The changing fall colors reflecting off of the lake are what make this the most magical season to visit Lake Geneva. Every year visitors come to experience this unique year-round destination. Maybe it's the peaceful fall leaves displacing from their branches, or the quiet rustle of browns, reds and yellows along the endless Lake Shore Path that surround the quiet town. Rated the #1 Southeast Wisconsin family fun destination, most notably for its timeless orchards, wineries and area farms to visit. Here is an entire list of fall activities and FREE events to build excitement for the upcoming season.
Taste the many flavors of fall, when you travel here next and experience everything available. Whether that is food or wine, we will let you be the judge. Scope the area's most popular wineries and breweries available for private tours and small parties. Try on for size which flavor you favor. From regional favorites such as; draft beers, dry to semi-sweet, small batch whiskey, or for the more tender-hearted folks; fruit brandies, hand-picked apples ciders, and sweeter flavored wines. Variety is not an issue here! Arrange a date with your tasting buddies and stop by the local storefronts, schedule a wine tour, or plan a family picnic lakeside this fall.
Continue one of Lake Geneva's time honored traditions with your family, and plan a fun-filled day of apple pick'n, hayrides and corn mazes to explore together. Come experience all there is to do outdoors. Indulge in fresh baked cider donuts, handmade Honey Crisp Caramel Apples, pumpkins, gifts, pantry items and more at orchards like the The Elegant Farmer and Pearce's Farm Stand. You haven't fully experienced a taste of fall until you have tried The Elegant Farmer's famous Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag for dessert.
Come for the fun, stay for the numerous fall events. Make it a date night for the 8th Annual Taste of Lake Geneva, September 9 in Flat Iron Park. Featuring the best fare in the Lake Geneva area. Here you can experience true Wisconsin staple items. Such as our world famous deep fried cheese curds, to barbecued ribs, to delicious homemade soups, or tempting desserts! Lake Geneva is providing a small sample of everything it has to offer. Local artists will entertain, while you taste your way through the best vendors in town, all the while enjoying the amazing lake view. Indulge in the area's most popular wines, beers and desserts. See you at the park this September. Admission is $2.00, food samples range from $3.00-$9.00. If your stomach is still not satisfied then come back November 4-13 for the annual Dine Around The Lakes. Participating restaurants will offer a unique three-course menu for lunch and dinner. Indulge in a three-course lunch for only $10 or $15 per person, then come back for a three-course dinner, for only $20 or $25 per person. Reservations at all restaurants are strongly encouraged. Enjoy some of Lake Geneva's local top-tier restaurants — including The Ridge Hotel’s Crafted Americana and neighboring Geneva National’s Hunt Club Steakhouse — present unique fixed-price three- course lunch and dinners at below-menu prices. A must-dine destination for any foodie!
Calling all antique boat lovers! You won't want to miss this year's Antique & Classic Boat Show, September 23-24 at The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa. The Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society will be hosting a two day show at the Abbey Resort and Abbey Marina in Fontana, WI on beautiful Geneva Lake. Featuring antique, classic and vintage boats from all over the country. Boats are on display Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM and viewing is free to the public. Boats range in style and age from 1900, to modern reproductions. Take home a piece of Lake Geneva's local regional artistry at the artist’s fair. The annual “starting of the engines” and boat parade is one of the highlights of the weekend. The parade will travel through the marina and out of the harbor on Saturday, September 23 at 4 PM. The People’s Choice award will be presented on Sunday at 2 PM. For more information visit the Blackhawk web site at: www.blackhawkacbs.com.
Bring the entire family for the annual Fall Family Festival weekend at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan, WI October 7 – 9. Come experience scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, unlimited mini golf, hayrides, Fall Harvest Buffet on Sunday, October 9 at 12:30 PM, and a variety of classic lawn party games including balloon sculptors, face painters, and more! Overnight packages are available for three nights, two nights, or Sunday night only and include overnight accommodations. For more information click here.Don't leave just yet because that very same weekend the Streets of Lake Geneva have a FREE annual Oktoberfest, October 7-8 in Downtown Lake Geneva located at the 200 Block of Broad Street and Flat Iron Park! This event has been expanded to include not one, but TWO Sprechtoberfest beer tents, bounce houses, pony rides, German music, FREE pumpkins, a giant pumpkin weigh in, cider donuts, and more! Spend the weekend at one of our Lodging By The Lake hotels and enjoy the fall colors while they last! Oktoberfest 2017 begins Saturday at 11 AM - 8 PM and Sunday from 11 AM - 5 PM.
For all you thrill seekers out there! Come to Lake Geneva Canopy Tours' 7th Annual Pumpkin Drop & Fall Festival, October 28-29. Enjoy FREE Arbor Trail access, food, live music, Pumpkin Drop Contest, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt, and more! Then soar through the air down the Racing Zip Line and aim with a pumpkin to try to hit the center of a bullseye painted on the ground. Victors will win a prize! Pumpkin Drop is included with your Canopy Tour. Book your spot by calling 262-248-9271 or online at www.LakeGenevaCanopyTours.com and click "Book Now" to enter the contest and win great prizes!
Beer lovers unite and mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival, Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Ridge Hotel. Open to the public, admission is $40 until September 1 and $45 after. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited tastings of beer from 35 Midwest craft breweries, music and a photo booth. A limited number of V.I.P. tickets are available for $75 until September 1 and $80 after. Ticket prices include admission at Noon for exclusive tasting of all breweries, six exclusive beers in the V.I.P lounge with snacks, Beer & Spirits commemorative tasting glass, commemorative souvenir, and more. Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 and includes unlimited tastings of gourmet sodas, commemorative tasting glass, music and photo booth. Guests can also sample specialty liquors and foods that pair well with beer, buy commemorative merchandise and enjoy live music! To view other shuttle options and area hotel information, go to lakegenevabeerandspirits.c
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