Festival weekend: Lake Geneva Wine Festival, Darien Cornfest, East Troy Bluegrass Music Festival

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Margaret Plevak | September 5, 2013

It's a great weekend for festivals: pair a sampling of wines and dishes from local restaurants at the Lake Geneva Wine Festival; enjoy free sweet corn, outhouse races, live music and more at Darien Cornfest; or hear some great fiddle playing at the 20th annual East Troy Bluegrass Music Festival.
First Fridays Artist Reception, Sept. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring local artists, Brick Street Market, 104 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. (262) 740-1889, www.brickstreetmarket.com

21st annual Walworth County Deputy Sheriff's Association Golf Fore Kids, Sept. 6, with registration at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. Held at Evergreen Golf Club, Elkhorn. Register at (262) 741-4607.

St. Mary Fall Festival, Sept. 6-8, at the church, 108 McHenry St., Burlington. Beer tent, wine bar, family games, silent auction, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and food. (262)763-1500

Darien Cornfest, Sept. 6-8, with free sweet corn, crafts, carnival, bingo tent, beer tent, live music, parade, softball tournament, outhouse races. Darien West Park, just east of I-43 (Exit 15) on U.S. Highway 14, Darien. www.dariencornfest.com

Lake Geneva Wine Festival, Sept. 7, along the shores of Geneva Lake and under the Ferro Pavilion at George Williams College of Aurora University. www.lakegenevawi.com

Book signing, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m., featuring Clyde Deighton, who will sign his book, “Murder at the French Country Inn,” at the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery, 214 Broad St., Lake Geneva. (262) 248-6988, www.cornerstoneshoppe.com

Fifth annual East Troy Historical Society 5K run/walk, Sept. 7, with registration from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., kids 1-mile dash at 8 a.m., 5K starts at 8:30 a.m., Prairie View Elementary School, 2131 Townline Road, East Troy. (262) 215-7103

Fat Tire Memorial Tour of Lake Geneva, Sept. 7. Bicycle ride on paved roads, beginning with a group start at Champ's Sports Bar & Grill, Lake Geneva. Nine designated stops. Benefits the Walworth County Alliance of Children. WCACWI.org

Rock Prairie Master Gardeners hold Eighth annual Garden Festival, Sept 7 at the Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville. Free event includes garden tastings, children's activities, pie contest, vendors, arts and crafts. To participate as a vendor or enter the pie contest, contact Deb at (608) 757-5696 or at mgdeb57@att.net

Southern Kettle Moraine Horse Trail Association trail ride and more Sept. 7, from noon to 9 p.m., Horserider's Campground, Palmyra. Event includes horse condition evaluations, dinner by Bubb's BBQ, cowboy songs and rope tricks by KG and the Ranger.

Rousing with the Roosters Breakfast, Sept. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Old World Wisconsin outdoor historical museum, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Try out the 19th-century lifestyle by doing some of the same chores farmers of the past did. (262) 594-6301, www.oldworldwisconsin.org

20th annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival, Sept. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Village Square, Wisconsin highways 120 and ES, East Troy. Top bluegrass bands, food and craft vendors, plus banjo, mandolin and guitar competition. No alcohol permitted. (262) 642-3770, www.easttroybluegrass.com

Autumn Harvest Fest, Sept. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a trip to the orchard or pick pumpkins from the patch, Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770, www.elegantfarmer.com

Classic car show, Sept. 8, with swap meet, raffle for a restorable 1966 Ford Ranch Wagon, downtown Sharon. Raffle tickets at (262) 736-3229 www.sharonchamberofcommerce.com

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