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.


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 is open and dog-friendly during non-events.

Also, Capital Brewery will celebrate its first ever Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 25!

While in town, check out Hidden Cave Cidery and its dog-friendly patio, or Grape Water Wine Bar downtown!

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 “Trick Arr Treat,” by Leslie Kimmelman and illustrated by Jorge Monlongo. The StoryWalk® takes readers on a 23-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 more details.

Haunted Hustle
Haunted Hustle in Middleton

Haunted Hustle
The Haunted Hustle is an annual event in Middleton the weekend of Oct. 23-24, beginning at Keva Sports Center. There will be a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, Zombie Walk, and kids’ race.

Greenway Station Pumpkin Pyramid

The Greenway Station’s pumpkin pyramid is always something to look forward to! Set up in the heart of Greenway Station, this massive monument to the season’s favorite squash will be on display through the end of October. There are straw bales set up at its base, perfect for photos!

Middleton Visitors Center at The Depot

The Depot

Stop by the old historic Depot and Middleton Visitors Center in downtown Middleton (1811 Parmenter Street). The visitors center is closed temporarily for renovations, but the historic train wagon is fall photo-ready.

Heise Pumpkin Patch
Heise Pumpkin Patch, Middleton


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.

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 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. There is no paid parking 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. Your stay is also good for the planet — seven of eight hotels in the city are Travel Green Certified!


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