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Sept 9-Oct 22, 2023
Autumn Harvest Fest Weekends
Mukuwonago, Wisconsin


October 1-6, 2023
World Dairy Expo
Madison, Wisconsin
World Dairy Expo is the international dairy meeting place, a five day event showcasing the finest in dairy genetics and the newest technologies available to the dairy industry. Seminars, tours, dairy cattle show and world dairy contests.

October 6, 2022  Chamber Beer, Wine & Spirits Tasting
New London, Wisconsin
Boos, Brews and Hallo-Wine Tasting.  We will showcase over 75 beverages including; regional and international beers, unique wines and specialty beverages.  Tickets include; a commemorative souvenir glass, hors d’ oeuvres, sampling of all beverages, and live music.

October 6-8, 2023  Bayfield Apple Festival - Bayfield, Wisconsin
Bayfield’s Apple Festival has been hailed as the “Best Festival in Wisconsin” by Wisconsin Trails Magazine and one of the “Top Ten Autumn Festivals in North America” by the Society of American Travel Writers. Is it because of the charming small town atmosphere? The famous Grand Parade featuring a “Mass Band”? The countless booths of fresh apple pies, tarts, caramel apples, ciders and other fall treats? Well, YES! Make plans now to experience for yourself all that makes Applefest unquestionably one of the best festivals in October… well, anywhere!

October 7, 2023  41st Annual Apple Affair - Galesville, Wisconsin
Giant omelets cooked in a 4 1/2 foot skillet, 10 foot apple pie, bicycle apple orchard tours, caramel apple, apple cider, apple juice, if its apple, you'll find it here. Always the 1st Saturday in October.

October 7, 2023  45th Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival
Stone Lake, Wisconsin
A festival saluting cranberry growing in beautiful northwest Wisconsin. Events include cranberry bake-off contest, cranberry marsh tours, pancake breakfast, crafts, parade, street entertainment, helicopter rides and crate derby.  Attendance: 30,000.

October 7-8, 2023 - Oktoberfest - Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Our newest festival is Oktoberfest (formally German Festival), celebrating the German heritage of Cedarburg’s founding fathers.  The Annual Oktoberfest will be located in beautiful Cedar Creek Park under a huge tent.


October 7-8, 2023  Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest - Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Activities include music, pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin bake-off, pumpkin carving, pumpkin regatta, pumpkin pie eating contest, car & tractor shows, and vendors.

October 7-8, 2023  43rd Annual Cranberry Festival
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Cranberry Fest is a family fun festival having something for everyone with activities being held throughout town. Fresh Locally Grown Cranberries, Cranberry Marsh & Winery tours, Large Arts & Crafts show, Cranberry cook-off, World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Food of every kind, Antique Market, Flea Market, Cranberry Fiber Arts and Weavers Show & Sale, etc.

October 7-8, 2023  Fermentation Fest - Sauk City, Wisconsin
Witwen Park.  Spirits Edition will explore distilled spirits and their plant origins and highlight a variety of "kindred spirits:" land, art, music, history, local ferments & elixirs! Taking place at the historic Witwen Park, this two-day "live culture convergence" will feature spirited discussions about a thriving future for rural places and bring together an expansive list of agri/cultural partners from across rural Sauk County, Wisconsin.

October 9-13, 2023 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 19-22, 2023  Kohler Food & Wine - Kohler, Wisconsin
A 4-day extravaganza of food, wine and fun. This interactive culinary event features celebrity chefs, libations specialists, wine experts and epicurean enthusiasts from around the world for dynamic culinary seminars, tastings and signature festivities.  Enjoy exciting fare from award-winning local and international chefs, soak up culinary knowledge from the food and wine specialists, get your cookbooks signed by their celebrity authors, and so much more. Many events are complimentary.

October 21, 2023  18th Annual Elkhorn's Oktoberfest
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Food vendors, activities and entertainment for kids, live music by 3 bands, a classic car show, even live chainsaw carving! Prepare your taste buds and come hungry to try over 20 different chilis at our Chili Cook-Off Competition. Then wash it all down at the Beer & Wine Tasting Tent! It's a family fun filled event you won't want to miss

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October 1, 2022 - Fall on the Farm - Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
'Cran-a-Rama' has been revamped! Fall on the Farm is the perfect combination of events to celebrate the harvest season in Manitowish Waters.  Celebrate the start of our fall color and cranberry harvest season in Manitowish Waters!

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October 18, 2019  Annual Fall Fest of Ale - Janesville, Wisconsin
Pontaic Convention Center.  A premiere beer tasting event bringing together some of the finest microbrews in Wisconsin and Illinois.

October 20, 2019  33rd Annual Farm Toy & Model Train Show & Craft Sale - Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
Turtle Lake FFA Alumni's Farm Toy & Model Train Show & Craft Sale at the Turtle Lake Elementary School Gym, 205 Oak St. N., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info call (715) 357-6170.

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October 21, 2018  Annual Pie Palooza - Madison, Wisconsin
Pie Palooza will NOT be held in 2018.



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October 22, 2017  Waumandee Area Lions Club Plow Fest
Waumandee, Wisconsin
Activities include the air-powered pumpkin cannon, tractor parade, plowing demonstrations, and crafters. Food and beverages will be sold by the Lions Club, with proceeds being donated to community needs and improvement of Harmonia Park.


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October 23-24, 2015  Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This event is the premier beer-tasting & brew-teaching event in the Great Lakes Area.  We’re committed to providing a Brewer-Centric Event and The Taproom Experience for attendees. Each brewery will bring a Taproom-Only Beer and/or a Rare Limited-Release Option for each of the three sessions.



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