 tickets sold.
Purchase  at the Chamber office Mon-Fri, 8a-5p or Saturday, Feb. 16th , 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Limited tickets are available.
Please call 715-258-7343 to order or purchase at the Chamber office.

Pick up your glass at the Chamber office, Saturday, Feb.16th , 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Bring your ID, you will be carded when getting your wristband.

Participating businesses:
Chain O’ Lakes Cabinetry, Inc.
Christine’s Boutique
Cinnamon House
Feminine Touch
Firefly Floral & Gifts
Fletchers Jewelry
The Green Fountain Inn
JR’s Lock N Key LLC
Lucky Tree LLC
Main Street Marketplace
Memaw’s Toning, LLC
Next Stop Kids Shop
Sew N Sew
Stange’s of Waupaca, Inc.
Studio 212 Hair Salon, Ltd.
Waupaca River Gallery & Gifts

Polar Bear Plunge

Area residents can ring in the new year with an icy dip in the Chain o’ Lakes before watching the New Year’s Day football.

The Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 1 p.m.  Jan. 1, at Becker Marine, located on County Road Q, Waupaca.

This year’s Polar Plunge will benefit the Waupaca Fire Department. Support the Fire Department and help upgrade their equipment needs. Donate to your Favorite Firefighter and the top two, will have to PLUNGE or “buy their way out” with their own personal donation.

Sign-up Board at the Wheel House. (Available now!) Polar Plunge headquarters open 10:00 a.m. before the Plunge. $5 registration fee.

Commemorative long sleeve t-shirts available with all proceedsto be donated to The WFD!

Madrigal Dinner

Let the lyrical melodies of the Renaissance fall upon welcome ears at this evening of melody, mirth and merry-making.

Our Feast will surely gladden your hearts and usher in a most joyous holiday season.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Sunday, December 9, 2018

Wassail and Feast: 5:30pm-8:30pm – Waupaca High School Grand Dining Hall

We gather for Wassail, conversation and light entertainment in the Marketplace outside the castle at 5:00pm.

Guests will be escorted by the Royale Court to their seats within the castle walls at 5:30pm.

Five course meal provided.

$30.00 per seat
Reservation deadline: Must be postmarked November 20th


Deliver your order form with a check for the amount owed to the Main Office at Waupaca High School


Mail your form and check to:

Waupaca Madrigal Singers
Attn: Anna Lussier
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca WI 54981

You will receive an email confirming the receipt of your order.
If you do not have email, please provide a phone number where you can be reached.