Let’s Get Hippity Hoppin’ for Easter!

The first day of spring was yesterday, March 20, and though I’ve seen the first robin (the traditional first sign of spring) and heard the first Harley (my personal favorite first sign of spring), I’ve not seen a rabbit yet. Good thing Easter is right around the corner! Now this year Easter is April 1, which is also April Fools’ Day. In our house I’m thinking of the April Fools’ Day prank as being that the Easter Bunny didn’t come this year… I can just picture the look on my kids’ faces at the thought of not searching for their basket and then the plastic eggs filled with jelly beans, the peanut butter-filled eggs, the chocolate bunny, etc. Now before you call me a mean mom in doing this – my kids are all over 20 years of age and live on their own, so you’d think they were beyond doing the Easter basket and candy hunt thing! NOT! Of course I then need to be careful of what prank they’ll pull on me, ‘coz we love April Fools’ Day and pulling pranks on each other!

stuffed bunny with eggs

 

Okay – back to Easter in Walworth County! This time of year comes with Easter egg hunts, fun Easter activities, and Easter brunches (as well as breakfasts and dinners). Let’s get planning the strategy for making the most of all that’s happening!

 

Easter egg hunts are at the top of the list of activities – come on, think candy! There are at least a half-dozen (hahaha – an egg reference!) happening this weekend on Saturday, March 24, then another half-dozen or more happening Easter weekend, both Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1. Check out the listing below.

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If you think you’re too old for Easter egg hunts, first, reference back to the ages of my kids at the beginning of this blog, and second, let me tell you what Staller Estate Winery has going on for adults! Yes, I said WINERY! On March 31, from 11 am – 6 pm, Staller Estate Winery has their adult Easter egg hunt, called ‘Easter Dusting‘. Search for an egg (limit one per person, and you must be 21 years or older) and then trade it in for a prize. Prizes vary from discounts, wine and chocolate flights, to bottles of wine. This beats out candy in my book! The ‘dusting’ aspect has to do with some eggs being easy to find, others maybe not so easy and you’ll be ‘dusting’ the floor or a back corner of a shelf in search of your egg. Either way, with the prize options being wine-related, I’m in!

Bunny trainClimb aboard the East Troy Electric Railroad’s Bunny Train either March 24, March 25, or March 31, for some family fun! Enjoy face painting (8 am – 3 pm) and coloring at the depot while checking in and getting your scavenger hunt cards. Board the Bunny Train and take a ride to the Elegant Farmer. During the ride there will be many things to look out the windows for to mark off on your scavenger hunt cards. Once you arrive at the Elegant Farmer, you’ll be able to hold baby chicks, pet bunnies shown by local 4-H students, and even get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! All children (ticket holders) will receive a stuffed bunny on the return trip and there are jelly beans for all! Reservations are recommended – you can order tickets online for the Bunny Train or call 262.642.3263.

Now for the food, and not just candy (and wine), to fill up on! Easter brings dining out options of breakfasts, brunches, and dinners, as well as ‘Easter Dinner to Go‘ from Lake Lawn Resort – just pre-order by no later than Monday, March 26 (call 262.725.9155) and pick it up Sunday, April 1. Get things rolling this Saturday, March 24, with a Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, and then check out more options Easter weekend, with things happening both on Saturday, March 31, and of course on Easter Sunday. You’d think there was a problem with being so much food, but I don’t see it that way – you just gotta pace yourself and wear elastic waistband pants or a long shirt to cover zippered pants being open a bit…!

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And there it is – Easter in Walworth County! Get hoppin’!

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Everything’s Coming Up Green!

And I’m not talking about spring, though the first day of spring is March 20 – take note, Mother Nature! It’s St. Patrick’s Day this coming Saturday! And with that is so much to do in Walworth County in honor of those with Irish heritage and for those that wish they had Irish heritage.St Patrick's Day costumes

Get started early on Friday, March 16, with these fun options ~

St. Patrick’s Day | 10 am – midnight
Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Dine & Dance | 5:30 – 10 pm
Rosewood, Delavan

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Workshop | 6 – 9 pm
Delavan Lake Store, Delavan

St Patrick's Day stampOn St. Patrick’s Day itself, Saturday, March 17, get your fill of all things green and Irish with these ochoices ~

St. Paddy’s Day | 10:30 am – 9 pm
Popeye’s on Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Day | 10 am – midnight
Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva

St. Patrick’s Day Party | 11 am – 9 pm
PIER 290, Williams Bay

St. Patrick’s Day at The Ranch | 3 – 7 pm
Whiskey Ranch, Delavan

St. Patrick’s Day Buffet | 4 – 7 pm
The Trout House, Palmyra

St. Patrick’s Day Buffet | 5 – 10 pm
240° West at The Abbey Resort, Fontana

Irish Whiskey Dinner | 7 – 10 pm
Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration | 7 – 9 pm
10 Pin Pub, Walworth

Make it an entire weekend of Irish food favorites at Lake Lawn Resort ~ featuring:

* Lunch & Dinner at Lookout Bar & Eatery | Friday – Sunday
* AYCE Luncheon Buffet at Frontier Restaurant| Saturday | 11 am – 2 pm
* Corned Beef Sandwich choices at Frontier Restaurant & Fireside Lounge | Saturday | 11 am – 10 pm
* St. Patrick’s Day themed Cupcakes at Isle of Capri Cafe | Saturday & Sunday
* Breakfast at Lookout Bar & Eatery | Sunday

 

No matter if you’ve got Irish blood running through your veins or not,
everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Day Irish blessing


As always, for more fun things to do in Walworth County, go to

VisitWalworthCounty.com

Something’s Fishy in Walworth County – It’s Friday Fish Fry!

Friday Fish FryMaybe it’s seeing all the ice fishing shanties on the area lakes, or now seeing them off the lakes as the weather is getting warmer, and thinking about fishing from a boat instead, or maybe it’s that Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent was two weeks ago, but whatever it is, I’ve got Friday Fish Fry on the brain. Good thing Walworth County has Friday Fish Fry covered with so many options!

 

Let’s go community by community, knowing I’ll probably have missed someone, for which I apologize ahead of time.

Delavan ~ 

Frontier Restaurant, Lake Lawn Resort – Friday Night Lake & Sea Fest
All You Can Eat: No, plated entrée
Type of fish served: Entrée choices of Whole Maine Lobster; Walleye; Rainbow Trout
What’s included: Varies with entrée choice
Price: Varies with entrée choice

Greenie’s Clubhouse at Delbrook Golf Course
All You Can Eat: No, but have two size choices (cod only)
Type of fish served: Cod (baked or hand-breaded & fried) and fresh Lake Perch
What’s included: cup of soup, coleslaw, dinner roll, choice of potato pancakes, baked potato, sweet potato or french fries with cod; tossed salad or soup and choice of potato with fresh Lake Perch
Price: Cod – $10.99 3 piece / $11.99 5 piece; fresh Lake Perch – $13.99

Lookout Bar & Eatery, Lake Lawn Resort
All You Can Eat: No, but choice of 2 piece or 3 piece
Type of fish served: Wisconsin Beer Battered Boston Cod
What’s included: choice of potato pancake or potato wedges, creamy coleslaw, corn bread hush puppies, apple sauce, tartar sauce, lemon wedge, rye bread
Price: $12.50 / 2 pieces; $14 / 3 pieces

Snug Harbor Lakefront Pub & Restaurant
All You Can Eat: No, but can add pieces for additional cost per piece
Type of fish served: Walleye or Cod
What’s included: rye bread, coleslaw, choice of French fries, baked potato or homemade potato pancakes with applesauce
Price: $16 / 2 pieces of Walleye; $11 / 2 pieces Cod (deep fried or baked)

The Duck Inn
All You Can Eat: Yes (Cod or Smelt only)
Type of fish served: Cod (broiled or fried), Smelt or Perch
What’s included: choice of fries or potato pancakes, rye bread & butter, applesauce or coleslaw
Price: $11.95 Cod AYCE / $14.35 Smelt AYCE / $16.20 Perch

The Village Supper Club
All You Can Eat: Yes, for fried only; broiled has additional cost
Type of fish served: Cod (fried or broiled)
What’s included: homemade potato pancakes or French fries, coleslaw and applesauce
Price: $12.25

Elkhorn ~

Evergreen Country Club
All You Can Eat: Yes
Type of fish served: Cod (fried or broiled)
What’s included: potato pancakes, corn fritters, homemade French fries, applesauce and coleslaw
Price: $13.95

Sperino’s
All You Can Eat: Yes
Type of fish served: Cod (broasted or baked)
What’s included: mostaccioli, potato choice, coleslaw, garlic bread
Price: $11.99

Fontana ~

Gordy’s Boat House Bar & Restaurant
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: beer battered perch filets
What’s included: French fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce, lemon wedge
Price: $18.95

The Waterfront, The Abbey Resort
All You Can Eat: Yes
Type of fish served: Cod or Walleye (signature beer batter or pan seared)
What’s included: coleslaw, applesauce, hush puppies, and choice of potato pancakes, sweet potato fries or plank cut fries
Price: $13 Adults / $7.95 Children

Genoa City ~

Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction Restaurant
All You Can Eat: Yes
Type of fish served: North Atlantic Cod, boiled
What’s included: coleslaw, rye bread, sweet red potatoes and onions, frosted apple square dessert
Price: not listed

Lake Geneva ~

Champs Sports Bar & Grill
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: Lightly breaded Walleye, Icelandic Cod, Fantail Shrimp
What’s included: not listed
Price: Starting at $9.95

Crafted Americana, The Ridge Hotel
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: Cod (baked or fried)
What’s included: one potato pancake or crafted seasoned fries, coleslaw, house-crafted applesauce, tartar sauce
Price: $14

Grand Café, The Grand Geneva Resort
All You Can Eat: Seafood Buffet
Type of fish served: Varies
What’s included: Varies as seafood buffet, with fresh catch of the day options, snow crab, peel & eat shrimp, and pasta & salad bar
Price: $32 Adults / $18 Children (6-12 years old) / $11 Children (2-5 years old)

Hawk’s View Bar & Grille
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: Icelandic Cod (deep fried, beer battered, or baked)
What’s included: choice of potato pancakes, corn fritters with maple syrup or fries, coleslaw, applesauce, tartar sauce, lemon wedge
Price: $14.95

Popeye’s on Lake Geneva
All You Can Eat: Yes
Type of fish served: Cod (hand-dipped & golden fried or delicately broiled)
What’s included: seasoned fries or house-made potato pancakes, creamy coleslaw, applesauce, hush puppies
Price: $14.99

Red Geranium Restaurant
All You Can Eat: Yes (beer battered only); baked is a plated dinner
Type of fish served: Cod
What’s included: French fries or potato pancakes, homemade coleslaw, tartar sauce or drawn butter, rolls
Price: $13 AYCE beer battered / $16 plated baked

Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: Beer battered Cod
What’s included: pub fries or beer cheese potatoes, coleslaw, choice of a Sprecher draft beer, gourmet soda or Old Fashioned cocktail
Price: $13

The Geneva Inn Restaurant
All You Can Eat: No, plated entrée
Type of fish served: Entrée choices of Rainbow Trout, Salmon
What’s included: Varies with entrée chosen
Price: Varies with entrée chosen

Lyons ~

Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant
All You Can Eat: Yes (white fish only); others are plated dinner
Type of fish served: White fish (AYCE), Cod (fried or baked), Smelt, Lake Perch, Blue Gill, Lake Walleye Pike (fried)
What’s included: not listed
Price: $10 AYCE White fish; $12 Cod or Smelt; $14 Lake Perch, Blue Gill, Lake Walleye Pike (fried)

Palmyra ~

The Trout House at Rushing Waters
All You Can Eat: No
Type of fish served: Select Rainbow Trout or Cod (baked, or battered and fried)
What’s included: choice of homemade potato pancakes with applesauce or French fries, creamy cabbage slaw, freshly baked rye bread, tartar sauce and lemon wedges
Price: not listed

Whitewater ~

841 Brewhouse
All You Can Eat: No, plated entrée
Type of fish served: Entrée choices of Cod (fried or baked), Salmon, Sea Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp (sauteed or battered) or Fisherman’s Catch (cod, salmon, jumbo shrimp)
What’s included: Varies with entrée chosen
Price: Varies with entrée chosen

The Black Sheep
All You Can Eat: No, plated entrée
Type of fish served: Oven Roasted Salmon
What’s included: white wine & lemon caper cream sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Price: $19.95

Williams Bay ~

PIER 290
All You Can Eat: No, plated entrée
Type of fish served: Entrée choices of Salmon, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi
What’s included: Varies with entrée chosen
Price: Varies with entrée chosen
Alrighty then… Now that I’ve got all of us hankering for some fish, where are we going and who is buying the first Old Fashioned?!

Enjoy Friday Fish Fry in Walworth County!

 

 

Valentine’s Day Fun in Walworth County!

Valentine Candy HeartsWhat?! Valentine’s Day is coming?! When?! Oh yah, February 14, like it does every year. I have a built-in reminder each year of February 14 and Valentine’s Day approaching and it looks suspiciously like my youngest daughter, ‘coz she was born on February 14. Hopefully I haven’t caught you off-guard on it being almost Valentine’s Day, and if I have, I can easily save you with what I’m going to tell you about! There are options galore to choose from for Valentine’s Day in Walworth County, both the weekend before, the actual day of, and the weekend after. Let’s explore the choices!

The weekend prior, which so you stay on top of things, is this coming weekend, has a mix of activities to choose from. I’m hungry at the moment, so let’s start with the food-related ones… You’ve got two choices with Rosewood, Delavan, with their Valentine’s Wine Dinner on Friday, February 9, 6 – 9 pm, and then on Sunday, February 11, 11:30 am – 3 pm, with their ‘Heart & Soul’ Show with Brunch. Score some big points and do both with your sweetheart! Looking to put a little zip in the relationship? Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, Lake Geneva, offers their ‘Zip Line and Dine’ on Saturday, February 10, 5 – 8 pm, to do just that. For me personally, being slightly afraid of heights, I’ll take the dine portion of that duo, though if I wanted to overcome my fear, it would be with Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ help, for sure. Another feat of bravery is proving how much you know, or maybe don’t know, about your significant other, all while participating in the ‘Not So Newlywed Game’ at Delavan Lake Store, Delavan, on Friday, February 9, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Sure to bring laughs and maybe a discovery or two! Make your own Valentine’s Day gift with Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating and Card Making at Big Foot High School, Walworth, on Saturday, February 10, 9 – 10 am. Open for all ages, so make it a family outing, even if you have to borrow the nieces and nephews to do so. If being artsy isn’t your thing, then head over to Lubick Gallery & Gifts, Delavan, for their ‘Have a Heart’ Sale, which is 20% off any item with a heart on it or that is heart-shaped. Maybe you’re thinking of making a romantic dinner, but aren’t sure what wine to pair with it. Sonoma Cellars, Delavan can assist with that at their February Frolic Tasting Event, Saturday, February 10, 2 – 4 pm. If wine doesn’t suit you, they’ll be offering craft beers and other spirits to try as well. Since I like wine, but don’t know a thing about which should go with what, let alone the whole cook dinner thing, Staller Estate Winery, Delavan and their Valentine’s Inspired Wine & Dine, Sunday, February 11, 12 – 3 pm, is perfect for me! If someone’s an expert at wine pairing, then I say let ‘em do it!

If the actual day of Valentine’s Day, February 14, is the only day you can choose to celebrate it, then no worries! There are so many dining options to choose from, that you’re sure to find the one that will make your better half smile. Choose from: Valentine’s Dinner, The Trout House at Rushing Waters, Palmyra, 4 – 9 pm; Valentine’s Dinner, Hunt Club Steakhouse, Lake Geneva, 4 – 9 pm; All You Need is Love & a 3-course Meal, The Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva, 5 – 9 pm; Valentine’s Dinner, The Ridge Hotel – Crafted Americana, Lake Geneva, 5 – 9 pm; Valentine’s Day Dinner, The Abbey Resort – 240° West, Fontana, 5 – 9:30 pm; Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner, Lake Lawn Resort – The Frontier Restaurant, Delavan, 5 – 10 pm; Valentine’s Day Dinner, The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa – Geneva ChopHouse & Ristorante Brissago, Lake Geneva, 5:30 – 10 pm; and Valentine Wine Dinner, Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva, 6 – 8:30 pm.

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Wednesday, which opens up the weekend prior and the weekend after to extend the celebration beyond the one day, so dare I say, it buys you more time to plan and not end up in the dog house! The Abbey Resort – 240° West hosts again their Valentine’s Day Dinner, Friday, February 16, 5 – 10 pm, as well as Lake Lawn Resort – The Frontier Restaurant holding their Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner again on Saturday, February 17, 5 – 10 pm. Rosewood’s monthly Dine & Dance falls nicely to allow them a Valentine’s spin, on Friday, February 16, 5:30 – 10:30 pm. Studio Winery, Lake Geneva, does a twist on the Cork & Canvas format, by hosting a Valentine’s Day Couple event on Sunday, February 18, 12 – 3 pm. Make it real easy on yourself with a weekend of activities already planned out at Sky Circus on Ice, hosted by Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan. With professional kite team performances on Delavan Lake, expert snow sculpting and ice carving exhibition at both Lake Lawn Resort and in Downtown Delavan, the N.E.W. Dueling Piano Guys performing on both Friday and Saturday nights (and I’m told they are not to be missed!), along with a myriad of other activities, plus the specific Valentine’s dining options I already told you about, this could be the golden ticket!

Why should Valentine’s Day be celebrated only one day? My daughter would surely agree, given as February 14 is her birthday, and who wouldn’t want their birthday celebrated for more than one day, so why not Valentine’s Day, too?!  Take advantage of the timing to make Valentine’s an overnight, long weekend or extended getaway with your sweetheart. Options to make that happen and not hurt the wallet too much, though when it’s for celebrating your love and relationship, no amount hurts the wallet too much, are listed here:

Comfort Suites, Delavan
Stay 2 Nights, Get 15% off Each Night
Stay 3 Nights, Get 20% off Each Night

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva
Grand Romance Package
Couples Night Out Package
Geneva Club Package
Stay & Ski Free

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva
A Night in Package
Great Escapes Package
Romance Package
Long Stay Package

Inns of Geneva National, Lake Geneva
Inns Escape Package

Lake Lawn Resort, Delavan
Sky Circus on Ice – 2 Night Package
Sky Circus on Ice – 3 Night Package
Winter Escape Package
Rest & Relaxation Retreat *
Couples Getaway *
* With Calladora Spa options

The Abbey Resort & Spa, Fontana
Bed & Breakfast – BOGO Exclusive
Abbey Escape
Stay Longer Save More Package
Ski & Stay Overnight Package
Avani Overnight Package
Bed & Breakfast Package

The Cove of Lake Geneva, Lake Geneva
Ski & Stay Package
Romance Package
Winery Package
The Clue Room Package
Dancing Horses Package

The Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva
INNtimate Package

The Mill Creek Hotel, Lake Geneva
Romance Package
Wine & Dine Night Out Package

The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva
Taste of Americana Package
Winter Wonderland Package
Bed & Breakfast Package
Essential Escape Spa Package
Ridge Romance Packages

Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, Lake Geneva
Stay Longer & Save Package
Learn to Ski Package
Splash & Ski Package
Okay then. Phew! That’s a lot happening for Valentine’s Day in Walworth County! If you can’t find something to make this day memorable, then you’re not reading this blog with your eyes wide open! Hahaha – seriously though – there’s so much to choose from that it’s a sure thing you’ll get it right with your loved one this Valentine’s Day!

Now go plan some Valentine’s Day Fun…in Walworth County!

For details or more ideas of things to do in Walworth County, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com

 

Winterfest 2018 is Coming!

winterfestThe annual celebration of winter, art, family and fun in the form of Winterfest and the US National Snow Sculpting Competition is coming to Lake Geneva and ya’ll need to be there! First and foremost reason is because I’ll be there! Hahaha!! So kidding on that as a reason… I mean, I’ll be there, of course, but there are a bazillion more, and much better, reasons to attend!

To be very clear for when you’re making plans to come, the US National Snow Sculpting Competition begins on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with sculpting happening daily from 9 am to 7 pm, and then 9 am to noon on Saturday, Feb. 3. The People’s Choice Award Voting is Saturday, Feb. 3, 11 am – 2 pm, with voting areas in the Riviera Ballroom and at the Visitor Center in Flat Iron Park. The Awards Ceremony is then at 3 pm in the Riviera Ballroom.

This clarification is not to say that you shouldn’t come earlier, like this weekend, ‘coz you should, as Winterfest overall is an 11-day long period of activities and fun! Check out the listing of what all is happening:

Saturday, Jan. 27
8 am – 5 pm – The Abominable Snow Race, Grand Geneva at The Mountaintop

Sunday, Jan. 28
1 – 4:30 pm – Human Dog Sled Races, Grand Geneva

Monday, Jan. 29
5 – 8 pm – Souper Family Fun Night, Harbor Shores

Tuesday, Jan. 30
5:45 – 8:45 pm – Wine & Food Pairing, The Bottle Shop

Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 
9 am – 7 pm (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2) and 9 am – noon (Feb. 3) – US National Snow Sculpting Competition, Riviera Park

Thursday, Feb. 1
10 am – 3 pm – Kids Snow Blocks, Flat Iron Park
6 – 8:30 pm – Winterfest Showcase, Riviera Ballroom

Friday, Feb. 2
4:30 – 6 pm – Cocoa Crawl, Throughout Downtown Lake Geneva
6 – 8 pm – Movie: Frozen, Geneva Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 3
9 am – noon – US National Snow Sculpting Competition, Riviera Park
9 am – 4 pm – Winter Carnival, Grand Geneva at The Mountain Top
10 am – 4 pm – Winterfest Riviera Marketplace, Riviera Ballroom
10 am – 4 pm – MF Helicopter Rides, Riviera Beach
11 am – 12 pm – Live Music: Badger HS Jazz Ensemble, Riviera Ballroom
11 am – 2 pm – People’s Choice Award Voting, Riviera Ballroom and
Visitor Center in Flat Iron Park
11 am – 3 pm – Chili Cook-off, Hawk’s View Golf Club
11 am – 4 pm – Winter Outdoor Market, The Bottle Shop
11 am – 4 pm – The Polar Bar, Gino’s East & Harbor Shores
12:30 – 4:30 pm – Artist William Nelson Meet & Greet, Cornerstone Shop
& Gallery
1 – 2 pm – Live Music: Delavan-Darien HS Jazz Ensemble, Riviera
Ballroom
1 – 2:30 pm – Siepp: A Chicago Story of Beer (with beer tasting!),
Horticultural Hall
3 pm – US National Snow Sculpting Competition Awards Ceremony,
Riviera Ballroom

Sunday, Feb. 4
10 am – 3 pm – Winterfest Riviera Marketplace, Riviera Ballroom
10 am – 4 pm – MF Helicopter Rides, Riviera Beach
1 – 4 pm – Live Music: Lake Geneva House of Music, Riviera Ballroom

 

This is certainly not the all encompassing list of what’s happening, so for more fun things to do in both Lake Geneva and the surrounding communities that make up Walworth County, go to the Events Calendar!

There is so much to do in Walworth County,
where everything is Naturally Fun!

Here’s How to Have “Snow Much Fun” in Walworth County!

SMF 2018 CoverThe Snow Much Fun Savings 2018 Coupon Book is almost here!

Winter, snow (or maybe not so much, depending on Mother Nature) and oodles of savings opportunities… What better way to have “Snow Much Fun” than with the Walworth County Visitors Bureau’s annual Snow Much Fun Savings Coupon Book! The 2018 version will be available early this coming week and is filled with great deals and offers from local restaurants, hotels, stores, attractions, and more! Did I mention it’s FREE?!

How does “20% off any spa service (Monday – Thursday)” at Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort sound? What about “Buy 2 nights, get 3rd night free” at Lake Geneva Motel? Or “complimentary appetizer with purchase of two entreés” at Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub? Can you find your way out at the Lake Geneva Clue Room with “$5 off admission”? Find these deals – and more – inside the Snow Much Fun Savings 2018 Coupon Book!

With 32 deals and offers to take advantage of, this will make winter definitely look “snow much fun” no matter how cold and snowy it gets! The Savings Coupon Book is good until April 15, 2018, so while there’s plenty of time to use it, you still don’t want to delay in getting yours.

To order your free Snow Much Fun Savings 2018 Coupon Book, visit our website, call 262.728.6000, or you can also pick it up at our Visitors Center, 2375 E. Geneva St., Delavan. We’re in the Lake Lawn Resort Airport building, directly across from Lake Lawn Resort. Don’t forget to check out the full listing of activities on our events calendar when you visit our website.

SMF_FBLink2Besides the Savings Coupon Book, there are more ways to have a Walworth County experience. Go to our Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLakeGenevaArea/) and enter in the Snow Much Fun Giveaway! Each week we give away prize packages of FUN! If you share the link and a friend enters, then you’re entered again! Share, share, share! We will be drawing a new winner each week through March 30. Plus, our Facebook page has great information about the happenings and doings in Walworth County!

So why are you still reading this?! Go to our website and order your Snow Much Fun Savings 2018 Coupon Book! Get over to our Facebook page and enter the Snow Much Fun Giveaway! Do it NOW!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a Twist on New Year’s Resolutions!

Time lost not regained

So I could do a New Year’s Resolution blog with the usual things like ‘drink more water’, ‘cut back on caffeine’, ‘walk more’, ‘learn to say no’, and ‘track your spending’,  or even the alternative, with things like ‘create a bucket list for your birthday’, ‘take on a 365-day project’, and ‘follow a monthly 30-day challenge’. Instead, how about something like this – pick one place in Walworth County for each month of 2018 that you’ve never been to and go there. With so much to do in Walworth County, you’ll find more than one place per month, so be an overachiever! The key is to get out and do it!

Here’s my list – and coming from someone that calls Walworth County home (until I win the lottery and buy an island where the ‘white stuff’ is sand…), we always figure that since it’s out our back door, we can do it tomorrow or later or some other time, but then of course we find ourselves not having done it all. Don’t let 2018 come and go with the same excuses of there being plenty of time.

January – Go snowshoe hiking at Big Foot Beach State Park, Lake Geneva (Once the temperatures aren’t such that I’ll be a human icicle.)

February – Take a cooking class at The Black Sheep, Whitewater (Such a great variety, but I’m going for the sweets and baking class, of course!)

March – Join ‘Judge a Book Between the Wines’ at The Bottle Shop, Lake Geneva (Wine, books, yes!)

April – Hang with friends at Speakeasy at Maxwell Mansion, Lake Geneva (Who is with me and what’s the password?)

May – Go to Magic Morgan’s Little Magic Theatre, Lake Geneva, and raise my hand if he asks for a volunteer (Maybe I’ll get to learn a secret or two!)

June – Walk the entire Lakeshore Path around Geneva Lake, Lake Geneva (Yep, the entire path…)

July – Attend an Open Tree Climb event at House in the Wood, Delavan (Climbed trees as a kid all the time!)

August – Look through the 40-inch telescope at Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay (Is it inappropriate to sing ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’?)

September – Ride on the East Troy Electric Railroad, East Troy, to the Autumn Harvest Festival at Elegant Farmer (Bring on the ‘pie in a bag’!)

October – Conquer my fear of heights at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, Lake Geneva (Hoping the beautiful fall colors are a distraction!)

November – Attend an Open Mic at Delavan Lake Store, Delavan, and actually perform a song (I hear friends laughing and cringing right now at the thought.)

December – Take the Santa Cruise with Lake Geneva Cruise Line, Williams Bay (Probably the only time I’ll hear my name read from the ‘nice’ list.)

 

These are only a few ideas from the plethora of things to do in Walworth County.
What will your monthly activity list look like?

For more ideas, go to VisitWalworthCounty.com/events