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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)
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
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.
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.
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!!!
September 25 thru October 31, 2015 Every Friday and Saturday Night
Estate of Terror – Haunted Mansion & Hayride – Pearce’s Farm – Walworth, Wisconsin
7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
$15 for the Estate of Terror Mansion
$15 for the Haunted Hayride
$22 for the Combo of both
Local legend has it that there is a beast haunting Southeastern Wisconsin. There was a rash of reported sightings of this half man, half wolf-like creature near Elkhorn in the late 1980’s. He was dubbed the Beast of Bray Road. Recently, sightings of a strange, similar creature have been reported in the area. Has the beast resurfaced after all this time, or is this a converted victim? Or perhaps a relative of the Beast? join us, if you dare, for a chance to catch a glimpse of the Beast’s piercing yellow eyes in our haunted woods – before he catches you… A full terrifying evening, two attractions in one location, A Haunted Victorian Mansion and a horrifying Hayride through Witchwood Forest. Offering campfires, concessions and music. Plan on spending the entire evening with friends… The living who wander into Witchwood Forest are seldom heard from again. Tales of the family who dwelled in these woods are recited by campfire in hushed tones, and reveal nothing but bloodshed, terror and misbegotten.
October 2 to 31, 2015 Fridays and Saturdays
Corn Maze – Army Lake Camp – East Troy, Wisconsin
Visit the corn maze. General public admission is 5 to 8:30 on Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army – Army Lake Camp & Retreat Center and help send kids to camp. At the Maze entrance: Adults 13 years + $8 – Additional attractions (starting at $1) include concessions, barrel cars, corn cannon, “pick your own pumpkin” patch, archery, pedal car races, bounce house, family fun hay wagon rides and so much more. call 262-642-6400 for more information
October 2 to 31, 2015 Fridays and Saturdays
Haunted Hayride – Dan Patch Stables – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Join Dan Patch Stables for a haunted hayride this fall!! Admission in on a “first come, first scared” basis. Hayrides will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight. Each night 6 to 6:45 p.m. will be a family friendly hayride. CASH ONLY $15/adults, $6/6 and under. Call for details at 262-215-5303.
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
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 of Black Point estate, and narrated lake boat tour on the Lake Geneva Cruise Line, pointing out maritime mishaps. $44.00 per person
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
Every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October
The Singing Pumpkins – – Edgewater Park – Williams Bay, Wisconsin
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Singing Pumpkin show premiered in Williams Bay in 2012 as part of the Boo in the Bay festival and has grown in popularity over the past two years. The pumpkins consist of an animated light show controlled by three programmed controllers bringing 48 individually controlled channels to life. The pumpkins “sing” along with choreographed popular Halloween songs. Concerts can be viewed at the Lion’s Club pavilion in Edgewater Park. Show time begins at 6 p.m. and will run continuously until 9 p.m. In past years the show involved a chorus of real pumpkins carved by volunteers in the Williams Bay Community. this year the pumpkins will be foam but the fun and excitement will be real. The pumpkin chorus will be joined this year by four new 6-foot singing pumpkin faces. These faces will add a new level of excitement and entertainment to the show.
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
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!!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
October 24 & 25, 2015
Pumpkin Drop and Fall Festival
Join us for the 5th Annual Pumpkin Drop and Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. there will be a food truck on property, live music, pumpkin painting and the following:
Pumpkin Drop: Soar through the air down the Dual Racing Zip Line and aimed with a pumpkin to try to hit the center of a bullseye painted on the ground. Victors will win a free t-shirt!! Those with the best aim and hit the bullseye will be entered to win the grand prize of a 48″ flat screen TV and other raffle prizes. Cost is $25 per person.
Fall Color Photo Contest: Enjoy a hike or bike ride on our Arbor Trails. Bring your camera for an up close look at the beautiful fall colors. Enter your favorite photo of Lake Geneva Canopy Tours for a chance to win a FREE Zip Line Canopy Tour. Our Facebook fans will vote for their favorite to determine the winner. #LGCTFallPhoto
Friday November 6 through Sunday November 15, 2015
Dine Around the Lake – Walworth County
Dine around the Lakes is a restaurant week for the Walworth County Area. Participating restaurants will offer a unique three-course menu for lunch and dinner – available only during Dine Around The Lakes Week. Enjoy a three course lunch for only $10 or $15 per person. Come back for a three-course dinner for just $20 or $25 per person. Reservations at all restaurants are strongly encouraged. For more information, visit www.dinearoundthelakes.com
Saturday November 14, 2015
Holiday Affair Craft Fair – Elkhorn, Wisconsin
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3.00
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
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
November 22, 2015 through December 31, 2015
Christmas in the Country – Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
From the illumination ceremony with two million lights and fireworks, to bringing in the New Year on New Year’s Eve, the Grand Geneva Resort hosts a six-week long Christmas in the Country Celebration!!! Bring magic to the holidays and enjoy the lights, music, and the theater as well as ginger bread houses, breakfast with Santa, Elf Mail Runs, holiday teas, live entertainment in the lobby lounge, and so much more!!!
Saturday December 5, 2015, Sunday December 6, 2015
Saturday December 12, 2015 and Sunday December 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An Old World Christmas – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin
join us for a daylong, 19th-century celebration of Christmas tales and holiday customs, featuring Old World storytelling, live performances by holiday characters from our immigrant past, free horse-drawn bobsled rides (or wagon rides, if there’s no snow on the ground), caroling and hymn singing, food sampling from cherished recipes, and many, many more activities that capture the merriment of the season.
Our 1880’s village will be trimmed for the holidays, and wood-fired stoves and bonfires will beckon with the promise of warmth and good cheer. Be sure to meet our 19th-century Santa for your one-of-a-kind holiday photo. We’ll even fire up our Finnish sauna for this very special event.
Purchase a holiday Combo ticket and save: Make it a full day of fun when you purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket to Old World Holiday Breakfast and An Old World Christmas and enjoy a festive breakfast and holiday performance, a horse-drawn bobsled ride (snow permitting), and all of the seasonal activities at the daylong event!!!
Cost $10.00. Reservations not required for an Old World Christmas ticket. Purchase a Holiday Combo Ticket and Save: Enjoy An Old World Christmas PLUS the Old World Holiday Breakfast $29.00 per person. Reservations are required and bill be available online; until then call 262-594-6301.