The Geneva Lakes area experienced its first taste of cool, autumn-like weather last weekend, but that didn’t deter anyone from enjoying the many outdoor activities on tap. The 6th Annual Midwest SUP Masters Race was fun for participants as well as spectators. The family-friendly event at the Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva included stand-up paddle board courses for all ages and skill levels, plus races for pets and their people. Equipment demonstrations by Clear Water Outdoor helped entice those new to the sport. An all-star line-up of musicians was on hand on Saturday and Sunday for the 22nd annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival. In addition to music, attendees enjoyed great food and a marketplace of vendors. Those who love vintage cars, headed to the village of Sharon on Sunday for the annual Sharon Classic Car Show, featuring all makes and models of automobiles.
|6th Annual Midwest SUP Masters Race
||East Troy Bluegrass Festival
||Sharon Classic Car Show
This Weekend, September 19-20
Mid-September is the perfect time to get out and explore the Geneva Lakes area. Fall activities are in full swing, so we’ve included a few of our favorites for you to check out:
Pearce’s Harvest Celebration: Celebrate the bounty of this fall’s harvest at Pearce’s Farm near Walworth. A full farmers market of produce will be available as well as wagons full of pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks to use for fall decorating. The family-friendly event also features hayrides, helicopter rides and hay bales to climb. Click here for more information.
Fat Tire Ride: This annual bicycle tour around Geneva Lake kicks off Saturday morning at Champs Sports Bar & Grill in Lake Geneva or Geneva Ridge Resort, just outside the city. The leisurely ride around the lake has rest stops at 12 participating bars and restaurants. Proceeds from the $40 registration fee benefit Walworth County Alliance for Children, Open Arms Free Clinic as well as 10 other non-profit organizations. To learn more click here.
Scarecrow Fest: Delavan’s 15th Annual Scarecrow Fest on Saturday will include a carnival, petting zoo, free pumpkin painting, live music, street dancing, craft fair, food, and much more. The festivities get underway at 9 a.m. Saturday. For a full list of activities click here.
Walk to End Alzheimers, Walworth County: The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Walworth County event will be held Saturday with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Library Park in Lake Geneva and a two-mile walk beginning at 10 a.m. Click here for more information.
Let us know what you enjoyed this weekend! Click here to send us your pictures and comments.
Posted on September 16, 2015
by Claire Kahle