Fair is a perfect fit for the holiday weekend
There's a little something for everyone at the Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn this weekend--rides, plenty of animals, live music, fair food and great entertainment. There's also a chance to meet football greats Paul Hornung and Mike Ditka in Lake Geneva, ride in an old-fashioned bi-plane in Delavan, and sample a grand champion cheese tasting at Mukwonago's Elegant Farmer.
Aug. 28-Sept. 2:
Walworth County Fair, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-2908, www.walworthcountyfair.com
Sacred Agent concert, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m., The Phoenix Park Bandshell, South Second Street and E. Wisconsin Street in Delavan. www.phoenixparkbandshell.com
Jeff Gordon Show, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. with country music from the greats plus original music. Concerts in the Park series, Flat Iron Park, Lake Geneva. (262) 248-4416, www.lakegenevawi.com
Friday, Aug. 30:
Open Benefit Horse Show to benefit S.M.I.L.E.S., (N2666 County Highway K, Darien), Aug. 30, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. (262) 882-3470, www.smilestherapeuticriding.org
Pink Faux concert, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., The Phoenix Park Bandshell, South Second Street and E. Wisconsin Street in Delavan. www.phoenixparkbandshell.com
Bi-plane rides from Gypsy Air Tours, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Lake Lawn Resort, airport, Wisconsin Highway 50, Delavan. Reserve your ride at (608) 215-7896
Grand Champion Cheese Tasting, Aug. 31- Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taste the best cheese of Wisconsin. Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770, www.elegantfarmer.com
August on the Farms, daily, Aug. 31 through Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Old World Wisconsin outdoor historical museum, W372 S9727 Wisconsin Highway 67, Eagle. Celebrate the harvest season and help out the historical farmers as they get ready for winter. (262) 594-6301, www.oldworldwisconsin.org
In-water Boat Show on Lake Geneva, Aug. 31- Sept. 2, Gordy's Boats, 336 Lake Ave., Fontana. (262) 275-6800, www.gordysboats.com
Mike Ditka, from the Chicago Bears and Paul Hornung, of the Green Bay Packers will sign autographs, Sept. 1, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Famous Faces (inside Popeye's Restaurant), 811 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. Tickets: (262) 939-4566 or (262) 248-1746.
Burnin' Down the Docks, Sept. 1, from noon to 5 p.m. A celebration of Blues, Brews and BBQ at The Waterfront, The Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. (262) 275-9000, www,theabbeyresort.com