• Pumpkin picking

    The Appleberry Farm

    Let’s go go pumpkin picking

  • Spooktacular Vendor and Crafts Fair for OccuPaws Guide Dogs

    Alliant Energy Center

    We are excited to announce the HUGE Spooktacular Vendor & Craft Fair to Benefit OccuPaws Guide Dogs! Each day the show will feature 110+ booths of handmade crafts, artists, vendors and other fun booths! Get a jump start on Holiday shopping, or just spend a great day browsing for yourself! As a BONUS…there will be free parking and free admission! Support OccuPaws Guide Dogs in their giant raffle as well or shop for your furry friend at their booth as well! This event is family and kid friendly and costumes are encouraged as many vendors will have candy available for trick or treating!

  • Pumpkin Carving and Potluck 🎃

    Mendota County Park

    A great way to usher in Halloween season imo would be to have a potluck and pumpkin carving in Mendota County Park. You don't have to carve pumpkins but I'd ask that you bring something for the potluck.

  • Wondrous Wetlands Watercolor Workshop at Olbrich Gardens

    Olbrich Botanical Gardens

    Join artist Janet Flynn and the International Crane Foundation staff for a morning of watercolor creation and Whooping Crane discovery. You will leave with your own watercolor and a new appreciation for the importance of wetlands for cranes and humans. No experience needed to enjoy this workshop - beginners are encouraged to join. All supplies provided. Instructors: Janet Flynn, Artist with International Crane Foundation Saturday, October 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Deadline: October 4 Cost: $38/$30 member | Course Number: 21-28 You can register for the event here: http://www.olbrich.org/education/register.cfm

  • Pheasant Branch Conservancy - Restoration Work Day

    Pheasant Branch Conservancy

    The Friends of Pheasant Branch host volunteer work days on various Saturdays throughout the year, where you can sign up to help with restoration efforts for a few hours. Work varies - activities may be pulling invasives, gathering seeds, etc. I figured I'd post this up for anyone interested in restoration and/or volunteer opportunities. I've been to some of these before and they can be quite fun and educational! IMPORTANT: if you decide to go, make sure to email [masked] to make sure they know you're coming; that way, they can let you know of any important updates or if there is a weather-related cancellation. More info can be found at https://pheasantbranch.org/event/restoration-work-day/2019-10-05/. Info regarding other opportunities to volunteer can be found at https://pheasantbranch.org/events/category/restoration-event/.

  • Apple Picking!

    Apple Barn Orchard and Winery

  • Hike through Morton Forest

    Morton Forest County Park

    Shout-out to Ben for suggesting this one! Moving it to end of September as it sounds like it's better in the fall

  • Tour of Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue ($9 Admission Fee)

    One of our members suggested the Big Cat Rescue as a cool place to go see - they offer tours from 10 AM to 5 PM every day during the summer. According the website, admission is $9 (I don't know if they take card, so it might be a good idea to bring cash for the admission). I'd also highly recommend bringing a bit of extra cash with you in order to make an additional donation (if you want to). Come see the lions, tigers, leopards, and more! The rescue is approximately an hour long drive, so it might be a good idea to carpool - we can discuss that in the comments. For more information on who they are, what they do, and what they offer, check out their website at https://www.wisconsinbigcats.org/Wisconsin-Big-Cat-Rescue-Education-Center.

  • Fall Fest at the Fitchburg Farmer's Market

    5500 E Cheryl Pkwy

    Celebrate the start of autumn with your friends and neighbors at Fall Fest at the Fitchburg Center Farmer's Market. Besides the regular vendors, you'll be able to enjoy ... Culver's Frozen Custard Sundaes Free Carriage Rides Live Music This event is made possible through a generous donation of the Agora Retailers. Times: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM