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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)

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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Sunday’s   May 17, June 28, August 9 and September 27, 2015

Elkhorn Antique Flea Markets – Walworth County Fair Grounds – Elkhorn, Wisconsin  7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 500 dealers with antiques that includes furniture, the rough to fine refinished, glassware to pottery, advertising to linens, decoys to dolls and everything else in between.  Besides seasoned show dealers, grandpa’s attic might show up in the back of a truck!!  The picking is great and so are the people.

Food concessions, $5.00 admission, Free parking in two different lots – they fill up quickly on these busy days.  There is also parking in lots owned by the School district available for a nominal fee.  

High School on Geneva Street (Hwy NN turns into Geneva St) The entrance is to the back of the School at the edge of a woods.  Park in marked spaces on black top.

Jackson Elementary  – Located on Fair Street off Hwy 11 one block west of the main gate in a school parking lot next to the National Guard Armory.  Park in marked spaces on blacktop

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June 5, 2015 thru August 28, 2015 

Every Friday night – come to Cruisin at the DQ  on Hwy 50 in Delavan, WI

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

See the Classic Cars, listen to music provided by a DJ and enjoy some refreshing DQ treats

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Saturday June 6 through Sunday September 6, 2015

Twilight Tours at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours – 7 p.m.

Keep an eye out for nocturnal creatures while wearing a glow necklace on the Zip Line Canopy Tours “NEW”  Twilight Tours starting at 7 p.m. and ending as sun sets.  After the tour take a seat by the camp fire and enjoy S’mores.  Twilight Tours are available on SATURDAY’S ONLY starting 6/6 through 9/6.  For more information, please visit www.lakegenevacanopytours.com or call 262-248-9271

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Monday June 15, 2015 to Friday July 31, 2015 

The World of Little House at Old World Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin’s “Big Woods” in 1867 and filled a Little House book with her adventures in the Badger State.  Enjoy changing daily activities that let you live like Laura and the Ingalls family and friends.  Check out “Ma’s Tale” – a new, interactive storytelling experience, shared from the perspective of Waukesha County, Wisconsin (Old World Wisconsin’s neighboring county!) native, Caroline Ingalls.  Dress as a character from one of the Little House books and receive a discount on admission.  Post a picture of yourself in your Little House gear on our Facebook page and you could win a prize!  Check the Old World Wisconsin website for information on the special events on any given day and for pricing.  Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.  Parking is free.

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Thursday’s July 2 through Thursday’s August 27, 2015

Concert in the Park – Flat Iron Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Free from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Concerts are scheduled for every THURSDAY (excluding August 20th, during Venetian Festival).

Enjoy great music and refreshments each week.  The concerts are suitable for all ages

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 Saturday August 1, 2015

Town of Delavan Fire & Rescue annual Pig Roast

Community Park – South Shore Drive and Hwy 50 – Delavan, WI

Activities start at noon

For more information, please visit www.townofdelavan.com

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Saturday August 1, 2015

Annual Walworth Corn and Brat Festival, Sidewalk Sale, City Wide Rummage sales – Walworth Square, Walworth, Wisconsin

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Saturday August 1 and Sunday August 2, 2015 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Elkhorn Swap Meet and Car Show – Elkhorn at the Walworth County Fairgrounds

Summer is winding down and before you know it the kids will be back in school and the leaves will be falling from the trees.  What better way to round out your summer than spending some time at one of Wisconsin’s premier auto swap meets – Summer Elkhorn!!

Come out and browse the isles of parts at one of southern Wisconsin’s largest swap meets!  This two day event features over 1,100 swap spaces, 100’s of cars for sale and awesome car show with 100’s of show quality vehicles.  The swap meet, car show and car corral are held both Saturday and Sunday – rain or shine.

Dash plaques will be given out to the first 200 registered show cars each day.  Be sure to register and become eligible for some great door prizes as well!  All makes and modes are welcome in the car show and this year’s special focus will be on a long lost favorite – 1955-1957 Chevrolets!!!

The Spectator gates open at 6 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is $7 per adult, children under 12 are free with paying adult.  Spectator parking is $3.  No pets allowed.  3-D sound will provide music in the show car area and great food is available at concessions throughout the show grounds.  Swap spaces and Car Corral spaces are available at the gate the weekend of the show.  No preregistration required for show cars.  call 608-244-8416 for more information.

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Saturday August 8, 2015 and Sunday August 9, 2015

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday

35th Annual Art In The Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Art in the Park the Geneva Lake Arts Foundation’s 35th Annual Fine Art Show is located at Flat Iron Park on the beautiful shore of Lake Geneva Wi  AITP is a juried show that spotlights original fine art over 80 artists from throughout the United States featuring paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, jewelry and more.  The event will also feature a silent auction, live entertainment, food and beverage and a children’s activity tent.  Sponsored by the Lake Geneva arts Foundation.

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Friday August 7, through Sunday August 9, 2015

Corn and Brat Roast – Edgewater Park, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Featuring the Lioness Bake Sale

Fireworks on Saturday August 8th at the Williams Bay Lakefront starting at dusk – Rain date August 9th

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Friday August 14 and Saturday August 15, 2015

Great Midwest Pro Rodeo  – Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, WI

Performances at 7: 30 p.m. Grandstand

For more information, please visit www.walworthcountyfair.com

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Wednesday August 19, 2015 through Sunday August 23, 2015

53rd Annual Venetian Festival – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Wednesday through Friday 5 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday Noon to Midnight.  Fireworks Sunday at 9 p.m.

The 53rd annual five day festival featuring a carnival, craft fair, water ski show, musical entertainment, local cuisine and the festival’s traditional lighted boat parade Sunday evening followed by a firework display high above Geneva Lake.  Sponsored by The Lake Geneva Jaycees.

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August 19 through August 23, 2015

Inland Lake Yachting Association’s Championship – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Top U.S. Yacht racers will compete on Lake Geneva with 5 days of racing.  More than 250 teams with 875 sailors from 30 different clubs will vie for top honors in this racing tradition that began in 1898.

This annual event is the No. 1 ranked, one-design sailboat regatta in U.S. and represents some of the fastest mono-hull sailboats in the world.  Five classes will compete with sailors from all over the county.

For more information, please visit LGYC.com or ILYA.org

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Saturday August 22, 2015

Jimmy Buffett in Concert at Alpine Valley – East Troy, Wisconsin

for more information, please visit: www.alpinevalleymusictheatre.org

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Saturday August 22, 2015 and Sunday August 23, 2015

Venetian Fest Craft Fair – Library Park – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

110 exhibitors – admission free – for more information, please visit www.venetianfest.com

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Friday August 28, 2015 through Sunday August 30, 2015

Lake Geneva Maxwell Street Days

Everyone loves a great bargain and you are sure to find not one, but many at Maxwell Street Days in downtown Lake Geneva.  This year’s event will be held for three days.  You can browse the downtown streets of Lake Geneva as retailers sell everything from antiques, to crafts, to produce (and a whole lot more) with food and refreshments available…and remember the early bird gets the worm!  Bargains line the streets of Lake Geneva.  Come early!!!

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Wednesday September 2, 2015 through Monday September 7, 2015

166th Walworth County Fair – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

One of the oldest Fairs in the state of Wisconsin – the Walworth County Fair was established in 1849.  Open 7 a.m. until midnight all days except Labor Day with closing at 9 p.m.  Fun for the entire family, Visit our website for all the details and schedule of events and entertainment from Bulls and Barrels, Tractor and Truck pulls, Monster Truck Show, Charlie Daniels Band, Cheap Trick and Demolition derby,  at www.walworthcountyfair.com

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Wednesday September 2, 2015

Northwind Perrenial Farm – Burlington, Wi

Annual Art Fair

For more information visit www.northwindperennialfarm.com or call 262-248-8229

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Saturday September 5, 2015 to Sunday September 6, 2015

Gone for a Soldier: Civil War Camp and Soldier Experience at Old World Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join our soldiers and get a taste of what Civil War camp life was really like.  Muster in, drill with members of the infantry, visit the surgeon’s tent, sample a soldier’s rations, meet the cavalry members and their horses, give the watchwords, go on a scavenger hunt, and experience a little of life on the home front, too.

This is not a battlefield reenactment, but a chance for you and your family to get up close and experience the action of daily camp life as a member of the Midwest’s famed Iron Brigade.  One weekend only!!!  

Check the Old World Wisconsin website for details about the daily activities you may enjoy when you visit and to get rates.  Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.  Parking is free.

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Labor Day Weekend September 5 to 7, 2015 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grand Champion Cheese Tasting and Sale – Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, Wi

Straight from the state fair, come taste the best of the best enjoying this year’s Grand Champion and Blue Ribbon award-winning artisan and specialty cheeses through out Labor Day Weekend.  Unique varieties, sampling and 10% off all cheese will be offered.

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Sundays September 6, 2015 through October 25, 2015

Feet-Seat and Eat Walk and Cruise Tours – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

8:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.

First, you use your feet on a self-guided eight-mile hike from Lake Geneva wit Williams Bay, then take your seat on the Grand Belle and eat aboard.  The walk follows the public lake shoreline, where hikers see multi-million dollar estates, exquisite gardens, wooden boats and more, up close.  Walkers hike to their goal Williams Bay Municipal pier, and then step aboard the Grand Belle for the luxurious Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet, including appetizers, six entrees, desserts, and a narrated tour before returning to the starting point in Lake Geneva.

The action starts at 8:30 a.m. with the self guided hike taking off from the Lake Geneva Cruise Line Boat docks to the Williams Bay destination.  The one of a kind tour is possible because of an old law that requires the winding path around Geneva Lake be maintained and open to the public.  As long as walkers stay on the path, they are not trespassing.  Walkers should wear sturdy shoes because the walkway, originally a native American Potawatomi  footprint has different landscapes to walk on.

$44.00 adults, $42.00  for seniors over 65 – reservations required and advance payment required.  There are no restrooms or other stops along the patch other than the start in Lake Geneva, and the end in Williams Bay.  Contact www.cruiselakegeneva.com to make reservations and to purchase tickets.

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Friday September 11 through Sunday September 13, 2015

Darien Corn Fest – West Park – Darien, Wi

Arts and crafts fair, softball and horseshoe tournaments, free sweet corn, live music, beer tent, carnival, food and refreshments

for more information, please visit www.dariencornfest.com

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Thursday September 10, 2015 to Saturday October 31, 2015

Autumn on the Farms at Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sept 10 to 13, 17 to 20, 24 to 27, Oct 1 to 4, 8 to 11, 15 to 18, 22 to 25 and 29 to 31

Celebrate the 19th-century harvest season and help our farm families and villagers bring in their crops, stock the larder and put up the produce for winter.  All Autumn on the Farms events will feature different seasonal activities each weekend in September and October.  Check the Old World Wisconsin website for details about the daily and weekend themes and activities and to get rates.  Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.  Parking is free.

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Saturday September 12, 2015

Scarecrow Fest  – Delavan, Wisconsin from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scarecrows line the sidewalks, food, arts and crafts, flea market, live music, entertainment and Delavan’s famous DUCK RACE!!!

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Saturday September 12 and Sunday September 13, 2015

Bluegrass Festival – East Troy Square, East Troy, Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Top bluegrass bands, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar competitions, gospel music service, great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors.  Weekend Wristbands $5.00 per person.  No alcohol permitted – Lawn Chairs encouraged.  For more information call 262-642-3770, or visit www.easttroy.org

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September 12 to October 25, 2015

Saturday and Sunday’s only

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Autumn Harvest Festival – Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, Wi

Whether you’re continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family fun farm experience.  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.  Come enjoy our 5-acres family-friendly corn maze farm scene.  While visiting enjoy 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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Saturday September 12, 2015

6th Annual Taste of Lake Geneva from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Flatiron Park, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Lake Geneva Country Meats presents the 5th annual Taste of Lake Geneva.  Come down to Flat Iron Park where food tents will be set up featuring tempting treats from the area’s finest dining establishments.  Enjoy locally sourced wine from Studio Winery and beer from the Geneva Lake Brewing Company and Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub!!  Also enjoy live music from the Triple D Band and the Badger High School jazz band!

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Sunday September 13, 2015

Sharon Classic Car Show – Downtown Sharon, Wisconsin

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vintage cars of all makes and models.  For more information, please visit www.classiccarshowsharonwi.weebly.com

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Saturday September 19, 2015

Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva 8:30 a.m.

A fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake.   Beginning at 9 a.m. you may start at your leisure and begin the ride from Champ’s Sports Bar & Grill in the City of Lake Geneva, or The Geneva Ridge Resort.  Proceeding at your own pace, the ride is approximately 21.5 miles and the rest stops are evenly spaced.  The ride is held rain or shine and travels through, Lake Geneva, Fontana, and Williams Bay with great views of Geneva Lake and Lake Como.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

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Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27, 2015

27th Annual Applefest – Apple Barn Orchard and Winery – Elkhorn, WI

Pick your own apples and pumpkins, enjoy cider and doughnuts, take a tractor ride through the orchard and stick around for live music and family fun.  For more information, please visit www.applebarnorchardandwinery.com or call 262-728-3266

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Saturday October 3, 10, 17, 2015

When Angels Carried Them Away – Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era

Lake Geneva Cruise Lines – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Special event tour of Black Point Estate, covering Victorian era rituals, departing from the Lake Geneva Cruise dock at 4 p.m. – for Tickets please call 262-248-6206, or visit CruiseLakeGeneva.com

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 Friday October 9, 2015

25th Annual Harvestfest – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Meet at the Hwy 67 entrance.  enjoy a cookout, DJ and bonfire – for more information, please visit www.kishwauketoe.org

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Saturday October 10, 2015 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24th Annual Oktoberfest! Downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Family Fall Festival includes music and magic!.  Food and craft booths, restaurant and shopping specials, wagon hayrides, Pony rides, Bouncy Castle, Caramel Apples, Popcorn and much more.  Make this a memorable weekend for all ages!!

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Sunday October 11, 2015

Harvest Bounty Buffet – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

The autumn harvest is in!! Come taste the bounty at the Clausing Barn and enjoy a 19th century inspired harvest celebration.  The dinner includes produce straight from Old World Wisconsin’s gardens and the fun includes music, song and dance.  Winter is coming, but for now let’s eat, drink and be merry.  Reservation are required.  Cost $45 adults.  Reservations can be made online or call 262-594-6301

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Friday October 16 to Sunday October 18, 2015, October 23 thru 25 and October 30th and November 1st, 2015

Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday 5:30 p.m.

Halloween Dinner Theater – Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe – Old World Wisconsin, – Eagle, Wisconsin

Nightfall- the dividing line between light and dark, between reality and fantasy, between sanity and madness.  Join Edgar Allan Poe as he stands alone in the flickering dark.  Enjoy dramatizations of four classic Poe stories:  The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Tell-Tale Heart, and discover where you stand at nightfall.  Begin by fortifying yourself with our delicious harvest buffet.  Dinner and drama are approximately 2-1/2 hours long.  Not recommended for children 10 and under.  A drama by Eric Coble, produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

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Saturday October 17, 2015 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veteran’s Park – Downtown Square  and Pockets Park, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

A growing favorite in the community, the 10th Annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest will fill the town square with fall fun. Walk around the downtown square to see over 100 crafters and vendors showcasing handcrafted items, antiques, produce and plants, home party consultants and more.  Head over to the north parking lot of the government center to see some beautiful classic cars during our 6th Oktoberfest Car Show.  The kids will have plenty to keep them occupied with games, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, slides and more.  

Hungry?  Grab a bite to eat from the many delicious food vendors or the chili cook-off.  There’s even a little something for the adults too, when they step insisde Pocket Park for the Wine and Beer Tasting tent.  Enjoy all the different live entertainment acts from local groups like Toe to Toe Ballet, The Walworth County Cloggers, and music from live bands.  By closing a block of Wisconsin Street we allow for a large main stage hosting live bands and more food vendors.  Think we can top ourselves this year?  You’ll just have to come and see for yourself!  Come and enjoy our biggest event of the year

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Saturday October 17, 2015

Sweetest Day Dinner Train – East Troy, Wisconsin

Departing at 5:30 p.m. – East Troy Railroad depot – Tickets 262-642-3263, or at EastTroyrr.org

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Saturday’s October 17, 24 and 31st, 2015

Halloween Legends And Lore At Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

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 fairytales 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 ghosts 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, available for purchase.  The evening culminates with a wild bonfire finale.

Adults $10.00 each – for more information please visit: www.oldworldwisconsin.org

 

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Sunday October 18, 25, 2015 and November 1, 2015

Blacksmithing 1 Workshop at Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Try your hand at the rudiments of blacksmithing using traditional 19th-century tools and a coal-fired forge.  You’ll be able to fashion all sorts of useful items during the workshop, and will receive a copy of Old World Wisconsin’s Blacksmithing Training Manual.  Plus you’ll leave with the pride in learning a vital trade from the 1800’s! Read about one of our instructors, Darold Rinedollar, in a recent feature article published in “American Profile” magazine.  Once you’ve completed this workshop you’ll be eligible to participate in the follow-up Intermediate Blacksmithing workshop.  

Reservations are required, Cost is $150.00 per person (all materials provided)

 

For more information, please visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org

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Saturday October 24, 2015

Third Annual Oktoberfest – Delavan, Wisconin

All day events at the Community Park – South Shore Drive and Hwy 50 – Delavan, Wisconsin – For more information please call 262-740-2335 or 262-245-5820, or visit townofdelavan.com

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Saturday November 14, 2015

Holiday Affair Craft Fair – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Various locations, Fairgrounds Activity Center and Log Cabin, Monte Carlo Room, St Patrick’s School, Elkhorn Middle School, Elkhorn Area High School and Jackson School

for more information, please call 262-723-3228

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Saturday November 21, 2015

Moonlight Madness – Pesches Greenhouse – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

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

Greenhouse, floral design and gift gallery 

for more information, please visit www.peschesgreenhouse.com

 

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