With its gently rolling hills and modern cities, Wisconsin is a diverse state with opportunities for all types of visitors. The cities of Milwaukee and Madison offer visitors a wide choice of urban attractions, including museums, festivals and abundant shopping. Visitors who favor a more rustic getaway will find plenty of destinations in Wisconsin's rivers, lakes and forests.
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This early to mid-August event occurs annually at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. It's the state's largest and most historic event which centers on agriculture traditions. In addition to booths and exhibits, there's plenty of entertainment. From tractor pulls to star-studded concerts, few events get as much attention as the Wisconsin State Fair.
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Celebrate Irish heritage in Mid-August at Irish Fest. The lakefront music festival features over 100 bands with Celtic style and influence. This family-friendly event is perfect for children with its parade, freckle contest, storytellers, and crafts. The marketplaces filled with jewelry, baskets, and art are perfect for souvenir shopping.
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The largest cranberry festival offers something for everyone in late September. Since its founding in 1973, attendance has risen to triple digits. With its large number of arts and crafts, flea market, and farm market vendors, you're in for an exciting weekend of fun. Bring your appetite. You'll want to sample the different cranberry products being offered at the event.
The population of Warrens, WI, swells to over 100,000 the last full weekend in September for the annual Cranberry Festival. With three miles of vendors, a large high school marching band parade, arts and crafts contests, marsh tours, and plenty of food, there's something fun for the whole family.
One of the most popular autumn festivals in the state, Oktoberfest promises nine days of food, fun, and German tradition. With over 150,000 people in attendance, where else do you get to listen to German music, eat authentic German food, and take part of a tradition that started in 1961?
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Just in time for fall, the October Bayfield Apple Festival offers an experience like no other. Deemed the "Best Festival in Wisconsin by Wisconsin Trails Magazine, it has the small town atmosphere needed to pull off a festival centered on apples. Gorge yourself on fresh apple pies, tarts, and caramel apples.