Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Wisconsin Festivals in 2015

Check out our list of Wisconsin fall festivals to find ways to celebrate the harvest before cold weather dominates. We currently have more than 40 options for fall fun, so you are practically guaranteed to find some things to do near Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Eau Claire in September and October 2015.  It would be hard to top Oktoberfest in Wisconsin, but some of these events might give the German festivals a run for their money.

If you are looking for January and February festivals try our Winter Festivals and Events page.

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September 2015:

Warrens Cranberry Festival – Warrens, WI – September 25-27, 2015
Cranfest can draw around 100,000 to the world’s largest cranberry festival. It has been going on for more than 40 years.

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Fest – Wisconsin Dells – September 18-20, 2015
A harvest festival with parade, antique flea market, arts & crafts, and Wisconsin’s oldest long distance race.

Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction – Sturgeon Bay – September 19, 2015
Cable Area Fall Festival – Cable – September 25-26, 2015

October 2015:
Sister Bay Fall Fest – Sister Bay, WI – October 16-18, 2015

Grafton Pumpkin Festival – Grafton, WI – October 9-10, 2015

Bayfield Apple Festival – Bayfield, WI – October 2-4, 2015
USA Today called it one of the 10 best specialty food festivals in the nation. 50,000 annually attend this event which has been going on for more than 50 years.

Fermentation Fest – Reedsburg – October 2-11, 2015

November 2015:
Central Wisconsin Film Festival – Stevens Point, Amherst, Plover, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids & Wausau – Nov. 6-7, 2015
Christmas By the Bay – Sturgeon Bay – Nov 20-22, 2015
Winter Art Fair on the Square – Madison – Nov 14-15, 2015
Big Water Film Festival – Ashland, WI – Nov 6-8, 2015

Last Year’s Events
Central Wisconsin State Fair – Marshfield, WI - August 27-September 1, 2014

Willhelm Tell Festival – New Glarus, WI - August 29-31, 2014
New Glarus has paid tribute to the Swiss archer on stage for more than 75 years.

Trout Festival – Exeland, WI - August 29-31, 2014
PotatoFest – Rhinelander, WI - August 30, 2014
Kites Over Lake Michigan – Two Rivers, WI – August 30-31, 2014
Jonesfest Music Festival – Kennan, WI - August 30, 2014
Apple Harvest Fest – August 30-31, 2014
Labor Fest – Janesville, WI - August 30 – September 1, 2014
Lion’s Sturgeon Festival – Jim Park, WI - August 29 – September 1, 2014
Riverfront Jazz Festival – Stevens Point, WI – August 30-31, 2014
Taste of Madison – Madison, WI – August 30-31, 2014
Taste of Racine - Racine, WI – August 31, 2014
Dairy Days – Platteville, WI - September 5-7, 2014
Seafood Fest – Menasha, WI – September 5-6, 2014
A two day community event sponsored by Menasha Rotary Club, Neenah Rotary Club, and the Fox Cities Morning Rotary Club.
Indian Summer Festival – Milwaukee, WI - September 5-7, 2014

Fondue Fest – Fond du Lac, WI - September 6, 2014
More than 20,000 annually enjoy this event dedicated to cheese and chocolate fondue.

SputnikFest – Manitowoc, WI – September 6, 2014
The event celebrates the landing of a 20 pound piece of Russian Sputnik IV on September 6, 1962. Readers Digest called it one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals.

Chilimania – Edgerton, WI - September 6, 2014
A chili cooking contest and salsa contest that has been going on for more than 25 years.

Apple Dumpling Days – Elroy, WI - September 6, 2014

Wet Whistle Wine Fest – Algoma, WI – September 12-13, 2014
Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival – Cedarburg, WI – September 20-21, 2014
Uptown Ford Lincoln Frank Mots International Kite Festival – Milwaukee, WI – September 6-7, 2014
Amery Fall Festival – Amery, WI – September 11-14, 2014
Blair Cheese Fest – Blair, WI – September 11-14, 2014

Gays Mills Apple Festival – Gays Mills, WI – September 26-28, 2014
Whooping Crane Festival – Princeton, WI - September 12-14, 2014
Great Lakes BrewFest – Racine, WI – September 13, 2014
Ruffed Grouse Fall Festival – Park Falls, WI – September 13, 2014
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest – Mount Horeb, WI – September 13, 2014
Maple Fall Fest – Marshfield, WI - September 13-14, 2014
Mexican Independence Festival – Milwaukee, WI - September 14, 2014
Golden Days Harvest Fest – Green Lake, WI - September 27-28, 2014
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest – Mount Horeb, WI - September 13, 2014
Cheese and Sausage Fall Family Fest – New London, WI - September 13, 2014
Taste of Lake Geneva – Lake Geneva, WI – September 13, 2014
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival – Edgerton, WI – September 5-7, 2014
Egg Harbor AleFest – Egg Harbor, WI –  September 20, 2014
Oconomowoc Fall Festival – Oconomowoc, WI – September 13, 2014
Hayward Fall Festival – Hayward, WI – September 20, 2014
Willy Street Fair – Madison, WI – September 13-14, 2014
Sparta Fall Fest – Sparta, WI – October 3-5, 2014
Audubon Days – Mayville, WI - October 3-5, 2014
Stone Lake Cranberry Festival – Stone Lake, WI – October 2-4, 2014
Eagle River Cranberry Fest – Eagle River, WI – October 4-5, 2014
Kohler Food & Wine Experience – Kohler, WI – October 23-26, 2014

Quivey’s Grove Beer Fest – Madison, WI – October 4, 2014
Thorp Pumpkin Fest – Thorp, WI – October 4, 2014
Pumpkinfest – Mishicot, WI - October 18, 2014
Fall Festival of Color – Lake Mills, WI - October 5, 2014
Wisconsin Dells Autumn Harvest Festival – Wisconsin Dells, WI – October 18, 2014

From the Land Festival – Green Lake, WI – October 18-19, 2014
Hay Days – Greendale, WI – Oct 4, 2014
Marijuana Harvest Festival – Madison, WI – October 3-5, 2014
Zoo Brew – Milwaukee, WI – October 23, 2014
Neshkoro Scarecrow Festival – Neshkoro, Wisconsin – October 11, 2014

Northern Lights Bellydance Festival – Wisconsin Dells, WI – November 14-16, 2014
Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival – Lake Geneva, WI – November 1, 2014
Driftless Film Festival – Mineral Point, WI – Nov 6-9, 2014
Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books – Waukesha, WI – Nov 7-9, 2014
Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine Walk – Baraboo, WI – Nov 21, 2014
Taste of the North – Chippewa Falls, WI – Nov 8, 2014

Fond du Lac Jazz Fest – Fond Du Lac, WI, Nov 7-8, 2014
Milwaukee Holiday Festival of Lights – Starts Nov 20, 2014

Afton Harvest Festival – Afton, WI – October 4-6, 2013 (reader report)

Find other fun things to do in Wisconsin in October:

Oktoberfest in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Corn Mazes
Wisconsin Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Wisconsin
Pumpkin Patches in Wisconsin

3 COMMENTS

  1. I drive thru Afton Wisconsin all the time…. I have seen signs up that say there Fall Festival is October 4, 5, and 6. Just thought I would share since it says above that you haven’t found dates for it yet.

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