Fall Wisconsin Festivals in 2017

Find an Alabama fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Alabama including activities in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Eau Claire. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2017 Festivals

Kegel’s Inn Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017

Sparta Eagle’s/Canoe River Rendezvouzers Fall Rendezvous - Sparta, WI - Aug 25 to Aug 27, 2017
Black powder shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, canoeing, fishing and more, with a flea market and food vendors

Brew City Cigar Festival - Glendale, WI - Aug 26, 2017
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.

Central Wisconsin State Fair - Marshfield, WI - Aug 30 to Sep 4, 2017
Midway carnival rides, draft horse show, tractor pull, demolition derby and more.  Located at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds at 513 East 17th Street, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Rally - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 30 to Sep 5, 2017
Motorcycle ride.

Willhelm Tell Festival - New Glarus, WI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
New Glarus has paid tribute to the Swiss archer on stage for more than 78 years.  Features a children’s lantern parade, art show, live music, savory music and street dance.  Held annually at the William Tell Grounds, W5199 W, New Glarus, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Highland Games - Waukesha, WI - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
It’s a weekend of affordable Celtic fun for the entire family during the athletic competition.

Waupaca Oktoberfest - Waupaca, WI - Sep 1, 2017
Central Waters Brewery in Amherst puts on this Oktoberfest with lots of beer, wine, and German food. The Charlie Justmann Band provides the entertainment with plenty oom-pah, big band songs, and oldies. Nothing like a little bit of the old country on a fall afternoon. Proceeds benefit the programs of the Waupaca Breakfast Rotary Club. Location: Under the tent and in the conference center at the Waupaca Ale House.

Senior Celebration - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 1, 2017
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

Jonesfest Music Festival - Kennan, WI - Sep 2, 2017
Bring your lawn chairs as musical acts raise money for a music scholarship offered to a Phillips High School senior.

Kites Over Lake Michigan - Two Rivers, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017

Labor Fest - Janesville, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017

Taste of Madison - Madison, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
The city’s annual Labor Day weekend event.  Three stages of live music, food from more than 50 restaurants and food trucks, and other activities.  Located all around Capitol Square, Madison, Wisconsin.

Third Ward Art Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Art for all ages with demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and 140+ juried artists.

Labor Day Brunch - Wauwatosa, WI - Sep 4, 2017
“Let the Fork do the Work” at this Labor Day Monday Brunch!

Chilimania - Edgerton, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
A chili cooking contest and salsa contest that has been going on for more than 25 years.  It features a morning 5k run-walk, Dixie Band, various contests and of course great good.

Indian Summer Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Located at Henry Maier Festival Park at 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  An American Indian ethnic festival at the Summerfest Grounds the weekend after Labor Day each year. It features native dance, live music, cooking demonstrations, hoop dancers, boxing, lacrosse tournament, and so much more.

Platteville Dairy Days - Platteville, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
An annual celebration for well over 65 years.  Held at Legion Field with lots of food, music, 4-H and FFA exhibits, a parade and lots more.

Seafood Fest - Menasha, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
A two day community event sponsored by Menasha Rotary Club, Neenah Rotary Club, and the Fox Cities Morning Rotary Club. Lobster, crab leg and salmon dinners. Live music at night.  Entry is absolutely free.  Located at Jefferson Park in Menasha, Wisconsin.

SputnikFest - Manitowoc, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
The event celebrates the landing of a 20 pound piece of Russian Sputnik IV on September 5, 1962. Readers Digest called it one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals.  Festival is located at the corner of N. 8th and Park Streets in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival - Edgerton, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Wool classes, sheep shearing demos, country store and more.  Located at the Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, Wisconsin.  For additional information call 960-674-7148.

Kohler Falls Oktoberfest - Sheboygan Falls, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Sheboygan Falls Lions Club and the Kohler Police Athletic League teamed up for this annual event. German music, dance and food available. Games and contests include the 5K run/walk, teen battle of the bands, sheepshead tournament and cornhole tournament.

Bavarian Bier Haus - Glendale, WI - Sep 8 to Oct 7, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays only.

Cafe Bavaria Oktoberfest - Wauwatosa, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 30, 2017
(Fridays and Saturdays)

Apple Dumpling Days - Elroy, WI - Sep 9, 2017
Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and two kid’s races are held the first Saturday after Labor Day.  Event is hosted by the Elroy Lions Club.

Cheese and Sausage Fall Family Fest - New London, WI - Sep 9, 2017
Held throughout downtown New London.  It features a car and cycle cruise down North Water Street, a kids zone, clowns, fire truck displays, and live music.  Also a popular 3 on 3 Basketball tournament.

Rock the Green - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9, 2017
A near zero waste music festival.

Taste of Lake Geneva - Lake Geneva, WI - Sep 9, 2017
Held at Flat Iron Park with wines from Studio Winery and local beers.  Enjoy the live music and jazz banks along with local restaurant food choices.

Thirsty Troll Brew Fest - Mount Horeb, WI - Sep 9, 2017
Held at Grundahl Park, 401 Blue Mounds Street, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Beer sampling features 25 craft brewers serving over 100 different beers. Masskrugstemmen Troll Strength Competition.  An annual event held every year on the 2nd Saturday of September.

Uptown Ford Lincoln Frank Mots International Kite Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
An annual event held for more than 37 years.  Located at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront.  They expect more than 600 kites

Oconomowoc Fall Festival - Oconomowoc, WI - Sep 9, 2017

Old Settlers Oktoberfest - Paddock Lake, WI - Sep 9, 2017
Food, beer & wine, music and dancing from noon to 8 PM. There will also be a classic car show, wiener dog races, German Dancers, Sein Hoisting competition, Edelweiss kids dance There are also free kids games, pumpkin painting, face painting, raffles, and fireworks.

Family Farm Weekend - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Zoological Society of Milwaukee is sponsering a Family Farm Weekend with special down-home activities highlighting Wisconsin’s rich farming history

Oktoberfest Marshfield WI - Marshfield, WI - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Held on the street in front of the Blue Heron Brew Pub, stop by for live music, Baggo tourney, outdoor games, food and drink specials, and hand-crafted Oktoberfest micro-brews!

Mexican Independence Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 10, 2017
Festival features clowns, parade, carnival rides, Mexican music, games, face painting, community exhibits, crafts, foods, and merchandise. 

Amery Fall Festival - Amery, WI - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
The 67th anniversary featuring a grand parade, arts and crafts, food stands, kids and adult carnival rides, skill tournaments, toy show and pancake breakfast.  Most events held near Michael Park.

Blair Cheese Fest - Blair, WI - Sep 14 to Sep 17, 2017
Features great music, food, games, parade, tractor pulls, cheese chase run, swap meet and more.

Wet Whistle Wine Fest - Algoma, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
2,000 visitors enjoy the grape stomp and award winning wines at Von Stiehl Winery.  Features heritage foods, fine art, live music, and more.  Held annually at 115 Navarino Street, Algoma, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Dells Wo-Zha-Wa Autumn Harvest Festival - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
A full range of events including concessions, beer walk, petting zoo, kids activities, magic, and music.

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Fest - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
A harvest festival with parade, antique flea market, arts & crafts, and Wisconsin’s oldest long distance race.  Activities throughout downtown Wisconsin Dells and Bowman Park.  Enjoy live entertainment, a 100 unit parade, and more.

8th Street Ale Haus Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest - Chippewa Falls, WI - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
14th annual event with 15,000 to 20,000 expected to attend this festival. The announcement of the Festmeister & Festmeisterin happens at noon at the Leinenkugel Brewery followed by the Golden Keg Procession to the grounds. 4 stages with over 30 entertainers including plenty of live music, dancing, magic tricks and a family fun stage. Live music includes both authentic German and polka style bands. Contests include Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, beer stein holding, sauerkraut eating, euchre card tournament and a German fashion show. Also learn about the German heritage, shop vendors and eat delicious German foods. For kids and families, there are games, art activities, inflatables, fashion show and other entertainment. Daily admission is $8 at the gate but three day admission wristbands are available pre-event only for $15 each. Free parking on Sunday. Sunday is all about the kids – with free admission for all age children. If you are looking to book a room the Country Inn is the official sponsor. All proceeds go to local charities.

Bay View Bash - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 16, 2017
12th annual community festival. All-volunteer.

Egg Harbor AleFest - Egg Harbor, WI - Sep 16, 2017
Enjoy 100+ craft beers from 40 different brewers. Event runs from 1 to 5 PM with early admission to VIP guests.  Live music by the O2M Band.  Held in Harbor View Park at 7809 Wisconsin Highway 42, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Sep 16, 2017
Vintage car show, live entertainment, shopping, children’s activities, and more at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Willy Street Fair - Madison, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Warm-up, parade and fair with 8 stages, 35 performances and 150+ vendors.  It covers 3 community blocks starting on the 900 block of Williamson Street, Madison, Wisconsin.

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival - Cedarburg, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Arts & crafts, homegrown produce and artisan food, plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, Scarecrow Contest, Giant Pumpkin weigh-off. Live music with Top Forty, Folk and Rock & Roll bands. Giant Pumpkin Charity Regatta. Kids’ corner with pumpkin painting, magician and clown. Free admission.  Events are held throughout the historic downtown area.

Minhas Oktoberfest - Monroe, WI - Sep 16, 2017

Oktoberfest in Crivitz - Crivitz, WI - Sep 16, 2017

Great Lakes BrewFest - Racine, WI - Sep 16, 2017
Southeast Wisconsin’s Largest Beer Event with 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.

Maple Fall Fest - Marshfield, WI - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Handmade art and craft items. Maple syrup and baking contests. Pancake breakfast and other fantastic food offerings. Petting zoo and inflatables for children.  Located at Wildwood Park & Zoo

Racine Color Run - Racine, WI - Sep 16, 2017
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Racine, with a Colored Foam Zone and more.

Gays Mills Apple Festival - Gays Mills, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
The 58th annual event features parades, carnivals, arts & crafts, flea markets, music, dancing, food & festivities.  Activities held at various venues in the Village of Gays Mills, Wisconsin.

Warrens Cranberry Festival - Warrens, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Cranfest can draw around 100,000 to the world’s largest cranberry festival. It has been going on for more than 40 years.  It is always held the last full weekend in September.  Features three days of activities including parade, marching bands, marsh tours, food, contests, and over 1300 booth for shopping.

Lion’s Tale Oktoberfest - Neenah, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017

Beloit Oktoberfest - Beloit, WI - Sep 22, 2017

New Glarus Oktoberfest - New Glarus, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
America’s Little Switzerland holds an annual German festival at the end of September. Keg tapping ceremony on Friday night at 9 PM. Antique tractor pull on Sunday. Fondue tasting and demonstration on Sunday afternoon. 5K run/walk on Saturday morning. Chainsaw carving, wagon rides and plenty of family fun. Sponsored by the New Glarus Brewery. Free admission to the festival tent all weekend long.

Oktoberfest at the Schwabenhof - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Biergarten at the Schwab and the United Donauschwaben Of Milwaukee.

Waukesha Oktoberfest - Waukesha, WI - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017

Apple Harvest Fest - Waukesha County, WI - Sep 23, 2017
The Retzer Nature Center hosts visitors for delicious apple treats, apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest, hayrides, music, arts/crafts and children’s activities.

Petfest - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 23, 2017
Bring your dog/cat to Henry Maier Festival Park.

Hayward Fall Fest - Hayward, WI - Sep 23, 2017
An annual fall celebration with fine arts & crafts booths, food vendors, and live music on Main Street.

Essen Haus Oktoberfest - Madison, WI - Sep 23, 2017
This is a German restaurant and trinken halle with 16 German biers on tap throughout the year. They’ve been holding an event for more than 30 years. Live music, brat and pie eating contests, beer races, outdoor dance floor, Hammer Schlagen and kids tent for their annual one day event in mid-September. Location: 514 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703

Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Evansville, WI - Sep 23, 2017

Germantown Oktoberfest - Germantown, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017

La Crosse Oktoberfest - La Crosse, WI - Sep 28 to Oct 1, 2017
The first Oktoberfest in La Crosse was held in 1961. Over fifty years later, it is still going strong. Activities include live music, Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest, Festmaster’s Ball, parades, contests, and even a mud run. Location: South Side Festival Grounds – La Crosse St & 2nd St N, La Crosse, WI, 54602

Cable Area Fall Festival - Cable, WI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
Fall Harvest Dessert Contest, Beer & Wine Garden, Pumpkin Pecan Pancake Breakfast, Art & Craft, Zip Line, Cooking Demos, Bounce Houses, Classic Car & Truck Show, and Live Music.  Held annually the last weekend in September.

Greendale Hay Days Celebration - Greendale, WI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017

Oktoberfest - Appleton, WI - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2017
A mile of fun on College Avenue in Appleton, in what is described as Appleton’s largest block party. Live music, over 100 food vendors, Friday night classic cars at the License to Cruise, arts & crafts and family fun area with kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Location: College Avenue, Appleton WI

Oddtoberfest - Columbus, WI - Sep 30, 2017

Zoo Brew - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 5, 2017
An annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Audubon Days - Mayville, WI - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017

Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, WI - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
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 54 years.  Features a Grand Parade, countless booths with fresh foods, and so much more fresh air fun.  Located at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion.

Fermentation Fest - Reedsburg, WI - Oct 6 to Oct 15, 2017
A live culture convergence with classes, tastings, bike tour, art events and more.

Sheboygan Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
9th annual key tapping ceremony. The event starts Friday night. Saturday at 10:00 am is their 4th annual wiener dog race and costume contest.

Eagle River Cranberry Fest - Eagle River, WI - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Eat, drink, and play with the more than 40,000 attendees of this annual event held at Riverview Park.  Taste the world’s largest cranberry cheesecake.  Also hundreds of crafters and artisans. 

Stone Lake Cranberry Festival - Stone Lake, WI - Oct 7, 2017
Join over 30,000 guests for a day of fun and festivities.  See over 300 vendors and artisans, great food, parade, and baking contests.

Thorp Pumpkin Fest - Thorp, WI - Oct 7, 2017
Entertainment and fun in downtown Thorp with 130 vendor booths, food, crafts, and fall produce.  An annual event for 20 years.

Lake Geneva Oktoberfest - Lake Geneva, WI - Oct 7, 2017
The 25th annual Oktoberfest. It is a family fall festival with live music, food, craft booths, wagon hayrides, pony rides, bouncy castle and other kids activities. Don’t miss the great pumpkin giveaway! Free shuttle pickup and drop off from select parking locations. This street festival is located in Southeast Wisconsin ninety minutes from downtown Chicago. Location: Downtown Lake Geneva

Dallas Oktoberfest - Dallas, WI - Oct 7, 2017

Remington’s Oktoberfest - Thiensville, WI - Oct 7, 2017
Held at Remington’s River Inn

Sister Bay Fall Fest - Sister Bay, WI - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
This 70th annual event is considered the “Grandaddy” of Door County festivals. Ping pong ball shoot, classic car show, scavenger hunt, parade, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities and live entertainment.

Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Primarily an arts and crafts fair with handcrafted products and quality art, but it does offer a beer garden, entertainment, and food.

Sparta Fall Fest - Sparta, WI - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2017
Enjoy the pet parade, pie contest and fun for everyone. Held in historic downtown Water Street, Sparta.

Antigo Oktoberfest - Antigo, WI - Oct 14, 2017

Cedarburg Oktoberfest - Cedarburg, WI - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
9th annual event. Celebrate the ethnic heritage of the area with oompah music from authentic German bands, dancing, food and specialty beers. A huge tent is erected for the festival and a wooden dance floor allows you to polka. Specialty beers from Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel and Bluemoon. Authentic German dinners include wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, currywurst and other dishes. Live entertainment includes the Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D’ Lustig’n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band. Live Glockenspiel show every two hours. Contests and games available for all ages including a sheepshead tournament (Sunday), best Lederhosen/Dirndl contest, sauerkraut eating contest and German Spelling Bee. Cars owned by members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America will also be displayed from Noon to 3 PM on Sunday. There are also many art exhibits within walking distance of the festival. Free admission and parking. It runs from 11 AM to 8 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Sunday. Note: pets are not allowed on the festival grounds. Location: Community Center Parking Lot (W63 N641 Washington Avenue)

Flyway Film Festival - Pepin, WI - Oct 18 to Oct 22, 2017
An independent film festival on the shores of the Mississippi River.

Kohler Food & Wine Experience - Kohler, WI - Oct 19 to Oct 22, 2017
16th annual four day extravaganza of food, wine, and fun.  See complimentary demonstrations and tastings.

Elkhorn Oktoberfest - Elkhorn, WI - Oct 21, 2017

Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books - Waukesha, WI - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2017
Held annually at UW-Waukesha.

Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival - Lake Geneva, WI - Nov 4, 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft beer and specialty liquor tastings.  Good food also.

Big Water Film Festival - Ashland, WI - Nov 8 to Nov 12, 2017
Held at the Bay Theater. Ticket prices range from $8 per block to $35 for a weekend pass.  A great chance to also meet the filmmakers.

Taste of the North - Chippewa Falls, WI - Nov 9, 2017

Winter Art Fair off the Square - Madison, WI - Nov 11 to Nov 12, 2017
Features 100+ Wisconsin exhibitors. Saturday silent auction benefits youth scholarship fund. Located at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival - Pepin, WI - Nov 11 to Nov 12, 2017
Enjoy holiday foods and wines as you travel the Great River Road Wine Trail.  Your tickets gets you free wine and food tasting at each of the 11 wineries along the route.

Christmas By the Bay - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Nov 17 to Nov 19, 2017
Annual tree lighting ceremony, holiday parade, Santa brunch and holiday shopping.

Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine Walk - Baraboo, WI - Nov 17, 2017

Milwaukee Holiday Festival of Lights - Milwaukee, WI - Nov 17 to Jan 1, 2018

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

West Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2016

Riverfront Jazz Festival - Stevens Point, WI - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2016

Yellow Phone Music Conference - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2016
A four day gathering of talented artists and music professionals

Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 9 to Oct 1, 2016
Friday and Saturdays starting September 9, 2016 and ending October 1, 2016. The Bavarian Soccer Club hosts this event at the site of the former Bavarian Inn at Heidelberg Park. It has been going on for more than sixty years. Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides called the Bavarian Fest Garten hosts the main festivities. Traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, and sing-alongs. Broiled chicken, bratwurst, spanferkel, rollbraten and pretzels are just some of the food available. Oktoberfest Queen contest on the first Saturday. Admission is $5 online and at the door.

Fondue Fest - Fond du Lac, WI - Sep 10, 2016
More than 20,000 annually enjoy this event dedicated to cheese and chocolate fondue. 9th annual event. Admission is free.

Old German Beer Hall - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 13, 2016
Oktoberfest Release Party.

Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride - Lake Mills, WI - Sep 17, 2016

The Bottle Room Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 17, 2016

Kurts’z Oktoberfest - Two Rivers, WI - Sep 17, 2016
Travel Wisconsin has this date. We have also seen a band list themselves as playing there Sept. 16th. Will follow up if we receive more information.

Lorelei Inn Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016

Harvest Fest - Green Lake, WI - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
A two day celebration with thousands attending.  Expect over one hundred artist and crafters, local farmers, signature restaurants, classic cars, family activities and of course live entertainment.

Wurst OktoBEERfest - Madison, WI - Sep 24, 2016
Location: Breese Stevens Field

Great Midwest Harvest Festival - Madison, WI - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016

Great Rotary Oktoberfest - Middleton, WI - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
The 3rd Annual Great Rotary Oktoberfest at Fireman’s Park (near Middleton High School) from Noon to 10:00 pm. Good Music, Good Beer, GREAT Cause. Over 10 beers on tap, and live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Madison West Towne-Middleton’s charitable efforts. $10 admission for ages 18+. $5 admission for ages 14-18. Children 13 and under are free.

Oktoberfest at Kemper Center - Kenosha, WI - Oct 1, 2016

Fall Festival of Color - Lake Mills, WI - Oct 2, 2016

Oktoberfest 2016 - Fond du Lac, WI - Oct 7, 2016
German Dinner and Musical Celebration Friday , Oct.7. Knights of Columbus Hall, 795 Fond Du Lac Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. 5:00 pre-dinner entertainment- Paul Rosenfeldt, Sinatra Favorites, Silent Auction. 6:00 authentic German dinner. 7:00 musical program- featuring Hope Lutheran’s Deutsche Kapelle. (German Band) performing polkas and German waltzes menu: sauerbraten, bratwurst, kasseler-rippchen (smoked pork loin), späetzel dumplings German potato salad, sweet/sour red cabbage, Bohemian sauerkraut. Tickets ($29- adult; $15- 10 years of age and under) may be purchased with cash or check: – by calling Ken at 920-539-3977 or – at Wegners Office Supply, 17 Court St., 923-8200; or – going to http://www.lifeathope.org

From the Land Festival - Green Lake, WI - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
A gathering of traditional crafts and skills with demonstrations.

Shell Lake Oktoberfest - Shell Lake, WI - Oct 22, 2016

September 2015:

PotatoFest – Rhinelander, WI – September 5, 2015. 

Whooping Crane Festival – Princeton, WI – September 10-13, 2015.  Held at various locations in Green Lake County.  Features a weekend of fun with many seminars and events.

Ruffed Grouse Fall Festival – Park Falls, WI – September 12, 2015.  Features arts and crafts, hourly draw saw demonstrations, flea market, petting zoo, live music, polka dancing, dog training and various workshops.  Held at Triangle Park, 143 S. 3rd Avenue, Park Falls, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin State Chili Cookoff – Green Lake, WI. – September 12, 2015.  Once again held in Green Lake at Deacon Mills Park.  An annual event held the first Saturday after Labor Day.  Features hot chili, live music, and good beer.

Harvest Festival – Lake Tomahawk, WI – September 19, 2015.  Sponsored by the Lake Tomahawk Lioness and Lions Clubs. A family event, it was attended by over 2000 last year. The arts & crafts show starts at 9:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm, the car show starts at 10:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm. Held in Snowshoe Park. Food, children’s “pumpkin” decorating.

Trout Festival – Exeland, WI – Sept 4-6, 2015

Lion’s Sturgeon Festival – Jim Park, WI – Sept 4-7, 2015

October 2015:

Fermentation Fest – Reedsburg – October 2-11, 2015.  A live culture convergence with classes, tastings, bike tour, art events and more.

Hay Days – Greendale, WI – Oct 3, 2015.  Pony rides, hay rides and more with the Greendale Lions Club.  Annually held the first Saturday in October around downtown Greendale.

Fall Festival of Color – Lake Mills, WI – October 4, 2015. Enjoy a day of fun at Common Park with over 130 vendors, kids games, artwork, foods, and live music.

Sparta Fall Fest – Sparta, WI. – October 9-12, 2015.  Enjoy the pet parade, pie contest and fun for everyone.  Held in historic downtown Water Street, Sparta.

Quivey’s Grove Beer Fest – Madison, WI – October 10, 2015.  Now held for over 22 years with cold beer, live music, and hot food.  Located at 6261 Nesbitt Road, Madison, Wisconsin.

Neshkoro Scarecrow Festival – Neshkoro, Wisconsin – October 10, 2015.  Make your own scarecrow and enter it for a $1 registration fee. Arts & craft vendors, farmer’s market, hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and food vendors. 10 AM to 5 PM.  Activities held at Neshkoro Public Library, Main Street, River’s Edge Park, and throughout the downtown area.

Pumpkinfest – Mishicot, WI – October 17, 2015.  Enjoy the pancake breakfast, baking contest, pumpkin carving contest, and local entertainment.

Zoo Brew – Milwaukee, WI – October 22, 2015.  An annual event held at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Marijuana Harvest Festival – Madison, WI – October 2-4, 2015

November 2015:

Driftless Film Festival – Mineral Point, WI – Nov 5-9, 2015

Central Wisconsin Film Festival – Stevens Point, Amherst, Plover, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids & Wausau – Nov. 6-7, 2015.

Taste of the North – Chippewa Falls, WI – Nov 12, 2015




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

6 thoughts on “Fall Wisconsin Festivals in 2017

  1. Jennifer Ewers says:

    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.

  2. Pat Duncan says:

    The Lake Tomahawk Lioness and Lions sponsor Harvest Fest with a car show on September 19th this year. Could we get this posted on your site? The arts & crafts show starts at 9:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm, the car show starts at 10:00 am and runs until 3:00 pm. Held in Snowshoe Park. Food, children’s “pumpkin” decorating. A family event, it was attended by over 2000 last year (clicker count done).

  3. William Schlesinger says:

    MANY years ago I attended a harvest fest where thy were picking corn, boiling them in barrels pouring them out on conveyors where we could pick and ear, shuck it, run it over the butter, Eat it. Wonderful taste. I have never seen it since. Any chance it is still around somewhere?
    It was somewhere west of Madison Wisconsin at a farm. Would love to find it again.

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