Experience Fall in Small Towns Across Wisconsin

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Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning out all of your fall adventures! Whether you’re ready to explore the beautiful fall colors on a long drive or you’re planning to attend one of the amazing fall festivals, Wisconsin has plans for you! Here you can learn more about 3 fall activities you need to add to your calendar this year.

Bayfield Apple Festival 

Photo Credit: Bayfield Apple Festival via Facebook

Join the fun this year at the 60th annual Bayfield Apple Festival from October 1st – 3rd, 2021! You don’t want to miss out on this celebration of the autumn harvest and Bayfield’s agricultural heritage. The festival will have over 60 food booths for you to sample the best local foods, places to explore fine arts and crafts, and live music by the Blue Canvas Orchestra of Big Top Chautauqua! 

If you’re interested in attending a special event check out the apple peeling contest, the crowning of the Apple Festival Queen, or sit back and watch the Grand Parade. Bayfield Apple Festival is known as one of Wisconsin’s premiere festivals along the shores of Lake Superior and has over 50,000 visitors each year!

While planning this fun fall adventure to Bayfield, be sure to book your stay at the Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Ashland. This beautiful hotel is located right in the heart of Ashland and has breathtaking views of the Chequamegon Bay. The amenities? Amazing! Modern rooms, fresh breakfast, and fitness center are there to help make your stay all that you want it to be. It offers a great drive to the festival and allows you to have a big city experience inside a small town. Learn more about the Cobblestone Inn & Suites in Ashland here. 

Fox Cities Farmers Markets 

Photo Credit: Downtown Appleton Farm Market via Facebook

You can’t go wrong with a trip spent exploring the farmers markets throughout the Fox Cities this fall. On Saturday’s you can visit the Downtown Appleton Farm Market, Oshkosh Farmers Market, Neenah Farmers Market, and the Downtown Kaukauna Farmers Market. These markets have vendors selling fresh fruits, veggies, handcrafted items, baked goods, and live music! On Wednesdays from 3-7pm you can experience the Greenville Farmers Market and on Thursdays from 4-7pm you can visit the Menasha Farm Fresh Market where you’ll find prepared foods to snack on as you stroll throughout the market. 

While planning your trip to wander the amazing farmers markets that are located throughout the Fox Cities, be sure to plan a stay at the Neenah Cobblestone Hotel & Suites. Located just minutes from both downtown Neenah and downtown Appleton, this hotel is a perfect stay for exploring the Fox Cities this fall! Bonus, this hotel is connected to the Wissota Chophouse where you can sit back and enjoy a craft beer, delicious steak, or their daily happy hour. This convenient location is the perfect hotel near all the area has to offer, especially the wonderful farmers market throughout this fall!

Leaf it to Rusk Fall Festival

If you’re ready to celebrate fall, make a trip to Ladysmith for the Leaf it to Rusk Fall Festival this year! The fall festival is a county-wide celebration that kicks off with a beer, wine, and cheese tasting event. There will be farmers markets, the railroad display, historical museum art displays, live music, a car show and much more! Be sure to check out the guided hikes and tours of the Felsenmeer and Gundy’s Canyon. 

Insider tip: If you want to see the best views and fall colors in Rusk County, take a ride on the chair lift on Christie Mountain! 

Settle down at night with a stay at the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Ladysmith. This cabin-like hotel makes you feel intertwined with the Northwoods and is only minutes away from the festival. If you want to do more while in town, the hotel is located near the Flambeau River State Forest, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, and the Pershing Wildlife area (all great for hiking, wildlife viewing, and more outdoor fun)! Learn more and book your stay here. 


We all know Wisconsin has beautiful fall colors, but these fall events add a topper to the changing leaves! Which event are you going to attend this year? Let us know in the comments below! Or, if we missed your favorite event… drop that in the comments too! Wherever you venture off to this fall, be sure to check out if there is a Cobblestone Hotel near you! 

If you haven’t already… Be sure to listen now our first ever bonus episode on The Cabin Podcast: ‘7 Small Towns in Wisconsin We Love’!

About Cobblestone Hotels: Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Cobblestone Hotels, LLC prides itself on filling the lodging needs of communities throughout the United States through its select brands. Since its first property opened in Clintonville, Wisconsin in January of 2008, the brand has expanded to more than 160 locations open or under construction, spread across 27 states. With more than 50 locations under development, Cobblestone Hotels is one of the fastest-growing hotel brands in the country. The cohesive approach of community and entrepreneurship provides the catalyst for success.

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Kortnee Hass: Digital Media Associate for Discover Mediaworks. A Wisconsin ‘now & forever’ transplant with a soft spot for squeaky cheese curds, craft breweries, and all things Wisconsin tourism.

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