It seems every weekend in Wisconsin involves some sort of community festival. But our own Good Neighbor Fest is one of the oldest, and certainly one of the best. The Fest has been held the last weekend of August since 1964 at Firemen’s Park in Middleton.
The inaugural Good Neighbor Fest was the brainchild of Amos Colby, President of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce. Colby recruited friend and neighbor Keith Hinsman, and the two men worked with local community groups to put on the first festival. Both Hinsman and Colby remained involved with the Fest for many years, both serving on the Board of Trustees.