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What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | Mar. 13-15

Home & Garden Show – POSTPONED / will be rescheduled

Home & Garden Show

You know it’s springtime when it’s time for the Burlington Chamber of Commerce’s Home & Garden Show at the Burlington High School on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Showcasing a large variety of products and services, indoor and outdoor living, camping solutions home entertainment, roofing and structural, landscaping, and so much more! The perfect event for those in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes. Get inspired and excited about those honey do lists.

Irish Beverage Sampling

Irish Beverage Sampling

Some may think of shamrocks this time of year – I think of Irish beverages! Lake Geneva Country Meats is having an Irish Beverage Sampling on Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. There will be a variety of Irish beverages including Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur, Guinness Beer, and Magner’s Hard Cider. The best part – it’s a free tasting.

All You Can Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage

All You Can Eat Corned Beef & Cabbage

Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day… The Delavan Lions Club is hosting an all you can eat Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser at The Village Supper Club on Sunday from 11:30 am to 7 pm. Tickets in advance are $12 or $13 at the door for adults. Children 6 to 12 are $6 and 5 and under are free.

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.

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Five Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

Top o’ the morning to ya! You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Don your shamrocks and pour yourself a Guinness, its time to paint the town green. Join the fun March 13th though 17th with these five festive events to help you celebrate just like a leprechaun.

 

1. Drink around the Ring of Kerry: You can’t celebrate traditional-irish-coffee-nutmeg-nanny-1518198304Saint Paddy’s day without a little spirit(s)! Join the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge for their Irish Cocktail Experience: a sampling of four classic Irish cocktails Friday March 14th at 7:00 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets early, as this is always a very popular event. Sláinte!

2. Bag Pipes and Pub Bites:  If you love the bag pipes and traditional Irish music, come on out to Postscript Pub in Delavan for a St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrationdownload.jpg full of live music and delicious food! Let your ears savor the tunes while your taste buds enjoy classic corned beef and cabbage and lamb stew. And if you prefer to leave the cabbage to the more adventurous eaters, you can still order off their yummy regular menu.  Don’t forget to pair your meal with some green beer.

 

3. More Than Small Potatoes: You’re in luck, The Abbey is once again hosting their St. Patrick’s Day Buffet Saturday March 14th. The culinary team has prepared and expanded their menu to include Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Cheddar & Stout Mac n’ Cheese, and Corned Beef & Cabbage, among other traditional flavors.  Make your reservations soon, as they can disappear as fast as a rainbow.

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4. Lions and Leprechauns: DgAMiKpgamXNHORWnYYUSK6B.jpgThe Irish love their traditions, and so do the Delavan Lions Club. Join them on Sunday March 15th for the 57th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner.  Delight in all you can eat Irish fare or take it to go as a carryout at the Village Supper Club.   Tickets are available at Stienbrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s, Nobel Insurance, and the Village.

5. A Walk in the Irish Woods: Did you know that Lake Geneva has a rich Irish history? Join historian Pamela Meyers at the Geneva Lake Museum for Tuesday @2, March 17th at 2:00 pm for a special presentation about the Irish settlers of the Irish Woods!

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So go out and channel your inner Irishman or Irishwoman and have a shamrockin St. Paddy’s Day weekend here in Walworth County.

 

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Spring Break Fun for Under $15

Hip-hip hooray, spring break is on its way! If you’re planning a visit to the Lake Geneva area and don’t want to break the bank, check out this handy list of the top-ten activities for spring breakers to enjoy all for under $15.

1. Go Trout Fishing: Nestled inside the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Rushing Waters Trout Farm offers year round trout fishing experiences! Their beautiful 80-acre farm features crystal clear ponds full of rainbow trout! Bring the entire family for a fun and relaxing day of fishing. No entrance fee or fishing license required, however your catch can be purchased at $9.50/lb–Cost: Free trout-farm-07.jpg

2. Ride the Electric Rails in East Troy: Step into the past and climb aboard southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest electric railway at the East Troy Railroad Museum. Hop on at the depot or at the Elegant Farmer and take a ride to Lauber’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor to enjoy a classic banana split–Cost: $15 for Adults $9.50 for ChildrenCar-33-at-Indianhead-Park-350KB_42EFCA3D-3587-4E9F-A5551E5C673FE02C_9ebb6ec8-753c-42b9-991e0795984e30f2.jpg

3. Take a Dip: While it might still be a little too chilly to swim in the lake, it is never too cold to dive in on the fun at the Whitewater Aquatic Center. Complete with an indoor waterpark with slides, spouts, and springs, your kiddos will love splashing around–Cost: $8 for Residents $10 for Non-Residentsdownload.jpg

4. Get Outdoors with Disc Golf: Explore the outdoors in a totally different way by playing a game of disc golf. Grab your frisbees and go explore the banks of the White River while enjoying an afternoon of fun--Cost: Free5---20-disc-golf-geneva-8--d5a495b65056b3a_d5a497cb-5056-b3a8-492c96a520019e71.jpg

5. Check Out a Local Festival: If you’re in town March 21-22, be sure to check out the Delavan Train Show! See exciting layouts and operate model trains right in the heart of historic Downtown Delavan. Whether you’re just plain curious or a serious hobbyist, this is a show you will not want to miss–Cost: Freedownload.png

6. Sample Artisanal Delights: Traveling without little ones? Head over to Northleaf Winery to sample some of the best wines Wisconsin has to offer. Join in on fun tastings and pairings of chocolates and cheeses–Cost: Wine Tasting: $5, Chocolate Pairing: $12, Cheese Pairing: $15northleaf-winery.jpg

7. Step Into History: From main street to mobsters, explore the rich history of Lake Geneva at the Geneva Lake Museum. Enjoy exhibits featuring log cabins with Potowatami artifacts and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hotel Geneva–Cost: $9 adults, Children are Free579715215.jpg

8. Admire Regional Art: If galleries are your thing, you are in luck! Take in a variety of pieces from local artists at Gallery 223 in Downtown Lake Geneva. The gallery is constantly changing and always features something new and exciting from community artists–Cost: Freespring-2017.jpg

9. Get Your Game On: Ready for some healthy competition? Play a game of laser tag at Lake Lawn Resort! Play against your family, your friends, or even other guests– Cost: $10 per game per personLaser2.jpg

10. Say Cheese (and Eat it Too): After all these activities your stomachs might be grumbling. Eat like the locals and grab a bite to eat at The Cheese Box! Enjoy fan favorite sandwiches, soups, and sides while learning all about cheese from the experts! You’ll have a gouda time–Cost: $9.99 and under

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For more spring break ideas and customized travel itineraries, visit our website! Happy planning.

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | Feb. 7-9

Indoor Demo and Fitting Day AND Burton Demo Day

We have demo days from one extreme to the other on Saturday – Golf to Ski!  Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva is having an Indoor Demo and Fitting Day from 9 am to 1 pm.  They are offering 50% Trade-In Bonuses, 10% Bonus Gift Card Promotion, AND Free Beer.  Try out and get custom fit for the 2020 Callaway product line – taking place in the state-of-the-art indoor Performance Center. Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy is having a Burton Demo Day from 10 am to 3 pm.  Test out Burton’s latest snowboard and bindings at no cost.

Freeze Fest

Freeze Fest

Whitewater’s Freeze Fest is Saturday in Cravath Lakefront Park.  Enjoy a chili cook-off from 11 am to 2 pm.  The Polar Plunge – yes, jump in freezing cold water… for a cause – is from noon until 3 pm.  The funds raised benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.

Taste of the Tavern League

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The Taste of the Tavern League is Sunday at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan from 12 pm to 3 pm.  Sample foods from Walworth County tavern and restaurants, as well as craft beer, wine, liquor, and Bloody Mary’s – all in one location on the beautiful shore of Delavan Lake.  Bella Cain will also be performing.  Tickets are only $40 in advance or $45 at the door.

Valentine’s Day Wine and Dine

Valentine's Day Wine & Dine

Still hungry?  Staller Estate Winery in Delavan is once again partnering with Black Sheep for a Valentine’s Day Wine and Dine on Sunday at noon.  A delicious five course menu prepared by Black Sheep and paired with Staller Wines – including aphrodisiacs in every course.

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | Jan. 3-5

Santa Cruise

Santa Cruise

If you haven’t had a chance to go on the Santa Cruise, you have a few more days to make it happen.  Santa is at his lake home after all of the Christmas busyness and you can take a cruise to see it until Saturday.  You board the Santa Cruise at Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s Winter Harbor.

Lake Geneva Kids Expo

Lake Geneva Kids Expo

Do you have cabin fever yet?  Are the kids driving you crazy as you count down to the end of the holiday break and they go back to school?  We have the perfect event for you.  Join us for a Kids Expo on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm at Badger High School in Lake Geneva.  There will be various Play Zones for the kids to explore throughout the school, such as bounce houses, caricature paintings, games, and more.  Stop by the Main Stage for interactive shows, fairy-tale princess sing-a-longs, and fun demonstrations.  Parents will love the Expo Hall full of local child-related vendors and businesses – like toys and games, sports and fitness classes, learning devices, safety products, day cares, schools, camps, and more!

The Igloo Experience

Igloo Experience

Igloos are popping up everywhere!  The Ridge Hotel has brought back the igloos this year with The Igloo Experience.  You can sit in a private “igloo” while enjoying wintry beverages and appetizers while cuddled up under blankets and faux furs.  There are four igloos on their veranda that sit up to eight people in each.  The price range is $50 to $100.  What a way to start out the New Year!

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.

Six Ways to Support Small Business From a Social Distance

As we all prepare for COVID-19 through social distancing and other precautionary measures, keep in mind that there are still ways to have fun and stay healthy in Walworth County while also supporting our local businesses. Check out our top six ways to make the most of this time, while practicing safety and mindfulness:

1. Order deliveryTakeout and Delivery From Local Restaurants: Many restaurants have had to shut their doors to dine in patrons but continue to offer carryout and delivery options! Many of our favorite local restaurants such as The Black Sheep, East Troy Brewery, and Gino’s East amongst so many others are now offering takeout and curbside delivery options.  We give you full permission to order out tonight!

2. Tip Extra: With fewer customers visiting restaurants, wait staff, delivery drivers, and even owners are experiencing a shift in their pay. If you can afford it, try to tip generously to help front-line hospitality staff through this difficult time.

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3. Purchase Gift Certificates: giftcardHelp your favorite boutique now, and shop later! Even better? Buy online gift cards and email them to friends for a small pick-me-up. It’ll be a little something to look forward to when all the craziness dies down again. Pick one up online or or in person! (pssst…we really like the Cornerstone Shop).

4. Shop Online: jayneSwap out your amazon order for something a little more local.  It’s a great way to shop small and practice social distancing. So take a few minutes and treat yourself to something nice from your favorite small business or even order groceries.  JAYNE is featuring 20% off new merchandise with the code EARLYSPRINGSALE and River Valley Ranch just launched their online store.

5. Buy Groceries From Local Grocers: Shopping at smaller grocery stores allows you to get locally sourced ingredients while supporting your community! Lake Geneva Country Meats is offering call-in orders with curbside pick-up for all of your protein needs. While you’re at it, check out their website for recipes to try something new.

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6. Say Thank You: A little bit of Kindness can go a long way.  Whether it’s with a co-worker over a webinar or a text to your delivery driver, take the few extra seconds out of your day to say “thank you”.  It can make a world of difference.

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Be safe out there everyone and don’t forget to shop #shopsmall!

Distance Dining in Walworth County

Keep checking in here for the latest Walworth County restaurant additions and updates. Clink the Menu button to view each menu.

Restaurants

841 Brewhouse(262) 473-8000Menu

Hours: Daily: 11 am-2 pm & 4-8 pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / Delivery 

Baker House – (262) 248-4700 —Menu

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 5pm-9pm Sunday- 9:30am-2pm

Curbside Pickup / Deliveries to Select Lake Geneva Hotel Lobbies

The Black Sheep(262) 613-7119Menu

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: Bagged lunch 9:30-10:30am, Dinner: 4:30-9:30 pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / Delivery

Cafe Latte at The Abbey Resort(262) 275-9000 — Menu Based on Availability

Hours: Friday-Saturday: 6:30 am-6 pm; Sunday: 6:30 am-4 pm; Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am-2 pm

Pickup 

Champs(262) 248-6008 — Menu

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:30am-2am, Friday-Saturday: 10:30am-2:30am

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

The Cheese Box(262) 248-3440 — Menu Based on Availability

Hours: Monday: 9am-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / DoorDash

Dockside Pizza at The Abbey Resort – (262) 275-1458 — Menu

Hours: Daily 11am-8pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

The Duck Inn – (608) 883-6988 — Menu

Hours: Friday and Saturday Only (4pm – 9pm)

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

East Troy Brewery(262) 642-2670Menu

Hours: Thursday-Sunday: Thursday 4pm-8 pm; Friday-Saturday: 11:30 am-8 pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction  – (262) 248-1207 — Call for Avaliability

Hours: Thursday: 5pm-8:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 5pm-9pm, Sunday: 3pm-7pm

Pickup

Gino’s East(262) 248-2525 Menu

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-10pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / Delivery / DoorDash

Gordy’s Boat House – (262) 275-6800 —Menu

Hours: Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday-Sunday: 11:30am-8pm

Curbside Delivery

Greenie’s Clubhouse at Delbrook Golf Course(262) 728-1339 — Menu

Hours as of 3/20-3/21 4-7 pm; 3/23-27 11 am-1 pm; 3/23-3/28 4 pm-7:30 pm

Pickup / DoorDash

Lake Geneva Pie Co – (262) 248-5100  — Menu Varies Daily Call for Availability

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 6am-6pm

Pickup 

Sperino’s Pepperoni Pub(262) 723-2222  — Menu

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 11am-8pm

Pickup / Delivery / DoorDash

turf. kitchen + tap – (262) 245-7300Menu

Hours: Daily 11am-7pm

Pickup / Delivery Within Geneva National

The Village Supper Club – (262) 728-6360Menu

Hours: Friday-Saturday: 3pm-8:30pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery

The Waterfront at The Abbey Resort (262) 275-9000Menu

Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-1am

Pickup 

Whiskey Ranch – (262) 882-2800 — Menu

Hours: 11am-6pm

Pickup / Curbside Delivery / Delivery

 

What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | Mar. 6-8

Seed Swap

Seed Swap

I promise, spring is coming!  And, to help you feel springy, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy is hosting a Seed Swap on Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm.  So, if you are dreaming about your garden, bring your extra seeds and your friends and go home with a whole new variety of seeds.  Don’t have seeds to share, no problem – come anyway. There will also be a kids coloring corner, so bring the little ones.

Rock The Barns: Kashmir & Who’s Who

Rock The Barns

It’s time to Rock The Barns on Saturday at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. The Led Zeppelin Tribute Band – Kashmir and The Who Tribute Band – Who’s Who will be performing – the doors open at 6 pm. This show sells out, so get your tickets in advance for $20 online, or $30 at the door – if there are any left. Food and beverages will be available.

Murder Mystery Dinner

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Who done it! Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan is having a Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday at 7 pm. Interact alongside a cast of characters to figure out who committed the crime. Wives, ex-wives, business partners, children, step-children, neighbors, tawdry affairs, a body found in the trunk of a car, and a baseball bat… Seats are limited, so reservations are required.

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.

The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail Passport

Many know, the Lake Geneva Area is one of to Wisconsin’s premier golf destinations.  Home to some of the best championship courses in the Midwest, thousands of golfers flock to the area to play in the footsteps of the pros each and every year.  With ten of these fantastic golf clubs located right here in Walworth County, The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail ensures visitors get the most out of their time to play.

The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail offers a wide range of play.  Ranging from family-friendly par-3 to challenging nationally ranked courses, there is something here for every level.   To ensure you experience it all, The Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail is proud to present the 2020 Golf Passport!

The 2020 Golf Passport is your ticket to the ultimate golf experience.  Tee off in the Lake Geneva Area all season long for only $149.95 at these golf venues:

Each Golf Passport contains two certificates for Complimentary Greens Fees to be used in either the spring or fall in addition to a Buy One Greens Fee, Get One Free certificate for the summer.  That’s a total of 30 rounds of golf for less than $5 a round and a savings of over $2,850.

Turn this opportunity into a full blown vacation by exploring the Golf Trail’s exclusive offers.  Be sure to check out resort and dining packages you won’t find anywhere else. Stay and play more days with the savings.

Supply is limited, so order your 2020 Golf Trail Passport today by visiting lakegenevagolftrail.com/passport/ or at the Walworth County Visitors Center, 2375 E. Geneva St., Delavan, WI 53115.  See you on the greens!

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What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | Feb. 28-Mar. 1

Pinocchio

Pinocchio

Experience Pinocchio on the stage at Young Auditorium’s Missoula Children’s Theatre on the campus of UW-Whitewater on Saturday at 2 pm. The Missoula Children’s Theatre is the nation’s largest touring children’s theatre, touring extensively for more than 40 years, performing all over the world. The tour arrives with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up – everything you need to put on a play – except the cast. Open auditions are held and 50-60 local youth are cast to perform. This performance of Pinocchio is an original adaptation of the classic fairytale. Tickets are $18.50 for adults, $13.50 for ages 2 to 12, and under 2 are free.

Talking About Nature: Crane Conservation

Crane Conservation

The Kettle Moraine Land Trust is Talking About Nature on Saturday from 4 to 6 pm at the Geneva Lake Museum in Lake Geneva. The first lecture in the series will discuss Crane Conservation with the featured speaker being Dr. Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation. This is perfect timing, because very soon, we will start to see the great flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes returning to Wisconsin to nest for the season. Tickets are only $10 per person.

Bridal Show

LLR Bridal Show

Walworth County is a magical destination for a wedding. We have wonderful venues, caterers, photographers, and vendors – all with the expertise to make your wedding day perfect. Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan is hosting their 7th Annual Bridal Show on Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. You get to ask questions, get ideas, and plan your dream day with local wedding artisans. There will be butler-passed champagne and cupcakes prepared by their pastry chefs as well as live entertainment. The best part – admission is free!

For information on these events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/Events.