Big Event Blog: Bratwurst, beer and all things chocolate

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CSI Media Staff | May 26, 2016

What are your plans this holiday weekend? Why not celebrate all things chocolate in Burlington, have a bratwurst and roasted corn in East Troy or pick up some unusual plants in Delavan? Don't forget to check out our online list Friday, May 27 of Memorial Day observances in the area.

Guided walks with Harold or other volunteers, May 27, and every Friday through October, at 8 a.m. at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, 251 Elkhorn Road,  Williams Bay, For more information contact Harold Friestad, 262-903-3601, HaroldF43@gmailcom or go to

Preschool Story Time, May 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Children ages 3 to 5 years are encouraged to attend, however, families and children of all ages are also invited. Each week, Library staff read aloud stories that are often based on a seasonal theme, plus singing, dancing, and other participatory activities. 262-249-5299,

30th annual Chocolate Fest, May 27-30, Burlington Festival Grounds, 681 Maryland Ave., Burlington. Vote for Chocolate with chef demos, chocolate contests, carnival, arts and crafts, live music, fireworks. Veterans Memorial Day Parade held on Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. 262-763-3300 or 262-763-7185,

East Troy Corn and Brat Fest, May 27-30, on the square, County Highway ES and Wisconsin Highway 120, East Troy.  4 p.m. to dusk Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.

Through The Garden Gate, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Congdon Gardens, 1424 Hobbs Drive, Delavan. Plant sale, garden art, food, music, books.

50th anniversary celebration, May 28-29, Emmanuel Baptist Church, 920 County Highway H, Elkhorn. Picnic at noon on Saturday, all day special services starting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. 262-723-4387,

East Troy's Brewfest, May 29, at 3 p.m., East Troy Village Square Park, 881 Main St., featuring samples of craft beers and micro brews from area breweries, as well as a homebrewers' tent. Viridian Moon will perform from 2 to 6 p.m.

Annual Library Open House, May 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, Brigham Memorial Library, 131 Plain St., Sharon. 262-736-4249,



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