What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | September 25-27

Autumnal Equinox Star Party

The Autumnal Equinox is upon us!  Also known as – fall is here.  To celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, GLAS – the Geneva Lake Astrophysics and Steam is have a Star Party on Friday with doors opening at 8 pm running until 10 pm in Lake Geneva’s Library Park.  You’ll be able to see Jupiter, Saturn, and other celestial objects through telescopes, learn about the equinox, and safely explore activities related to astronomy and the night sky.  Register for the event at glaseducation.org.

Just North of Memphis BBQ Food Truck Pop Up

If BBQ is your thing, then you need to head over to Lake Geneva Country Meats in Lyons on Saturday for the Just North of Memphis BBQ Food Truck Pop Up from 12 to 5 pm.  This is your chance to get some award-winning ribs and other meaty goodness.  Come and see the pit-masters at work in the parking lot.

Irish Fest & Steam Quartet Concert

St. Francis de Sales Church in Lake Geneva is having an Irish Fest this weekend.  It kicks off Saturday night at 7 pm with the STEAM Quartet performing a concert.  Re-imagined arrangements of exuberant jigs and reels as well as quiet, soulful melodies from the West Coast of Ireland and beyond.  Come back on Sunday from 12 to 4 pm for curbside pickup of corned beef or chicken dinners or join them on site for the Trinity Irish Dancers, Irish music, adult beverages, food, games, and of course a big raffle drawing.

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

Pick Your Pumpkins in Walworth County

Its time to hit the pumpkin patches here in Walworth County! Whether you’re in search of the biggest one perfect for a spooky carving or one to make grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, there is no shortage of ways to enjoy the power of the pumpkin.  Check out these pumpkin Patches offering pick-you-own pumpkins, corn mazes, tractor rides, and more.

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

W6384 Sugar Creek Rd., Elkhorn, WI 53121
Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm and
Sunday 11am-5pm

The Apple Barn Pumpkin Patch Opens October 3rd! Grab a red wagon and head on over to the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy the crisp fall air while you snack on treats from local food trucks.

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

15908 Hebron Rd., Harvard, IL 60033
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday-Sunday 10am-6pm

Roam the Pumpkin Patch at Royal Oak Farm and pick your gourds, squash, and pumpkins. After you’ve selected your prized pumpkin, enjoy the many activities perfect for all ages across the farm. Roam the world’s only apple tree maze Amazin’-Apples, meet fuzzy farm animals at the petting zoo, and top the day off by treating yourself to one of their famous apple cider donuts!

Pearce’s Farm Stand

W5740 North Walworth Road, Walworth, WI 53184
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm

Head to Pearce’s Farm Stand for a day of fall fun! Choose your pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, get lost in their famous corn maze, and play on the farm equipment, jumping bales, and slide! You can also pick up locally grown produce perfect for making your favorite fall meals.

We hope you find the perfect pumpkin at one of these fantastic farms this fall! Don’t forget to share with us your finished product on our Facebook page to be featured in an upcoming post. For more Autumn Activities, check out our Event Calendar on our website. Happy Picking!

What’s Happening This Weekend in Walworth County | September 18-20

Scarecrow Fest

We have a festival!  Delavan’s Scarecrow Fest is Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  The street will be blocked off in Delavan’s historic brick lined downtown.  There will be guided WallDog Mural Walking Tours, Duck Raffle, DIY Scarecrow Kits, Free Pumpkins for the kids, Car Show, Food Trucks, Sidewalk Sales, Craft & Vendor Fair, Live Music… and Scarecrows line the street for you to vote on!  After the Fest, stay, grab a bite to eat in one of the wonderful downtown eateries and then head over to Phoenix Park Bandshell for The Milwaukee Tool Shed Concert at 7 pm.  Come out and see us – we’ll be there.

Customer Appreciation Weekend

Looking for more fall fun?  Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth is hosting their Customer Appreciation Weekend this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.  There will be free hayrides to the pumpkin patch, the famous jumping bales with slides and rube rollers, and a real John Deere Combine to check out.  Pick out the perfect pumpkin, mum, or whatever makes fall your happy place.  Don’t forget about all of the fresh produce – and maybe even some kettle corn.

Lake Geneva Ghost Walk

Do you like history?  What about spookiness?  This time of year begs for those two to be combined.  Well, the Lake Geneva Ghost Walk is happening this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm.  Tours are limited to nine people, so get your tickets early.  The tour starts downtown and you’ll be treated to local folklore, strange tales about the lake, and more.  This is the perfect fall activity – crisp air, outdoor activity, and ghosts!

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