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.

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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

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.