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Local Events

Dancing Horses Show (The Dancing Horses Theater, State Road, Delavan, WI)

This dazzling spectacle features an array of horse breeds who perform alongside their trainers in this fantastic cavalcade of equestrian artistry. Visually stunning, and performed in a state-of-the-art, yet intimate, 300-seat theater, this live show is truly a must-see for any horse lover. Wheelchair-accessible, and fully climate-controlled for all seasons, the venue is both comfortable and accommodating. See website for date, time schedules and dinner information

www.thedancinghorses.com_

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Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva, WI)

For the true Lake Geneva experience you have to get on the water. Cruises run from May through November with some April departures, depending on the weather. For full information on tour schedules, dates and prices see website at www.cruiselakegeneva.com

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Old World Wisconsin (Hwy 67 – Eagle, Wisconsin)

An outdoor museum of rural history depicts the lives and times of the pioneers with 65 historic buildings.  For full information on the special events held throughout the year, hours and admission, see website at oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

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Champs Sports Bar & Grill

Live Music Every Friday Night 9 p.m. Lake Geneva

No cover charge! Visit: www.foodspot.com/champs

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May 8, through October 30, 2014

Historic Horticultural Hall Farmers Market – 330 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, WI

Every Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy the Farmers Market

For more information, please visit 222.horticulturalhall.com

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September 6 and  7 and weekends through October 26, 2014

The Elegant Farmer – Autumn Harvest Fest Market hours 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Orchard hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Autumn Harvest Fest

Whether your’re continuing a family tradition, or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family fun farm experience Each Saturday and Sunday thru the month of September and October.

Everyone is welcome to the orchard to pick from our 12 varieties of apples right from the tree or enjoy selecting the perfect pumpkins from the patch.

Enjoy beautiful fall colors aboard a tractor-pulled hayride, pony ride or train ride.  The East Troy Electric Railroad’s turn-of-the-century train departs Saturdays and Sundays from and returns to The Elegant Farmer Depot.  With a NEW design each year, come enjoy our 5-acres family-friendly corn maze.

While visiting don’t forget to taste or take home our delicious specialty foods including cider, make-your-own caramel apple, warm cider donuts, pulled pork and chili, just to name a few favorites.

Hope to see you on the farm!!!!

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September 26 through November 1, 2014

Army Lake Camp Corn Maze  - N 8725 Army Lake Road- East Troy, Wisconsin

Get lost with us at the 2014 Corn Maze!

Join us for the annual Corn Maze at Army Lake Camp! All proceeds benefit Army Lake Camp and its programs.

Activities include:  10 acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, corn cannon, archery, barrel train, bounce houses, paintball, climbing wall, concesssions and more!

General public invited

Friday 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Not open on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday – $8.00 entrance to maze 13 and older

Other activities and concessions range from $1 to $5

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October 2014

Haunted Hay Rides – Dan Patch Stables – Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI

Ghosts and ghouls will be invading Dan Patch Stables and woods to bring you an evening of “Spook”tacular Fun!!!  Haunted Hayrides will be offered each weekend through ending November 1.  Adults $15.00.  The first ride is at 7 p.m. and is a “family friendly” less scary ride, then go until midnight.  Based on a first come, first serve basis.

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October 2014

4th Annual Pumpkin Drop – Lake Geneva Canopy Tour – Cty Road H, Lake Geneva, Wi

Everyone who participates on the Canopy Tour in the month of October will have the opportunity to try and hit the bulls eye!!  How it works: 1) Pick your pumpkin, 2) Zip the Dual Racing Zip Line, 3) Drop your pumpkin over the bulls eye from 40 feet high as you zip by., 4) If your pumpkin hits the bulls eye, you will WIN a Free Canopy Tour!! More information, please go to www.lakegenevacanopytours.com

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Saturdays October 4, 11, 18, 2014

4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Black Point Estate Boat Cruise – Riviera Dock, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate ritual.  During this era (1876-1915) the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated and the period saw the development of the modern cemetery, mortician and public funeral complete with floral arrangements and hearse transportation for the deceased.  This program will feature a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs, a first floor house tour, and narrated lake boat tour of maritime mishaps on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line.  For more information please visit Black Point Estate at www.blackpointestate.org or call 262-248-1888.  To purchase tickets, please visit the Lake Geneva Cruise Line at www.cruiselakegeneva.com, or call 262-248-6206.  Cost is $40 per person (space is limited to 34 people per day for this event)

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October 10 & 11 – 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 and Nov 1st, 2014

The Haunt and the Haunted Field

Pearce’s Farm, W 5740 North Walworth Road, Walworth, Wi

7:30 to 10 p.m.

Enter the Haunt if you dare.  Pitch blackness and fear will envelope you as you step into our haunted attraction.  Danger lurks around every turn and there is only one way in and one way out.

You never know what is waiting in the shadows for you…

Starts at Dusk and last ticket for the haunted attractions will be sold at 10:00 p.m.

$16.00 per person for “The Haunt”

$12.00 per person for the “Haunted Field”

$22.00 per person for a combo package of The Haunt and the Haunted Field

There will be concessions available for purchase during the operation of the Haunt and Haunted Field.  we do advise that you plan on eating at the farm – it might just be your last meal…

Please call ahead 262-949-4992 to schedule large groups or for any inquiries.  Also you can e-mail us with any inquires at haunt@pearcefarms.com

The cornfield is no field of dreams. It is a field full of your worst nightmares.  Beware, because when the sun goes down you never know what might be lurking behind that cornstalk… This spooktacular hayride takes place in a cornfield on our farm.  A group of about 40 people will be boarded on each hayride wagon for approximately 20-25 terrifying minutes as you confront your worst nightmares haunting our cornfield.

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October 10 – 12, October 17 – 19 and October 24 – 26, 2014

Halloween Dinner Theater – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

Three weekends – three different shows

Join the heroes of Baker Street for an evening of detection, mystery and quick-witted humor in this original theatrical series, inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  your evening’s amusement begins with a different themed meal each weekend, followed by a lamplit walk to the period-perfect theater where the interactive drama unfolds.  There are three different mysteries; each is performed on a different weekend.  Choose one, two or all three; each story is independent and can be enjoyed without seeing either of the others.


October 10 to 12 Sherlock Holmes and a Most Irregular Tea Party; Join the Baker Street Irregulars at the home of Sherlock Holmes for an action-packed party hosted by Mrs. Hudson.  You’ll help Sherlock and Watson solve the unexpected mysteries of the evening and keep the streets of London safe!


October 17-19 Sherlock Holmes and a Regrettable Engagement.  It’s supposed to be a quiet night at 221-B Baker Street for Mrs. Hudson and the Irregulars.  But Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are about to get more than they bargained for when Prfessor James Moriarty stops by with a trick or two up his sleeve.  Help Sherlock and Watson face off against their most legendary and notorious foe.  The game is afoot!


October 24-26 Sherlock Holmes and the Final Vow – Irregulars: You are cordially invited to the wedding of Dr. John Watson and Ms. Mary Morstan.  It’s supposed to be a day of celebration and joy, but nothing ever goes quite according to plan inside the storied walls of 221B.  Join us for an unforgettable farewell to Sherlock Holmes at Old World Wisconsin.


$65.00 per person – Reservations required, call 262-594-6301 or email us at oww@wisconsinhistory.org.


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Saturday October 11 and  Sunday October 12, 2014

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

23rd Annual Oktoberfest – Downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Family fall festival includes:  music, magic, and the Great pumpkin giveaway at 1 p.m. on Saturday.  Food and craft booths, restaurant and shopping specials, wagon hayrides, pony rides, bouncy castle, caramel apples, popcorn and much more.

Free Shuttle pick up and drop off locations:  Parking at the Northeast corner of Home Depot parking lot (Hwy 50 and Edwards Blvd) and at the Downtown US Bank, 303 Center Street

10 a.m. to 7 p.m on Saturday and Sunday – Running continuously approximately every 20 minutes.

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October 18, 2014

Elkhorn Octoberfest – Downtown Square – Elkhorn, WI

9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Over 100 crafter’s and vendors showcasing handcrafted items, antiques, produce, plants, plus a chili cook-off, and wine and beer tasting

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Saturday October 18, 25, and 31st, 2014 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Halloween Legends & Lore – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, WI

Join us for an always spooky, sometimes scary, rain-or-shine event as we celebrate the immigrant legends we brought  with us and the folklore we created here at home.  Halloween Legends and Lore features the folk and fairy tales of the Old World as well as Wisconsin ghost stories from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Explore fantastic mazes, both whimsical and eerie.  Burn off energy while fleeing ghoss or dancing in the enchanted fairy circle.  Solve strange riddles and puzzles, create and take home macabre artifacts, and encounter cackling witches, gloomy grave diggers, strange beasts, freaky fortune tellers and bizarre entities.  Learn the terrifying origins of the Ridgeway Ghost, and witness ghostly tales come to life.  Enjoy tasty and disturbing treats and drinks.  The evening culminates with a wild bonfire finale.  For more information, please go to oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

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Saturday October 25, 2014

Octoberfest – Town of Delavan Community Park Hwy 50 and South Shore Drive, Delavan, Wisconsin

Featuring a variety of German foods, beers, wines, pastries, desserts and gifts available for purchase.

No Admission Charge

The Steve Meisner bank will perform at 7 p.m.

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Saturday November 1, 2014

5 to 8 p.m.

Sip n’ Purr Food & Wine Tasting – Geneva National, 1221 Geneva National Avenue South, Lake Geneva, Wi

Lakeland Animal Shelter cordially invites you to attend the 6th annual Sip n’ Purr Food & Wine tasting event

There are over 100 silent auction items that will be available for bidding at this event. This is the perfect time to do some holiday shopping for loved ones.  Sample wines from Staller Estate Winery, Northleaf Winery and Apple Barn Orchard and Winery.  Delicious food from Brick Street Market, Rushing Waters Fisheries, LaGrange General Store, and Kenny’s Daughters.

$45.00 per person advance sale, $50 at the door and $85 per couple advance sale, $90 at the door

For more information, please go to www.lakelandanimalshelter.org


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November 8, 2014

Holiday Affair Craft Show

Log Cabin and Activity Center at the Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, Wisconsin.  For more information, please visit   walworthcountyfair.com

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Saturday November 15, 2014 and Sunday November 16, 2014

Holiday Open House – Downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

This “Streets of Lake Geneva” event features an explosion of holiday happenings from over 20 downtown merchants.  Patrons are invited to stroll to preview the offerings for the coming Holiday Season, while musicians, authors and artists entice guests to sip and taste their way through our historic downtown district.  This is an all day event

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November 21, 2014 through December 14, 2014

Christmas at Northwind Perennial Farm

Holiday charm and unique items make Christmas at Northwind an unforgettable shopping experience.  We offer fresh premium greens, berries, wreaths and garland and our selection of unusual ornaments and holiday decorations is remarkable.  Please remember to dress for the weather!!

Check back in the Fall for dates and times updates on our website www.northwindperennialfarm.com

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November 23, 2014

Hawks View Golf Club – Lake Geneva

A Day in Time Presents – Holiday Craft Fair!

9 a.m. – ?

Raffles!

Visit the vendor booths for various crafts and resources – Bake Sale and Assorted refreshments available.  Call Cindy at 262-210-9783 for more information


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November 23, 2014 through December 31, 2014

Christmas in the Country Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Glorious celebration of lights, music, theater, cuisine and merriment begins on Sunday November 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. with the illumination of a million and a half  lights across the resorts 1300 acres of rolling countryside – one of the Midwest’s largest lighting displays – this will be followed by a Grand Fireworks display.  Enjoy holiday cookies, hot apple cider and live music from 4:40 p.m. to 5 p.m. with our favorite holiday characters.

The five-week long festival continues inside Grand Geneva and features dozens of mechanical holiday displays, daily holiday teas, gingerbread houses and breakfast with Santa. Some of Broadways finest performers will take to the stage with live singing, accompanied by choreography that truly sparkles, as they take the audience on a stroll down memory lane in “A Christmas Portrait”.  Or kids can look forward to celebrating the holiday with, “Thomas & Friends: A Holiday Adventure” show.  Contact 800-558-3417 or www.grandgeneva.com for a complete schedule of events.

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November 29, 2014

Craft Show – Lake Geneva Museum – 255 Mill Street – Lake Geneva, Wi.  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“History Loves Company” at our annual craft show

Tables filled with Hand Crafted items on a holiday shopping weekend.

You are sure to find that special gift and solve that shopping dilemma!

Admission is free to the museum for this event only!

Another “Historic” opportunity mixed with a shopping extravaganza!

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Saturday November 29- & 30, December 6 & 7, December 13 & 14, 2014

Christmas Train – East Troy, Wisconsin

This 10-mile round trip: the actual running time is about 45 minutes.  Heated bathrooms and hot chocolate available in our East Troy Depot.  Story reading and special guests are expected.

Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis starting at 10 a.m.

Our volunteers appreciate your interest and support!

Departures from East Troy are round trips

Bring a nonperishable food item for $2 off your purchase ($2 max discount per party)

All food is donated to East Troy Food Pantry

Adults $12.50 each

The museum rides are for demonstration purposes only.  it is not a common-carrier passenger operation.  We do not sell one-way tickets.  While we make every possible effort to serve our patrons, due to the nature of vintage railroad equipment, we reserve the right to alter operations at any time.

Call 262-642-3263 for more details and pricing

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December 6 & 7, 13 and 14, 2014

An Old World Christmas – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, WI

Begin your day with a hearty holiday breakfast and then meet Santa, take a horse drawn bobsled or wagon ride, enjoy holiday caroling, and stroll the 19th-century village – for more information, please visit oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org

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Saturday January 3, 2015

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Hwy 67, Williams Bay, WI

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Night Hike & Cookout – Williams Bay

This will be our 7th annual night hike and cookout.  we have a roaring bonfire and have a great time, no matter what the temperature.

For more information, please visit www.kishwauketoe.org

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