Looking for kid-friendly fall fun? Introduce them to farm life at Schuster’s Playtime Farm, where there’s a newly-themed corn maze each year. Or visit Enchanted Valley Acres, featuring quintessential fall activities for all ages including a giant slippery slide, hayrides and pumpkin bowling. Both provide a blend of nature, agriculture and old-fashioned fun!
SPECTRUM OF SPORTS
Attending a Badger football game is a must when you visit Madison in fall! We offer an array of spectator sports for men’s and women’s teams. Before you go, read our Game Day itinerary which features tips about pre- and post-game activities.
This year, the Madison Capitols start their hockey season in October. This junior hockey league showcases players 20-years-old and younger and is a feeder system for NCAA Division I teams. Sports fans should also check out the Madison Area Sports Commission, which brings many diverse sporting events to the area, including the CrossFit Games and Ironman Wisconsin.
Madison is home to a variety of festivals in the fall, including, of course, beer festivals abound. These include the annual Isthmus OktoBEERfest, featuring more than 40 craft brewers and artisan sausage and cheese makers, and the Thirsty Troll Brew Fest in nearby Mount Horeb.
To learn more about our fall food festivals, search by “food and drink” events in our events calendar or check out the Food Events & Tours section of our site.
ESSENTIAL MADISON EXPERIENCES
Savor and explore like never before with a line of hands-on experiences to take you deeper into Madison’s eclectic culture. Learn from experts and go behind the scenes with some of Madison’s favorite attractions. Don’t just sightsee, experience.