Big Event Blog: Fall fun at Scarecrow Fest, Oktoberfest
Looking for something to do? Celebrate Scarecrow Fest in Delavan, savor the delights of Oktoberfest at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, or enjoy a pancake breakfast in Whitewater or East Troy.
Thursday, Sept. 14
Luther Valley Historical Society, meets Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the museum on 215 Janesville St. (formerly the Methodist Church), Footville. Den Adler, an avid collector of vintage post cards, is the presenter. Open to the public. Email LutherValleyHS@gmail.com for more information.
Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, Sept. 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning at the Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Explore historic Maple Park neighborhood and the work of famous architects. Tickets at 262-248-1888, BlackPointEstate.org
Home School Days, Sept. 14-15. Join Old World Wisconsin for a day set aside for home-schooled children. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Guided hikes with Harold, Sept. 15, and every Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the main entrance on Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601, FriendsOfKNC.org
Lakeland Players holds auditions, Sept 15 at 7 p.m. and Sept 16 at 2 p.m., for the children's holiday musical “The Grunch” for children 8-16 years. Auditions held at The Old Sprague Theater downtown Elkhorn. Come prepared with a "Disney" song to sing (no accompanist available). Wear appropriate shoes for simple dance moves. (no flip-flops). 262-729-2453"
Saturday, Sept. 16
Old World Foundation's Oktoberfest, Sept. 16. Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest celebration at Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301, WisconsinHistory.org
Annual Art Fair, Sept. 16, (rain date Sept, 23) Northwind Perennial Farm. 7047 Hospital Road, Burlington. Regional artists display their work in our lovely garden setting. 262-248-8229, NorthwindPerennialFarm.com
Gee Funny Farm visits, Sept. 16, 10 a.m., Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Call 262-728-3111 or go online to aramlibrary.org for more information.
Whitewater Main Street Festival, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown Whitewater. Food, art, live music, shopping. For more information, go online to http://wwmsfestival.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/wwmsfestival.
Wine tasting, Sept. 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com
17th annual Scarecrow Fest, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Delavan. Craft and flea market, quilt show, music, food, build-your-own scarecrow, pumpkin decorating. Plus, Delavan's 20th historic mural will be painted at Scarecrow Fest.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 16-17
Jericho Productions Open Horse Show, Sept. 16-17, Horse Arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228
Autumn Harvest Festival, Sept. 16-17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, corn maze, train rides. 262-363-6770, ElegantFarmer.com
Sunday, Sept. 17
East Troy Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Sept. 17, East Troy Community Lodge, 2077 Divison St., East Troy. Tickets at the door.
Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club serves pancakes and Jones Sausages, Sept. 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School Cafeteria, 534 S. Elizabeth St., Whitewater.
Monday, Sept. 18
Fairhaven Lecture Series: “Reflections on The Great War,” Sept. 18, 3 p.m., fellowship hall, Fairhaven Retirement Community, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. F. Peter Wagner, associate professor of political science presents “Back to the Future: The Great War, Nationalism, Imperialism and the Failure of Internationalism.” Free and open to the public. Contact Kari Borne at 262-472-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Red Cross blood drive, Sept. 18, noon to 5 p.m., East Troy Bible Church, 2660 North St. (Wisconsin Highway 20), East Troy. Make an appointment by calling 800-733-2767, going online to redcrossblood.org or via the blood donor app at redcrossblood.org.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
Using Your Garden's Bounty in Your Slow Cooker, Sept. 19, 3 p.m., Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Featuring Amanda Kostman from the Walworth County University of Wisconsin-Extension. Registration required. Call 262-728-3111 or go online to aramlibrary.org for more information.
Annual Inpatient Rehab Reunion, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., lower level conference room, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, W3985 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. This event allows former patients to provide feedback, ask questions about their recovery process and develop a support system with fellow rehab unit alumni. 262-741-2539
Tuesdays at 2, Sept. 19, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Ken Cramer talking about the origins of Mardi Gras. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org
Rock River Valley Carvers open carving sessions Sept. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinnity Episcopal Church in Ortmayer Hall, 419 E. Court St., Janesville. Enter through basement door, which is across the street from the church parking lot on Atwood Avenue.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
Limber Timers Square Dance club meets Sept. 20, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m in the cafeteria of Elkhorn Middle School, 627 E. Court Street (Wisconsin Highway 11) Elkhorn. Dee Dee Dougherty is the caller; Ray and Cindy Bishop is the cuer.
Walworth County Farm Bureau hosts annual meeting, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Country Club, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. For more information, call Kathy Papcke, 262-723-2613.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser, Sept. 20, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lakeland Health Care Center, 1922 County Highway NN, Elkhorn. Carryouts available.