This is the season where nature is reborn in vibrant color and comfort can be found in a cup. Middleton has many ways to celebrate fall—here’s what you need to plan an unforgettable trip.
Perfection in a glass
Toast the season at Capital Brewery, home to a special seasonal brew that’s available now. If you haven’t tried Capital Oktoberfest, you’re in for a treat—taste it and you’ll see why this beer has won a trophy case full of awards, including a coveted gold at the Beverage Testing Institute’s World Beer Championships. On nice days, you can sip this brewed perfection in the brewery’s Bier Garten. The Bier Garten has been open to the public with some special safety precautions—check with the brewery for the latest details on hours and procedures.
In Wisconsin, the smell of charcoal is in the air—peak bratwurst grilling season is here. While you might be tailgating at home these days, it’s no time to let up on your grilling game. Head to the National Mustard Museum to stock up on mustards that will be the perfect topping to your favorite brat. While there, you can learn about the fascinating history of this storied condiment and ponder why anyone would want to “hold the mustard.”
Sweater season is here! Check out stylish fall offerings at Greenway Station, a 51-acre lifestyle and shopping center located on the southwestern edge of Middleton. The open-air center is home to a variety of fine retailers. Head downtown to the historic district to discover a charming mix of stores offering items you won’t find anywhere else. Shoppers will find ample free parking, and it’s a pleasant place for a fall stroll.
Middleton’s comfortable lodging properties offer all of today’s modern amenities and ideal locations near Middleton’s trails, stores, attractions and restaurants. Enjoy quality, affordability and superior service. Your stay is also good for the planet—seven of eight hotels in the city are Travel Green Certified!
Fun fall events
For families looking to get outdoors this fall, a StoryWalk® in downtown Middleton combines exercise, reading and Halloween fun.
Come downtown to Middleton from Oct. 1-31 for an outdoor, interactive reading of “Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.” The StoryWalk® takes readers on a 20-stop reading adventure to different businesses to read a page or two from the book with a coordinating activity and a free copy of the book! The map and businesses are numbered so that readers can follow the stops in order and find out what happens next in the story. Click here for details.
The City of Middleton is also hosting a Halloween Costume Contest in correlation with the StoryWalk® — take a photo at one of the stops and submit via Instagram by Nov. 1. Details are also here.
Greenway Station Pumpkin Pyramid
It’s back! The famed Greenway Station Pumpkin Pyramid returned at the beginning of October. Come down to Greenway Station and see this massive tribute to fall and pumpkins, take a photo and enjoy the season!
Less than 10 minutes from Middleton are two locally owned pumpkin patches: Kalscheuer’s Pumpkin Patch (located at 7054 County Road K) and Heise Pumpkin Patch (located at 4950 High Road), which are both open through Oct. 31. About 15 minutes out of town is Enchanted Valley Acres in Cross Plains, open through Nov. 1.