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January 24, 2020 – February 9, 2020

Racine Zoo Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival at the Racine Zoo is a spectacular nighttime event, covering the zoo with incredible works of art! From tigers, lions, pandas, exotic flora, and a colossal dragon, Racine Zoo will be transformed into a world of illumination with custom-made lanterns. To top it off, an array of food and drink options will make the Lantern Festival a truly unforgettable event.

The Racine Zoo Lantern Festival continues in 2020 to run on weekends through February 9th.

Lantern Festival Hours:
Fridays – Sundays: 5pm – 8pm (Last entry 8pm. Zoo closes at 9pm.)

Ticket Prices: $5!! 
Kids 2 and under are admitted free.
**Children 15 and younger need to be accompanied by a paying adult**. Also, note a $2.50 processing fee may be added if you pay with a credit card at the gate. But still, that’s a great deal!

Racine Zoo Lantern Festival Address:

Racine Zoo
2131 N. Main Street
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 636-9291

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Start: January 24, 2020
End: February 9, 2020
Venue: Racine Zoo
Phone: 262-636-9291
2131 N. Main Street, Racine, WI, 53402, United States

October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Ghoulees in the Coulees

Norskedalen hosts Ghoulees in the Coulees October 25th-26th, 2019, providing a fun, yet scary and haunting, experience for the whole family in this beautiful natural and cultural area near Coon Valley in southeastern La Crosse County.

At Ghoulees in the Coulees, you can take a half-mile walk through chilling and thrilling spook stations along one of their wooded trails lined by hundreds of carved, lit pumpkins. Once you navigate this, you’ll regain your wits and end up with a treat and hot apple cider at Bekkum Homestead, a historic homestead over 100 years old, illuminated only by the light of the moon and jack-‘o-lanterns.

Norskedalen Ghoulees
Some of what awaits in the dark in Norskedalen during Ghoulees in the Coulees. Is this out of focus? Or are they ghosts??

Along with the hike, you can enjoy storytelling, fortune-telling, grabbing a snack around the roaring fireplace, and walking through the haunted barns and other buildings. While it can be fun for kids of all ages, you may want to plan earlier hikes while it’s still light out for the very young and “faint of heart.” Earlier hikes around 5-7pm, hikes are less scary (the spooks do not try to scare you, but may offer a high-five, handshake, or wave). Conversely, 7-10:30pm, hikes are SUPER SCARY. They mean it! Chilling ghost stories designed to give you goosebumps will also be told at the end of your hike, making regaining your wits tricky for some. Fortune tellers will also be there to peer into your future.

Norskedalen’s Ghoulees in the Coulees Haunted Hikes take place Friday and Saturday October 25th & 26th, with start times from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets for the hikes are $10 per person, $15 after 10/22/18. Advance reservations are required.

Norsekdalen Ghoulees in the Coulees prepares for State Trunk Tour's Eric Paulsen
Norsekdalen Ghoulees in the Coulees prepares for State Trunk Tour’s Eric Paulsen.

You’ll find Norskedalen (which means “Norwegian Valley”) along County PI between Highway 162 and U.S. 14/61 just north of Coon Valley in southern La Crosse County. It’s a beautiful drive through the Driftess Area, right as the trees drop the rest of their colorful leaves.

Address for Ghoulees in the Coulees:

Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
N455 O Ophus Road
Coon Valley, WI 54623
(608) 452-3424

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Start: October 25, 2019 5:00 pm
End: October 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Venue: Norskedalen Nature & Heritage Center
Phone: 608-452-3424
N455 O Ophus Road, Coon Valley, WI, 54623, United States
Cost: 10

October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

NEW Zoo Boo

NEW Zoo, Green BayThe NEW Zoo (NE Wisconsin Zoo, that’s what “NEW” stands for) northwest of Green Bay celebrates the NEW Zoo Boo during the Friday-Saturday weekends of October 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26 this year. Plenty of spooky Halloween fun, trick-or-treating, haunted hay rides, giant inflatables, and all the fun you can have regularly at the zoo are all included as part of the fun! Festivities run 3-8pm each day.

Tickets for NEW Zoo Boo are $12 at the gate; children under 2 are admitted free. You can purchase tickets in advance online for $10. Zoo Pass members receive one free entry. No wagon rides will take place on the final weekend or in case of inclement weather.

This year, it’s the 25th anniversary of NEW Zoo Boo and special activities will be taking place for each weekend:

October 11th & 12th Dinosaur Weekend
Includes haunted hayride (starting 5pm) & giant inflatables
Meet African penguins (descendants of real dinosaurs!) in the Visitor Center

October 18th & 19th Princess & Super Hero Weekend
Includes haunted hayride (starting 5pm) & giant inflatables
Meet princess and super hero characters from your favorite movies

October 25th & 26th Masquerade & Carnival Weekend
Includes giant inflatables, children’s games, and dance party
Enjoy laser light decorations around the Zoo
PLUS: meet costumed stilt walkers on Saturday the 26th

Save money by purchasing tickets in advance for the special price of $10 per person. Tickets at the gate will be $12 per person. (Children under 3 are free). Everyone is encouraged to come in costume (don’t forget to consider matching the theme of the weekend!) and kids under 16 can trick-or-treat throughout the NEW Zoo – so don’t forget your treat bags! The Zoo will be filled with festive Halloween decorations, two giant inflatables, a Children’s Maze, live Swamp Monsters, and for the brave: a horse-drawn, haunted wagon ride (starting at 5pm) through our ‘Freaky Forest’ during the first two weekends of the event.

The NEW Zoo is accessible via U.S. 41/141 just north of Green Bay; Highways 29, 32, 54, 57, and 172 are all close by.

The NEW Zoo website offers up details, directions, and more!

NEW Zoo Boo Event Address:

4418 Reforestation Road
Green Bay, WI 54313
(920) 434-7841

NEW Zoo Boo 2019

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Start: October 25, 2019 3:00 pm
End: October 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: NEW Zoo
Phone: 920-434-7841
4418 Reforestation Road, Green Bay, WI, 54313, United States
Cost: 12

October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Zombie Days, Washburn

Zombie Days takes place in the Bayfield County seat of Washburn, and on the last full weekend of October, the town officially gets taken over by Zombies! Come join the fun and mayhem, because there will be plenty to see and do. Activities include a haunted house, dance, parade and various Zombie performances that range from Zombie Zumba to belly dancing. There will also be a Zombie pub crawl at night. Most of the activities will take place on Saturday. There will also be contests including pumpkin carving contests, spooky yard contest, undead tread scavenger hunt, Lions’ Club kids carnival, bike obstacle course, Library chili feed, bake-off & the zombie ball.

To reach Washburn, just head up Highway 13 from U.S. 2 near Ashland. Washburn is the seat of Bayfield County and hugs Chequamegon Bay. It’s a beautiful drive!

Zombie Days Schedule:

Friday, October 25th:

Blood Drive: Give it up to Dracula. 1PM-5PM. Chamber office.
Carved Pumpkin Contest. 5PM. Drop off your pumpkin Wed.-Fri. at Washburn Hardware & Sport. Categories: cutest, funniest, scariest & most complex.

Saturday, October 26th:

Undead Tread: Amazing Race. 11AM-1PM. $20.00 fee. Start and end at Washburn Chamber office. Amazing Race-like, teams of 2-6. Dress up, cash prizes. No transportation of any kind to be used.
Cyclo-Corpse Maze 1:00PM Test your pedal, mettle through a maze of goriness. All ages & bikes welcome. Front lawn of the Bayfield Co. Courthouse: 117 E 5th St. Co-sponsored by North Coast Cycling Association.
Zombie Day Parade. 2PM. Goes down Washington Avenue. Register at Chamber. Zombie Days Parade Entry Form
Kid’s Carnival by the Lion’s Club. 2:30PM-4PM. Washburn High School.
Haunted Hallway. 2:30PM-4PM. Washburn High School Basement.
Family Fun, Halloween Style. 4PM-7PM at Harbor View Event Center.
Arts & Crafts. 4PM-6PM. Arts & Crafts w/ Betty Sitbon (sm. fee). Face painting w/ Markie Anderson (sm. fee). Cupcake Decorating w/Malorie Peterson & Sponsored by Hansen’s IGA.
Chili Feed & Fixins. 4PM. Sponsored by Friends of the Washburn Public Library. A fundraiser for necessary Brownstone restoration of the Library.
Halloween Treats Bake Off Judging. 4:30PM Community wide baked entries for Fall & Halloween wanted. Washburn Zombie Days Bakeoff Registration Form After the judging the treats will be for sale as a fundraiser for Homecoming 2020. Sponsored by Hansen’s IGA.
Kids Costume Contest. 5PM Categories: Best Group & Best Individual: Girl & Boy.
Kids Games. 6PM. Wrap the mummy, Cake Walk (Spons. by Hansen’s IGA), Bubble wrap, Freeze, Limbo, Musical Chairs.
Tim Burton Themed Ball & Masquerade. 7-10PM. Live music by NIGHTFLYER.
Haunted Mansion: Zombie Wedding. 7PM-9PM at the Cultural Center. Murder mystery theater meets escape rooms. Ages: PG 13-Adult. Limit: 30 people

Zombie Days in WashburnZombie Days Address in Washburn:

Various locations through town
Washburn, WI 54891
(715) 373-5017

Zombie Days. Washburn

Click below for a larger schedule of everything happening at Zombie Days!

Zombie Days event poster, Washburn

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Start: October 25, 2019
End: October 26, 2019
Venue: Downtown Washburn
Phone: 715-373-5017
101 W. Bayfield Street, Washburn, WI, 54891, United States

October 19, 2019

Jack O’ Lantern Festival and 5K Zombie Run

Spooner celebrates fall with a full day and evening of fun at the annual Jack O’ Lantern Festival, happening Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Enjoy this fun family festival with tons of kids’ games, a pumpkin roll down Siegner Hill, pumpkin painting, inflatable bounce houses and much more. There’s also a Pumpkin Recipe Contest and a Pumpkin Carving Contest.

The 5K Zombie Fun Run takes place in the evening through Spooner’s “haunted woods” and promises adventure.

Spooner is easy to get to via U.S. 53, U.S. 63, or Highway 70, about halfway between Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls and Superior. There’s a reason they call Spooner the “Crossroads of the North”!

Jack O’ Lantern Festival Address:

Downtown Spooner
Spooner, WI 54801
(715) 635-2168

Check out the full Schedule of Events below!

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Craft Fair near Main Tent
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Moms Club of Northern Wisconsin Bake Sale
9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pumpkin Recipe contest drop-off presented by the Spooner Memorial Library. Judging at noon.
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Pumpkin Carving Contest drop-off Presented by Spooner Memorial Library. Judging at 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Small pumpkin painting presented by Lakeland Family Resource Center.
9 a.m.—4 p.m.– Face painting presented by Indianhead Credit Union
10 a.m. – Kids’ Pavilion Opens, presented by State Farm Insurance – Tim Reedy Agency, with… Inflatables, Kids Bouncys, food, business booths, Jack O’ Lantern Store, game pavilion & more!
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – $5 wristband gets unlimited “kids rides” on the inflatables.
10 a.m.– 4 p.m.– kids activities and events held in the Main Tent presented by St. Francis de Sales School.
1-3 p.m. – Pumpkin Roll on Siegner Hill presented by the Spooner Fire District Auxiliary.
2:30-4:30 p.m.—5K Zombie Run Check In & Packet Pick up in the Main Tent.

Evening Events
5:30 p.m. 5K Zombie Run presented by Spooner Health
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Bonfires and Brewfest presented by Schmitz’s Economart in the Main Tent
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Live Music featuring SchuStrings – Dan Schullo in Main tent
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Kids’ Halloween Movie presented by the Spooner Civic Center in the event ballroom


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Start: October 19, 2019 8:00 am
End: October 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Spooner
Phone: 715-635-2168
122 River Street, Spooner, WI, 54801, United States

October 18, 2019 – October 19, 2019

Fall Festival Weekend in Wisconsin Dells & Dells On Tap

Wisconsin Dells Fall Festival Weekend and Dells On Tap embraces autumn with a craft beer walk, a 5K dash, and plenty of harvest and other fun activities on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th. This is on top of all the things there are to throughout the Wisconsin Dells and Lake Delton areas, from water parks to fun shops, museums, and even the World’s Largest Wooden Trojan Horse along Wisconsin Dells Parkway! Hit I-90/94, U.S. 12, or Highways 13, 16, or 23 and check these activities out:

Friday, October 18th:
Dells Craft Beer Walk – Sample from a huge selection of artisan brews at participating bars while you stroll throughout the downtown Wisconsin Dells area.

Dells on Tap at Fall Festival Weekend in the Dells

Saturday, October 19th:
Race to the Taps – Enjoy this 5K run/walk to help kick off the event!
Dells On Tap – One of the Midwest’s premier microbrew beer tasting events, with a slew of Wisconsin-based and other nearby breweries showcasing their original creations. For those of you who want to take the craft experience to another level, you’ll want to get in on our VIP admission. Check out the list of craft breweries participating here!

Wisconsin Dells Fall Festival Weekend and Dells On Tap runs Friday night and Saturday but there is also plenty to do Sunday with the rides, water parks, shops along the main drag, restaurants, and more.

Wisconsin Dells Fall Festival/Dells On Tap Address:

200 La Crosse Street
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(800) 223-3557
Event Website

Check out the Schedule of Events below!

9 am – 7 pm    Purchase Dells Craft Beer Walk Glasses    $20 Advance/$30 Day Of
5 pm – 9 pm    Dells Craft Beer Walk

9 am   Dells on Tap 5K / Race to the Taps
11 am  Corn Hole/Bag Toss Tournament
12 pm – 5 pm    Dells On Tap VIP Admission     $65 Advance/$80 Day Of
1 pm – 5 pm    Dells On Tap General Admission    $40 Advance/$55 Day Of
All Day Live Entertainment

Schedule of Events for Dells On Tap:
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Start: October 18, 2019 6:00 pm
End: October 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Wisconsin Dells Festival Site
Phone: 800-223-3557
200 La Crosse Street, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965, United States

October 18, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Sister Bay Fall Fest

Sister Bay Fall Fest is the “granddaddy” of Door County festivals is celebrating its 74th year! The streets of this lovely Door County town along Highway 42 where Highway 57 ends will be packed with fun. Check out a Saturday Parade, a huge arts and crafts fair, plenty of food and live entertainment, and great activities for children of all ages.

Check out live music at Husby’s (which also has great Bloody Marys and is a Sister Bay Fall Fest institution – plus, check out the awesome and huge 1920 Wisconsin state map they have in there!) as well as Door County Creamery, Stabbur, and the Boathouse on the Bay, and more. You can also check out the Pancake Breakfast, Hillbilly Silly Science, Arts & Craft Shows, a Classic Car Show, Pumpkin Bowling, a Firkin Barrel Tapping, and for the kids plenty of games, inflatables, and more. The Fall Fest Parade is Saturday morning at 11. On Sunday, the Packers vs. the Raiders game will be on big screens in and outside all over town! A HUGE Schedule of Events gives you all the details below.

Of course, businesses all over town will have specials and it’s always great to check out Sister Bay’s gorgeous shoreline, marina, and the goats on the roof at Al Johnson’s Swedish Butik & Restaurant!

Enjoy Sister Bay Fall Fest all weekend. Just take Highways 42 or 57 and you’ll get there!

Sister Bay Fall Fest Address:

Waterfront Park
2362 Mill Road
Sister Bay, WI 54234

Check out the full Schedule of Events below!

Sister Bay Fall Festival Schedule of Events (click to enlarge or download)

Sister Bay Fall Fest 2019 Guide


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Start: October 18, 2019
End: October 20, 2019
Venue: Waterfront Park
Phone: 920-854-2812
2362 Mill Road, Sister Bay, WI, 54234, United States

October 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Windigo Fest

Windigo Fest, ManitowocWindigo Fest is a celebration of all things Halloween. The spine-chilling festival takes place in historical downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin on Franklin Street, right outside the chamber door of the town’s “quaint” little tourist destination know as Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast. All Hallows Eve enthusiasts with a hunger for the strange and unusual can experience a weekend filled with various seasonal activities including outstanding music, costume contests, dark art exhibits and contests, bizarre performances, and the historical cemetery bus tour. Windigo Fest kicks off Friday evening. After a day full of Halloween havoc, a parade will again display the Midwest’s best competitive costumes.

You can see Bill Gibson’s famous (or infamous, if you prefer) Christine car from the movie. It’s the most expansive, immersive Christine experience traveling today, now with fourteen years of thrilling fans under her wheels. Christine Movie Car offers more than your average show car experience, as she comes to life before your eyes, headlights glowing, smoke rolling and doo wop tunes flowing.

There will be a celebrity appearance by Miko Hughes from “Pet Sematary” and that’s just part of the Entertainment Lineup, which includes sideshow performer Jezzibel, the horror/comedy show Deadgar Winter, The Glam Band, Beatalica, Da Gof Rockerz, KALLAS, and more!

Join in on one of the many prize winning contests, enjoy the music, or just slither into the horrific hoopla that Windigo Fest has to offer! Come for the day or stay for the weekend….but don’t be caught dead without checking out the second annual All Hallows Eve Windigo Fest.

It runs Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th in downtown Manitowoc. The parade is Saturday evening at 7:06pm. That 7:06 is not a typo.

Windigo Fest

Windigo Fest Address:

Dead By Dawn “Dead & Breakfast”
901 S. 8th Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 683-3268

You’ll be able to get to downtown Manitowoc off I-43 via US 10, US 151, or Highway 42 – especially if you follow the “Business” routes!

Windigo Fest Cemetery Tours

A shot during the Cemetery Tours at Windigo Fest, Manitowoc.

Manitowoc & Two Rivers CVB

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Start: October 4, 2019
End: October 6, 2019
Venue: Dead by Dawn Dead & Breakfast
Phone: 920-683-3268
901 S. 8th Street, Manitowoc, WI, 54220, United States

September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019


Beef-A-Rama in Minocqua

With Beef-A-Rama, the smell of beef fills the air and more than 12,000 people fill the streets of downtown Minocqua. For over 50 years, Beef-a-Rama™ has been a premiere event drawing visitors back year after year to join in on the one-of-a kind fun you can only find in the Northwoods.

Roasters begin cooking their signature beefs before dawn. Herds of creative festival goers dressed in cow-themed costumes start packing downtown early for the 10K and 5K Rump Roast Run and Walk along Lake Minocqua, live music, & Prime Choice Craft Show featuring more than 70 vendors.

Mooo-ve on down to Torpy Park to grab a roast beef sandwich and watch the Beef Eating Contest, Cow Pie Plop, and of course the famous Roaster Parade down main street!

Listen for the top roasters at the Awards Ceremony at 3pm following the Parade. Check for the latest itinerary online.

Minocqua is along “Wisconsin’s Backbone,” U.S. 51, just south of Highways 47 and 70.

Beef-A-Rama Address:

Torpy Park
806 U.S. Highway 51
Minocqua, WI 54548
(715) 356-5266

Check out the Schedule of Events below!

Beef-A-Rama Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 27th
10am-Noon Live Radio Broadcast with WRJO at the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
6:00-9:00pm Lakeland Rotary Rump Roast Run registration at American Legion Hall
6:30-9:30pm Live Music The Lincoln Boys Band and Beer Garden sponsored by The Minocqua Island Business Association at Torpy Park

Saturday, September 28th
7am Rump Roast Run Registration at the American Legion Hall
7:30am Street Closure Begins
7am-8pm Shuttles Run ($3 fee per car) from Lakeland Union High School, Hribar Corporation/Truck Country, Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena & Builders First Source
8:15am Lakeland Rotary’s Calf Mile Run for Kids
9am Lakeland Rotary’s Rump Roast Run
​9am-3pm Live Radio Broadcast by WRJO at Torpy Park
9am-11:00am Live Music Red Ben and the Missing Miles at Torpy Park
9am-5pm Bouncy Houses for Kids on the lower level of Torpy Park
9am-5pm Prime Choice Craft Show on the lower level of Torpy Park
9am-5pm Official Beef-A-Rama­™ apparel sales at Torpy Park
10am-5:00pm Henna, Face painting, Glitter Painting at Veterans Park
10am-9:00pm Lakeland Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
10am-9:00pm Minocqua Lions Club Beer Garden at Torpy Park
10am-5pm Official Beef-A-Rama™ Sandwich Sales at Torpy Park
10am-12pm Live Music by Corey Carlson at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
10am-3pm Kids’ Games, Bouncy Houses, and Face Painting in lower level of Torpy Park
10am-4pm Kraft’s Kuddly Kritters Petting Zoo at Veterans Park
10am-5pm Twisted Widdlin’ Fool chainsaw carving exhibition
10am Food Sales Begin Torpy Park & Chicago Street
11am-1pm Kids’ Activities at Redman Realty on Oneida Street
11am-1:45pm Judging of the Beef along Oneida Street
11am-3pm Cow Pie Plop & Mechanical Bull sponsored by Lakeland Hawks Ice Arena at Island City Ice Cream
11:00am Beef Eating Contest at Torpy Park sponsored by Associated Bank
Noon-4:00pm Live Music by The Lincoln Boys at Torpy Park
Noon-3:00 pm Live Music by Useful Jenkins at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
3:00 pm Parade of Beef down Oneida Street from Redman Realty to Torpy Park
3:15 pm Awards Ceremony and Beef Raffle Drawing at Torpy Park
3:00-5:00 pm Live Music by Corey Carlson at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street
5pm Street Open to Traffic
4:00-8:30 pm Live Music Reality Bites sponsored by the Minocqua Lions Club at Torpy Park
5-9:00pm Live Music Whitehouse Players at the Rotary Beer Garden on Chicago Street



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Start: September 27, 2019 6:30 pm
End: September 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Torpy Park
Phone: 715-356-5266
816 U.S. 51, Minocqua, WI, 54548, United States

September 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Harvest Fair/Maker Faire at State Fair Park

Wisconsin Weekend: Harvest Fair in West Allis

Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair Park features tons of fall-focused events, activities, live entertainment, competitions, scarecrow making and the much anticipated Pumpkin Bowling. It runs September 27-29, 2019 and has FREE admission.

Check out the Antique Tractors Display, the Backyard Circus, Camel and Pony Rides, a Farmers’ Market, Free Live Music, Giant Cookie Decorating, Hay Rides, a Kiddie Tractor Maze, “Make Your Own Caramel Apple” fun (they provide a lot of toppings), even a chance for kids to slide down the “World’s Largest Piggy Bank.” Headlining musical acts include Morgan Wallen, Mark Farner’s American Band, Bobby Way and the Fabulous Wayouts, and local cover band favorites Cherry Pie.

Also, Maker Faire is happening there the same weekend! Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Makerspace and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Maker Faire brings together an eclectic group of artists, crafters, hobbyists and inventors to showcase their passion for building, design, and demonstration. Maker Faire Milwaukee & Robofest will take place in the Exposition Center Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations, hands-on workshops and activity areas showcasing 3D Printing, Robotics, lasers, and alternative energy (just as a start) will be featured. There’ll be competitive high school robotics teams and a remote control racing competition.

And, a lot more! Check their website for full schedules and details.

Wisconsin State Fair Park is in West Allis, minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. I-94 and Highways 59 and 181 border the park; I-41, I-894, U.S. 18, U.S. 45, and Highway 100 all get you close.

Harvest Fair / Maker Faire Address:

Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th Street (Highways 181 & 59)
West Allis, WI 53214
(800) 884-3247

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Start: September 27, 2019 5:00 pm
End: September 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Wisconsin State Fair Park
Phone: 800-884-3247
640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI, 53214, United States
Cost: Free

September 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Gays Mills Apple Festival

The Gays Mills Apple Festival – the 61st annual –  runs September 27-29, 2019! Gays Mills is pretty much the apple capital of Wisconsin, and it celebrates the apple harvest with parades, carnivals, arts and crafts, flea markets, music, dancing, a 2K and 5K fun run/walk, food and festivities.

Gays Mills Apple Festival

Get the rest of the details from their website or see the schedule below!

You’ll find Gays Mills in the heart of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless Area, where Highways 131 and 171 meet by the Kickapoo River. It’s worth going for the drive alone!

Gays Mills Apple Festival Address:

Highways 131 & 171
Gays Mills, WI 54631
(608) 735-4341

2019 Gays Mills Apple Festival Schedule of Events

Carnival: Wristband Friday Night 5 – 9 pm
American Legion Food Stand: 10-5 at Fairgrounds
Flea Market: 9am-? At Fairgrounds: Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Food
Halver’s Town Tap: Music 9pm-1am (315 Main)
J&J On Main: Music 9pm-1am (312 Main)
Lion’s Club Food Stand: 5-9pm at Lions Club Park
St. Mary’s Tent: 10 am-4 pm Taco Salad, Apple Pie, Schwan’s Ice Cream on Main Street

7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
9:00 a.m. (Registration at 8:00 a.m.) 2 & 5 Mile Runs, 2 Mile Non-competitive Walk and ¼ mile Kids Fun Run
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Book Sale
​8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Lion’s Flea Market (​Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Food & Apples)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Lions Club Arts & Crafts
All Day
Main Street Vendors Downtown
9:00 a.m.: American Legion Volleyball Tournament
9:00 a.m. : 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
​10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Museum of the Kickapoo
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: ​Large Kiddie Carnival
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Mini-Carnival Downtown
​11:00 a.m. (Registration at 10:00 a.m.): Open Horseshoe Tournament
New 2019 Cornhole Tournament: TBD


Ride the FREE Trolley stops at Flea Market & Main!

7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Lion’s Flea Market (​Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Food & Apples)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Lions Club Arts & Crafts
All Day Main Street Vendors Downtown
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Museum of the Kickapoo
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Large Kiddie Carnival
10:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Mini-Carnival Downtown
9:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.: Book Sale
11:00 a.m. (Registration at 10:00 a.m.): Open Horseshoe Tournament
1:30 p.m.: Apple Fest Parade
Main Street to Lions Park

Music Lineup

Friday 9pm – 1am: DJ Dom at Halver’s Town Tap
Friday 8pm – Midnight: Freaks of Nature at J&J On Main
Friday 8pm-?: Music at Societies Sons M/C
Saturday 1pm: Lovely Band at Societies Sons M/C
Saturday 8pm – Midnight: Black Water Gin at Societies Sons M/C
Saturday 9pm – 1am: Dr. Rumley’s Snuff Band at Halver’s Town Tap
Saturday 4pm – 8pm: Vertigo at J&J On Main
Saturday 8pm – Midnight: DJ Cody at J&J On Main
Sunday 10am – 1:30pm: Vertigo at J&J On Main

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Start: September 27, 2019 9:00 am
End: September 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Gays Mills
Phone: 608-735-4341
Highway 171, Gays Mills, WI, 54631, United States
Cost: Free

September 26, 2019 – September 29, 2019

La Crosse Oktoberfest

La Crosse Oktoberfest logo

It’s one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the country! La Crosse Oktoberfest hosts events in two locations in the city: Copeland Park right off U.S. 53 on the north side, and off 2nd & La Crosse Streets downtown – also right off U.S. 53. Get driving directions here. This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with “merrymaking” and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest, USA, is one of the few authentic Old World folk festivals held annually in the United States. You’ll find plenty of beer, music, fun, food, lederhosen, dirndls, and more complemented with a carnival featuring rides, parades featuring the annually-elected “Royal Family,” the 2018 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Pageant, and enough accordions and Munich-style tents to make you feel like you’re in Deutschland.

The Torchlight Parade will take place opening day, Thursday, September 26th, with Craft Beer Night happening that evening. For $30 admission, the FestZelt tent will feature over 40 craft brewers and their products – and you can sample ’em all!

La Crosse Oktoberfest Parade
The La Crosse Oktoberfest Parade, held Thursday.

Friday night September 27th has the Festmaster Ball at the La Crosse Center’s South Hall, where the Festmaster and Frau will be introduced.

Other events include weiner dog races, live music, special German dinners, Lederhosen Games, and more. Get the latest events list here!

La Crosse Oktoberfest USA offers new, printed 4-day admission passes to the Oktoberfest Southside Grounds (the Northside Grounds have free admission.) The 2019 Advance Price for the 4-day pass is $10 and is good for admission all four days of Oktoberfest 2018 and for ticketed events as noted.

Single day admission tickets for Southside Grounds: (available day-of at Fest office only)
Thursday, Sept. 26 – $5 (starting at 4pm)
Friday, Sept. 27 – $10 (all day)
Saturday, Sept. 28 – $10 (all day)
Sunday, Sept. 29 – $5 (all day)
No button or admission ticket required for the Northside Grounds for Oktoberfest 2019

Children 12 and Under Admitted Free
All Southside Ground patrons will have ID’s checked. Those 21 and over will be wrist-banded. Some portions of the Southside Grounds are restricted to 21 and over.
The Oktoberfest Shelter on the Northside is 21 and over only. IDs will be checked. Balance of Northside Grounds (food vendors and carnival area) is open to all ages.

A number of Oktoberfest events require additional ticketed admission. Tickets for most events are available from the Oktoberfest Online Store or at the Oktoberfest office.

La Crosse Oktoberfest USA is a great time in a true beer town. La Crosse is easily reached via U.S. 14, 53, or 61; I-90; and Highways 16, 33, and 35. The drive to and from is gorgeous too, especially at this time of the year!

Check the La Crosse Oktoberfest USA website for additional details!

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Start: September 26, 2019
End: September 29, 2019
Venue: Copeland Park
Phone: 608-784-3378
1130 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States

September 21, 2019 – September 22, 2019

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Fest

Welcome the transition from summer to fall in historic Cedarburg with the 44th Annual Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival! It happens Saturday, September 21 from 10-6 pm & Sunday, September 22 from 10-5 pm. Both the abundance of Wisconsin’s homegrown produce and artisan food products plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery are what initiated this free, family-oriented arts and crafts event.

The Festival Food Court offers plenty of options for a quick meal and the Farmer’s Market offers foodstuffs such as honey, syrup, cheese, sausage and jellies are available in each Marketplace located at Turner Street, Mill Street and Cleveland Street. Also, the three Marketplaces offers shopping for find unique handbags, hats, skin care products and more.

Cedarburg Wine & Festival fans can kick back and listen to live music all over town including Top Forty, Folk and Rock & Roll bands. The Gruber Law Offices Main Stage is open until 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Cedarburg Wine Harvest Festival Art on the Avenue“Art on the Avenue” also features over 250 juried artist booths presented by the Cedarburg Garden Club, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg Art Museum, and Ozaukee Art Center along Washington Avenue. Drop in at both the Cedarburg Cultural Center for the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s annual juried Fall Show and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts for special exhibits. Take a free haywagon shuttle to their location.

On Saturday from 11am-4pm, check out the third Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, with some weighing in at well over 1,000 pounds. You can also see oversize watermelons, tomatoes, and gourds – last year somebody brought a 2,145-pound pumpkin!

The annual Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta will take place on Sunday.  Previous regattas are YouTube favorites featuring gigantic, decorated, hollowed-out, floatable pumpkins, piloted by intrepid paddlers’ attempting to race across Cedar Creek to win cash for their favorite charity.

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival also features Ashley’s Candyland for Kids with a variety of activities and entertainment geared for children including Popcorn the Clown, a bouncer, coloring tables, spin art, and Paint a Pumpkin. Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire Steve Dahlke will be turning large pumpkins into grotesque faces at the City Hall Lawn on Saturday.

Cedar Creek Settlement will feature a Courtyard Grill with specialty beers and grilled foods with live music each day. At Cedar Creek Winery, you’ll find wine by the glass or bottle, with tours available. Also at the Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement, the Winery’s Grape Stomp offers stomping fun for both adults and kids each day.

For specific times and a complete list of Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival events,  a map/schedule will be available at two information booths as well as at most retailers throughout town.  Click here for a downloadable version.  The information booths are on Washington Avenue at Bridge Road and at Mill Street.

Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival Location

Check out some great fall fun in historic Cedarburg, along Historic Highway 57 (Washington Avenue) just north of Highway 167 and south of Highway 60. Highway 181 is just to the west. It’s only about 10-12 minutes off I-43/Highway 32, and it’s a great little town!

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Start: September 21, 2019 10:00 am
End: September 22, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Cebarburg
Phone: 262-377-3891
Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI, 53012, United States
Cost: Free

September 14, 2019

International Fall Festival, Eau Claire

The 31st annual International Fall Festival takes place in downtown Eau Claire Saturday, September 14th!

International Fall Festival, Eau ClaireThe International Fall Festival celebrates the diverse cultural makeup of Eau Claire through food, music, and fun. Enjoy a wide variety of food, vendors, and entertainment along South Barstow Street and throughout the South Barstow District in Downtown Eau Claire throughout the day. The Parade begins at 3 pm, and admission is free. This is a great event to bring the whole family so they can experience the culture and all Eau Claire has to do – which is quite a bit!

International Fall Festival Address:

Downtown Eau Claire
203 S. Farwell Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 839-4914

Eau Claire is easily reached via I-94, U.S. 12, U.S. 53, or Highways 37, 93, and 124. Downtown Eau Claire has a ton of great restaurants, shops, music venues, and more. The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is right downtown, so you can add that to the list with the kids. Nearby, Carson Park offers plenty to do from visiting Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox to canoeing and kayaking in Braun’s Bay in the Chippewa River. You can also ride the miniature train, explore the trails, or grab an ice cream soda at the Chippewa Valley Museum & Ice Cream Parlor. The city will definitely be buzzing with activity from students returning to UW-Eau Claire, too! Phoenix Park will be busy and it’s a great launching point for a nice tube float down the Chippewa River. You can also check out The Oxbow, a boutique hotel on Galloway Street on the north side of downtown and The Lakely, a great restaurant offering unique culinary combinations, inside the hotel. And right across the street you’ll find the Volume One Local Store, one of our favorite Eau Claire (and Wisconsin) shops!

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Start: September 14, 2019 11:00 am
End: September 14, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Eau Claire
203 S. Farwell Street, Eau Claire, WI, 54701, United States
Cost: Free

September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Marshfield Maple Fall Fest

Marshfield Maple Fall FestWisconsin’s “Hub City” of Marshfield embraces autumn with Maple Fall Fest, happening Saturday, September 14-15 this year. 2019 marks the 27th anniversary of Maple Fall Fest, and there’s plenty to see, do, buy, eat, drink, and enjoy.

Maple Fall Fest has been known by many as “the” place to find some of the best original artwork and handmade craft items in the Midwest. Over 150 vendors showcase their wares, including local Amish booths on Saturday offering beautiful flowers, handmade baskets, candy and baked goods.

This family-friendly event also features fun attractions like a kids’ zone and petting zoo (9am-4pm Sunday and 10am-4pm Sunday) and performances by the Main Street Conservatory of Dance (10:30am Saturday) and the Marshfield Youth Ballet (11am Saturday). Plus, don’t miss the monarch butterfly release on the Main Stage at 11am Sunday.

The Kid’s Zone ensures that the younger ones have plenty to do. There’s a petting zoo, inflatable rides and of course all of the treats from the food court.

Speaking of treats, Maple Syrup Contests could get sticky. There are two contests – each with prizes up to $250 – to crown the “Best of Maple Fall Fest.” Syrup makers are invited to enter the Maple Syrup Contest, and the bakers are invited to enter the Maple Dessert Baking Contest.

You won’t end up hungry, with a special pancake breakfast and a huge assortment of food vendors ready to serve pizza, brats, cheese curds, egg rolls, fried pasta, hot dogs, hamburgers, gyros, cream puffs, ice cream, kettlecorn, mouse ears, tacos, and a whole lot more.

Marshfield’s “Hub City” status relates to its location close to the exact center of Wisconsin, and many railroads always converged here. Today, you can take U.S. 10, Highway 13, Highway 80, or Highway 97 to reach Marshfield – it truly is in the center of everything.

Maple Fall Fest takes place at Marshfield’s beautiful Wildwood Zoo and Park, just off Central Avenue (Business 13). Check out some great places to stay in Marshfield, too!

Marshfield Maple Fall Fest Address:

Wildwood Park & Zoo
1800 S. Roddis Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 384-4314

See the full schedule below!

Marshfield Maple Fall Fest

Maple Fall Fest Schedule of Events

Friday, September 13
7:30-11pm • Fall Street Dance: Kick off the 27th Annual Maple Fall Fest weekend with a street dance on historic Central Avenue!

Saturday, September 14
7am-Noon • Breakfast: Regular and potato pancakes!

8am Check In/9am Start • Marshfield’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Check in at the Holiday Inn (750 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield). Ceremony and start of walk at 9am. 1 mile route and 3 mile route available. Register at or day of walk.

9am-5pm • 150+ Handmade Arts & Crafts Vendors, Amish Specialties, Maple Village, Maple Syrup Products, Food Court & Beer Garden

9am-4pm • Kid’s Zone and Petting Zoo

10am • Zoo Tour – Meet at the viewing windows in front of the Bear Exhibit

10:30am • Performance by Main Street Conservatory of Dance

11am • Performance by Marshfield Youth Ballet

1pm • Mad Dog & Merrill – “Grillin’ Buddies”

1pm-4pm • Children’s Craft Tent – Get creative and crafty! Options include: Mason Jar Piggy Bank, Fall Handprint Tree Painting, Foam Lightsaber, and Maple Princess Crown. $3-$7 per project. Presented by Columbus Catholic High School Student Council. *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

2pm • Performance and lessons by the Central Wisconsin Country Dancers

3pm • Maple Dessert Judging Contest

3:30pm • Maple Syrup Judging Contest

6-9pm • Central Wisconsin’s Taste & Talent (UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield). Enjoy a night out to support higher education in our community!

Sunday, September 15
7am-Noon • Breakfast: Regular and potato pancakes!

10am • Zoo Tour – Meet at the viewing windows in front of the Bear Exhibit

10am-4pm • 150+ Handmade Arts & Crafts Vendors, Maple Village, Maple Syrup Products, Food Court & Beer Garden

10am-4pm • Kid’s Zone and Petting Zoo

10:30am • Maple Syrup Demonstration by Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producer’s Association

11am • Marshfield Monarchs Release on Main Stage

1pm • Mad Dog & Merrill – “Grillin’ Buddies”

1pm-4pm • Children’s Craft Tent – Get creative and crafty! Options include: Mason Jar Piggy Bank, Fall Handprint Tree Painting, Foam Lightsaber, and Maple Princess Crown. $3-$7 per project. Presented by Columbus Catholic High School Student Council. *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Start: September 14, 2019 7:00 am
End: September 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Wildwood Park
Phone: 715-384-4314
1800 S. Roddis Avenue, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States

Delavan Scarecrow Fest

The 18th Annual Delavan Scarecrow Fest in downtown Delavan is Saturday, September 14th, 2019. Both visitors and community members are encouraged to participate by either building a scarecrow and bringing it with you or building one right at the festival. Scarecrows will be displayed on the street posts throughout the downtown Delavan area, popping up around Labor Day. Throughout the month of September, Downtown Delavan will have “Scarecrows on Parade.”

Activities in Water Town Park include a craft fair and flea market from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Delavan Darien High School Gridiron Club will be selling Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips and beverages from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., plus there will be free pumpkin painting from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and don’t miss the Annual Pie & Cake Auction that begins at 3:00 p.m.

Delavan Scarecrow Fest - Frank
Sample scarecrow – and Frankenstein can be scary! This guy looks like Fred Gwynne back in the day.

Be at the South Corner of Second and Walworth (Highway 11) for planned activities from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Activities include “Build-A-Scarecrow and Take it Home” for $10.00 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the Great Delavan Duck Raffle at 2:30. The raffle tickets are $2, or 3 for $5; they can be purchased at many downtown businesses, including Bradley’s Department Store, Lauren’s Antique & Art Centre, Lubick Gallery, Del-Mart, Remember When, and more. First Place is $200, Second Place is $100, Third Place is $50, plus there are a lot more prizes to win, thanks to the local businesses who donated them for Delavan Scarecrow Fest.

Delavan Scarecrow Festival, recent 3rd place winner
They just get more and more creative with these scarecrows at Delavan Scarecrow Fest!

The Phoenix Park Bandshell will be hosting live music begining at 5:00 p.m. with Audiophilia and Mike Stone and the Rockers at 6pm.

Check out the Walldog Mural Walking Tour, local businesses will have maps. Scarecrows will be “On Parade” throughout downtown Delavan not only Saturday, but through early October.

Be sure to purchase your Duck Raffle Tickets from Linda on the Southeast corner of Walworth Ave. & 2nd.

You can get to Delavan just off I-43, via Highways 11 or 50. Highway 11 is the main street right through downtown. Get some Andes Candies while you’re there!

Delavan Scarecrow Fest Address:

Downtown Delavan
100 W. Walworth Avenue (Highway 11)
Delavan, WI 53115

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Date: September 14, 2019
Venue: Downtown Delavan
100 W. Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI, 53115, United States

September 13, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Wo-Zha-Wa Days

“Wo-Zha-Wa” means “fun time” in the Ho-Chunk language, and Wisconsin Dells offers just that September 13-15! As one of the largest festivals in Wisconsin, Wo-Zha-Wa is a three day extravaganza with delicious food, a 100-unit parade, rousing live music, and arts and crafts that everyone can enjoy.

Wo-Zha-Wa’s flea market (Maxwell Street Days) always has new novel items to check out including gourmet dog treats, hand-made works of art, custom pieces of jewelry, organic cosmetics, and wood flowers made before your eyes. You can stroll through all these different stalls while chowing down on some of the festival’s favorite culinary treats, like kettle corn and alligator on a stick.

The whole family can enjoy themselves at Wo-Zha-Wa. The yearly Wo-Zha-Wa parade is a spectacle filled with floats, performers, and music that fills the entire street. The carnival rides are always a hit with the kids, who always get a thrill on the rides’ twists, turns, and spins.

When you attend, you’re invited to participate in a street carnival with refreshment concessions and the Wo-Zha-Wa Run, Wisconsin’s oldest long-distance race. Runners can take part in the challenging half-marathon course, or the fast-paced four-mile run.

Festival admission is free, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t go to this Wisconsin favorite!
All activities located in Downtown Wisconsin Dells & Bowman Park.

You can get to the Dells easily, of course: I-90/94, U.S. 12, or Highways 13, 16, or 23 all bring you there. Check their website for full details!

Here’s a video from a previous year of Wo-Zha-Wa Days to give you an idea:

Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 13

All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
8 am – 5 pm Maxwell Street Days
8 am – 6 pm Antique Flea Market
Noon – 5 pm Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, September 14

All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
8 am – 5 pm Maxwell Street Days
8 am Wo-Zha-Wa Run
8 am – 6 pm Antique Flea Market
9am – 5 pm Arts & Crafts Fair

Sunday, September 15

All Day Concessions and Carnival Rides
8 am – 3 pm Maxwell Street Days
8 am – 3 pm Antique Flea Market
9 am – 3 pm Arts & Crafts Fair
1:30 pm 100-unit Parade

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Address:


Wo-Zha-Wa Days map, Wisconsin Dells

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Start: September 13, 2019
End: September 15, 2019
Venue: Downtown Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells, WI, United States
Cost: Free

September 7, 2019

Oconomowoc Fall Festival

Celebrate the coming of fall with the Oconomowoc Fall Festival. This lovely town at the western edge of Waukesha County’s Lake Country has a bustling downtown nestled around Fowler Lake and Lac La Belle, and the big party is on Saturday, September 7th from 9am – 7pm, rain or shine.

There will be over 80 street vendors, lots of food, shopping, kids’ events, dancing, and festivities. Hang out at the beer tent, take part in the chili pepper eating contest, watch or participate in kayak races, and enjoy live music.

Check out the Chile Peppers Eating Contest at 4pm! That should be a hot time (yes, I know…)

An outdoor movie begins at dusk, extending the Oconomowoc Fall Festival well into the evening.

You can get to Oconomowoc via Highway 16 or Highway 67. Forget the bypass routes, follow the original roads right into downtown. That includes Main Street, Summit Avenue, and Wisconsin Avenue. The downtown is three miles north of I-94, via Exit 282 – which is Highway 67.

Oconomowoc Fall Festival Address:

Wisconsin Avenue & Main Street (“city” Highways 16 & 67)
133 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 567-1826

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Start: September 7, 2019 9:00 am
End: September 7, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Oconomowoc
Phone: 262-567-1826
100 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI, 53066, United States
Cost: Free

October 20, 2018

Lumberjack Fall Fest, Marshfield

Visit Marshfield via State Trunk Tour
TIMMMMBERRRRR! Power Pac Equipment busts out the axes this weekend with Marshfield’s Lumberjack Fall Fest, happening Saturday, October 20th.

Lumberjack Fall Fest is definitely a festival for the whole family! To kick off fall, Power Pac is hosting the Timberworks Lumberjacks, a high-energy lumberjack show. Feel the rush of adrenaline as competitors race up poles at lightning speed or saw through twelve inches of aspen with the speed of a modern-day chain saw. Then move to the edge of your seat as they show off their fancy footwork while running on logs or throw axes with the precision of a dart board champion. The show includes numerous entertaining demonstrations including:

• Log rolling
• Pole climbing races
• Ax throwing
• Fast paced log chopping and sawing
• Chainsaw carving

Timberworks will perform 3 shows at 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00 Saturday. You won’t want to miss it!

In between shows, kids can have inflatable fun in our bouncy house and free face painting while you grab lunch from Hewitt’s Meat Processing, browse our fall sales or enter to win a New 2018 Suzuki King Quad 400 4×4.

You can also WIN a 2018 SUZUKI KING QUAD 400 4X4
PowerPac Equipment is even giving away a brand new ATV to (1) lucky winner! Winner must be 18+ and present to win. The drawing will be held between last 2 shows. No purchase necessary to win! Find out how to enter here, or stop down at Power Pac.


Lumberjack Fall Fest in Marshfield
Let it roll!!

You’ll find PowerPac Equipment on the south side of Marshfield, right along the main drag: Central Avenue. It’s “Business” Highway 13, just north of U.S. 10 and the northern end of Highway 80. Highway 97 approaches downtown Marshfield from the northeast (just keep going south of Central) and of course, Highway 13 comes close via the “Through-pass” in the city. While there, check out the Blue Heron BrewPub, the beautiful Wildwood Zoo, the World’s Largest Round Barn at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, and more!

Lumberjack Fall Fest Address:

PowerPac Equipment
3802 S. Central Avenue (Business Highway 13)
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 387-1106

Start: October 20, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: PowerPac Equipment
Phone: 715-387-1106
3802 S. Central Avenue, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States

October 20, 2018 – October 21, 2018

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off

Talk about pumpkin spice… the Racine County Fairgrounds gets crazy Saturday, October 20th & Sunday, October 21st with the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest! Don’t miss out on this smashing fun time. Returning this year is The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook Off, where over 50 teams will compete for $7,000 in prize money and the title of “The Best of the Midwest”. There will be Costume contests for Kids and Adults. Prizes will be awarded! This 2-day event will feature Pumpkin Chuckin Competitions, where teams will catapult pumpkins as far as the eye can see! Raymond Middle School holds the record for the Junior Division with 229 ft., Waterford High School holds the record for the Intermediate Division with 317 ft., and Trinity Lutheran holds the record for the Advanced Division with 476 ft. Can you beat it? Give it a shot! Pumpkin chuckin’ is actually quite a rush.

Also look for multiple Stage Performances by the Racine Zoo, Food, Vendors, Seasonal Beers, Free Kids Games and Activities, Carnival and Hay Rides, Pumpkin Baking Contests, and so much more! Fun for all ages!

Admission is free for all. The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest runs 10am Saturday, October 20th through 5pm Sunday, October 21st. The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off kicks off Friday night and runs through Saturday – meaning not only is this a fun time, it’s a delicious time on the Racine County Fairgrounds!

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off Address:

Racine County Fairgrounds
19805 Durand Avenue (Highway 11)
Union Grove, WI 53182
(262) 878-4606

See the full schedule below!

The Racine County Fairgrounds is in Union Grove along Highway 11 by U.S. 45. Great Lakes Dragaway is close by, and of course the beauty of fall makes for a fantastic drive as you head to the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest and the Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off! Other great places like the Bong Recreation Area, the Mars Cheese Castle, Appletrow Winery & Distillery, and more are all in close proximity.

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest

Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest & Best of the Midwest BBQ Schedule of Events:

Saturday October 20th
10 am – 8 pm
Best of the Midwest Cook-Off (10 – 5)
12 pm – BBQ Turn In & Judging Begins
5 pm – KCBS BEST OF THE MIDWEST Awards (Main Stage)
2 – 4 pm – People’s Choice Competition
You be the judge! Purchase a Peoples Choice Judges card for $10 and sample the Best BBQ in the Midwest! Cards and contest in Beer Garden.
Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 6)
IT’S YOUR TURN! Launch your own pumpkin between competitions – $4 per launch.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Little Chuckers
12:30 pm – Little Chuckers Team Awards
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Soaring Squash
4:30 pm – Soaring Squash Team Awards
Kids Games & Activities (10-7)
Little Sprouts Kids Zone – Sponsored by North Shore Bank

Free Hayrides (10-5)
Garden Tractor Club Barrel Rides – $1
Free Kids Games – Kids Play Area
Pumpkin Sling Shots (3 for $1)
11 am – ALL DAY Carnival Rides
10 am – ALL DAY Broncos Youth Shooting Club Potato Gun Challenge (3 shots for $5 or 7 shots for $10)

12 – 4 pm – Treasure Hunt with Captain Jack and Friends

Special thanks to Maurice Farms for donating pumpkins used at the Fest!

Petting Zoo (10-6)
Join the Union Grove FFA and let your kids meet theirs! The Union Grove High School FFA will be hosting a farm animal petting zoo both days.

Little Sprouts Stage
Sponsored by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly

10 am – Pumpkin Yoga with Jessie Vyvyan from Chi Trees & Oil – FREE Family Friendly
11 am – Animals of the World – Racine Zoo
12 pm – Magic Rob
2 pm – Magic Rob
3 pm – Sword Play by Highwaymen Entertainment
3:30 pm – Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest
4 pm – Creatures of the Night – Racine Zoo
Helicopter Rides (11 am)
Take a 5-6 minute ride around Union Grove at 120 mph! The cost of a ride is $40/seat and we can take three passengers per flight. There are no age restrictions. Children under age 2 may sit on parent’s lap (no charge for child) as long as everyone is within weight limits. Children, age 2 and older, must have their own seat and seatbelt. Helicopter rides are sponsored and hosted by Lakeshore Helicopter.

Beer Tent Main Stage
1 pm – Kids Costume Contest & Parade

2 pm – 4 pm – People’s Choice BBQ Tasting

5 pm – Best of the Midwest BBQ Awards

4 pm – 8 pm – Blues Rock Band

6 pm – 8 pm – Battle of the Bars featuring Dead Mann’s Saloon (Kansasville, WI), Hiawatha Bar & Grill (Sturtevant, WI), JB’s Pub (Union Grove, WI), and 1175 Sports Park & Eatery (Kansasville, WI)

Sunday, October 21
10 am – 5 pm
Pumpkin Chuckin Field (10 – 5)
IT’S YOUR TURN! Launch your own pumpkin between competitions – $4 per launch.

11 am – 2 pm – Advanced Chuckin Competition Begins
2:30 pm – Advanced Chuckin Awards
Kids Games & Activities (10-5)
Little Sprouts Kids Zone – Sponsored by North Shore Bank

Free Hayrides (10-5)
Garden Tractor Club Barrel Rides – $1
Free Kids Games – Kids Play Area
Pumpkin Sling Shots (3 for $1)
10 am – ALL DAY Carnival Rides
10 am – ALL DAY Broncos Youth Shooting Club -Potato Gun Challenge (3 shots for $5 or 7 shots for $10)

12 pm – Desperados & Deputies (presented by Highwaymen Entertainment)

Throughout the day watch out as bandits hijack our hayride!
Don’t worry Deputy Do-Good will be on guard to bring the
bandits to justice, but he may need your help!

Special thanks to Maurice Farms for donating pumpkins used at the Fest!

Petting Zoo (10-2)
Join the Union Grove FFA and let your kids meet theirs! The Union Grove High School FFA will be hosting a farm animal petting zoo both days.

Little Sprouts Stage
Sponsored by Union Grove Piggly Wiggly

11 am – Animals of the World – Racine Zoo
12 pm – Magic Rob
1:30 pm – Princess Story Time – Enchanted Parties & Events
2:30 pm – Creatures of the Night – Racine Zoo
3 pm – Magic Rob
4 pm – Princess Story Time with Enchanted Parties & Events
Helicopter Rides (12 pm)
Take a 5-6 minute ride around Union Grove at 120 mph! The cost of a ride is $40/seat and we can take three passengers per flight. There are no age restrictions. Children under age 2 may sit on parent’s lap (no charge for child) as long as everyone is within weight limits. Children, age 2 and older, must have their own seat and seatbelt. Helicopter rides are sponsored and hosted by Lakeshore Helicopter.

Great Pumpkin Bake-Off (10 – 1)
10 am – 12:45 pm- Entry Turn In at the Information Barn
1:00 pm Entry Judging & Awards (Main Stage)
Rib Cooking Demo (12 pm)
Join Moose’s BBQ at the Main Stage and learn the tricks behind the KCBS competition RIBS – including FREE samples!

Pie Eating Contest (2 pm)
Register at the information booth by 1:30 pm.

Start: October 20, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Racine County Fairgrounds
Phone: 262-878-4606
19805 Durand Avenue, Union Grove, WI, 53182, United States
Cost: Free