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The Farmers’ Market takes place in Wehmhoff Square Park located in Downtown Burlington every Thursday evening May through October from 3 – 7 p.m. and theKiwanis Civic Band and B-Town Sounds perform free concerts in Echo Park during the summer. Bring your blanket and picnic basket because you won’t want to miss it! Remember, no visit to Burlington is complete without seeing the Aquaducks Water-Ski Show, the Rotary Barons or the Southern Lakes Blue Devils. The Aquaducks Water-Ski Show is free and held on Thursday evenings in the summer at Fischer County Park on Browns Lake. The Rotary Barons are a semi-professional baseball team that began in 1997. You can see them in action yourself during their season, which runs from May through August at Beaumont Field, across from Echo Lake. Last but not at all the least are the Southern Lakes Blue Devils, a dsemi-professional football team consisting of non-college bound stand-out athletes. The Ironman league consists of 16 teams within Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
Just minutes southeast of Burlington on Rustic Road Hwy. B, you will find two of our area’s most valued treasures – AEppelTreow Winery and Brightonwoods Orchards; a collaborative venture that produces award-winning wines, sweet cider and a large variety of heritage apples in season. Across the street sits Richard Bong State Recreation Area with over 4,500 acres of rolling grassland, savanna, wetlands and scattered woodland.
In addition to our vast array of outdoor recreational offerings, Burlington is home to several historical, educational and entertaining attractions. The historic Malt House Theater is home to The Haylofters, one of Wisconsin’s oldest continuing community theaters. The Burlington Historical Society maintains the Burlington Historical Museumand Pioneer Cabin, offers a self-guided walking tour of Historic Burlington, and has traced the BuR SPUR of Wisconsin’s Underground Railroad. Plus, the Chocolate Experience Museum, Spinning Top Museum, and Logic Puzzles Museum will delight children and adults alike. Known as the home of the Liars’ Club, Burlington boasts the Tall Tales Trail, a self-guided tour of championship lies immortalized on bronze plaques displayed throughout the downtown area.
Burlington’s official nickname, Chocolate City USA, celebrates Nestle USA’s long term commitment to the community as well as the annual ChocolateFest held every year on Memorial Day weekend. ChocolateFest draws visitors from around the country and grows in popularity every year as people come to see what giant chocolate creation has been made to celebrate each year’s theme.