I don’t know about you, but I think that calls for a road trip. Pack up the family and head to Green Bay for fall color, fresh flavors and more moments together.
There are still some fall events to enjoy at local attractions who have put the proper health and safety guidelines in place to ensure a safe visit for all.
Fall Colors in Greater Green Bay
A picture of Green Bay must be painted with more than just your green and gold palettes—especially this time of year when our autumn scenery offers breathtaking arrays of reds, oranges, yellows and browns. Take a drive along the east side of Green Bay on Nicolet Dr. Or take a walk through Green Isle Park in Allouez and connect with the East River Trail. Take a leisurely stroll along the Fox River Trail that extends from De Pere to downtown Green Bay to combine the colors with river views. See our guide to fall colors in Greater Green Bay for the best places to go for un-be-LEAF-able views.
Estimated Week of Peak: 2nd Week of October. For updates, be sure to check Travel Wisconsin's Fall Color Report.
Apple Orchards, Pumpkins & Halloween Fun
Oneida Nation Apple Orchard
Oneida Nation Apple Orchard has 40 acres with approximately 4,000 trees. The majority of the apples are McIntosh, Cortlands, and Honey Golds with twenty other varieties also available. There is also a wide variety of fresh produce products such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, sweetcorn, squash and pumpkins. Due to weather, the variety of fresh produce will vary. The orchard offers pick-your-own apples, just check-in at the retail shed prior to picking.
Head to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park for their annual Zoo Boo event. Although this year’s event features a few changes from years past to promote health and extra safety measures, you can rest assured that they haven’t changed the fun! North Shore Bank Zoo Boo will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and 31st.
Don’t forget to come in costume! Enjoy all treats and no tricks: this year, every guest over the age of 1 can receive a bag of candy on arrival (yes, even the grown-ups)! The Zoo will be filled with festive, family-friendly Halloween decorations, so enjoy the sights of the Halloween season while visiting the animals. Be sure to ride the carousel and walk through the Happy Haunted Maze in the Children’s Zoo. The Dog House will also be on-site selling their full menu, including their famous, fresh battered cheese curds.
Families can participate in North Shore Bank’s Zoo Scavenger Hunt, and the first 500 families to finish during each time slot can pick up a prize (while supplies last). Capacity will be limited, so be sure to get your tickets in advance on the NEW Zoo's website.
Oh. My. Gourd! Head to Titletown and create a one-of-a-kind display by carving pumpkins (all supplies provided) with your “boo crew.” Enjoy your favorite aspects of Fall including fun photo ops at Pumpkin Palooza presented by Pella Windows & Doors of Wisconsin on October 28 to 31. Space is limited + Registration is required to participate in this free, outdoor event.
Trick-or-Treat at Capital Credit Union Park
The Green Bay Booyah is excited to open the gates to Capital Credit Union Park on Halloween for a socially distanced Trick-Or-Treat event on October 31st from 1 to 3 p.m. Families are invited onto the turf playing surface, providing plenty of space to allow kids to show off their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe and controlled environment. The flow of participants will be controlled to move families from one station to the next to maintain social distancing standards. In addition, there will be one entrance and one exit to the stadium to ensure safety.
Trick OR Trunk at The Automobile Gallery
Come to The Automobile Gallery this Halloween for Trick or Trunk from 10 am to 2 pm and not only will you see over 70 cars ranging from a 1912 Maxwell to the newest acquisition a 2020 Ford GT, but you will also be able to receive individually bagged candy and goodies for the kids! Halloween movies will be playing in the event center, along with individual coloring books and individual crayons for your kids to play with and watch movies while you tour the cars (the Gallery will have adult volunteers with masks and gloves to look after your children).
All this for a great price!
• Kids in costume, ages 12 and under, will get in free with a paid adult.
• Kids 13-17 are only $5.00 when accompanied by a paid adult
• Adults are $10
• OR Adults are $5.00 with a food donation for Paul’s Pantry
Halloween will be a real treat at The Automobile Gallery with socially distanced fun for the whole family! Tickets are on sale at the door, and masks are required for entrance to the gallery.
Halloween Scramble at Thornberry Creek at Oneida
Enjoy golf fun this Halloween at Thornberry Creek's Halloween Scramble. This two-person team, family-friendly event has you competing for prizes - including best costume!
- 10 a.m. Shotgun Start
- $50 for adults
- $30 for youth (16 and under)
Entry includes golf with cart, food and beverage tickets, and prizes! Must have a valid driver's license to drive a golf cart.
Zombie Bash at The Turn
Join The Turn for their first ever Halloween Zombie Bash! This event will feature a Zombie Dodgeball tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. Zombie Dodgeball, one of ten signature Topgolf Swing Suite games at The Turn, which is an interactive experience in which players must defend themselves against a trio of zombie street dancers.
All participants will have a chance to "trick or treat" for a prize, and the tournament's top 3 teams will also receive grand prizes.
The event will feature live music from local band Backstage Pass and special Halloween-themed food and beverage items for purchase, in addition to The Turn’s regular menu.
Sign up your team of up to 4 members by calling The Turn at 888-902-8876, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, DM them on Facebook or Instagram, or in-person before 1:30 on the day of the event.
COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced in cooperation with Wisconsin state guidelines and The Turn’s Play it Safe™ Commitment to Care program.
Zombie Bash Drive-In Concert
Get spooky and celebrate Halloween with a drive-in concert featuring The Goddamn Gallows at Badger State Brewing Company! They will also be releasing a limited variation just in time for All Hallows’ Eve of their Tiki Tom Slushie Smoothie Series: Zombie!
Pack your lawn chairs, throw on your Halloween costumes and enjoy a Friday night in the Badger State parking lot! Enjoy fresh A.F. beer and cider, local food truck eats, axe throwing with Lumberjack Johnny's and FREE live music from some kickass bands!
**This event will be held outdoors, so dress accordingly. No carry-in beverages will be permitted. Badger State encourages social distancing and wearing a mask when inside their facility.**
Wine Harvest Season & Oktoberfest
Greater Green Bay is home to more than 15 breweries and wineries. Visit the taprooms for tastings of their seasonal Oktoberfest creations and limited fall releases to please your palette or take it to-go.
Keep the fun going by checking our calendar of events for more ways to enjoy the autumn air at a safe distance in Greater Green Bay!