There are so many events and types of October events in the fall because its the season universally loved by most people who live in this part of the Midwest. I personally think its the best smelling season too. The food + falling leaves + cool weather = Yummy. I thought I would look around for a variety of events and make some recommendations to you. Hopefully there’s something for everyone represented here. If you have an event you want to include, please hit the reply button and let me know.
Skelly’s Farm Market – Janesville, WI – Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday during October. Click through for hours and location.
Creek Bed Country Farmacy – Poynette, WI 30 miles north of Madison. Corn maze, hayrides, and gift shop. Open Tuesday through Sundays.
Treinen Farm – This is my favorite! 20 miles north of Madison. Named one of the ten best fall corn mazes by USA Today. Corn maze, hayrides, food, farm, animals, gift shop. Zompocalypse is on October 24 for all you zombie fans, if you’re into that kind of thing.
Screamin Acres – Stoughton, WI There’s four attractions ‘The Last Resort’, ‘The Slaughter House’, ‘Side Effects’, and ‘Crawl Space’. Judging by the website, these guys know what they are doing. Open 7-11pm weekends.
Wisconsin Scaryland – 5305 County Hwy M Waunakee, WI between Northport Dr. and Hwy M. Legend says its the site of a gruesome murder at a meat packing plant; is there any other kind? Open Th-Sunday 6:30-11:30pm.
Green Lake Octoberfest October 17, 2-10pm – Heidel House Resort & Spa. Polka dancing contest, Klement Sausage races, Das Boot Relay, food, beer, live music.
Fall Festival Weekend Wisconsin Dells October 16-18 – Pumpkin decorating, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, live entertainment and more! It’s the Dells!
Wisconsin Book Festival Madison October 22-25 – There’s a book sale at the new library and authors fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks, memoirs, and many local authors talk about their books. More than 70 events to choose from.