Posted on Wednesday May 9, 2018 by Vanessa Lenz

East Troy's Memorial Day Weekend Guide

Help us kick off the summer with rummage finds, food, fun and drink!

The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce's four-day 42nd Annual Corn & Brat Roast is here! - Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28.


The event, featuring roasted sweet corn, brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda and beer, as well as live entertainment, will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdayand Sunday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

The following entertainment lineup will take place rain or shine, with no cover charge:

Friday, May 25
4-8 p.m. : Andy Carroll and The People He Owes $ To

Saturday, May 26
11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Spare Change and Friends

3:30-6:30 p.m.: Lunchmoney Bullies

Sunday, May 27
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: The Barnacles

Monday, May 28
1-5 p.m.: Smooth Blues

For more information, email or visit

We are currently looking for volunteers to sign up for three-hour shifts between 3 and 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday-Monday. This is the Chamber's biggest event of the year and a great chance to get your staff together, work a shift and have some fun. Don't forget to wear apparel to promote your business or organization. To view available openings Click Here then email to reserve your spot.

Volunteers Needed

The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will host East Troy's 27th annual Community-Wide Rummage Sale on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 



A listing of all the rummage sales will also be published in the Wednesday, May 23 issue of the Walworth County Shopper Advertiser, Stateline News and Janesville Messenger.

Antique Appraisal Event

An antique appraiser will be on the village square on Saturday, May 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for an “Antique Roadshow”-style antique appraisal event. Bring up to three items for a free appraisal.

Goodwill Collection

Martin’s Hardware-Rental & Pet, Spotlight Real Estate and Goodwill will provide a truck to collect leftover rummage sale items and other contributions from the community on Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martin’s shopping center, located at 3288 Main St.


Junk in the Trunk

The East Troy Family and Community Resource Center will hold its third Junk In The Trunk fundraiser sale held in conjunction with the East Troy Community-wide Rummage from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at East Troy High School Main Parking Lot, 3128 Graydon Avenue. For more information, contact (262) 642-4900.



East Troy Brewfest- Buy tickets now!

East Troy's third annual Brewfest will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27 at East Troy Village Square Park, 2881 Main St., featuring a selection of over 75 craft and micro brews from area breweries, including Lakefront Brewery, Sprecher Brewing Company, City Lights Brewing Company, The Hive Taproom, Westallion Brewing Company, Explorium Brew Pub and more.

We’ll also have the best local homebrewers in East Troy, bringing out their best drafts for you to taste and rate.

Attendees will get a chance to sample any beer they’d like and will receive a commemorative East Troy Brewfest glass and food samples from Hometown Sausage Kitchen and Grassway Organics.

The event will be part of the Chamber’s 42nd annual Memorial Day weekend Corn & Brat Roast May 25-28, featuring roasted sweet corn, brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda and beer, as well as live entertainment. The weekend events will also include the Chamber's 27th annual East Troy Community-wide Rummage Sale.

Tickets on sale now!

General admission tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and will include: wristband for one entry to restricted access tasting area, 3 oz. tasting samples and one souvenir tasting glass. A variety of food will be available for purchase from the Chamber's Corn & Brat Roast.

*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to participate

Designated driver tickets are $5, which includes a brat, burger or hot dog meal and 3 beverage tickets for water and soda.

Tickets are non-refundable. Event will be held rain or shine.

Buy Tickets Now

Memorial Day Observance

East Troy residents will have the opportunity to observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.

A parade will begin 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Beulah Avenue and Main Street. The parade will travel east onto Main Street and will enter the East Troy Village Square at the north sidewalk.

The ceremony will begin when all groups are in place on the square and will include performances by East Troy Middle School and High School bands.

The program includes local representatives to Badger Girls and Badger Boys State, a 21-gun salute for veterans who have passed away and roll call of the veterans who have died during the past year. The event is presented by American Legion Loomis-Martin Post 188.

A ceremony honoring a deceased veteran will be held following the ceremony.

For more information, call (262) 470-4694.


East Troy Farmers Market

The East Troy Farmers Market will launch its 10th season on Friday, May 25 at East Troy Village Square Park, 2881 Main St. The market will continue on Fridays through Oct. 5. Hours of operation are 2 to 6 p.m.

The market will feature vendors selling homegrown and local produce, specialty items, meats, honey, cheese, flowers, crafts and more. The event will also include live music and various activities. For more information, click here


Memorial Day Sale

Stock up on your Memorial Day Weekend barbecue essentials at Frank's Piggly Wiggly, 3238 Main St., East Troy. Click here for this week's ad.

Booth Lake Memorial Park Opening Weekend

Get a jumpstart on the summer with a trip to Booth LakeMemorial Park, N8465 Townline Road. Hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. For use exclusively by residents and property owners of the Village of East Troy, Town of East Troy and Town of Troy.

Wristbands are $30 per household. Kayak rental available for $10 for 2 hours or $20 for 4 hours.

For more information, call (262) 642-5046 or click here

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