Fall Fun in Middleton

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 for an unforgettable trip.

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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 enjoy this and other seasonals on tap in the brewery’s Bier Garten. The Bier Garten is open and dog-friendly during non-events.

While in town, check out Hidden Cave Cidery and its dog-friendly patio while enjoying a Wisconsin-brewed hard cider, or venture downtown to have glass of wine indoors or out at Grape Water Wine Bar.

mustard for every season

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.”

Fun fall events

Halloween Downtown StoryWalk®
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 “The Great Aaa-Ooo!, by Johnny Lambert, as it takes readers on a 20-stop reading adventure to different businesses to read a page or two from the book with a coordinating activity . 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 more details.

Haunted Hustle
Haunted Hustle in Middleton

Haunted Hustle
The Haunted Hustle is an annual event in Middleton the weekend of Oct. 22-23, beginning at Keva Sports Center. There will be a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, Zombie Walk, and kids’ race, just to name a few. Registration is still open.

Fall Fun Series
There will be a Fall Fun Series held in Stone Horse Green (located in the center of Downtown Middleton at 7550 Hubbard Avenue).  All events at Stone Horse Green are free of charge.

Oct. 13: Outdoor showing of “Fanastic Mr. Fox”
Oct. 20: Outdoor showing of “Labyrinth”
Nov. 3: Live music with Ced Ba’etch

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition
Experience Van Gogh by fully immersing yourself in his art. The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit will be taking over 1700 Deming Way, Middleton (in Greenway Station) from Nov. 24, 2022, to Jan. 8, 2023. Tickets are on sale now.

Heise Pumpkin Patch

Heise Pumpkin Patch, Middleton

PumpkinS, APPLES & MORE

There are numerous pumpkin farms and apple orchards within driving distance of Middleton (this is Wisconsin, after all!) but here are a few that are less than 30 minutes drive from downtown.

The Bruce Company: this award-winning outdoor living center is a great place to pick up anything needed to perfect your lawn or decorate your front porch. They also have a large variety of pumpkins, gourds and mums this time of year. Located at 2830 Parmenter Street in Middleton.

Heise Pumpkin Patch: About 10 minutes from downtown

Kalscheuers Family Pumpkin Patch: less than 10 minutes from downtown

Enchanted Valley: 15 minutes from downtown

Eplegaarden Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Farm: 20 minutes from downtown

Anderson’s Pleasant Patch Pumpkins: 25 minutes from downtown

Treinen Farm: 25 minutes from downtown

Fall fashions

Sweater season is here! Check out stylish fall offerings at Greenway Station, a 51-acre lifestyle and shopping center located 7 minutes from Downtown 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. All parking is free in Middleton.

Relaxing lodging

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.

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