Feast in Walworth County this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving marks the true beginning of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. There is a frenzy of planning and preparation for this holiday, from coordinating family visits to packing up everyone in the car. Give yourself a break this year! Resorts and restaurants throughout the Lake Geneva area have opened their dining rooms and invite you to host your family at their Thanksgiving feasts.

I do know that there are some of you who love hosting friends and family at your place. To-go options (offered at select locations) save you time in the kitchen so that you can still enjoy an amazing chef-prepared meal, along with more quality time with you family! But don’t forget to reserve your’s now; some order deadlines are as early as a week prior to Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving 2018 fast approaching we invite you to enjoy one of these dining options to round out your Thanksgiving plans:

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Fontana | 800-709-1323
10 am – 5 pm (buffet)

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Delavan | (262) 749-4621
11 am – 3 pm

Crafted Americana at The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Buffet 11 am – 6 pm
Plated 6 – 9 pm

The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-6000
11 am – 6 pm (buffet)

Geneva Chophouse @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
10 am – 3 pm (buffet)

Grand Ballroom @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
11 am, 3:30 pm (buffet)

The Grandview Restaurant at The Geneva InnThanksgiving_food on table
Lake Geneva | 262-248-5680
12 – 6 pm (family-style)

Grand Cafe @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 800-558-3417
4 – 9 pm (buffet)

The Hunt Club Steakhouse
Lake Geneva | 262-245-7200
12 – 8 pm (three course menu)

Ristorante Brissago @ Grand Geneva Resort
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)

Stefana’s Lakeside Dining
Lake Geneva | 262- 249-4788
5:30 – 9 pm (reservations required)


Pre-Order / To-Go


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Elkhorn | 262-723-5722
Place order by November 18

Crafted Americana @ The Ridge Hotel
Lake Geneva | 262-249-3800
Place order by November 19

Geneva National Clubhouse
Elkhorn | 262-245-7026
Place order by November 14

The Frontier Restaurant @ Lake Lawn Resort
Delavan | 262-728-9155
Place order by November 19

No matter what style of meal you choose this Thanksgiving, may you enjoy good food paired with good times with family and friends. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Go to VisitWalworthCounty.com for more information on all of these Thanksgiving options and more.

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The countdown begins! 31 Days of Halloween 🎃

October is here, and I could not be more excited to share all the Halloween activities that are happening all over Walworth County! There are so many things to share, that some of our 31 days are double, toil and trouble; so keep your eyes peeled 👀. Creepy haunts, costume parties, along with autumn activities are popping up all over to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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1. Com enjoy a weekend of thrills & chills at Halloween Happenings at Scenic Ridge Campground – Oct 5-7, 12-14 OR Hear the Singing Pumpkins at their patch in Edgewater Park – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

2. Party with the whole family at Scare on the SquarePearce'sMaze2018  East Troy’s First Fridays event – Oct 5 OR Get lost in the Corn Maze at Pearce’s Farm Stand – Oct 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

3. Take part in a Victorian funeral at Black Point Estate’s When Angels Carried Them Away : Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era – Oct 5-6, Oct 12-13 OR Hear the historic gossip of Lake Geneva during Sordid & Scandalous: A Walking Tour of Lake Geneva – Oct 6, 13, 20

4. Hear tales and see spirits of the past at The Fuzzy Pig’s Shockwave Haunts – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 OR Find the local haunts during Whitewater’s Spirit Tour – Oct 12-13

5. Enter the two realms of Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, Nov. 2-3 OR Get spooked on Scenic Ridge Campground’s Haunted Trail – Oct 6 & 13

6. Find the Grand Geneva ghosts on the Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

7. Don’t let a ghost sneak up behind you during the Lake Geneva Ghost Walks – Oct 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

8. Help solve whodunit at the Murder Mystery Dinner at the Baker House – Oct 13, 20, 27

9. See the creation of a Dia de los Muertos altar at Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Presentation at Aram Public Library – Oct 17

10. The veil is thin between this world and the next at Old World Wisconsin’s Halloween Legends & Lore – Oct 19-20, 26-27

11. Have the wits scared out of you at Walk of Terror on the Square – Oct 19, 20, 26, 27, 31 & a Kid Friendly version on Oct 31Scare on the Sqaure 2018.jpg

12. Run or walk through the Trick or Treat stations at Miles for SMILES – Oct 20

13. Join the “cold-blooded creatures” on the Eco-Halloween Hike at Richard Bong State Recreation Area – Oct 20

14. Make your own Dia La Muertas Sugar Skull Mask at Studio Winery – Oct 21Studio_Sugar Skull Mask.jpg

15. Meet the creatures of the night at the House in the Wood’s Halloween in the Woods – Oct 24

16. Witness the classic monster story, Frankenstein at the Young Auditorium – Oct 24

17. Bring your little costumed ghouls to uptown Whitewater for Ghouls Night Out – Oct 25

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18. Spooky spirits and wicked brews under one large tent at Lake Lawn Resort’s Boos & Brews Halloween Bash   – Oct 26-27

19. Join us for a walk of fun at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservatory – the non-scary Enchanted Forest or a little later the Spooky Walk – Oct 26 OR Oodles of candy, pumpkin decorating & more at Delavan’s Spooktacular – Oct 26

20. Costume contests, spooky spirit, & harvest ales at The Ridge Hotel’s Costumes & Cocktails – Oct 26 OR Play a game, race a pumpkin, or shop a craft fair at Williams Bay’s Boo In The Bay – Oct 26-27

21. Enjoy a fall festival at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival  – Oct 27-28
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22. The little ghosts & goblins will be taking over downtown Burlington during Spooky City – Oct 27 OR Head to downtown Elkhorn for Scare on the Square – Oct 27

23. Come to a family-friendly fall celebration at The Cove’s COVEtoberfest – Oct 27

24. Dress up to haunt the halls of Maxwell Mansion’s Halloweenfest: Maxwell Costume Party – Oct 27

25. Trick or Treat the Town of Lyons and then head to the Halloween Bonfire – Oct 27

Image Courtesy of TripAdvisor26. Celebrate Timber Ridge’s Bruce The Moose’s Spooktacular Halloween Birthday Party – Oct 28 OR Bring your little monsters to the Town of Delavan’s Halloween Party – Oct 28

27. Trick or Treat – Town of Delavan, Town of Geneva, Lake Geneva AND Trick or Treat on Our Main Street at the Geneva Lake Museum – Oct 28

28.  Get lots of treats at the Darien Public Library’s Halloween Party for Kids – Oct 29

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29. Ice cream, music & fun games (if you wear your best costume) to Ready, Set, Boo! in Whitewater – Oct 31

30. Miniature ghosts, goblins, and witches emerge for Delavan’s Goblin Walk to the Legion’s Haunted House – Oct 31 OR Trick or Treat at the Aram Public Library – Oct 31

31. Trick or Treat – Bloomfield, Burlington, Darien, Delavan, East Troy, Elkhorn, Fontana, Genoa City, Sharon, Town of Sugar Creek, Town of Troy, Walworth, Whitewater, Williams Bay – Oct 31

For more Halloween fun, check out the Events Calendar!

Happy Halloween Haunting! 🎃👻👾💀👺

Trick-or-Treat 2016

October is upon us, and that means that it’s time to get creative with costumes for one of the most frighteningly fun times of the year for littles: Trick-or-Treat time! WCVB is your one stop spot for all of the Trick-or-Treat times throughout Walworth County. Find the perfect costumes, scope out the list, grab a candy bucket or two, and get ready to pound the pavement for spooktacular, sugar-filled fun!

All of us at WCVB hope that you have a safe and bone-chillingly fun Halloween! For more Halloween fun, for kids big and little alike, check out the Events Calendar on our website.

31 Days of Halloween: 2016 Edition

October is officially here, and that means it’s time for 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN!

If you love the frighteningly fun Halloween holiday, then you’ll love our list of hauntingly exciting things to do throughout the month to celebrate the quirky, and sometimes spooky, holiday. There are tricks and treats for all ages around the Lake Geneva area, so get ready to fill your calendar with oodles of spine-chilling activities for an eerily good time!

31 Days of Halloween Fun throughout the Lake Geneva area. Walworth County 2016

 

  1. Hear the Singing Pumpkins at Edgewater Park in Williams Bay. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. 29)
  2. “Watch your heads” on the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride at Dan Patch Stables. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29)
  3. Enter the world of the Sinister Siblings at the Twisted Realms Haunted House in Elkhorn. (Fridays & Saturdays now through Oct. 29, plus Oct. 31)
  4. o4. Get chills from stories of the local lore that surrounds Whitewater during their Spirit Tour. Stories like that of the Poison Widow and peeking into the crypt of Mary Worth will send shivers down your spine. (Oct. 8)
  5. Go if you dare…to the Haunted Trails at Scenic Ridge Campground in Whitewater. (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Oct.)
  6. Be spooked at a Haunted Victorian Mansion at the Estate of Terror at Pearce’s Farm Stand in Walworth. (Fridays & Saturdays, Oct. 7 – Oct. 29)
  7. Learn the history of some of Lake Geneva’s historical families while walking the Oak Hill Cemetery, which was founded in 1880. (Oct. 8)
  8. Are you willing to withstand the horror? Shockwave Haunts at The Fuzzy Pig, in Whitewater, promises to a frightful scare. (Fridays & Saturdays through Oct. plus Oct. 27 & 30)
  9. Take a “ride” on the Haunted C&NW Railroad at the Lake Geneva Clue Room. Can you find the vampire before it’s too late? (daily through Oct.)
  10. Travel by lamplight across the grounds of Old World Wisconsin, where the legend of Count Dracula will come to life. (Oct. 14, 15 , 16, 21, 22, 23, 28)
  11. Embrace death like the Victorians did. Join Black Pointe Estate and the Lake Geneva Cruise Line for When Angels Carried Them Away: Death & Mourning in the Victorian Era (Oct. 15)
  12. Get into the Halloween spirit with wine and paint at Northleaf Winery’s Paint Like the Masters event. (Oct. 16)
  13. Sink your teeth into eerily fun crafts, games, snacks, and stories at the Aram Public Library’s Bunnicula Bash! (Oct. 17)
  14. Experience spooky Halloween Legends & Lore at Old World Wisconsin with ghost stories, enchanted circles, cackling witches, grave diggers, and whole host of other bizarre creatures, tales and treats. (Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30)
  15. Practice your aim at the Lake Geneva Canopy Tours with their 6th annual Pumpkin Drop! If you hit the bullseye, you win a prize. Fun for the whole family! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  16. Don your favorite Halloween costume and stretch your legs at Lake Lawn Resort’s Skeleton Scurry! (Oct. 22)
  17. Brace yourself for an afternoon of frightful family fun at the Scare on the Square in Elkhorn. (Oct. 22)
  18. You never know what you might find in the woods…Get ready for a Halloween Scare at the Darien EMS Haunted Trail at Wild Wood Park. (Oct. 22)
  19. It will be an afternoon of spooks and haunts in Lake Geneva Canopy Tours’ Haunted Woods! (Oct. 22 & 23)
  20. Join in on the ghost hunt at Geneva Lake Museum’s Paranormal Activity Around Geneva Lake. This Tuesdays @ Two event will introduce you to ghost hunters who will share their experiences in Lake Geneva. (Oct. 25)
  21. Bring your little ghouls in their costumes to local uptown businesses in Whitewater for a howling good time playing games and having treats for Ghouls Night Out. (Oct. 27)
  22. Sample beers and cheese at Brick Street Market’s Hoot N’ Howl Beer Tasting event. (Oct. 27)
  23. Prepare yourself for an evening of interactive fun at Lake Lawn Resort’s live theatrical production of “DRACULA”. (Oct. 27)
  24. Get ready to be Boo’d all weekend during William Bay’s Boo In The Bay event! (Oct. 28 & 29)
  25. For the ghouls and goblins who do not wish to be spooked, join friendly characters for an Enchanted Walk through the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. (Oct. 28)
  26. Get dressed up and be ready for family fun at the Spook-tacular & Pumpkin Decorating event at Phoenix Park in Delavan. There will be a contest for both costumes and pumpkin decorating! (Oct. 28)
  27. Downtown Burlington will be full of spooks and entertainment with Spooky City day! There will be a costume parade, free hayrides, spooky crafts, and tons more family fun. (Oct. 28)
  28. For those of you looking for a little something scary to test your wits, the Spooky Walk at the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy will do the trick. (Oct. 28)
  29. Spooky fun will be riding your way this afternoon at The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Greenhill Center of the Arts – Barnett Theatre at UW-Whitewater when Ichabod Crane himself stops by for a visit. (Oct. 29)
  30. Have a spooktacular time with hay rides, face painting, clowns, snacks and treats at the Delavan Halloween Party! (Oct. 30)
  31. Celebrate Halloween with local Trick-or-Treat events throughout Walworth County. (Oct. 31)

For more eerily fun Halloween events and happenings, check out our Events Calendar! Happy haunting…

Halloween Haunts Throughout Walworth County

When witches are riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween!

October first is just around the corner, and that means that there will be spooks, goblins, witches, vampires, and other creepy critters wandering area trails and campsites. And that’s not all! There will also be haunted houses filled with mysterious murders and shocking haunts to keep you on your toes, wondering what lurks around each corner. If you love having your wits scared out of you, the Lake Geneva area has a Halloween haunt for you!

Halloween Haunts around Walworth County.

 

Enchanted Walk/Spooky Woods

Estate of Terror

Haunted Trail – Scenic Ridge

Haunted Trail – Wild Wood Park

Haunted Woods

Shockwave Haunts

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride

Spirit Tour

Twisted Realms Haunted House 

For more spooks and Halloween events, check out the Events Calendar on our website.

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.

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.