“Wearin’ o’ the Green” for St. Patrick’s Day in Walworth County

St. Patrick's Day

Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day…! Walworth County is no different, so come celebrate with a variety of ways to show off your green attire, while enjoying the ever popular corned beef & cabbage, shamrock cupcakes, and a mug or two of green beer, plus a few other surprises mixed in.

Start early and get yourself ready for the big day, as on Sunday, March 12, the Delavan Lions Club will once again be serving up their annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner at the Village Supper Club (1725 S. Shore Drive, Delavan) from 11:30am to 7pm. Expect all the trimmings with this, from succulent corned beef, sweetly steamed cabbage, Irish potatoes, carrots, horseradish, baked chicken, to fresh rye bread with butter. Adults $12 / Children ages 6-12 $6 / Children ages 5 and under Free. Going 54 years strong, this is an annual event not to be missed!

Another early temptation on Sunday, March 12, is Irish Fest at Hawk’s View Golf Club (7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva). Corned beef, cabbage and carrots, as well as baked chicken, will whet your appetite for all things Irish, while being entertained by the Evan & Tom Leahy Band and the Trinity Irish Dancers. Adults $15 / Seniors $12. Something to tempt all the senses and it’s never too early to get your Irish on!

Looking for an entire weekend of green? Lake Lawn Resort (2400 E. Geneva Street, Delavan) has plenty of it planned for the holiday weekend! Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19, they will offer all things Irish from breakfast through to dinner. Start with O’Malley’s Breakfast Skillet, then corned beef & cabbage for lunch, a Creme de Menthe Andes Candies Chocolate Mint Cupcake as an afternoon treat, and Guinness-braised lamb shank with all the trimmings finishes it off for dinner. There’s sure to be something green in a mug found later on in the evening as well!

Celebrate shamrocks and shenanigans during Crafted Americana’s St. Patrick’s Day specials from Friday, March 17 through Saturday, March 18. From lunch offerings of Irish poundies, Guinness fish & chips, and reuben sandwiches, to dinner plates of traditional corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie and bangers & mash, you’re sure to find something Irish to your liking! Late night from 10p to midnight, top off the day with reuben sliders. Put on your green and make the scene at Crafted Americana, at The Ridge (W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva).

Popeye’s is setting aside their usual All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry on Friday, March 17, for their favorite celebration of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. Specials start at $3.99, with corned beef & cabbage starting at $5.99 and offering three portion sizes to choose from. There’s no excuse to not get enough here, and Popeye’s guarantees green beer and lots o’ fun!

Whatever your tastes or ethnicity, you can’t deny being a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrating it in Walworth County. Come show us your way to wear green! For a full list of events, visit the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

 

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Trick-or-Treat 2016

October is upon us, and that means that it’s time to get creative with costumes for one of the most frighteningly fun times of the year for littles: Trick-or-Treat time! WCVB is your one stop spot for all of the Trick-or-Treat times throughout Walworth County. Find the perfect costumes, scope out the list, grab a candy bucket or two, and get ready to pound the pavement for spooktacular, sugar-filled fun!

All of us at WCVB hope that you have a safe and bone-chillingly fun Halloween! For more Halloween fun, for kids big and little alike, check out the Events Calendar on our website.

31 Days of Halloween: 2016 Edition

October is officially here, and that means it’s time for 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN!

If you love the frighteningly fun Halloween holiday, then you’ll love our list of hauntingly exciting things to do throughout the month to celebrate the quirky, and sometimes spooky, holiday. There are tricks and treats for all ages around the Lake Geneva area, so get ready to fill your calendar with oodles of spine-chilling activities for an eerily good time!

31 Days of Halloween Fun throughout the Lake Geneva area. Walworth County 2016

 

  1. Hear the Singing Pumpkins at Edgewater Park in Williams Bay. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. 29)
  2. “Watch your heads” on the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29)
  3. Enter the world of the Sinister Siblings at the Twisted Realms Haunted House in Elkhorn. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29, plus Oct. 31)
  4. o4. Get chills from stories of the local lore that surrounds Whitewater during their Spirit Tour. Stories like that of the Poison Widow and peeking into the crypt of Mary Worth will send shivers down your spine. (Oct. 8)
  5. Go if you dare…to the Haunted Trails at Scenic Ridge Campground in Whitewater. (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Oct.)
  6. Be spooked at a Haunted Victorian Mansion at the Estate of Terror at Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth. (Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 7 – Oct. 29)
  7. Learn the history of some of Lake Geneva’s historical families while walking the Oak Hill Cemetery, which was founded in 1880. (Oct. 8)
  8. Are you willing to withstand the horror? Shockwave Haunts at The Fuzzy Pig, in Whitewater, promises to a frightful scare. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. plus Oct. 27 & 30)
  9. Take a “ride” on the Haunted C&NW Railroad at the Lake Geneva Clue Room. Can you find the vampire before it’s too late? (daily through Oct.)
  10. Travel by lamplight across the grounds of Old World Wisconsin, where the legend of Count Dracula will come to life. (Oct. 14, 15 , 16, 21, 22, 23, 28)
  11. Embrace death like the Victorians did. Join Black Pointe Estate and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line for When Angels Carried Them Away: Death & Mourning in the Victorian Era (Oct. 15)
  12. Get into the Halloween spirit with wine and paint at Northleaf Winery’s Paint Like the Masters event. (Oct. 16)
  13. Sink your teeth into eerily fun crafts, games, snacks, and stories at the Aram Public Library’s Bunnicula Bash! (Oct. 17)
  14. Experience spooky Halloween Legends & Lore at Old World Wisconsin with ghost stories, enchanted circles, cackling witches, grave diggers, and whole host of other bizarre creatures, tales and treats. (Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30)
  15. Practice your aim at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours with their 6th annual Pumpkin Drop! If you hit the bullseye, you win a prize. Fun for the whole family! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  16. Don your favorite Halloween costume and stretch your legs at Lake Lawn Resort’s Skeleton Scurry! (Oct. 22)
  17. Brace yourself for an afternoon of frightful family fun at the Scare on the Square in Elkhorn. (Oct. 22)
  18. You never know what you might find in the woods…Get ready for a Halloween Scare at the Darien EMS Haunted Trail at Wild Wood Park. (Oct. 22)
  19. It will be an afternoon of spooks and haunts in Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ Haunted Woods! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  20. Join in on the ghost hunt at Geneva Lake Museum’s Paranormal Activity Around Geneva Lake. This Tuesdays @ Two event will introduce you to ghost hunters who will share their experiences in Lake Geneva. (Oct. 25)
  21. Bring your little ghouls in their costumes to local uptown businesses in Whitewater for a howling good time playing games and having treats for Ghouls Night Out. (Oct. 27)
  22. Sample beers and cheese at Brick Street Market’s Hoot N’ Howl Beer Tasting event. (Oct. 27)
  23. Prepare yourself for an evening of interactive fun at Lake Lawn Resort’s live theatrical production of “DRACULA”. (Oct. 27)
  24. Get ready to be Boo’d all weekend during William Bay’s Boo In The Bay event! (Oct. 28 & 29)
  25. For the ghouls and goblins who do not wish to be spooked, join friendly characters for an Enchanted Walk through the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. (Oct. 28)
  26. Get dressed up and be ready for family fun at the Spook-tacular & Pumpkin Decorating event at Phoenix Park in Delavan. There will be a contest for both costumes and pumpkin decorating! (Oct. 28)
  27. Downtown Burlington will be full of spooks and entertainment with Spooky City day! There will be a costume parade, free hayrides, spooky crafts, and tons more family fun. (Oct. 28)
  28. For those of you looking for a little something scary to test your wits, the Spooky Walk at the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy will do the trick. (Oct. 28)
  29. Spooky fun will be riding your way this afternoon at The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Greenhill Center of the Arts – Barnett Theatre at UW-Whitewater when Ichabod Crane himself stops by for a visit. (Oct. 29)
  30. Have a spooktacular time with hay rides, face painting, clowns, snacks and treats at the Delavan Halloween Party! (Oct. 30)
  31. Celebrate Halloween with local Trick-or-Treat events throughout Walworth County. (Oct. 31)

For more eerily fun Halloween events and happenings, check out our Events Calendar! Happy haunting…

Halloween Haunts Throughout Walworth County

When witches are riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween!

October first is just around the corner, and that means that there will be spooks, goblins, witches, vampires, and other creepy critters wandering area trails and campsites. And that’s not all! There will also be haunted houses filled with mysterious murders and shocking haunts to keep you on your toes, wondering what lurks around each corner. If you love having your wits scared out of you, the Lake Geneva area has a Halloween haunt for you!

Halloween Haunts around Walworth County.

 

Enchanted Walk/Spooky Woods

Estate of Terror

Haunted Trail – Scenic Ridge

Haunted Trail – Wild Wood Park

Haunted Woods

Shockwave Haunts

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride

Spirit Tour

Twisted Realms Haunted House 

For more spooks and Halloween events, check out the Events Calendar on our website.

Pick of the Patch: Pumpkin Patches 2016

Charlie Brown may have found THE Great Pumpkin, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find your perfect pick of the patch this autumn. The Lake Geneva area is home to multiple farms where you can pick your own pumpkin, or choose your favorite from available pre-picked pumpkins.  Many of the area patches are already open and ready for pumpkin season, with just a couple of the pick-your-own patches opening October 1st.

Pumpkin Patches throughout the Lake Geneva area, Walworth County, WI

Here are a few quick pumpkin patch links:

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

Pearce’s Farm Stand

Pesche’s Greenhouse & Gift Barn

Royal Oak Farm Orchard (Pick-Your-Own begins October 1st)

The Elegant Farmer (Pick-Your-Own begins October 1st)

For more fall fun in the Lake Geneva area, please go to VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Walworth County Fall Bucket List

Summer is quickly coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Walworth County offers a wide variety of fall-themed activities that deliver everything from apple and pumpkin picking to fall festivals to scenic tours on land, in the air, or on the water. Whether you’re looking for a family day out or a unique date for just the two of you, the Lake Geneva area has fall fun for everyone.

To find additional information on these activities and more, please go to www.visitwalworthcounty.com or call 800-395-8687.

Fun things to do throughout fall in Walworth County, WI.

It’s Apple Time

Autumn hasn’t quite arrived yet, but it is definitely in the air around Walworth County. There are many fun fall activities around the Lake Geneva area throughout the season, and apple picking is generally one of the first, early fall activities each year. With so many local orchards to choose from, you’re certain to find exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you want a day of family fun, or simply want to go browse local apple varieties, there’s an orchard in the area for you. Here’s a quick reference to the Pick-Your-Own and Pre-Picked orchards in the county.

It's Apple Time in Walworth County. Walworth County Apple Orchards; Pick Your Own & Pre-Picked.

Follow these quick links for additional information on each orchard:

Apple Barn Orchard & Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn

Little Miss Sweet Pea
431 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn

Pearce’s Farm Stand
W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth

Quednow’s Heirloom Apple Orchard
W5098 County Road ES, Abell’s Corners/Elkhorn

Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard

The Elegant Farmer
1545 Main Street, Mukwonago