It all begins in mid September as northern Wisconsin sees its first hint of fall. The Hayward Lakes region is a prime location for a fall foliage tour (look for the leaf shaped road signs) along breathtakingly beautiful scenic routes in Autumn.
And who would want to miss a fall tour through Door County? Famous year-round for its scenic countryside and shoreline, Door County "is the next best thing to heaven" as it becomes ablaze with reds, oranges, yellows and browns from late September to mid-October.
Heading to central Wisconsin in late September, Black River State Forest provides mind-blowing color and photo opportunities galore. And, finally, further south to Milwaukee a biking or walking tour of the 100-mile plus Oak Leaf Trail should be on anyone's Top Ten list of glorious fall color hotspots in late October.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Wisconsin fall fetival season. Have fun!
The big parade wraps up a weekend of fall fun at
Wo-Zha-Wa Days in Wisconsin Dells in September.
September 15 - September 17, 2023 -- Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival Wisconsin Dells - Wo-zha-wa means "fun time" In native American Ho-Chunk -- and Wisconsin Dells delivers with carnival rides, dozens of food vendors plus arts & crafts, antiques flea market, live entertainment, and a big Sunday parade with more than 100 floats.
Sept. 22-24, 2023 -- Warrens Cranberry Festival Warrens -- With Wisconsin's title as biggest cranberry producer in the nation, what better way to celebrate fall? Besides food stands with unique cranberry treats, check out more than a 100 farm market vendors, craft artisans, and guided cranberry marsh tours to learn how cranberries are grown and harvested.
September 30, 2023 -- Appleton Octoberfest Appleton -- Appleton’s largest block party goes on for "a mile of fun" featuring five music stages, a classic car show, food vendors, craft artisans, and kids' entertainers.
October 6 - October 8, 2023 -- Bayfield Apple Festival Bayfield -- Enjoy fall along the shores of Lake Superior at one of Wisconsin's best harvest festivals featuring apple orchard and food vendors, a farmers market, local artist booths plus Sunday's grand parade.
Wisconsin Fall Color Reports - The official WI travel and tourism site offers periodic updates on key locations throughout the state, suggested driving tours for fall foliage day trips &
weekend getaways, related Wisconsin fall events & activities, and links to local apple & pumpkin picking farms.
Wisconsin Dells - Fall - Check out the official site, with information on average fall temperatures, a guide to the annual Autumn Harvest Fest and other events throughout the season.
Wisconsin Byways - Find overviews, pictures & driving directions for touring the Great River Road, Heritage Road, Great Divide Highway, and more including a printable brochure available for download.