Big Event Blog: Farm fresh food, wines and free sweet corn

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Margaret Plevak | September 4, 2014

Find something to eat this weekend during Cornfest at Darien, a sunset dinner cruise in Delavan or a Farm-to-Table meal in Evansville.

Walworth County Senior Travel Club meets Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Sign up for the “Booz and Spooks” trip Oct. 28  to Milwaukee and Delafield. The speaker will be Susanne Malestic, RN from the Aurora Burlington Clinic.
Darien Cornfest, Sept. 5-7, at Darien West Park, off U.S. Highway 14, north of I-43, Darien. Enjoy the carnival, arts and crafts fair, free sweet corn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, softball and horseshoe tournaments and parade.

Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 5 -7, featuring Friday night wine dinner, a wine and food vendor showcase on Saturday, sunset dinner cruise. Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. 262-728-7950,
Northwind Art Fair, Sept. 6 (rain date is Sept. 13), Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road, Burlington. Art and gardening go hand-in-hand — enjoy both as you support jewelers, painters, photographers, potters and other talented artists - this gathering is for you. 262-248-8229,

Sixth annual 5K Run/Walk, Sept. 6, with 1-mile dash start at 8 a.m.; 5K  run/walk start at 8:30 a.m., sponsored by the East Troy Historical Society, at Prairie View Elementary School, 2131 Townline Road, East Troy. Register with Jamie Baumeister, 262-215-7103.

The Great Taste, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Sample domestic and international wines and champagnes plus wine seminar at 3 p.m., entertainment and silent auction with proceeds to benefit Walworth County Boys & Girls Club. Shop the marketplace for local food and produce from noon to 5 p.m. in the center courtyard of Lake Lawn. 262-245-1000, Ext. 113.

Wisconsin Farm to Table Dinner, Sept. 6, with farm tour at 5 p.m., social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., Larson Acres Dairy, 4243 N. Croak Road, Evansville, Wisconsin. Tickets at
The William Bay Women's Civic League holds a Pig Roast fundraiser, Sept. 7 at Carvetti's in Lake Geneva. Pig roast, baked beans, pasta salad, corn & rolls for a donation of $13.50 will help the Civic League reach its mission to support the youth of our communities. Tickets at Burrough's Floor Coverings in  Williams Bay or call 262-245-9373.

Toy Run for Love, Inc., Sept. 7, from 8:20 a.m. to 9 p.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m., ChocolateFest grounds in Burlington. Open to motorcycle riders, sponsored by Tri-County Riders. 262-308-5910

Pancake Breakfast, Sept. 7, from 7 a.m. to noon, Whitewater Fire Station, 312 W. Whitewater St., Whitewater.

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