The Elegant Farmer invites everyone to come and enjoy our Simply the Best events. Bring the family and share a story about when you visited the Elegant Farmer as a child or create new memories by bringing the kids or grandkids. Take a “slice” of the Elegant Farmer home by enjoying our wonderful shopping experience! Groups are always welcome and encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 262-363-6770 or click button below for VIP treatment and special pricing:
National Pie Day Celebration
January 23 & 24, 2016
Dedicated to the celebration and sharing of pie, this weekend is the prefect opportunity to share the love of pie with all our fans! Enjoy a FREE 4” Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag on Saturday, January 23 & Sunday, January 24 when you purchase any of our 8” or 9” pies or crisps in our market.
All Things Cherry
Saturdays in February, 2016. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Throughout the month indulge in All Things Cherry including cherry pie, cherry applesauce, and yogurt covered cherries. Enjoy the healing properties and special pricing on our cherry juice concentrate. Come into the market and taste a variety of delicious Door County Cherry treats on Saturdays in February from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
March 5 & 12, 2016
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come taste and see how maple syrup is made from sap with demonstrations by the Covenant Harbor Nature staff on Saturdays March 5 & 12. Enjoy special pricing on all maple products throughout the month of March.
National Π (PI) Day
March 12, 13 & 14, 2016. All Day.
Honoring the other Π (Pi), we offer a weekend in-store special on March 12, 13 & 14 with a $3.14 on our 4″ inch pie. Enjoy!
Cheep, Cheep Easter Celebration & Bunny Train
March 19, 20 & 26, 2016. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This free, family-fun event features the Easter Bunny and a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks and guinea pigs for petting and enjoying. Visiting The Elegant Farmer each year at Easter, the 4-H members educate and introduce children of all ages to the animals they have raised and cared for as part of their 4-H project. Ride the East Troy Electric Railroad’s Bunny Train (for tickets http://www.easttroyrr.org) and make a grand entrance to meet the Easter Bunny at the Elegant Farmer. Easter specialty foods including CiderBaked ham, fresh breads, Easter basket candies and more.
April 22-June 26, 2016.
Open Every Day 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Garden Center specializes in locally grown vegetable plants including a wide variety of herbs and an expanded selection of tomatoes, peppers and cold crops. Known for our exquisite oversized hanging baskets, The Elegant Farmer’s greenhouse is just the place to pick up this season’s best for your front porch or backyard.
70th Anniversary Celebration
Simply the Best Pies Extravaganza
April 30, 2016, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In celebration of our 70th anniversary, all three generations of our fans from 1946-2016 are invited to visit the Elegant Farmer for our Simply the Best Pies Extravaganza. All of delicious and award-winning pies will be offered for tasting along with delicious food recipes, thank you gifts and a wonderful shopping experience. Bring along your favorite vintage photo from your visit to the Elegant Farmer for the 70th Anniversary Smilin’ Barn Memory Wall.
Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest
June 18 & 19, 2016. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Want to taste the best cheese Wisconsin has to offer? Hundreds of cheeselovers come to this annual two-day fest to taste the best the state has to offer including award-winning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses. Crafted and aged to perfection, many of these cheeses delighted the palate of the U.S. Championship’s judges and are sure to delight yours. 10% off all cheese during the fest. Come and Enjoy!
Wisconsin Cheesemakers’ & Wine Train
June 18, 2016. 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
As part of the Cheese Fest, four of our state’s finest cheesemakers join 100 passengers on board the beautifully restored East Troy Electric Railroad’s Art Deco Dining Car on Saturday, June 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Come sample the finest cheeses and hear directly from the cheesemakers and wine expert from Pam’s Fine Wines during this two hour round trip train ride. Departs from and returns to The Elegant Farmer Depot, Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago traveling through the picturesque woods and charming towns settings of Mukwonago and East Troy, Wis. $39.99 tickets can be purchased online at www.elegantfarmer.com. Advance reservations are required. This annual event sells out every year so be sure to make your reservations early. Makes a great Father’s Day gift.
TICKETS GO ON SALE: May 1, 2o16
Old Fashioned Farm Fair & Ice Cream Social
July 16 & 17, 2016. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Kids of all ages are invited to the fair to participate in the ever-popular Old Fashioned Farm Fair & Ice Cream Social. Dare to win the pie eating contest or enjoy a hayride or pony ride. For those wanting a bit more fun, head over to view our antique tractor display or climb aboard for a train ride on the East Troy Electric Railroad from the Elegant Farmer depot. When the hunger strikes, we offer simply the best farm-fresh roasted corn, grilled brats & hot dogs, caramel corn, old fashioned candies and much, much more. New this year, we will be hosting an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 16 from noon-2 p.m. featuring tasting and sale of artisan, handcrafted ice cream from Wisconsin’s own specialty ice cream makers.
Grand Champion Cheese Tasting & Sale
August 20 & 21, 2016. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Straight from the state fair, come taste the best of the best. Enjoy samplings of this year’s Grand Champion and Blue Ribbon award-winning artisan and specialty cheeses. Unique varieties, sampling and 10% off all cheese will be offered.
Autumn Harvest Festival
Saturdays & Sundays Only
September 10 – October 23, 2016. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Whether you’re continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer offers a family fun farm experience. Everyone is welcome to the orchard to pick from our 12 varieties of apples right from the tree or selecting the prefect pumpkins from the patch. Enjoy beautiful fall colors aboard a tractor-pulled hayride, pony ride or train ride. The East Troy Electric Railroad’s turn-of-the-century train departs from and returns to The Elegant Farmer Depot. Come try our 5-acres, family-friendly farm scene corn maze. While visiting, indulge with our delicious specialty foods including cider, make-your-own caramel apple, warm cider donuts, pulled pork and chili and more. Hope to see you in the orchard.
Please Note: Market hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Orchard hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during the Autumn Harvest Fest. ORCHARD NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
Give a Smile, Get a Smile
Throughout November & December
Long a supporter of area families in need, The Elegant Farmer created the Give a Smile, Get a Smile campaign. (Truth be told, it was the Smilin’ Barn’s idea!). When you visit the Elegant Farmer during November and December and give a $5 or more donation to help our area food pantries give a smile to families in need. With our thanks, get a smile back in the form of a beautiful Smilin’ Barn ornament. 100% of all donations to the Give a Smile, Get a Smile campaign go to eight local food pantries. Thanks!
Christmas Express Santa Train
Nov 26 & 27, Dec 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 2016
This magical ride will take you a half hour from our East Troy Depot (2002 Church Street, East Troy, WI) to Santa’s workshop located at the Elegant Farmer. Here children can visit Santa and get a photo taken with the jolly elf himself! Complete with a craft project and some hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy after working on those crafts! The trolleys will be heated and bathrooms are available in our East Troy Depot. Boarding is only done at our East Troy Depot at 9:30, Noon and 2:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required. Tickets can be purchased online at www.easttroyrr.org. Bring a non-perishable food item with each member of your party and receive a 25% discount on tickets at our Depot. All donated items benefit the East Troy Food Pantry. Ho, Ho, Ho have a Merry Christmas everyone!