Treat Your Valentine To Something Sweet!


The most romantic day of the year is February 14.  Do you need help finding that perfect getaway or perhaps a nice evening out on the town?  We are here to help.

Check out the list above for dining & entertainment options or indulge in a getaway with special packages & deals listed below –

Calladora Spa
Rest & Relaxation Retreat Looking for a little R&R? Come to Lake Lawn Resort where we have paired our restful guest rooms with our relaxing Calladora Spa in our Rest & Relaxation Retreat. This one night package can be booked for multiple nights and includes overnight accommodations in the room type of your choice, $100 in Calladora Spa credit per night, and $50 food and beverage credit per night valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited
Couples Getaway An important aspect of any relationship is spending quality time together. Bring your other half to Lake Lawn Resort on our Calladora Couples Getaway. This getaway is for two nights in the room type of your choice and includes a 50-minute Calladora Couples Massage in our Calladora Spa and $100 food and beverage credit valid at any of our onsite restaurants.
Package details: Blackout Dates, Restrictions, and Saturday minimum night stays may apply Advanced reservations are strongly suggested for the Calladora Spa and Frontier Restaurant Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion Pricing varies depending on the date and room type selected Any remaining portion of the credit upon checkout will be forfeited

Fontana Paddle Company
Valentine’s Specials Valentine’s Day is about love, and we LOVE our customers. So we have almost the entire store on sale. Come in for In Store Only specials. Drastic clearance on a few SWEET boards new and used. All boards and accessories are 25% off or more. Expires 2/14/2017.
Every board purchase comes with:

Free storage till spring
Layaway option
Store Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday by appointment only

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Snowbody I’d Rather Love Valentine’s Package Shout it from The Mountain Top if you’re in love! 
Spend this Valentine’s Day skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying the scenic views from The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva. This heartwarming winter package is sure to please the adventurous couple.
One night stay in a deluxe guest room
Two lift tickets for one day of skiing or snowboarding
Ski or snowboard rentals for two
Two Apres Ski Cocktails
Anderson Candies on day of arrival
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. Valid Sunday-Thursday. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.
The Snuggle Is Real Valentine’s Package Its lovely weather for this overnight package for two. First comes love. Then comes marriage. And somewhere in there is a cozy ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Snuggle up with your special someone for a sleigh or carriage ride and a romantic dinner for two.

Two-night stay in a deluxe guestroom
Horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride together (weather permitting)
Grand Geneva blanket to snuggle up with as you wind through the 1,300-acre property
15% spa discount
Romantic dinner for two at Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago ($150 dining credit)
Valid February 1 – February 28, 2017. 72 hour advance reservations are required. Advance reservation is required for carriage or sleigh ride. Call (262) 215-5303 to reserve your carriage ride. Package is subject to availability. Package does not include nightly resort fee and taxes. Please cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty of one night’s stay plus tax. Not valid toward group bookings.

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
Valentine’s Special 
You’re our number one crush! So with that said, we want to be your host for you and your significant other this Valentine’s Day. Stay with us February 12-17 and enjoy a Complimentary Upgrade to a Lakeview with Balcony and Complimentary Bottle of Wine!
$89.00 Sunday-Thursday
$129.00 Friday
Must be 21 or older to book this Special. Not valid with any other offer/discount. Advanced reservations required. Based on availability. Some other restrictions may apply.

Tattered Leaf Designs Flowers & Gifts
Delivering Love On Valentine’s Day
 Let Tattered Leaf Designs add that special touch for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day.
Dozen Roses starting at $29.95 ( wrapped)
Delivery starts at $39.95
Special Valentines Delivery is only $10.00 within 10 miles
Personalize your token of love with our unique line of
candles, jewelry, gifts, candy and custom made Valentine cards
3 ways to order – Order early for best selection! Ordering is easy and fast go on line, email, or call –

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa
REJUVENATE DAY PACKAGE $250 (REG. $330) Enjoy a day at Avani Spa with our popular Rejuvenate Day Package. This day package includes three hours of treatments along with full spa access on the day of your services.
Package includes:
50 minute Avani Massage
50 minute Avani Facial
Express Manicure
Express Pedicure
Full Spa Access On Day Of Service
Valid Monday – Thursday January 1 – February 28, 2017 excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discount.
FEBRUARY SPA SPECIAL You deserve relaxation and rejuvenation like only Avani Spa can offer! Escape to Avani and enjoy up to 35% off spa services Monday – Thursday.
20% off all 25 minute services
30% off all 50 minute services
35% off of 75/80 minute services
Based on availability, Monday-Thursday only. Valid February 1-28, 2017. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.
$50 (All Week) Immerse your hands in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the hands and forearms.
Champagne Pedicure | 50 minutes $65 (All Week) Immerse your feet in a warm soothing soak, followed by a gentle scrub with oil free sea salt to remove dead skin cells. Ease fatigue and soften dry skin with an application of luxurious champagne Shea Butter and vitamin enriched moisturizers to the feet and lower legs.
Champagne and Roses Body Scrub | 25 minutes $65 (Mon-Fri) | $75 (Sat/Sun)
Renew your skin for the Spring. This sea salt and champagne Shea Butter scrub gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin soft and ready for the new season.
Champagne and Roses Massage| 50 minutes $135 (Mon-Fri) | $145 (Sat/Sun) Absorb the rich, renewing bouquet of champagne and rose with our Relaxation Massage. The ultimate hydrating treatment with a powerful blend of Shea Butter, vitamins A, C, D and grapeseed oil will leave your skin lightly fragranced with a soft and silky finish.
Champagne and Roses treatments available February 1-28, 2017, excluding holidays. Based on availability. May not be combined with any other discounts.

The Ridge Hotel
Valentine’s Overnight Package Celebrate your love with a romantic getaway to Lake Geneva. Enjoy the holiday on your time at The Ridge Hotel, as our Valentine’s package is available to be booked Friday, February 10th thru Sunday, February 19th.This Overnight Package Includes:
Overnight stay for Two
$100 Dinner Credit in Crafted Americana
Champagne and Truffles delivered upon arrival
20% Discount on Individual Spa services at The Ridge Spa & Salon
The above pricing does not include tax and resort fee. The above rates are based on double occupancy. Rates are based on availability and subject to change. Not available to groups. May not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. For all accommodations, check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out is by 12 pm.


International Helmet Awareness Day with West 20 Saddle Co.

Anyone who loves riding horses knows the importance of riding with a helmet. September 17, 2016 is International Helmet Awareness Day (IHAD). For those of you that are unfamiliar with IHAD, it is a program aimed at educating equestrians about riding helmet safety through a global equestrian retailer network.

Helmet fitting at West 20 Saddle Co. in East Troy, Walworth County, WI. Wisconsin's largest tack shop.

My seven-year-old niece is crazy about horses and takes regular riding lessons with a local trainer. Since she started riding, she has been borrowing a helmet for lessons. After learning about IHAD, I thought it was time for her to get fitted for her own helmet so that she is prepared for riding, even outside of lessons.

The West 20 Ranch and Saddle Company in East Troy offers a generous selection of helmets from various brands, including Charles Owens, IRH, Ovation, and Troxel. Personally, I don’t know a thing about riding helmets, so I left it to the staff at West 20 to provide the knowledge to find my niece the right helmet.

West 20 Saddle Co. in East Troy, Walworth County, WI. Wisconsin's largest tack shop.

West 20’s staff lined up all of the youth helmets for my niece to choose from. We discussed the type of riding she does, and the different options of the helmets. After our brief conversation my niece chose which helmet she liked the best. In addition to loving horses, she also loves the color pink. It wasn’t a tough choice for her; she wanted the pink one! Fortunately, the chosen pink helmet had many great fitting options so it was right for her needs in addition to being her favorite color.

Helmet fitting at West 20 Saddle Co. in East Troy, Walworth County, WI. Wisconsin's largest tack shop.

There are four steps to finding a helmet that fits properly and West 20 walked us through them.

  1. Measure: Measure the circumference of the head one inch above the eyebrows.
  2. Prepare the helmet: Open up the helmet’s fitting system (usually a ratchet on the back of the helmet and a chin strap) to its widest position. When you’re unsure of how it will fit, try the largest setting and go from there.
  3. Position the helmet: If it’s too tight, try another size. If it has the fitting system, adjust it to be snug and make note that the brim is about an inch above the eyebrows and level across.
  4. Check the fit: Shake your head from side to side and up and down. The helmet shouldn’t wobble, but also shouldn’t be so tight that it creates a headache.

Helmet fitting at West 20 Saddle Co. in East Troy, Walworth County, WI. Wisconsin's largest tack shop.

With the help of the knowledgeable and friendly staff at West 20 Saddle Co., my niece not only left with a perfectly fitting helmet that will keep her safe while riding, she also left with a helmet that she thinks is cool so there won’t ever be a problem getting her to wear it.

To learn more about IHAD or to get fitted for a helmet, visit the West 20 Saddle Co. In addition to finding a helmet that fits you correctly for safe riding, you can also save 20% on all stock helmets between now and September 18th in honor of International Helmet Awareness Day.

Find West 20 online, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

West 20 Ranch and Saddle Co.
W4812 State Highway 20
East Troy
(262) 642-4272

Easter Brunches 2016


Holidays are great for bringing the whole family together, and Easter is no exception. Whether your family has a tradition of going out for Easter Brunch, or you’re considering making it a new tradition for your family, you are certain to find a brunch right here in Walworth County. The Lake Geneva area has bunches of fabulous restaurants that offer Easter meals.

EasterBrunches2016Easter Brunch at the Grist Mill – East Troy – Enjoy an Easter Brunch at The Grist Mill in East Troy.
Scrambled eggs, egg bake, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, fruit salad, prime rib, ham, sausage, bacon, lasagna, chicken ala king, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, fresh coffee, assorted juice, hot tea, and much, much, more!

$22 adults, $12 children (10 years old & under), children 3 and under eat free!

Easter Brunch at The Abbey – Fontana – Bring the family to The Abbey Resort for an Easter Sunday Brunch featuring complimentary sparking wine and mimosas, along with an unforgettable array of seasonal favorites, chef specialties, decadent desserts and many other savory selections.

$40 adults | $16 children 4-12, under 4 free.
Advanced reservations required. (800)-709-1323

Easter Brunch at Evergreen Country Club – Elkhorn – Served in the Evergreen Room. Omelet station – make it your way. Pasta action station – always a favorite. Chef carved ham, scrambled eggs, cheesy hash brown potatoes, maple syrup sausage links, applewood smoked bacon, pancakes & french toast sticks with extensive toppings, teriyaki chicken breast over rice, mashed potatoes and gravy, assorted salads and fresh fruit tray, sweets table & chocolate fountain. Beverage included (coffee, tea, milk, or juice).

Adults $21.95, children 5- 12 $13.95, 4 & under free.
Reservations suggested.

Easter Buffet at the Trout House – Palmyra – Featuring:a Salad Station with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sunflower seeds, radishes, croutons, and dressings (ranch, Italian and honey chive vinaigrette). Assorted bread options, smoked fish display, seafood pasta salad, fruit salad with lime cilantro and potato salad. Oysters on the half shell and chilled shrimp, cocktail sauce, and lemons. Scrambled eggs, hot roasted salmon, hometown bacon, hometown maple clove ham, red potato O’brien. Omelet Station with ham, bacon, sausage, smoked trout, cheddar and Swiss cheese, onion, red pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms, and jalapenoes. Carving Station with Dijon mustard crusted pork loin and roasted turkey breast. There will also be assorted homemade desserts and a dessert bar medley.

Adults-$25, ages 6-12-$13, 5 and under-free.

Easter Brunch at the Baker House – Lake Geneva – Featuring unlimited champagne and mimosas, eggs Benedict made to order, bananas foster, as well as all the traditional breakfast delights. Lunch entrees include home-made crab cakes, carving stations, pasta stations, salads and more. End your meal with one of the many deserts including creme brulee and chocolate mousse.

Easter Brunch at Lake Lawn Resort – Delavan – Included in this brunch is: Cold displays that feature a Southern Wisconsin cheese board, cured meats and sausage display, Crudités of fresh vegetables with sun dried tomato Boursin cheese dip, bacon ranch cheese spread with flat breads and Crostinis
spring fresh fruit and berries. The Seafood Bar will have garlic and white wine marinated green lipped mussels. Spotted Cow beer boiled shrimp, smoked Rainbow Trout, house cured honey brandy Gravlax. Salads will include an Artisan spring salad, shellfish pasta salad with fresh dill , grilled asparagus with roasted garlic vinaigrette and roasted bell peppers, Parmesan red potato salad with fresh basil, fruited cous cous salad with pineapple, mandarin oranges and apricots. The Carvery will feature wild mushroom crusted roast beef, shitake mushroom beef demi glace, rosemary garlic pesto rotisserie leg of lamb, and lamb reduction sauce. Additionally, there will be chef prepared custom country omelets and farm fresh eggs, malted Belgian waffles, pecans, chocolate chips, strawberry sauce, whipped cream and breakfast syrup. Broccoli white cheddar sun dried tomato quiche,  farmstead scrambled eggs, sugar cured bacon and country sausage links, Bavarian dheese blintzes with three berry sauce, honey glazed pit style ham, roasted salmon with cilantro lime Beurre Blanc and golden pineapple salsa, rosemary garlic roasted tri-colored baby potatoes, broccoli chicken stir fry with beech mushrooms and waterchestnuts, vegetarian fried rice with pea shoots, seasonal spring vegetables, Italian cheese and spinach stuffed shells with roasted tomato sauce and a Easter Pastry Table featuring a grand display of tortes, cakes, pastries and confections, plus coffee service. For reservations call 262-725-9155

Adults $40.95 | Children ages 4-12 $15.95 | Children 3 and under complimentary

Easter Brunch at Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva – Hosted in the Geneva ChopHouse or the Grand Ballroom from 10 am-3:00 pm.Brunch will include complimentary champagne. Opportunities are available to upgrade your wine or champagne for an additional fee. Reservations are required. Geneva ChopHouse will accept parties up to seven guests and the Grand Ballroom will accept parties of any size. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance from 10 am-4 pm at Easter Brunch and an egg hunt and will be available for photos after. Don’t forget your Easter baskets for the Easter Egg Hunt for kids 10 and under. The Easter egg hunt will be held at 1pm, meeting at the Pavilion.

Geneva ChopHouse: Adult (13 years & older) $57.00, children (6-12 years) $28.00,c hildren (2-5 years) $13.00, 2 years and under complimentary with paying adult.

The Grand Ballroom: Adult (13 years & older) $60.00, children (6-12 years) $30.00, children (2-5 years) $13.00, 2 years and under complimentary with paying adult. Call (262) 249-4788 for reservations.

Easter Brunch at Hawk’s View – Lake Geneva – Celebrate your wonderful Easter Day with us . We have all you favorite foods, from the omelet station, to carved ham and tenderloin of beef, and lamb with mint jelly, waffles with strawberry and blueberry sauce, fresh fruits and cheeses, assorted salads, pasta station, our seafood table with peel and eat shrimp, and many delectable desserts, and much more. For reservations call 262-348-9900.

Adults $29.95, children 9 – 12 are $14.95, children 4 – 8 are $8.95 and 3 and under are free.

Celebrate Easter Sunday at Ye Olde Hotel – Lyons – Enjoy a special Easter menu, or choose a dish off of the regular menu. Reservations suggested.
Ham dinner: $13
Leg of lamb: $15
Prime rib: $22 – includes choice of potato and soup or salad

Children’s Menu: Chicken strips for $6 or mac & cheese for $6.

Easter at Hunt Club Steakhouse – Lake Geneva – Don’t let hosting Easter turn you into a basket case. Relax, enjoy and set up your party in our charming farmhouse in the woods where we’ll be serving up a seasonal prix fixe three-course menu. Spring for reservations at 262.245.7200.

$40 per person plus a limited menu of regular favorites. $40 per person.

A Wee Bit of St. Paddy’s Day Fun in Walworth County

StPatricksDay2016EventsSaturday, March 12
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church – Partake in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and traditional Irish dinner after the 5:15 pm mass. Enjoy entertainment and fellowship.  

Sunday, March 13
St. Francis Irish Fest at Hawk’s View Golf Club – Join St. Francis de Sales Parish’s for Irish Fest! Enjoy corned beef and cabbage or a broasted chicken dinner.

Thursday, March 17
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Abbey – Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at The Abbey with Reuben sandwiches and Guinness beer in The Waterfront.

St. Patrick’s Day at Pier 290 – Round up your mates for a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day at Pier 290. Join them for Live music with Michael Whalen and Cris Forte, and feast yourself on corned beef & cabbage, and bangers & mash!

St. Patrick’s Day at Sperino’s –  Enjoy a classic St. Patrick’s Plate with slow roasted corned beef, steamed cabbage & parsley red potatoes & baby carrots served with rye bread OR have a Reuben Pizza or a classic Reuben sandwich! 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Ye Olde Hotel – Fill up with corned beef & cabbage or ribeye or NY strip steak.

St. Patrick’s Day at Popeye’s – Feast yourself with delectable entree specials and GREEN BEER!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day & NCAA March Madness at The Grist Mill Restaurant – The HOG is coming to East Troy to broadcast LIVE from The Grist Mill! The Hog will be broadcasting from noon to 6pm featuring Mindy and Joe & Borna. Everyone is Irish as we keep the fun going all day with raffles for bar tabs, promotional items and free beer for a year. This year the NCAA tournament lines up with St. Patrick’s Day, and you’re invited come watch the games in the banquet space at The Grist Mill. The 102.9 jocks will be onsite all day giving away prizes and interviewing listeners. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the fun!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Abbey – Dine on Reuben sliders in Bar West.

Friday March 18
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Abbey – Dine on Reuben sliders in Bar West.

St. Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest – Make St. Patty’s Day last another day! Write your best limerick and read it aloud for a chance to wine prizes, during live music night with Bahama Bob at Northleaf Winery.

Saturday, March 19
St. Patrick’s Day Buffet at  The Abbey – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special buffet at 240° West. Enjoy Irish-inspired items such as Corned Beef & Cabbage and Guinness Battered Fish N’ Chips along with other classic dinner buffet favorites.

Valentine’s Day In Walworth County: How Sweet It Is

Valentine 16 GraphicThe most romantic day of the year is right around the corner and the Lake Geneva area has romantic dinners for two, couples spa packages, lover’s getaways, dancing and more to celebrate with your sweetheart.

Lover’s Getaways
Grand Geneva Resort – Experience the Love At First Bite Package overnight package at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva. Your overnight stay includes a romantic dining experience that includes a specially prepared menu of aphrodisiacs – food and drink that is classically believed to stimulate desire.

The Mountain Top – Spend this Valentine’s Day enjoying the scenic views atop The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva with their Lift Of Love overnight package. With lift tickets, rentals, Apres Ski cocktails and even chocolates, this package is sure to please the adventurous Valentine’s Day couples.

Indulgent Spa Treatments

 What could be more perfect than indulging in a couples’ massage for Valentine’s Day?

Calladora Spa – The Calladora Spa at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan has a Couples Rendezvous package that will make you fall in love with your Valentine all over again as you are pampered with a couple’s massage and a champagne toast.

WELL Spa – The WELL Spa & Salon at Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva would like to spoil you with a variety of spa specials including Cupid’s Cupcake Body Scrub, Cupid’s Massage, Cupid’s Spell Manicure and Pedicure, and the Wine and Chocolate, Me Time Transformation Facial.

Romantic Dinners
If dinner for two is what you have in mind for treating your Valentine, there are many local restaurants offering decadent dinner specials.

Staller Estate – Staller Estate Winery is hosting a Wine and Dine, offering a five-course meal prepared by The Black Sheep restaurant. The menu items were carefully chosen to perfectly compliment Staller wines.

Hunt Club Steakhouse – Take your Valentine to a dreamy steakhouse nestled in the woods in Lake Geneva. The Hunt Club Steakhouse’s Eat Your Heart Out Valentine Three-Course Special is a sweetheart of a meal. Ginger Spiced Carrot Bisque or Poached Pear Salad followed by Braised Prime Short Rib, Pesto Crusted ORA King Salmon or Grilled Rack of Lamb. Seal the evening with champagne, New York Cheesecake or Chocolate Molten Cake… and a kiss

Lake Lawn Resort – Entice romance at the Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner for Two, hosted at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. This romantic meal starts with a Love Potion Raspberry Champagne Cocktail. An Artisan Lettuce Salad with Pomegranate and Blue Cheese begins the meal. Horseradish Dijon Herb Crusted Artisan Bistro Filet with Red Wine Sauce and Smoked Mushroom Sauté is paired Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Tomato Herb Concasse Duchess Potato, and seasonal fresh vegetables complete the main course. Dinner concludes with Warm Cherries Jubilee Crepes and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for dessert.

The Trout House – If seafood is what seduces you on the most romantic day of the year, then the Valentine Couple’s Dinner at The Trout House at Rushing Waters will tantalize your taste buds. The Valentine’s Day special is a divine four-course meal that begins with Oysters on the Half Shell or Shiitake Mushroom Tartlet. Roasted Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad or Shrimp Bisque followed by the main course of Clove and Nutmeg Crusted Pork Tenderloin with a Caramelized Pear Tossed Sautéed Spinach and Wild Rice Pilaf or Soy Citrus Glazed Salmon with Tarragon Whipped Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. All of the deliciousness is topped off with White Chocolate Pomegranate Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert.

Grand Geneva Resort – The Love At First Bite Valentine special at Grand Geneva Resort offers a romantic dining experience that will tempt more than just your taste buds. Enjoy a specially prepared menu of aphrodisiacs – food and drink that is classically believed to stimulate desire. Inspired by the Greek goddess Aphrodite, your intimate meal is sure to enhance feelings of love, lust and the personal connection you share with your special someone.

Northleaf Winery – If fondue is your thing, the Northleaf Bistro has the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for you. Enjoy a bottle of wine with your Valentine and relax over a leisurely, romantic three-course fondue dinner. The dinner starts with herbed cheese fondue followed by filet and shrimp for the main course, and closes with a heavenly Ghiradelli chocolate fondue.

Sperino’s Little Italy – Show your love some amore at Sperino’s Little Italy in Elkhorn.  Treat them to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, Italian-style. Their heart will be aglow while dining on scrumptious homemade pastas and sauces.

Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant – Spoil your love at Ye Olde Hotel Bar & Restaurant for a romantic night out. Delight in their special menu including jumbo lobster, fresh salmon, surf & turf, porterhouses, ribeye, and prime rib.

Dinner and Dancing
Looking to romance your sweetie with dinner and dancing? Walworth County has that too!

Rosewood – Rosewood’s Valentine Gala celebrates romance with wine, music and fine dining. Entrée selections include Oven Roasted Rare Sliced New York Sirloin with Sautéed Broccolini, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Cabernet Demi Jus, Roasted Organic Chicken Wrapped in Prosciutto with Fresh Garden Herb Stu­ng, Steamed Tiny Green Beans and Tomato Basil Sauce, Char-Grilled Garlic Herb Citrus Gulf Shrimp, Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Creamy Cheddar Polenta with Tomato Tequila Vinaigrette, and Potato Crusted Tilapia “Oscar Style” with Crab Meat, Charred Asparagus, Sa‑ron Rice, Tarragon Béarnaise sauce. Each selection includes a tossed Caesar salad, fresh baked in-house breads, rolls and creamy Wisconsin butter, coffee, tea and soft drinks. Decadent sweets and a champagne toast are served in the Rosewood Theater.

Lake Geneva Orchestra – Escape to Paris with Lake Geneva Orchestra’s Valentine’s Gala in Paris, hosted at the Riviera Ballroom in Lake Geneva. The ballroom of the Riviera will be turned into the romantic French capital for an eclectic evening of light symphonic music, a high-powered swing band, dancing food and drink. The orchestra’s musical selections will feature French composers and famous Paris-related pieces such as Gershwin’s /An American in Paris/ and Debussy’s “Clair de Lune.” Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, wine, beer, and more will be served in the decorated Riviera Ballroom.

Special Treats
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without sweet treats and magic!

Northleaf Winery – Swoon your Valentine the Wine and Chocolate Obsession at the Northleaf Winery in Milton. Delight in perfect pairings of chocolate and wine for the perfect Valentine sweet treat.

Illusionist Tristan Crist – Delight your sweetheart with a magical evening at the Illusionist Tristan Christ Show in Lake Geneva. Sweep your love off their feet with an evening full of fun, excitement, and magical surprises!

Celebrate how sweet love is this Valentine’s Day in Walworth County with the many lovely local specials. For more details on Valentine’s Day dinners and happenings, please visit, or call (800) 395-8687.

Holiday Parades & Tree Lighting Ceremonies [2015]

Twinkling lights, a warm cup of hot cocoa, the first glimpse of Santa for the season…these are the moments we looked forward to as children – and perhaps still look forward to today.  Those that call the Lake Geneva area “home” know how blessed we are to have great holiday celebrations in our communities – and for those that are visiting, we welcome you to come along!  Join us for a city holiday parade or a local tree lighting ceremony.  Come celebrate the joy of the holiday season with us in Walworth County!

Holiday Parades and Tree Lightings 2015


Sharon’s Victorian Christmas Parade
December 4 | 5 – 8 pm
Downtown Sharon

Whitewater’s Christmas Parade of Lights
December 4 | 5 – 7 pm
Downtown Whitewater

Burlington’s “Polar Express” Christmas Parade
December 4 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Downtown Burlington

Elkhorn’s Christmas Card Town Parade
December 5 | 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Downtown Elkhorn

Lake Geneva’s Electric Christmas Parade
December 5 | 5 – 6 pm
Downtown Lake Geneva

East Troy’s Christmas Parade Train 
December 5 | 5:30 – 8 pm
Throughout East Troy


Illumination Ceremony at Grand Geneva
November 22 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva

Christmas Tree Lighting in Delavan
November 27 | 6 – 7 pm
Tower Park, Walworth Avenue, Delavan

Festival of Trees Lighting in Williams Bay
November 27 | 6 – 7 pm
Edgewater Park, E. Geneva Street, Williams Bay

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Abbey Resort
November 28 | 6 – 7 pm
The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, 269 Fontana Boulevard, Fontana

Christmas Tree Lighting in Williams Bay
December 1 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Williams Bay Library, 65 W. Geneva Street, Williams Bay

Tree Lighting in Elkhorn
December 4 | 6:30 – 8 pm
Veterans Park, 100 W. Walworth Street, Elkhorn

Tree Lighting in East Troy
December 5 | 6:30 pm
Village Square, Main Street, East Troy


For other holiday happenings, check out our Events Calendar. – search by date, or by category to find exactly what you’re looking for!

14 Fantastic Fall Festivals in the Lake Geneva Area

Can you feel it?  Fall is just around the corner.  Although we hate to see summer go, we love the great activities and events happening all over Walworth County this fall!  The Lake Geneva area is home to some of the best festivals in Wisconsin, and many are happening in the next few months.  Grab your calendar & start jotting down dates because these events are ones you don’t want to miss!


  1. Walworth County Fair | Elkhorn
    September 2-7
    The fair will be open and filled with fun for the whole family September 2-7.  With plenty of excitement at the grandstand (monster trucks, bull riding, demo derbies, plus performances by Charlie Daniels Band and Cheap Trick), plus delicious fair food, carnival rides & games, farm exhibits and more, the Walworth County Fair is known as one of the best county fairs in Wisconsin.
  2. Darien Corn Fest | Darien
    September 11-13
    This festival is a favorite for young and old alike, featuring free sweet corn from 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday & Sunday.  Three days of outstanding live entertainment, volleyball and softball tournaments, bingo, a carnival, fireworks display, food, beer tent, and a parade are just a ‘few’ of the events planned for this weekend!
  3. Wine & Food Festival | Delavan
    September 11-12
    Wine and food enthusiasts will rejoice at this two-day festival!  Join the wine dinner on Friday night, or head to the exclusive adults-only event on Saturday from 12-4 pm, which will feature wines from over 25 wineries, plus food samples from top local restaurants – plus informative wine seminars throughout the day.
  4. Taste of Lake Geneva | Lake Geneva
    September 12
    Head to downtown Lake Geneva on Saturday for another great foodie event.  From 11 am to 4 pm, the Flat Iron Park will be overflowing with food tents offering tempting treats from the area’s finest dining establishments.  Enjoy locally sourced wine from Studio Winery and beer from the Geneva Lake Brewing Company and Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub! Also enjoy live music from the Triple D Band and the Badger High School jazz band!
  5. Main Street Festival | Whitewater
    September 12
    Visit downtown Whitewater for hands-on art activities, great sales in local stores, live bands, art and craft booths, local foods and many more events all day!
  6. East Troy Bluegrass Festival | East Troy
    September 12-13
    The village square in East Troy comes alive with music this weekend, with live bluegrass music all weekend long.  Performers include:  Front Porch Boys, Sortin’ the Mail, Wood Street Bloodhounds, The Little Roy & Lizzie Show, the Burie Family Band, Georgia Rae, The Seigman Family, Chicken Wire, Mecan River, and Donna Ulisse.  Enjoy musical contests, plus great food & marketplace vendors throughout the weekend.
  7. Classic Car Show | Sharon
    September 13
    Downtown Sharon is the place to be on Sunday, September 13.  Classic cars from all over will pour into the small Wisconsin town.  Enjoy vendors as you walk around to admire the classic & vintage cars.
    Sharon Car Show 2
  8. Scarecrow Fest | Delavan
    September 19
    Head to downtown Delavan for the annual Scarecrow Fest.  This year’s event will include a carnival, street dancing, delicious food and an Amazing Race!  Events and activities are still in the planning stages.
  9. Antique & Classic Boat Show | Fontana
    September 25-27
    Head to the water for the annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, located at the Abbey Resort.  The show features antique and classic runabouts, as well as utility, lapstrake, outboard, and Streblow boats; boats are on display throughout the weekend for free public viewing.  PLUS – Stop by Saturday at 4 pm for the boat parade on Geneva Lake.  The general public is encourage to attend to enjoy the beautiful boats, live music, great food, and local vendors.
  10. Antique Flea Market | Elkhorn
    September 27
    Stop by the Walworth County fairgrounds on Sunday, September 27 for the best flea market around!  This is the last 2015 date for the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market, so don’t miss it.  Walk around the expansive grounds, featuring over 500 indoor & outdoor dealers.  Enjoy great food, paved walkways, and free parking!
  11. Lake Geneva Oktoberfest | Lake Geneva
    October 10-11
    The 24th annual Lake Geneva Oktoberfest will include music, magic, food & craft booths, downtown shopping specials, wagon hayrides, pony rides, bounce houses, and more.
  12. Elkhorn Oktoberfest | Elkhorn
    October 17
    The 10th annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest will fill the town square with fall fun for the whole family from 9 am to 5 pm on this autumn Saturday!  Peruse the craft fair, the classic car show, food booths, or enjoy live entertainment on the stage.  Kids will love the games, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, slides, and more.  Plus – don’t miss the chili cook-off or the wine & beer tasting tent!
  13. Delavan Oktoberfest | Delavan
    October 24
    Join the town of Delavan at Community Park for another great fall festival, featuring live music, a variety of German foods, beers, wines, pastries, desserts, and vendor booths!  There is no charge for this community festival, so bring the whole family down for a fun time!
  14. Beer & Spirits | Lake Geneva
    November 7
    Don’t miss out on the fun!  This adults-only festival features “brews, bites, and so much fun…it’s scary.”  Guests can enjoy unlimited tastings of beer plus specialty liquors and foods.  Live music will be playing throughout the event plus games and fun activities.  Not drinking?  No problem – they offer a special designated driver ticket that includes unlimited gourmet soda, food sampling, and entertainment.


For a full list of the events happening around Walworth County this fall, visit our Events Calendar.  For other fun fall activities (like Halloween Haunts, apple orchards, corn mazes, and farm tours), check out our website.

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Fall Festivals 2015