We put together a “Top 5 Things To Do in The Lake Geneva Area” for you to do while in [...]
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
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
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
Champs Sports Bar & Grill
Live Music Every Friday Night 9 p.m. Lake Geneva
No cover charge! Visit: www.foodspot.com/champs
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
August 22 through August 24, 2014
Lake Geneva Maxwell Street Days – Downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Everyone loves a great bargain and you are sure to find not one but many in downtown Lake Geneva. This years event will be held Fri through Sun. you can browse the downtown streets as retailers sell everything from Antiques, Crafts, Produce and a whole lot more. Food and Refreshments available and remember… the early bird gets the worm. Bargains line the streets of Lake Geneva – Come Early!!!
August 23, 2014
Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, Wi
Jimmy Buffet Concert
August 30 and August 31, 2014
The Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, WI
Grand Champion Cheese Tasting and Sale
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 throughout Labor Day weekend. Unique varieties, sampling and special pricing will be offered.
August 27 through September 1, 2014
165th 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, See www.walworthcountryfair.com for all the details and line up of entertainment.
September 5th through 7th, 2014
Darien Cornfest – Darien West Park – Darien, Wi
Enjoy the carnival, arts and crafts fair, food, free sweet corn, softball and horseshoe tournaments, outhouse races, Tri-County pullers, Fireworks and Parade at this annual event. For more information, please visit dariencornfest.us
Saturday September 6, 2014
Northwind Perrenial Farm – Burlington, Wi
Annual Art Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northwinds Art Fair has become a favorite event of the season. Art and Gardening go hand-in-hand and we will be showcasing local painters, photographers, jewelers, potters and other talented artists showcasing their work in the midst of the late summer gardens – Rain Date September 13, 2014 – Free Admission
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!!!!
September 13, 2014
5th Annual Taste of Lake Geneva 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 eating establishments. Enjoy a boutique of wine tasting and brews from Lake Geneva Brewing Company, Sprechers and New Glarus in our “Madras Lounge”. Wrap up the summer in style – for more information please see www.facebook.com/tasteoflg
September 13, 2014
Tri Rock Lake Geneva Triathlon – all day event.
The 3rd annual event takes place in the fall and is the end of season triathlon in the midwest. This popular event sold out last year so!!!! Conveniently located between Chicago and Milwaukee, the clear, spring-fed water of Lake Geneva will provide scenic views and rolling hills – the perfect ingredients for a very memorable autumn race in the small lakeside village of Williams Bay, WI. Highlights include a beach start, running past Yerkes Observatory and fun filled finish festival. There is a team relay challenge where triathlon clubs and corporations can compete for bragging rights!!!
September 13, 2014
14th Annual Scarecrow Festival – Downtown Delavan, WI from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Scarecrow contest, build-a-scarecrow-live music-flea market- duck raffle – pie and cake auction- food- pumpkin decorating- an Amazing Race event – 5 K run/walk and more. For more information, please visit discoverdelavan.com
September 13 and 14, 2014
21st Annual East Troy Blue Grass Festival on the historic East Troy Village Square
Featuring top bluegrass bands, gospel, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar competitions, food, arts and craft vendors and a $5.00 weekend wristband. No alcohol permitted, and lawn chairs are encouraged.
Saturday – Open Stage at 10 a.m. followed by a fiddle contest at 11:30 a.m. and bands in the afternoon
Sunday – Gospel Service at 10 a.m. followed by banjo, guitar, mandolin contests
National headliners to perform at 5 p.m. each day
For more information, please visit: easttroybluegrass.com
Saturday September 20, 2014
Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva – All day event
The Fat Tire memorial Tour of Lake Geneva is a fun bicycle ride on paved roads around Geneva Lake Wisconsin. Beginning with a mass group start at Champ’s Sports Bar and Grill in the City of Lake Geneva. The ride consists of nine designated stops at sponsoring taverns. 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. our new Benefactor is the Walworth County Alliance of Children. A not-for-profit program dedicated to our local children through assisting the devastating experience of physical and sexual abuse and neglect. Visit www.WCACWI.org for more information and to find out more how you can contribute. Registration 8:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10:00 a.m.
September 27 & 28, 2014
26th Annual Applefest
Apple Barn Orchard and Winery, W 6384 Sugar Creek Rd, Elkhorn, Wi
Pick your own apples, crafter’s, gift shop, petting barn, wagon rides to orchard, food, wine tasting, cider donuts, apple cider and more – for more information, please visit www.applebarnorchardandwinery.com
September 28, 2014
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market
Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, Wi
33rd season of Wisconsin Finest from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Free parking – $5.00 admission – Rain or Shine – Over 500 inside and outside dealers – Great food – Paved walkways – no pets
October 4, 2014
Fall Fiber Jubilee 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tall Grass Farms, N 6623 Lake Lorraine Rd, Delavan, Wi
Watch the Angora goats get their Fall haircut, enjoy good eats from the folks at Richmond Methodist Church, shop the wool and fleece vendors, plus honey, baskets, homemade soap, body balm and wearables 608-883-2025 or MohairConnection.com for more information
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)
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.
October 11, 18,25,31, 2014
Halloween Legends and Lore – Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin
Family friendly spooky stories and fun activities from Wisconsin’s past. Plus a bonfire finale from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for more information, please visit oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org
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
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
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
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
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.
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