The kids are back to school, the days are getting shorter, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back on the menu – yup, fall is just about here! It’s always hard to say goodbye to another epic Green Bay summer, but don’t worry: we keep the fun going with an array of fall festivals happening all season long!
So, grab your coziest sweater and a toasty PSL while we dive into some of the can’t-miss festivals to enjoy in Green Bay and the surrounding areas this fall!
Nestled in the scenic Wrightstown River District, the Wrightstown Fall Festival on September 30th is packed with fall goodness for the whole family. Festivities include the Color Blaze Run, a street market featuring local farmers, crafters, food trucks, and artists, kids activities, live music from Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers, and the annual Car Show from 10am - 2pm.
Wrightstown Fall Festival
September 30th from 10am - 3pm
Wrightstown River District
104 High Ct.
Wrightstown, WI 54180
Experience the fall colors in full bloom at the Fall Family Festival on October 1st! This free family event is a great opportunity for kiddos to explore the brand new Bell Children’s Garden and enjoy crafts, games, family-friendly entertainment, scavenger hunts, and more! Enjoy demonstrations by Oneida artists (including beadwork and pottery), as well as food and drinks from local vendors. And, if you have a kiddo with special sensory needs, there will be Sensory-Friendly Time from 2pm - 4pm.
Fall Family Festival
October 1st from 9am - 5pm
Green Bay Botanical Gardens
2600 Larsen Rd.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Downtown Green Bay’s Fall Fest on Broadway is a Green Bay staple, and if you’ve never attended before, trust us, it’s about to become your new favorite fall tradition! Enjoy live music, a horse-drawn hayride, tons of great local food trucks, over 100 vintage vehicles at the car show, fall games, activities, and local vendors! Can you say fresh maple syrup? We’re drooling already.
Bring the kiddos in costume so they can do some Trunk-or-Treating, then visit the Big Vehicle Experience, where kids can climb and explore fire trucks, semi trucks, police cars, and tractors!
Fall Fest on Broadway
October 7th from 11am - 3pm
Leicht Memorial Park
128 Dousman St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Get pumped for Pumpkin Palooza! The pumpkin party of the year happens October 28th at Titletown and it is the perfect time to unleash your inner pumpkin artist. Head over to Titletown with your “boo crew” and get ready to carve some gourd-geous pumpkin masterpieces – all supplies are included!
You’ll also enjoy live music, fun fall photo ops, giant games, arts and crafts, face painting, trick-or-treat surprises, fall-themed food, and more! All activities are free for the whole fam.
October 28th from 10am - 4pm
1065 Lombardi Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54304
If you’ve been patiently waiting in your lederhosen and dirndls for the Oktoberfest line-up, don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too! Here are some of the Green Bay area’s best Oktoberfest celebrations to enjoy this fall.
Bring out your favorite bierstein for some of the best beer of the year at Stillmank Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest on September 30th! You can expect a wide range of beers, live music, and delicious food from the Booyah Shed. Prost!
Oktoberfest at Stillmank Brewing Company
September 30th from 12pm - 9pm
Stillmank Brewing Company
215 North Henry St.
Green Bay, WI 54302
If you’re a beer lover, you don’t want to miss Craftoberfest, one of the state’s largest beverage sampling events ever! You’ll get a chance to try hundreds of craft beers, wines, spirits, and more to sample, plus food from Scrapyard Smoker, Maldonados, and Bay Area Burger Company!
And if you’re looking for an extra special experience, consider purchasing Top Shelf tickets, which grant you access to top-shelf beverage offerings and a complimentary meal, as well as a private seating area with a balcony overlooking the event.
General admission tickets are $45. First Call tickets are $60. Top Shelf tickets are $95. All attendees must be 21 or older.
October 7th from 3pm - 6pm
820 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54304
Shawano comes alive on October 7th with German music, dancing, food and drinks, and tons of shopping and activities for all to enjoy! Sample food and drinks from seven different restaurants and food trucks and peruse over 45 craft vendors. There will also be plenty of children’s activities hosted by the Shawano County Library and Shawano County 4-H, as well as a free pumpkin giveaway! And if that’s not enough, there’s going to be chainsaw pumpkin carving. Yeah, you read that right.
Downtown Shawano Octoberfest
October 7th from 10am - 3pm
100 & 200 blocks of Main Street in Shawano
It’s time to go big or gourd home.
As the days get shorter and the air turns crisper, these fall festivals provide the perfect opportunity to savor the season's magic. Whether you're carving pumpkins, dancing to live music, or indulging in delicious treats, these events bring the best of fall to our community… and beyond!