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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



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/champs



Saturday May 2, 2015 to Sunday June 14, 2015

Springtime at Old World Wisconsin  -10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Springtime is a flurry of activity on our 19th and 20th century farmyards and homesteads, with lots of different seasonal chores and fun.  On different dates we’ll be shearing sheep, plowing fields, cooking (and sampling!) historic recipes, building and flying kites, watching for the arrival of our newest baby animals, and we welcome your help!  Check the Old World Wisconsin website for information on the special events on any given day.

Adults 13-64 $19.00, senior citizens 65 and over $16.00.  Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.  Parking is free



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



Friday May 22 to Monday May 25, 2015

Burlington Chocolatefest – Burlington, Wisconsin

This is our 29th year for Chocolate Fest “Sweeter every year”.  Community Festival featuring “Chocolate Experience Tent” with: Nestle Creation Chef Meltdown Competition –  Executive master & Pastry Chef Demonstrations, complimentary fresh warm Toll-house Cookies, kids cookie decoration contest, project Yum Way Candy Bar eating contest, Choc-O-lympic Chocolate Create-A-Thon, Choco-trivia, Chocolate Mint Splash Chocolate Chunk Excavating dig, Chocolate Marketplace, Choc-O-Minute-To-Win-It, and much more.  Carnival, 4 states of entertainment, Jaycees boat races, and Military exhibits.  Visit our website for times and details – visit: www.chocolatefest.com


Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14, 2015

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day

15th Annual Geneva Lake Art Association Paint-In

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the 2015 Annual Paint  In held in downtown Lake Geneva.  Over 18 artists painting under market umbrellas downtown along Broad and Main Streets.  Under each umbrella you will find artists demonstrating and answering your questions.  Originals and prints will be available for purchase.  Geneva Lake Art Association is again co-sponsoring this event with the Geneva Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.  Participating artists are invited to demonstrate their art as well as sell their own original prints and cards.


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.


Saturday June 20, 2015

39th Annual Walworth County Dairy Breakfast –  6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Join us for our 39th Annual County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast.  Serving breakfast, menu includes deluxe scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, cheese, beverages and ice cream sundaes.  Activities include craft fair, exhibits, small animal display, Coffee Cake Contest and entertainment.  For more information contact Walworth County Farm Bureau at 262-723-2613  or walcofb@walworthcountyfarmbureau.com


Saturday June 20 and Sunday June 21, 2015

Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest – Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, Wisconsin

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Want to taste the best cheese Wisconsin has to offer?  Hundreds of cheese lovers come to this annual two-day fest to taste the best the state has to offer including award-winning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses.  Crafted and aged to perfection, many of these cheeses delighted the palate of the U.S. Championship judges and are sure to delight yours.  10% off all cheese during the fest.  Come and Enjoy!!!!


Saturday June 20, 2015

Wisconsin Cheesemaker’s & Wine Train – Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, Wisconsin

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the Cheese Fest, three of our state’s finest Blue Ribbon cheese makers’ join 100 passengers on board the beautifully restored East Troy Electric Railroad’s Art Deco Dining Car. Come sample the finest cheeses and hear directly from the cheese makers and wine expert from Pam’s Fine Wines during this two hour round trip train ride.  Departs from and returned to The Elegant Farmer Depot, traveling through the picturesque woods and charming towns settings of Mukwonago and East Troy, Wi  $39 tickets can be purchased online at www.elegantfarmer.com beginning May 15, 2015.  Advance reservations are required.  This annual event sells out every year so be sure to make your reservations early.  Makes a great Mother’s and Father’s Day gift.


Friday July 3, 2015 to Sunday July 5, 2015

Independence Day Celebration at Old World Wisconsin

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

Join us for three days of fun, games and patriotic activities.  Try climbing the greased pole, help make ice cream, enter the pie-eating contest and test your muscles in a tug-o-war competition.  On July 4 we’ll pull out the stops for a grand old parade through the crossroads village.  On July 5 enjoy a delicious village picnic.  Check the Old World Wisconsin website for information on the special events on any given day, and to see rates.  Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.  Parking is free.



Sunday July 12, 2015

12th Annual Cars That Time Forgot Car Show – Lake Lawn Lodge, Delavan, Wisconsin  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located on beautiful Delavan Lake – largest car show in the area. Custom cars, stock cars, trucks and motorcycles, merchants choice awards, road tours, food, live music, awards and vendors.    Free admission.

$5.00 parking with shuttle service at Lake Lawn Airstrip.  No pets, no BBQ’s on grounds allowed

We also will be holding a food drive to support our local food Pantry.  Drops at Airstrip and Chamber Registration Tent.

Call 800-624-0052 to pre-register your car if showing



Thursday July 23, 2015 through Sunday July 26, 2015

Country Thunder – Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Country Thunder Wisconsin, set in Twin Lakes, is the premier Country Music Festival to roll into southeast Wisconsin for the past 20 years.  On July 23-26, country music fans will two-step the night away with Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan, Sawyer Brown, Craig Morgan, Mark Chestnutt, Joe Diffie, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Colt Ford, Charlie Worsham, Will Hoge and Chad Brownlee and more.  So grab your cowboy hat and come enjoy the world’s premier country acts with the camaraderie of over 100,000 fans.  For more information, please visit our website: www.countrythunder.com, or call 866-802-6418.


Saturday July 25, 2015

Festival of Summer – Elkhorn, Wisconsin 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veterans Park -Downtown Square

Enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of summer!  Support the Elkhorn Rotary Club at their pancake breakfast in the morning or by getting some delicious brats, burgers and roasted corn in the afternoon and evening.  Stick around Saturday night for the Rotary Beer Tent and enjoy live music from local bands.  Walk around and do a little shopping with the many crafter’s and vendors that line the square.  The kids will have plenty to keep them occupied with all the activities available such as bounce houses, slides and more.  Sit back and relax while you enjoy different entertainment on the community stage including performances from local groups such as the Elkhorn Flying Dragons and Toe to Toe Ballet


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.



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.


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. _____________________________________________________

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!!!



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


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.


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.



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!!!


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!


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.


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!!


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