Tri-County Kids - 20 Things to Do Yet This Fall!


How is October almost halfway over?! The leaves are falling and the autumn sun is getting a bit chillier already, but that doesn't mean all of the fun has to come to a screeching halt. There's still plenty of time for apple picking, fall fairs, hayrides, festivals, and Halloween .

Our Fall Festivities Guide is a bumper-crop resource full of fun events happening all over the Tri-County area. Many of our picks are mostly free or inexpensive. Read on for 20 of our top picks of things to do yet this fall (listed in random order):

1. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through autumn woods full of brilliant colored leaves at Bulitz Pumpkin Farm, leading to a gigantic field full of pumpkins for the pickin’!

2. Go on a Halloween Candlelight Cave Tour, visiting trails and caves by candlelight while meeting some unusual personalities with strange stories!

3. Make a yummy autumn dish with fresh winter squash from Wilfert Farms, including acorn, buttercup, butternut, celebration (a hybrid of acorn) and spaghetti.

4. Experience a howling good time at the Zoo Boo – the perfect pre-trick or treating event with games, surprises, and refreshments for the whole family!

5. Get lost (and found again!) at Meuer Farm’s gigantic corn maze dedicated to Service Motor Company.

6. Head out for downtown Halloween during Manitowoc’s Treat Street - The perfect alternative for the younger kids and a great way for moms & dads to warm up between stops!

7. Ride the adorable and one-of-a kind barrel train at Pleasure Valley Llamas and Pumpkins – choo! choo!

8. Eat a scrumptious, homemade apple cider donut at Heritage Orchard, washed down with fresh apple cider.

9. Dress in costume and get ready for a night of trick-or-treat and Halloween fun thousands of twinkly lights illuminate the Bookworm gardens during their magical Happily Haunted Gardens!

10. Spend Halloween at the Mansion! The Rahr-West Art museum hosts a FREE family-friendly evening of costumes, stories, and crafts and trick or treating in the mansion.

11. Pick out a FREE pumpkin as Mulberry Lane Farm celebrates their Pumpkin Harvest.

12. Visit the Enchanted Forest – an “unscary” alternative for Halloween as Sheboygan County 4-H transforms the grounds of Camp Riversite with games, hay rides, and more!

13. Have a “hauntingly good time” at the Halloween POPS concert in Elkhart Lake – an evening of fun at a unique and entertaining Halloween Concert.

14. Decorate your front porch with pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, squash, and broom corn – all found at Speiker’s Pumpkin Farm.

15. A fun Halloween party that can only be found in our neck of the woods, Tubs & Treats at the Kohler Design Center features seasonal crafts, trick-or-treating, games, and more!

16. Visit the animals and enjoy made-from-scratch breakfast with an autumn flair (think pumpkin pancakes and apple cider muffins!) at Whispering Orchards Café.

17. Let your kids have a blast with Duck Races, Mini-Monster Maze, Pumpkin Bowling and more at Polly’s Pumpkin Patch.

18. Roll up your sleeves and lets make some spine chillingly & horrifyingly delicious treats at J.E. Hamilton House Spooky Treats!

19. Check out the country shop at Dutter Gibbsville Orchard for plump, fresh apples along with jams, jellies and unique gift items.

20. Take part in a game of Snap-Apple, hear stories from the Grimm Brothers over a campfire, assist the grave digger, and take part in various crafts and puzzles during All Hallow's Eve at Pinecrest Historic Village.


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