7 Ideas for October Fun in Waukesha Pewaukee

The gorgeous fall colors and seasonal cooler temperatures make it a great time to get out and experience October in Waukesha Pewaukee. Whether you want to find pumpkin patches or other seasonal activities, we gathered seven fun ideas for things to do in October in Waukesha Pewaukee.


1. Go pumpkin picking or enjoy a hayride at a local farm

Basse’s Taste of Lake Country in Colgate has Pumpkin Fest from 1:30-5:30 pm weekdays and 10-5:30 pm on weekends in October. Pumpkin Fest is loaded with kid-friendly fun including a corn maze, many games (over 50!), duck races, animals to see and pumpkin picking.

Cozy Nook Farm offers a fall market with pumpkins, gourds, squash, and more. You can take a farm tour or reserve a hayride for a small group during the week at 3, 4 and 5pm. Reservations can be made at (262) 968-2573 and ask for Joan. Adults are $5 and children under 10 are $3 (note there is a minimum charge for a hayride is $35 so it is better to bring a small group).

Homestead Animal Farm located in Hartland is a working farm with many animals that kids can see by appointment by calling (262) 966-3840 with a cost of $7 per student/chaperone. The tour includes a day-in-the-life of a farmer discussion, hayride and livestock/animal meetups. Kids can select their own pumpkin or gourd.

Schuett Farms in Mukwonago has pumpkin picking, a corn maze and hayrides on weekends starting at 11am in October. Hours are 10am-6pm weekends and noon-6pm Tues. thru Friday. Hay rides cost $6 per person and the corn maze is $7 per person.  Schuett Farms also offers group rates.

The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago is well known for their apple pie baked in a paper bag and for its Autumn Harvest Fest through Oct. 24 on Sat. & Sun. only from 10am-5pm. Autumn Harvest Fest offers apple and pumpkin picking, a corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, train rides and more. Costs for picking and activities can be found here.


2. Go Muskie Fishing

If you enjoy fishing, you can try your luck at catching the elusive Muskie on Pewaukee Lake with guidance from our area fishing expert.


3. Take a walking tour or hike

Stroll through Downtown Waukesha and see the 10-foot-tall guitars on display at various locations. Use our handy Google map to find them. While downtown, watch for uniquely decorated scarecrows on display. Also available is a guided Waukesha Ghost Walk walking tour where you can learn about haunted history.

Go for a fall color hike, bike, run or horseback ride at one of our local parks.


4. See Deathtrap at Waukesha Civic Theatre

Broadway’s Deathtrap theatrical performance will be on main stage at Waukesha Civic Theatre Fri. – Sun., Oct.  22-Nov. 7. Deathtrap deals with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortune. With twists and turns and sudden shocks in abundance, it’s two-thirds thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy.


5. Get tickets for Halloween Legends & Lore at Old World Wisconsin

Get ready for Halloween and discover Halloween Legends and Lore Oct. 15, 16, 22 and 23 where supernatural tales are brought to life.


6. Meet Your Tee

Play a fall game of golf at one of these area golf courses, mini golf places and our indoor golf center.


7. Experience the Wisconsin Fear Grounds

If scary haunted houses are your thing, then you definitely need to stop by the Wisconsin Fear Grounds at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Open weekends in Oct., find three haunted houses and an escape room.

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