Big Event Blog: Corn, bluegrass are late summer treats

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CSI Media Staff | September 7, 2017

Looking for something to do? Why not enjoy free roasted sweet corn at Darien's Cornfest, listen--and jam--to bluegrass on the square in East Troy, or step back in time to Old Farmin' Days in Caledonia, Illinois.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, Sept. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning at the Riviera, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Explore historic Maple Park neighborhood and the work of famous architects. Tickets at 262-248-1888,

The History of the Matheson Memorial Library program, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m., 101 N. Wisconsin, Elkhorn. The program will be held in the library Community Center. Artwork and library artifacts will be on display. 262-723-2678,

Thursday-Friday, Sept. 7-8

Home School Days, Sept. 7-8. Join Old World Wisconsin for a day set aside for home-schooled children. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301,

Friday, Sept. 8

Guided hikes with Harold, Sept. 8, and every Friday, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., at the main entrance on Highway 67, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy, Williams Bay. 262-903-3601,    

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 8-10

Darien CornFest, Sept. 8-10, with crafters and vendors, horseshoes, softball, volleyball,Try-county pullers, carnival, entertainment, bingo and roasted sweet corn. Parade and Liberty Bike Ride at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Saturday, Sept. 9

1870s Base Ball, Sept. 9. Experience the great game of base ball, the 1870s way. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. 262-594-6301,

The East Troy Railroad Museum and Black Point Estate will host a Beer Tasting Train Sept. 9. The tasting will include a variety of beers brewed in Wisconsin today, including weissbiers, lagers, ales and steam beers. Michael Rehberg, lead interpreter at Black Point Estate, will lead the tasting. The train will depart from the East Troy depot at 2002 Church St. at 5:30 p.m. with check-in and boarding starting at 5 p.m. Tickets at or at 262-642-3263.

18th annual Old Farmin' Days, Sept. 9, Ward Family Farm in northern Boone County, 1171 Rockton Road, Caledonia, Illinois. Demos of antique farm equipment being powered by either antique tractors or teams of draft horses from9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Back again this year is “Haying with Horses” a demo plus antique tractor pulls, pedal tractor pulls for the kids, kid's games, a petting zoo, wagon rides, chainsaw art and blacksmithing. No admission; donations are appreciated. 815-389-9191.

Kindness Rocks program, Sept. 9, 10 a.m., Aram Public Library, 404 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan. Decorate rocks with positive messages and leave them outdoors for others to find. Materials provided. Call 262-728-3111 or go online to for more information.

Elkhorn Ballroom Dance, Sept. 9, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Elkhorn Park Recreational Center, Sunset Park, 200 Devendorf St., Elkhorn. Couples and singles, casual dress or dress to impress. Ice supplied, bring your own nonalcoholic refreshments. 262-741-5114

Taste of Lake Geneva, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. 262-248-4416,

Wine tasting, Sept. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463,

Hands-on brainteaser puzzles session, Sept. 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Logic Puzzle Museum, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Call ahead for tickets at 262-763-3946.

Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 9-10

Autumn Harvest Festival, Sept. 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. Apple picking, pumpkin picking, corn maze, train rides. 262-363-6770,

Southern Wisconsin Buckskin Horse Show, Sept. 9-10, Horse Arena, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228

East Troy Bluegrass Festival, Sept. 9-10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the square, downtown East Troy with bluegrass bands; band scramble; fiddle, banjo and guitar contests. Saturday Lineup: 10 a.m. Open Stage; 11:30 a.m. Fiddle Contest; 1 p.m. Black Horse String Band; 2 p.m. Brewtown Bluegrass; 3 p.m., Band Scramble; 4 p.m. Bluegrass All Stars; 5 p.m. Larry Effaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. Sunday lineup: 10 a.m. Gospel Service with The Worthing10s; 11:I30 a.m. Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar Contests; 1 p.m. Noah John and Ringing Iron; 2 p.m. Sawdust Symphony; 3 p.m. Soggy Prairie Boys; 4 p.m. Windy City Bluegrass Band; 5 p.m. Becky Buller Band. 262-642-3770,

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Tuesdays at 2, Sept. 12, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Joan Meginniss and the class of '55 discussing Lake Geneva Then and Now. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, 

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Christ Lutheran Church Fall Food Feast, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., 300 High St., Clinton. Public invited. 608-676-4994

Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services public hearing, Sept. 13, 2 p.m., Room 114 (county board room), Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Members of the public may comment on quality of health and human services programs, unmet needs and improvements to the current system. For more information, call 262-741-3200.


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