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Time for colorful fall foliage, hearty food and Halloween fun

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Margaret Plevak
October 17, 2013

Celebrate autumn with Oktoberfests in Lake Geneva and Elkhorn and Mukwonago, take a drive through the fall colors and farms in Woodstock, Ill., or learn about Halloween legends and lore in Eagle.

Black Point Estate: Death and Dying in the Victorian Era, Oct. 18. 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, www.cruiselakegeneva.com

Timber Ridge Fall Festival, Oct. 18-19, from 4 p.m to 10 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark, 7020 Grand Geneva Way. Lake Geneva. (262) 249-3400, www.timberridgeresort.com

Hallowe'en Legends and Lore, Oct. 18-19, Old World Wisconsin historical site, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Listen to family friendly spooky stories and fun activities from Wisconsin's past. Tickets: (262) 594-6301

Haunted barn and haunted hay ride, Oct. 18-19, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Pearce's Farm Stand, W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth. (262) 374-0325, www.pearcefarms.com

Shockwave Haunts, 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, shockwavehaunts.com
 
Corn Maze, Oct. 18-19, Army Lake Camp, N8797 Army Lake Road, East Troy. Bounce house, hay rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze. (262) 642-6400,  www.armylakecap.org

Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt, Oct. 18-19, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., held in partnership with the Rotary Club, at the Mukwonago Field Park Pavilion, Wisconsin Highway 83 and County Highway NN, Mukwonago. (262) 363-3391

Zombie Laser Tag, Oct. 18-20, 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, www.zombiesundead.com

Autumn Drive, Oct. 18-20, rain or shine, indoor and outdoor displays at 15 family farms in rural McHenry County, Ill. Antiques, arts & crafts, pumpkins. Start at this GPS address: 16105 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock, Ill. www.autumndrive.net

Haunted Hayride, Oct. 18-20, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dan Patch Stables, 2036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva. (262) 215-5303, www.danpatchstables.com

Hallowe'en Dinner Theater: Wake Not the Dead, Oct. 18-20, with seatings at 7 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 5 p.m. Sunday. Performance features “The Monkey's Paw,” “The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe”?and other high-spirited nightmares. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. (262) 594-6301, www.oldworldwisconsin.org

Jayco Camping Group weekend of camping, Oct. 18-20, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-3228

Elkhorn's eighth annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown square, Arts and crafts, antiques, farmers market. Car show in the north parking lot of the government center. Wine and beer tasting tent in Pocket Park. Live music and entertainment. (262)?723-5788, www.elkhornchamber.org

Peoples Bank Oktoberfest 5K Run and 2-mile Walk, Oct. 19. Grab your workout buddy (the two-legged or four-legged variety) and join the run/walk to benefit the Lakeland Animal Shelter, Kettle Moraine Land Trust and The Elkhorn Fund. Register at (262) 723-4200 or www.peoplesbankwi.com

Wine tasting, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org

Spirit Hill Farm Pumpkinland, 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,        spirithillpumpkinland.com
 
Autumn Harvest Fest, Oct. 19-20, 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

Wine tasting, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m., AeppelTreow Winery, 1072 288th Ave., Burlington. (262) 496-7508, www.burlingtonchamber.org



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