Walworth County Fall Festivals 2013

Fall will be here before we know it (rumors are that leaves are already turning in select places throughout Walworth County!), and while we all love summer time…there’s still plenty to look forward to this fall!  For example, check out these great festivals:

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Walworth County Fair (August 28-Sept 2) – Kicking off another fantastic fall in Walworth County is the traditional Walworth County Fair, located in Elkhorn at the Walworth County fairgrounds!  With rides, great food, entertainment, and live shows, this is widely proclaimed as one of the best fairs around.  Join in the fun this year – and while you’re there, stop by the WCVB booth!!

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Darien Corn Fest (Sept 6-8) – A parade, princess pageant, tournaments, fireworks, and corn, corn, CORN…what’s not to love about Corn Fest?!  Located at the Darien West Park, this festival will feature live music Friday & Saturday night, Bingo, auction, their annual parade, and more.

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Lake Geneva Wine Festival (Sept 7) – Back by popular demand, the Lake Geneva Wine Festival is returning after a one-year hiatus and will take place on September 7th at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI.  Enjoy wines from around the world paired with samples from local restaurants; visit their website for ticket and event details.

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East Troy Bluegrass Festival (Sept 7-8) – For the past 19 years, hundreds of individuals from around the country have flocked to East Troy’s historic Village Square the second weekend in September to hear & share the unforgettable bluegrass sound.  Join them this year for another two great days of bluegrass music!

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Delavan Scarecrow Fest (Sept 14) – The 13th annual Scarecrow Fest will take place in downtown Delavan, and everyone is invited to come check out the dressed and decorated scarecrows throughout historic downtown Delavan.  Scarecrow Fest features horse-drawn carriage rides, craft fair, flea market, sidewalk sales, pie & cake auction, scarecrow decorating, and more.

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Antique & Classic Boat Show (Sept 27-29) – This annual event is held in The Abbey Resort’s harbor and is presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.  The show features classic and vintage boats from all over the country on display all weekend; viewing is free to the public.  Boat parade is scheduled for Saturday.

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Antique Flea Market (Sept 29) – The last one of the season…if you haven’t been to any of the Antique Flea Markets this season, make sure you get to the Walworth County Fairgrounds for this one!  With over 500 vendors, you never know what you will find at the Antique Flea Market.

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Lake Geneva Oktoberfest (Oct 12-13) – Visit downtown Lake Geneva for their 22nd annual Oktoberfest, featuring music, magic, the Great Pumpkin Giveaway, food, craft booths, and more.  The free shuttle will be running for the weekend 10a-7p each day, with pick-up/drop-off locations at Petco (Hwy 50 & Edwards Blvd) and downtown Mill Creek Hotel.

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Elkhorn Oktoberfest (Oct 19) – Located in the downtown square, this festival offers wine & beer tasting, chili cook-off, food vendors, craft fair, a car show, and live entertainment!  There’s plenty for the kids too, with games, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, and more.

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Beer and Spirits (Nov 2) – Open to the public, this festival will take place at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa this year.  The $40 admission ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited tastings of beer.  Guests can also sample specialty liquors, food, and take part in a raffle benefiting the Water Safety Patrol.

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If you still want MORE fall fun, visit our website for autumn activities and events (Calendar updated regularly with new events!).  

Do you know of an event or activity that we’re missing in our blog?!  Comment below with your favorite fall activities, or email us at info@visitwalworthcounty.com with suggestions for an upcoming blog post.  

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