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Thanksgiving In Delavan

It’s almost time to celebrate Thanksgiving here in Delavan! Whether you’re mastering trivia night or indulging in a family feast, this Thanksgiving will be one to remember. Get together as a family and give thanks this holiday with these special events going on throughout town:

Thanksgiving Pie and Trivia at Delavan Lake Store – November 25th, 7 – 10 pm

Engage in a little friendly competition before your holiday with Trivia Night at Delavan Lake Store. Will your crew reign supreme? Stick around for holiday drink specials and a slice of pie to kickoff your Thanksgiving celebrations.

Thanksgiving Feast at The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort – November 26th, 11 – 7 pm

Celebrate the holiday with family and friends while enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Frontier Restaurant’s abundant Thanksgiving Feast Buffet. Reservations are highly recommended. Reservations can be made online or by calling (262) 7259155.
Savor delicious dishes and enjoy the company with ease.

Phoenix Park Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 27th, 5:30 pm

Kickoff the holiday season at the Phoenix Park Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa will arrive by fire truck to help Mayor Schroder light up the Christmas Tree in Tower Park. Warm up in the warming stations with complimentary hot cocoa and coffee while enjoying carols from the Delavan-Darien High School Choir.

For more holiday events, please visit our Event Calendar on VisitDelavan.com. We hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Celebrate Halloween in Delavan

Happy Halloween season everyone! The spooks and spirits have awoken around Delavan and have planned some frightful fun throughout the whole month of October. From not-so-spooky events for the kiddos to adults only Halloween fun, you’re sure to find a spook-tacular time right here in Delavan.

Halloween In The Wood – October 11, 3:30-8pm

House In The Wood combines the spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nature to create an event that’s fun for the whole family. The woodland is transformed into a make-believe forest complete with a talking owl, a scaredy-cat skunk, a singing spider, and other creatures. Hikes start every 10 minutes, with the last hike ending at 8:30. Each group of under 10 people will have their own time slot. Masks and social distancing required. Cider, popcorn, and a craft are included. Advance registration is required.

Creepy Crafties with Aram Public Library – Thursdays at 4pm 

Join Aram Public Library on Facebook every Thursday in October for CREEPY CRAFTIES! They’ll share a different craft every week that you can create from the comfort of your own home! These spook-tacular creations can be made with materials you have at home OR by stopping by the library to pick up a Creepy Crafties kit filled with all the goodies you’ll need to recreate that week’s craft!

Not So Scary Stories with Aram Public Library – Mondays at 7:30

Hey all you little ghouls and goblins! Do you like stories with creepy crawlies, monsters, and things that go bump in the night, but aren’t super scary? Join Ms. Katherine every Monday evening during the month of October for some Not-So-Scary Stories on the Aram Public Library Facebook page!

Individual Readings at Snug Harbor Campground – Sunday, October 18

Medium Jonna Kay takes a quiet table to do personal, one on one, readings on this Sunday afternoon. Sign up for your time, and sit down, have a drink and Jonna will call you when it’s your turn. Jonna will also have a selection of Tarot and Oracle cards to look at future events, or you can get a reading from a loved one who has crossed over.

Legends Karaoke Costume Party at Delavan Lake Store – Friday, October 31

It’s a Costume Karaoke Party! Dress as whoever you plan on singing for the entire evening. There will be food provided, feel free to bring a dish, and don’t forget to tip your bartender. There will also be a Witches Brew to drink as well! 

Trick or Treating – Saturday, October 31

Time to don your costumes and Trick Or Treat the streets of Delavan.  The Town of Delavan will be Trick or Treating Saturday, October 31st from Noon to 3pm. Trick Or Treating hours for the City of Delavan are October 31st, 4pm to 6pm. 

Halloween Trunk or Treat – Saturday, October 31

Join Turtle Lake Tap & Grill on Saturday, October 31st, and kick off your trick or treating with the special Trunk or Treat event! Participation requires a decorated ride (or passengers) + enough treats to pass out to littles. Best decorated receives beer tokens & swag for all passengers over 21 years of age. Halloween specials will be served all night

Halloween Monster Bash – Saturday, October 31

Rosewood is the place to be this Halloween! The evening starts out with a Chef Attended Pizza Station served from 7:00pm-8:00pm and Themed Craft Cocktails in the Rosewood’s Haunted Bar and Theater throughout the evening!
Live music by Big Al & Jimbo (@Big Al Wetzel Band ) begins at 8:00pm-10:00pm. There will be prizes awarded for best costumes and an opportunity to close the evening with dancing for the night owls!
Seating is limited so secure your tickets ASAP!

As always, events and times are subject to change. Continue to check in with us at VisitDelavan.com for the most up to date information regarding Halloween events. Have a safe and happy Halloween season, here in Delavan.

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Vote for the Top Three Scarecrows At Scarecrow Fest 2020

Scarecrow Fest is finally upon us here in Delavan.  Starting Monday, September 14th, the Scarecrows on Parade will be on display and ready to welcome visitors and guests to the festivities of Scarecrow Fest in Downtown Delavan.   

During the entire month of September, scarecrows built by local businesses and organizations will adorn the streets of the downtown area. All scarecrows will be numbered and ballots will be printed for the public to vote for their favorites to decide the winning scarecrow. Vote for your top three favorite scarecrows by downloading the PDF Ballot below and filling in your top three Scarecrows. To submit a digital ballot, email a completed PDF to info@visitdelavan.com. You can also submit a physical ballot to the red ballot boxes at Lauren’s Antiques & Art Centre, Bradley’s Department Store, Remember When, or the Travel Information Center at the Lake Lawn Resort Airport. Voting will conclude September 29th.

Check out the Scarecrows and cast your vote today!

Download your ballot here:

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Autumn Adventures in Delavan

Fall is in the air, here in Delavan! Put on your coziest cardigan, pull out your planner, and sip on your favorite fall drink, its time to plan your Autumn activities. 

The Fall season is a perfect time for families to explore all kinds of different things to do across the Delavan area. From traditional apple orchards to pumpkin-themed paint and sips to virtual programming, Delavan is full of fun and family-friendly ways to enjoy the season.

Scarecrow Fest

Saturday, September 19, is Scarecrow Fest in Downtown Delavan! Scarecrow Fest is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring scarecrows on parade and free activities throughout historic Downtown Delavan! With free pumpkins, classic car show, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY scarecrow kits, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s something for everyone! Usher in Autumn in Delavan Saturday, September 19th, 10 am-4 pm.  See you at Scarecrow Fest!

Apple Picking at the Orchard

Nothing says fall fun like a day at the Apple Barn Orchard and Winery! Go on an apple picking adventure throughout the orchards and pick from over 13 different varieties of crisp apples. The U-pick season kicks off September 19th! Stop in the Country Store and sample seasonal delights including apple cider doughnuts, caramel apples, Wisconsin cheeses, and homemade jellies and jams.  Grown-ups can sample a variety of house wines and ciders sourced from fruits grown on-site and take home a bottle of their favorite. Check out their calendar of events so you don’t miss out on the annual Apple Fest, September 26th & 27th, or Pumpkin Patch, October 2nd!

Pumpkin Paint and Sip

Grab some friends and get creative at Paint and Sip at Scoop’s on County Road O on Thursday, September 10th! Paint a  ‘Pumpkin Trio’ no experience needed. For just  $35 per person, you’ll receive all your supplies including the 12×24″ canvas, paints, brushes, and of course a drink! Reservations are required for this event so call (262) 728-3200 to reserve your spot.

Oktoberfest

The town of Delavan will roll out the barrel and celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday, October 24th in Community Park. Join in on the German-inspired fun at the Bier Tent while enjoying Brats, Bavarian Pretzels, and other traditional eats.  Polka your heart out to the beats of the Steve Miesner Band. Oktoberfest kicks off at noon at Community Park.  Prost!

Autumn with the Aram Public Library

If staying in is more your style, be sure to check out Aram Public Library’s Fall virtual programming! Gather the kiddos for Not-So-Scary-Stories, Creepy Crafties, and seasonally inspired Cusine for Kiddos.  Adults can tune in to the Virtual Beer Tasting featuring Duesterbeck Brewing Company Brews on October 21st..  Hear from Ben Johnson, from the comfort of your own home, clue you in to the brewing process and history of craft beer.  To taste along at home, you can pick up a set of beers at the library a week before the event.

Fall Color Tour

Enjoying the changing leaves in Delavan can be blink-and-you’ll-miss-them quick. With only a narrow window of time to enjoy them, it’s time to plan for a Fall Color Tour throughout the Delavan Parks System. Stroll through Ora Rice Arboretum or meander the paths of Congdon Gardens while enjoying the brilliant colors of the foliage.

You can find a complete listing of Fall Activities by visiting VisitDelavan.com.  Find your adventure, in Delavan.  

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Scarecrow Fest Returns to Downtown Delavan Saturday September 19th

Mark your calendars, the annual Delavan Scarecrow Fest is almost here! Join in on the festive fun Saturday, September 19th for a full day of fall activities for the whole family throughout historic Downtown Delavan! 

Scarecrow Fest is a community-wide, family-oriented event featuring scarecrows on parade and free activities throughout historic Downtown Delavan! With free pumpkins, classic car show, Walldog Mural tours, food trucks, DIY scarecrow kits, sidewalk sales, market vendors, live music, and so much more, there’s something for everyone!

Scarecrow Walk

A Scarecrow Fest tradition lives on. Stroll the bricks streets and meet the Scarecrows built and decorated by local businesses and organizations.  From kooky, to classic, to farm style favorites, the Scarecrow Walk is the highlight of the festival you will not want to miss.

Family Activities

This event truly has something for everyone! Pick up DIY Scarecrow Kits in front of Pet Pals between 11am and 2pm to take home. Shop sidewalk sales at your favorite Delavan retailers, and browse the vendors along the streets.  At 1:00 and 2:30, kiddos can pick a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  Take a family photo with an old fashioned pickup truck at the Aram Public Library, perfect for this year’s Christmas card! While you’re strolling down Walworth Avenue, admire the cars displayed at the Classic Car Show.

Chow Down

With all the activities, your stomach will definitely be grumbling. Eat your way through Scarecrow Fest by visiting the many food trucks and vendors for a savory snack or a sweet treat. Enjoy offerings from the Barbecue Shack, Mr. P’s, Someplace Else, Sweet Tooth IceCream, and the Donut Truck. Utiger’s Jewelry, the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Delavan Lions Club, and La Monarcha will also be selling burgers, brats, hotdogs, corn, baked potatoes, chili, and other refreshments! Can you say yum?

Live Entertainment

No Downtown Delavan event could be complete without some live entertainment! Alice In Dairyland will kick off the day with opening remarks followed by performances by Johnny B at 11:00 am and the Sawdust Symphony Band at 2:00 pm.  The Milwaukee Tool Shed Band will round out the festival with a free concert in the park at 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Park Bandshell.  

Walldog Mural Tours

While you’re exploring Downtown Delavan, take part in the Walldogs Mural Tours and Scavenger Hunts! Take things at your own pace with a self-guided tour or join in on the Narrated Tours at 11:30 am or 2:30 pm with Mayor Ryan Schroder for an extra fee. Test your knowledge with an I-Spy style Scavenger Hunt for Kids and Adults while you admire the beautiful murals.  Those who submit completed scavenger hunts will be entered to win a Walldogs t-shirt or Walworth County BOGO Card! 

Come on down and usher in fall with the 2020 Scarecrow Fest in historic Downtown Delavan.  Scarecrow Fest begins at 10:00 am and runs until 4:00 pm with free admission and free parking. See you at Scarecrow Fest 2020! 

For more information and a complete listing of events check out our website at www.VisitDelavan.com!

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Labor Day Weekend in Delavan

Labor Day marks the end of summer, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of fun! This three-day weekend gives us one last chance to celebrate before school really kicks into gear. We have some fun family ideas that you can do all around Delavan that will make this long weekend a memorable one! Check them out below:

Don’t forget to check out our lodging accommodations so you can stay and play all weekend long. For a complete and updated listing of September Events, check out our Calendar on www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Fair Foods and Wineries Too!

The summer carnivals and County Fair may have been cancelled this year, but you can still indulge in your favorite treats and eats here in Delavan!  This weekend, August 14th through 15th, you can savor the sweets and fried treats you know and love at Staller Estate Winery. Step right up for some yummy fun! 

The crew at Staller Estate Winery have teamed up with the creative brains behind The Little Lamb Food Truck by the Black Sheep to present an evening of fair foods in the vineyards. Devour delicacies such as Cream Puffs, BBQ Pork Cones, Gyros, Fresh Dipped Corn Dogs, Jumbo Smoked & Grilled Turkey Legs, Chili Cheese Hot Dogs, Grilled Corn dipped in Butter, BBQ Pork Sandwiches, Tempura Fried Veggies, Grilled Corn Elotes, Mac & Cheese, Chili Dogs and much much more all created fresh by Chef Tyler! 

Dine in the spacious outdoor seating area–or even within the vines themselves–Friday August 14th from 4pm to 8pm or Saturday August 15th  Noon to 8pm. No tickets or reservations required. Don’t forget to pair your meal with a refreshing wine slushie or glass of your favorite Staller Estate blend.

Be sure to share your fixins with us as Visit Delavan on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by tagging us at @VisitDelavn. For more weekend events, check out our Calendar at www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Outdoor Seating and Eating In Delavan

Patio dining is back in action in Delavan. Enjoy a sunny, socially-distant meal outdoors at one of the city’s favorite patios. We recommend checking in with the restaurant for any updated safety measures in place.

Boxed and Burlap – Menu

Boxed and Burlap is a business that enjoys visionary spaces both inside and out.  They’re known for providing the community with bespoke handcrafted coffee, unique environments, and a coffee corner curated with high quality decor, accessory pieces and house plants for sale.  It’ll be your new favorite coffee shop (and the perfect place for your next insta!

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 6am-6pm

Saturday 7am-6pm

Sunday 8am-3pm

Lookout Bar and Eatery – Menu

Accessible by land or lake, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is your dockside destination for cold brews and good eats. You will be smooth sailing while you relax with your favorite cocktail or Wisconsin beloved brew, Spotted Cow. Our menu features a vibrant combination of traditional pub food featuring our very own true to Wisconsin fried cheese curds as well as Chef’s own style Buffalo wings. 

Hours: Daily 8am-10pm

Culver’s – Menu

Everyone’s favorite, Culver’s, is serving up frozen custard & signature burgers made with Midwest beef & dairy in the dining room or on the patio.

Hours: Daily 10am-10pm

Elizabeth’s Cafe – Menu

New this season is Elizabeth’s outdoor seating! Enjoy your favorites breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You cannot go wrong with this Delavan favorite. 

Hours: Daily 6am-9pm

Inn Between Bar and Grill

Settled by the water’s edge right off of N. Shore Drive in Delavan Lake, the Inn Between Bar & Grill boasts the best view on the lake. With a full-service bar and kitchen, The Inn Between is ready to help you relax enjoy the lake.

Menu Subject to Availability 

Hours: Daily 11am-2am

Jonathan’s on Brick Street – Menu

Jonathan’s is a casual fine dining restaurant featuring a diverse selection of fresh fish, seafood, hand cut steaks, and appetizers. We have a large small plate selection and also many diverse entrée selections to suit the most discriminating palate. If you like wine, you have come to the right place. You will be able to experience wines from all areas of the west coast, as well as international varieties…all at much more reasonable prices than you can get anywhere else. With current guidelines, Jonathan’s will only be accepting reservations at this time.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 4pm – 9pm

Friday-Saturday 4pm – 10pm

Sunday 4pm – 9pm

Lopez’s Anchor Inn – Menu

This Delavan staple has been owned and operated by the Lopez family for thirty years. It offers made to order American favorites, homemade Mexican food, and outstanding ice cream treats.  You can walk up, call in, drive-thru, or get delivery.

Hours: Daily 11am-8pm

Los Agaves – Menu

Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan, WI offers a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that will make your mouth water. We guarantee quality dishes and services at affordable prices. Our professional and friendly staff is always around to give you top-notch service. Come try our delicious ice cream and fruit.

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 9am-11pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-12am

Panera Bread – Menu

Counter-serve bakery/cafe chain serving sandwiches, salads & more, known for its bread & free WiFi.

Hours: Daily 6am-9pm

Postscript Pub – Menu

Located across the street from Delbrook Golf Club in Delavan, you can have it all. Full bar includes Miller, Bud, New Glarus and kitchen. Opens at 11 a.m. except Mondays.

Hours: 

Monday 11am-8pm

Tuesday-Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 8am-10pm

Riga Tony’s Delicatezzi Italiano – Menu

Riga-Tony’s Delicatezzi has been serving traditional Italian foods in Delavan since August of 2002. At Riga-Tony’s, guests can purchase fresh and packaged imported Italian products, such as homemade raviolis, Italian pastas, canned goods, and imported cheeses.  You can also find other uniquely Italian products such as homemade sausage, homemade Italian beef, homemade pizzas, and prime dry aged steaks. Riga-Tony’s also includes a deli-style counter where you can sit and eat or take a meal to go. Stop in for a truly Italian experience. 
Hours: 

Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 9am-6pm

Sunday 9am-2pm

Rosewood – Menu

Rosewood begins their 3rd season of SUNSET ON THE PATIO committed to securing exceptional musicians in an intimate setting, providing for a quality listening experience every Sunday evening from 5:00pm to 9:00pm – rain or shine – with comfortable seating on the 4,000 square foot patio, cabana bar and fire pits. Casual grilled food and beverages are available at reasonable prices.

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Hours: Sunday 5pm-9pm

South Shore Bar and Grill – Menu

Off the beaten path a little bit, but so worth the short drive! Great food – best thin crust pizza around, friendly atmosphere, delightful drink menu and live entertainment. Round ’em up and come on over!

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 11am-2:30am

Saturday 9am-2:30am

Sunday 8am-2am

The Village Supper Club Menu

The Village Supper Club, Delavan Lake’s only restaurant, invites you to join them for a taste of American and Italian cuisine. All menu items are made from scratch and are prepared using the freshest ingredients to offer you the best flavors of Southeastern Wisconsin. 

Hours: 

Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9m

Friday-Saturday 3pm-10pm

Sunday 11:30am-9pm

Waterfront Pub & Eatery – Menu

The Waterfront Pub & Eatery is an amazing pub and eatery overlooking beautiful Delavan Lake. The original Waterfront officially opened for business on the 13th of September, 1981 with 13 bar stools, red shag carpeting and shuttered windows. On July 23, 2007, the Waterfront was reborn with the current building. They have built on the legacy of the original by adding even more room to party, a convenient drive-thru for food, wine and beer, and best of all, a menu of evolved comfort food. Enjoy a mojito and raise a glass to the Harley perched high above the bar.

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 11am-12am

Sunday 11am-8pm

Watershed Saloon – Menu

Described as not your normal stop – bikes from the ceiling, open-air type bar so that no matter where you sit, it’s a good seat, and food quantities you won’t believe. Delicious daily food specials, live music, and special events. Fabulous Fish Fry, offering the option to have both fried and broiled (AYCE, too) if you can’t choose! This is a no brainer to come here.

Hours: 

Monday-Friday 3pm-2am

Saturday 11am-2:30am

Sunday: 11am-2am

Enjoy your meal here in Delavan. For a complete list of restaurants in town, please visit /www.VisitDelavan.com.

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Date Night in Delavan: Summer Edition

Want to shake things up for your next Date Night? Or treat yourselves to a romantic night away from the kids?  Look no further! Go beyond the cliche dinner and a movie Date Night with these unique ideas all found right here in Delavan.  

Delavan Lake Tours

Step aboard Lake Lawn Resort’s all new  76-foot two-level cruise boat and embark on a tour of Delavan Lake.  See Frank Lloyd Wright homes and other historical landmarks while enjoying the fresh air and panoramic views.  For a more romantic evening, book the Sunset Tour which includes wine, beer, and a spectacular view of the setting sun over the lake.  Book your tour today!

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Sunsets on the Patio

Back for a third season, Sunsets on the Patio at Rosewood are the perfect scenery for a lowkey date night.  Enjoy the 4,000 square foot patio, cabana bar, fire pits, and live entertainment every Sunday evening starting at 5 pm.  Enjoy grilled to perfection burgers, brats, and more from the chefs at Fire2Fork while you sit back and relax.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.RosewoodWI.com or at the door for $10.  See you on the patio! 

Concerts in Phoenix Park

No Delavan summer is complete without a Date Night at a Concert in the Park.  Come on our for live music, food trucks, and a great time every week at the Phoenix Park Bandshell.  Throughout the summer you can catch amazing acts featuring classic rock, electric string quartets, bluegrass, tejano, and many many more! Check the schedule and plan your outing with your sweetie!

Wine Tastings at Apple Barn Orchard & Winery

For a more romantic evening with your sweetheart, consider a wine tasting at Apple Barn Orchard & Winery. Unlike other local wineries, Apple Barn specializes in fruit wines from non-grape fruits fermented in small batches to ensure their richness and quality. The winery offers delicious fruit wines such as Honey Crisp Apple Harvest, Hardy Pear and Strawberry Jewel. Colorful variations include Raspberry Heritage, Summer Peach, Big Buck Blueberry and Country Rhubarb.  Sip and sample wines in the outdoor tasting area and enjoy the romance.

Paddle Boarding

Check something off your bucket list for your next Date Night with stand up paddle boarding at Lake Lawn Resort.  Whether you’re a novice or a pro, paddle boarding is a fun adventurous date and a great time spent out on the water. Laughs are bound to be had on a date as unique as this one. This experience naturally creates one that will be full of smiles and laughter.  Rentals start at $25.  This date is sure to be a splash!

A Recipe for Romance

Cook up some romance in the kitchen your next date night.  Start by shopping at the Delavan Fresh Market for fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers (to set the mood of course!).  With your ingredients, take the time and learn a new recipe together.   It might even become your new summer date night tradition. Bon Apetit!

A Stroll Through the Garden

A night out with your partner doesn’t have to be extravagant or fancy.  A unique and free activity perfect for your next Date Night can be as simple as a walk through the park! An evening stroll through the greenery at Congdon Gardens, or a stop to smell the flowers at Ora Rice Arboretum can be just as romantic as an indulgent dinner.  This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath, and reconnect with each other.  Check out our list of parks and trails throughout Delavan waiting for you to explore. 

et us know where your next date night will be in the comments below.  As always, for more ideas and information visit www.VisitDelavan.com.  Once you take your first peek, you’ll be ready to plan your next Date Night in Delavan. 

Hang A Piece Of Delavan On Your Tree With The 2020 Avenue Artworks Ornament

Is your Christmas Tree filled with ornaments from past travels and treasured places? Add a little bit of Delavan magic to your Christmas Tree this holiday season with this year’s Limited Edition Delavan Holiday Ornament.

For the second year in a row, Delavan native artist Noel Winn of Avenue Artworks hand crafted an incredible piece of art to hang on your tree for the Downtown Business Association. This year’s ornament commemorates the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the 101st anniversary of the 19th amendment, and shares likeness to the Borg-Gibbs-Bradley WWII Products WallDog Mural located at 118 Ann Street here in Delavan

Winn began creating concept art for this year’s ornament in early August and created various sketches, clay renderings, and prototypes before making molds and casting them in pewter.

“In total, I’d say this piece took roughly 35 hours to create start to finish.”

Born and raised in Delavan, Winn has always been immersed in a world of art working alongside his father. Throughout his career, Winn has created everything from large scale bronze sculptures to miniature pewter castings. “I’ve really made it all.  Bottle openers, jewelry, chess sets, and even sinks,” said Winn. “I really enjoy realism and working with faces. Especially in this year’s ornament, you can really see the strength and beauty in her face. It conveys a whole impactful story in itself.” (For a peek into his creative process, check out the gallery at the end of this post!)

Winn states, “if anything, I hope that when people hang this on their tree, they take a step back and really enjoy the whole of it. I just want to create pieces people can’t stop looking at.”

You can purchase an Avenue Artworks Delavan Ornament at Bradley’s Department Store, Lubick Gallery, Remember When LLC, and The Walworth County Visitors Bureau for $25. All proceeds go directly towards promoting and revitalizing Downtown Delavan. You can follow Winn and Avenue Artworks on Facebook at Avenue Artworks and shop a selection of his work on Etsy.com at AvenueArtworks.

Harvest Time Happenings in Delavan

Farm, food, and festivities! Bring the family out to celebrate autumnal abundance in Delavan all October long. Family fun is around every corner and we’re here to help you plan to do it all! Check out these amazing Fall Events featuring Beer Tastings, Scavenger Hunts, and Fall Festivals.

Harvest Time Scavenger Hunts – Daily Through October 30th

The City of Delavan park & rec. and Aram public library will be partnering to bring residents a fun, free scavenger hunt throughout the City of Delavan! Each week we will place Rodger the scarecrow in a visible location throughout the City. Need a hint? Be sure to check Aram Public Library’s Facebook page throughout each week for clues to Rodger’s whereabouts. Once you’ve found Rodger, stop by the Delavan Parks and Rec Office with a picture of our roaming buddy, Rodger. The first person each week to do so will receive a prize!

Fall Family Festival at Lake Lawn Resort – Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th

Family, friends, and fall fun! Enjoy an extended weekend at Lake Lawn Resort October 10-11, 2020 during at Family Fall Festival. Family Fall Festival is packed with fall-themed activities including scarecrow building, pumpkin decorating, family yard games, and much more. Hop aboard one of our hayrides to enjoy scenic autumn views and the fresh, crisp air of Delavan Lake. Top off the weekend with our Fall Colors boat tour on our Lake Lawn Queen.

Hello Fall Paint and Sip at Staller Estate Winery – Wednesday, October 21st

Join A Glass of Art and Staller Estate Winery for a night of painting and wine tasting. Free glass of wine with the purchase of a ticket. You pick your color pallet and can pick to paint on wood or stretched canvas. Register today!

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Virtual Beer Tasting with Aram Public Library – Wednesday, October 21st

Join the Aram Public Library in a Virtual Beer Tasting with Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company on Wednesday, October 21st at 7 p.m. From the comfort of your own home, join Ben Johnson in a brewery tour and tasting event featuring three craft beers.  Invite family and friends and join the fun with this virtual event.  Ben will share the process of making craft beer and share suggestions as to what foods go best with Duesterbeck’s beers. Please call the Library to register and for the event and purchasing details.

Town of Delavan Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 24th

Head to Community Park for an afternoon of German Festivities, Saturday, October 24.  Enjoy polkas from the Steve Meisner Band, Sauerkraut Eating Competitions, German Dancers, German Trivia, Axe Throwing, German Fare, Food Trucks, Beer, Crafts, and more! Prost! 

As always, events and times are subject to change. Continue to check in with us at VisitDelavan.com for the most up to date information regarding Fall events.

Cheers to International Beer Day

Friday August 7th is International Beer Day! International Beer Day is a global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in the greatness of beer!

Celebrate with us all across Delavan at these bars and restaurants by grabbing a cold one with your closest friends and family.

Arcadia Bar and Grill

Address: 215 E Walworth Ave.
Whats on Tap: Your favorite domestic and imported beers and a full bar. Specialty shots and mixed drinks.
Reason to Go: A menu filled with standout bar food and two dozen beer options to wash it down.

Cattails Bar

Address: 2517 N Shore Dr
Whats on Tap: A slew of domestic and imported beers for every pallet. A full bar, seltzers, coolers, and loaded bloody marys to boot!
Reason to Go: FREE Xtreme Bar Bingo Wednesdays coincide with International beer Day! Win a free tv and celebrate International Beer Day? We’re in!

Chili’s

Address: 2003 E Geneva St.
Whats on Tap: With over 10 taps with local craft brews and a huge selection of bottled favorites.
Reason to Go: Tex-mex, baby back ribs, 2 for $25? Who doesn’t love Chili’s?

Delavan Lake Store Lounge

Address: 2001 N Shore Dr
On Tap: Classic Wisconsin brews including Miller products, Lienenkugel, and everyone’s favorite New Glarus.
Reason to Go: Nightly specials, live music, and ice cream! Need we say more?

Duck Inn Supper Club

Address: N6214 Delavan, Hwy 89
Whats on Tap: Wisconsin specialties, Domestic, and Premium Imports.
Reason To Go: Duck Inn” for a cocktail and dinner. Sit at the bar and enjoy an Old Fashioned, or ice cold beer.
For Dinner, sit in one of three dining rooms and enjoy many duck entrées, steak, or seafood dishes.

Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort

Address: 4000 E Geneva St.
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestic, Imports, and Craft Brews ranging from Fantasy Factory, Lakefront Brewery, and New Glarus.
Reason to Go: The Frontier Restaurant at Lake Lawn Resort has some of the best lake views in the Lake Geneva area. Marvel at the unforgettable views of Delavan Lake while dining. The Frontier boasts a specialized menu featuring familiar comfort foods with a sophisticated culinary twist.

Greenie’s Clubhouse

Address: 700 S 2nd St
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestics including MGD, Pabst, Miller High Life, Coors Light, and Old Style.
Reason to Go: After hitting the greens at Delbrook, cool off with a cold one and a bite to eat.

Hernandez Mexican Restaurant

Address: 212 South 7th St
On Tap: The largest selection of Mexican Imports and Latin American brews.
Reason To Go: Hernandez El Sarape has been one of Delavan’s most popular restaurants, with a reputation for authentic Mexican cuisine. Established in 1958, the Hernandez family has proudly served the neighborhood for over 60 years!

Inn Between Bar and Grill

Address: 1522 Beckman Drive
Whats on Tap: Domestic and Imported on Tap, Select Craft Brews, and Bottled Domestics.
Reason to Go: Settled by the water’s edge right off of N. Shore Drive in Delavan Lake, the Inn Between Bar & Grill boasts the best view on the lake. With a full-service bar and kitchen, The Inn Between is ready to help you relax enjoy the lake life.

Kimberly’s Place

Address: 306 E Walworth Ave
Whats on Tap: Bottled and Tapped Domestic and Imported Beers, Full Bar, Coolers, and Seltzers.
Reason to Go: Kimberly’s Place is a local favorite! Located right in the heart of Downtown, its where the locals come to catch the big game and unwind.

La Monarca

Address: 239 E. Walworth Ave.
Whats on Tap: Bottled Imports including Tecate, Modelo, and Pacifico.
Reason to Go: A charming setting that will almost take you to Mexico! Just imagine…a sizzling hot plate of fajitas, beef enchiladas so tender they will melt in your mouth.

Lookout Bar & Eatery

Address: 2400 E. Geneva St
Whats on Tap: Bottled Domestic, Imports, and Craft Brews ranging from Fantasy Factory, Lakefront Brewery, and New Glarus.
Reason to Go: Accessible by land or lake, The Lookout Bar & Eatery is your dockside destination for cold brews and good eats. You will be smooth sailing while you relax with your favorite cocktail or Wisconsin beloved brew, Spotted Cow.

Los Agaves

Address: 401 E Walworth Ave
Whats on Tap: Micheladas, Domestics, and Imported Beers. Corona buckets and Corona-Margaritas too!
Reason to Go: Los Agaves Restaurant in Delavan, WI offers a wide range of authentic Mexican cuisine that will make your mouth water. We guarantee quality dishes and services at affordable prices.

New Horizons

Address: 214 S. 7th Street
Whats on Tap: The familiar bunch we all know and love.
Reason to Go: Hang out where everyone knows your name.

Pirates Cove

Address: 622 State Road 50
Whats on Tap: Seven straightforward traditional styles.
Reason to Go: A local bar worth stopping at! Friendly people, great drinks, cheap eats, entertainment and just FUN! They have an excellent Friday Fish Fry and the karaoke on Saturday nights is always busy and entertaining.

Postscript Pub

Address: 627 S. 2nd St.
Whats on Tap: With a twenty-two beer selection highlighting your favorite Miller, Budweiser, Leinenkugles, and New Glarus faves.
Reason to Go: Fantastic food, familiar faces, and a friendly atmosphere.

Rosewood

Address: 2484 County Road O South
Whats on Tap: The familiar Domestic and Imported Bunch plus Unique Craft Brews from the Milwaukee Area.
Reason to Go: Sunsets on the Patio on Sunday nights are so relaxing and start your week off on the right foot!

South Shore Bar and Grill

Address: W6763 S. Shore Drive
Whats on Tap: The usual suspects. Enjoy ice cold Domestics, Imports, and Craft IPAs from the Midwest.
Reason to Go: Off the beaten path a little bit, but so worth the short drive! Great food – best thin crust pizza around, friendly atmosphere, delightful drink menu and live entertainment. Round ’em up and come on over!

The Village Supper Club

Address: 1725 South Shore Drive
Whats on Tap: Enjoy the largest selection of beer (and wine) in Delavan at the Village Supper Club.
Reason to Go: The deck overlooking Delavan Lake paired with the finest Fish Fry in town make for the perfect place to celebrate any occasion.

Watershed Saloon

Address: 4009 S. Shore Dr.
Whats on Tap: Domestics, Imports, and Craft choices! At Watershed Saloon, there is always a beer for everyone.
Reason to Go: With bikes hanging from the ceiling, open-air type bar, and food quantities you won’t believe. Delicious daily food specials, live music, and special events. Fabulous Fish Fry, offering the option to have both fried and broiled (AYCE, too) if you can’t choose! This is a no brainer to come here.

The Waterfront Pub and Grill

Address: 408 State Road 50
Whats on Tap: Lagers, Wheats, Shandys, Ales, IPAs, and more! All available in growlers to-go!
Reason to Go: Quirky decor, delish bites, and family meal deals galore.

Drink up and celebrate International Beer Day at your new favorite spot right here in Delavan. Cheers!