Top Five Food Festivals in Walworth County

From street snacks to crafted dishes, the food festivals in Walworth County will make your taste buds jump for joy. Savor culinary delights and sample local bites while enjoying the simple joys of our piece of paradise. Taste your way through the Lake Geneva Area and beyond throughout 2021 at our top five food festivals:

Maple Fest – Lake Geneva
April 18th, 2021

A stack of hot cakes is just not
complete without a layer of maple syrup over the top! Every spring, Covenant Harbor Bible Camp welcomes guests to Maple Fest. This year, guests are invited to snack their way through the Breakfast Market. Or take your Maple Fest Experience to-go with a Breakfast Kit which features Oatmeal Pancake Mix, Breakfast Sausage, Maple Cookie Dough, and Coffee wrapped up in a Covenant Harbor Tote Bag.

Ribfest – Elkhorn
July 15th-18th, 2021

Head on over to the beautiful Walworth
County Fairgrounds
for four days of unbelievably delicious finger-lickin’ barbecue at Ribfest 2021. Chow down on award-winning BBQ from pit-masters from around the country. Once you’ve have had your fill, kick-back and enjoy some live music and a cold beer or two.

Darien Corn Fest – Darien
September 11th-12th, 2021

Always held the first weekend after Labor Day, Darien Corn Fest celebrates all things corn! Featuring free roasted sweet corn, softball, volleyball, and horseshoe tournaments and earth-shaking tractor pulls, Corn Fest is the quintessential Midwest summer celebration you won’t want to miss. Stick around for the fireworks on Sunday evening.

Brew Fest – East Troy
Dates To Be Announced

Roll out the barrel for Brew Fest in
East Troy! Brew Fest offers unlimited samples from local and regional breweries. Be sure to pair your pours with some delicious food from food trucks and local restaurants.

Autumn Food Festival – Fontana
October 9th, 2021

Experience the flavors of fall in a weekend celebration of the local culinary highlights of the season. The Abbey Resort partners with
local chefs and restaurateurs to showcase their culinary talent and the seasonal flavors of the area.

Next time you’re planning a Walworth County getaway, consider hitting up one of our flavorful food festivals; your taste buds will certainly thank us. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information regarding festival dates and offerings. For more flavorful fun, check out our Event Calendar at

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 –

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

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  Where will you be dining with us during Dine Around The Lakes? Let us know in the comments below!