Easter Egg Hunts, special Sunday Brunches and Easter activities to have fun with the entire family. From Sunday best to all-out outdoor Easter fun. Find all your eggs and make it an Easter you’ll never… More
From skiing to ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing and ice boating, Walworth County, Wisconsin is truly ‘Snow Much Fun’ in the winter season. Outside activities are not the only option. Walworth County also has plenty to do inside, including luxurious spas, unique stores, dinner theaters and shows, art galleries and two indoor waterparks.
The Walworth County Visitors Bureau has put together a free coupon book to make the winter experience even more affordable. There’s more than $500 in savings on lodging, dining, skiing, indoor activities, area attractions and more. To receive a free coupon book, contact the Walworth County Visitors Bureau at (262) 728-6000, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/snow-much to order a coupon book online.
“This year’s coupon book has many great offers,” states Kathleen Seeberg, Executive Director at the Walworth County Visitors Bureau. “From family fun to a romantic getaway, Walworth County has snow much to offer in the winter. And since the coupons are valid until April 15, there’s still plenty of time to get away to the Lake Geneva area for some fun and save.”
Also, do not forget to check out the amazing Snow Much Fun experiences we are giving away each week on Facebook. Find the post of the week, and click on the link to be entered for a chance to win “Snow Much Fun” in Walworth County. Follow us on Facebook at GreaterLakeGenevaArea.
For more information about Snow Much Fun coupon book,
go to VisitWalworthCounty.com
The snow keeps coming, so that means more time to enjoy the sleds! Sitting at the top of the hill, that rush fills you excitement.
Walworth County has such a unique geological history, that has textured the landscape creating great opportunities for winter fun with moraines and hills for lots of sledding! Grab the kids or that kid inside of you, pull out your sled and check out one of these hills:
Beverly-Jo Park | 367 Dunford Dr.
Fox River Park | 9521 304th Ave.
Steinhoff Park | 833 Cedar Dr.
Wildwood Park | Sweet Rd. & Wildwood Dr.
Robert H. Miller Park | High St. & N. 7th St.
Rudy Lange Sledding Hill | Washington St. & Terrace St.
Swan Creek Trail | West Side
North of Mitchell Park | 3090 Graydon Rd.
Pulliam Nature Area | 1824 Thomas Dr.
West Kettle Nature Area | 1825 Thomas Dr.
City of Lake Geneva Sledding Hill | Sage St. & Mill St.
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa | 7036 Grand Geneva Way
Trippe Lake Park | 407 S. Wisconsin St.
Nordic Trail, Kettle Moraine State Forest | N9084 County Hwy. H
Have you found a special sledding hill to add to this list? Let us know! Comment below with the hill name & location.
Check out a full list of great winter fun and events in Walworth County at, VisitWalworthCounty.com!
Although St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world, its traditions in America started during the Irish immigration to the U.S. in the 1840’s. Irish American immigrants were in search of comforting tastes of their homeland. While pork and bacon products were out of their price range, they had to find a substitute. Beef brisket was the most affordable meat at the time, so the Irish adopted cooking methods from other cultures to bring flavor and diversity to their celebrations of St. Patrick.
Now, corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular dishes associated with this holiday, and local restaurants are applying their own special cooking methods to this classic meal, along with other delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy.
St. Patrick’s Day Specials
The Grandview Restaurant, Lake Geneva
March 11- 17, 2019
The Grandview Restaurant has put together a full menu if Irish themed specials! Enjoy their hearty Bangers and Hash for a robust breakfast. But swing in for lunch and enjoy a generous Reuben sandwich; corned beef topped with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, all toasted to perfection. For dinner, come enjoy the view of Geneva Lake over a beautiful plate of Irish Lamb Stew laid over whipped potatoes, or dive into the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage with baby red potatoes, each with a side of soda bread.
Saint Patrick’s Day Buffet
240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana
March 16, 2019
The Abbey Resort’s culinary team at 240° West will arrange a buffet full of traditional Irish dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Leg of Lamb accented by tasty snappy dishes like Fish N’ Chips and Irish Cheddar and Stout Mac N’ Cheese.
Delavan Lions Club Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner
The Village Supper Club, Delavan
March 17, 2019
For 56 years, the Delavan Lions Club has partnered with The Village to bring the community an All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner on March 17th. Made better with an added bonus of all-you-can-eat baked chicken and French fries for those who are not corned beef fans. Carryouts are available. Pre-Sale tickets can be purchased at Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s Department Store, Noble Insurance and The Village Supper Club.
St. Patrick’s Brunch
Crafted Americana, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019
Enjoy a relaxed morning by catching brunch at Crafted Americana. They will be serving all the traditional brunch favorites like made-to-order omelets, biscuits & gravy and fresh fruit, and compliment it with an Irish spread of bangers and mash, carved corned beef, cabbage and then roll right into lunch with a green beer. “Put on your green and make the scene here at The Ridge!”
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
March 16 – 17, 2019
The Lookout Bar & Eatery will be serving a specialty lunch and dinner menu, chalked full of great dishes from Irish Potato Soup, to freshly carved corned beef with braised cabbage, red skin potatoes, carrots and horseradish sauce. Save room for dessert, because the Isle of Capri will be featuring Crème de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Shamrock Cupcakes!
Jamie & Shanna’s St. Patrick’s Day Social
Hogs & Kisses, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019
Hogs & Kisses will be opening their doors to invite you to a little party at 3pm on Sunday, March 17th. The kitchen will be closed but some snacks and of course Irish drinks will be in the mix. Stop in and check out the fun!
A St. Patrick’s Day Sampling
The Hunt Club, Lake Geneva
March 17, 2019
Lucky you! The Hunt Club will be adding some select Irish specials to the menu on St. Patrick’s Day Sunday. Stop by for a taste of Ireland with dishes that complement their standard menu!
For more events and places to enjoy great Irish food,
go to VisitWalworthCounty.com!
Whether you’re looking for a lovely venue to host your upcoming wedding or looking to play a few relaxing rounds of golf, Nippersink Golf Club and Banquets is Walworth County’s “best kept secret” when it comes to resorts in the area. Since the beginning of 2018, Nippersink has experienced a lot of changes and are working on improving this beautiful getaway just over the Illinois border. It’s about time that we share all the exciting things we have learned in our interview about them.
Please tell us a little bit about Nippersink Golf Club and Banquets:
Where are you located?
We are located at N1055 Tombeau Rd. in Genoa City, Wisconsin which is just a few miles over the border from Illinois and less than 10 minutes from Lake Geneva off of Highway 12. We like to say we’re “hidden in the farmlands”.
What is the history of the property?
Nippersink was built in 1922 by a meat packer from Chicago who bought the land to develop his dream resort. It’s had an interesting history as a hangout for guests including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. It was even rumored that Nippersink was where some of the very wealthy organized crime figures from Chicago would gather in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
What are the new changes/updates guests can look forward to?
I like to say, “If you haven’t been to Nippersink lately, you haven’t been!”
Under the new ownership of Chris & Dennis Holian, there have been some amazing changes and updates and we’re not finished yet! The Clubhouse looks incredible and an Outdoor Pavilion is being constructed just outside of it as we speak to be ready in time for this year’s golf season. The banquet halls have been updated and the hotel has had huge improvements from what it used to be.
Tell us about the Hotel:
What has changed about the hotel?
Everything! Our crew has done a fantastic job with the refresh of the hotel including new carpet and paint throughout the whole building as well as brand new mattresses, bathroom vanities and sinks, and updated lighting. We are going with a very modern rustic theme throughout the whole property.
How many rooms do you have?
The Nippersink Hotel has 32 Rooms.
How many guests comfortably fit in one room?
In a room with 1 King bed, 2 guests are ideal, and 4 guests can fit comfortably in a room with 2 Queen beds.
What amenities do the rooms include?
We have complimentary toasters and coffee makers available as well as mini fridges. We have two Bridal Suites that are reserved at no charge for the Newlyweds who book Nippersink as their wedding venue. These rooms are located on a separate wing from the guest rooms and have a microwave and mini fridge and feature an upgraded bathroom. Two of our rooms on the first floor are handicap accessible.
Do any of the rooms have a view?
We have rooms available that have wooded views or views of our Private Lake Tombeau.
Do you have a swimming pool or hot tub?
Back in the day, Nippersink featured a swimming pool at the main building but it had to be removed years ago. Maybe brining that back will have to be one of our future projects!
Tell us about the Golf Course:
Who designed the golf course?
The golf course was designed by 1896 U.S. Open tournament winner James Foulis, Jr.
What are your rates?
Our rates range from $37-$45 for 18 holes with a cart, depending on the time of year. We do offer 9 holes or walking golfers at lower rates. We also have membership options available for men, women, families, and seniors.
What kind of player is this course ideal for?
Nippersink Golf Course is ideal for the average golfer but gives a serious challenge for the professional from our championship tees.
Do you have a Pro Shop?
We do have a Pro Shop located inside The Clubhouse where you can purchase merchandise and equipment or rent clubs.
Do you book golf outings?
We love booking golf outings! We are so lucky to have been able to host some really fun outings. It doesn’t matter if its 10 guests or 150, it’s always a great time!
What is the best part about your golf course?
I think the best part about Nippersink’s golf course is that it has been restored to pristine playing condition that people will remember from decades ago. Our grounds crew is awesome, and they have put a lot of work into the course. What I also like about Nippersink is the privacy of our country location and the scenic views of the landscape. It really is very relaxing and peaceful here.
Tell us about hosting Banquets & Events:
What services do you offer for Banquets/Events?
We are happy to host events of all kinds including weddings, parties, corporate events, reunions, fundraisers – you name it! We provide everything from the set-up to food and beverage services.
How many banquets rooms do you have? What is their occupancy?
We have two spacious banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 150 guests in the Lakeview Room & 350 guests in the Nippersink Room.
What are the features of the banquet rooms?
The Lakeview Room features a vaulted cathedral ceiling with new lighting fixtures and a grand fireplace while the Nippersink Room has been repainted and updated with LED lighting accents, and both a brand-new dance floor and expansive bar.
What services do you offer for Weddings?
Hosting a wedding at Nippersink is a really special thing for us because it is such an intimate event and we feel honored to be able to be part of it. We do everything we can to give each couple their perfect wedding! We have an outdoor gazebo overlooking our private lake that is absolutely breathtaking. We also offer things such as a bride’s room and groom’s room for their use the day of the wedding and of course the Bridal Suite for the newlyweds at the Nippersink Hotel for the night all at no charge.
Do you have event planners on staff to help plan events and weddings?
Our staff is very involved in the planning of every wedding and special event at Nippersink to ensure that it is a success! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to all of our guests and we really do treat you like family. It’s not just another wedding or event booking for us – we get just as excited for each event as our guests do!
What do you like about being in business in Walworth County/Wisconsin?
Being in business in Walworth County is something really special because of the people. When I say the people, this includes our loyal local residents and companies that support us with their business, the staff that we are lucky to have work for us every year, and the new guests that we get to meet every season or for each new event. Nippersink is looking forward to having its best year yet because of the wonderful changes that have been made, the people who have made it possible, and the ones we can’t wait to meet!
This special place not only has so much to offer, but their facilities and staff are excited to have you join them. Make your memories at Nippersink Golf Club & Banquets.
For more details on go to, VisitWalworthCounty.com!
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Winter is the best time to make memories with your friends and loved ones. The closer you are, the warmer you stay! There is no better place to come and celebrate the thrills of winter! Each community celebrates the season in their own way, but exciting activities and great ways to stay warm take place in abundance in Walworth County.
Friday, January 18 – Sunday, January 20
Folks will be kicking off the winter celebration with a large creamy cup of hot chocolate at Burlington’s annual Hot ChocolateFest. Anything you could possibly associate with winter will be included in these three days. Break out your winter woolies to enjoy open skating on Echo Lake, ice bowling, snowman decorating contests, and broom ball. Then warm up with hot chocolate, storytelling around campfires, and a chili contest. This weekend will also include live music, a Winter Artisan Faire, and a scavenger hunt for the kids. Warm up those dancing shoes at the Old fashioned “Sock Hop”, then wrap up the weekend fun with a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday.
Winterfest Town of Delavan
Saturday, January 19, 11:30 am – 5 pm
On the shore of frozen Delavan Lake, the Community Park pavilion will resonate with the sounds of hot jazz from the Elkhorn, Big Foot and Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Bands at the Town of Delavan’s Winterfest. Food and drinks will be available to satisfy you while you purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets to help support the Delavan-Darien Arts Booster Club and the Friends of the Park. Locals and visitors alike will be excited about the door prizes; this is your chance to win season boat passes or two season non-resident passes. Make sure you take advantage of the Free Fishing Day, also on January 19th, on all state lakes and streams! Details for Winterfest and the DNR’s Free Fishing Day can be found on the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s events calendar.
Winterfest Lake Geneva
Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, February 3
For nine days, Winterfest takes over the city and the shore line of Geneva Lake in downtown Lake Geneva. Walking down Wrigley Drive you will see the infamous sculptures created for the U.S. Snow Sculpting Competition and the Ice Castles decorating the shoreline. Throughout the city, you will find a plethora of events that make up this elaborate winter celebration. Events include, but are not limited to: Hovercraft Experiences, Dinner & Dance Party, Human Dog Sled races, Souper Family Fun Night, a Food and Wine Pairing, The Supper Club Experience, Kids’ Snow Sculpting Lessons, the Winterfest Showcase, Cocoa Crawl, Chilly Jiggers Ice Fishing Derby, Helicopter Rides, the Polar Bar, Chili Cook-Off, Live Music, and Candlelight Hike. Details for all of these events can be found on the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s events calendar.
Saturday, February 2, 10 am – 5 pm
Grand Geneva’s Winter Carnival hosts skiing, snowboarding and fun snow activities for the whole family to enjoy! If you have got the skills, take part in their Ski Boarder Cross and Rail Jam competitions or just enjoy the festivities all over The Mountain Top. If you’re not a skier, relax in the Beer Tent and let the kids tackle free activities made just for them. The festivities will conclude with a beautiful fireworks display and the Torch Light Hillside Parade at 8:30 pm.
Day In The Bay
Saturday, February 2, 10 am – 5 pm
Come chill out on the other side of the lake for Day in the Bay! Pick up a passport at the Barrett Memorial Library and collect your stamps as you visit Williams Bay businesses for the chance to win free raffle prizes. There will be free children’s activities at Privatos Restaurant from noon to 3 pm, with a children’s raffle at 3:30 pm.
Sky Circus On Ice
Friday, February 15 to Sunday, February 17
Sky Circus on Ice hosts professional kite teams from around the world to showcase their skills during this winter festival on the shore of Delavan Lake. You can only truly enjoy the awe and wonder in person. Expert snow sculptors and ice carvers will also demonstrate their skills along the shore of Lake Lawn Resort and the historic brick street in downtown Delavan.
Delavan Train Show
Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10
Delavan hosts one of the largest train shows in the Midwest, featuring operating layouts in multiple scales. See some of the most exciting layouts from the ‘big’ shows as well as beautiful local layouts. This is a big train show with all the comforts of the small town atmosphere. Located in the center of historic downtown Delavan. This family-friendly event has loads of fun and free admission for all!
Sunday, March 17, 7:30 am – 3 pm
A stack of hot cakes is just not complete without a layer of maple syrup over the top! On March 17, Covenant Harbor will be serving an all-you-care-to-eat pancake breakfast and selling all sorts of maple deliciousness at Maple Fest. This festival will show all the things Covenant Harbor has to offer; explore the grounds, learn more about the family activities available, and enjoy a maple syrup tour, and much more.
For more detailed information about these festivals,
visit our events calendar at VisitWalworthCounty.com.
We invite you to celebrate the New Year with us. From family friendly events to live music to delicious menus – we have everything you may need to ring in the New Year in style!
New Year’s Eve:
Happy Noon Year at Lions Field House in Williams Bay – celebrate the New Year with games, activities, food, mocktails, balloon drop, & more from 11 am – 1 pm – sponsored by the Barret Memorial Library and the Williams Bay Recreation Department.
New Year’s Eve at The Mountain Top in Lake Geneva – ski or snowboard your way into the New Year from 12 – 9 pm.
Legends of Country at The Fireside in Fort Atkinson – two opening performances on New Year’s Eve to start the year out right – at 12 pm & 6 pm.
Light It Up – New Years At Noon at Rosewood in Delavan – all the festivities of a New Year’s Eve celebration with an earlier bedtime! 11:30 am cocktail reception, 12:30 pm dining, 2 pm show.
New Year’s Eve 2018 at Studio Winery in Lake Geneva – wine, music, and great people from 4 pm – 9 pm.
New Year’s Eve at Grand Cafe at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva – enjoy a prime rib & seafood buffet from 4 – 10 pm.
New Year’s Eve at the Duck Inn in Delavan – a delicious menu celebrating the New Year with style at one of Walworth County’s Supper Clubs from 4 pm – 2 am.
NYE Celebration at Stefana’s in Lake Geneva – ring in the New Year with friends, dancing, great cocktails & Cork N Classics from 4:30 pm – 1 pm.
Gordy’s New Year’s Eve in Fontana – culinary & cocktail specials all evening and a late night party with a DJ & dancing – the party runs from 5 pm – 2 am.
New Year’s Dinner at Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – celebrate in the romantic rustic-chic restaurant with panoramic lake views and a luscious prime rib buffet dinner form 5 – 9 pm.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at The Hunt Club in Lake Geneva – ring in & relish the New Year with a celebratory three course meal from 5 – 10 pm.
New Year’s Eve at The Geneva Inn in Lake Geneva – ring in 2019 like it’s 1920 with a five course prix fixe menu and live entertainment from 5 pm – 12 am.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – offering multiple NYE parties for all ages – everyone has a chance to celebrate the New Year! Party from 5 pm – 1 am.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at 240° West at The Abbey Resort in Fontana – indulge in the romance of starting the New Year with that special someone at 240° West form 5 – 10 pm.
New Year’s Eve at Ristorante Brissago at Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva – enjoy a five course menu including a champagne toast from 5:30 – 11 pm.
Ring In The New Year at The Lounge at the Delavan Lake Store in Delavan – celebrate the New Year at The Lounge from 6 – 10 pm.
Light It Up – New Year’s Gala at Rosewood in Delavan – an extraordinary New Year’s Eve experience including a midnight countdown and champagne toast. Cocktail & cheese reception at 6:30 pm, dining at 7:30 pm, and show & dancing at 9 pm.
New Year’s Eve Celebration & Cocktail Party at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – ring in the New Year with a cocktail party, champagne toast, and a concert featuring Nashville’s High South from 9 pm – 1 am.
New Year’s Eve at PIER 290 in Williams Bay – great food, drinks, & music that will rock you from one year into the next form 9 pm – 1 am.
New Year’s Party at Abbey Springs in Fontana – Ian Ash will perform a duo show with bassist Chivo from 9 pm – 1 am.
Live Music at Alpine Valley Resort in East Troy – Dirty Canteen is rocking in the New Year from 9:30 pm – 1:30 am.
New Year’s Day:
New Year’s Day Brunch at The Abbey Resort in Fontana – 240° West is offering a spectacular New Year’s Day brunch from 9 am – 1 pm.
Pajama Jam Brunch at The Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva – break out those bunny slippers & boogie over to Crafted Americana for a brunch with a Bloody Mary Bar and a DJ from 9 am – 2 pm.
New Year’s Day Bloody Mary Brunch at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan – a bountiful array of breakfast and lunch fare with a build your own Bloody Mary Bar from 9:30 am – 2:30 am.
New Year’s Day Buffet at Stefana’s in Lake Geneva – enjoy the first meal of the New Year with an all you can eat buffet from 11 am – 6 pm.
Snow Golf at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva – 4 person scramble, 9 holes, so much fun starting at 11 am.
Light It Up – New Year’s Day Brunch at Rosewood in Delavan – a cocktail reception at 11:30 am, dining at 12:30 pm, and a show at 2 pm.
Turn the New Year’s holiday in to a mini-getaway, with many of the area’s resorts and hotels offering packages that include overnight accommodations, special dining options and entertainment.
Reservations are highly recommended or required for most of the activities – please see the listings online or call for more information.
For details on each of these New Year’s events and more, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com or call (262) 728-6000.
The last weekend before he leaves to head back to the North Pole to deliver presents to all of the children. If you haven’t had a chance to get him your list, here are the places he will be this weekend.
Saturday, December 22
Sunday, December 23
For more information on holiday fun, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com
or call (262) 728-6000