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Local Events

Dancing Horses Show (The Dancing Horses Theatre, State Road 50, 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 theatre, 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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February 7 thru April 27, 2014

New Beginnings – Geneva Lake Art Association – 647 Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI

The new spring exhibit is free and open to the public.  Ken Cottingham is the featured artist for this exhibit.  Ken is an art teacher at the GLAA Gallery and Studio – for more information please go to www.genevalakeart.org

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April 25, 2014

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

Bustle Hustle 5K run/walk – Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Run/Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. – Lace up your walking or running shoes and join us for a 5K trek through Old World Wisconsin’s spring landscape.  Along the race route, expect to see pristine fields and pastures reminiscent of the 19th century Wisconsin Landscape

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May 10, 2014

Ice Age Trail 50 Race held in the Southern Kettle Moraine State Park.  Runners start at the Nordic Trailhead, County Hwy H – 3 miles north of U.S. Hwy 12 in LaGrange, WI.  Register at iceagetrail50.com

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May 3 ,4,17,18,24 and 25 , 2014

Old-World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekend

Spring into the past – Go fly a kite

Springtime is a flurry of activity on our 19th and early 20th century farmyards and homesteads, with lots of different seasonal chores for you to try .  Enjoy a different theme each weekend.

On this first weekend of the event- Go fly a kite

Make a 19th century paper kite and let it soar in the Old World Wisconsin Breezes.

The second weekend – Plowing and Planting

Smell the freshly turned earth as farmers guide horse -drawn plows across Old World Wisconsin’s field.  Lend a hand in planting heirloom gardens, and take home a historic plant for your own garden.

On the last weekend of this event – Old World Flavors

Sample a variety of seasonal ethnic foods brought to Wisconsin by early German, Irish, Norwegian, Finnish and Polish immigrants.

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May 23 thru May 26, 2014

28th Annual Burlington Chocolate Fest – Burlington, WI

Theme this year is “Sweeter Every Year” held at Festival Park, 681 Maryland Ave, Burlington, Wi

Carnival, Chocolate tastings, Jaycee Boat races, Contests and events, live music, arts and crafts and a Memorial Day parade on Monday.  More information at 262-753-3300 or chocolatefest.com

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May 24 thru 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Corn and Brat Roast – East Troy, Wisconsin

Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy the holiday weekend on the historic village square with grilled brats, burgers or hot dogs, along with roasted sweet corn, chips and beverage.  Daily entertainment and community rummage sales.  Memorial Day observance presented by local Veterans groups.

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May 31, June 1, 7 and 8, 2014

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

Celebrate Wisconsin Folklife 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Enjoy music, dance, storytelling, food and crafts that celebrate the rich folk traditions that make Wisconsin Unique.


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June 1, 2014

Sharon’s Model A Day – Downtown Sharon, WI

Sharon’s Model A Day is a favorite Model A meet for the Paxons and their like minded friends.  They especially appreciate that the only vehicles allowed into the downtown areas are Model A’s and how the town’s stores and restaurants go full throttle into the 1920s for the occasion.

Join the flappers dancing in the street, trying not to get in the way of passing gangsters with the Keystone Cops straight on their tails, for the Annual Model A Day, held every  year on the first Sunday in june, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Sharon.  Admission is free, as is the invitation to dress for the era and enjoy a pig roast with all the trimmings, running board lunches, an old-fashioned ice cream social, Charleston dancers, gangster-era skits, a oaring ’20s magician, Dixieland band, strolling ragtime musicians, the Singing Savino Sisters, swaps, vendors and hundreds and hundreds of Model A’s.  For more information, call the Sharon Main Street Association at 736-6246

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June 6 thru 8, 2014

Harvard Milk Days – Harvard, Illinois

Breakfast, carnival, parade and more on the Milk Day Grounds in Harvard, Illinois.  For more information, please go to www.milkdays.com

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June 14, 2014

Catch Wheel Fever – Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Catch Wheel Fever – Old World Wisconsin’s new interactive experience!! Explore Wisconsin’s cycling boom of the 1890′s as you climb aboard a historic bicycle, take a reproduction 19th-century tricycle for a spin and join in the fun of a turn-of-the-century cycling club meet.  Catch Wheel Fever! is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Sally Mead Hands Foundation

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June 14 and 15, 2014

14th Annual Geneva Lake Art Association Paint-in

Downtown Lake Geneva, Wi 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 18 artists painting under market umbrellas along Broad and Main Streets.  Participating artists are invited to demonstrate their art as well as sell their own original work prints and cards.

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June 21, 2014

38th Annual Walworth County Dairy Breakfast – Walworth County Fairgrounds – Elkhorn, Wi

6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Activities include craft fair, Exhibits, small animal display, coffee cake contest and entertainment.  For more information contact the Walworth County Farm Bureau at 262-723-2613 or email to walcofb@walworthcountyfarmbureau.com

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June 28, 2014

Music by the Lake – Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Season opens with the Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.- George Williams College of Aurora University, 350 Constance Blvd, Williams Bay, WI – 262-248-4416 or musicbythelake.com

It’s been more than four decades since drummer/producer Bobby Colomby and friends assembled the first group to successfully blend rock and jazz into a genre-crossing sound and style.  So successfully that the band’s second album Blood, Sweat and Tears, topped the Billboard charts, beat out the Beatles Abbey Road for Grammy Album of the Year and produced three major hit singles including “You Made Me So Very Happy”, “And When I Die”, and “Spinning Wheel”.  As the group continues to tour with seasoned and new musicians, they reach beyond the nostalgic audience introducing their new lead singer, Bo Bice, the runner-up to Carrie Underwood on the Fourth season of American idol.

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June 28, 2014 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Cheesemakers’ & Wine Train – Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, Wi

As part of the Cheese Fest, three of the 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, hear directly from the cheese makers and enjoy locally crafted brews and wines with information from Pam Turner of Pam’s Fine Wines on this hour and half round trip train ride.  Departs from and returns to The Elegant Farmer Depot, Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago traveling through the picturesque woods and charming towns settings of Mukwonago and East Troy, Wi.  $39 tickets can be purchased online beginning in May at www.elegantfarmer.com – Advance reservation is required.  This event sells out every year, get your reservations early

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June 28 thru July 31, 2014

Old World Wisconsin – Eagle, Wisconsin

The World of Little House

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in Wisconsin’s “Big Woods” in 1867.  We’ve put together a full month of daily activities that let you live like Laura and the Ingalls family and friends.  Dress as a character from one of the Little House books and receive a discount on admission.


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June 28 and 29, 2014

The Elegant Farmer – Mukwonago, WI Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest

Want to taste the best cheese Wisconsin has to offer?  Hundreds of cheese lovers come to this annual two-day fest from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to taste 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’s judges and are sure to delight yours.

Joining the fest this year will be cheese author, Jeanette Hurt with her new book, The Cheese of Wisconsin: A Culinary Travel Guide

Ms. Hurt will speak at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. telling you all the ins and outs of finding the best cheese in Wisconsin followed by a book signing.  The Fest is free and open to all.

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June 29, 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

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July 3, 2014

Concerts in the Park – Flat Iron Park – Lake Geneva, WI

Starts the season every Thursday evening 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music.  262-248-4416 for more information

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July 5, 2014

7th Annual Kishwauketoe 5 K run/walk – Nature Conservancy accessed from Hwy 67 (Elkhorn  Road) and Harris Road in Williams Bay, Wi  262-903-3601 for more information or visit kncwb.org

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July 13 and 14, 2014

The Cars That Time Forgot – Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan, Wisconsin

9 a. m. to 3 p.m. Free Admission  Custom Cars, Stock Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Merchants Choice Awards, Road Tours, Food, Live Music, Awards and Vendors

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Saturday July 19, 2014

Music By The Lake – George Williams College – Williams Bay, WI

7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles American Invasion with one of Newsweek’s best Beatles tribute bands in America, BritBeat.  It was 1964 when the Fab Four first arrived in the U.S. and performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.  Watch as BritBeat recreates that historical appearance complete with “Ed Sullivan” himself.  Continue the journey as fans are taken on a theatrical multi-media ride through Sgt. Pepper’s and end the evening with the Abbey Road recording sessions.  This complete anthology of Beatles music history will be sure to leave you clapping and singing along to some of the best hits ever written. For more information please go to www.musicbythelake.com

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July 24 thru 27, 2014

Country Thunder Music Festival – Twin Lakes, Wisconsin visit

Countrythunder.com for more information

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Saturday August 9, 2014

Music By The Lake – George Williams College – Williams Bay, Wi

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Beach Boys – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner The Beach Boys is the quintessential summer band.  Celebrating more than 50 years of hits, the group has sold albums by the tens of millions.  Join Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and the rest of the bank as they perform timeless hits such as “Surfin”, “Fun,Fun,Fun”, “I Get Around”, “Help Me Rhonda”, “California Girls”, “Good Vibrations” and much more.

For tickets and more information, please visit www.musicbythelake.com

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August 9 & 10, 2014

34th Annual Art In The Park – Flat Iron Park on beautiful shores of Geneva Lake

AITP is a juried show that spotlights original fine art – over 80 artists from throughout the U.S. featuring paintings, photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures, jewelry and more.  The event will also feature a silent auction, live entertainment, food and beverages, and a children’s activity tent.

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Saturday and Sunday August 2 and 3rd, 2014

Summer Elkhorn 28th Annual Swap Meet, and Car Show

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 days – rain or shine

Dash plaques will be given out 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 models are welcome in the car show and this year’s special focus will be on a long lost favorite – Pontiacs!

The spectator gates open at 6 a.m. both days – Admission is $7 per adult – 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.

The Walworth County Fairgrounds is located at 411 East Court St., Elkhorn, WI 53121.  For more information please call 608-244-8416

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August 10, 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

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August 13 thru August 17, 2014

52nd Annual Venetian Festival  - Lake Geneva

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.  Friday 6 p.m. to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday Noon to Midnight – Fireworks on Sunday night at 9 p.m.

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August 22 thru 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 thru 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!!!

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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 speciality cheeses throughout Labor Day weekend.  Unique varieties, sampling and special pricing will be offered.

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August 27 thru 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.

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September 6 & 7 and weekends thru 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 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

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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!!!

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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.

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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

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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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