Fall is here! If you’re looking for something to do in the Madison, Wisconsin area, check out our list below to find our favorite local fall activities.


1. Head out to the farm.

Your fall getaway awaits you- just a few minutes from the city! Explore the corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, or enjoy a fall treat at one of the many Madison area farms like Schuster’s Farm in Deerfield or Enchanted Valley Acres in Cross Plains. Looking for more produce? Visit Eplegaarden in Fitchburg to pick your own apples!


  1. Visit the Dane County Farmers Market

The Dane County Farmers Market is the largest producer-only market in the country. The market is open through November and, while you might not find an abundance of tomatoes and corn, you’ll still find stands full of everything from apples and pumpkins to cheeses and breads. Be sure to visit early so your favorite vendors don’t sell out!


  1. Go for a run.

Looking for a way to stay active this fall? There are races to join in Madison to keep you busy almost every weekend! Some of our fall favorites include the Trick or Trot Walk/Run, Haunted HustleMadison Marathon, and Festival Foods Turkey Trot. Get outside and burn off all of that Halloween candy! 


  1. Take a walk.

Madison is overflowing with beautiful trails and parks! Take a walk out to the famous Picnic Point, explore the trails inside the 1,200 acre UW-Madison Arboretum, or enjoy the view of the skyline from the Lake Monona loop on the Capital City Trail. Want to escape the city? Take a drive up to Baraboo and hike the popular Devil’s Lake State Park trails or at Parfrey’s Glen.


  1. Explore Olbrich Gardens.

Even as the temperatures drop, Olbrich Gardens have a lot to offer! Stroll through the outdoor gardens and enjoy the fall colors. If it’s too rainy or chilly outside, you can head inside and explore the Bolz Conservatory, their indoor glass pyramid filled with 650+ plants.


  1. Visit AppleFest.

Fun for the whole family! To raise money for the local elderly communities, NewBridge is hosting their Annual AppleFest on October 19th. Activities include laser tag, a Trunk or Treat Car Show, face painting, bounce houses, live entertainment, book sale, and of course- lots of apples! Admission is only $2. 


  1. Cheer on the Badgers.

Did you think we’d write a post about the fall in Madison and not include football? It’s a Wisconsin tradition to head to Camp Randall on a chilly Saturday afternoon, get yourself some hot cocoa, and cheer on the Badgers. Be sure to include at least one game day with Bucky in your fall plans. Go Badgers!

What’s your favorite fall activity in the Madison area? Comment it below so we can check it out!



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