2018 WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Food Events
(see also: 2017 - 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2007)
Sept 8-Oct 21, 2018
Autumn Harvest Fest Weekends
October 2-6, 2018
World Dairy Expo
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 4-6, 2018 - 40th 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 5-7, 2018 57th Annual Bayfield Apple Festival
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 5-14, 2018 Fermentation Fest- Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Wormfarm Institute presents Fermentation Fest – A Live Culture Convergence. A food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation and fun! There’s something brewing in the crocks, kettles and jugs of Reedsburg, Wisconsin. From sourdough bread to home-crafted beer, pickles to soy sauce, chocolate to cheese, compost to silage, the Live Culture Convergence has it all. Farmers, chefs, artists, poets and cheese makers converge in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County with a series of tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more.
October 6, 2018 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. (also: www.galesvillewi.com/appleaffair.php )
October 6, 2018
Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin
Celebrating the start of our fall color and cranberry harvest season with an arts and craft fair, and “Everything Cranberry” including a cranberry cooking contest, “Taste of Harvest” concessions featuring local restaurants and vendors from 11am – 2pm, free cranberry marsh tours, free Fall Color Pontoon Rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association, Lioness bake sale, fresh cranberry sales, self-guided fall color tours, cranberry samples & more!
October 6-7, 2018 21st Annual Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest
Activities include music, pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin bake-off, pumpkin carving, pumpkin regatta, pumpkin pie eating contest, car & tractor shows, and vendors.
October 6-7, 2018 - 39th 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 13-14, 2018 - 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 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 18-21, 2018 18th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience
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. (also: https://www.americanclubresort.com/calendar/2018/10/kohler-food-wine-experience )
October 20, 2018 13th Annual Elkhorn's Oktoberfest
Taste of Elkhorn" 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
October 21, 2018 Annual Pie Palooza - Madison, Wisconsin
Pie Palooza will NOT be held in 2018.
October 21, 2018 32nd 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.