Festivals Only for Fall

One of the best things about fall is it is just an extension of summer! The weather is still beautiful, just a little cooler, and the trees are beginning to burst with brilliant color. Fall also opens up new opportunities for events, especially fall festivals.

Fall Festivals in Wisconsin

September Festivals

Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival - Wisconsin Dells

This annual fall festival features three days of fun including live music, arts & crafts fair, flea markets, a fun run and even a 75-unit parade. Meaning “time of fun” in the Ho-Chunk language, “Wo-Zha-Wa” has plenty of fun for all ages.

Wine & Harvest Festival - Cedarburg

The perfect way to get in the autumn spirit is with Cedarburg’s annual fall festival. Enjoy the “Arts on the Avenue” farmers market with delicious seasonal treats like caramel apples and steamed sweet corn. Join in fun activities such as the grape stomp, scarecrow contest, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing contest and hayrides. Taste some fall seasonal wines, or even go on a winery tour.

Octoberfest - Appleton

Enjoy five live music stages, more than 100 food booths with authentic German food, the popular License to Cruise Car Show, arts and crafts, family fun and much more.

Warrens Cranberry Festival - Warrens

What better place to celebrate the largest fall cranberry festival in the world than in the “Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin”? There’s something for everyone at the autumn Cranberry Festival, including over 1,300 booths with arts and crafts, antiques, farmers market items and delicious cranberry treats of every type imaginable. Travelers can take a tour of the marshes Friday and Saturday or enjoy the sights and sounds of the arts and crafts fair, cranberry parade and live entertainment.

Gays Mills Apple Festival - Gays Mills

Head to the small town of Gays Mills for this favorite annual fall festival to celebrate all there is to love about apples in autumn. Visitors enjoy all kinds of apple products, arts and crafts displays, a 2K and 5K run, flea market, apple race, parade and horse shoe tournament.

October Festivals

Audubon Days Fall Family Festival - Mayville

After the youth dance and adult beer and wine tasting on Friday, fall festival goers can enjoy an anniversary fireworks display. Backed by beautiful fall colors, and held during peak bird migration season, visitors will enjoy a myriad of activities, including music, food court, run/walk, bicycle tours, a parade, car show and arts and crafts fair. End the weekend with the favorite duck races on Sunday.

Autumn Fest - St. Croix Falls

Celebrate the start of the beautiful fall festival season with an art & craft fair, music, food vendors and the St. Croix River Valley ablaze with fall color. Autumn Fest is a classic fall festival that also features a variety of children’s events.

More Information about fall festivals in Wisconsin

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