Summer is coming to a close and Fall is almost here! Ready to celebrate the season? Check out our list of Autumn events that you don't want to miss!
1.) Browns Lake Aquaducks Show Labor Day Weekend
Browns Lake Aquaducks wrap up the 2018 season with water-ski shows on Saturday and Sunday. Junior show at 4:30 p.m. followed by the main show at 6 p.m. See it from Fischer Park (30326 Durand Ave.) east of Burlington. Free admission.
2.) Party on the Pavement September 22nd
Racine's largest - and favorite street festival. Head to Downtown Racine from 12-7 p.m. for four stages of live music and entertainment, antique/unique vehicles, food and beverage, arts and crafts, children's activities, sports zone, carnival rides, and games.
Note that the Downtown portions of Main Street, Sixth Street, and Wisconsin Avenue will be closed. Parking is available ($2 all day) in all municipal parking ramps.
3.) Fall Harvest Days at the Racine County Fairgrounds September 14-16
Turn back the clock at Fall Harvest Days at the Racine County Fairgrounds! The SE Wisconsin Antique Power Collectibles Society presents displays of antique tractors, trucks, gasoline engines and farm equipment.
The entire family will enjoy demonstrations of corn shelling, hay baling, threshing and sawmill. Daily tractor parade, children's activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, flea market, farm toys and great, down-home food.
4.) Great Lakes Brew Fest September 15th
Great Lakes Brew Fest (GLBF) is the area's largest annual celebration of beer and brewing. You'll enjoy unlimited samples of 250+ craft beers, ciders, and sodas (including rare and limited releases). Food from local restaurants available for purchase. Live music.
General admission is $50; a designated driver is $18. VIP admission is $89; VIP designated driver is $29. (VIPs get 2 p.m. entry and first chance at specialty products). All paid attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass. GLBF benefits the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps.
5.) Franksville Food Truck Festival September 7 & 8
The Franksville Food Truck Fest is coming to Franksville Memorial Park this Fall! Featuring over 15 of the area's best food trucks, a craft beer & cider garden, a Vendor Village (featuring local businesses), a classic car show (w/25+ cars on Sat only), a 50/50 raffle plus bring the whole family to enjoy the enormous kid-designed 20,000 square foot Kids Connection Community Built playground.
6.) The Great Pumpkin Run at Swan's Pumpkin Farm September 29
The Great Pumpkin Run is a fall lovers dream. Dash 3.1 miles through the crisp, fall air. After crossing the finish line, sip some apple cider while enjoying fall fun with friends. Your favorite fall tradition continues!
Want a challenge? Try the Tough Pumpkin Challenge! We will supply you with a pumpkin to RUN WITH before the race. Cross the finish line with it intact and you’ll receive a second, exclusive Tough Pumpkin finisher medal that pairs perfectly with the regular bling!
Embrace the beautiful fall season from August through early November with Apple Holler’s special pick your own apples experience in their 74-acre orchard. Apple Holler was chosen as one of the ten Best Apple Orchards in USA Today’s 10 Best Award Contest – which was nationwide! Apple Holler has more than 30,000 select dwarf apple trees in 30 varieties. Check out their picking calendar to see when your favorites are ready for picking!