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October 2, 2020 – October 4, 2020

Bayfield Apple Festival

Bayfield Apple FestivalThe Bayfield Apple Festival is hailed as one of the 10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the nation by USA Today!  Bayfield celebrates its Apple Festival every October, and this year it runs October 2-4.

The three day event features a farm market featuring local producers, over 60 orchard and food booths selling Bayfield’s apples, apple delicacies, and festival food favorites! There is plenty to buy and see at the 140 art, craft and vendor booths. Kids carnival rides and games, an apple peeling contest, fish fry & dance round out the offerings.

You can also catch Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra perform throughout the weekend on the Grandstand stage. The festival culminates with the Grand Parade on Sunday, which features a 400 member “Mass Band” finale.

Bayfield is located along Highway 13 on the shores of Lake Superior, about 15 minutes north of U.S. 2. U.S. 63 brings you towards Bayfield from the Hayward, Spooner, and Twin Cities areas; U.S. 51 north through the North Woods sends you toward U.S. 2 for the connection to Bayfield, too. Enjoy the fall colors on your ride!

Bayfield Apple Festival Address:

Downtown Bayfield & Memorial Park
42 South Broad Street
Bayfield, WI 54814
(715) 779-3335
Website

Read about additional “things to know” below!




More Bayfield Apple Festival features and things to know:

  • Over 60 orchard and food booths selling Bayfield’s apples and apple desserts and delicacies; Caramel apples, apple pies, apple tortes, dumplings or tarts, apple sundaes, apple cider, bags and bushels of apples – even apple bratwurst, mustard, and butter.
  • A kids’ carnival with games, rides and favorite foods.
  • Plenty to buy and see including nearly 140 arts and crafts booths.
  • Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay wake up concert at Port Superior Marina, Saturday at 10am
  • Fine art exhibitors on South Second Street, featuring pottery, paintings, glassworks, photography, wood crafts and fiber arts.
  • A Grand Parade on Sunday featuring a 400+ member “Mass Band” finale
  • Big Top Chautauqua’s Blue Canvas Orchestra will perform throughout the weekend on the Essentia Health Grand Stand stage. Hear the original Apple Festival song!
  • The annual Apple Dumpling Gang for the little ones. Click here for Registration Form.
  • Bus shuttles for easy parking at Hauser’s Superior View Farm and Legendary Waters Casino.
  • Bayfield Fire Department offers a traditional fish fry dinner on Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Pavilion followed by a Saturday evening dance.
  • Boat cruises of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
  • Musical entertainment at many local pubs and Legendary Waters Resort & Casino
  • Drive 5 minutes outside of town and tour the 15 local orchards and farms, many with pick-your-own apples and pumpkins.
Start: October 2, 2020 10:00 am
End: October 4, 2020 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Bayfield
Phone: 715-779-3335
Address:
42 S. Broad Street, Bayfield, WI, 54814, United States
Cost: Free

September 17, 2021 – September 18, 2021

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Chippewa Falls is plenty of fun any time of the year, but as summer turns to fall Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest hits the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and the party really starts! This year, Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest runs from Friday, September 17th – Saturday, September 18th, 2021.

Chippewa Falls OktoberfestRaise a stein, don a dirndl or some lederhosen, and enjoy live music ranging from polka to folk. Plenty of German food, kids’ activities, dancing, and more can be enjoyed at Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. It’s located adjacent to the Leinenkugel Brewery and lovely Irvine Park, so there’s a great source of beer and another source of recreation just a stone’s throw away!

Admission to Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is $8 at the gate; kids 12 and under get in free.

Chippewa Falls is easy to get to! The Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds are right along Highway 124 (U.S. 53 back in the day), just north of Business Highway 29. Today’s U.S. 53 freeway, Highway 29 freeway, and Highway 178 all bring you to Chippewa Falls, too. It’s only about 15 minutes north of Eau Claire off I-94, too.

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Address:

Northern Wisconsin State Fair
331 Jefferson Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(866) 723-0340
Website




Wisconsin Weekend: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Here’s last year’s Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Schedule of Events, with 2021’s updates to come:

FRIDAY
11:00 am – 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 8:45 pm Souvenir Haus Open
Noon Announcement of 2020 Festmeister and Festmeisterin Golden Keg Procession from the Leinenkugel Brewery
1:30 pm Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom and Games Open
3:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
Upon Entrance: Golden Keg Tap
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  The Bavarian Musikmeisters
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Brass Barn Polka Band
6:35pm – 7:00 pm TBD
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchman

Oktoberfest Biergarten
2:30 pm- 6:00 pm  Top Notchman
7:00 pm  Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Bad Habits Brass

Leine Lodge Biergarten
1:00 pm – 3:15 pm  Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty
3:45 pm – 7:00 pm  The Squeezettes
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  The Swing Crew

Famileintreff (Family Fun) Stage
1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free Kids’ Art Activities
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm  TBD
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm TBD
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm TBD
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm TBD
7:10 pm – 7:40 pm Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Competition

SATURDAY
11:00 am- 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
12:00 pm  Keg Rolling Competition
1:00 pm Sheepshead & Euchre Card Tournament
3:00 pm On Grounds Parade
4:00 pm Glockenspiel
5:00 pm  Keg Rolling Competition
9:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Jim Busta Band with Karl
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Blaskapelle Milwaukee
6:35 pm – 7:00 pm  TBD
7:15 pm – 11:00 pm  Copper Box

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:30 am – 2:30 pm  Marshall Star Band
3:15 pm – 6:15 pm  Troppo
7:00 pm  Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Rural Route 5

Leinie Lodge Biergarten
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm  The Swing Crew
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Malek’s Fisherman
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  Shirts & Skins

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 7:30 pm Free Kid’s Art Activities
11:45 am – 12:45 pm  Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm TBD
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm TBD
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  Kinder Kostume Fashion Show (Kids’ Ethnic Attire)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Whip Cracking Demonstration
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm TBD
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm TBD
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm TBD
7:30 pm Meet the Oktoberfest Royalty
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest

SUNDAY
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 3:00 pm Free Bird House Making
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
1:00 pm On Grounds Parade
2:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
10:30 am Polka Ecumenical Celebration
12:15 pm – 4:00 pm TBD

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:00 am – 3:30 pm  TBD

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 3:30 pm  Free Kid’s Art Activities
11:00 am – 11:30 am  TBD
11:30 am – 2:30 pm  Face Painter Open
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  TBD
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm  TBD
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm TBD

 

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Start: September 17, 2021
End: September 18, 2021
Venue: Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Phone: 866-723-0340
Address:
331 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729, United States
Cost: 8