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What's Up Walworth County

What's Up Walworth County

By Walworth County Visitors Bureau
Looking for things to do in Walworth County this weekend? Look no further! We're sharing our top picks for weekend fun every week here on the What's Up Walworth County Podcast!
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What's Up Walworth County - 7/29/021
It's a H-A-W-T one this week here in Walworth County, and we're not just talking about the temps! This weekend is jam packed with classic cars, big bands, fairytales, and Fish Fry, and Tim is ready to spill the deets: Calling all classic car guys! Madison Classics Summer Elkhorn Swap and Show returns to the Walworth County Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday July 31st and August 1st.  Featuring over 1,000 vendors and countless show vehicles, even the most seasoned car guy will be impressed. If you've been on the hunt for a rare part, this might just be the place to find it! For more info, visit If cars aren't quite your thing, lace up your dancing shoes and head to the Phoenix Park Bandshell on Friday, July 30th for Swing Dancing Lessons and the Jack Farina Band! Starting at 6pm, expert Swing Dancers from Danseuse Dance Academy will teach you how to chicken walk, sock hop, and charleston before the 16-piece Jack Farina Band takes the stage by storm. See you (and your sweetie) at the Bandshell.  Speaking of Dancing, the legendary tale of Cinderella comes to life on stage at The Fireside Dinner Theater in Fort Atkinson. Enjoy a Sunday matinee performance of Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella with the whole family and relive the enchantment of the world's most enduring love story.  After you've done ALL the things (and then some), you've more than likely worked up an appetite. Good thing we know exactly how (and where) to change that! Get your Friday Fish Fry fix at Lutherdale this week for the Wisconsin Lakeside Fish Fry. Corn and Brat Days are back on the Elkhorn Square, so get your fill and support your communtiy! The Big Foot Lions Club is hosting the 37th Annual Lobster Boil in Fontana's Reid Park on Saturday, and they'll be serving up 14 oz Canadian Cold Water Lobster and 14 oz Ribeyes courtesy of Lake Geneva Country Meats. Whew, now we're sweating just thinking about everything that going on this weekend! And that's "What's Up"! ***What's Up Walworth County is brought to you by the Walworth County Fairgrounds and is produced by WLKG Lake 96.1. Original Air Date 7/29/2021***
July 29, 2021
What's Up Walworth County - 7/22/021
Tim and Mike are back in the WKLG Studio sharing What's Up this weekend here in Walworth County.  Although Tim will not be getting on a horse any time soon, the International Barrel Racing Association State Finals are on at the Walworth County Fairgrounds this weekend. All you horse lovers out there, this is one show you will not want to miss! Now we're not mind readers, but local legend Joe Diamond is! Enjoy an evening of mystifying mind reading at Maxwell Mansion, Friday, July 23rd. Diamond has appeared on ABC, WGN, Netflix, and Showtime and holds the world-record for solving a corn maze blindfolded. Diamond will be hosting privet shows for 10-15 guests throughout the evening. Get there early and sip on a craft cocktail at the Apothecary Bar.  Looking for something a bit more artsy to add color to your weekend? the 45h Annual Williams Bay Fine Arts Festival returns to Edgewater Park Saturday and Sunday July 24th and 25th. Enjoy a juried art show featuring artists from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan. Stop into the Emerging Artists Tent to discover local up and comping artists, enjoy free children's arts & crafts, and savor gourmet bites from area culinary creatives!  There is no better way to round out your weekend than with some day drinking! Whether you're into bloodies, bubbly, or brews, we've got something to sip on for every someone. Head to the Bottle Shop in Lake Geneva for a DIY Bloody Mary Bar with all the fixins. Bubbly more your beverage of choice? Join the Baker House for their Sunday Champagne Brunch featuring bottomless mimosas and the best of brunch bites! Thirsty for more? Sip your way through Walworth County one brewery, winery, and craft beverage producer at a time! Sign up for free at today!  An that's "What's Up"!  ***What's Up Walworth County is brought to you by the Walworth County Fairgrounds and is produced by WLKG Lake 96.1. Original Air Date 7//2021***
July 23, 2021
What's Up Walworth County - 7/15/2021
On this week's episode of What's Up Walworth County, Mike and Tim talk BBQ, Beer, and DIYs!  The weekend we've all been waiting for is finally here! Ribfest returns to the Fairgrounds Thursday, July 15th through Sunday, July 18th. Ribfest brings together the nation's best pro pitmasters to the heart of Walworth County. Throughout the weekend, catch live entertainment, carnival rides, artisan alley, and so much more. The best part about it all? Free admission for all! For more information, visit Don't forget the wet wipes, things are about to get messy.  Nothing goes better with BBQ than beer! Speaking of beer, join Lake Geneva Cruise Line for this weekend's Beer Barons Cruise. Set sail for an afternoon of history surrounding the legendary beer barons that called Lake Geneva home for the summer and sample local brews made right here in Wisconsin. Participants will embark on a private tour of Black Point Estate, receive a souvenir stein, and more! Reservations are required and can be made at If you're thirsty for more, sign up for the Walworth County Beer and Wine Trail and explore 14 area breweries and wineries with unique histories of their own. Sign up for free and receive exclusive deals and discounts at  Beer not your thing? More of a coffee person? Grab a cup of joe and get your DIY on with Nailed It DIY Studio's DIY Coffee Flight Workshop, Sunday, June 18th. Sip and sample unique coffee beverages and create your own tasting board at Perkup in Elkhorn. Learn more at It wouldn't be an episode of What's Up Walworth County without mention of live music. This Sunday, head out to Flat Iron Park in Lake Geneva for Lake Geneva Live concerts in the park featuring Split Hook. Pack up your beach blankets, grab some takeout from your favorite Lake Geneva restaurants, and enjoy a night out under the stars. The show begins at 6pm.  For more details on the events mentioned in this week's episode (and SO much more), check out our Event Calendar at And that's "What's Up!" ***What's Up Walworth County is brought to you by the Walworth County Fairgrounds and is produced by WLKG Lake 96.1. Original Air Date 7/15/2021***
July 15, 2021
What's Up Walworth County - 7/8/2021
Welcome to July! This week, Mike and Tim talk birthdays, Ribfest, all things food trucks, and farmers market finds.  First up, Elkhorn Ribfest makes its way to the Fairgrounds next weekend and it's something you absolutely won't want to miss! Ribfest brings together the nation's best pro pitmasters to the Walworth County Fairgrounds, July 15th-18th. Throughout the weekend, catch performances by Bella Caine, ride your hog in the Ribfest Run, and shop the Artisan Market.  For more information, visit Next up, we've got mouthwatering Food Trucks headed into the area this weekend. Head out to Staller Estate Winery in Delavan, Friday July 9th for the Little Lamb Food Truck by the Black Sheep.  Pair your Friday Fish Fry with your fave Staller Estate Blend and enjoy your dinner in the vineyards.  While you're there, don't forget to check-in and redeem exclusive discounts through your Walworth County Beer and Wine Traill Passport.  As always, get started for free at  We can't forget to mention--we're in peak Farmer's Market season! Shop local with us here in Walworth County and hit up our weekend Farmers Markets in Delavan, East Troy, Lake Geneva, Whitewater, Elkhorn, and Twin Lakes. For more details visit our Farmers Market Blog here.  Weekends are prime for catching live music in Walworth County. Catch Mr. Meyers Band at Flat Iron Park, Fire and Rain: A Tribute to James Taylor at The Belfry Music Theatre, Made In America: A Tribute to Toby Keith at Lake Geneva House of Music, Tom Stanfield at The Abbey Resort, and ABBAFAB at the Fireside Theatre. If that seems like a lot, there's always more fun over on our Event Calendar at  And that's "What's Up!"  ***What's Up Walworth County is sponsored by the Walworth County Fairgrounds and is produced by WLKG Lake 96.1***
July 8, 2021