Find a Wisconsin fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Wisconsin 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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Labor Day Brunch - Wauwatosa, WI - Sep 3, 2018
“Let the Fork do the Work” at this Labor Day Monday Brunch!
Minhas Oktoberfest - Monroe, WI - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Antigo Oktoberfest - Antigo, WI - Oct 6, 2018
Rib Fest - Madison, WI - Jul 20, 2019
Moved to July for 2019. Come down for a day of ribs, music, beer tent and more!
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – La Crosse - La Crosse, WI - Aug 8 to Aug 11, 2019
The La Crosse Ride is one of the flattest JDRF fundraising ride courses, and features lengths ranging from 20 to 100 miles. As you cross the Mississippi and ride south through Minnesota and Iowa, you’ll have the Mississippi River on your left and the stunning Midwest on your right. This Ride is one of their largest, so you’ll have the strength and support of hundreds of riders and volunteers to help you achieve your mileage goal. Perfect for beginning riders and families to ride together while raising money for juvenile diabetes research.
Brew City Cigar Festival - Glendale, WI - Aug 17, 2019
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 20 to Aug 25, 2019
Midway carnival rides, draft horse show, tractor pull, demolition derby and more.
West Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
Held in the streets surrounding Kegel’s Inn, West Allis will close 3 bocks of National Avenue from 58-60th Street for the entire weekend! This year, enjoy watching breweries vye in a German Showcase Showdown to crown the best local German beer in town! With Unlimited sampling available for VIP ticket holders, plus artisan vendors on the street, a kids play area, the addition of Kegel’s Beer Garden sponsored by Hofbrau, and all the local breweries showcasing their own twists on German beers, the weekend is sure to be a blast! As always, admission to the festival is free and family friendly.
Kegel’s Inn Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
A fundraising event for the West Milwaukee Lions Club, held on three blocks of National Avenue and featuring a German Showcase Showdown to find the best German beer in town (and unlimited sampling for VIP ticket holders), artisan vendors on the streets, kids activities, beer garden and more. Free admission with food and drink for purchase
Canoe River Rendezvous – Fall Rendezvous - Sparta, WI - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
Demonstrations of black powder shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, canoeing, fishing and more, with a flea market and food vendors
Madison Color Run - Racine, WI - Aug 24, 2019
The Happiest 5K on the planet comes to Madison, with a Colored Foam Zone and more.
Seafood Fest - Menasha, WI - Aug 25, 2019
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 plus food trucks, and live music at night. Free admission. Located at Waverly Beach.
Willhelm Tell Festival - New Glarus, WI - Aug 25 to Sep 1, 2019
New Glarus pays tribute to the Swiss archer on stage in this festival that also features a children’s lantern parade, art show, live music, savory music and street dance. Since 1938.
Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration - Bayfield, WI - Aug 27 to Sep 14, 2019
Head to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore for a celebration of the lighthouses that have kept sailors safe for decades. Enjoy lighthouse tours, cruises, musical tributes to the history of Lake Superior, photography exhibits, and more.
Milwaukee Rally - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
Motorcycle ride, music, kissing booth, women’s ride, street parties and more.
Wisconsin Highland Games - Waukesha, WI - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
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.
Senior Celebration - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 30, 2019
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
Kites Over Lake Michigan - Two Rivers, WI - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Come and marvel at the giant show kites, precision stunt kite teams flying dual and quad-line kites, spectacular and colorful ground displays, running of the bols, and childrens activities, plus learn to fly from the experts, make your own kite for kids, and more.
Jonesfest Music Festival - Kennan, WI - Aug 31, 2019
Bring your lawn chairs as musical acts raise money for a music scholarship offered to a Phillips High School senior. Free admission.
Riverfront Jazz Festival - Stevens Point, WI - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Music festival at Pfiffner Pioneer Park.
Taste of Madison - Madison, WI - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
The city’s annual Labor Day weekend event, attended by over 250,,000 people each year, with three stages of live music, food from more than 80 restaurants and food trucks, and other activities. Located all around Capitol Square. Free admission! Raises over $60,000 annually for non-profit organization.
Third Ward Art Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Art for all ages with demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and 140+ juried artists.
Labor Fest - Janesville, WI - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2019
Enjoy mud volleyball, kids games, parade, raffle, demonstrations and entertainment, beer tent, food and more. Free admission!
Chilimania - Edgerton, WI - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
A chili cooking contest that has been going on for more than 25 years. It features a morning 5k/10k run-walk, various contests and of course great food.
Platteville Dairy Days - Platteville, WI - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Held at Legion Field with lots of food, music, 4-H and FFA exhibits, a parade and lots more. Since 1947.
Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival - Edgerton, WI - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
Wool classes, sheep shearing demos, country store and more. Located at the Jefferson County Fair Park.
Bavarian Bier Haus - Glendale, WI - Sep 6 to Oct 5, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays only for 5 consecutive weekends beginning in September. Head to Heidelberg Park and enjoy this event, featuring music from some of your favorite bands like Austrian Express and Die Freistadt Alte Kameraden as well as new additions. Delicious food and beer from Bavarian Bierhaus, Spaten, and Weihenstephan. Free parking and kids area available.
Waupaca Oktoberfest - Waupaca, WI - Sep 6, 2019
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.
Apple Dumpling Days - Elroy, WI - Sep 7, 2019
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. Since 2007.
Fondue Fest - Fond du Lac, WI - Sep 7, 2019
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 7, 2019
Shop downtown, enjoy music and dancing, food and beer tent, and other festivities
SputnikFest - Manitowoc, WI - Sep 7, 2019
The event celebrates the landing of a 20 pound piece of Russian Sputnik IV on September 6, 1962, in the middle of the street. Readers Digest called this festival one of the Top Five Funkiest Festivals, and features food, raffles, music, contests, characters, and more.
Frank Mots International Kite Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Annual kite festival located at Veterans Park on Milwaukee’s Lakefront. They expect more than 600 kites
Family Farm Weekend - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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 7, 2019
Held at Wenzel Family Plaza, stop by for live music, outdoor games, food and drink specials, and hand-crafted Oktoberfest micro-brews!
Fall Kickoff Vendor Show - Marshfield, WI - Sep 7, 2019
The Old Armory will be filled with 50 direct sales and craft booths, plus food booths. Get an early start on your holiday shopping!
Thorp Harvest Festival - Thorp, WI - Sep 7, 2019
Raspberry Festival - Jackson, WI - Sep 8, 2019
The event will feature an old-fashioned ice cream social with Amish-made raspberry pie; food such as Honey Acres ice cream, hot dogs, brats, lemonade and bottled water; vendors selling honey and fresh produce; live music all afternoon; a silent auction from 12:30pm-3:30pm and tours of the historic grounds. New this year are broom making, spinning wheel demo, crosscut sawing and operation of a ham radio.
Amery Fall Festival - Amery, WI - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
This festival features 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 12 to Sep 15, 2019
Features great music, food, games, parade, tractor pulls, cheese chase run, swap meet and more.
Wet Whistle Wine Fest - Algoma, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
2,000 visitors enjoy the grape stomp and award winning wines at Von Stiehl Winery. Features heritage foods, fine art, live music, and more.
Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Fest - Wisconsin Dells, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
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.
Kohler Falls Oktoberfest - Sheboygan Falls, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
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.
8th Street Ale Haus Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
German music, food and fun!
Maple Fall Fest - Marshfield, WI - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
Celebrate autumn at Maple Fall Fest, a family friendly annual event in Wildwood Park
Fall Fest - New London, WI - Sep 14, 2019
Held throughout downtown New London. It features a car and cycle cruise down North Water Street, a kids zone, clowns, fire truck displays, craft booths, live music and more.
Egg Harbor AleFest - Egg Harbor, WI - Sep 14, 2019
Enjoy 100+ craft beers from 40 different brewers. Event runs from 1 to 5 PM at Harbor View Park, with early admission to VIP guests.
Great Lakes BrewFest - Racine, WI - Sep 14, 2019
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 14, 2019
Handmade art and craft items, maple syrup and baking contests, pancake breakfast and other fantastic food offerings. Plus kids can enjoy a petting zoo and inflatables. Located at Wildwood Park & Zoo
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest - Mount Horeb, WI - Sep 14, 2019
Beer sampling features craft brewers serving over 100 different beers. Use Troll’s Gold to vote for your favorite beer of the festival! Masskrugstemmen (steinholding) competition too!
Willy Street Fair - Madison, WI - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
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.
Oktoberfest in Crivitz - Crivitz, WI - Sep 14, 2019
Ceremonial keg tapping at 11. German food & beverages, 3 live bands, contests, kids activities and more. Benefits the fire department
Isthmus OktoBEERfest - Madison, WI - Sep 14, 2019
Prost! Isthmus OktoBEERfest is back for the fifth year with new and favorite local breweries, food and games for this modern interpretation of the classic German-style fest. This fest is from 3-7 p.m. 21+ event
Essen Haus Oktoberfest - Madison, WI - Sep 14, 2019
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
Old Settlers Oktoberfest - Salem, WI - Sep 14, 2019
German Food, beer & wine, live music, alphorn players and a German dance crew, the D’Oberlanders. There will also be a classic car show, wiener dog races, Sein Hoisting competition, free kids games, Tractor rides, pumpkin painting, raffles and more! As always, Free admission and parking!! All proceeds from the event are going to fund the construction of a band shelter at the park.
Mexican Independence Festival - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 15, 2019
Festival features clowns, parade, carnival rides, live music, games, face painting, community exhibits, crafts, foods, and merchandise. Free admission.
Lion’s Tale Oktoberfest - Neenah, WI - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Outdoor beer garden will feature 8 German-style beers, German wines & Root Beer, Hammerschlagen fundraiser game (Habitat for Humanity), contests (Best Polka Couple, Best Dressed, Stein Holding) and an awesome live music lineup on stage. The Boys & Girls Brigade of Neenah will be hosting a German-style Food Court with a variety of German Festival Foods (2 German Sausage sandwiches, Pulled pork on Pretzel bun, Soft Pretzels, etc), with all proceeds benefiting the Brigade.
Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest - Chippewa Falls, WI - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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 $9 at the gate but three day admission wristbands are available pre-event only for $16 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.
Beloit Oktoberfest - Beloit, WI - Sep 20, 2019
Live music, and many German Beers will be featured as well as food vendors on site. Admission is $5, $1 children 4-11, under 4 are free. Held in Downtown Beloit.
Lorelei Inn Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Greendale Hay Days Oktoberfest - Greendale, WI - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy the fall season with the Greendale Lions Club, including pony rides and hay rides around the village, and a biergarten.
Apple Harvest Fest - Waukesha County, WI - Sep 21, 2019
The Retzer Nature Center hosts visitors for delicious apple treats, apple pie baking contest, scarecrow contest, hayrides, music, arts/crafts and children’s activities.
Bay View Bash - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 21, 2019
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 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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.
Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Sep 21, 2019
Vintage car show, live entertainment, shopping, children’s activities, and more.
Hayward Fall Fest - Hayward, WI - Sep 21, 2019
An annual fall celebration with fine arts & crafts booths, food vendors, and live music on Main Street.
Petfest - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 21, 2019
Bring your dog/cat to Henry Maier Festival Park. Free admission and free parking.
The Bottle Room Oktoberfest - Green Bay, WI - Sep 21, 2019
Kurtz’s Oktoberfest - Two Rivers, WI - Sep 21, 2019
Celebrate the local German heritage with German beer and food, and live German music, it’s the biggest celebration of the Fall season!
Thresheree and Harvest Festival - Richfield, WI - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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.
Cafe Bavaria Oktoberfest - Wauwatosa, WI - Sep 26, 2019
Come out and play a few traditional Oktoberfest games (stein hold, anyone? how about a round of hammerschlagen?) plus they’ll be tapping some mouthwatering Marzens from Germany alongside some tasty craft twists on tradition. From Hofbrau Original to New Glarus Staghorn and everything in between, these crisp, malt-driven brews are an autumn staple to be savored, celebrated and explored.
La Crosse Oktoberfest - La Crosse, WI - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
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
New Glarus Oktoberfest - New Glarus, WI - Sep 26 to Sep 29, 2019
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.
Cable Area Fall Festival - Cable, WI - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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.
Gays Mills Apple Festival - Gays Mills, WI - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Annual celebration of the apple harvest with 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 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Cranfest draws around 120,000 and is one of the world’s largest cranberry festivals. Features three days of activities including parade, marching bands, marsh tours, food, contests, and over 1300 booth for shopping. Free admission.
Oktoberfest - Appleton, WI - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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
Waukesha Oktoberfest - Waukesha, WI - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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 - Milwaukee, WI - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Biergarten at the Schwab and the United Donauschwaben Of Milwaukee.
Oddtoberfest - Columbus, WI - Sep 28, 2019
Harvest Fest - Green Lake, WI - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
A two day celebration with thousands attending. Expect over one hundred artist and crafters, local farmers, signature restaurants, classic cars, family activities, parade, and live entertainment.
Tyranena Oktoberfest Bike Ride - Lake Mills, WI - Sep 28, 2019
Ride for a reason among scenic Southern Wisconsin views at this annual ride to raise money for Tomorrow’s Hope, which supports programs at local health care facilities and area clinics. Riders get two drink tickets and dinner after the ride.
Oktoberfest at Kemper Center - Kenosha, WI - Sep 28, 2019
Germantown Oktoberfest - Germantown, WI - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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.
Zoo Brew - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 3, 2019
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.
Milwaukee Oktoberfest - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
10th annual. A 3-day festival full of live German music, cornhole, entertainment, beer, and traditional German food
Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
A celebration of the autumn harvest and Bayfield’s agricultural past, where visitors can visit orchards and wineries, check out artists and crafters, sample local foods, enjoy live music and a carnival. Since 1962.
Great Midwest Harvest Festival - Madison, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
Bands, speakers, vendors and more, in the longest running marijuana festival in the country
Fermentation Fest - Reedsburg, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 13, 2019
A live culture convergence with classes, tastings, bike tour, art events and more, held at the Wormfarm Institute.
Sheboygan Oktoberfest - Sheboygan, WI - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Annual keg tapping ceremony, beer and food, music and dancing, wiener dog race and costume contest.
Eagle River Cranberry Fest - Eagle River, WI - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Eat, drink, and play with the more than 40,000 attendees of this annual event held at Vilas County Fairgrounds, plus tours of the cranberry marsh (leaves from the Chamber of Commerce). Taste the world’s largest cranberry cheesecake and other cranberry foods, and shop with hundreds of crafters and artisans.
Stone Lake Cranberry Festival - Stone Lake, WI - Oct 5, 2019
Join over 30,000 guests for a day of fun and festivities. See over 300 vendors and artisans, tours of the cranberry marshes, great food, parade, and baking contests. Since 1978.
Dallas Oktoberfest - Dallas, WI - Oct 5, 2019
Pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, baseball, car show, beer at Valkyrie Taproom, food vendors, costume contests, weiner dog races, raffles and more
Thorp Pumpkin Fest - Thorp, WI - Oct 5, 2019
Entertainment and fun in downtown Thorp with fall produce, 130+ arts & craft & food vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, Civil War and French & Indian War reenactments plus contests with pumpkin cooking, carving, painting, eating, seed spitting and more. An annual event for over 20 years.
Cedarburg Oktoberfest - Cedarburg, WI - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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, 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)
Fall Festival of Color - Lake Mills, WI - Oct 6, 2019
Celebrate the season in historic downtown Lake Mills with 150+ vendors selling artwork, crafts, home decor, local produce, baked goods and more! Enjoy food, live music and kids activities throughout the day.
Flyway Film Festival - Pepin, WI - Oct 10 to Oct 13, 2019
An independent film festival on the shores of the Mississippi River.
Audubon Days - Mayville, WI - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Fish fry, music, competitions, vendors, dance, 5k run/walk, kids’ zone, and more
Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair - Milwaukee, WI - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
Primarily an arts and crafts fair with handcrafted products and quality art, but it does offer a beer garden, entertainment, and food.
Lake Geneva Oktoberfest - Lake Geneva, WI - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest. It is a family-friendly 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.
Sparta Fall Fest - Sparta, WI - Oct 12, 2019
Enjoy the pet parade, pie contest, chili fest, mustache competition, craft vendors, and fun for everyone. Held in Mueller Square, Sparta.
Kohler Food and Wine Experience - Kohler, WI - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Four day extravaganza of food, wine, and fun including complimentary demonstrations, celebrity chefs, and tastings.
Sister Bay Fall Fest - Sister Bay, WI - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
3 days of family fun, kids games, great music, local food and a huge Arts & Crafts Fair. The Lion’s Club Classic Car Show and Fish Boil are yearly favorites along with Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast followed by the annual Fall Fest Parade Saturday at 11am.
From the Land Festival - Green Lake, WI - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
A gathering of traditional crafts and skills with demonstrations.
Elkhorn Oktoberfest - Elkhorn, WI - Oct 19, 2019
Oktoberfest Fundraiser - Evansville, WI - Oct 19, 2019
Craft beer and cider tastings at Creekside Place
Southeastern Wisconsin Festival of Books - Waukesha, WI - Nov 1 to Nov 2, 2019
An annual event with lots of book vendors and authors, held annually at UW-Waukesha.
Big Water Film Festival - Ashland, WI - Nov 6 to Nov 9, 2019
A film festival with opportunities to meet filmmakers, in and around Ashland.
Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival - Pepin, WI - Nov 9 to Nov 10, 2019
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.
Winter Art Fair off the Square - Madison, WI - Nov 9 to Nov 10, 2019
Features 100+ Wisconsin exhibitors. Saturday silent auction benefits youth scholarship fund. Located at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.
A Better U Fair - Madison, WI - Nov 9, 2019
Free event showcasing vendors and practitioners of all things holistic, homeopathic, naturopathic, and healing. Held at Olbrich Gardens.
Taste of the North - Chippewa Falls, WI - Nov 14, 2019
Two floors of food and drinks as Chippewa Valley’s best come out to cook while raising money for the Heyde Center.
Lake Geneva Beer & Spirits Festival - Lake Geneva, WI - Nov 16, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of unlimited craft beer and specialty liquor tastings plus good food!
Milwaukee Holiday Festival of Lights - Milwaukee, WI - Nov 21 to Jan 1, 2020
20th annual. The holiday lights come on November 15th, 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.
Christmas By the Bay - Sturgeon Bay, WI - Nov 22 to Nov 24, 2019
Annual tree lighting ceremony near the clock tower on Third Avenue, holiday parade, Santa brunch and holiday shopping.
Downtown Baraboo Winter Wine Walk - Baraboo, WI - Nov 22, 2019
A downtown wine tasting tour with merchants offering two wine samples each to enjoy as you stroll. Pick up your tickets and your glass at Bekah Kate’s.
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