2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS & SPECIAL OFFERS
EVENT: National Pie Day Celebration - FREE PIE FOR A FRIEND
National Pie Day is dedicated to the celebration and sharing of pie. As part of our American heritage, this celebration is the prefect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie from the America's favorite pie maker, The Elegant Farmer. To honor this national "comfort food" we invite you to share a FREE pie with a neighbor, friend, family member, co-worker or teacher.
IN-STORE: Buy one 8" or larger pie and get a FREE 4" apple pie January 19 & 20.
ON-LINE: Buy two pies online and get $20.00 off in January.
EVENT: All Things Cherry, February 2, 9, 16 & 23
Throughout the month enjoy special pricing and indulge in all things cherry, including cherry pie, cherry applesauce, yogurt covered cherries, frozen Door County cherries and our own cherry juice concentrate. Come in Saturdays, February 2, 9, 16 & 23 and enjoy cooking with cherries demonstrations and tastings, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
EVENT: Maple Fest, March 2, 9 & 16
Enjoy special pricing on maple syrup products throughout the month. Visit and enjoy maple syrup-making demonstrations by special guest Peter Hatlestad, Nature Director at Covenant Harbor on Saturdays, March 2, 9 & 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
EVENT: Cheep, Cheep Easter Celebration, March 23 & 30
With Easter early this year, we invite you to come in for some Cheep, Cheep 4-H Family Fun March 23 & 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family fun event, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. features a 4-H menagerie of bunnies in costume, baby chicks and guinea pigs for petting and enjoying.
Visiting The Elegant Farmer at Easter time for more than 10 years, 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 rabbit project. Also enjoy Easter food specials including CiderBaked ham, fresh breads, Easter basket candies, cookies and more.
EVENT: Garden Center, April 20-June 15
The Garden Center specializes in beautiful, oversized hanging baskets, local vegetable plants including a wide selection of herbs and an expanded variety of tomato, pepper and cold crops. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week April 20-June 15.
EVENT: Wisconsin Blue Ribbon Cheese Fest, June 29 & 30
Want to taste the best cheese Wisconsin has to offer? Hundreds of cheese lovers come to this annual two-day fest June 29 & 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to taste the best the state has to offer, including award-winning cow, sheep, goat and mixed milk cheeses. Crafted and aged to perfection, these cheeses delighted the palate of the U.S. Championship’s judges and are sure to delight yours. This fest is free and open to all.
EVENT: Wisconsin Cheesemakers' Train, June 29
As part of the Cheese Fest, three of the oyr state's finest Ribbon cheesemakers' join 100 passagers on board the beautifully restored, vintage East Troy Electric Railroad’s Dining Car on Saturday, June 29, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come sample the finest cheeses, hear directly from the cheesemakers and enjoy locally crafted brews and wines with information from Pam Turner of Pam's Fine Wines on this two-hour round trip train ride. Departs from The Elegant Farmer Depot, Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago traveling through the picturesque woods and charming towns settings of Mukwonago and East Troy, Wis. $39 Tickets can be purchased online at www.elegantfarmer.com. Advance reservation is required. This annual event sells out every year so be sure to make your reservations early. Makes a great Father's Day gift. Hint, Hint from The Smilin' Barn.
EVENT: Old Fashioned Farm Fair, July 20 & 21
Kids of all ages are invited to the fair to play old fashioned games 11 am-3 pm like cloths pin in a bottle, needle in a haystack or participate in the ever-popular pie eating contest. Take a pony ride or train ride aboard the East Troy Electric Railroad from the Elegant Farmer depot. Enjoy the fair's farm-fresh roasted corn, grilled brats & hot dogs, ice cream in hand rolled waffle cones, caramel corn and much more.
EVENT: Grand Champion Cheese Tasting, August 31, Sept 1 &2
Straight from the state fair, come taste the best of Wisconsin's finely crafted Grand Champion and Blue Ribbon award-winning artisan and speciality cheeses throughout Labor Day Weekend. Unique varieties, sampling and special pricing will be offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
EVENTS: Autumn Harvest Fest
Weekends / Sept 7-Oct 26, 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 weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to the orchard to pick from our 12 varieties of apples right from the tree or 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 Saturdays and Sundays from and returning to The Elegant Farmer Depot.
EVENT: Giving Thanks Days, November 10 or 11
Long a supporter of area families in need, The Elegant Farmer hosts its annual Giving Thanks Days. Come in and prepare for your Thanksgiving holiday by purchasing your favorite pie and help a neighbor in need. For every pie (8 inches or larger) sold on Giving Thanks Days, November 10 or 11, The Elegant Farmer give a portion of the pie sales to the local area food pantries.
EVENT: Christmas Express Santa Train, December 7,8,14 & 15
Ride the rails with Santa Claus and enjoy Christmas stories along the way. Tickets for the 45 minute Christmas Express are available on the East Troy Railroad website www.easttroyrr.org or call 262-642-3263.
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