Fall Festival Weekend Preview

It’s that time of year again, the Wisconsin Dells Fall Festival Weekend is upon us! Taking place from October 17-19, the Fall Festival Weekend is a time for celebration! Here’s a preview of what to expect at this year’s event.

Friday – 10/17

The Dells Craft Beer Walk will be taking place on Friday, October 17th from 5pm-10pm. This event takes place throughout downtown Wisconsin Dells, and is the perfect event for brew fanatics! Tickets are available for just $10 in advance, and $20 the day of the beer walk. Participants will be able to exchange their ticket at the Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau (701 Superior Street) for a custom, craft beer mug and a program highlighting the participating beers and taverns. Craft brews from several states will be highlighted, with a spotlight on Wisconsin specialties including Leinenkugel’s, Lakefront Brewery, New Glarus Brewery, Port Huron Brewing Co., Capital Brewery, Point Brewery and many more! All participants are required to show a valid ID on the day of the event.

Saturday -10/18

Saturday kicks off a huge day of family-friendly fun! Formerly known as Autumn Harvest Fest, this year’s events will be held throughout the day from 9am-5pm. Families can enjoy free admission to the petting zoo, Kids Kraft Corner, magic show, live entertainment, ring toss, and scarecrow stuffing contest. A dollar goes a long way at this festival! For just $1 each, visitors can enjoy pumpkin decorating, face painting and caricatures. Youngsters can also enjoy pony rides for just $2! Concessions will be provided from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

The coveted Dells on Tap will take place from 1pm-5pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. This ticketed, wristband-only event features taste testing from a variety of Wisconsin microbrews. Classic Wisconsin favorites will be served as well as little-known brewery flavors. Brewmasters will be accompanying their creations, so you’ll have a chance to ask questions about your favorites! Whether you are a golden brew fan, a hoppy IPA tester, or a stout fanatic, the Dells on Tap event is for you!

Sunday – 10/19

Get in the fall spirit with the Halloween-themed 5K Walk/Run event on Sunday (9am start time). All 5K Walk/Run participants will receive a long-sleeved t-shirt and goody bag! Strollers are permitted, dogs are invited and Halloween costumes are encouraged at this family-friendly 5K. Awards and prizes will be awarded to the best individual costume and best group costume!

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