KENOSHA: Get your kicks in the fall

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Fairy tales: Visitors to the Bristol Renaissance Faire enjoy continuous entertainment on more than 20 stages with more than 1,000 costumed performers including whimsical fairies. | Photo by Wayne Hile ~| COURTESY OF BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE

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SEPT. 2

BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE
12550 120TH AVE.
10 A.M. – 7 P.M.

What it is: Elizabethan England comes alive with 30-acres of games, rides, crafts, music and characters. Visitors will love the swordfighters, minstrels and jesters.

What else you need to know: Admission for adults is $19.95 and $9.50 for children. For more information, visit www.renfair.com/bristol or call (847) 395-7773.

NOW UNTIL SEPT. 29

KENOSHA HISTORY CENTER EXHIBIT: TRANSPORTATION INNOVATION
220 51ST PLACE
TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS 10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., SATURDAYS 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.,
SUNDAYS NOON – 4 P.M.

What it is: The exhibit features a rare two-ton 1918 Winther four-wheel drive truck, two one-of-a-kind AMX prototypes, and Sterling bicycles.

What else you need to know: Suggested donation is $2 for adults and $1 for students and children. Visit www.kenoshahistorycenter.org for more information.

SEPT. 6, OCT. 4, NOV. 1

ALPACA ART FAMILY NIGHT
5813 6TH AVE.
5-9 P.M.

What it is: Pick and paint some pottery while professionals at Alpaca Art glaze and fire it. Enjoy half off studio fees for parents and kids.

What else you need to know: Reservations needed. Visit www.alpacapottery.com for more information.

SEPT. 7

WALK IN THE WOODS ART FAIR,
HAWTHORN HOLLOW,
880 GREEN BAY ROAD
10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

What it is: View art, listen to music and eat good food while walking through the trees. Daniel Stika, a Kenosha author, will be signing his book, ‘When Lincoln Met Wisconsin’s Nightingale-Cordelia Harvey’s Campaign for Civil War Soldier Care.’

What else you need to know: Admission is $5 per vehicle. Visit www.hawthornhollow.org or call (262) 552-8196 for more information.

SEPT. 7-8

A LL-BREED DOG SHOWS
AND OBEDIENCE/RALLY TRIALS
KENOSHA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 30820 111TH ST.
8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

What it is: Enjoy an AKC licensed dog show with more than 900 dogs, representing 127 various breeds.

What else you need to know: Admission is free and there is a $5 parking fee. Call (262) 654-4831 for more information.

SEPT. 13-15

MIDWEST MUSIC AND ARTS FEST
KENOSHA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 30820 111TH ST.
FRIDAY 3 P.M. – MIDNIGHT,
SATURDAY 10 A.M. – MIDNIGHT,
SUNDAY 10 A.M. – 10 P.M.

What it is: A little of everything ­craft fair, car show, live music, dance, art and culinary competitions.

What else you need to know: Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under. Visit www.midwestmusicandartsfest.com for more information.

SEPT. 14

LEMON STREET GALLERY OPENING
ARTIST RECEPTION,
4601 Sheridan Road
6-9 p.m.

What it is: Meet artists Dan Simoneau, Deborah Isaacson and Rudbeckia Press and enjoy refreshments.

What else you need to know: The free exhibit runs Wednesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit www.lemonstreetgallery.org for more information.

RICHARD BONG STATE RECREATION AREA PROGRAM: CANDELIGHT HIKE
26313 BURLINGTON ROAD
7-9 P.M.

What it is: Fall fun evening hike guided by candlelight, which includes a bonfire for marshmallow roasting.

What else you need to know: Meet at the Visitor Center. There is a $7 fee for Wisconsin residents or $10 for non-residents. Visit www.bongnaturalistassociation.org or call (262) 878-5600 for more information.

SEPT. 19

CIGAR EVENT AT ANDREA’S,
2401 60TH ST.
4-7 P.M.

What it is: An event for cigar lovers that includes refreshments.

What else you need to know: Visit www.andreasgifts.com or call (262) 657-7732 for more information.

SEPT. 21

OKTOBERFEST
KEMPER CENTER, 121 66TH ST.
4-10 P.M.

What it is: Eat, drink, dance and be merry! Visit the Anderson Arts Center for German food and beer, dancing and music while enjoying a scenic Lake Michigan view.

What else you need to know: Full cash bar. Visit www.kempercenter.com or call (262) 657-6005 for more information.

OCT. 5

TREMPER HIGH SCHOOL’S
10TH ANNUAL CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
TREMPER HIGH SCHOOL,
8560 26TH AVE.
9 A.M. – 3 P.M.

What it is: A free event with more than 100 craft and vendor booths. All proceeds support the Renaissance Program of Tremper High School.

What else you need to know: Visit www.tremper.kusd.edu or call (262) 359-2367 for more information.

OCT. 8-10

LANTERN LIGHT TOURS AT GREEN RIDGE CEMETERY
6604 7TH AVE.

What it is: A guided tour through the Green Ridge Cemetery, highlighting the lives of well known past Kenosha citizens, unique tombstone features, and the beauty and peacefulness of Green Ridge Cemetery at night.

What else you need to know: Bring a flashlight or lantern. Reservations are required. There is a $5 per person fee. Visit www.kenoshahistorycenter.org or call (262) 654-5770 for more information.