Founded in 1969, the Mount Horeb Summer Frolic is a community festival that raises money for nine community service organizations, with the remaining profits issued in grants for local park, recreation and other worthy projects. Over the years, dollars raised at the Frolic have gone toward the Aquatic Center expansion, Summer Frolic Sunrise Park, the free Wednesday Night Live community concert series, new playground equipment in the village, and efforts of the American Legion, Mount Horeb Area Historical Society and other local organizations. Organized completely by a committee of volunteers representing local service organizations, the Mount Horeb Summer Frolic is dedicated to making the Mount Horeb area a great place to live and raise a family.
Nine local service organizations and clubs provide volunteers for all Summer Frolic activities, and two representatives from each organization serve on the board of directors. These nine groups are: MHB Gridiron Club; Mount Horeb American Legion; Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce; Mount Horeb Baseball Club; Mount Horeb Lions Club; Mount Horeb Optimists; Rotary Club of Mount Horeb; and Knights of Columbus Council #10559.
The Frolic features games, rides, food, live music, a beer tent, bingo, a parade and more. The 2021 festival will be June 10-13 at Grundahl Park.