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 – 4:00 — Vintage Car Show on Bell Street
10:00 – 4:00 — Farmer’s Market on Le Sueur and Main Streets
10:00 – 4:00 — Wapple Cone Company on Main Street
10:00 – 4:00 — Outside Rock Cutting & Polishing Demos by Ricky Rocks and JEM
10:00 – 4:00 — Artisan Booths & Demonstrations on Main, Le Sueur, & Bell Street
10:00 – 4:00 — Bicycle Apple Cider Press* by the kids tent on Le Sueur Street, *while supplies last
11:00 – 3:00 — Tie-Dye Party at Adventure Vacations *while supplies last
11:00 – 3:00 — Junior the Clown Making Balloon Animals & Face Painting by the kids tent
11:00 – 3:00 — Make Your Own Birdhouse & Pumpkin Fun *while supplies last
11:00 – 4:00 — College Football & Tailgate Party at Beach Club, Drink Specials, Hot Dogs & Brats, Army vs, Wisconsin. Stop by and see the “Lambeaulance”, Go Pack Go!
11:00 – 5:00 — Anything Goes Show at La Pointe Center Art Gallery
Noon – 2:00 — Kids Scavenger Hunt
Noon – 3:00 — Wine & Specialty Food Tastings at Mission Hill Coffee Shop >>> Big Sales!!!
1:00 – 3:00 — Demo’s at Woods Hall Craft Shop and Gallery
3:00 – 5:00 — Gallery Closing Party at La Pointe Center Art Gallery
Make sure to take advantage of these Fall Fest deals! Family Bike discount, (25% off for 4 or more) at Motion to Go
* Please consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household, and respect Madeline Island businesses rules and regulations regarding Covid precautions