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Events Continued

Sept. 22

Apple Harvest Festival

Apple market, children’s games and activities, horse-drawn hayrides, scarecrow competition, hiking prairie trails, viewing wildlife and plant exhibits and live music.

Retzer Nature Center


Sept. 22

Classic Car Show at Hoyt Park

Hoyt Park


Sept 22

Fromm Petfest

Free event for two-legged and four-legged attendees.

Summerfest grounds


Sept. 22-23

Doors Open Milwaukee

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Various Locations


Sept. 22-Nov. 4

Where the Coleuses Grow

Fall Floral Show

Mitchell Park Domes


Sept. 28-30

Harvest FAir

Features live entertainment, and plenty of activities for the entire family. Activities include scarecrow making, farmers market, amusement rides, pumpkin bowling, hayrides and much more. The Associated Bank Amphitheater features nightly headliners, and other entertainment can be found at the Budweiser Pavilion, Saz's Miller High Life Pavilion and Knucklehead. Free admission. Hours are 5-11pm Fri., 9am-11pm Sat. and 9am-5pm Sun. Visit Maker Faire Milwaukee on the same weekend.

Wisconsin State Fair Park



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Sept. 9

Historic Day

All buildings will be open with a parade at 2pm. Includes a working blacksmith, barrel rides for kids and food vendors. Free.

New Berlin Historical Park, 19765 National Ave, New Berlin.


Sept. 15

Urban Forest Fest

Climb a tree, or just stop by to enjoy the sculptures and the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. Other activities include sawmill demonstrations, urban wood furniture makers, an info fair, hands-on art and nature activities, and the Falafel Guys food truck.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Sept. 15

Milwaukee River Challenge

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Menomonee and Milwaukee Rivers


Sept. 15

Holy Hill Arts & Crafts Fair

More than 230 arts and craftsmen present their work in a natural setting.

Holy Hill, Hwy 167


Sept. 15-16

Orchid Show & Sale

Mitchell Park Domes


Sept. 15-16

Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival

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Sept. 21-Oct. 21

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Boerner Botanical Gardens