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7th Annual Lincoln Lager Barleyfest

Oct 4, 2014 2pm - 6pm

Smith Center, 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI 54452
Craft Beer tasting festival with over 125 different beers. Live music, gourmet food, prizes, safe ride home program

Dan Wendorf, 715-536-7313 or

Harvest Festival

Oct 5, 2014 Starts at 9am

Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Drive, Wausau, WI 54401
Events include Old fashioned oat threshing and straw baling, Breakfast served 9am to noon, Soups served noon to 6:00 p.m., Live music from 11-3pm by Cow Tippers Country Band, Horse Drawn Carriage Driving Competition starting at 11am, Corn Maze open, Antique Tractor Display, Round barn open

715-675-1171 or

Autumn Fest in the Gardens!

Sep 27, 2014 11am - 3pm

Robert W. Monk Botanical Gardens • 1800 N. 1st Avenue, Wausau
Autumn Fest in The Gardens
Autumn Fest in The Gardens will be Saturday, Sept 27, from 11 am to 3 pm at Robert W. Monk Gardens. Admission is $1 per person and will be held rain or shine. There will be many activities available to the kids including: One of those big parachutes donated by DPI, letterboxing, face painting, Math in the Garden, Fall bingo, a professional story teller(Joni Hahn), a free soccer sized pumpkin for each child (sponsored by the Noon Optimists - limit 600), a photo opportunity, pumpkin decorating, garden tours, food (sponsored by Altrusa) and refreshments (sponsored by Coke) available for purchase as well as a fall themed bake sale (pumpkin, apple, cranberry etc) for purchase (sponsored by Benedictine Living Community).

Mike Hofmann,

Beef - A - Rama

Sep 27, 2014 9am - 8pm

Downtown Minocqua, WI

This outlandishly fun, world-renowned Northwoods event is in its 50th year. Oneida Street will be turned into a pedestrian mall for the day with over 50 businesses cooking roasts on the street. Torpy Park, on the edge of downtown Minocqua, will be bustling with artisans and crafters, children’s games, and live music. At 2:15 p.m. the famous Parade of Beef begins with roasters proudly wheeling and carrying their roasts down the street to Torpy Park. Live music acts including Usual Suspects and Hip Pocket will round out the day’s festivities. For a complete schedule of Beef-A-Rama activities and more information please go to

Beth Wetzler
Community Events Coordinator
Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce
715-356-5266 ~

Cranberry Fest

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm

Vilas County Fairgrounds and Downtown Eagle River
Everything cranberry and more! From fresh cranberries, craisins, delicious foods, pastries, and warm autumn drinks to homemade goods, arts and crafts, clothing and music. This annual festival draws nearly 50,000 people. As a special bonus our significant area forest are usually at "peak color" during this ever-popular fall season event.

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-359-6315