Big Event Blog: Get your fair fix or take flight in a balloon

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CSI Media staff | August 31, 2017

Looking for something to do? It's the weekend of the Walworth County Fair, which runs through Labor Day at the fairgrounds in Elkhorn. You can also jam at a First Friday event in East Troy, or watch hot air balloons take flight in Harvard, Illinois.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Walworth County Fair, Aug. 30-Sept. 4, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St, Elkhorn. 262-723-3228, WalworthCountyFair.com

Friends of the Library book sale, through Sept. 1, at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, 431 West Center St., Whitewater. $3 for a bag of books; valuable or rare books are individually priced. CDs and DVDs are 50˘ to $1. 262-473-0530.

Legends and Landmarks Lake Geneva Walking Tour, Aug. 31, 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, BlackPointEstate.org

Friday, Sept. 1

Nooks and Crannies Tour, Sept. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva. Tickets at Lake Geneva Cruise Line, 262-248-1888, CruiseLakeGeneva.com

Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum hands-on family tour, Sept. 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Featuring 40 different hands-on tops and action games to try, an I Spy hunt, exhibits, live show and more. Call ahead for tickets at 262-763-3946.

First Friday event, Sept. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on and around the square, downtown East Troy. Jam session and open mic night with karaoke. 262-642-3770, EastTroy.org

Guided hikes with Harold, Sept. 1, 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, FriendsOfKNC.org    

Sept. 1-3

Second annual Harvard Balloon Festival, Sept. 1-3, with more than 20 hot air balloons, Harvard Milky Way Park, 300 Lawrence Road, Harvard. Music, entertainment, food. 815-943-6468, HarvardBalloonFest.com

Saturday, Sept. 2

Wine tasting, Sept. 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Bottle Shop, 617 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. 262-348-9463, TheBottleShopLakeGeneva.com

Spinning Top & Yo-Yo Museum hands-on family tour, Sept. 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 533 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Featuring 40 different hands-on tops and action games to try, an I Spy hunt, exhibits, live show and more. Call ahead for tickets at 262-763-3946.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Tuesdays at 2, Sept. 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. with Chris Jacobson Brookes discussing the history of Northwestern Military and Naval Academy. Geneva Lake Museum, 255 Mill St., Lake Geneva. 262-248-6060, GenevaLakeMuseum.org  

Rock River Valley Carvers open carving sessions Sept. 5,from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Ortmayer Hall, 419 E. Court St., Janesville. Enter through basement door, which is across the street from the church parking lot on Atwood Avenue.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Crafts by the Lake, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Lake Geneva Public Library's Smith Meeting Room, 918 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. Loretta Moorhouse Nussbaum will demonstrate how to make a tiny book with the front and back cover made out of a sea shell. Supplies will be provided, and the program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library. 262-249-5299, LakeGeneva.lib.wi.us

Limber Timers Square Dance club meets Sept. 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m in the cafeteria of Elkhorn Middle School, 627 E. Court Street (Wisconsin Highway 11) Elkhorn. Bob Asp is the caller; Jerry Buckmaster is the cuer.

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, BlackPointEstate.org

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, Elkhorn.lib.wi.us

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, WisconsinHistory.org

 



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