Family Fall Fest – October 19, 2019


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 family friendly events that take place during Family Fall Fest are pumpkin decorating, a children’s costume parade, face painting, clowns and much more.

For the adults, we have numerous street vendors with everything from Wapples, which are waffles filled with apple cheese cake and caramel sauce, to handcarved wooden spoons, to locally crafted wares from jewelry makers and many of the local artisans.

Last fall, to the great delight of all involved, we featured a number of interactive events. Easily the most involving and intriguing was the making of apple cider using a bicycle-powered cider press and apples gathered from all over the island. Kids stood in line right up to 7 p.m. for a chance to ride that bike! And enough cider was made to send a bottle home with all who participated. You could also take part in making hand made soap at Madeline Island Candles.  We hope to have these and more to add to the enjoyment of the day this fall on Madeline Island.

CURRENTLY SEEKING VENDORS. If you are a vendor interested in participating in the Fall Fest this year, please contact Sharon at 715-747-2801.

pdf_icon  Download the Family Fall Fest Schedule

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