Trimborn Farms: With proceeds benefiting the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Historic Trimborn Farms and Lime Kilns hosted the 30th Annual Harvest Festival of Arts & Crafts, September 8 & 9. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also a State Historic Site and Milwaukee County Landmark. The event drew over 100 artists and craftspeople from the upper Midwest who displayed their unique wares in the surrounding stone and threshing barns, the granary, root cellar and lime kilns. Featuring such great items as handmade birdhouses, stained glass windows, gourmet dip mixes, Chinese brush paintings, high fired stone ware and seasonal floral wreaths, the festival attracts thousands every year. I loved it!
Sister Bay’s Fall Festival: Arts and crafts galore, food booths, live music, and a parade packed the streets of picturesque Door County October 12-14. Door County is located one hour and a half north of Green Bay, Wisconsin and has been called “the Cape Cod of the Midwest.” 2012 marked the 67th annual Fall Fest in Sister Bay. What began as a celebration for the local tourist workers after a busy summer season has evolved into one of the largest weekend celebrations on the peninsula! The real fun lies in one of the Fest’s oldest traditions – the famed Ping-Pong Ball Shoot when 10,000 Ping-Pong balls were released on Sunday afternoon, with a one in ten chance of winning a prize from a participating Sister Bay business!
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Koehler, who majored in political science and history, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She first started writing when she was a teenager, sparked by an interest in Nancy Drew books and a desire to tell a good story. She enjoys keeping her hero and heroine in dangerous and exciting situations against a backdrop of exotic settings, lost treasure and unsolved historical mysteries and conspiracies. She has written seven novels and besides writing, enjoys reading, playing piano and Green Bay Packers football. She lives in Greendale, Wisconsin, where she is working on her next romantic suspense novel.