Great weekend to get out and explore

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Margaret Plevak | September 12, 2013

Participate in a mammoth hunt in Elkhorn, hike by candlelight in Kansasville, taste something new at the Wisconsin Food Festival in Delavan or the taste of Lake Geneva. It's a great weekend to explore.

Explore the Ice Age Trail, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., with the Ice Age Trail Alliance in a mammoth hunt through and outside the library. Learn about life in the Ice Age, touch and sample fall items, and meet Molly the Mammoth. Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-2678.

TriRock Lake Geneva Triathlon, Sept. 14, with Half Extreme, Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint, held in Williams Bay and on the north shore of Geneva Lake. Starts with a swim at Edgewater park, followed by a bike course. Register at

Candlelight Hike, Sept. 14. Bring the family for fall fun by candlelight. Hike the 2-mile trail on your own or go on a shorter guided hike. Bonfire and marshmallows. Meet at the Visitor Center at 7 p.m., Richard Bong State Recreation Area, Kansasville, (262) 878-5600.

Branson Super Show, featuring Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, & Elvis & the "Superstars impersonators for one night only, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m., The Walworth County PAC, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Tickets (800) 358-4795

Elkhorn Sno-Drifters Tractor/Truck Pull, Sept. 14 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. Contact Tim Baker (262) 215-8545 or the fairgrounds at (262) 723-3228,

Kite Day, Sept. 14, from  9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Royal Oak Farm Orchard, 15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, Ill. (815) 648-4141,

Dinner train, Sept. 14, East Troy Electric Railroad, 2002 Church St., East Troy. Two-hour, four-course dining experience aboard last remaining electric interurban dining car in North America. (262) 642-3263,

Annual Art Fair, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain date is Sept. 21) at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Road, Burlington. (262) 248-8229, 13th annual

ScarecrowFest, Sept. 14, The Phoenix Park Bandshell, South Second Street and E. Wisconsin Street in Delavan. Craft fair, flea market, food, live music, third annual pie and cake auction, pumpkin painting, build-a-scarecrow, sidewalk sales, plus scarecrows on parade.

Back to School Block Party, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 920 County Highway H, Elkhorn. Car seat inspections by sheriff's department, fingerprinting by Crimestoppers, kids activities, pig roast. Rain date is Sept. 21.

Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center open house, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free bike helmets for first 100 kids, food, refreshments, medical screenings. (262) 741-1400

Octoberfest, Sept. 14, Town of Delavan Community Park, Wisconsin Highway 50 and South Shore Drive, Delavan. (262) 740-2335

Maxwell Street Days outdoor flea market, Sept. 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Field Park, U.S. Highway 83 and County Highway NN, Mukwonago. More than 650 sellers. Info line: (262) 363-1501,

Fourth annual Taste of Lake Geneva, Sept. 14-15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Lake Geneva. A variety of cuisine and culinary delights. Contact Laura Zientek, (888) 746-7371, ext. 123.

Autumn Harvest Fest, Sept. 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a trip to the orchard or pick pumpkins from the patch, Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770,

Wisconsin Food Festival, Sept. 14-16, Lake Lawn Resort, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. (262) 728-7950

Special art event, Sept. 15, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a presentation by native Guatemalan artist Lorenzo Cruz at  Cafe Carpe, 18 S. Water St. West, Fort Atkinson. Cruz will show his work and talk about the Mayan culture. (920) 563-9391,

“Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State,” book signing and program, Sept. 15, from noon to 2 p.m., in th e Ramsey Theater at the visitor's center, Old World Wisconsin. W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, (262) 594-6304,

Third annual Open House and car show, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Games, raffles, tire toss, big wheel races for kids.  Elkhorn Automotive, 113 W. Market St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-5433

Push-Walk-Ride, turning disabilities into possibilities, Sept. 15, beginning with a health fair at noon, a live stage show, “Handicap This” at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Push-Walk-Ride and ice cream social. Geneva National Golf Club,1221 Geneva National Ave., Lake Geneva. (262) 245-7000

Agape House 15th anniversary open house, Sept. 15. 215 S. Main St., Walworth.(262) 275-6466,

“The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters,” book signing and program by Jerry Apps, Sept. 15, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Ramsey Theater at the visitor's center, Old World Wisconsin. W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, (262) 594-6304,

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