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!

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!

Flavors of the Fair: Carnival Food in Walworth County

The summer carnivals and County Fair may have been cancelled this year, but digging in to your favorite fair foods is still right on schedule here in Walworth County!  This weekend, August 14th through 16th, you can savor the sweets and fried treats you know and love at Staller Estate Winery and the Walworth County Fairgrounds during carnival themed special events. Step right up for some yummy fun.  

Fair Food at Staller Estate Winery

The crew at Staller Estate Winery have teamed up with the creative brains behind The Little Lamb Food Truck by the Black Sheep to present an evening of fair foods in the vineyards. Devour delicacies such as Cream Puffs, BBQ Pork Cones, Gyros, Fresh Dipped Corn Dogs, Jumbo Smoked & Grilled Turkey Legs, Chili Cheese Hot Dogs, Grilled Corn dipped in Butter, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Tempura Fried Veggies, Grilled Corn Elotes, Mac & Cheese, Chili Dogs and much much more! 

Dine in the spacious outdoor seating area Friday August 14th from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday August 15th  Noon to 8pm. No tickets or reservations required! Don’t forget to pair your meal with a refreshing wine slushie or glass of your favorite Staller Estate blend.

Midway Fair Foods at The Walworth County Fairgrounds

Come one come all to the Walworth County Fairgrounds for the tastiest event of the summer! Enjoy your favorite foods straight from the Midway! Much on Popcorn, Candy Apples, Corndogs, Funnel Cakes, Slushies, French Fries and more all from your favorite fair-time vendors. 

Stop by the fairgrounds at 411 East Court St in Elkhorn Thursday August 13th through Sunday August 16th between noon and 8pm to get your fair food fix.  

Whats you favorite carnival food? Satisfy your summer cravings at these yummy events this weekend here in Walworth County. Don’t forget to share your foodie photos with us on instagram with the hashtag #VisitWworthCounty. 

For a complete list of events please visit www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.