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!

Apple Picking in Walworth County

 Do you feel that chill in the air? Fall is upon us, and nothing spells Autumn like apple picking in the fresh, open air. Check out our 2020 Apple Picking Guide:

Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

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

Spend the afternoon off the beaten path at Apple Barn Orchard and Winery in Elkhorn. Pick from over 13 varieties of apples in the expansive orchards.

Elegant Farmer

1545 Main Street, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays Only, September 12-Oct 25, 10 am-5 pm

Kiddos will love picking apples in the orchard at Elegant Farmer during Harvest Fest! Hop aboard the tractor-pulled hayride or the East Troy Electric Railroad for a scenic trip around the area or get lost in the Corn Maze. Finish off the day with a stop inside the Smilin Barn for freshly baked goodies and the farmers market.

Royal Oak Farm Orchard

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

Roam the orchards of Royal Oak Farm and pick from a selection of over 30 types of apples across 160 acres of farmland. After picking to your heart’s content, 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!

For more Fall festivities, check out our Calendar and visit our website at www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.  Happy pickin’!

10 Spots to Enjoy the Fall Foliage in Walworth County

The leaves are finally starting to change in Walworth County! As the days grow shorter and the weather cools, we are so excited to welcome one of the most spectacular and scenic seasons into our area.  

With fall color slated to peak in the third and fourth weeks of October, you have plenty of time to start planning your fall getaway.  Wondering where you’ll be able to enjoy the fall colors this Autumn? We’ve got you covered! Here are our top ten spots to take in the brilliant fall colors in Walworth County. 

  1. East Troy Electric Railroad

All aboard the East Troy Railroad! Enjoy the fall foliage from the rails while taking a scenic ride through the rural East Troy area.  Pass by rustic farms, enchanting lakes, and towering tree tunnels to immerse you in color.  Weekend rides sell out quickly, so reserve your trip today! 

2. Lake Geneva Cruise Line

See the brilliant colors by water when you take a Geneva Lake Tour with Lake Geneva Cruise Lines. Enjoy a narrated tour of Geneva Lake packed full of history and stories behind the homes dotting the shoreline.  Tours run daily through the end of October.  Book online at www.CruiseLakeGeneva.com.

3. Rustic Road Trip

Wind through the trees and fields of Walworth County’s Rustic Roads.  Design your own road trip by taking a driving tour through one–or all five–Rustic Roads.  You won’t want to miss Snake Road in the Fall, its a local favorite! 

4. Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures

Admire the colors from a birds-eye view as you zip through the trees at Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures. Heights not for you? Embark on a scenic hike or mountain bike ride through their forest.

5. Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

Enjoy the leaves and pick from the trees at Apple Barn Orchard and Winery.  Pick from over 13 varieties of apples in the orchards and warm up with hot apple cider afterward.  

6. Lake Geneva Balloon Company

Soar high above the golden treetops with a private balloon tour with Lake Geneva Balloon Company. How’s that for social distancing!?

7. Lake Geneva Shore Path

Hike the Lake Geneva Shore Path and take in the sensational season along the waterfront.  For an even more breathtaking view, plan a sunrise hike along the south shore and watch the morning sun illuminate the trees.  

8. Grand Geneva Resort and Spa

Let your worries melt away when you enjoy an autumn sunset from your private balcony at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa.  Watch the leaves rustle over the award-winning golf courses and relax in luxury. Be sure to check out their fall specials and exclusive packages.

9. Ice Age Trail

Immerse yourself in the splendor of fall when you hike the Ice Age Trail.  Hike a 3, 5, 10, or 20-mile hike through the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest starting in Whitewater.

10. The Village Supper Club

Take in the crisp air with a drink in hand at the Village Supper Club in Delavan.  Enjoy the changing leaves along Delavan Lake while having a great meal at a historic Wisconsin Supper Club.  

Plan your fall getaway today including stops to apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and farm stands by visiting www.VisitWalworth.com.