Fall Festival Fun in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s fall foliage will put on a dazzling display, but it’s not the only show in town: an array of festivals adds extra color to the season. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fests where you and your family can share in the fun:

Darien Cornfest

West Park, Darien

September 6-8, 2013

Get your fill of free sweet corn at the 53rd annual Darien Cornfest. Other sweet highlights include opening night fireworks, outhouse races, and a guest appearance by the Famous Racing Sausages in Sunday’s parade.

Bacon Bash

Downtown River Falls  

September 8, 2013

The inaugural Bacon Bash will serve up pig-themed family activities, an Amateur Bacon Cook-Off, live music, and all sorts of bacon-inspired dishes. Dig in, but save some room for a big scoop of bacon ice cream.

Maple Fall Fest

Wildwood Park, Marshfield

September 14-15, 2013

Enjoy local Wisconsin maple syrups on stacks of pancakes and sausage, and get the gear to tap your own trees. TV’s “Grillologists” Mad Dog & Merrill will present a live show featuring maple grilling, and a craft fair will include Amish baskets, rugs, and bakery.  

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls

September 20-22, 2013

Pretzels, sausage, and sauerkraut fuel this family-friendly festival, which begins with a Golden Keg Procession from the Leinenkugel Brewery. Lederhosen are popular but not required. Dancing shoes, however, are strongly recommended – there’s a great music line-up. 

Cranberry Colorama

Manitowish Waters Community Center

September 21, 2013

Celebrate the start of the cranberry harvest with free fall color pontoon rides and cranberry marsh tours, an arts and crafts fair and, of course, cranberries galore.

Turn over a new leaf and experience all sorts of fun this fall in Wisconsin. We have trip ideas and events to keep you going all season long.

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