Cemetery Walk

OCONTO – Tickets for the 13th Annual Oconto County Historical Society sponsored cemetery walk “If Tombstones Could Talk” will go on sale Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Beyer Home and Carriage House Museum, 915 Park Avenue.

The Cemetery Walk will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the evenings of September 11, 12, and 13, with the September 11th and 12th performances to be held outside at the Evergreen Cemetery, located at 325 Cook Avenue, Oconto.  The September 13 performance will be presented indoors at the John B. LeMay Auditorium at the Oconto High School, 1717 Superior Avenue, Oconto.

Six historic personages will be portrayed, and their life stories will come alive.  Some of the individuals portrayed are well-known in Oconto County history; others are lesser known, and those attending will learn about various facets of their lives.

Tour-goers will be led in groups through the cemetery by guides for the outdoor walks.  Those attending the outdoor performances are urged to wear comfortable shoes as the tour requires an amount of walking, sometimes on uneven ground.  You may also wish to bring a flashlight and insect repellent.  The indoor performance is for people who may have difficulty walking in the cemetery; however, the indoor performance is open to everyone.

Tickets are $12 per person and will be sold at the Beyer Home and Carriage House Museum through September 3rd.  Please note that the Museum is closed on Tuesdays.  If any tickets remain unsold after September 3rd, they will be available for sale at Roberts Hometown Hardware, 919 Main Street, Oconto.  In addition, the remaining unsold tickets will be available for sale just prior to each evening’s performance.

There are a limited number of tickets for the performances and tickets sell out fast.  Complimentary refreshments will be served to tour-goers at the cemetery on the evenings of September 11 and 12 and in the cafeteria of the Oconto High School following the performance on September 13.  In the event of inclement weather on September 11 or 12, the performances will be moved indoors to the Oconto High School Auditorium.

For more information contact Lynn Exferd at (920) 835-4619 or email lynnexferd@hotmail.com.

Harvest Fest 2023

Oconto’s downtown will spring to life for Harvest Fest, the city’s annual autumn celebration taking place on Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the long-anticipated day of Harvest Fest every year, Oconto closes Main Street to vehicles but opens the street to vendors and foot traffic. Harvest Fest, sponsored by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce, features a variety of arts and crafts, seasonal produce, and other merchandise. The Main Street shops host sidewalk sales and Harvest Fest specials. Plus, Harvest Fest offers fun kids’ activities, food, refreshments, and live music.

Put on your flannel, pack up the kids, and head to Harvest Fest in downtown Oconto on Sept. 23. You’ll surely find bright pumpkins for carving, hearty vegetables for simmering, and fun for all ages. Harvest Fest is located on Main Street from Huron Avenue to Millidge Avenue in Oconto’s city center.

Everyone is welcome! No admission fees are charged.