Big Event Blog: Fall festivals feature pumpkin picking, pies and scarecrows

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CSI Media Staff | September 15, 2016

Looking for something to do this weekend? Spend a day in the country in Rochester, take a candlelight hike in Kansasville, or savor September with Scarecrow Fest in Delavan.

Guided walks with Harold or other volunteers, Sept. 16, 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
Dinner Train, Sept. 17, boarding at 5 p.m. at the East Troy Depot, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Train goes to Phantom Lake, pauses on the shoreline, then proceeds to Indianhead Park. Dessert and after dinner drinks are served on the return trip. Tickets: 262-642-3263,

A Day in the Country, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 5K run, live band, pie auction and contest, car show, arts and crafts, downtown Rochester, 205 W. Main St., at the intersection of highways D and W in Rochester, Wisconsin. 262-332-1320

Tri-county Genealogy Fair, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gateway Technical College, Madrigrano Auditorium, 3320 30th Ave., Kenosha. Speakers, exhibits,,  262-455-5296

Candlelight Hike, Sept. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hike the 2-mile trail, bonfire, roast marshmallows. Meet at the Bong Visitor Center, 26313 Burlington Road, Kansasville. 262-878-5601,
Tractor and Truck Pull, Sept. 17, Sponsored by the Elkhorn Snow-Drifters Club at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. 262-723-3228

Sixteenth annual Scarecrow Fest, Sept. 17, downtown Delavan. Public picks their favorite.

Blessing of the Animals, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., Fairhaven Senior Services, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater. People invited to bring their pets (on leash or in pet crate or cage) or picture of a pet. Pet treats provided. Contact Chaplain Delisa Buckingham-Taylor at 262-473-2140, ext. 1191, for more information.

Dance with Barry Woods band, Sept. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 701 N. Lake St., Twin Lakes. Dance:waltz, swing, foxtrot, polka, plus  50/50 Raffle, snacks and ice cream, For more information, call Mary/Bill Gronke 847-840-8878.
Autumn Harvest Festival, Sept. 17-18,  with orchard hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, tractor-pulled hayride, pony ride or train ride, plus corn maze. Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago, Wisconsin. 262-363-6770,
Sunday Farm to Table dinner, Sept. 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with local food cooked by professional chefs, pluslive music and auctions, held at the Rock County Historical Society, 426 N. Jackson St., Janesville. Ticket includes family cookbook:
Majestic Oaks Shoot Out benefit for Vest-A-Dog, Sept. 18 with a shotgun tee time at 10 a.m., Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Help raise money for the Walworth County Sheriff's Department's effort to purchase a bulletproof and stab proof vest for their K-9 officers. Register at 262-725-9200.

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