WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The Big Top is coming down.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, which called itself The Greatest Show on Earth, announced earlier this month it was closing in May, after rallying for years against a difficult economy, changing tastes in entertainment and pressure from animal rights groups.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The city of Lake Geneva holds its annual Winterfest celebration Saturday, Jan. 28, through Sunday, Feb. 12. The festival features the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition as its centerpiece event but also includes music, magic, refreshments, helicopter rides, shopping and dining.
ROCKTON -- After having success over the years at Lake Geneva’s U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition, a group of popular teams have decided to strike out on their own.
The Vikings in Black, Kilted Snow Weasels and several other teams are hosting the Sculpt Like a Yeti snow-sculpting competition, which runs Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, as part of this year’s Yeti Fest, which will be held that Saturday in Rockton. The competition will be held throughout the festival at Old Settlers Park.
STATELINE NEWS -- Chuck Lewis has owned the same pair of wood skis for 40 years and wouldn’t dream of giving them, or his favorite pastime, up.
Not to mention, Lewis lives on Turtle Creek and enjoys easy access to cross-country skiing trails that snake through the flood plain in Beloit.
“All I have to do is walk out my backdoor and I’m there,” said Lewis, who also has gone downhill skiing in such places as Utah and Colorado with his wife, Julie, and/or their three children. “I also seek out trails at Rockport Park in Janesville, the ones in the Kettle Moraine or Rock Cut State Park (Loves Park). We have great groomed trails within 30 miles of home.”
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Missing summer fun like camping, hiking and zip-lining?
Don’t let winter stop you.
Yes, there are plenty of outdoor activities for the season, like skiing, sledding and skating. But what if you want to do something that feels a little more like July when it’s January? You’d be surprised at what’s available:
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