Autumn. The crisp temperatures, cozy sweaters, warm flavors, and changing colors… it’s that time of year again when being outside may require a few more layers, but boy is it beautiful! And with a new season, comes new, fun activities. Make sure to enjoy all the family fall fun at some of these local festivals that are bound to help create great memories.
Fall Fun on the Farms
Come experience the harvesting, preserving, cooking, and community that comes with Fall Fun on the Farms! Everyone can lend a hand, try something new, and sneak a taste while exploring the past like never before. This is not your typical fall family farm experience! Go on a time travel adventure and experience how your favorite Wisconsin foods and drinks today were made over a hundred years ago! Lend a hand in our bustling farm kitchens and make cabbage into sauerkraut. See the power of 19th century machines, pulled by horses, harvest grains and plow fields. There’s fun for everyone this fall on the farms including beautiful Kettle Moraine fall color and hot apple cider. Activities change each weekend.
Dates: September 7 – October 13, 2019 (Sat. & Sun.)
Cost: Adults (18-64): $19 Children (5-17, children under 5 are free): $10 Seniors (65&older): $16, Wisconsin Historical Society Members: Free.
Festive Fall Bucket List
The team at Lake Country Family Fun has gathered quite a resource of additional fall festival fun. Check out the list here.
Plan for Next Year (Festivals Already Happened)
Pewaukee Harvest Fest
Harvest Fest kicks off the fall season with home-grown garden produce, home-baked goods, demonstrations and live music, while enjoying the Clarke House Museum in Pewaukee.
- Date: September 8, 2019
- Time: Noon-4pm
- Cost: FREE
Get your oompa-pa on at the 4th Annual Waukesha Oktoberfest. Great Bier, Freund, und Fun!
- Dates: September 27-28, 2019
- Time: Friday, 5:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday, 1:00pm -11:00pm
- Cost: FREE ($2 wristband required for alcohol purchase)
Apple Harvest Fest
Apple Harvest Fest is a fun-filled day of shopping at the apple market, children’s games and hands-on activities, horse-drawn hayrides, scarecrow competition, hiking prairie trails, viewing wildlife and plant exhibits and live music.
- Date: September 21, 2019
- Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Cost: $10 per carload