A Flurry of Fun: Winterfest 2021

A Lake Geneva tradition lives on! Winterfest will return to Downtown Lake Geneva February 3rd through 7th. Featuring the 26th annual National Snow Sculpting Championship, Ice Sculpture Walk, Fire and Ice Bar, Cocoa Crawl, and many more winter activities, Winterfest 2021 is bound to be a flurry of fun!

Hosted by VISIT Lake Geneva, Winterfest will once again welcome award-winning sculpting teams from across the country to beautiful Downtown Lake Geneva. You won’t want to miss catching a glimpse of these incredible teams hard at work crafting intricate works of art out of snow. Teams from Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New York, and Wisconsin will have 72-hours to perfect their towering pieces in the heart of Riviera Plaza and Flat Iron Park. Upon completion, visitors will have the opportunity to view them up-close and vote for their favorite sculpture.

Winterfest festivities will carry on throughout Downtown Lake Geneva. Adults can warm up with a wintery libation at the Baker House Fire and Ice Bar running through February 7th. Stroll, shop, and sip your way through Lake Geneva during the Cocoa Crawl February 5th-7th. Sample sweet treats and sip on piping-hot cocoa at participating businesses.

Returning this year, the Ice Sculpture Walk will adorn the entrances to your favorite Lake Geneva establishments. Mere steps away from the Snow Sculpting Competition, you’ll find intricate Ice Carvings lining the streets and welcoming shoppers, diners, and hotel guests in true Winterfest fashion.

Cozy up by the fire during Bonfires on the Beach Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. S’mores, hot cocoa, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Considering turning your Winterfest experience into a weekend getaway? Check out exclusive specials from local hotels and resorts to play more and save more before they melt away.

Will you be heading to Lake Geneva’s Winterfest? We want to see your pictures! Enter to win a BOGO Cards by submitting your photos to our Winterfest Photo Contest. The photos with the most likes will be entered to win. Submitting your photo is easy: use hashtag #lgwinterfest20 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram OR follow this link. See official rules for details – https://woobox.com/279rqu/rules

For more events and activities happening throughout the Lake Geneva area during Winterfest 2021, head over to our Event Calendar at VisitWalworthCounty.com. Stay warm, and have an amazing Winterfest!

BOGO Cards Are Back: Start Saving in Walworth County

Having fun and saving money don’t always go hand-in-hand, but with the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s Buy One, Get One (BOGO) Cards, they most certainly do! The annual BOGO card is finally here, and it’s packed full of savings from area businesses! Visitors and locals alike will find value in the BOGO card, which has 47 discounts on area attractions, dining, shopping, and much more. The cards are $10 each, and are being sold at the Walworth County Travel Information Center located at 2375 E. Geneva Street in Delavan or online at VisitWalworthCounty.com/Bogo.

The BOGO Card is available now, and all promotions are good until August 30, 2021. A full list of participating businesses and their deals are available below:

  1. The Bottle Shop (Lake Geneva): Buy one flight, get second flight 50% off. Not valid with any other offers.
  2. The Bottle Shop (Lake Geneva): Buy one item, get 2nd 10% off. Not valid with any other offers.
  3. Calladora Spa @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): 50% off a Full Body Scrub. Excludes Saturdays and Holidays; valid for single use for one customer; cannot be combined with any other offer.
  4. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free ice cream cone.
  5. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free drink in The Lounge.
  6. Delavan Lake Store (Delavan): Buy one, get one free cup of coffee.
  7. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Rent one kayak, get second kayak rental free.
  8. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Rent one paddleboard, get second paddleboard rental free.
  9. Delavan Paddle Sports (Delavan): Buy one admission to the Delavan Mill Pond, get one admission free.
  10. East Troy Brewery (East Troy): Buy one beer, get one free. Must be 21 or older.
  11. Fairfield by Marriot (Lake Geneva): Buy one night, get your second night 50% off. Sunday through Thursday night stays only.
  12. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one pound of homemade fudge, get one pound free. Not to be combined with other specials.
  13. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one pound of Jelly Belly beans, get ½ pound free.
  14. Geneva Gifts (Lake Geneva): Buy one full-price item, get 50% off 2nd full-price item. 2nd item of equal or lesser value.
  15. Geneva Lake Museum (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 adult admission, get one free
  16. Grand Café @ Geneva Resort (Lake Geneva): Buy one entrée, get one 50% off. Max up to $10 off.
  17. Gypsy Air Tours (Southern Wisconsin): Buy one 30-minute flight gift certificate for one person, get a second person free. Must purchase from website; use promo code: WCVB20.
  18. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 18-hole round on Barn Hollow, get 1 free.  Valid Monday-Thursday with tee time reservation. Carts not included.
  19. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Buy 1 bottle of house wine, get one free. Second bottle must be of equal or lesser value. Must be consumed on property.
  20. Hawk’s View Golf Club (Lake Geneva): Purchase 1 appetizer, get 1 free. Second appetizer must be of equal or lesser value.  Offer not valid with Friday Fish Fry.
  21. Jasmine Salon & Spa (Lake Geneva): Book 1 color service, get 1 haircut free.
  22. Jasmine Salon & Spa (Lake Geneva): Book 1 60-minute massage, get 1 30-minute facial free.
  23. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one Roll Sausage, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #44
  24. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one Dainty Ham, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #45
  25. Jones Market (Fort Atkinson): Buy one 16 oz. Package Bacon, get one free. Valid only at the Jones Market. Not valid on sale items, promotional items or seconds. Not valid with other coupon, discount or promotion. One coupon valid per day. Coupon Code #49
  26. Lake Geneva Area Golf Trail (Delavan): 50% Off a 2021 Golf Passport.
  27. Lake Geneva Cannery (Delavan): Buy one fruit pie, get one 8 oz. jam 50% off.
  28. Lake Geneva Clue Room (Lake Geneva): Buy one admission, get one free. Maximum four paid admissions with 4 free admissions.
  29. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours.
  30. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours.
  31. Lake Geneva Cruise Line (Lake Geneva): Buy one adult “Geneva Bay” tour ticket, get one free. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value to the purchased ticket; not applicable to other tours..
  32. Lake Geneva Motel (Lake Geneva): Stay 1 night at rack rate, get 2nd night 50% off. Subject to availability.
  33. Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures (Lake Geneva): Buy one trail pass, get one free. Helmets are required for biking.
  34. The Lookout @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): Buy one adult entrée, get one appetizer free. Valid Mon. – Thur., excluding holidays; free item will be of equal or lesser value.
  35. Majestic Oaks @ Lake Lawn Resort (Delavan): Buy one round of golf, get one round free.  Valid Mon.-Thur. anytime and Sundays after 1pm.Valid for single use for one customer. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
  36. Marina Bay Boat Rentals (Lake Geneva): Buy 2 hours of tubing, get 1 hour free. Subject to availability.
  37. The Mountain Top @ Grand Geneva (Lake Geneva): Buy one lift ticket, get one 50% off. Max up to $25 off.
  38. Nailed it DIY Studio (Elkhorn): Buy 1 project, get 1 free. In studio projects only.
  39. Northleaf Winery (Milton): Buy one glass of wine, get one free. Must be 21 years of age. Max value $5.
  40. Ristorante Brissago @ Grand Geneva (Lake Geneva): Buy one entrée, get second half off. Max up to $20 off.
  41. Royal Oak Farm Orchard (Harvard, IL): Buy one maze admission, get one free.
  42. Sperino’s (Elkhorn): Buy one lunch item at Pepperoni Pub, get one free. Equal or lesser value free; dine-in only.
  43. Sperino’s (Elkhorn): 50% off delivery fee.
  44. Stillwater Coffee Company (Elkhorn): Buy one 16oz Latte, get a cinnamon roll free. 
  45. T.C. Smith Historic Inn (Lake Geneva): Stay one night at rack rate, get 2nd night 50% off. Valid Mon. – Thur., excluding holidays; coupon may only be used once; not valid with any other offers.
  46. The Waterfront @ The Abbey Resort (Fontana): Buy One Handheld, get 1 starter 50% off. Discount valid only in the Waterfront Restaurant. No other discounts apply.
  47. The Waterfront Gift Shop @ The Abbey Resort (Fontana): Buy one Abbey logoed item, get one 50% off. Valid on regularly priced Abbey logoed items (clothing or giftware). Discount applies to an equal or lesser valued item. No other discounts apply. 

All offers are subject to availability and at the discretion of each participating business. The BOGO Card and its offers expire 8/31/2021, unless otherwise noted. Businesses listed in order by number on BOGO Card.

You can purchase your BOGO Card for $10 at the Travel Information Center at 2375 E. Geneva St, Delavan,WI or online by visiting www.VisitWalworthCounty.com/Bogo. Happy saving!

(pssst….Want a free BOGO Card? Bring in 5 winter wear items to the Travel Information Center, The Bottle Shop, or Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company now through January 5th as part of the Big Bundle Up Coat Drive, and you’ll receive a free BOGO Card!)

Dine With Us During Dine Around The Lakes Restaurant Week November 6th-15th, 2020

We invite you to dine with us during Walworth County’s annual Dine Around The Lakes restaurant week. The dining experiences begin on November 6th and runs through November 15th, with specially priced 3-course meals at 12 county-wide restaurants.  Food lovers get ten days to try restaurants they may not have visited before, or a chance to indulge at their favorite dining spot at a great price. The restaurants outdo themselves each year with the fantastic menus they offer their guests during Dine Around The Lakes.  

Participating restaurants will offer a unique three-course menu for lunch and/or dinner – available only during the Dine Around The Lakes, November 6-15. Lunch menus range from $10-15, and dinner menus range from $20-30. Our area boasts some of the best dining in Wisconsin, with everything from a restaurant right on a the lake, an award-winning steakhouse, to classic homestyle cooking.

Our restaurant week was designed with both the restaurants and diners in mind – offering great food at a great price. The restaurants’ menus are all available on the Dine Around The Lakes Website, making it easy for the foodies out there to plot their dining course through Walworth County.  New this year, participating restaurants will be offering carryout specials of their Dine Around The Lakes menus.

Make sure to visit the Dine Around The Lakes Facebook page and the Visit Walworth County Facebook page for giveaways to each of the participating restaurants. A $25 gift card or certificate will be given to a lucky winner each day through the end of Dine Around The Lakes on November 15.  

Participating restaurants include:

To view a full list of participating restaurants and their mouthwatering menus, visit www.dinearoundthelakes.com.  Where will you be dining with us during Dine Around The Lakes? Let us know in the comments below!