👻Welcome to Haunted Walworth County

If you’re one of those people who likes a good scary movie or watching friends jump out of their skin when you play a trick on them… then this list is for you.  Take the risk and venture out to one of these spooky spots this October. The Walworth County landscape possesses a natural mystery with woodlands and trails surrounding the area. Therefore, it’s not surprising that as Halloween approaches, you find spooky things to do around every turn. Even scaredy-cat and kid friendly ones too! So embrace the season, and get spooked at one of these fun haunts!

HAUNTED HAYRIDE
Dan Patch Stables, Lake Geneva
October 5 – 27 (Fridays & Saturdays) | 6:30pm – 11pm

SHOCKWAVE HAUNTS
The Fuzzy Pig, Whitewater
October 5 – 27 (Fridays & Saturdays) | 6:30pm – 10pm

LAKE GENEVA GHOST WALKS
Throughout Lake Geneva
October 5 – 27 (Fridays & Saturdays) | 9:30pm – 11pm

Dr. S. CARY’S SCREAM PARK
Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park, Delavan
October 5 – November 3 (Fridays & Saturdays) | 7:30pm – 11pm

HAUNTED TRAIL
Scenic Ridge Campground, Whitewater
October 6 & 13 | 7:30pm – 10pm

SPIRIT TOUR
Throughout Whitewater
October 12 & 13 | 5pm – 10pm

HALLOWEEN LEGENDS & LORE
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
October 19 – 27 (Fridays & Saturdays) | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

WALK OF TERROR ON THE SQUARE
Municipal Lot, East Troy
October 19 – 27 (Fridays & Saturdays) & October 31 | 6pm – 11pm

HALLOWEEN IN THE WOODS
House In The Wood, Delavan
October 24 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

ENCHANTED FOREST / SPOOKY WALK
Kishwauketoe Nature Conservatory, Williams Bay
October 26 | 6pm – 7:15pm / 8pm- 9pm

KID-FRIENDLY WALK OF TERROR ON THE SQUARE
Municipal Lot, East Troy
October 31 | 5pm – 8pm

 

Haunted Walworth County 2018

 

 

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For additional Halloween activities, go to

VisitWalworthCounty.com

 

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The countdown begins! 31 Days of Halloween 🎃

October is here, and I could not be more excited to share all the Halloween activities that are happening all over Walworth County! There are so many things to share, that some of our 31 days are double, toil and trouble; so keep your eyes peeled 👀. Creepy haunts, costume parties, along with autumn activities are popping up all over to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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1. Com enjoy a weekend of thrills & chills at Halloween Happenings at Scenic Ridge Campground – Oct 5-7, 12-14 OR Hear the Singing Pumpkins at their patch in Edgewater Park – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

2. Party with the whole family at Scare on the SquarePearce'sMaze2018  East Troy’s First Fridays event – Oct 5 OR Get lost in the Corn Maze at Pearce’s Farm Stand – Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

3. Take part in a Victorian funeral at Black Point Estate’s When Angels Carried Them Away : Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era – Oct 5-6, Oct 12-13 OR Hear the historic gossip of Lake Geneva during Sordid & Scandalous: A Walking Tour of Lake Geneva – Oct 6, 13, 20

4. Hear tales and see spirits of the past at The Fuzzy Pig’s Shockwave Haunts – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 OR Find the local haunts during Whitewater’s Spirit Tour – Oct 12-13

5. Enter the two realms of Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Nov. 2-3 OR Get spooked on Scenic Ridge Campground’s Haunted Trail – Oct 6 & 13

6. Find the Grand Geneva ghosts on the Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

7. Don’t let a ghost sneak up behind you during the Lake Geneva Ghost Walks – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

8. Help solve whodunit at the Murder Mystery Dinner at the Baker House – Oct 13, 20, 27

9. See the creation of a Dia de los Muertos altar at Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Presentation at Aram Public Library – Oct 17

10. The veil is thin between this world and the next at Old World Wisconsin’s Halloween Legends & Lore – Oct 19-20, 26-27

11. Have the wits scared out of you at Walk of Terror on the Square – Oct 19, 20, 26, 27, 31 & a Kid Friendly version on Oct 31Scare on the Sqaure 2018.jpg

12. Run or walk through the Trick or Treat stations at Miles for SMILES – Oct 20

13. Join the “cold-blooded creatures” on the Eco-Halloween Hike at Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Oct 20

14. Make your own Dia La Muertas Sugar Skull Mask at Studio Winery – Oct 21Studio_Sugar Skull Mask.jpg

15. Meet the creatures of the night at the House in the Wood’s Halloween in the Woods – Oct 24

16. Witness the classic monster story, Frankenstein at the Young Auditorium – Oct 24

17. Bring your little costumed ghouls to uptown Whitewater for Ghouls Night Out – Oct 25

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18. Spooky spirits and wicked brews under one large tent at Lake Lawn Resort’s Boos & Brews Halloween Bash   – Oct 26-27

19. Join us for a walk of fun at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservatory – the non-scary Enchanted Forest or a little later the Spooky Walk – Oct 26 OR Oodles of candy, pumpkin decorating & more at Delavan’s Spooktacular – Oct 26

20. Costume contests, spooky spirit, & harvest ales at The Ridge Hotel’s Costumes & Cocktails – Oct 26 OR Play a game, race a pumpkin, or shop a craft fair at Williams Bay’s Boo In The Bay – Oct 26-27

21. Enjoy a fall festival at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival  – Oct 27-28
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22. The little ghosts & goblins will be taking over downtown Burlington during Spooky City – Oct 27 OR Head to downtown Elkhorn for Scare on the Square – Oct 27

23. Come to a family-friendly fall celebration at The Cove’s COVEtoberfest – Oct 27

24. Dress up to haunt the halls of Maxwell Mansion’s Halloweenfest: Maxwell Costume Party – Oct 27

25. Trick or Treat the Town of Lyons and then head to the Halloween Bonfire – Oct 27

Image Courtesy of TripAdvisor26. Celebrate Timber Ridge’s Bruce The Moose’s Spooktacular Halloween Birthday Party – Oct 28 OR Bring your little monsters to the Town of Delavan’s Halloween Party – Oct 28

27. Trick or Treat – Town of Delavan, Town of Geneva, Lake Geneva AND Trick or Treat on Our Main Street at the Geneva Lake Museum – Oct 28

28.  Get lots of treats at the Darien Public Library’s Halloween Party for Kids – Oct 29

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29. Ice cream, music & fun games (if you wear your best costume) to Ready, Set, Boo! in Whitewater – Oct 31

30. Miniature ghosts, goblins, and witches emerge for Delavan’s Goblin Walk to the Legion’s Haunted House – Oct 31 OR Trick or Treat at the Aram Public Library – Oct 31

31. Trick or Treat – Bloomfield, Burlington, Darien, Delavan, East Troy, Elkhorn, Fontana, Genoa City, Sharon, Town of Sugar Creek, Town of Troy, Walworth, Whitewater, Williams Bay – Oct 31

For more Halloween fun, check out the Events Calendar!

Happy Halloween Haunting! 🎃👻👾💀👺

Harvest some fun in Walworth County!

🎶 I love you…..a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck! 🎶

Some of the fondest family memories are those made when you are romping through the patch to find the plumpest pumpkin to adorn your stoop or racing through the canopy of trees to nab a fresh, crisp apple right off the branch. With so many local orchards and farms to choose from in the Lake Geneva area, fall festivities are right around every corner.

Apple orchards celebrate picking season with cider donuts and hayrides through the orchard at their apple picking festivals. Family farms design corn mazes and display patches full of pumpkins to truly honor the beginning of fall. Explore this list for the best places to find your seasonal apples and pumpkins in Walworth County!

 

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn

During apple season, the Apple Barn allows guests to pick their own apples on weekends only beginning in September. Check their “What’s Picking” page to find out if your favorite variety of apple is ready to pick!

Or join the jubilation on September 29-30 for the 30th annual Apple Fest! Indulge in apple cider donuts, kettlecorn, and tastings of the Apple Barn’s award-winning fruit wines. Peruse the Country Store and Bakery for donuts, cider or other treats and gifts. Craft vendors and a bounce house for the kids make a day filled with family fun and everlasting memories!

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Pumpkin season will be welcomed in October. Grab a little red wagon and pick that perfect pumpkin directly from the patch or from the beautiful selection in front of the Country Store.

The Elegant Farmer

1545 Main Street, Mukwonago
Every weekend is Harvest Fest at The Elegant Farm from September 8 to  October 21, 2018! Enjoy an old fashioned on the farm experience picking your own apples*, vintage train rides by the East Troy Electric Railroad, pony rides, hayrides, and more!   

Elegant Farmer - apple pie in a bagTasty treats are to be had at the Smilin’ Barn with make-your-own caramel apple or leave it to the award-winning Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market; grab an infamous Apple Pie Bake in a Paper bag for a slice of autumn heavenliness. Check the Elegant Farmer’s homepage every Wednesday in season to see What’s Pickin’ and plan your weekend of blue ribbon fun!
*The orchard is only open on weekends, so plan accordingly if you’re looking for pick your own.

 

Pearce’s Farm Stand

W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth

As Pearce’s Farm Stand continues to grow, so does their collection of seasonal produce 

(including apples), canned goods, and fall decor. Beginning in mid-September, Pearce’s Farm Stand offers free wagon rides to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 4pm. Pick from a large variety of pumpkins and gourds in their patch grown right on their farm. 7 days a week, though, you can visit their stand from the freshest produce, hay bale jumping or tackling their 12-acre corn maze!Pearce'sMaze2018

Pesche’s Greenhouse & Gift Barn

W4080 Wisconsin 50, Lake Geneva

Pesche’s Greenhouse offers a wide variety of plants, gifts, & home decor – including all of your festival fall decorations!  Pick up pumpkins of varying sizes for yard decorations or for carving. While you’re there, check out their selection of fall mums and other fall annuals & perennials.

 

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

15908 Hebron Road, Harvard

The finest apples can be found on Royal Oak’s 120 acres containing 30 varieties of apples. Enter the U-pick apple orchard or pumpkin patch by the new Harvest Barn. Purchase you entertainment tokens good for any train and carousel rides, hay ride or orchard tour. If you’re feeling adventurous conquer their Amaze n’ Apples apple tree maze! Make sure to check their schedules so you don’t miss out on a bit of fun!Copy 2.jpg

But it’s totally ok to simply enjoy their signature apple cider slushies and some cider donuts while shopping for fresh, pre-picked apples, pumpkins as well as treats and treasures in the Apple Barn, Harvest Barn or Country Market.

Mark your calendar for their 3rd Annual Great Apple Ride on October 13, to benefit the Agape House School for Girls in Walworth, WI! Doing good while enjoying good!

 

For more fall fun ideas, check out our events calendar at www.VisitWalworthCounty.com!

Frolic in Fall Festival Fun!

The soybeans are changing colors and the leaves on the trees are beginning to erupt with color. As we usher in the fall, we revere our harvest season and all the things we get to do in the cooler weather. Because I mean in Wisconsin, just throw on a sweater! Check out all the fall fun that there is to be had in Walworth County.

 

Darien Cornfest

September 7- 9, 8am – 11pm | West Park, Darien, WI

Darien may be small but it celebrates corn in a big way! This three-day extravaganza inaugurates the event with fireworks on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, grab your FREE ear freshly roasted sweet corn from Birds Eye Foods and a beer to enjoy while listening to live music on the Miller Lite stage. Bring the kids to hoot and holler on carnival rides, while you explore the craft fair and support local, creative vendors. Win big at daily bingo games or at the raffle pull on Sunday. Softball, volleyball, and horseshoe tournaments bring friendly competition to the fields; come find your favorite team to root on! Bring your lawn chair on Sunday to watch the Cornfest Parade filled with floats, bands, tractors and horses.

 

East Troy Bluegrass Festival

September 8 & 9, 10am – 6:30pm | East Troy, WI

The sounds of bluegrass music fill East Troy’s historic village square on Saturday and Sunday with a full line-up of bluegrass bands and Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar contests. Enjoy great music, lots of great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors for only $10! Kids 15 & under are free!!

 

Main Street Festival

September 15, 11am – 4pm | Whitewater, WI

The historic architecture and natural beauty of Main Street, Whitewater, serves as the perfect backdrop for this annual event celebrating the arts. Galleries, local shops and restaurants open their doors for you to experience the many diverse forms of the arts this community supports. Proceeds from the event go to support the local arts environment in the community. Funds will help support scholarships for local high school and college students, community art programing, as well as creative improvements to the city such as public murals, mosaics and sculptures. Help support the arts by enjoying this wonderful exhibition of creativity!

 

Delavan Scarecrow Fest

September 15 , 9am – 9pm | Downtown Delavan, WI

An annual festival tradition, Scarecrows will be “On Parade” along the historic brick road; each created by a local business or citizen with a theme and name. Come vote for your favorite scarecrow!
This festival spans along the brick road and into multiple parks throughout historic downtown Delavan. Begin at Water Tower Park for the craft fair & flea market, demos by local businesses, food, and music by Cheryl Niemo & the Down Home Boys. Bring the kids to paint pumpkins, or say hello to the animals at the petting zoo at the Aram Public Library.

Inspired to decorate for fall with a scarecrow at your house?? Build a Scarecrow and take it home. We’ll have the supplies to make a scarecrow and helpers. This is great for the whole family!
To compliment the sidewalk sales by Delavan Merchants, the Duck Raffle (3 tickets for $5 or $2/ each) gets you a chance to win $150 or any of the wonderful prizes donated. Other activities include a narrated Walldog Wagon Tour, a pie and cake sale outside of Remember When, and the 3rd Annual Quilt Show throughout merchant store fronts. As a grand finale for the Scarecrow Festival and the season at the Phoenix Park Bandshell, Andrew Sedlak will open for the infamous Pink Freud, harmonized with vibrant laser lights by the Laser Fusion Light Show. This is a sensory wonder that you don’t want to miss!

 

Customer Appreciation Day

September 15-16, 11am – 4pm | Pearce’s Farm Stand, Walworth, WI

Pearce’s Farm Stand wants to thank their customers for helping them grow. Get your free cooked sweet corn (Sunday only), enjoy music, free hayrides to pumpkin patch, and dancing. Tackle their famous jumping bales with slides, tube rollers, and climb in a REAL John Deere Combine. All to be added to the regular offerings of Saturdays and Sundays like pre-picked produce, corn maze, helicopter rides (weather permitting), lookout tower and human hamster wheel!

 

Annual Geneva Lakes Boat Show

September 29 & 30 | The Abbey Marina, Fontana, WI

The Geneva Lakes Boat Show is an annual event held in the Abbey Resort’s harbor, presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. This show features over 100 classic and vintage boats from all over the country. Check out the pre-events and getaway packages available at The Abbey Resort!

 

Apple Fest

September 29 & 30 | Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, Elkhorn, WI

Celebrate the 30th year of fall fun at Apple Fest, with apple picking and hayrides through the orchard. Indulge in apple cider donuts, kettlecorn, and tastings of the Apple Barn’s award-winning fruit wines. Grab some donuts, cider or other treats to take home as you head of the door of the Country Store and Bakery. Craft vendors and a bounce house for the kids make a day filled with family fun and everlasting memories!

 

Antique Flea Market

September 30, 7am – 4pm | Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, WI

A mere $5 is such a value for the treasures that you will walk away with from Wisconsin’s Finest
Antique Flea Market. Rain or Shine, over 500 dealers gather inside and outside to share their wares and great deals on some great finds! Free parking and great food make this a day trip that must be had by all antiquers.

 

Fall Family Festival

October 5-7  | Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan, WI

Gather at the lake to enjoy everything that Lake Lawn Resort has to offer at their Fall Family Festival. This event allows family and friends to enjoy the fall colors along with a weekend packed with fall-themed events; including unlimited mini golf, scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, donut making, hayrides, Fall Harvest Buffet, movie nights, lots of games and activities for the whole family, and more! Activities will be open to resort guests AND the public.

Overnight packages are available for three nights or two nights, and include overnight accommodations, two 140th Anniversary Celebration Beach Towels per room, Unlimited Mini Golf per person, Fall Harvest Buffet on Sunday, October 7, and one pumpkin per person. What a great reason to plan a fall getaway! 

 

Lake Geneva Oktoberfest

October 6-7, 11am-5pm | Lake Geneva, WI

Plan your weekend to stay at one of Lake Geneva’s lakeside hotels to enjoy the fall colors. Then join the Streets of Lake Geneva for their Annual Oktoberfest Celebration! The beer tent is back this year, featuring delicious German beers from Hofbrau, as well as a few local favorites! The whole family will have a blast with bounce houses, pony rides, German music, FREE pumpkins, craft fair, cider donuts and more! This event is FREE and open to the public. Venture down to Flat Iron Park and start a new fall family tradition.

 

Elkhorn Oktoberfest

October 20, 9am – 5pm | Downtown Elkhorn, WI

Bring the whole family to Elkhorn, as they fill the town square with fall fun at the 13th Annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest in Veterans and Pocket Parks. Walk around the downtown square to see over 100 crafters and vendors showcasing handcrafted items, antiques, produce and plants, home party consultants and more. Head over to the north parking lot of the government center to see some beautiful classic cars during our 9th Annual Oktoberfest Car Show. The kids will have plenty to keep them occupied with games, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, slides and more. Grab a bite to eat from the many delicious food vendors or sample some chili in the Chili Cook-off.

Adults get to have their fun too when you step inside the Wine & Beer Tasting tent. Enjoy all the different live entertainment acts from local groups like Toe to Toe Ballet, the Walworth County Cloggers, Elkhorn Flying Dragons, Dreams Studio of Performing Arts, and music from a live band. So much to see and do, that you’ll need to take the day to experience this fantastic event!

 

Delavan Oktoberfest

October 20, 4pm – 8pm | Community Park, Town of Delavan, WI

From the outside of the pavilion, this seems like a quaint little celebration….until you walk through the door! Celebrate like the Germans do with the tastiest traditional German food like schnitzel and spätzle. Along with wine, beer, and pastries like streusel. No need to worry about the calorie count, because you’ll be up dancing to some festive polka by the Steve Meisner Band. Come and experience Gemütlichkeit in Delavan!

 

Beer & Spirits

October 27, 1pm – 5pm | The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva, WI

This is going to be the best Halloween party in town! Enjoy unlimited tastings from 35 Midwest craft breweries and distilleries. Entertainment provided by a DJ and photo booth and so more! Grab your souvenir tasting glass and make the rounds to enjoy all this event has to offer.

Download the printable Fall Festivals 2018 list here.

For more great fall adventures, check out our
events calendar at VisitWalworthCounty.com!

Tribute to Labor Day Events

Labor Day is a day of celebration of the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Kudos! Your hard work does deserve to be celebrated!  😉

With this abundant list of all the weekend’s activities, it’s no wonder why Travel Channel listed Lake Geneva as one of their 10 Best Places to Travel for Labor Day Weekend. But Lake Geneva isn’t the only spot with good events, Walworth County is bustling with them, too. Check it out….

Walworth County Fair

The honorary Labor Day affair! One of the midwest’s greatest, oldest & largest family-friendly county fairs. Exceptional food & refreshments – exhibits – carnival – agriculture – entertainment & the friendliest folks. Six action-packed days & nights ending on Labor Day. Do not miss the “Country Nights & Carnival Lights.”

Wednesday, August 29

Marshals’ Day & Senior Citizen Day – 62 & Older – $8.00
Moonlight Madness Wristband – 12 PM -11 PM
GRANDSTAND:
6:00 pm American Legion VFW Flag Ceremony
7:00 pm Elkhorn National Flat Track Motorcyle Races – $27

Thursday, August 30

Senior Citizen Day – 62 & Older – $8.00
Family Day Wristband – 12 PM -11 PM – $27
GRANDSTAND:
12:00 pm Antique & Stock Tractor Pull
7:00 pm Badger State Tractor & Truck Pulls

Friday, August 31

Senior Citizen Day – 62 & Older 0$8.00
Ride Survival Wristband – 12 PM -11 PM – $27
GRANDSTAND:
7:30 pm All-Star Monster Trucks

Saturday, September 1

GRANDSTAND:
11:00 am Harness Races
3:00 pm Sesame Street Live “C is for Celebration” Show
7:30 am Hunter Hayes

Sunday, September 2

GRANDSTAND:
12:00 pm Draft Horse Parade
7:30 pm Newsboys United with special guest Adam Agee

Monday, September 3

Last Blast Wristband – 12 PM -8 PM – $25
GRANDSTAND:
8:30 am Horse Pulling Contest
1:30 pm Demolition Derby
4:00 pm Demolition Derby
6:30 pm Demolition Derby

 

The Bottle Shop, Lake Geneva

September 1, 5pm – 7pm| Live Music: Blue Rythum Duo
September 2 | Sounds on the Patio
Join us for the sounds of Cole Brandt!  A VERY talented young man. Enjoy sipping on wine or beer on our patio.

Delavan Lake Store

August 31, 7pm – 10pm | Euchre Tournament & Open Mic Night
September 1, 7pm – 9pm | Live Music: Pat Jones
Septmeber 2, 10am – 2pm | Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar


Stefana’s Lakeside Dining

August 31, 7pm-11pm | Live Music: The Wize Guys
September 1, 7pm – 11pm | Cork N Classics


Studio Winery

August 31, 7pm-9pm | Live Music: Eddie Taylor Jr.
September 1, 4pm-8pm | Live Music: Hobie & the Leftovers
September 2, 7pm-9pm | Live Music: Halley DeVersten Band


LAS Water Ski Show

August 31, 6:30pm-7:30pm | Lauderdale Landing, W5625 Westshore Dr, Elkhorn
September 1, 6:30pm-7:30pm | Scenic Ridge Campground, Whitewater


Resort Fun

The Abbey Resort

Friday, August 31, 9:30pm – 1:30am | Tom Stanfield
September 1, 9:30pm – 1:30am | Triple D

Grand Geneva

September 1, 5pm – 8pm | Kathy Frye
September 1, 6pm – 9pm | Eugene Gruber
September 1, 8pm – 11:30pm | Dan Trudell

Lake Lawn Resort

August 31 – September 4 | Labor Day Weekend Celebration
August 31 – September 1, 8pm-11pm | N. E. W. Piano Guys Dueling Piano Show
September 1, 6pm – 10pm | Live Music: Terry Sweet
September 1, 9pm – 1am | Live Music: Kevin Kennedy
September 2, 5pm – 10pm | Labor Day Weekend Celebration Buffet Dinner

The Ridge Hotel

August 31, 7-10pm | Big Al Wetzel
September 1, 12pm-3pm | Chris Kohn
September 1, 7-10pm | The Doghouse Roses
September 2, 9pm-2pm |  Bump In Brunch

 

Golf

If golf is more your speed, here are some stellar tee time deals and family events…..

Geneva National Resort & Club

August 31 – September 5 | Labor Day on the Links 

Give summer a proper sendoff when you golf one, two or all three of Geneva National’s legendary courses! As a reward for your labors, we’re offering exclusive holiday golf rates and early twilight
Friday, August 31 – Wednesday, September 5! Don’t miss your chance this year to dig in the new Better Billy Bunkers on Trevino, tee up Lake Geneva’s only 2018 Golfweek “Best Courses You Can Play” (aka the Black Knight’s track), or preview Palmer’s18-hole challenge before the 2019 Wisconsin State Open!
Stars and stripes attire optional, but always encouraged!

$80 | August 31 – September 3
$70 | September 4-5
Early Twilight | $50 after 2pm

Grand Geneva Resort

August 31 – September 3 | Labor Day Golf

Play The Brute or The Highlands for only $89 and replay for $49. Both rounds must be played on the same day (does not include 5.5% sales tax).

$2 from every round is donated to Folds of Honor Foundation.

 

Hawk’s View Golf Club

August 31, 4pm – 9pm | Nine, Wine, and Dine

Join us every Friday for our Nine, Wine, and Dine special! At Hawk’s View Golf Club, you’ll be able to enjoy 9 holes with a riding cart, a dinner voucher, and a complimentary drink (your choice of house wine, tier 1 mixed drink, beer, or soft drink) on Fridays. Play our championship course, Como Crossings for $43 per person, or play our par 3 course, Barn Hollow, for only $33 per person. Call Hawk’s View Golf Club at (262) 348-9900 for tee times and dinner reservations.

Tee times for the Nine, Wine, and Dine special are available after 4:00 PM while the course is open for the season.

August 31, 9pm – 11pm |Night Golf

Glow in the dark Hawk’s View Golf Club Night Golf
Join us the last Friday of every month for Night Golf! The format for this event is a 4-person best position scramble. $20 per player includes 9 holes on Barn Hollow, LED Golf Ball, and prizes for the 1st, 4th, and 8th places. No riding carts will be available, but pull carts will be available for rent at an additional fee. For every LED Golf Ball that gets returned to the proshop after your round, you will receive a future free round of golf! Come early and enjoy fish fry before we tee off, or join us afterwards for appetizers and drinks! On Course beverages will be available throughout the duration of the event as well. To sign up call (262) 348-9900 or email matt@hawksviewgolfclub.com

Lake Lawn Resort

September 1, 5pm – 8pm | Saturday Night Family Golf

Make great family memories and have fun on the course! Majestic Oaks’ Family Golf Nights are designed to be a fun and inexpensive activity for the whole family where adults/parents can bring the kids to the golf course in a fun, friendly, no pressure environment … and not break the bank.

Family Golf Nights feature the following guidelines:
Families must have at least one junior 12yr old or younger in the group to qualify.
$10 per person includes golf/cart fees for everyone. The juniors playing also receive a candy bar and fountain soft drink.  Tee times are recommended. Please call the Pro Shop at 262.725.9200 with questions or to reserve your tee time.

 

Celebrate on the shores of Lake Geneva at Venetian Festival 2018

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As a treasured annual event in Lake Geneva, Venetian Fest is a great way to celebrate those precious final days of summer vacation. Coming up August 15th – 19th Flat Iron Park, Library Park, and Seminary Park along the shores of Geneva Lake will be filled with entertainment for everyone, tall to small.

This 5-day festival was started 56 years ago by the Lake Geneva Jaycees, an active organization whose mission is to be a force for good in the community. They work to determine community needs and provide solutions by planning and facilitating community service projects. This event exhibits some of the big things they do in the community!

There is no shortage of fun at this small town festival! It’s packed with family entertainment, including a Carnival and a lineup of bands that will have you rockin’ all week long. Festivities ignite on the weekend when the Arts & Crafts Fair set up at Library Park with 110 different vendors and the flavors of local cuisine set up to tantalize your taste buds at the Brat Stand and beer tent! Sunday’s celebrations are the pièce de résistance with a traditional Venetian Style lighted boat parade followed by the area’s largest fireworks display high above Geneva Lake.

Venetian Fest is the highlight of summer, drawing visitors from all around the world! Check out where and when to take in the excitement with this line-up of activities:

Carnival
August 15th through August 19th
Wednesday – Thursday: 5PM to 10:30PM
Friday: 5PM to 11:30PM
Saturday: Noon till 11:30PM
Sunday:  Noon till 10:30PM
@ Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park (Wrigley Dr / Baker St)
Ride Specials: $20 “wristbands” Wednesday & Thursday 5PM-10PM and Saturday Noon to 5PM

Arts & Crafts Fair
Sat. August 18th: 10AM – 5PM
Sun. August 19th: 10AM – 4PM
@ Library Park (on Geneva Lake front, off of Hwy. 50)
110 Exhibitors, FREE ADMISSION to the Public

Brat Stand
Sat. August 18th: 10AM – 4PM
Sun. August 19th: 10AM – 8PM
@ Library Park (on Geneva Lake front, off of Hwy. 50)
Serving fresh cooked Brats & Hot Dogs.  Soda, Water, Chips, Pretzels & Candy

Baggo Tourney
Sat. August 18th: 11:30AM – 3PM
@ Venetian Entertainment Pavillion

  • $40 per team.
  • Set up: Double elimination straight to 21
  • 100% of the Proceeds Benefit the Local Community by way of the Lake Geneva Jaycees!

Music Entertainment
@ Venetian Entertainment Pavilion
Must be 21 years old to enter; $5 cover charge at the door

Wednesday August 15th
8PM-12AM “Bella Cain“

Thursday August 16th
8PM-12AM “ Hairbangers Ball“

Friday August 17th
8PM-12AM “Too White Crew”

Saturday August 18th
12PM-3PM  “Swing Chevron”
3PM-6PM “Dirty Canteen”
8PM-12AM “Boy Band Review“

Sunday August 19th
12PM-6PM  “Lake Geneva House of Music“
8PM-12AM  “Jimmy Nick and Don’t Tell Momma“

Water Ski Show
Sunday August 19th, 6PM
@ Geneva Lakefront by Library Park & The Riveria (Hwy. 50 West)
The Lake Geneva Jaycees present the Wonder Lake Ski team Water Ski show.

Boat Parade
Sunday August 19, dusk
@ Geneva Lakefront by Library Park & The Riveria (Hwy. 50 West)
The lighted boat parade starts right at dusk with a fireworks display after that. This year’s theme is Viva Las Vegas’ – If you have a yacht, boat or dingy and a string of lights, you can be part of this 56 year tradition.

Fireworks
Sunday August 19, dusk
@ Geneva Lakefront by Library Park & The Rivieria (Hwy. 50 West)
The Annual Lake Geneva Jaycees Fireworks display begins promptly at DUSK (Sundown) on August 19th. Fireworks are shot off in Geneva Bay, downtown Lake Geneva and can be viewed from Library Park, the Lakefront, Riviera Beach, and Flat Iron Park in downtown Lake Geneva.

Venetian Fest 2018

Strike out on this adventure before the summer is over! For more information on Venetian Fest, visit our Events Calendar!

 


 

 

Get Out on the Lake!

It’s been hot outside, which only means one thing in Walworth County – it’s time to get out on the water! We are so lucky to be nestled among some of the most beautiful lakes in Wisconsin. I mean, what better remedy to summer heat than cruisin’ around the lake? Don’t have a boat of your own? No matter where you are staying, there’s a number of businesses that rent and even provide lessons to make sure you have fun on the water.

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Whether your destination is Bohners Lake, Powers Lake or Twin Lakes, Action Marine will deliver a boat to you and pick it up for free when you’re done with your fun. They can find the perfect rental fit for you. 551762_355238954542870_1288907202_n.jpg

For safety, many locations offering motor boat rentals require you take a boat education course if you were born after January 1, 1989. Don’t let that slow you down though!  The Wisconsin Boat Rental Course gets you certified for a year and gets you on the water in less than an hour! From pontoons to speed boats, Action Marine has what you need for water action on any of these fantastic lakes. They also deliver to Geneva Lake, Lake Como, Delavan Lake, Silver Lake, Paddock Lake, and Browns Lake.

Whitewater

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If camping is apart of your summer traditions, Scenic Ridge Campground is the perfect escape to enjoy both the great outdoors and life on the lake. They have pontoon boats, aqua cycles, kayaks, and paddle boards for rent as well as a sandy swimming beach on Whitewater Lake with excellent fishing and water ski shows on Saturday evenings.

Delavan

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Resort life is a great way to enjoy all the possible water activities available. Lake Lawn Resort will treat you to a day on Delavan Lake and help plan all the fun for you. You can rent pontoons, wave runners, kayaks, paddle boards, and more. However, if being in the water is not what you’re feeling, you can lounge by their indoor or two seasonal outdoor pools and enjoy the sun rays.

Is the solitude in a boat and a fishing pole more your speed? You can venture out on your own to fish or simply enjoy the ride in a pontoon after visiting Lakeside Bait & Tackle. Or relax a bit and experience the tranquility of Lake Comus in a kayak or paddle board from Delavan Paddle Sports.

Lake Geneva

JORDAN 16x24.jpgExplore Geneva Lake end to end and see why so many can’t resist the draw of this summer hot spot. If you are new to water sports Clear Water Outdoor says, “No experience necessary”. They offer classes and social paddle events on Geneva Lake every week. Are you new but daring? Then venture along the shore to Gage Marine and learn how to wake board, surf, or ski in their “The Wake Experience”. These private lessons are ideal for any group size and are perfect for anyone looking to learn about or perfect their abilities!

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Take hold of the helm at Gordy’s Marine and take the kids out skiing, boarding, or tubing in their exclusive Cobalt speed boats. Or take on the waves head on with a wave runner from Marina Bay Boat Rentals. They have a wide selection of motor boats and pontoon boats as well as wave runners available for rent by the hour. They are conveniently located in downtown Lake Geneva on the lakefront. Right across the street from Sprecher’s,  treat yourself to a bottle of root beer or beer when you’re done for the day.

Still, what sets Geneva Lake apart from all the others, is the true Lake Geneva experience…the Lake Geneva Cruise Line. A fun family tradition since 1873! Several scenic, narrated cruises to choose from, including the famous U.S. Mailboat Tour, Ice Cream Social, Lunch Cruise, Dixieland Dinner Cruise, Sunset Cruise and much more! It’s a time on the water that just can’t be compared.
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When you have access to over 24 lakes, it’s easy understand why we know what we’re doing when it comes to fun on the lake! We want you to fall in love water in Walworth County.

Start planning your adventure today, at VisitWalworthCounty.com!