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Last weekend’s perfect, chamber of commerce-like weather was the ideal backdrop to many fun outdoor activities. Pearce’s annual Harvest Celebration combined a full farmers market of produce with fun, kid-friendly activities, including the ever-popular climbing tower made from hay bales. Delavan’s Scarecrow Fest included a craft fair, carnival, live music and of course, the festival’s namesake scarecrows located in front of businesses throughout the downtown district. If you were anywhere near Geneva Lake, you probably encountered hundreds of bicyclists taking part in the annual Fat Tire Ride to benefit area charities.

Pearce’s Harvest Celebration Scarecrow Fest Fat Tire Ride


This Weekend, September 26-27

Another weekend of picture-perfect weather is on tap, and once again there are dozens of things to do in the Geneva Lakes area. The following events are on our must-do list:

Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show: If you’re a fan of the craftsmanship and beauty of wooden boats, the harbor at The Abbey Resort in Fontana is the place to be this weekend. The annual boat show, presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There’s even a boat parade scheduled for Saturday at 4 p.m. Click here for more information.

Milwaukee Day at the East Troy Electric Railroad: Visit the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum this Saturday to see historic Milwaukee road equipment. In addition to special displays from Milwaukee Transit Archives, a wide variety of activities are planned, including face painting, a coloring station and photo opportunities with trolley and railroad cars. Anyone in period dress representing their favorite railroading era (1900-1950) can purchase tickets at discount prices for the regularly scheduled trains departing from the East Troy Depot. Click here to learn more.

AppleFest: It’s not fall in the lakes area without a trip to the Apple Barn Orchard & Winery and their annual AppleFest. In its 27th year, this two-day event is fun for the entire family. You can pick your own apples, select just the right pumpkin or wander into the country store to buy freshly picked apples and a variety of made from scratch baked goods, plus sample the Apple Barn’s award-winning wines. In addition to live music and arts and crafts vendors, kids will love the bouncy house, face painting and balloon artist. Click here for more information.

Antique Flea Market: This Sunday is the last flea market of the season at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. More than 500 vendors will display their treasures from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here for details.

Let us know what you enjoyed this weekend! Click here to send us your pictures and comments.

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