14 Fantastic Fall Festivals in the Lake Geneva Area

Can you feel it?  Fall is just around the corner.  Although we hate to see summer go, we love the great activities and events happening all over Walworth County this fall!  The Lake Geneva area is home to some of the best festivals in Wisconsin, and many are happening in the next few months.  Grab your calendar & start jotting down dates because these events are ones you don’t want to miss!

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  1. Walworth County Fair | Elkhorn
    September 2-7
    The fair will be open and filled with fun for the whole family September 2-7.  With plenty of excitement at the grandstand (monster trucks, bull riding, demo derbies, plus performances by Charlie Daniels Band and Cheap Trick), plus delicious fair food, carnival rides & games, farm exhibits and more, the Walworth County Fair is known as one of the best county fairs in Wisconsin.
  2. Darien Corn Fest | Darien
    September 11-13
    This festival is a favorite for young and old alike, featuring free sweet corn from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday.  Three days of outstanding live entertainment, volleyball and softball tournaments, bingo, a carnival, fireworks display, food, beer tent, and a parade are just a ‘few’ of the events planned for this weekend!
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  3. Wine & Food Festival | Delavan
    September 11-12
    Wine and food enthusiasts will rejoice at this two-day festival!  Join the wine dinner on Friday night, or head to the exclusive adults-only event on Saturday from 12-4 pm, which will feature wines from over 25 wineries, plus food samples from top local restaurants – plus informative wine seminars throughout the day.
  4. Taste of Lake Geneva | Lake Geneva
    September 12
    Head to downtown Lake Geneva on Saturday for another great foodie event.  From 11 am to 4 pm, the Flat Iron Park will be overflowing with food tents offering 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!
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  5. Main Street Festival | Whitewater
    September 12
    Visit downtown Whitewater for hands-on art activities, great sales in local stores, live bands, art and craft booths, local foods and many more events all day!
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  6. East Troy Bluegrass Festival | East Troy
    September 12-13
    The village square in East Troy comes alive with music this weekend, with live bluegrass music all weekend long.  Performers include:  Front Porch Boys, Sortin’ the Mail, Wood Street Bloodhounds, The Little Roy & Lizzie Show, the Burie Family Band, Georgia Rae, The Seigman Family, Chicken Wire, Mecan River, and Donna Ulisse.  Enjoy musical contests, plus great food & marketplace vendors throughout the weekend.
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  7. Classic Car Show | Sharon
    September 13
    Downtown Sharon is the place to be on Sunday, September 13.  Classic cars from all over will pour into the small Wisconsin town.  Enjoy vendors as you walk around to admire the classic & vintage cars.
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  8. Scarecrow Fest | Delavan
    September 19
    Head to downtown Delavan for the annual Scarecrow Fest.  This year’s event will include a carnival, street dancing, delicious food and an Amazing Race!  Events and activities are still in the planning stages.
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  9. Antique & Classic Boat Show | Fontana
    September 25-27
    Head to the water for the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, located at the Abbey Resort.  The show features antique and classic runabouts, as well as utility, lapstrake, outboard, and Streblow boats; boats are on display throughout the weekend for free public viewing.  PLUS – Stop by Saturday at 4 pm for the boat parade on Geneva Lake.  The general public is encourage to attend to enjoy the beautiful boats, live music, great food, and local vendors.
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  10. Antique Flea Market | Elkhorn
    September 27
    Stop by the Walworth County fairgrounds on Sunday, September 27 for the best flea market around!  This is the last 2015 date for the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market, so don’t miss it.  Walk around the expansive grounds, featuring over 500 indoor & outdoor dealers.  Enjoy great food, paved walkways, and free parking!
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  11. Lake Geneva Oktoberfest | Lake Geneva
    October 10-11
    The 24th annual Lake Geneva Oktoberfest will include music, magic, food & craft booths, downtown shopping specials, wagon hayrides, pony rides, bounce houses, and more.
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  12. Elkhorn Oktoberfest | Elkhorn
    October 17
    The 10th annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest will fill the town square with fall fun for the whole family from 9 am to 5 pm on this autumn Saturday!  Peruse the craft fair, the classic car show, food booths, or enjoy live entertainment on the stage.  Kids will love the games, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, slides, and more.  Plus – don’t miss the chili cook-off or the wine & beer tasting tent!
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  13. Delavan Oktoberfest | Delavan
    October 24
    Join the town of Delavan at Community Park for another great fall festival, featuring live music, a variety of German foods, beers, wines, pastries, desserts, and vendor booths!  There is no charge for this community festival, so bring the whole family down for a fun time!
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  14. Beer & Spirits | Lake Geneva
    November 7
    Don’t miss out on the fun!  This adults-only festival features “brews, bites, and so much fun…it’s scary.”  Guests can enjoy unlimited tastings of beer plus specialty liquors and foods.  Live music will be playing throughout the event plus games and fun activities.  Not drinking?  No problem – they offer a special designated driver ticket that includes unlimited gourmet soda, food sampling, and entertainment.
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For a full list of the events happening around Walworth County this fall, visit our Events Calendar.  For other fun fall activities (like Halloween Haunts, apple orchards, corn mazes, and farm tours), check out our website.

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Fall Festivals 2015

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