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!

Everything But The Squeal at Old World Wisconsin

Love bacon, brats, pork chops, and more? Enjoy an marriage of food and story to engage the senses, have fun, spark conversations, and create memories to live on at Old World Wisconsin’s Taste of History Series: Everything But the Squeal event Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th.

Foodies and history buffs alike will delight in this special event at Old World Wisconsin. The Taste of History Series is a unique opportunity for guests to tour the Crossroads Village, and explore the stories of the past while being introduced to flavors, traditions, and techniques to be featured in the dinner in Caldwell Farmer’s Club Hall to culminate your experience.

Everything But The Squeal is a celebration of the role pork has played in Wisconsin’s culinary history. From snout to tail, you’ll explore the history of the “heritage breed” of pork that created sausage flavor profiles, traditional cuts of meat, and preservation techniques still used today. After you tour the Crossroads Village, enjoy a craft beer tasting and a historically-inspired meal in the Caldwell Farmers’ Club Hall.

The evening’s menu will feature the many preparations of pork and showcase the wide range of flavors associated with each different cut. Dinner kicks off with an appetizer of pork belly cracklins followed by a variety of recipes including bacon, Usinger’s meat products, and pork chops. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a spice cake with lard frosting.

Everything But The Squeal runs both Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th with seatings at both 4pm and 5:30pm both days. Groups are limited to 24 people and advance reservations are required. To reserve your spot, call (262) 594-6301.

Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870’s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Dock & Dine: Quick Bites, Casual Eats, and Pierside Service

The Lake Geneva Area is one of few destinations in Wisconsin travelers can sail up on their boats, dock, and dine at a variety of excellent waterfront restaurants. What’s not to love? Here’s a list of a few stand-out dockside dining spots you don’t want to miss!

COVID 19 note: Restaurants are regularly modifying their hours and offerings. Please call ahead with each establishment to confirm operations are normal.

240 West at the Abbey Resort: Dock your boat in the Abbey Marina and enjoy a sophisticated meal at 240 West. Chef Joshua North works with local growers and producers to bring quality, sustainable ingredients to your table. This farm-to-fork philosophy shows in a menu featuring fresh, seasonal vegetables, locally sourced meats, and artisan breads and cheeses. Whether you try the Faroe Island Salmon, incorporating mushrooms from River Valley Ranch, or the Farmer’s Market Burger featuring Candied Cherrywood Bacon from Jones Farm, 240° West will keep you curious and connected to where food has its beginning. 

Menu

Hours:

Breakfast:

Monday-Friday 7am-11am

Saturday & Sunday 7am-12pm

Dinner:

Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm

Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm

Crafted Pizza + Tap: Dock the boat and dig in! At Crafted Pizza & Tap, handcrafted isn’t just the flavor of the month, it’s a way of life. They’ve taken an artisan approach to every aspect of the menu, from premium ingredients and curious combos to locally sourced fixings and flavors.  Crafted Pizza & Tap is located at the Ridge Hotel and accessible by boat on serene Lake Como.  

Menu

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 4pm-9pm

Friday-Saturday 4pm-10pm

Dockside Pizza at The Abbey Resort: If you’re looking to hop ashore and grab a quick bite to-go, Dockside Pizza is for you! With farm-to-fork local ingredients and flavors for picky and adventurous eaters alike there is something for everyone.  

Menu

Hours: Daily 11am-8pm

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort: The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort has some of the best lake views in the area.  Marvel at the unforgettable views of Delavan Lake while dining.  The Frontier boasts a specialized menu featuring familiar comfort foods with a culinary twist.  By working closely with local Wisconsin Farmers and artisans, they are able to provide the freshest local ingredients as well as made-from-scratch sauces and elements.  The Frontier features a split-level dining layout with expansive windows that showcase scenic Delavan Lake, the iconic lawns, and the brand new lakeside wedding venues of Lake Lawn Resort.

Menu

Hours:

Breakfast

Saturday-Sunday 7am-11am

Dinner

Daily 5pm-10pm

Gordy’s Boat House: One of Lake Geneva’s most popular nautical nosheries is Gordy’s Boat House. Enjoy casual dining in a fun, family friendly, nautical setting. The Boat House is proud to serve an extensive menu, excellent food, strong “Beach Drinks”, a great lake view, with interesting and unusual memorabilia from around the world. What more could you want? Dock your boat on one of three private piers or, better yet, take advantage of their convenient valet parking.

Menu

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

The Lookout Bar and Eatery: Accessible by land or lake, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is your dockside destination for cold brews and good eats. You will be smooth sailing while you relax with your favorite cocktail or Wisconsin beloved brew, Spotted Cow. The menu features a vibrant combination of traditional pub food featuring true to Wisconsin fried cheese curds as well as Chef’s own style Buffalo wings. With indoor and outdoor seating options, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is ideal for any occasion.

Menu

Hours: Daily 8am-10pm

Pier 290: As the only on-water restaurant on Lake Geneva, Pier 290 is an upscale American destination with an outdoor bar, lake views, a sandy beach, and fire pits.  Enjoy specialty cuts from the grill, fresh seafood delights, or an American classic paired with specialty drinks or a beverage off of the extensive wine and beer list.  Dock your boat mere feet front your table and take in the one-of-a-kind views.  This a culinary experience you will not want to miss! 

Menu

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm

The Waterfront at the Abbey Resort: The Abbey Resort’s Waterfront restaurant is known for its casual, laid-back vibe. It’s the perfect place to unwind, either on the patio or indoors, and serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Try something new and unique with like Chimichurri Sirloin or Salmon Waldorf Salad. With live entertainment, a full children’s menu, and a beautiful view of the bustling marina, this is the place for you! 

Menu

Hours:

BREAKFAST
Monday-Friday 7am-11am
Saturday & Sunday 7am-12pm

DINNER

Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm

Friday-Saturday 5pm-10:pm

The Village Supper Club: The Village Supper Club on Delavan Lake, invites you to join them for a taste of American and Italian cuisine. All menu items are made from scratch and are prepared using the freshest ingredients to offer you the best flavors. Visit by boat and dock at the private pier! As a family owned and operated business, the Village Supper Club family is ready to make your dockside dining experience outstanding!

Menu

Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9pm

Friday and Saturday 3pm-10pm

Sunday 11:30am-9pm

Where will you drop anchor for a bite to eat?  For more lakeside activities, visit our website at www.VisitWalworthCounty.com.  Bon voyage and Bon Apetit!