Three Fun Fall Festivals to Celebrate Cheese, Beer and Pumpkins
From cheese to pumpkins to beer, there's something for everyone at many fabulous and fun fall festivals this weekend throughout the Tri-States.
The Shullsburg Cheesefest is guaranteed to be a tasty affair on Saturday. This historic southwest Wisconsin hamlet will provide cheezy fun for everyone!
The day begins at 7 am with the Shullsburg Fire Department’s Annual Breakfast. From 9 am to 4 pm, it's nonstop fun with the McCoy Library book sale, cheese curd eating contests, juggling shows for the kids, great music, food, wine, and lots of cheese!
Shullsburg is already famous far and wide for its namesake creamery, so it will be no surprise that the town knows how to properly celebrate all things cheese with tastings and viewing events by local cheesemakers. Adding wine tasting, food vendors, arts, and crafts, stage entertainment, live music, and kids' activities mean a fun day for the entire family.
Shullsburg is a neat historic town with fun shops and restaurants to discover and enjoy. Few places pair as well with cheese for a fall festival as this southwest Wisconsin community.
Learn more and plan your day by visiting the Shullsburg Cheesefest Facebook Page
Galena will be tapping into its German Heritage in Depot Park at Oktoberfest hosted by the Galena Lion's Club. This quintessential community celebration includes weiner dogs, friendly competitions, great music, polka dancing, delicious food, and cold beer!
The festivities get underway at 9 am with the Midwest Health and Fitness Center 5K Walk/Run and continue throughout the day until 10 pm.
Read More: Celebrate Galena Oktoberfest with Lots of Brats, Beer, and Polka.
One of eastern Iowa's most prominent and prolific events is the 34th Annual Anamosa Pumpkinfest & Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-Off. It's happening Saturday, October 1st, from 8 am to 4 pm in Anamosa, Iowa.
Giant Pumpkin Registration begins at 8 am, awards at noon, and they are on display until 4 pm. At 9 am, the day gets going with the fun Pumpkinfest 5k Run/Walk. Click here to register.
For more event schedules and competition information, visit AnamosaPumpkinfest.com.
Read More: Anamosa's Annual Pumpkinfest is Always a Fun & Gourdeous Day!