Fiber Fest, farm tours, and Halloween haunts

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Margaret Plevak | October 3, 2013

Brave the Shockwave Haunts in Whitewater, trek a corn maze in East Troy, dance a Halloween hoedown in Twin Lakes, or walk like a zombie at a Zombie walk/run in Crystal Lake, Ill. Want something different? Take a boat ride across Geneva Lake to see what death and dying was like in Victorian times at a special Black Point Estate program  in Lake Geneva. Or take a farm tour and see goats being sheared at Fiber Fest in Delavan.

Friday, Oct. 4

Black Point Estate: Death and Dying in the Victorian Era, Oct. 4. Historical tour begins with boat leaving Riviera boat dock, 812 Wrigley Drive in Lake Geneva at 4:30 p.m. to return at 7 p.m. Program presented by docent Steven Person, a current day funeral director. Tickets at (262) 248-6206,

First Fridays Artist Reception, Oct. 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. featuring local artists, Brick Street Market, 104 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. (262) 740-1889,

Haunted barn and haunted hay ride, Oct. 4-5, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Pearce's Farm Stand, W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth. (262) 374-0325,

Shockwave Haunts, Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, Oct. 25-26, featuring adult comedy haunted house plus three frighteningly fun haunted houses, The Fuzzy Pig, N8660 Clover Valley Road, Whitewater. (262) 473-4574,

Corn Maze, Oct. 4-5, Army Lake Camp, N8797 Army Lake Road, East Troy. Bounce house, hay rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze. (262) 642-6400,

K-9 Freestyle annual Dance Camp, Oct. 4-6, held at the Salvation Army Lake Camp, East Troy. Sponsored by, a volunteer group of people and their dogs who visit nursing homes, schools, etc. (414) 322-1831

Trailrunners Camping Group weekend of camping, Oct. 4-6, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-3228

Zombie Laser Tag, Oct. 4-6, Geneva Ridge Resort (in the Haunted Forest) W4240 Wisconsin Highway 50, Lake Geneva. Zombies are roaming the countryside — your  job is to survive until the extraction team arrives. (262) 729-0711,

Ron Zdroik art exhibit, Oct. 4-27, with opening reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, Whitewater.  Exhibit runs Oct. 4 to 27, Monday through Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. 
Saturday, Oct. 5

Dinner train, Oct. 5, East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Two-hour, four-course dining experience aboard last remaining electric interurban dining car in North America. (262) 642-3263,

Zombie 5K?run/1-mile walk, Oct. 5, at 8:30 a.m., Three Oaks Recreation area, Crystal Lake, Ill. (815) 271-5444, ext. 40. Proceed go to Home of the Sparrow, helping homeless women and children. Register at

Family dinner, Oct. 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 35512 Washington Ave., Burlington. Family style dinner. Reservations to (262) 534-3585.

Native Plants for Wisconsin Landscapes workshop, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., UW-Whitewater Continuing Education, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater. (262) 472-1003

Old Fashion Barn Dance, Oct. 5, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle, 6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, Ill. (815) 885-3846

A Halloween Hoedown Ballroom Dance, Oct. 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Dance on a floating sprung floor to music provided by DJ Mike and enjoy tricks and treats (costumes optional). Rumpoles Wonder Bar (historic Twin Lakes Ballroom), 352 E. Main St., (GPS address is 3 N Lake Ave.) Twin Lakes. (312) 399-9090, StatelineDance@

Craft fair, bake sale and bazaar, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bloomfield Town Hall, off County Highway H and Clover Road in Pell Lake. Sponsored by the Pell Lake VFW Ladies Auxiliary, includes Granny's Attic, additional vendors, free admission.

Fall Fiber Jubilee, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tall Grass Farm, N6623 Lake Lorraine Road, Delavan. Watch the angora goats get their spring haircut, enjoy good eats from the folks at Richmond Methodist Church, shop the wool and fleece vendors, plus honey, baskets, homemade soap, body balm and wearables. (608) 883-2025,

Wine tasting, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,

Charity Golf Outing, Oct. 5, for the Lakeland Health Care Center, at Evergreen Golf Course, N6246 U.S. Highway 12, Elkhorn. Register at (262) 741-3600

Spirit Hill Farm Pumpkinland, Oct. 5-6, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27, with haunted barn, kids' maze, pumpkin patch, 7325 S. Wisconsin Highway 140, Clinton (I-43 exit 6, south). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (608) 449-0536,

Autumn Harvest Fest, Oct. 5-6,  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,
Sunday, Oct. 6

St. Peter's Catholic Church Fall Festival, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., St. Peter's School, 3001 Elm St., East Troy. Chicken dinner, games and fall market. (262) 642-5533

Heirloom Garden Stroll, Oct. 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. (262) 594-6304,

Wine tasting, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508,

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