Welcome to the Downtown Hartford, Wisconsin
Business Improvement District (BID)

The Downtown Hartford, WI Business Improvement District continues to market events
each year to draw customers to businesses in the Downtown Hartford area.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Shop Downtown Hartford
this Holiday Season!

Small Business Saturday

(day after Black Friday)
Saturday, November 28th

Downtown Midnight Madness

Friday Dec 18th 6pm – Midnight
(check individual merchants ads for their hours)

29th Annual Hartford Christmas Parade

The Hartford Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) was
once again very pleased to sponsor the 29th Annual Hartford Christmas
Parade on Saturday, November 14, 2015. There was a little nip in the
air but bright and sunny drawing a huge crowd viewing over 70 entries
and getting in that holiday spirit!

Winners of “A Patchwork Christmas” 2015 Christmas Parade:

Theme: Property Loss Management
Broan-Nutone LLC
Salon East
Bands: Slinger High School Marching Band
Erin Middle School Band
Saylesville School Band

Novelty: Laufer Trucking
Sycamore Tree Childcare
Central Middle School Student Council

Quad Graphics Calliope
Milwaukee Scottish Pipe Band

Faith UCC Church Slinger
Wellspring Community Church Hartford
Divine Savior Lutheran Church Hartford

Hartford Historical Society
Esa's Custom Framing & Fabric
Scoop DeVille Ice Cream

Thank You Train Sponsors
The 1003 Steam Locomotive was able to come out again this year
pulling the Santa Caboose. Special thanks to those who sponsored
the locomotive and helpers: Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, Steam
Locomotive Heritage Association – Burt & Tina Mall and crew.
Gold sponsors: Laufer Trucking, Hartford Finishing,
Helgeson Industries, Inc., DJS Manufacturing,
AmericInn of Hartford and Scoop DeVille Ice Cream Shop.
Silver sponsors: Schnorenberg’s Floor Covering, West Side Auto,
Donald Crego, DDS and Grinwald Tile.
Special thanks to Jeff Orlebeke & Pro Auto Center.

Thank You Parade Sponsors
104.9 WTKM/Cruisin’ 1540 for all the wonderful school bands.
Hank’s Restaurant & Drinkery, Hank & Hannah’s, Hanks SpeakEZ
and Pour House for the Milwaukee Scottish Pipe Band.
The Booster as our Media Sponsor.
Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast for Santa’s sleigh pulled by
real reindeer. Special shout out to Jerry Falkenstein. Landmark Credit
Union for the Grand Marshal Carriage and Burt Mall Grand Marshal.

Local businesses and organizations who help sponsor this event:

ABATE of WI Region 1-14
American Legion Post #19
Anytime Fitness
Broan Nutone LLC
Casa Tequila
Central Bark – Slinger
Central Middle School
Divine Savior Lutheran Church
Erin Middle School
First Bank Financial Centre
First National Bank
Fox Bros Piggly Wiggly
Girl Scouts of Glacier Hills
Hartford Gymnastics
Hartford Historical Society
Hartford Masonic Lodge #19
Hartford United Soccer Club
Hartford Youth Football
Hartlake Snowmobile Club
Knights of Columbus
Laufer Trucking
MJ’s Market & Catering
Mantz Automation, Inc.
Property Loss Management
Salon East
Schauer Arts Center
Slinger Soccer Club
Support the Troops
The Booster, Inc.
The Hartford Dental Group SC
The Sycamore Tree
Tomsun Media, LLC
Wal Mart
Wellspring Community Church
West Side Auto

SPECIAL THANKS to all who make sure the parade is the best it can
be every year! Christmas Parade Committee members Russ Krebs
of R’Outdoors Tree Service & Landscaping and his line-up crew who
make everything run flawlessly, Bob Klockow Jr., Christa Gavin and
Judith Bernd (all who have over 25 years on the committee!) and
Tom Niebler. Extra special thanks to parade judges Ron Milner, Tom
Niebler, Tammy Tongusi, Diane Meyer and Joe Konrad, narrators Karin
Buhle and Gene Roberts, Hartford Cable camera crew Jack Ewing and
Rachel Womack, and Dave Carpenter of Carpenter Technology for the
sound system. Also for those who make the downtown festive, bright
and clean for the holiday season: Volunteers for a Beautiful Hartford,
Hartford Department of Public Works, Hartford Electric, Hartford
Police and Hartford Parks & Recreation.

2015 Farmer’s Indoor Market
Every Sat. Nov 15th thru Dec 19th 9am – 2pm
In Link Building-33 N Main St

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Click HERE for the 2016 BID Operating Plan
Calendar of Events
Event Gallery
Downtown Businesses
Downtown Area Map
Visitor Information
Available Commercial Properties
New Business Incentive Award
Board of Directors
Contact BID

Downtown Events:

Farmer’s Indoor Market
Every Sat. Nov 15th - Dec 19th 9am – 2pm
In Link Building-33 N Main St

Small Business Saturday
(day after Black Friday)
Saturday, November 28th

Downtown Midnight Madness
Friday Dec 18th 6pm – Midnight
(check individual merchants ads for their hours)


Iced On Main Saturday,
February 27 10am-2pm

Home Improvement Show
Saturday March 19th 9am-2pm, Sunday, March 20th 11-3

Old Fashioned Block Party & Classic Car Show
Saturday, May 21st 10am-4pm

Please see our
"Calendar of Events" page
for full list of
scheduled events.

Outdoor Farmer's Market

May 7th thru Nov. 12th
Hartford Recreation Center parking lot

147 N Rural St
(2 blocks West of Main St.)

Call Karin at
262-673-7193 if you are interested
in becoming a vendor.

Related Links

City of Hartford

Hartford Chamber of Commerce

Hartford Area Development Corp.

Information about business related problems/solutions, training and
other resources.

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