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! 

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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

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

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!


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.


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!