Fall is what many locals believe is the best time to be on Madeline Island. The third weekend in October is always our Family Fall Fest on Madeline Island. This is a festive time for families to take advantage of the last good weather of the season and enjoy the vivid fall colors on a spectacular island setting.
Among the many free family friendly events that take place during Family Fall Fest are pumpkin decorating, birdhouse building, face painting, clowns, music, and much more.
For the adults, we have numerous street vendors with everything from Wapples, which are waffles filled with apple cheesecake and caramel sauce, to locally crafted wares from jewelry makers and many of the local artisans.
Featured are also several interactive events. Easily the most involving, and intriguing is the making of apple cider using a cider press and apples gathered from all over the island. You can also watch candles be made at Madeline Island Candles, make a tie dye shirt at Adventure Vacations, or learn how to polish rocks at Ricky Rocks & JEM. We hope to have these and more to add to the enjoyment of Family Fall Fest on Madeline Island, a small-town festival for the whole family to enjoy!
CURRENTLY SEEKING VENDORS. If you are a vendor interested in participating in the Fall Fest this year, please contact Sharon at 715-747-2801.
To make arrangements to spend this fun family weekend on Madeline Island call us at 715-747-2801.
10:00 – 2:00 — Car Show by MAD I METALWORKS
10:00 – 3:00 — Farmer’s Market on Le Sueur and Main Streets
10:00 – 3:00 — Wapple Cone Company on Main Street
10:00 – 4:00 — Artisan Booths & Demonstrations on Main, Le Sueur, & Bell Street
10:00 – 4:00 — Apple Cider Press* in kids tent on Le Sueur Street, *while supplies last
10:00 – 5:00 — Rock cutting & polishing demo outside Ricky Rocks & JEM
11:00 – 3:00 — Tie-Dye Party at Adventure Vacations
11:00 – 3:00 — Fun with Junior the Clown and face painting, *kids tent*
11:00 – 4:00 — College Football & Tailgate Party at Beach Club, Drink Specials, Hot Dogs & Brats, Wisconsin vs. Illinois . Stop by and see the “Lambeaulance”, Go Pack Go!
11:00 – 5:00 — Free Cookies at Island Carvers, be sure to check out the fairy villages!
11:00 – 5:00 — Anything Goes Show at La Pointe Center Art Gallery
11:30 – 1:00 — Make your own birdhouse* Kids tent *while supplies last
11:30 -1:00 — Pumpkin Fun* kids tent *while supplies last
12noon–Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest
Noon – 3:00 –Wine & Specialty Food Tastings at Mission Hill Coffee Shop > > > Big Sales!!! Noon – 3:00 — Smores at Bell Street Gallery *while supplies last
Noon – 3:00 — Candle Making Demonstration at Madeline Island Candles
1 :00 – 3:00 – Demo’s at Woods Hall Craft Shop and Gallery
4:00 – Close — Black & White Party at The Pub; closing night: 4pm Bar opens & 6pm Buffet Dinner
Make sure to take advantage of these Fall Fest deals! Family Bike discount, (25% off for 4 or more) at Motion to Go
1/2 off all admission at Madeline Island Museum