SHEBOYGAN COUNTY – Autumn brings both beauty and change in Wisconsin, and it also brings a wide range of activities for all ages. Here are some of October’s highlights in our area.
5th Annual Fall Harvest Days featuring All Things Wisconsin Made – Friday, Oct. 7-Sunday, Oct. 9, Rumely Acres, W1545 County Road MM, Cleveland
This free fall festival has something for everyone. There will be demonstrations such as blacksmithing, sawing logs, threshing and more, crafts, a flea market, and a kids area with games and barrel train rides. For food, there will be a brat fry and Wisconsin cheese stand all three days, a fish fry on Friday, a chicken dinner on Saturday, and other favorites such as kettle corn. Saturday night will also feature live music by The NIX from 6-10 p.m.
Fall Family Fun Day at Spieker’s Pumpkin Farm – Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m., N1181 WIS-57, Random Lake
Enjoy two of fall’s favorite traditions: picking out a pumpkin and finding your way through a corn maze. The day will also include concessions, a petting farm and raffles. Raffles of $5 or more receive a voucher for a free pumpkin up to 10 pounds. For additional fun, you can even take a hay ride to pick out your pumpkin.
Oktoberfeast 2022 – Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., Nourish Farms, 100 Alfred Miley Ave., Sheboygan Falls
Mix, mingle and enjoy Sheboygan County’s finest food at this fundraiser by the Young Professionals Network and Sheboygan County Chamber. Admission to this 21-and-over event will include food samples from every participating restaurant. The night will also include live music by Tonic Roots, bucket raffles and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Boos and Brews – Friday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Bookworm Gardens, 1415 Campus Drive, Sheboygan
This fun festival at the beautiful Bookworm Gardens will feature thousands of lights, live music by Nitro Five, food trucks, bonfires with s’mores, and a festive selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Admission to the 21-and-over event is $15 for Bookworm Gardens members and $18 for non-members before Oct. 13, and $18 for members and $21 for non-members after. For tickets, go to www.bookwormgardens.org/boos-brews.
Concordia Society Oktoberfest – Saturday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Activity Center, 2722 Henry St., Sheboygan
Enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest with the Concordia Singing Society, the local German mixed voiced chorus. The event will feature an Oktoberfest dinner of large smoked pork chops with red cabbage, German potato salad, dessert and coffee, and a concert by the Concordia Singers and Schnapps und Tanz Kombo. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased from any Concordia members, or by calling 920-286-1943. RSVP by Oct. 6.
Ladies Nite Out – Thursday, Oct. 20, 5-9 p.m., Sheboygan Falls
This one is all about the ladies, as Sheboygan Falls’ Chamber-Main Street hosts this popular event. The city’s restaurants and shops will offer great bargains, sales, in-store drawings, a PINK raffle and more. Ladies can also pre-register for a tote bag at the Chamber-Main Street office (504 Broadway St.) for only $10. The tote bags will be distributed at Fasse Decorating Center (215 Pine St.). To purchase a bag online, go to https://sheboyganfalls.org/product/ladies-nite-out-ticket/.
The Original Trash ‘N Treasure Indoor Rummage Sale – Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 730 County Road PPP, Sheboygan Falls
This huge rummage sale will have thousands of items for sale, including furniture, household goods, crafts, holiday décor, outdoor items, sports memorabilia, toys and more. There will also be a bake sale and brat fry onsite. The bag and cart sale will start at 2 p.m.
Jazzoween! A Jazzy Halloween Party! – Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m., Laack’s Tavern & Ballroom, W4302 County Road JM, Sheboygan Falls
Laack’s inaugural Jazzoween will feature live jazz music by the Paine Street Ramblers, a costume contest, spooky party games, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and drink specials all evening. The costume contest will have cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased through eventbrite.com.
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