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Sept 9-Oct 22, 2017 Autumn Harvest Fest Weekends - Mukuwonago, Wisconsin
October 3-7, 2017
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 5-7, 2017
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 6-8, 2017 56th 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 6-8 & 13-15, 2017
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 7, 2017 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, 2017 Cran-A-Rama - 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 and more!
October 7-8, 2017 20th 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 7-8, 2017 - 38th 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 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
October 14-15, 2017 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 19-22, 2017 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: www.americanclubresort.com/calendar/2017/10/kohler-food-wine-experience )
October 21, 2017 11th 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 22, 2017 Waumandee Area Lions Club Plow Fest
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.
October 22, 2017 Annual Pie Palooza - Madison, Wisconsin
Chefs and bakers all over town dream up special sweet and savory pie recipes for this annual celebration of all things pie. The hardest part is deciding which slices to try! A delicious Sunday brunch which includes: Your choice of two slices of scrumptious sweet or savory pies baked by area chefs using local products; plus a farm-fresh salad; and beverages. All proceeds from Pie Palooza support REAP Food Group programs, which promote the inclusion of healthy, local, sustainably grown foods in schools, restaurants, food stores and home kitchens. Tickets $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
October 23-24, 2015 Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival
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.
October 18-19, 2013 Isthmus Food & Wine Festival
We welcome you to join us in a celebration of Madison's vibrant wining and dining scene at the new Isthmus Food & Wine Festival. Experience enlightening presentations by knowledgeable producers, watch up-close as top local chefs create celebrated dishes, and delight your taste buds with demos from award-winning exhibitors. Sip and nosh your way through a marketplace full of wines, cheeses, chocolates and more, to enliven and educate your palate. Mix and mingle with farmers and winemaker, chefs and cheese makers, while indulging in perfect pairings and sampling everything the exhibitors have to offer. A laid-back foodapalooza, this fest showcases the best Madison and Wisconsin have to offer, plus exceptional wines, spirits and craft brews from across the country and around the world.
October 6-7, 2012 Pumpkin Patch Festival - Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
Fall colors and family fun including scarecrow and pumpkin displays, live music, silent auction, food, rides, arts & crafts and a bonfire.
October 8-14, 2012 Madison Magazine Festival of Food - Madison, Wisc
After nearly a decade of the Madison Food & Wine Show, Madison Magazine is bringing it to a new level with the first-annual Madison Magazine Festival of Food: a weeklong celebration that will spotlight the region's most drool-worthy local cuisine and beverage purveyors. We invite you to sample, indulge and enjoy every day of this festival as it takes you to first-class venues featuring the very best food, wine, liqueur and entertainment. This is a gourmet extravaganza unlike any other.
October 7, 2011 Fall Into The Season - Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Fall Marketplace and Wine & Spirits Event. Local farmers will sell pumpkins, squash, gourds, cornstalks, specialty potatoes, and lots of other produce. Homemade pies and bakery items, preserves, mixes, old-fashioned carmel apples and fresh grilled food. Enter your special pie for judging in the Pie Off event. Baskets of goodies will be up for auction. Our own master gardener will be available for fall planting advice. Wine and Spirits event will have tastings of various red and white wines, microbrews and select spirits. Plenty of Hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine to take home with you.
October 3, 2009 Monona Pie Party - Monona, Wisconsin
The very best pie bakers in the area are vying for fabulous prizes, and YOU will be the judge! Each baker will present a pair of their best pies. One will be cut and served for tasting and judging, while the other will be available for silent auction. That means you can try it before you buy it!
October 20, 2007 October Wine Tasting - Maiden Rock, Wisconsin
McNay's - lower level of the old creamery in Maiden Rock, WI overlooking Lake Pepin. Admission: Tickets $20.00 pre-sale or $25.00 at the door (reservations required for at the door tickets) Admission includes wine tasting, live music by "Patchouli" - well known folk rock musicians, and hors d'oeuvres along with local art displays.
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