I don’t know about you, but I think that calls for a celebration. Pack up the family and head to Green Bay to join in on the fun at these fall festivals.
Harvest Fest at Parallel 44 | Sept 7 | Noon to 6 p.m.
It’s time to welcome the fall season with open arms and stomping feet at Parallel 44 for Harvest Fest. Relax on the patio and indulge in some locally grown, award winning wines. Try making your debut in the traditional grape stomp challenge for the harvest celebration.
Wet Whistle Wine Fest | Sept 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. | Sept 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
If you see yourself in the midst of 2,000 smiling visitors, a witness to a trombonist standing in a grape-filled barrel while playing an amazing riff, or going on stage dancing with sticky purple feet from grape stomping, then you’ll want to head to von Stiehl Winery in Algoma for the Wet Whistle Wine Fest. Enjoy award-winning wines, grape stomp, heritage foods, fine art, live music and perhaps a few people who decide to dress for the occasion.
11th Annual SNC Day | Sept 21 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From a 5K run, food and live music to boat rides and the art market, SNC Day is for anyone looking for a fun filled day to explore De Pere. Admission is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful campus and river views at St. Norbert College.
Oneida Big Apple Fest | Sept 21 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you enjoy learning about culture, heritage, apples and horse drawn wagon rides, you won’t want to miss the Oneida Big Apple Fest. Enjoy demonstrations, caramel apple making, seeing an apple cider press, pick your own apples and the $200 best apple pie contest. There will be pony rides, historic log home tours, time period clothing, old time games and lots of goodies to buy at the Oneida Farmers Market.
The Fest will be in two locations: Oneida Apple Orchard, 3976 W. Mason Street, Oneida Cultural Heritage, 3703 Hillcrest Drive, Green Bay. There will be convenient shuttle service available to all locations, so come on down, park your car and enjoy the day.
Fall Family Festival at Green Bay Botanical Garden | Sept 28 | 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Head to the Green Bay Botanical Garden for 47-acres of amazing beauty and to join the fun at the annual Fall Family Festival celebration on Saturday, September 28. Explore fall blooms in the Garden, shop plant sales and explore displays by local garden groups. Children of all ages will enjoy activities, including wagon rides, face painting and live family-friendly entertainment.
Fall Fest on Broadway | Oct 12 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Head Downtown Green Bay and celebrate fall in style on Broadway. Bring the kids for trick-or-treating, a giant pumpkin weigh-off, music, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, games, and more for a day of fall family fun at Fall Fest on Broadway.
It’s no secret that Wisconsinites enjoy their beer. Green Bay has a great German heritage in the area and no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations. Raise a stein and join the fun at these beer festivals.
Oktoberfest at Copper State Brewing Co. | Sept 13 | 4 to 9 p.m.
The Bestival Oktoberfestival in the Midwestival! Don your dirndls and loosen your lederhosen! Join Copper State Brewing Co. for an evening of beer drinking, Masskrugstemmen (beer stein holding competition), beer drinking, Hammerschlagen, beer drinking, giant pretzels, beer drinking, and other Germanic/Wisconsin festivities like beer drinking!
13th Annual Oktoberfest at the Lorelei Inn | Sept 20-21
The Lorelei Inn is the only local German pub and restaurant in Green Bay and each year they celebrate Oktoberfest in style with a two-day festival. With two large tents in their parking lot, festival goers can enjoy German food, live music and of course plenty of German beer. For 13 years, crowds have gathered at the Lorelei Inn for beer drinking fun.
Oktoberfest at Anduzzi’s on Holmgren Way | Sept 20-22
No matter which way you wish to celebrate, Oktoberfest at Anduzzi’s has something for everyone! Feeling competitive? They will have Oktoberfest-themed contests all weekend long, including the Pretzel Toss, Stein Hoist, Stein Race, Brat Eating Contest and more! For fans of our furry friends, there will be a Dachshund Dog Race where 12 dogs will compete to be crowned the ‘Weiner’! And for those who are looking to relax with some food, drinks, and music, Anduzzi’s has you covered there too! Oktoberfest at Anduzzi’s will feature five live bands over the three-day event, as well as specials on food and drinks.
And for those with a little spring in their step, the Oktoberfest 5K Run returns to Anduzzi’s again this year! Take part in the race that begins on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 a.m. Participants will receive a helpful “Swag Bag” of race items, as well as vouchers for a free Brat and a free Beer/Soda! Remember, the earlier you register, the lower the registration fee, so now’s the time to claim your spot!
8th Annual Oktoberfest at The Bottle Room | Sept 21 | 3 p.m. to Midnight
See The Bottle Room like never before at their annual Oktoberfest Bash on Saturday, September 21. Enjoy Oktoberfest beer and music by the Weisenfrunk Oktoberfest Band from 4 to 8 p.m. Feeling competitive? Try your hand at the mug hoisting and hammerschlagen contests.
Stillmank’s Oktoberfest Celebration | Sept 28 | Noon to 9 p.m.
Come and celebrate one of the best beer seasons of the year at Stillmank Beer Company on Saturday, September 28 for their annual Oktoberfest party! The Booyah Shed will be onsite serving some delicious German Style fare to fill your bellies. The Big Scuba Duo will be performing to get ya dancing from 5 to 8 p.m. Cheers!
Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival | Oct 5 | 3 to 6 p.m.
If you love beer, especially craft beers, this is the event for you. At the Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival, you’ll find over 50 breweries onsite to sample more than 200 craft beers. Partake in a stein hoisting competition, enjoy raffles and all the craft beer you can handle. This year, the event will take place Saturday, October 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. outside the Resch Center in the U.S. Cellular lot.
5th Annual Firkins in the Fall | Oct 5 | 1 to 4 p.m.
Badger State Brewing Company hosts a fall firkin festival in their beer garden for you to indulge in 14 unique limited batch firkins and pins. This is a great event for the experimental beer taster. Enjoy local food trucks, live music, games and more!
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October means pumpkins, costumes and candy, oh my! Check out these Halloween themed events for non-stop family fun this October.
Zoo Boo at the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park | Fridays and Saturdays Oct 11-26 | 3 to 8 p.m.
Find your favorite costume, treat bags, pack the kids and head to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park for Halloween fun every Friday and Saturday from October 11 through 26 for Zoo Boo. Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the NEW Zoo, play on giant inflatables, run through a maze, encounter live swamp monsters, and for the brave, a horse-drawn, wagon ride through the ‘Freaky Forest’ during the first two weekends of the event. Special Moments DJ will also be on hand to rock the night away.
From 6 to 8 p.m. on all Zoo Boo dates, the Adventure Park will host “Glow-Zipping” a fun in the dark zip lining experience. Watch out, that first step is a DOOZEY! A special glow stick is included with the Zip.
Boo Beach Fall Family Fun Weekend | Oct 11-12
If you love amusement parks and rides, join Bay Beach Amusement Park for a special family friendly weekend filled with rides, throwback pricing, special treats and a movie at Boo Beach Fall Family Fun Weekend.
Great Pumpkin Train | Oct 12 & 19 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Head to the National Railroad Museum on Saturday, October 12 or 19, and take a ride on the Great Pumpkin Train and find that special pumpkin to take home from the pumpkin patch. In addition to your train ride, enjoy live entertainment, crafts and games inside the museum.
Heritage Hill’s Brothers Grimm Fairytale Halloween Event | Oct 19 | 3 to 8 p.m.
Pack the kids and head to Heritage Hill State Park for a fairytale adventure. Meet Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Puss in Boots, Snow White and more! Visitors can Trick- or-Treat in a family-friendly environment and visit each area of the park to hear stories from the Brothers Grimm and play Games, like Pumpkin Plinko and find candy throughout the park. Children and adults alike are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes. Make a Halloween craft and a Brothers Grimm print! Play their traditional snap apple game, a fun twist on bobbing for apples. Now that sounds like a fun day for the whole family.
Annual Halloween Event at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary | Oct 19 | 6 p.m.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary will be holding their first S'mores, Steps & Skit program on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 6 p.m. This family friendly event will include a campfire with s'mores fixin's, a candlelit trail for you to walk and a skit to enjoy performed by some of their costumed animal characters.
Keep the fun going by checking our calendar of events for more ways to enjoy the autumn air in Greater Green Bay!