Milwaukee Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 WI Events

Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2024
Primarily an arts and crafts fair with handcrafted products and quality art, but it does offer a beer garden, entertainment, and food.

Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2024
A 3-day festival full of live German music, cornhole, entertainment, beer, and traditional German food, held at War Memorial Center. Enjoy live polka music all day long by local polka groups and a nightly concert when the sun goes down! The weekend’s activities include a bags tournament, weiner dog racing, the Miss Oktoberfest competition, a brat eating contest, stein hoisting competition, and so much more!

Greendale Hay Days and Oktoberfest - Greendale, WI - Sep 28 to Sep 28, 2024
Enjoy the fall season with the Greendale Lions Club, including pony rides and hay rides around the village, and an Oktoberfest biergarten.

Germantown Oktoberfest - Germantown, WI - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2024
Sponsored by the Germantown Historical Society. Authentic German food, great music, children’s activities, Dheinsville Dachshund Dash (Saturday 3-4pm), bake sale, classic car display (Sunday 12-3) & more. Free admission and parking.

Petfest - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2024
Bring your dog/cat to Henry Maier Festival Park. Free admission and free parking.

Milwaukee Holiday Festival of Lights - Milwaukee, WI - Nov 16 to Jan 1, 2024
The holiday lights come on mid-November, ending with a variety show and fireworks, and the holiday season continues with other events including Cocoa with the Clauses, Santa’s Mailbox, contests and more.

Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books - Waukesha, WI - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2023
An annual event with lots of book vendors and authors, held annually at UW-Waukesha.

Kohler Food and Wine Experience - Kohler, WI - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2023
Four day extravaganza of food, wine, and fun including complimentary demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and tastings.

Lake Geneva Oktoberfest - Lake Geneva, WI - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
Family friendly event with food vendors

Zoo Brew - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2023
An annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo, with new brews from micro and macro brewers, fun foods from local area vendors, and new friends to meet all over the zoo. 21+ event. VIP tickets get you in one hour earlier.

Apple Harvest Fest - Waukesha County, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
The Retzer Nature Center hosts visitors for delicious apple treats, apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest, hayrides, music, arts/crafts and children’s activities.

Waukesha Oktoberfest - Waukesha, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2023
A taste of Deutschland in the heart of Waukesha in beautiful Frame Park! Nonstop music, food, and Sprecher products. Rain or Shine… – most activities take place under the big music tent! Friday 5pm: Opening Ceremony and tapping of the Firkin. Saturday: Live bronze statutes, children’s parade, wurst bier biathalon, masskrugstemmen contest.

Oktoberfest at the Schwabenhof - Menomonee Falls,, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Keg tapping and imported beer on tap, live performances, and more

Bay View Bash - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Annual community festival on the 3rd Saturday of September, featuring food, art, music, crafts, books, and more. Since 2004.

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival - Cedarburg, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Arts & crafts, homegrown produce and artisan food, plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, scarecrow contest, giant pumpkin weigh-off, plus live music, giant pumpkin charity regatta, kids’ corner with pumpkin painting, magician and clown. Free admission. Events are held throughout the historic downtown area.

Mexican Independence Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Festival features clowns, parade, carnival rides, live music, games, face painting, community exhibits, crafts, foods, and merchandise. Free admission.

Thresheree and Harvest Festival - Richfield, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Field demonstrations including steam engine threshing, log sawing, plowing, draft horses, sawmill, antique engines and tractors, Gehl machinery exhibit, plus take tours of the grist mill, mill house, Lillicrapp Welcome Center, pioneer homestead, sugar shack and blacksmith shop. Sing along with live music, enjoy children’s activities. Free wagon rides, sweets, silent auction, WTKM live broadcast, pie contest, old tractor parade 11:30. Pastries and coffee, lunch, and fall treats all available.

8th Street Ale Haus Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2023
German music, food and fun!

Fondue Fest - Fond du Lac, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
More than 20,000 annually enjoy this event dedicated to cheese and chocolate fondue, plus arts and crafts, music, farmers market, 5k and more. Admission is free. Since 2000.

Oconomowoc Fall Festival - Oconomowoc, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Shop downtown, enjoy music and dancing, food and beer tent, and other festivities

Frank Mots International Kite Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Annual kite festival located at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. They expect more than 600 kites

Third Ward Art Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
Art for all ages with demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and 140+ juried artists.

Wisconsin Highland Games - Waukesha, WI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2023
It’s a weekend of affordable Celtic fun for the entire family, with athletic competitions, family history, food and drinks, and more from Scotland and other Celtic nations.

Brew City Cigar Festival - Glendale, WI - Aug 19 to Aug 19, 2023
Enjoy a night of unlimited beer, wine, spirits, and food sampligs while trying premium cigars and meeting with cigar experts. Everything is included in the ticket price.

Audubon Days - Mayville, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2022
Fish fry, music, competitions, vendors, dance, 5k run/walk, kids’ zone, and more

Great Lakes BrewFest - Racine, WI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Unlimited sampling of more than 450 beers, ciders and meads. Local restaurants will be serving up delicious fare, and live music will set the mood! Held at Racine Zoo.

Milwaukee Rally - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 1 to Sep 5, 2022
Motorcycle ride, music, kissing booth, women’s ride, street parties and more.

Senior Celebration at the Zoo - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 31 to Aug 31, 2022
Milwaukee County Zoo opens up to seniors 55 and older for free admission with ID (parking rates still apply). A health and wellness fair will take place outside the Welcome Center, live music will be inside, and bingo round out the day

Oktoberfest at the Lake Geneva School of Cooking - Lake Geneva, WI - Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2021
There is no better way to celebrate Oktoberfest than with German beer, German food and a traditional German “prost”! Several opportunities to celebrate including Oktoberfest Thrill of the Grill, Oktoberfest at the Farmer’s Market, and two Oktoberfest Dinner Time, Wine, Time classes where you can discover how to create juicy, tender, fall inspired meals. If you would like to celebrate with the family, head to the Oktoberfest Sunday Family Supper where you can enjoy all the fabulous food without the fuss.

Oktoberfest at Kemper Center - Kenosha, WI - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy traditional German food, entertainment provided by a 20 piece show band and fine German beer! Hundreds come each year to enjoy “The Best Party in Kenosha!” Located on the soccer field south of the Kemper Center, the event starts at 4pm and ends at 9pm. Funds raised during Oktoberfest support and sustain the Kemper Center.