Fall officially arrived this week, but festivals to celebrate the harvest and the last remnants of summer have been abundant since the first weekend in September. Pearce’s Annual Fall Harvest Festival held last Saturday and Sunday was the place to be for fresh produce along with hayrides, helicopter rides, music and more. Adults and kids enjoyed winding their way through the intricately designed corn maze, which features likenesses of the presidential candidates. Delavan’s Scarecrow Fest last Saturday drew crowds for all types of activities. Businesses displayed their own one-of-a-kind scarecrows, while pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, pie and cake auctions, live music and sidewalk sales took place. Not to be outdone by area festivals and events were the parents of one of our staff members, who hosted their annual fish boil. In its 21st year, the ritual brings family and friends together for a day of fun, and of course, the dramatic boil-over that yielded 34 pounds of cod, plus red onions, potatoes and carrots. Yum!
|Pearce’s Corn Maze ||Delavan’s Scarecrows on Display ||Annual Fish Boil |
This weekend, September, 24-25
Antique and Classic Boat Show: Visit The Abbey Harbor in Fontana this Saturday for the Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show, featuring vintage watercrafts from around the country. Learn more here.
Apple Festival: Don’t miss the 28th annual Apple Festival at the Apple Barn Orchard & Winery this weekend. You can pick your own apples and pumpkins, go on a hay ride through the orchard, sample wine and enjoy a variety of foods. See a full list of activities here.
Indian Summer Dinner Train: This Saturday evening take a relaxing train ride through the countryside, while enjoying a dinner featuring baby back pork ribs or blackened Tilapia served with a loaded baked potato, black bean corn fiesta vegetables, and death by chocolate cake for dessert. For more boarding information and ticket prices, visit the East Troy Electric Railroad website here.
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