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

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Camping in Walworth County

The Lake Geneva area is home to many great campgrounds, retreat centers, and rustic cabins. From couples to conventions and from families to friends, Walworth County is sure to have the perfect destination for your next adventure.

Camping out in Walworth County, WI.

Helpful Links:

Army Lake Camp

Camp Timber-lee

Covenant Harbor

George Williams College

Inspiration Ministries

Lutherdale Ministries

Shinner Memorial Clubhouse

Wesley Woods

Camp Wandawega

Jellystone Park of Fort Atkinson

Snug Harbor Lakefront Campground

Scenic Ridge Campground

Big Foot State Park

Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit – Whitewater Lake Campground

 

 

 

 

2016 Farmer’s Markets in Walworth County

Summer is officially upon us, and nothing says summer in Wisconsin more than fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. There is something to be said about creating a meal for the family from the homegrown goodness of farmers right here in Walworth County. The best part: there are TEN weekly Farmer’s Markets throughout the Lake Geneva area.

Walworth County, WI Farmers Markets 2016

Find your favorite market to visit every week, or be adventurous and try a different one each week! For more information on area Farmer’s Markets, and for other summer happenings, please go to VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Junior Golf Programs: Summer 2016

If you’re looking to introduce your child to golf, or would like to enroll them in an instructional program over the summer, the Lake Geneva area has several Junior Golf programs to choose from. This is a great way for your children to learn a sport and lifestyle that they can continue with for years to come.

Delavan:

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Delbrook Golf Club Junior Golf
Delbrook Golf Club will be offering an exciting junior program designed to expose golf to juniors of all ability levels. The Junior Golf Program, featuring the PGA Sports Academy curriculum will help youth learn to play golf and have fun in the process.
Dates: Wednesday mornings, June 15 – August 3
Ages: 7 – 14
Cost: $60 – $75

Majestic Oaks at Lake Lawn Resort Junior Golf Program
Young aspiring golfers will get a chance to master the game on the greens at Majestic Oaks with the Junior Golf Program. Kids will receive comprehensive instruction from expert instructors covering everything from driving to putting. Participants will be equipped with the skills to hold their own on any course.
Dates: Tuesday mornings, June 16 – August 4
Ages: 5 – 15
Cost: $125

Fontana:

Abbey Springs PGA Junior Golf League
PGA Junior League Golf is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. This PGA Junior Golf League provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game.
Dates: Now through October
Ages: 13 and under
Cost: $295

Country Club Estates Junior Golf
Country Club Estates has a fun golf summer planned with instructors PGA Professional Wes Toton and Brandon Liberman. There will be four lessons, five play dates, and an Awards Reception. The Junior Golf program will concentrate on the golf game, the rules, etiquette, integrity, sportsmanship, and respect for others and property. Golf provides not only a recreational outlet, but can also teach children a lifestyle to carry into their adult years.
Dates: June 11 – August 7
Ages: 5 – 13
Cost: $80

Lake Geneva:

Geneva National Drop In Clinics
Geneva National provides many options to introduce your child to the game or help them take their game to the next level. From formal training to on-course play, our instructors are dedicated to creating a program to effectively improve the game for every level of player.
Dates: Saturday mornings now through September 3
Ages: 5 – 12
Cost: $20/session

*Geneva National also offers a Junior League, Junior 4-Day Golf Camps, Juniors on the Links program, and Extended Day and Overnight Camps. Please visit our website for more details.

Grand Geneva PGA Junior League Golf
PGA Junior League Golf is designed to implement a team and social atmosphere into the game and features a structured team vs. team competition while using a less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game!
Dates: Saturdays, Mid-June – Late July
Ages: 13 and under
Cost: $299

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Hawk’s View Birdiez & Parz Junior Golf Academy
Birdiez & Parz Junior Golf Academy is designed for intermediate level junior golfers who are looking to take their golf game to the next level. Based on the principle of ‘Building Swings from the Inside Out’, participants will learn the necessary skills to improve on and off the golf course.
Dates: Sundays, July 10 – August 21
Ages: 10 – 16
Cost: $199
*Hawk’s View Golf Club also offers a Junior Golf League and a “Hooked On Golf” camp for junior golfers. Please visit our website for additional details.

Whitewater:

Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf
The Whitewater Country Club Junior Golf Program is a program is intended to increase juniors’ interest and skill in the game of golf, and knowledge of golf rules and etiquette.
Dates: Mondays, June 15 – August 10
Ages: 8 – 17
Cost: $50 plus membership or green fees
Looking for more summer camps throughout Walworth County? The WCVB has you covered! Simply go to VisitWalworthCounty.com to find a complete listing of the many youth summer programs held in the Lake Geneva area.

Movies Under the Stars 2016

Summertime in Wisconsin is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors. Daytime activities are abound throughout the Lake Geneva area, but there’s no reason you should stay inside after dark. Kids and adults alike can enjoy a summertime treat under the stars with outdoor movies that are playing throughout Walworth County. If kicking back and watching a movie outside at a local park wasn’t awesome enough, the fact that many of these events are free, while others are just $1, make them even better!

2016 Movies Under The Stars in Walworth County

Darien

Venture out to West Park with blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a relaxing evening in the great outdoors with an outdoor movie. Bring your own snacks, or buy from the available concessions. Admisision is FREE, and movies start at 8:45 pm.
June 24: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
July 22: The Good Dinosaur

Delavan

Bring the whole family to Phoenix Park and enjoy a FREE relaxing evening under the stars watching a movie on a Cinema-sized screen. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs to get comfy. Feel free to bring your own snacks, or pack light and enjoy the available concessions. Movies begin at 8:45 pm.
June 10: Inside Out
July 8: Minions
August 12: Zootopia
August 26: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

East Troy

Head to Booth Lake Memorial Park for Movies in the
Park! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy a night
outside enjoying a great family film. Movies start at 8:30 pm. Admission is FREE.
June 24: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
July 15: The Good Dinosaur
August 19: Inside Out

Elkhorn

Bring blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy movies at Sunset Park. Movies will be shown at 8:30 pm. Concessions will be available for purchase.
June 4: Inside Out
July 30: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
August 13: Zootopia
August 27: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fontana

Join in the summer fun at the Fontana Beach and watch movies on a 16′ x 9′ inflatable movie screen! Movies start at 8:30 pm. Admission is $1, and concessions will be available.
June 11: Inside Out
June 25: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
July 9: Jaws
July 23: Zootopia
August 6: The Martian
August 20: TBA

Sharon

Watch movies at the Sharon School on a 16′ x 9′ inflatable movie screen. Movies start at 8:30 pm with $1 admission. Concessions will be available.
June 24: The Good Dinosaur
July 22: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For other family-friendly events throughout Walworth County this summer, be sure to visit the events page at VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Celebrate Mom in Walworth County 2016

MothersDay16_FBLinkMother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration of moms everywhere. It is a time for family gatherings, dining out, and precious gift giving to show mom how much you care. The Lake Geneva area has many fabulous ways to celebrate mom by dining out, getting crafty, enjoying a show, or getting adventurous.

Dining:
Mother’s Day Inspired Wine & Dine – Delavan
Mother’s Day Inspired Wine & Dine featuring a five course meal from The Black Sheep paired with Staller wines
Where: Staller Estate Winery
When: May 1 | 12 – 3 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Lake Geneva
Celebrate Mothers at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. The Mother’s Day Brunch will be served in both Geneva ChopHouse and the Maple Lawn Ballroom.
Where: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
When: May 8 | 6:30 am – 1 pm; 10 am – 3 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Elkhorn
Treat Mom to a delicious brunch featuring omelet and pasta stations, assorted meats and salads, fresh fruit trays and a sweets table with a chocolate fountain.
Where: Evergreen Country Club
When: May 8 | 9 am – 2 pm

Mother’s Day Dining – East Troy
With your meal, each Mom will receive a gift in honor of her special day!
Where: The Grist Mill
When: May 8 | 9 am – 2 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Palmyra
Delight Mom with a divine brunch featuring hot, cold, and omelet stations, breakfast specialties and a dessert table.
Where: The Trout House
When: May 8 | 9 am – 3 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Fontana
Enjoy delicious dining at The Abbey Resort.
Where: The Abbey Resort
When: May 8 | 9 am – 5 pm

Champagne Brunch – Lake Geneva
Treat Mom to a champagne brunch that features eggs Benedict, French toast, an omelet station and more!
Where: Baker House
When: May 8 | 9:30 am – 1 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Delavan
Enjoy a scrumptious brunch featuring Garde manger displays, sides, salads, a seafood bar, breakfast specialties, omelet and waffle bars, a grand pastry table, confections, and more.
Where: Lake Lawn Resort
When: May 8 | 9:30 am – 4 pm

Mother’s Day Buffet – Eagle
Reserve your seats early for the popular Mother’s Day Buffet in the historic 1894 Clausing Barn. After a scrumptious meal, enjoy a day in the Old World Wisconsin historic areas. All mothers get in FREE to the site on Mother’s Day!
Where: Old World Wisconsin
When: May 8 | 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – Lake Geneva
Give back to Mom by surprising her with a champagne brunch!  All adults receive a complimentary glass of champagne; all children receive a complimentary glass of milk.
Where: Hawk’s View Golf Club
When: May 8 | 10 am – 2 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch – Williams Bay
Spoil Mom with a decadent brunch with apple and egg pancakes, eggs benedict, prim rib, swordfish steaks and more.
Where: Pier 290
When: May 8 | 11 am – 3 pm

Mother’s Day Dining – Lake Geneva
After you’ve served Mom breakfast in bed, you’re going to deserve a break, too. Treat that special lady to a gourmet day at the Hunt Club’s charming farmhouse. Chef Ryne has designed a sublime three-course Mother’s Day menu and includes an array of favorited standard menu items as well. Work up an appetite on the course, as ladies golf free at Geneva National May 8 with a paying adult!
Where: Hunt Club Steakhouse
When: May 8 | 12 – 8 pm

Activities & Adventure:
Mother’s Day Adventure
– Lake Geneva
Moms enjoy the Zip Line Canopy Tour at 50% OFF when participating with their family!
Where: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
When: May 8

Moms are the Sweetest Event – East Troy
Take Mom out for nature hikes, boating, archery, farm animals, tower climb, high ropes, camp store, animal encounter, creation experience, and a family photo shoot. Cost includes breakfast, lunch dinner and most activities.
Where: Timber-Lee
When: May 7 | 7:30 am – 6:30 pm

Mother’s Day Golf – Lake Geneva
Mother’s play for FREE when accompanied by a regular price adult.
Where: Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
When: May 7 & May 8

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a Meal and a Show – Delavan
Take Mom out for a meal, a horse show and an exotic bird show.
Where: Dancing Horses Theatre
When: May 7 | 12 pm – 3:30 pm; May 8 | 12 – 3:30 pm
Optional: Horse and exotic bird show only: May 7 | 6 – 8:30 pm

Mother’s Day at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours – Lake Geneva
Have a little adventure with Mom! Moms enjoy the Zip Line Canopy Tour at 50% OFF when participating with their family!
Where: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours
When: May 8

Spring Bird Walk On Mother’s Day – Elkhorn
Mother Nature on Mother’s Day—what could be better? Bring your mother and join experienced birders to explore some of the best Mother Nature offers at Price Park Conservancy.
Where: Price Park Conservancy
When: May 8 | 9 – 10:30 am

Mother’s Day Activities – Fontana
We welcome all resort and dining guests to join us as we serve up Mother’s Day with plenty of fun family activities in our Sandbar room and on the Harbor Lawn!
Where: The Abbey Resort
When: May 8 | 10 am – 6 pm

Dinner Theatre – Fort Atkinson
Take Mom out for dinner and the Broadway musical hit “Sister Act.”
Where: The Fireside Theatre
When: May 8 | 10:30 am – 2:45  pm; 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Brunch & Show – Delavan
Mother’s Day is that one special moment where we all take time to recognize the wonderful contributions of the great women in our lives… the hours and days of their lives dedicated to loving and caring for their children, husbands and families. Say thank you with an elegant Legends & Love Songs Brunch and Show at Rosewood!
Where: Rosewood
When: May 8 | 11:30 am – 3 pm

Mother’s Day Corks & Canvas – Lake Geneva
You can paint, we will show you how. Our resident artist, Kathy Jackson, will walk you through all the steps necessary to create your work of art. Everything is included, paint, a 16 x 20” canvas, and a glass of wine to loosen your creativity!
And special for Mother’s Day, we will have a light appetizer buffet.
Where: Studio Winery
When: May 8 | 12 – 3 pm

Remarkable Women Of Geneva Lake – Lake Geneva
Celebrate the remarkable women of Geneva Lake while taking a voyage with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line to Black Point Estate, an 1888 Queen Anne Victorian lake “summer cottage.” This narrated boat tour will focus on many of the remarkable women that have lived along the Shore of Geneva Lake. The event includes a first floor tour of Black Point and a presentation on the remarkable women of the Estate. Tea and finger sandwiches will be served on the return cruise.
Where: Black Point Estate; Departs from Riviera Docks
When: May 8 | 2 – 5 pm

Mother’s Day Magic, Comedy & Illusion Show – Lake Geneva
Take the lady in your life to a wonderful performance of MAGIC, COMEDY and ILLUSION this Mother’s Day. Great for the entire family! Performances at 5:00 and 7:00 Sunday, May 8.
Where: Tristan Crist Magic Theatre
When: May 8 | 7 – 8:15 pm

For details on these activities, and to find other fun and fabulous things to do with Mom in the Lake Geneva area, visit www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.

Walworth County Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Easter is right around the corner and Peter Cottontail will soon be hopping down the bunny trail! Walworth County has many fun, local Easter egg hunts, and we have a list of them all right here. Now the tough part: choosing one or two…okay, maybe three! And if you think the egg hunting fun is only for adults, you are mistaken. There’s a special egg hunt just for adults on the Walworth County calendar this year, too! Happy hunting!

Easter Egg Hunts 2016Saturday,  March 19

Fabric Egg Hunt | Delavan
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, (262) 728-3111

Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast | 7 – 11 am
Brookwood Middle School, 1020 Hunters Ridge Drive, Genoa City

Easter Egg Hunt | Elkhorn | 8:30 – 9:30 am
Elkhorn Are High School – Front Lawn, 482 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn

Easter Egg Hunt | East Troy | 9 – 10 am
East Troy High School – Brett Miller Gymnasium, 3128 Graydon Avenue, East Troy, (262) 642-4900

“Driven” Easter Egg Hunt | Burlington | 10 am – 12:30 pm
Burlington High School Athletic Field/Tennis, 400 McCanna Parkway, Burlington

Easter Egg Hunt | Darien | 10 – 1 am
West Park, 355 W. Madison Street, Darien

Easter Egg Hunt | Elkhorn | 10 – 11 am
First Lutheran Church & School, 415 Devendorf Street, Elkhorn, (262) 723-1091

Easter Egg Hunt | Mukwonago | 10 – 11 am
Field Park, Hwy 83 & NN, Mukwonago

Egg Day in the Bay | Williams Bay | 10 – 11:30 am
Williams Bay High School, Hwy 67, Williams Bay, (262) 245-2720

Sunday, March 20

Fabric Egg Hunt | Delavan
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, (262) 728-3111

Friday, March 25

Fabric Egg Hunt | Delavan
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, (262) 728-3111

Egg & Coin Hunt | Whitewater | 2 – 3 pm
Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center, 580 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, (262) 473-4900

Saturday, March 26

Fabric Egg Hunt | Delavan
Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, (262) 728-3111

Easter For Kids | Lake Geneva | 9 – 11:30 am
First Lutheran Church & School, 1101 Logan Street, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3374

Easter Egg Hunt  | Delavan | 10 – 11 am
Phoenix Park, Delavan Easter Egg Hunt | Fontana | 10 – 11 am Duck Pond Recreation Area, Wild Duck Road, Fontana

Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt  | Lake Geneva | 10:30 – 11:30 am
Seminary Park, Lake Geneva

Easter Dusting – Adult Easter Egg Hunt  | Delavan | 11 am – 6 pm
Staller Estate Winery, W8896 County Hwy. A, Delavan, (608) 883-2100

“Under The Sea” Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt  | Elkhorn | 6 – 7 pm
St. John’s Church, 104 S. Broad Street, Elkhorn, (262) 723-2901