West Bend Fall Events

Autumn is a fantastic time to experience West Bend – the colors are changing by the day, the air is fresh and there are festive events happening every week. From haunted tours to art exhibits, people of all ages will find something to enjoy in West Bend this fall.
Here’s a sample of what’s happening in West Bend in coming weeks.

On Oct. 7, there will be an opening exhibition party for some fantastic new shows at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. View three new exhibitions: Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In A Time Neither Now Nor Then; Romano Johnson: The Glitterati and Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades. Meet artists Gerit Grimm and Romano Johnson while enjoying live music, light snacks, and a special Studio Saturday.

On Oct. 11, the old Washington Courthouse and Old Jailhouse will host a haunted tour. “Imprisoned Spirits: Paranormal Museum Tours” run from 7pm to 10pm and will detail some of the unsettling and bizarre phenomena that have taken place in this historic site. Be on the lookout for ghosts! 

On Oct. 13, kids in costume take to the streets downtown for Fall Fest. This annual trick or treat event is a lot of fun for little ghosts and goblins. To find a participating business, just look for the pumpkin in the window. There will be lots of spectacular activities for the whole family to enjoy, including face painting and balloon art. Pumpkin bowling is new to the event this year. It’s easy and fun: just roll a small pumpkin, knock down pins and win prizes! Learn more.

On Saturdays through Oct. 28, the Downtown West Bend Farmer’s Market takes place. The market is one of Wisconsin’s largest, featuring fruit, vegetables, crafts and more. It’s the perfect place to pick up a pumpkin and some fresh apples. Learn more.

See details of additional upcoming events, including West Bend’s signature holiday events here.

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